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TANGEDCO to break even in 2017-18

TANGEDCO to break even in 2017-18

Power utility TANGEDCO in Tamil Nadu, which had a loss of Rs 13,985 crore in 2013-14, is all set to achieve break-even this fiscal, after a gap of nearly 15 years, due to various measures including additional generation capacity and procurement of cheaper electricity.

The losses of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) came down steeply to Rs 3,783 crore in 2016-17 and the corporation would break-even this financial year, according to the policy note tabled in the state Assembly today by Electricity Minister P Thangamani.

 

Adani Power wants Rs 852 crore relief for Mudra power plant over coal shortage

Adani Power wants Rs 852 crore relief for Mudra power plant over coal shortage

Adani Power on 15-06-2017 filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC), claiming compensatory tariff of about Rs 852 crore due to costs its 4,620-MW thermal power plant in Mundra (Gujarat) has incurred after changes in coal distribution policies. The move follows the Sup...

Security firms warn of new cyber threat to electricity grid

Security firms warn of new cyber threat to electricity grid

Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission.

Analysis of the malware, known as Crash Override or Industroyer, indicates it was likely used in a...

Delhi RWAs, discoms angry over delay in appointing DERC Chief

Delhi RWAs, discoms angry over delay in appointing DERC Chief

Seven months after the Delhi government cancelled the appointment of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairperson Krishna Saini, the regulator continues to be run by a single member.

The delay in the appointment of a new chairperson and member in the three-member commission has upset di...

Solar power price slump to unsustainable levels

Solar power price slump to unsustainable levels

Solar power prices in India have hit rock bottom, but it is not all good news for the electricity-starved country as the phenomenon has hit investor confidence and threatens the country's effort to push its green credentials.

Cut-throat competition has driven prices down to unsustainable levels, unde...

Maharashtra power surplus: So, why are 19 lakh homes in the dark?

Maharashtra power surplus: So, why are 19 lakh homes in the dark?

Back in 2005, Maharashtra was plunged into darkness after state faces power cuts for more than 12 hours every day. As it turned out, the crises in 2005 was just the beginning and lasted for almost a decade when Maharashtra increased its power generation capacity.

Twelve years later, the state became ...

Push for digital payments, power crunch key reasons behind MP farmers' stir

Push for digital payments, power crunch  key reasons behind MP farmers' stir

The move to promote digital payment, electricity crunch and ban on the regulated sale of poppy husk are some of the reasons that led to the farmers' stir in Madhya Pradesh, a top government official said.

The state has been on the boil ever since the farmers launched an agitation last week seeking lo...

Electricity generation growth in May highest in many years

Electricity generation growth in May highest in many years

The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy statement mentions as a negative factor that "the output of eight core industries decelerated sharply in April on account of contraction in coal, crude oil and cement due to structural constraints and low demand. Furthermore, electricity generation deceler...

Indian Railways to set up 8,500 km of transmission lines to end dependence on state discoms

Indian Railways to set up  8,500 km of transmission lines to end dependence on state discoms

Indian Railways, which is working towards saving its energy bill and ending dependence on state discoms, is planning to expand its own power transmission lines by an additional 8,500 km.

At present the national transporter is working on setting up transmission lines across the dedicated freight corri...

Andhra Pradesh-Telangana showdown: AP stops supplying electricity

Andhra Pradesh-Telangana showdown: AP stops supplying electricity

Even with Andhra Pradesh being divided into two the animosity between the two states hasn't reduced. Starting a new dispute Andhra Pradesh has cut off the power supply to Telangana due to non-payment of Rs 4,440 crore.

However, The New Indian Express reported the Telangana state officials saying that...

India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

India’s electricity requirement seen soaring 37% in 5 years

Electrical energy requirement is expected to grow by 37% in five years, according to the 19th electric power survey (EPS) report released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The country needs 1,566 billion units (BUs) of energy in FY22, the report said.

Energy requirement in FY17 was close to...

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