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Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

Adani, Tata Power trim supplies to Gujarat as tariff ruling skews cost

The Supreme Court ruling setting aside a decision of the Central Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, effectively denying ‘compensatory tariff’ to Tata Power and Adani Power, has driven the producers to cut back power supply to Gujarat, citing financial unviability.

The two companies have suspended electricity supplies to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), the parent of discoms in Gujarat, saying higher imported fuel costs had skewed their financial viability. The companies have begun the phased lowering of supply at the peak of summer.

 

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

Focused reforms unleashed by the central government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year and improved India's position in global 'ease of getting electricity' ranking.

The compounded annual growth in power prices in the 2014-16 period stood at 3.27% again...

Gujarat writes to Centre to make Adani Power's Mundra plant viable

Gujarat writes to Centre to make Adani Power's  Mundra plant viable

The Gujarat government has written to the Centre saying the state faces an electricity crisis as Adani Power has told the state that running its imported coal-based power project at Mundra is increasingly becoming unviable.

Last month, Supreme Court denied compensation to Adani Power's Mundra power p...

Centre asks states to link electricity payment with Aadhaar

Centre asks states to link electricity payment with Aadhaar

The Centre  urged states to ensure digital payment of electricity bills through aadhaar- linked bank accounts. "It is not mandatory, but it is of interest for all of you. Because if you pay bill digitally through it, then it would be properly logged in that you paid the bill... This initiative ...

India To Go All Electric cars By 2030

India To Go All Electric cars By 2030

If the latest announcement by the Indian Union Minister Piyush Goyal comes to fruition, the cars plying on Indian roads would be all electric by the year 2030. The government plans to support the electric automobile industry in the mass rollout and build the necessary infrastructure required for cha...

Delhi’s inefficient electricity subsidies

Delhi’s inefficient electricity subsidies

Who doesn't like discounts or freebies, especially from the government? Subsidies aren't inherently wrong—they can help keep goods and services affordable, and encourage "good" things like education. The challenge is making them efficient and focused, so that they help the poor and deserving the mos...

Mumbai has 1.7 GW solar energy potential: IIT study

Mumbai has 1.7 GW solar energy potential: IIT study

Mumbai has the potential to generate 1.7 GW (giga watts) of solar energy for electricity, a report released by IIT Bombay  estimates.

The report was released by Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary of the Union Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. The study was conducted by two centres of IIT, the Nationa...

Karnataka power tariff up by 8%

Karnataka power tariff up by 8%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) announced a hike of an average 8% in tariff for 2017-18 on Tuesday, against the 25% increase the Electricity Supply Companies (Escoms) had sought.

The average tariff increase is now 48 paise per unit, ranging from 15 paise to 50 paise per unit, f...

The truth behind India’s electricity exporter status

The truth behind India’s electricity exporter status

The ministry of power last week claimed that India had become an electricity exporter for the first time. "As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the designated authority of government of India for cross border trade of electricity, first time India has turned around from a net importer of elec...

Bihar power tariff hike by 20 percent from April 1

Bihar power tariff hike by 20 percent from April 1

The residents of Bihar likely to have a major shock as there has been a hike in electricity rates by 20 percent of the existing rates. The new power tariff will be applicable from Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) had come up with an unprecedented hike of 55...

NTPC crosses 50 GW generation capacity mark

NTPC crosses 50 GW generation capacity mark

State-run NTPC has crossed the milestone of 50 GW power generation capacity which will help the country realise the goal of power for all.

Lauding the company's efforts, power minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Proud to announce that NTPC has crossed 50,000 MW of installed power generation capacity toda...

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