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RK Singh named new Power Minister, Goyal retains Coal Ministry

RK Singh named new Power Minister, Goyal retains Coal Ministry

The government has named former bureaucrat Raj Kumar Singh as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the ministry of power and new and renewable energy following the cabinet reshuffle on September 3.
Former Power Minister Piyush Goyal, who has been elevated to cabinet rank and named as the new minister of railways, will retain the ministry of coal while Haribhai Pratibhai Choudhary has been named as Minister of State for coal. Former Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the additional charge of the ministry of mines.

 

Wind power tariff hits new low of Rs.3.42

Wind power tariff hits new low of Rs.3.42

The price of wind-based electricity touched a new low of Rs 3.42 per unit at the auctions held on 29-08-2017 by Tamil Nadu’s state-owned electricity distribution company, Tangedco. The latest tariff is lower than the Rs 3.46 per unit discovered in the maiden wind auction held by the central governme...

Power companies refrain from bidding for Gujarat's low-cost electricity

Power companies refrain from bidding for Gujarat's low-cost electricity

Power generators stayed away from bidding for Gujarat government’s tender to acquire 1,000 MW of cheap electricity by selling coal at lower rates after the government allowed flexibility in utilisation of domestic coal amongst power generating stations.

State-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam had floated ...

India’s Power Demand Slumps As UDAY Fails to Supercharge the System

India’s Power Demand Slumps As UDAY Fails to Supercharge the System

UDAY – the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana scheme – was billed as a path-breaking reform that would provide a permanent solution to the woes of the power distribution sector, which is supposed to generate revenue for the entire electricity industry. However, reports coming from states suggest that the...

Extra surcharge on open access consumers: State regulators could follow uniform formula

Extra surcharge on open access consumers: State regulators could follow uniform formula

The power ministry has proposed that all state electricity regulators could follow a uniform formula to compute the extra surcharge on open access consumers. It has also suggested differential cross-subsidy surcharge for peak, normal and off-peak hours based on the time-of-day tariffs. This, the min...

National electricity policy: all you need to know in brief

National electricity policy: all you need to know in brief

The standing committee on Energy, reviewing the National Electricity Policy,has underscored the point that for increasing new generation capacities,appropriate technology may be considered. It highlighted that in case of hydro electricity, though the potential is 1,48, 701 MW, the current installed ...

NITI Aayog pitched for 24x7 power for all families, electric vehicles

NITI Aayog pitched for 24x7 power for all families, electric vehicles

Government think tank NITI Aayog has pitched for 24x7 electricity for all, bringing reforms in diesel and petrol pricing, and city gas distribution in 100 smart cities in its Three-Year Action Agenda released on 24-08-2017. The document, unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, also calls for step...

AP power discoms adopt BharatQR for payments

AP power discoms adopt BharatQR for payments

The Andhra Pradesh government on 21-08-2017 said its power distribution companies have started accepting payments through BharatQR. The Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Ltd (EPDCL) and the Southern Power Distribution Corporation of AP Ltd (SPDCL) are India’s first state-owned discoms to acce...

Appellate Tribunal for Electricity upholds cancellation of licences of 3 Odisha discoms

Appellate Tribunal for Electricity upholds cancellation of licences of 3 Odisha discoms

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) has upheld cancellation of distribution licenses in Odisha for three companies for poor performance and financial trouble that hindered their operations.

Distribution firms Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (Wesco), North-eastern Elect...

Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe into over invoicing scam by Adani group

Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe into over invoicing scam by Adani group

The Congress demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into alleged over-invoicing of imported electrical equipment by the Adani Group that resulted in consumers paying Rs 2 per unit more for power across the country.

Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken demanded that the government should imme...

IEX plea for spot trading of renewable energy shot down by CERC

IEX plea for spot trading of renewable energy shot down by CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) did not approve the proposal of the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) to introduce spot trading of renewable energy on its platform. While the IEX expected the mechanism to provide more options to fulfill renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of discoms...

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