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Now, India is the third largest electricity producer ahead of Russia, Japan

Now, India is the third largest electricity producer ahead of Russia, Japan

India’s electricity production grew 34% over seven years to 2017, and the country now produces more energy than Japan and Russia, which had 27% and 8.77% more electricity generation capacity installed, respectively, than India seven years ago.

India produced 1,160.10 billion units (BU) of electricity–one BU is enough to power 10 million households (one household using average of about 3 units per day) for a month–in financial year (FY) 2017. Electricity production stood at 1,003.525 BU between April 2017-January 2018, according to a February 2018 report by India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a trust established by the commerce ministry.

 

NTPC's Lara power plant in Chhattisgarh starts generation

NTPC's Lara power plant in Chhattisgarh starts generation

State-owned power giant NTPC on March 23 said its first unit of 2x800 MW Lara Super Thermal power station in Chhattisgarh commenced generating electricity, which took the group's total capacity to 52,991 MW.

NTPC has 21 coal based, 7 gas based, 11 solar PV, two Hydro, one wind and 8 subsidiaries / jo...

Odisha electricity employees protest against electricity bill

Odisha electricity employees protest against electricity bill

The Odisha Electricity Employees and Engineers joined the nationwide protest in all state capitals against Electricity Bill 2014, privatisation of electricity distribution and Franchisee.

The nation wide call was given by the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCC...

Power bill to go up 2% as Punjab govt increases electricity duty to 15%

Power bill to go up 2% as Punjab govt increases electricity duty to 15%

With subsidy dues that the Punjab government owes to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) running into Rs 5,000 crore, the cabinet, on March 13, allowed an increase in electricity duty by 2 percentage points, taking it to 15%. This means that bill of each consumer will also increase by...

Railways, PSUs seek power tariff cut, Telengana discoms cry foul

Railways, PSUs seek power tariff cut, Telengana discoms cry foul

Fearing adverse impact on their finances, the Telangana Transco and Discoms have requested the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) not to consider reduction of tariff to major customers, including Railways.
The submission come in the wake of a series of requests made by bulk consumers such as Sou...

Diu becomes first UT to run 100% on solar power

Diu becomes first UT to run 100% on solar power

The harnessing of solar energy has made Diu the country’s first energy surplus Union territory and a model for an effective way for people to harness this renewable energy source. In just three years, Diu has made rapid progress in solar power generation. The Union territory has an area of just 42 s...

Stop free electricity: Montek Ahluwalia

Stop free electricity: Montek Ahluwalia

Noted economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia on March 9 stressed on stopping free power and reduce subsidy on fertiliser over the next five years.
"We need to consider quantity rationing of water usage by stopping free electricity and curb the subsidy on fertiliser over five years," said Ahluwalia, who was...

Madhya Pradesh power utility starts 'Pink Electricity Zone'

Madhya Pradesh power utility starts 'Pink Electricity Zone'

On Women's Day, Madhya Pradesh West Power Distribution Company (MPWPDC) started a "Pink Electricity Zone" here to be managed by women staffers, said an official.

"The Pink Electricity Zone comprises 25 women staffers who would look after the energy maintenance work of 13,000 power connections in Aran...

Adani, Essar, Jaypee, Lanco power plants in list of stressed projects

Adani, Essar, Jaypee, Lanco power plants in list of stressed projects

Thermal power projects promoted by Adani, Essar, Jaypee and Lanco figure in the list of 34 stressed electricity projects with total capacity of over 40 GW mentioned in a Parliamentary panel report.

According to report on Stressed/Non-performing Assets in Electricity, tabled in Parliament by Standing ...

EESL to float tender for another 10,000 electric cars

EESL to float tender for another 10,000 electric cars

Power and new and renewable energy minister R.K. Singh on March 7 said that the state-run Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL) will float another tender for 10,000 electric cars on March 8.

Besides, the minister announced on bringing out the policy for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the ...

India’s New Norms To Pave Way For Setting Up EV Charging Stations

India’s New Norms To Pave Way For Setting Up EV Charging Stations

Charging electric vehicles will be a service, not a sale of electricity, as India looks to pave the way for companies to set up the infrastructure for battery-powered transport.
“Sale of electricity is a licensed activity. We have taken an in-principle decision that this will be considered a service,...

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