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Indian Railways Will Be Fully Electrified By 2020

Indian Railways Will Be Fully Electrified By 2020

Railways Minister Piyush Goel means business now. During an event, he confirmed that diesel engines would be abolished in India, and every train and route would be electrified by 2020. How will it benefit the system? Approximately Rs 11,000 crore would be saved, and environment would be protected, if Indian Railways achieves 100% electrification promise.

Maintenance and operating costs of traditional diesel engines are too much, and running trains on diesels is proving to be increasingly infeasible for Indian Railways.

 

BRPL launches Bharat QR code-enabled facility for electricity

BRPL launches Bharat QR code-enabled facility for electricity

To promote digital transactions, power discom BRPL today launched a Bharat QR code-enabled facility for payment of electricity bills. The consumers opting for digital payment can get cash back from minimum 10 per cent up to Rs 75 per cent per transaction, a BRPL spokesperson said.

The facility was la...

Delhi pollution: NTPC to source stubble for power plants; farmers to earn up to Rs 11,000 per acre

Delhi pollution: NTPC to source stubble for power plants; farmers to earn up to Rs 11,000 per acre

The government seems to be waking up from slumber to tackle the persisting problem of stubble burning as Power Minister RK Singh on Thursday said that state-run NTPC would float a tender to buy farm stubble at Rs 5,500 per tonne for power plants. The move will check farmers from burning stubble , wh...

Haryana set for pre-paid power meters

Haryana set for pre-paid power meters

Power meters in Haryana are set to enter the mobile pre-paid mode. The Haryana Power Utilities has firmed up plans to install pre-paid electricity meters at houses in the state. Consumers would get power according to the amount of the pre-paid recharge done by them. They would also be able to shut t...

Tangedco’s subsidy burden to touch ₹7,724 crore this fiscal

Tangedco’s subsidy burden to touch ₹7,724 crore this fiscal

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will shell out a subsidy of ₹7,724 crore for 2017-18 for free supply and at reduced tariff of electricity to various segments of consumers.

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission has cleared the tariff subsidy and directed th...

UP government is using strong-arm tactics to terminate PPAs

UP government is using strong-arm tactics to terminate PPAs

The BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh government is using strong-arm tactics, such as the unilateral termination of power purchase agreements (PPAs), to get generators to reduce electricity tariffs.

These developments, in Uttar Pradesh and a handful of other states, are in one sense a fallout of India’s shift ...

Karnataka government invokes Section 108 to enforce lower wind tariff

Karnataka government invokes Section 108 to enforce lower wind tariff

 In an embarrassing development, the Karnataka government and its power regulator exchanged letters sticking to their positions in a dispute over whether power from wind projects commissioned before March 31 this year should be paid Rs 4.50 per unit or Rs 3.74.

While the Karnataka Electricity Re...

Adani firm close to finalising Reliance Infrastructure power acquisition deal

Adani firm close to finalising Reliance Infrastructure power acquisition deal

Adani Transmission is likely to clinch a deal of Rs 13,000-14,000 crore with Reliance Infrastructure to acquire the latter's Mumbai power business much before the January 2018 deadline to mark its foray into power distribution business.

"Adani Transmission and Reliance Infrastructure have almost fina...

KERC requests Karnataka government to reconsider PPA tariffs of Rs 4.5 per unit

KERC requests Karnataka government to reconsider  PPA tariffs of Rs 4.5 per unit

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has requested the state government to “reconsider” its earlier direction to approve power purchase agreements (PPAs) of 270.5 MW of wind power projects that were commissioned before March 31, 2017 at tariffs of Rs 4.50 per unit. Karnataka’s elec...

Chief Economic Adviser bats for a nationwide power market

Chief Economic Adviser bats for a nationwide power market

India should have just one market for electricity, on the lines of the Goods and Service Tax (GST), said Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser. “When soft drinks can be sold throughout the country at one price, why can’t we have one tariff for electricity?” he asked.

He was giving a talk on the ...

Govt sets up panel to probe NTPC Unchahar plant blast

Govt sets up panel to probe NTPC Unchahar plant  blast

The Union power ministry  set up a high-level committee to investigate the 1 November blast at state-run NTPC Ltd’s Unchahar power plant in Raebareli and suggest measures to prevent such incidents.

The committee, headed by P.D. Siwal, member-thermal at the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), wi...

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