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Smart meters can be game changers : Piyush Goyal

Smart meters can be game changers : Piyush Goyal

Power minister Piyush Goyal on 23-01-2017 pitched for wider use of smart electricity meters and urged the electrical equipment industry to come up with innovations that suit the domestic consumer as the country strives to use energy efficiently.

Addressing industry executives at the beginning of a three-day conference organized by the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), Goyal said smart meters, which are crucial for a roof-top solar power plant which is connected to the grid to sell surplus power, can be a game changer. Selling surplus power to the grid enables a roof top solar power plant owner to recover the cost of the plant.

 

Centre to float mega tender for smart meters

Centre to float mega tender for smart meters

With 21 states now agreeing to go along with the Ujjwal Discoms Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the scheme to rescue the finances of electricity distribution companies (discoms), the Union ministry of power will do a mega tender for procuring 'smart meters' for these states.

It is in discussion with the sta...

Railways to float Rs8,000 crore tenders for transmission network

Railways to float Rs8,000 crore tenders for transmission network

As part of a strategy to reduce its electricity bills, Indian Railways plans to award tenders worth around Rs8,000 crore to set up a dedicated electricity transmission network.

The national transporter, which announced a Rs41,000 crore cost-saving exercise earlier this week, will award six tenders. F...

Lower demand widens Adani Power's Q3 standalone loss 16-fold to Rs 478 crore

Lower demand widens Adani Power's Q3 standalone loss 16-fold to Rs 478 crore

Non-availability of domestic fuel linkages and lower power demand has led to Adani Power Limited (APL)'s standalone net loss widening Rs 478.39 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 for the financial year 2016-17, the company said in its filing on BSE.

As against this, the power arm of the Ad...

Haryana makes power bill no dues mandatory for seeking govt jobs

Haryana makes power bill no dues mandatory for seeking govt jobs

To apply for a government job in Haryana, the aspirants will have to clear their electricity bill dues first. The Haryana government on Tuesday decided to make regular payment of electricity bills mandatory for those applying for government jobs.

The new rule would also be applicable for issuance and...

Bhangar: 2 dead, many wounded as villagers protest West Bengal power project

Bhangar: 2 dead, many wounded as villagers protest West Bengal power project

Acquisition of land for a power project had instigated murmurs of protests in Bhangar area in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district for the past several days.Two people were killed and many wounded in clashes that broke out during protests against a power grid project in West Bengal's South 24 Pa...

Railways on a 'Mission 41K' to save energy worth Rs. 41,000 cr

Railways on a 'Mission 41K' to save energy worth Rs. 41,000 cr

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled 'Mission 41K' to save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways' expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years.

This target will be achieved by taking a slew of measures which include moving 90 per cent of traffic to electric traction over diesel...

Sterlite Power commissions Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project

Sterlite Power commissions Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project

Sterlite Power has commissioned its fifth project, the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project, which will supply 1,200 mw of electricity to Ranchi in Jharkhand and Purulia in West Bengal, the company said in a statement.

Centre's new power plan: Heavy electricity users will now pay lower tariffs

Centre's new power plan: Heavy electricity users will now pay lower tariffs

Major reforms of power tariffs are on the horizon as an official committee has recommended lower tariffs for heavy users to encourage electricity consumption as the country moves from a deficit to surplus situation. In India, power consumers have always been paying higher bills for higher consumptio...

ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore Raigarh-Pugalur 800KV UHVDC line ; teams up with Power Grid

ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore  Raigarh-Pugalur 800KV UHVDC line ; teams up with Power Grid

Power and automation technology firm ABB said on 10-01-2017 it has teamed up with Power Grid Corporation of India for a transmission link project worth over Rs 4,350 crore to bring reliable electricity to over 80 million people.

The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) UltraHigh-Voltage Direct Current (...

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission out with new supply code draft

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission out with new supply code draft

After the then LG, Najeeb Jung, scrapped the penalty clause for unscheduled outages as it didn't have his consent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has come out with a new draft on supply code regulations. DERC has sought suggestions from the public, to be sent in latest by February 20.

Th...

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