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Transmission charge waiver gives hope to solar, wind projects

Transmission charge waiver gives hope to solar, wind projects

Power produced from wind and solar projects will become viable, and more attractive for discoms as the government last week waived off inter-state transmission charges for wind and solar projects commissioned till March 2022, in a bid to encourage the use of power generated through these sources.

"For generation projects based on solar and wind resources, no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on transmission of the electricity through the inter-state transmission system for sale of power by such projects commissioned till 31st March 2022," said a letter issued by the power ministry last week.

 

BHEL bags Rs 560 crore order from NTPC to install emission control equipment in Dadri

BHEL bags Rs 560 crore order from NTPC to install emission control equipment in Dadri

Power equipment maker BHEL has bagged an order worth Rs 560 crore for supply and installation of the flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from NTPC for 2x490 MW National Capital Power Station (NCPS) at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. The notification calls for installation of equipment to control various ...

NTPC bags order to supply 300 MW electricity to Bangladesh

NTPC bags order to supply 300 MW electricity to Bangladesh

NTPC, India’s biggest electricity producer, on February 13 said it has won a tender to supply 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Bangladesh for 15 years.

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) had invited tenders for supply of 500 MW power from India for short term (1 June, 2018 to 31 December, ...

CCI approves RInfra-Adani Transmission deal on Mumbai power business

CCI approves RInfra-Adani Transmission deal on Mumbai power business

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the sale of Reliance Infrastructure's (RInfra) integrated Mumbai power business to Adani Transmission in a deal worth Rs 18,800 crore. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure signed a definitive binding agreement with Adani Transmission (ATL) fo...

Delhi: Farm stubble to fuel Dadri power plant

Delhi: Farm stubble to fuel Dadri power plant

State-run generation utility NTPC has started the process of procuring farm stubble pellets to fuel its Dadri power plant with the aim of giving farmers a profitable alternative to burning crop residue, identified as a major contributor to air pollution in the National Capital Region, and opening up...

Power Minister RK Singh wants states to do away with human interface in metering, billing and collection

Power Minister RK Singh wants states to  do away with human interface in metering, billing and collection

Union power and renewable energy minister RK Singh has asked all states to bid out loss making areas of electricity distribution companies to frachisees. The minister has sent letters to power ministers of states seeking immediate actions to cut down on financial losses of distribution companies. Th...

Smart transmission management system launched in Rajasthan

Smart transmission management system launched in Rajasthan

Pushpendra Singh, minister of state for energy, launched the smart transmission operation management system through web in the state. Through this system, functions of scheduling of generation and demand, deviation settlement, energy accounting and billing, approval of open access, etc., are automat...

UP - Power employees charges state government for initiating the process of privatization

UP - Power employees charges state government for initiating the process of privatization

 Power employees charged the state government of initiating the process of privatization of power distribution companies (Discoms) from the back door.  The four Discoms, all wholly owned subsidiaries of UP Power corporation Limited (UPPCL), have also floated tenders for hiring Rs integrate...

Punjab govt continues to default on payment for power subsidy

Punjab govt continues to default on payment for power subsidy

Free supply of electricity may be a boon for farmers and other sections, and a vote-getter for politicians, but it has become a financial bane for the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) which is anyway short of money. The state’s Congress regime that took power in March last year has, in...

Govt offers 10% profit to power staff for privatization

Govt offers 10% profit to power staff for privatization

In a bid to take its defiant staff on board for the privatisation of some power distribution functions, the UP government has proposed sharing 10% of the profit earned so with them.
The move comes in the wake of power employees threatening to go on strike if the privatization is implemented.

Principal...

Budget 2018 impact: 10% surcharge on customs duty to pinch power sector

Budget 2018 impact: 10% surcharge on customs duty to pinch power sector

The 10 per cent surcharge on Customs duty for import of all items would hit the power sector. The equipment and generation industry is expecting an increase in cost across the value chain.

“Most of these items across the chain are governed by commodity pricing, which in the past few months has alread...

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