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Loss of power supply from private companies won’t hit Gujarat, says state's power utility chief

Loss of power supply from private companies won’t hit Gujarat, says state's power utility chief

Gujarat will be able to withstand any loss of generation from the three stressed electricity plants of Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power that run on imported coal, the managing director of the state's power utility said.

The state has a diversified generation portfolio with a balanced fuel mix, Pankaj Joshi of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) told ET in an interview. "Non- or less availability of generation from a particular fuel may have a marginal impact. However, there is no threat to the financial position of distribution utilities," he said.

 

After success in Odisha, Fedco scouts for more discoms for management

After success in Odisha, Fedco scouts for more discoms for management

After successfully steering one of the discoms in Odisha under the distribution franchise model, Feedback Energy Distribution Company Ltd (Fedco) has recently signed up with three discoms in Madhya Pradesh as management operator and is eyeing more such opportunities, including in Uttar Pradesh.

What ...

Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliament panel

Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliament panel

A Parliamentary panel today said the rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is "unrealistic" and it needs to be "reconsidered".

"The Committee feels that the rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that this target will be achieved," the Standing Committee on Ene...

NHPC's Kishanganga to start operations by Jan'18: Piyush Goyal

NHPC's Kishanganga to start operations by Jan'18: Piyush Goyal

NHPC's 330-mw Kishanganga hydel power plant is likely to be commissioned in six months while the 880-mw Parbati –II hydro project will begin operations by October next year, Union power minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

The two projects in Jammu & Kashmir are scheduled to generate 4458.69 mil...

State electricity boards hurting renewable power by reneging on contracts

State electricity boards hurting renewable power by reneging on contracts

Rapidly falling prices of renewable power, under normal circumstances, should help the government achieve its 2022 target of 175GW on such electricity from both wind and solar sources —by then, hopefully, improvements in storage technology will also make these sources more dependable than they are r...

EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has issued a large tender seeking supply of 50 lakh smart meters on behalf of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The tender sale will next month. "A huge step towards controlling power theft and consumer convenience," an official statement of the ministry of po...

Wind power: Govt plans to auction projects every month

Wind power: Govt plans to auction projects every month

The Central government is considering to auction wind power projects every month, while keeping in mind that the bid prices do not go "haywire" as industry may think that there are "too many bids coming in". We would bring out bids of wind power projects every month as desired by the minister, said ...

Wind power: After Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, discoms, Bescom in Karnataka cancels PPAs

Wind power: After Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, discoms, Bescom in Karnataka cancels PPAs

Toeing the line of electricity distribution companies in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka-based discom Bescom has cancelled the power purchase agreements (PPAs) of 75.6 MW wind power projects commissioned before March 31.

In a notice, seen by FE, Bescom invoked a letter from the state's en...

SC order on RECs to give relief to RE players: ICRA

SC order on RECs to give relief to RE players: ICRA

The recent order of the Supreme Court allowing trading of renewable energy certificates (RECs) at prices prevailing before March 31 is likely to give a breather to RE players, says ICRA.

The Court has further directed the REC procurers to deposit the difference between the earlier price and the revis...

UPPCL stops buying expensive power from five thermal plants

UPPCL stops buying expensive power from five thermal plants

Around seven-year-old power purchase agreements signed between the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) and the Bajaj Energy Ltd during the Mayawati regime will come to an end after 18-07-2017 as the former has decided to not buy 'expensive' electricity from the latter's five thermal plants.

The UPPCL on...

Tamil Nadu electricity regulator award blow to Adani Green Energy

Tamil Nadu electricity regulator award blow to Adani Green Energy

The latest award of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) is a setback for Adani Green Energy in its running battle with Tamil Nadu's distribution and transmission companies over the problem of 'backdowns', or arbitrary unplugging of its transmission lines from the grid.

In respons...

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