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Tamil Nadu - Govt. depts. owe TANGEDCO over ₹700 crore

Tamil Nadu - Govt. depts. owe TANGEDCO over ₹700 crore

When demonetisation was announced on November 8 last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some of the beneficiaries turned out to be the Corporations and municipalities in the State with property owners rushing to repay huge amounts of property tax arrears with the demonetised currency.

However, one department which has failed to reap benefits from the demonetisation drive is the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). It has been financially weighed down by more than ₹700 crore of arrears in electricity bills from different government departments which seem to be chronic defaulters in the State.

 

Finally, Tamil Nadu plugs into UDAY debt revamp

Finally, Tamil Nadu plugs into UDAY debt revamp

Tamil Nadu on 09-01-2017 formally joined the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY), ending speculation on whether the State would abide by the Centre's package for reviving State-run electricity distribution utilities.

With this, it expects to lower the debt of Tangedco, the State-run power generation ...

India May Not Meet Renewable Energy Targets After All

India May Not Meet Renewable Energy Targets After All

In the village of Dhubiya, about 25 km south-east of Aligarh, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, lives Rajwati, a 35-year-old single mother of three, who goes by only one name. A year ago, Rajwati used kerosene in lamps, the fumes from which suffocated her, and left black marks on her cl...

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY; TANGEDCO to save around Rs 11,000 crore

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY; TANGEDCO to save around Rs 11,000 crore

After serious opposition in the past, Tamil Nadu has decided to join the Centre's Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme, which is meant to revive the debt stressed discoms in the county. Tamil Nadu will be the 21st state to join the scheme, which would help the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distri...

World's largest LED street light replacement project launched in South Delhi

World's largest LED street light replacement project launched in South Delhi

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal  launched the "world's largest" LED street light replacement project completed by SDMC in south Delhi wherein two lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with energy efficient LEDs.

The minister also launched the second phase of the project for instal...

Sterlite Power’s Haryana Transmission Project Achieves Financial Closure

Sterlite Power’s Haryana Transmission Project Achieves Financial Closure

Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd, a leading power transmission company promoted by NRI metals-and-mining tycoon Anil Agarwal, has achieved financial closure for its transmission project in the state of Haryana that will increase electricity supply to residential, commercial and industrial establishme...

Enough transmission capacity till 2022: CEA

Enough transmission capacity till 2022: CEA

India will not need power transmission projects in addition to the already planned capacity till 2021-22, a report by power sector planner Central Electricity Authority (CEA) said, citing low electricity consumption, delay in development of proposed power generation plants and high growth in power t...

CERC open access rate hike plan clouds power market

CERC open access rate hike plan clouds power market

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to increase the short—and medium-term transmission corridor charges (STOAs and MTOAs) for open access by 35% and 25%, respectively, from the current levels. While the regulator says this would compel participants to move towards long-...

Rajasthan farmers call on citizens to join protest against electricity tariff hike

Rajasthan farmers call on citizens to join protest against electricity tariff hike

Farmers across Rajasthan state are likely to join in a protest called by the All India Kisan Sabha, the farmers' union of the CPI-M, to protest the hike in electricity tariff in the state. Calling on even those in cities paying higher tariffs for domestic consumption to join protests, the farmers sa...

Govt mulls schemes to encourage performing states under UDAY

Govt mulls schemes to encourage performing states under UDAY

The Power Ministry is planning to launch schemes to reward States and discoms for their performance on various parameters under the UDAY scheme meant for revival of debt stressed utilities.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has asked his top brass to come up with at least one or two schemes to recognise th...

Delhi govt yet to pay Rs50 crore to discoms for waiving off electricity bills

Delhi govt yet to pay Rs50 crore to discoms for waiving off electricity bills

The Delhi government's Power Amnesty Scheme that resolved problems of overcharging or non-payment of bills is long over, but distribution companies claim they haven't received payments promised by the government.

Government data revealed that the scheme which was open for nine months offered waivers ...

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