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Delhi - Generation companies move Supreme Court against BSES

Delhi - Generation companies move Supreme Court against BSES

State-run power generation companies – Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) and Pragati Power Corporation (PPCL) – have again moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of the contempt of court proceedings against the Reliance Infra-backed BSES power distribution companies and their top brass for failing to clear electricity dues of over R8,975 crore since October 2010.

A bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave has sought responses from the BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL), its chief executive officer Amal Sinha, BSES Yamuna Power (BYPL), BRPL & BYPL chairman Lalit Jalan and BRPL & BYPL director Gopal K Saxena as to why contempt of court proceedings shouldn't be initiated against them for "willfully flouted and deliberately disobeying" its order of May 12, 2016, which asked the distribution companies to pay, at least, 70% of the current dues.

 

MSEDCL partners with Sensus to implement AMI solution in Maharashtra

MSEDCL partners with Sensus to implement AMI solution in Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) has signed an agreement at the India-UK Tech Summit with Sensus, a Xylem brand, and global supplier of smart meters and utility-grade communications systems.

The agreement will enable MSEDCL to pilot FlexNet, Sensus' Advanced Metering Infra...

Railways plan to save Rs 3000 crore of its energy bill through open access

Railways plan to save Rs 3000 crore of its energy bill through open access

Railways, the country's largest energy consumer plan to save Rs 3000 crore of its energy bill every year by procuring electricity directly from power generators of its choice.

Railways is targeting a savings of Rs 3,000 crore per year through the open access of electricity, Railway Board Chairman A K...

Chhattisgarh to convert all 5 power companies to private limited companies

Chhattisgarh to convert all 5 power companies to private limited companies

Government of Chhattisgarh by its order No/F-21/09/2015/13/2 -Energy Deptt, while using the powers vested under Section 18 read along with Section 14 of Companies Act 2013, has permitted all five power companies, viz, Chhattisgarh State Power Holding Company Ltd, Chhattisgarh State Power Generation ...

Chandigarh seeks approval of JERC for smart grid project

Chandigarh seeks approval of JERC for smart grid project

Chandigarh electricity department has moved a petition before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) seeking approval of capital expenditure for the ambitious Smart Grid Project under National Smart Grid Mission. The Union Ministry of Power had recently approved a budget of Rs 28.50 cror...

Spurt in imported coal prices to negatively impact the power value chain: India Ratings

Spurt in imported coal prices to negatively impact the power value chain: India Ratings

A 60% rise in imported coal prices between April and October 2016 is likely to negatively impact the power sector value chain, said India Ratings and Research.

Power distribution companies (discoms), independent power producers (IPPs) with non-escalable fuel cost, independent power producers and port...

Power regulator expected to decide on Tata Power’s compensatory tariff case this month

Power regulator expected to decide on Tata Power’s compensatory tariff case this month

Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is expected to deliver its verdict this month on permitting Tata Power tariff compensation to recover losses suffered by the Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) due to high prices of imported coal.

The plant has been under the spotli...

India's DSM market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore: World Bank

India's DSM market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore: World Bank

The World Bank has pegged India's energy efficiency market at Rs 1.6 lakh crore, four times the Rs 44,000 crore in 2010 against the backdrop of the success of the government's UJALA scheme to distribute LED bulbs.

"The success of UJALA has reinforced stakeholder confidence in the promise of DSM (dema...

Delhi Discoms crack down on e-rickshaws charging on stolen power

Delhi Discoms crack down on e-rickshaws charging on stolen power

Discoms have launched a major crackdown on e-rickshaws that have been stealing power. It is estimated that more than 1 lakh e-rickshaws ply in the capital.

On average, these vehicles consume 7-10 units daily and most run on stolen electricity. So each such e-rickshaw consumes around 2,500-3,600 units...

MSEDCL tariff costliest for home users after hike

MSEDCL tariff costliest for home users after hike

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has earned the tag of having the most expensive tariff for residential users in the Mumbai region.On Thursday, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) announced a 9-10% hike in residential tariff for the current fis...

1011 crore subsidy - Relief for over 25 million users in Maharashtra

1011 crore subsidy - Relief for over 25 million users in Maharashtra

Over 25 million consumers of the state run Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company (MahaVitaran) have received relief in electricity tariff to be applicable from November 1. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its order has rejected MahaVitaran's proposal for an average ...

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