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No power crisis in Delhi; Centre directs NTPC, DVC to use quota under PPAs

No power crisis in Delhi; Centre directs NTPC, DVC to use quota under PPAs

🕔15:14, 12.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Keeping in view the Declared Capacity (DC) offered to the Delhi DISCOMs in last 10 days, Ministry of power has issued instructions on NTPC and DVC to secure power supply to Delhi. This will ensure that

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Govt looks at having lender nominees on boards of stressed state discoms

Govt looks at having lender nominees on boards of stressed state discoms

🕔13:10, 6.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) In order to facilitate turnaround of the operations of loss-making discoms and ensure financial discipline, the government wants power sector lenders Power Finance Corporation and the Rural Electrification Corporation to place their nominees in the boards

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Statement of Power Ministry on coal stock position in Thermal Power Plants

Statement of Power Ministry on coal stock position in Thermal Power Plants

🕔22:00, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 05: The demand for power has been increasing from August, 2021 onwards.  In August, 2021, the power consumption was 124 Billion Unit (BU) whereas the consumption in August, 2019 (before the COVID period) was 106 BU. This

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Coal inventory critical, India stares at power crisis this festive season

Coal inventory critical, India stares at power crisis this festive season

🕔21:08, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  India may be staring at an acute power crisis this festive season with half of the country’s thermal power reducing generation, as coal inventories hit critically low levels while surge in power demand post the Covid-induced

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Rising demand to keep electricity prices elevated

Rising demand to keep electricity prices elevated

🕔14:52, 2.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 2  Rising demand is expected to keep electricity prices elevated in short-term. According to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), the all-India energy demand continued to recover in August 2021 by 17.8 per cent YoY to 129.4 billion

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DERC keeps power tariff unchanged for 7th straight year

DERC keeps power tariff unchanged for 7th straight year

🕔07:47, 1.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 01  With no change in rates such as per unit energy cost or fixed charges on the sanctioned load of every household for the seventh consecutive year, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Thursday announced the

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China power crisis causes sudden contraction in factory activity

China power crisis causes sudden contraction in factory activity

🕔17:00, 30.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) China’s factory activity has shrunk unexpectedly amid curbs on electricity use and rising prices for commodities and parts, raising more concerns about the state of the world’s second biggest economy, The Guardian reported. A closely watched

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District committees to come up for oversight over power schemes

District committees to come up for oversight over power schemes

🕔12:04, 18.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 18  The Power Ministry has directed setting up of District Level Committees to exercise oversight over all power-related schemes of the Central government, as also its impact on the people. This is being done in order to

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India’s FY22 power demand expected to rise 12% YoY: Report

India’s FY22 power demand expected to rise 12% YoY: Report

🕔09:11, 29.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 29  Improved economic activity is expected to raise FY22 power demand by 12 per cent on a year-on-year basis, HDFC Securities said in a report. According to the report, revival in economic activity and low YoY base

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Global power sector emissions soar in 2021: Study

Global power sector emissions soar in 2021: Study

🕔14:38, 25.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 25  The rising global electricity demand in the first half of 2021 outpaced growth in clean electricity, which led to an increase in emissions-intensive coal power, energy think tank Ember said on Wednesday. As a result, the

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Govt proposes flexibility to Gencos on 3rd party sale of electricity meant for discoms in default

Govt proposes flexibility to Gencos on 3rd party sale of electricity meant for discoms in default

🕔08:10, 20.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 20  In yet another reform initiative aimed at streamlining the payment mechanism in the power sector, the power ministry proposes to extend freedom to generating companies to sell power to a third party to the extent of

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TN not a power surplus state, to add 17,980 MW fresh capacity: FM

TN not a power surplus state, to add 17,980 MW fresh capacity: FM

🕔20:01, 13.Aug 2021

Chennai, Aug 13  Terming the earlier government’s statements that Tamil Nadu is power surplus state as inaccurate, state Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said 17,980 MW new power capacity will be added over the next 10 years. Presenting the budget

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Good monsoons push up hydro generation, SJVNL clocks highest ever in July

Good monsoons push up hydro generation, SJVNL clocks highest ever in July

🕔17:15, 3.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 3  Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN)’s Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station has achieved highest ever monthly power generation, surpassing its previous record of 1213.10 Million Units to 1216.56 Million Units on July 31. Similarly, the Rampur Hydro

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Delicensing power distribution on govt’s agenda through new bill

Delicensing power distribution on govt’s agenda through new bill

🕔13:31, 19.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 19  In a major reform initiative, the government proposes to delicense the power distribution sector allowing competition in the supply of last mile electricity connectivity to consumers. The proposed changes will be part of the New Electricity

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Discoms permitted to relinquish entire allocated power from 25-yr-old projects

Discoms permitted to relinquish entire allocated power from 25-yr-old projects

🕔07:15, 7.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 7  In a major relief for power distribution companies, the government has now given them the freedom to terminate or continue drawing power from a project that has completed 25 years of operations. In a letter to

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TN power regulator mandates installation of residual current device

TN power regulator mandates installation of residual current device

🕔17:31, 5.Jul 2021

Chennai, July 5  The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) on Monday said it has mandated installation of residual current device (RCD) in both single and three phase connections as a life saving measure. The TNERC said the RCD is

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North India power starved, but Himachal ‘powerful’

North India power starved, but Himachal ‘powerful’

🕔17:30, 5.Jul 2021

Shimla, July 5  While most north Indian states suffer power outages, Himachal Pradesh is generating optimum electricity, mainly from hydropower, despite delay in monsoon rains so far, but finding lack of buyers is leaving the state virtually ‘powerless’ — financially.

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Punjab faces power outages, cut in industrial units for 48 hours

Punjab faces power outages, cut in industrial units for 48 hours

🕔07:47, 2.Jul 2021

Chandigarh, July 2 Amid farmers’ agitation over electricity outages during the current paddy season and its high demand owing to monsoon lying dormant, electricity-deficit state-owned Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) on Thursday announced a two-day off for industrial consumers,

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Delhi’s peak power demand crosses 7,000 MW

Delhi’s peak power demand crosses 7,000 MW

🕔05:11, 2.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 2  The national capital’s peak power demand crossed 7,000 MW on Thursday. Around 3.30 p.m., Delhi’s peak power demand clocked this season’s highest of 7,026 MW. This is only the third year in Delhi’s power history that

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India’s first just energy transition centre launched

India’s first just energy transition centre launched

🕔20:28, 29.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 29  In the run-up to UN climate summit named COP 26, New Delhi-based International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST) on Tuesday launched its India Just Transition Centre (IJTC). Its inaugural virtual session was attended, among

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