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Attention electricity consumers! Your meter set to change; Know how you will benefit
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
For electricity consumers, here's a good news. The government is now planning to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, says an official statement said.
Indian Oil with Ola launches first charging station for electric vehicles
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Electric cars will be used to replace the petrol and diesel cars used by Government and its agencies over a 3-4 year period.
Tata Motors edges out Nissan, M&M to supply 10,000 electric cars
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Tata Motor was selected for supplying the 10,000 electric cars through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation. Nissan and M&M too participated for the tender.
Saubhagya covers free electricity but no provision of free power consumption, clarifies Power Ministry
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
As per Saubhagya scheme below poverty line (BPL) households will be provided electricity connections free of cost.
States take over Rs 2 lakh crore of DISCOMs debt via UDAY scheme
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Participating States of UDAY have taken over the targeted debt of Rs 2.09 lakh crores of their DISCOMs under borrowing exemption from the FRBM Act given in UDAY.
India becomes net exporter of power for the first time - government
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
April-February power exports of around 5,798 million units were 4% higher than what India bought from Bhutan, which has been a steady supplier of hydro-electricity to the country since the eighties.
Govt-run EESL rejects allegations on procurement of LED bulbs
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has refuted the allegations on procurement of LED bulbs on Tuesday stating the allegations are false, misleading and devoid of any facts.
Finance Ministry clears 29 investment proposals worth Rs 2.11 lakh crore
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
Expenditure Finance Commission (EFC) under the Ministry of Finance cleared 29 proposals of various ministries involving expenditure of about Rs 2.11 lakh crore during the last year.
Power availability: Ministry of Power revives 9 stranded gas based plants
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
"The generation from these plants would improve the power availability in the Southern grid, mitigating to a large extent the shortage of availability and constraint of evacuating the power to the Southern region from other regions, " it said in the statement.
You may soon pay more for electricity
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
The state government of Chattisgarh wants the royalty on coal to be revised upwards to 30%, which will drive up the cost of electricity by 7% or 10-12 paisa/ KWh (Kilowatts hour), said India Ratings (Ind-Ra).
25 power projects are held up on want of environment clearance
Thu, Aug 11, 2016
Goyal said that as informed by ministry of environment, there are 15 hydro electric projects and 10 thermal power projects pending for environmental clearance.
Mission Power: India may see power surplus by 2016-17
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
Power minister, Piyush Goyal said to a question asked in Rajya Sabha, " India will have surplus power of 1.1% in terms of energy and 2.6% in terms of peak during 2016-17.
4 steps by Govt to bring electricity faster to Indian homes
Thu, Jul 14, 2016
The Ministry of Power on Thursday announced the measures taken by the Government over the past two years to ease the process of ‘Getting Electricity’ in India. Here’s a complete list of the reforms: 1. Electricity in just 15 days under normal conditions.