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Power Ministry News
Power ministry to seek Cabinet approval for tariff policy in next few days
Sat, Jul 20, 2019
In new tariff policy of electricity bill, Companies will have to charge different amount for different hours. This tariff policy is also focusing on 24x7 electricity supply. Watch this video to know more.
Power minister reviews renewable energy sector, calls on lenders to fund RE projects
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
The government has decided to ask the RBI for removal of the priority sector lending limit for the renewable energy (RE) sector to encourage banks to lend more for green projects and help developers access easy finance.
Power producers outstanding dues on discoms spike 20% to nearly Rs 41,000 cr in Jan
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Outstanding dues of power producers on electricity distribution utilities have increased by more than 20 per cent to Rs 40,804 crore in January 2019 compared to the year-ago month.
How RBI's February circular worsens Power sector's woes
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Power companies have argued that the circular would push even those power assets that were close to achieving loan restructuring in to insolvency. In their arguments while challenging the circular.
Power Ministry to bring norms to promote green transmission cables
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
A single kilometer of cable, which weighs about 20 tonne/km has lead content of almost 8 tonne /km. The underground power cables have an average life span of 25-30 years and once they are laid, they are never dismantled.
Record 2018: Uttar Pradesh set to achieve 100% electrification by month-end, says minister
Sun, Dec 23, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is among the states where a large number of households are to be covered under the Saubhagya scheme for providing electricity connections.
Government and industry bullish on renewable prospects, but devil lies in resolving tariff and infrastructure costs
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
Amid a global focus on renewable sources as a way forward, the government and the industry appear unanimous on the need to expand the green energy capacity, but high tariffs and costly infrastructure came in the way during 2018 and the sector want these issues resolved in the new year.
Crackdown against power theft coming? This is what Discoms have been ordered to do
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
The power ministry has now added a new condition for the financial support. The condition says, to get financial support from the central government agencies the Discoms will have to submit plan to reduce power theft and AT&C losses. Those who fail to submit the plan will not get any financial support from the Centre. The same will happen with the Discoms whose plans are not liked by the central agencies.
Power Ministry to launch PRAAPTI app to bring transparency
Mon, May 28, 2018
Power Ministry on May 29, 2018, will launch a new app, named PRAAPTI, that aims at bringing transparency in power sector of India. PRAAPTI, Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators, will contain all details related to payments
Power Ministry, RBI meet on NPA norms postponed
Tue, May 08, 2018
Power ministry's meeting with Reserve Bank of India on the revised RBI norms for bad loans scheduled for today has been postponed. "It (the meeting) has been postponed. (The meeting will take place) some other day," Power Minister R K Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function.
Fly ash management App for thermal power plants launched
Fri, Feb 09, 2018
This platform will enable better management of ash produced by thermal power plants by providing an interface between fly ash producers and potential ash users
PM to inaugurate Tuitial Hydro power project in Mizoram tomorrow
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a Central sector project and implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Power.
Govt to come up with pro-active hydro power policy: Goyal
Sat, Oct 08, 2016
In a bid to boost hydro power sector, the government is planning to formulate a policy to push stalled projects and extend the benefits for renewable sources like wind and solar to hydro projects beyond 25 MW capacity.
IT-enabled power distribution to save Rs 10,000 crore annually
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Government aims to save as much as Rs 10,000 crore annually by leveraging information technology to ramp up its power distribution network in urban towns by January 2019.
Power Ministry launches URJA app to better consumer connect
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today launched a mobile app aimed at enhancing the consumer connect with the urban power distribution sector.
104 villages electrified in past week; See rural electrification process in real-time
Mon, Jun 06, 2016
It said, "8,095 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 10,357 villages, 455 villages are uninhabitated. 6,652 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,897 villages to be electrified through off- grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 353 villages are to be electrified by State Govt own."