Kerala State Electricity Board buys costly power
For the first time this year, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has been forced to evacuate power from costly thermal and naphtha stations in the state. The utility was forced to purchase power from Brahmapuram and Kozhikode diesel power plants on March 9, the day that witnessed the highest power consumption of the year (77.5 million units).
Waning hope for UDAY!
Although state discoms have managed to leverage UDAY by paring financial losses from Rs.51,589.51 crore in FY16 to Rs.34,826.87 in FY17, a marginal decrease in AT&C losses seems to be the bone of contention, as what has been envisaged has not been achieved yet, barring bailing-out non-performers.
Institutionalise generation-based incentives
In an exclusive interview to POWER TODAY, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO, Amplus Energy Solutions emphasises that generation-based incentive needs to be institutionalised to boost the solar rooftop segment. Amplus is also proposing a model to discover the value of rooftop solar power.
Heaps of garbage likely to generate 15-MW power daily
The nation’s capital’s waste-to-energy power plant project had no stable ground since 2016 when it was conceived. However, Delhi is soon likely to get its fourth such plant with the capacity to consume 1,500 tonnes of garbage every day while generating 15 MW of electricity.
Dept to start replacing power meters with digital ones from next month
Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar has said that the work to replace 3 lakh analogue electricity meters to digital will begin by next month for which the work has already been tendered. Madkaikar said, “There are around 60,000 analogue electricity meters which are faulty and because of this the department could not bill the consumers according to their electricity consumption.”
Telangana power generation capacity to touch 17,000 MW by year-end
Telangana is set to increase its power generation capacity from 14,200 MW to 15,000 MW by March 2018 and to about 17,000 MW by the year-end. The capacity augmentation will come through the commissioning of 800 MW coal-fired thermal power plant at Kothagudam by March 2018.
Time frame be set for production from NTPC plant, says Jharkhand CM
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has directed that a time frame be set for the production of electricity from NTPC Patratu and North Karanpura Power Plant. Das said this during a meeting with National Thermal Power Corporation and state officials.