Keep off vote bank interests from discoms | IPPAI
Improving the financial state and efficiency of distribution companies´ (Discoms) operations, allowing for renegotiation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), delinking of coal from PPAs, and reducing risk for banks and ensuring implementation of open access, formed part of the top five broad suggestions made by Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) in its pre-Union Budget 20017-18 memorandum submitted to the Finance Ministry.
Making TPPs sustainable
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) in the country in December 2015, with the primary aim of minimising pollution, in line with the country´s intent/commitments made at CoP21 at Paris last year.
Power 20:20 | Distribution Company with the most profitability in public sector - UGVCL
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd commenced independent commercial business from April 01, 2005 pursuant to notifications of the state government, as an independent distribution licensee engaged in distribution and retail supply of electricity to northern parts of Gujarat, following the unbundling of the erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB).
Uncertain gas output hits entire energy sector
The uncertain future of Indian domestic gas production has cascading effects on the overall role of gas in the country´s energy sector. The impacts have already been felt in the power sector where the PLF of gas-fired plants during the year averaged only 18.64% in May last year and more recently at 23.73% (May 2016) due to unavailability of gas.
Reviving Gas Based Plants
Much water has flowed under the bridge since the first natural gas find in the west coast of India in eighties and subsequently laying of Hajira-Vijaypur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) gas pipeline.
IPPAI encourages excellence in the Indian Power Sector
The Indian power sector has an investment potential of Rs.15 trillion ($237 billion) in the next four-five years, thereby providing immense opportunities in power generation, distribution, transmission, and equipment, according to the Power Minister Piyush Goyal.
Clouds around coal
Coal plays an essential role in our global energy mix, particularly in India and the developing world through electricity generation. This fossil fuel has gained prominence due to its availability in abundance in the bowels of earth, lack of disastrous impact like nuclear plants do, and favourable economics it continues to enjoy in power generation
Coal will continue to be mainstay for power generation
At the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP 21 in Paris, a resolution on limiting the use of coal across countries was one of the proposals put up for consideration.