PPP framework needs to be reoriented
Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said that there is a need to reorient the entire framework of Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Siemens to implement Smart Grid solutions at Rs.75 crore
Siemens today said it´s modernising electricity distribution network in three states-Punjab, Uttarakhand and Haryana-with Smart Grid solutions. The volume of the orders amounts to a total cost of approximately Rs 75 crore.
SUBSIDY LEAKAGE:SWIPE It Away!
The power sector, unlike others, defies easy reform options. The central government can, at best, advise the states on how to reform their ailing electricity supply businesses with sweeteners such as inexpensive power supply or cheap funds to improve the infrastructure, but it cannot force them to act.
POWER TODAY, through this story, tried to highlight the status check of these two reforms and importantly, the issues that the officials of State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and the implementing agencies have shared with us.
Cut in diesel price likely after State elections
A Rs 2.50/litre cut in diesel prices, the first in over four years, is likely after results of Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. "The government will take the right decision at the right time," Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said
Repowering power plants
In the current scenario where India is facing acute power shortage and setting up greenfield plants involves large investment and long gestation period, maintenance, renovation and modernisation of the existing power plants is considered the best option.
The backup plan
Nowadays, almost each and every organisation needs consistent power supply as data loss can be more expensive than the capital expenditure required for backup power equipment. In 2013, the generator market grew 9.5 per cent compared to the previous year.