Hydro power - used synonymously to refer hydroelectricity - is energy derived from falling or fast running water. A green source of energy, it is viewed by institutions like the World Bank as a means for economic development without adding substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere.
We at Power Today are pleased to present the Power 20:20, the league of 20 companies and 20 people who have made a mark during 2015-16 going by various parameters, for the 8th year in a row. With the active research support of Feedback Infra Private Limited (FIPL), our Knowledge Partner, we have steered through this massive annual exercise successfully. The result is there for you to see.
Power panel hearing on meters in UP
The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has called for a suo-moto hearing to ensure 100% metering in both urban and rural areas of the state and ensure actual accounting of electricity.
Discoms to benefit from UDAY in near to medium term: ICRA
The Centre´s flagship Uday scheme will benefit power distribution companies significantly in the near to medium-term, but strict focus on improving efficiency, timeliness and tariff hike adequacy will be critical for their financial turnaround in the long-run, says an ICRA report.
Discoms look for revenue streams
With the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) going through a complicated phase with delayed orders of tariff revision and the appointment of chairman in jeopardy, discoms are looking at other avenues to increase their revenue.
Coal price increase may push up power tariffs
With a hike in coal prices and levy of coal terminal charge, electricity consumers may end up paying more as discoms increase tariffs to counter the hike. This is due to the hike in coal price.
Change, adapt & innovate
India´s power sector is at an inflection point, given the government´s conviction that electricity is a critical enabler for economic growth. Distribution sector in particular, is in the focus with new generation of reforms initiated by the government.
Awaiting discom revival
About 10 years down the line India´s energy sector seems to have turned around from an era of scarcity and now faces the problem of plenty, with over 25,000 MW of capacity lying idle or underutilised. The sad part is that states are not acquiring or buying power to be able to give their residents uninterrupted power supply.
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