MSEDCL to get state subsidy of Rs.992 crore for 5 years
Maharashtra has signed a tripartite agreement with power utility MSEDCL and the Centre for UDAY, under which MSEDCL will get state subsidy of around Rs.992 crore to improve its infrastructure over the next five years.
Reverse AuctioN for Short Term Power Procurement | Impact on Sector
Distribution networks have been one of the major bottlenecks in the entire value chain of the electricity sector reforms. It is estimated that distribution companies (discoms) have accumulated losses in the range of Rs.3.8 lakh crore and outstanding debt of around Rs.4.3 lakh crore.
The Power Retreat
The 17th Regulators and Policymakers Retreat, organised by IPPAI, witnessed a power-packed opening session where not only representatives from the power sector, but railways, roads, waterways and shipping gathered on the same platform at the Lalit Golf and Spa Resort in Goa, to address a common question
Good monsoon A mixed blessing
After enduring two consecutive years of drought, the monsoon in India has been recorded as ´normal´ in 2016, at just 3 per cent below the long term average. The monsoon, which spans from June to September, is said to be normal when rainfall is between 96-104 per cent of the long term (50 year) average of about 88 centimetres
Connect all homes in villages, REC ready to help
Excerpts from the Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal´s speeches at SWITCH 2016 conference in Vadodara on October 7, 2016.
Thermal power generation rose by 0.3 pc in Q2 | Report
Despite higher availability of coal, thermal power generation rose by a meagre 0.3 per cent during July-September quarter as compared to the corresponding period last fiscal, owing to lower system demand, as per a report by Reliance Securities.
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.
Upgrades of extant capacities to cost Rs.2.4 lakh crore
New thermal plants deploying super-critical technology contribute significantly to reduction in CO2 emissions. The focus for coal-based power sector should be efficient management, especially in the areas of Plant Load Factor (PLF), efficiency improvement, pollution control, water consumption and ash utilisation
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.