Spike in spot power prices likely to be temporary: BTI
Average clearing price for power on the energy exchange has been inching up from Rs 2.61/kWh seen on September 02, 2017 and spiked up to a high of Rs 9.91/kWh last week. Current prices are in the range of Rs 5.00-6.20/kWh range. These high prices are in stark contrast to the past two years, when power was selling at near a ten-year low of Rs 2.20-3.80/kWh
Coal prices reduce by 2-3% for power sector
Post GST implementation, effective coal prices — notified price plus taxes — have decreased by 2-3 per cent for consumers from the power sector, as the new tax structure abridges several additional taxes.
The Future of LED Lighting
Convincing consumers to switch to LED lighting is an interesting proposition. On paper, it seems a no-brainer. Post understanding the economical and environmental advantages related to LED lighting, it seems like a rational choice to immediately switch over.
MoP issued over 38 lakh ESCerts
Ministry of Power has issued/entitled to purchase Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to Designated Consumers (DCs) of PAT Cycle I on February 16, 2017, on verification of their performance with regard to energy savings, based on the recommendations of BEE. The first cycle of PAT has been completed in March 2015.
A Digital Solution to India´s Power Riddle
The Indian power sector is at the cusp of a massive transformation. Rapid urbanisation, the addition of renewables, advent of electric vehicles, consumers becoming generators, the establishment of micro-grids etc., are some of the dynamic factors and forces that are driving the change in the electricity landscape - making it more complex than ever before.
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.
232211 electricity consumers in Nagaland
Power consumers in Nagaland State has risen to 232, 211. Of these, domestic consumers account for 90.01 per cent, commercial consumers account for 8.3 per cent and the rest include industrial consumption, public lighting, bulk, public water works and irrigation and agriculture.
Over crore LPG consumers in Assam join PAHAL scheme
More than two crore LPG consumers have joined the ambitious PAHAL scheme in Assam since its introduction in January 2015. The unique PAHAL Yojna or Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG subsidy launched by the Centre, covers around 80% LPG consumers in Assam.
Mumbai | BEST proposes power tariff reduction
Residents of Mumbais island city are likely to get some relief in electricity tariffs with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) having proposed a reduction in its rates in a range of 14 to 36 per cent.