Hydro power generation grew 3 per cent
Hydro power generation in India grew over 3 per cent in 2017-18 after three-consecutive years of lean generation marred by below normal rains and less snowfall.
Turning New Leaf
By now, you might have turned a new page of the new calendar. After shedding the New Year hangover, it is time to recall what has happened over 2017, so we can lay a roadmap for what we have to do to light up people's lives in the New Year, mainly through 'quality 24x7 power for all' as the government has envisaged.
Growing trend is switching from long term PPAs to short term contracts
We have already seen an increase in appetite for short term power from the utilities following the financial leeway brought about by the debt restructuring. Over the long term, sustained improvement in distribution operations as envisaged under UDAY, could bring significant improvement.
Pak-India talks on five hydro projects in Kashmir
An Indian delegation consisting of nine members were in Pakistan in March to attend the 113th Permanent Indus Commission meeting in Islamabad. Both countries are expected to discuss their issues with five hydroelectric projects during the meeting, which will be a two-day affair.
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