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AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 2% Between FY 2016 and 2020

Union Minister R.K. Singh replied to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has reviewed the assistance provided to states and power distribution...

August 12, 2021

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Rahul Nair

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AT&C

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Grid
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PFC and REC Get Relaxation on Loan Disbursal for DISCOMs under UDAY Program

The Government of India (GOI) has approved a relaxation for Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) that have been tasked with...

August 21, 2020

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Staff

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three...

March 17, 2020

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹29.84 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

The Andhra Pradesh government has approved ₹29.84 billion (~$415.67 million) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state towards the payment of 25% of their losses,...

February 28, 2020

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Nithin Thomas

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India...

October 21, 2019

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Priya Sanjay

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Markets & Policy

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Renewable Energy
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353 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under Government’s UJALA Program

Under the government’s UJALA program, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited has distributed over 353 million LED bulbs so far. This, in turn, has resulted in an...

July 8, 2019

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Soumik Dutta

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Energy Efficiency

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Other
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NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture. The joint...

June 27, 2019

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Soumik Dutta

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Government Proposes $700 Million Plan for EV Infrastructure Revamp in the Next 5 Years

Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP) in a meeting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in New Delhi, proposed measures to support the development of Flue Gas...

February 22, 2019

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Shaurya Bajaj

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Electric Vehicles

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Market & Policy
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India’s Power Utilities’ Ratings Over the Last Year Decline Slightly

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the...

July 16, 2018

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Nitin Kabeer

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Rajasthan to Get $250 Million from World Bank to Reform Electricity Distribution

The World Bank has approved a $250 million development policy loan (DPL) to Rajasthan for the improvement of the state’s electricity distribution sector under the...

July 9, 2018

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Nitin Kabeer

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Some DISCOMs Make Progress Under UDAY Program

The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program is helping some state-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) stuck in a debt-rut come out of the vicious spiral. Various...

July 5, 2018

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Saumy Prateek

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Mercom Research Focus

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Other
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R.K. Singh Asks States to Curb the Losses Incurred by DISCOMs

Emphasizing on the need to electrify each and every household across the country, the Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has asked all the ministers and officials to work...

July 4, 2018

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Saumy Prateek

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

The Ministry of Power has issued draft amendments to Tariff Policy 2016. The amendments have been proposed keeping in view the changes and dynamic nature of the power...

June 1, 2018

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Saumy Prateek

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

The union government has proposed an amendment to the Electricity Act to ensure that the companies applying for power distribution rights also sign the requisite Power...

May 2, 2018

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Ankita Rajeshwari

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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India’s Banks Grapple with $38 Billion in Bad Loans from Power Sector: Report

India’s banking sector is staring at potential dud assets worth $38 billion (~₹2,470 billion) from the power sector, according to a latest report released by the Bank of...

April 9, 2018

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Ankita Rajeshwari

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Other

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Renewable Energy

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