Can Privatization Help in Solving Discom Distress?

India’s power sector is currently struggling with multiple issues, among them is pending dues of state Discoms (distribution companies) to renewable energy developers. The issue now even sparked the fears that many solar and wind energy projects likely to turn into non-performing assets (NPAs). Here’re some views and voices from the industry on what could […]

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Tata Power to Acquire 51% Stake in Odisha’s Discom; Doubles Consumer Base

Marking its successful entry into the state of Odisha, utility giant Tata Power Company Ltd has won the bid to acquire a major shareholding of 51 percent in the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) of Odisha. Mumbai-headquartered Tata Power said in a statement that “the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has awarded the Letter of […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Decentralised Solar Plant Development

In a bid to promote decentralized solar energy and availability of affordable and reliable solar power in rural areas of the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has formulated draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power plants. The government said that its motive behind issuing these guidelines is to provide […]

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Delhi’s Peak Power Demand to Climb to 4700 MW This Winter

The peak power demand in Delhi this winter is expected to climb up to nearly 4,700 MW, according to predictions made by the state Discom BSES. The peak power demand in Delhi this winter is expected to climb up to nearly 4,700 MW, according to predictions made by the state Discom BSES. The Discom has detailed that compared to last year […]

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Uttarakhand Discom to Carry Forward Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet Solar RPO Deficit

UERC has allowed UPCL to carry forward its surplus non-solar RPO from FY 2018-19 to meet its deficit of non-solar and solar RPO in the present fiscal. The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has in its latest order approved the petition filed by the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to carry forward its surplus non-solar […]

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As 20 Delhi Schools Get Solar Power, 80 More To Join

The move is in line with the Delhi government’s flagship program to make the national capital a solar city in the coming years. Astoundingly, the returns from the government’s investment seem to be over 15%, based on government figures According to Delhi’s Department of Education, solar panel installation has been completed in 21 school buildings […]

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SECI Signs PSA’s Worth 800 MW Solar and Wind Power with Bihar Discoms

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed three Power Supply Agreements (PSA) with Bihar DISCOMS worth 800 MW. The 3 PSAs aggregating 450 MW Solar and 350 MW Wind Power signed by SECI with the state distribution companies of Bihar. 3 PSA s aggregating 450 MW Solar and 350 MW Wind Power signed […]

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Discom-Driven Rooftop Solar Program Approved in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a DISCOM-driven solar rooftop program proposed by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL). APEPDCL had filled a petition with the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking approval for the implementation of a discom driven solar rooftop program devised under the technical assistance […]

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Telangana, AP Power Discoms Hit by Malware Attack

A Ransomware is a malicious software designed by hackers to lock someone’s computer system/server. Generally, such hackers demand huge money from the computer owners in lieu of unlocking the system or they threaten to publish data of the owner. The computer systems of power distribution companies (discoms) of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states have been […]

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