Discoms

TN Commission Issues Details for Solar Power Procurement by Discoms

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a consultative paper discussing the approach on procurement of solar power by Discoms The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper discussing the approach on procurement of solar power by the Distribution Licensees (Discoms) and on related issues of open access. According to […]

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Discoms’ Dues to Power Gencos Rises 50% to Rs 88,177 Cr in December

Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by Discoms jumped nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 crore in December 2019 over the same month previous year Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by Discoms jumped nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 crore in December 2019 over the same month previous year, reflecting stress in the sector. Discoms owed […]

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UDAY Not Failure; New Version Likely in Budget: Power Minister

Ahead of the upcoming Union Budget on Saturday, Power Minister R K Singh said that the UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme was not a failure, however, an improved version of the programme, meant for revival for Discoms and to ensure 24X7 power, maybe announced in Budget. During an event, the Minister said quoted PTI […]

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MNRE Clarifies on Implementation of PM-KUSUM Scheme

After clarification sought by the implementing agencies on certain issues, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification on the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme. As per the MNRE notification, the distribution companies (Discoms) can, if they desire so, pass on the Procurement Based […]

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Discoms Faced Losses Worth Rs 27k Crore in FY19: RK Singh

Power Distribution Companies (Discoms) in India suffered losses amounting to Rs 27,000 crore in the 2018-19 financial year, RK Singh has said. Power Distribution Companies (Discoms) in India suffered losses amounting to Rs 27,000 crore in the 2018-19 financial year, Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh has said. The government […]

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The Potholes of 2019 for India’s Solar Drive

Looking back at 2019, there is absolutely no doubt today, that it has not been a memorable year for Solar power in India. Generators or manufacturers. With a closing installation figure of barely 7 GW as tracked by us, almost every hope from 2018 has been belied. The bad part? Some of the biggest obstacles […]

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Power Ministry Proposes Tariff Rebates on Advance Payments by Discoms

The Ministry of Power has advised SERCs to establish reduction of generation/ transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by state Discoms The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued an order, advising state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments […]

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Can Rooftop Solar be the Game Changer to Achieve India’s Ambitious Solar Target?

India is on its way to phase out fossil-based energy generation and adopt green energy. The growing population and the need for energy align with India’s transition initiatives, thus satisfying energy demands and in the process reducing the carbon footprint. The country’s per capita energy consumption currently stands close to one-third of the world’s average. […]

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Delhi Discoms Penalised for Defaulting on RPOs

DERC has imposed penalties to the tune of Rs 1.71 crore on discoms TPDDL and Rs 2.88 crore each on BYPL and BRPL for defaulting on their RPOs Delhi’s power regulator, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has imposed penalties to the tune of Rs 1.71 crore on discoms TPDDL and Rs 2.88 crore each […]

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