Discoms

Lockdown to Impact Power Demand, Cash Flows for Discoms: ICRA

The COVID-19 lockdown will adversely impact power demand, cash flows for Discoms leading to payment delays for Gencos and transmission firms, as per ICRA The lockdown announced by the government to control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will adversely impact electricity power demand, and cash flows for distribution companies (Discoms) – leading to payment delays for power generation and […]

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Govt Provides Relief to Discoms amid Covid-19 Crisis

In a next spell of providing relief measures to the country’s ailing power sector amid lockdown due to coronavirus crisis, Power Minister RK Singh has now provided relief to power distribution companies (Discoms), with an aim to ease out their liquidity problems. The Power Ministry has approved financial relief measures for Discoms citing “due to […]

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Discoms’ Outstanding Dues to Gencos Rises 32% in January to Rs 88,311 Cr

Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by Discoms rose nearly 32 percent to Rs 88,311 crore in January over the same month previous year. Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by distribution firms (Discoms) rose nearly 32 percent to Rs 88,311 crore in January over the same month previous year, reflecting stress in the sector. […]

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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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