Discoms

Ministry of Power to set up Rs 2000 Cr JV to Ease Smart Meter Rollouts

Ministry of Power has begun the process to set up a Rs 2,000 crore JV for providing a CBIF to power Discoms for faster roll-out of smart meters in the country The Ministry of Power has begun the process to set up a Rs 2,000 crore joint venture (JV) for providing a common backend infrastructure […]

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Cabinet Relaxes Working Capital Limit for Loans to Discoms

The Union Cabinet has approved a one-time relaxation to PFC and REC for extending loans to Discoms above limits of the working capital cap The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a one-time relaxation to Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) for extending loans […]

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Power Sector Employees Protest Against Electricity Amendment Bill: AIPEF

AIPEF has said that lakhs of power sector employees held peaceful protest against privatisation of Discoms and the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has said that lakhs of power sector engineers and employees held peaceful protest s across the country against privatisation of Discoms and the Electricity Amendment Bill […]

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Discoms’ Revenues to Fall 13.1% With Decline in Power Demand: Report

According to a new report, power demand is expected to decline by around 8% in current fiscal and is likely to result in a 13.1 percent YoY decline in revenues of Discoms. Power demand is expected to decline by around 8 percent in current fiscal due to the steep fall in demand from commercial and […]

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Now Punjab Wants to Tear Up Solar Contracts

Even as the issues from Andhra Pradesh are still to be resolved, comes the news of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), the key state discom, pushing for a 10 percent discom from solar power producers. PSCL’s logic? The hit to collections during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the amazing argument that while determining the rate, […]

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Discoms’ Dues to Gencos Expands to Rs 1.23 Lakh Crore

Gencos total outstanding dues owed by Discoms rose nearly 63 percent to Rs 1.23 lakh crore in April 2020 over the same month previous year. Power generators (Gencos) total outstanding dues owed by distribution companies (Discoms) rose nearly 63 percent to Rs 1.23 lakh crore in April 2020 over the same month previous year, reflecting stress in the sector. […]

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Rs 90,000 Crore Relief Package for Discoms a Non-Starter

The Rs 90,000 crore relief package for Discoms has been a non-starter as state governments are reluctant to extend guarantees on loans given to such Discoms The Union government’s ambitious Rs 90,000 crore relief package plan to inject liquidity for electricity distribution companies (Discoms) has been a non-starter as state governments are reluctant to extend […]

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RK Singh Asks Discoms to Submit Monthly Report on Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Program

The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh directed power distribution companies (Discoms) and State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) to submit the monthly status of implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar program. The move came in the backdrop as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar programme […]

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90% Rise in Digital Payments Recorded During Lockdown by Discoms

The Discoms have registered a significant rise of up to 90 percent in digital payments of electricity bills in Delhi during the coronavirus lockdown. The power Discoms have registered a significant rise of up to 90 percent in digital payments of electricity bills in Delhi during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), serving around 70 lakh consumers in north […]

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