Discoms

EESL Ties up with Bihar Utilities to Install 2.34 Mn Smart Prepaid Meters in the State

EESL has signed agreements with two Bihar utilities for the installation of 2.34 million smart prepaid meters in the state, under its Smart Meter National Programme. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power, has signed agreements with South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) and North Bihar Power Distribution […]

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EESL, NIIF JV ‘Intellismart’ to Develop Digital Platform for Distribution Sector

IntelliSmart, a JV of EESL & NIIF has committed to developing a digital platform for value-added services in the distribution & power sector IntelliSmart Infrastructure Private Limited, a JV of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has committed to developing a digital platform for value added services in the […]

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MNRE Releases Advisory, Clarifying Rooftop Solar Scheme to Vendors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released an advisory to clarify the Rooftop Solar Scheme regarding which many vendors are in confusion. MNRE is implementing the Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme (Phase-II) to generate solar power by installing rooftop solar panels on the houses. Under which the ministry is providing 40 percent subsidy for […]

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Tata Power Takes Over Operations of WESCO & SOUTHCO in Odisha

Tata Power has taken over the management and operations of WESCO and SOUTHCO upon completion of the sale process. Tata Power has announced that it has taken over the management and operations of WESCO and SOUTHCO upon completion of the sale process. Now, WESCO and SOUTHCO will operate under the company name as TP Western […]

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Discoms’ Dues to Gencos Rises to Rs 1.41 Lakh Crore in November

Discoms total dues owed to Gencos rose by over 35 percent YoY to reach Rs 1.41 lakh crore in November 2020 according to the PRAAPTI portal Power Distribution Companies (Discoms) total dues owed to power producers i.e. generation companies (Gencos) rose by over 35 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach Rs 141621 crore (Rs 1.41 lakh […]

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Unpaid Electric Bills Weakens the Efforts to Improve Access to All

Electric utilities in many developing countries often don’t get fully paid by consumers for the power they supply. A new study by the University of Chicago and partner institutes suggests that this has led to widespread outages and rationing of power. This poor electricity access may be a consequence of society treating electricity as a […]

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Discoms’ Dues to Power Gencos Rises 29% YoY to Rs 1.38 Lakh Crore in October

Discoms total dues owed to Gencos rose by over 29 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach Rs 1.38 lakh crore in October 2020. Power Distribution Companies (Discoms) total dues owed to power producer i.e. generation companies (Gencos) rose by over 29 percent year-on-year (YoY) to reach Rs 1,38,187 crore (Rs 1.38 lakh crore) in October 2020. […]

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Tata Power Secures LOI for Odisha’s WESCO and SOUTHCO Discoms

Tata Power has received the LOI from OERC for the distribution and retail supply of electricity in Odisha’s WESCO and SOUTHCO region Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, has announced that it has received the Letter of Intent (LOI) from the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) for the distribution and retail supply of electricity […]

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Power Sector Employees Protest Against Privatisation of Discoms: AIPEF

Power sector employees have held nationwide protests against the government’s decision to privatise Discoms, AIPEF has said. Power sector employees on November 26, 2020, held nationwide protests against the government’s decision to privatise Discoms, the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has said. They also demanded the withdrawal of Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and scrapping of the standard bidding document (SBD). […]

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