Discoms

‘PFC Should Lend More to Renewable Energy Instead of Stranded Assets’

Instead of backing obsolete & uneconomical coal-fired power plants that could soon become stranded assets, state-owned power sector lender, PFC should lend more to support renewable energy capacity addition, suggested by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in its new findings. Both Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electric Corporation Ltd (REC) […]

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ACC Okays Appointment of PK Das as CMD, IREDA

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has provided its consent for the appointment of Pradip Kumar Das as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a central power financial institution, as per the sources. ACC committee is comprised of the Prime Minister […]

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Discoms’ Dues to Gencos Surges 31% to Rs 92,674 Cr in Feb

The outstanding dues of power distribution companies (Discoms) to power generation companies (Gencos) grew by 31.1 percent to Rs 92,674 crore in February 2020, which reflected the continued stress in the power sector. As per the Government of India’s PRAAPTI portal (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators), Discoms […]

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BSES Conducting Virtual Meetings With Delhi Residents During Lockdown

The BSES discoms have launched the ‘BSES Aap Ke Saath’ initiative to organise virtual online meetings with its RWAs in different Delhi districts. The BSES discoms have launched the ‘BSES Aap Ke Saath’ initiative to organise virtual online meetings with its RWAs in different Delhi districts. An initiative it believes might be the first of […]

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Amid Lockdown, India to boost Discoms With Electricity Despite Dues

Generation, transmission firms in India will be involved in the continuous supply and transmission of electricity to Discoms despite their outstanding dues In India, the central public sector undertaking (CPSU) generation and transmission companies will be involved in the continuous supply and transmission of electricity to distribution companies (Discoms) despite the huge outstanding dues. As […]

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MNRE Asks States to not Halt Payments for RE Generators

MNRE has asked states to continue to buy power from renewable energy producers and clear their dues on a regular basis as was being done prior to the lockdown The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked states to continue to buy power from renewable energy producers and clear their dues “on a regular basis […]

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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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