Dark Clouds Gathering Over C&I Segment, Says ICRA

In a report carried by wire agencies, ICRA’s (Formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India) sector head and VP Girishkumar Kadam has been quoted as saying that renewable energy developers, based on third party or group captive off-take remain exposed to regulatory risk. The segment, called the C&I or commercial and industrial segment […]

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RTM Trading to Enable Efficient Price Discovery, Support Grid Balancing, Says ICRA

The recent launch of the real-time market (RTM) for power trading likely to lead to efficient price discovery in the power trading market, said a leading credit rating agency, ICRA. On the other hand, it will also enable power distribution utilities (Discoms) and the open-access consumers to bid for electricity within 1 hour of the […]

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Discoms’ Liquidity Infusion via Loan Positive for Gencos, But Losses to Shoot Up by Rs 270 Bn in FY21: ICRA

Government’s Rs 900 billion liquidity support under Atmanirbhar Bharat package for state power distribution utilities (Discoms) is a much welcome measure, said ICRA a leading credit rating agency. However, this liquidity infusion in Discoms will be in the form of loans against receivables, from major power sector lenders Power Financial Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification […]

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India Inc Suggests on Proposed Electricity Amendments; Appreciates Govt’s Effort

Solar industry captains have broadly welcomed the Narendra Modi government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, as it has tried to offer solutions for many lingering issues of the ailing power sector. In line with this, industry stakeholders believed that if new proposed amendments along with suggestions from the India Inc, implemented properly then […]

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ICRA Stands in Favour of Draft Amendments Proposed in Electricity Act

ICRA believes that the draft amendments proposed in the Electricity Act can strengthen the sanctity of power supply contracts and bring reforms in the distribution segment. ICRA Limited, an independent investment information and credit rating agency, has stated that it believes that the draft amendments proposed in Electricity Act, 2003 have the scope to strengthen […]

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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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Coronavirus Outbreak a Cause of Concern for Domestic Solar Energy Industry: ICRA

ICRA has said that the outbreak of coronavirus in China poses a concern for domestic solar developers and OEMs due to disruption in the supply chain Rating agency ICRA has said that the outbreak of (COVID-19) coronavirus in China poses a concern for domestic solar developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) due to disruption in the supply […]

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ICRA Predicts Slowdown in Wind Energy Capacity Addition in FY2020

ICRA has revised the outlook for the wind energy sector from stable to negative, predicting the Wind energy capacity addition to be subdued in FY2020 Wind energy capacity addition to be subdued in FY2020, amid challenges with payment delays from discoms and tight financing environment. In this context, ICRA has recently revised the outlook for […]

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ICRA Revises Outlook from Stable to Negative for RE Sector

On the back of delays in both payments from Discoms and execution of projects, credit rating agency ICRA has revised the year-end outlook for India’s renewable energy (RE) sector from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’. According to the rating agency, country’s renewable energy sector is facing headwinds due to long pending payments by the state Discoms (power […]

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