Ministry of Power

Power Ministry Writes to States/UTs to Issue Tariff Orders on Time

The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and SERCs has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and State Energy Regulatory Commissions has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders under the Electricity Act, […]

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41 Percent Growth in India’s Power Consumption in April 2021

Power consumption in India grew 41 percent in April 2021 to reach 119.27 BU According to data made available by the Power Ministry, power consumption in India grew 41 percent in April 2021 to reach 119.27 billion units (BU) over the same month last year, showing what the ministry believes to be a robust recovery in industrial and […]

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CESC Seeks Solar Power Suppliers To Meet RPO Obligations

CESC, the privately owned discom and power generator that is entrusted with managing power for the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, has advertised for its April to October renewable purchase requirements. RPO’s are considered key to driving demand for solar power, enabling the sector’s expansion. In fact, even as CESC has advertised for its […]

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NITI Aayog Launches Version 2.0 of the India Energy Dashboards

NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of the Government of India, has launched Version 2.0 of the India Energy Dashboards (IED). NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of the Government of India with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals, has launched Version 2.0 of the India Energy Dashboards (IED). The IED is an endeavour […]

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Power Ministry Yields; Proposes Net-Metering Limit of 500 kW

After yielding to the representations received from the industry, the Power Ministry has proposed increasing the net-metering cap to 500 kW. The Ministry of Power had notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on December 31, 2020, under section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003. And since its release, the provision of net metering […]

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ISC & EESL Partnership Plans to Save 66.5 MkWh of Energy

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), an independent US-based non-profit organization, and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint-venture company under India’s Ministry of Power, have completed another successful year of collaboration on National Motor Replacement Program (NMRP). Institute for Sustainable Communities has been an active partner to EESL right from the conceptualization and in […]

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Ministry of Power : Discoms Can Continue Or Leave PPA After Term Completion

The Ministry of Power has issued a letter enabling the Discoms to either continue or exit from the PPA (Power Purchase agreement) after completion of the term of the PPA i.e. beyond 25 years or a period specified in the PPA and allow flexibility to the Generators to sell power in any mode after State/Discom […]

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Electric Vehicle Demand in India More Than Doubled in the Last 3 Years

In a written reply to a question on electric vehicles (EVs) in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Arjun Ram Meghwal said that the number of registered EVs as per the e-Vahan portal during the last three years has seen a consistent increase. As against 69,012 units of EVs sold in India […]

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Budget 2021. Why 24X7 Power For All, Tackling Discom Losses Is key

Hopes are once again high that the government will take a broom to clean up discom losses in some way, one of the most intractable issues for the power sector for decades now. As always, the present time remains the best time to do something about it. On January 29 morning, power minister R.K. Singh […]

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