Ministry of Power

NHPC Raises Rs 750 Cr at 0.30% Lower Rate for 10 Yrs

State-owned NHPC Ltd has raised Rs 750 crore on Thursday through the private placement of bonds at a very competitive interest rate of 6.80 percent per annum. Further, the company has raised the loan amount for a period of 10 years. Its coupon rate is 6.80 percent, which is lowest in the current fiscal and […]

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REC Sanctions Rs 7 Cr to Ramp Up Relief Work Amid Lockdown; More to Come

The central public sector undertaking (CPSU) REC Ltd, via its CSR arm REC Foundation, has sanctioned Rs 7 crore in a step to speed up the relief work amidst lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Concerned over the plight of daily wagers, the navratna non-banking finance company (NBFC) said that more such […]

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Now, Safeguard Duty Clarification From MNRE Awaits

An active Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been in overdrive in 2020, delivering a wishlist of moves for the sector so far. Not just that, some of the amendments planned for the Electricity act of 2003 soon, will add even more legal teeth to its orders, issued mainly to protect the sector […]

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Ministry of Power Answers Queries on Grid Stability During 9PM9Minutes

The Ministry of Power has issued FAQs answering the most important questions raised by the public and key stakeholders on grid stability during 9PM9Minutes Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 9 AM on April 3, 2020, had urged all countrymen to switch off their lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday (April 5, 2020) […]

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As Power Demand Slumps, RE Generators Brace For Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has created some of the most unprecedented situations ever faced by the energy sector in India. For one, demand has never dropped off as steeply as it has in March. For possibly the first time ever in living memory, a slump in global oil prices has stopped delivering any revenue benefits to […]

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PSU’s of MoP, MNRE Contribute Rs 925 Cr to Combat COVID-19

PSU’s of MoP and MNRE have pledged to contribute Rs 925 crore to PM-CARES Fund in support to all on-going relief efforts to combat the COVID-19 Outbreak. The Public Sector Undertakings of the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have pledged to contribute Rs 925 crore to the […]

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Power Ministry Committed for 24×7 Supply to Consumers: RK Singh

In the wake of lockdown imposed across the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Power Minister RK Singh has ensured round-the-clock power supply to consumers. The Minister said that “in this time of crisis, the Ministry of Power is committed to providing 24×7 supply of electricity to all consumers.” He further […]

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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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