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Ministry of Power to set up Rs 2000 Cr JV to Ease Smart Meter Rollouts

Ministry of Power has begun the process to set up a Rs 2,000 crore JV for providing a CBIF to power Discoms for faster roll-out of smart meters in the country The Ministry of Power has begun the process to set up a Rs 2,000 crore joint venture (JV) for providing a common backend infrastructure […]

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Cabinet Approves Asset Monetisation of PGCIL Subsidiaries Through InvIT

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a path breaking reform, has approved monetisation of assets of POWERGRID (PGCIL), a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Power, through Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) model. This is the first time any PSU in Power Sector will undertake asset recycling […]

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Rs 1.8 Tn Investment in Transmission Segment in India by 2025: ICRA

ICRA expects an investment of Rs 1.8 trillion by 2025 in the power transmission segment in India, driven by evacuation infrastructure for RE projects. Independent investment information and credit rating agency ICRA has revealed in a new analysis that it expects an investment of Rs 1.8 trillion over the five-year period from FY2021 to FY2025 […]

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Okaya Bags EV Charger Deal From PGCIL in Meghalaya

Okaya has bagged a contract from PGCIL for over 55 Multi-Standard EV charger (100 kW) and 15 kW DC fast chargers in Shillong, Meghalaya. Okaya, a flagship company of Okaya Power Group has announced that it has bagged a major contract from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a Maharatna PSU of Government of […]

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Ajoy Choudhury Appointed as REC’s New Director Finance

State-owned power sector lender REC Ltd said that Ajoy Choudhury has been appointed as Director (Finance) on the company’s Board effective from today i.e. June 1, 2020. Prior to this, Choudhury was handling the post of Executive Director (Finance) REC Ltd. The state-owned lender notified through a regulatory filing that “Ajoy Choudhury… has been appointed as Director […]

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Shocker! ACME Bows Out From Rajasthan Project With Record Low Tariffs

After surprising the world, and setting the stage for a period of record low tariffs in India with its bid at Rs 2.44 kWh for a SECI project in Rajasthan, the winner, ACME Solar, has opted to cancel the project.  It had won the 600-Mw project in Rajasthan at a historic low rate of Rs […]

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Govt to Offer Rebate to Discoms for Covid-19 Lockdown Period

With an aim to provide relief to cash strapped power distribution companies (Discoms), the government has taken a slew of measures to help them, including providing a rebate for the lockdown period amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The power ministry’s move is in line with the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement on May 13, 2020, under […]

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PGCIL Issues Transmission Line Package Tender for Evacuating 8.1 GW Solar Energy in Rajasthan

State-owned Maharatna company Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has floated a tender for transmission line package TW01 for the evacuation of 8.1 GW of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan. The PGCIL described in a tender document that “Transmission Line Package TW01 for Ramgarh-II SEZ PP-Fatehgarh-II 400kV D/c line (Twin HTLS with […]

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PGCIL Subsidiary Granted Transmission License for 2 GW RE Projects in Gujarat

CERC has granted a transmission license to a PGCIL subsidiary to establish transmission system for providing connectivity to 2 GW of RE Projects in Gujarat The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted a transmission license to Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to establish the […]

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