Rajiv Kumar Porwal Takes Over as Director (System Operation) at Grid India

Rajiv Kumar Porwal has stepped into the role of Director (System Operation) of Grid Controller of India Limited (Grid-India) formerly POSOCO. The appointment came into effect on July 7, 2023. Before being elevated to this role, he was contributing as Executive Director, Northern Region Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC), Grid-India. R K Porwal holds a Bachelor’s […]

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Paresh Ranpara Joins Grid India as Director, Human Resources

Paresh Ranpara has joined the Grid Controller of India (effective 31.05.2023) as Director, Human Resources. Ranpara has almost three decades of experience as an HR professional in the power sector. His professional experience entails his role as the General Manager of Human Resources at Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL). The newly appointed Director of […]

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CERC Grants Extension of Time for Drawal of Start-Up Power to NTPC

The CERC has given its green signal to a petition filed by NTPC seeking permission to allow drawal of start-up power for Unit-I (800 MW) of Telangana Ph-I (2X800 MW) from the grid beyond the period of fifteen months (after 15.2.2023). NTPC shared that the Telangana (steam-based thermal power station) STPS consists of two units […]

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POSOCO Asks Power Exchanges To Bar 27 DISCOMs From Trading Until They Clear Dues

According to sources, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) has asked three power exchanges – IEX, PXIL, and HPX – to restrict electricity trading by 27 discoms in 13 states that owe gencos money. POSOCO has issued a directive to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Power Exchange of India (PXIL), and Hindustan Power Exchange (HPX) […]

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Power Minister R.K. Singh Kicks Off GDAM Market In India

R K Singh, Union Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, launched the new market segment, Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) on October 25. The start of this market, combined with free ISTS for renewable energy projects and Open access permissions within 15 days should be a paradigm shift for the market, according to […]

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Power Trading Gets a Fillip With SC Judgement On CERC, SEBI Jurisdiction On Electricity Contracts

A key power sector reform which was held up due to the jurisdiction issues between SEBI and CERC has finally been resolved. On 06.10.2021, the long pending matter between SEBI and CERC regarding regulatory jurisdiction of Electricity Derivatives has finally got resolved with the Hon’ble Supreme Court favorably disposing of the matter in terms of […]

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POSOCO Report Finds Clear Bias Against RE Developers in Tamil Nadu

Following APTEL’s order in August, the Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) has submitted a report on renewable energy curtailment in Tamil Nadu. The order, widely welcomed by solar developer bodies like the NSEFI, had asked for verification of claims made by both sides on the issue of curtailment. As it turns out the POSOCO […]

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MoP Ensuring 24×7 Power Supply to Oxygen Plants in Country

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has entered a critical phase , with 37,04,099 active cases, but hopes of the graph moving down finally. There has been a  surge in oxygen demand as cases have piled up. Now to ensure the 24×7 continuous power supply to the oxygen plants by the state utilities in […]

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TERI, POSOCO Sign MoU to Strengthen Research-Industry Interaction in Power Sector

TERI & POSOCO to work together to strengthen research-industry interaction for knowledge sharing, capacity building in the Indian power sector The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) Limited today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to strengthen research-industry interaction for knowledge sharing and capacity building through […]

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