Power Ministry

Power Ministry Puts Phase-1 Of Emission Control Gear On Hold Basis IIT Report

The Indian Power Ministry has been effectively implementing pollution management methods (emission control) in selected energy crops to examine the benefits before rolling out the predicted 2 lakh crore of funding in all initiatives that would raise electrical energy rates. The government has indicated that the application of Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) techniques increases carbon dioxide […]

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Power Finance Corp Signs Loan Agreement With Japan Bank For JPY 30 Billion

An Indian financial institution under the ownership of the Ministry of Power, Power Finance Corp (PFC) has signed a loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Through this loan agreement, Power Finance Corp will seek JPY 30 billion as loan amount from JBIC. As part of its “Global action for Reconciling Economic growth […]

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Preparing For Next Power Crisis, Section11 Of The Electricity Act Invoked

The government has permitted imported coal-based power plants to sell any surplus electricity to other states. The emergency provision that was used in May of this year (2022) to get non-operational imported coal-based facilities to start generating electricity in the face of a substantial increase in demand has been clarified by the power ministry. If […]

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MNRE EoI For Establishment Of Three Power And RE Equipment Hubs

The Union Ministries of Power and New and Renewable Energy have jointly proposed a Rs 1000 crore worth scheme inviting the companies for establishment of three manufacturing zones in the country by 2026-27, two in a brownfield on already developed land and one greenfield manufacturing zone in a coastal area of the country. The details […]

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Power Ministry Plans Another Scheme To Solve The Discom Puzzle

The Ministry of Power has informed that it’s working on a scheme that will help mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (Discoms) which are unable to pay their dues. This is crucial as the inability of Discoms to pay dues impacts the entire value chain of the power sector. Even the relatively young […]

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Discom Debt Rises to Over Rs 109,000 crore in March: Power Ministry

The PRAAPTI portal of the Ministry of Power has revealed the debt of the power distribution companies is rising fast. Overall Discom debt levels, far from dropping, continues to rise. PRAAPTI stands for Payment Ratification and analysis in power procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators.  The data reveals that at the end of […]

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Power Minister Interaction With Stakeholders On Draft Policy For Energy Storage Systems

In an important discussion on January 25, the Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh interacted with Renewable Energy developers, industry and various government representatives to discuss the elements of the draft Policy on Energy Storage system. The policy aims at the creation of technology-agnostic large storage systems across the value […]

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Industry Welcomes Govt Move To Simplify Rooftop Solar Installation

Last Friday’s (Jan 21) announcement by the Power ministry on rooftop solar guidelines and implementation have been welcomed by industry. While this is by no means unexpected, considering how the new guidelines seek to push more discretion in the hands of the buyer and pushes for faster response from operating and regulating agencies, it remains […]

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