Power Ministry

Power Consumption in January Grew by Nearly 6% to 3-Month High

India’s power consumption increased to a three-month high of nearly 6 percent at 111.43 billion units (BU) in January 2021. India’s power consumption increased to a three-month high of nearly 6 percent at 111.43 billion units (BU) in January 2021, showing a jump in economic activities. According to data made available by the power ministry, […]

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Power Ministry Reconsidering 10 kW Net Metering cap for Rooftop Solar

The Ministry of Power will reexamine capping net metering at 10 kW for rooftop solar installations under the new consumer rules Clarification on Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 pic.twitter.com/FaRdTLJIA5 — Ministry of Power (@MinOfPower) January 16, 2021 The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification for its Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020, […]

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R.K Singh Pushes For Consumer Rights in Power, With Electricity Rules 2020

The Power Sector finally sees a much delayed turn towards becoming more consumer centric, with the promulgation  of a set of rules and obligations under the “Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020” issued today. Announcing the new rules today, R.K.Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, said, […]

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Power Consumption has Returned to Normal, Over 11% Growth in October

India’s power consumption grew 11.45 percent to 55.37 BU in the first half of October this year, mainly driven by buoyancy in C&I activities. India’s power consumption grew 11.45 percent to 55.37 billion units (BU) in the first half of October this year, mainly driven by buoyancy in industrial and commercial activities, as per government data. According to the power ministry […]

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Power Consumption Grew by Over 13% in First Week of October

Power consumption in the country recorded double-digit growth in the first week of October at 25.95 BU amid buoyancy in C&I activities. Power consumption in the country recorded double-digit growth in the first week of October at 25.95 billion units (BU) amid buoyancy in industrial and commercial activities. According to the power ministry data, power consumption grew by 13.65 percent from October […]

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First Real Sign of Recovery; Peak Power Demand Returns to Normal

The Peak Power Demand has finally found its way back to normal as India touched 174.33 GW demand on September 9, 2020, showing the first real sign of recovery. The Peak Power Demand in India, which has perhaps taken one of the biggest hits that lasted nearly 4-6 months due to the lockdown imposed for […]

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Reduction in Power Cost due to Prepayment by Customers: Power Ministry

The Ministry of Power has asked the state and UT governments to consider reducing the cost of power due to prepayment by the end consumers. The Ministry of Power (MoP) has in its latest notification asked the state and UT (Union Territory) governments to request the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERC) to consider reducing the […]

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Power Ministry Proposes Tariff Rebates on Advance Payments by Discoms

The Ministry of Power has advised SERCs to establish reduction of generation/ transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by state Discoms The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued an order, advising state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments […]

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Secretary Shuffle: SC Garg Moves From Finance to Power

In the first major bureaucratic shuffle of its second term, the government has transferred Finance Secretary SC Garg to the power ministry. In the first major bureaucratic shuffle of its second term, the Narendra Modi government on July 24, 2019,  transferred Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg to the power ministry while appointing Atanu Chakraborty as the […]

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