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PFC, REC may Restrict Funding for Projects Using Chinese Equipment

The government’s economic response against China may see public-sector financiers like PFC, REC restricting funding of projects that use equipment from the country The government’s economic response against China may see public sector financiers restricting funding of projects that use equipment from the neighbouring country. The practice would first be adopted in the power sector, […]

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Green Certificates Trading Mirrors Power Slowdown with 35% Drop

Renewable energy certificates (REC) sales slumped by over 35 per cent to 2.37 lakh units in April. In April 2019, total sales had crossed 3.68  lakh. The figures come from the Indian Energy Exchange, the premier platform for trading in these certificates, along ith Power Exchange of India (PXIL). RECs are a significant option for […]

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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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Discoms’ Liquidity Infusion via Loan Positive for Gencos, But Losses to Shoot Up by Rs 270 Bn in FY21: ICRA

Government’s Rs 900 billion liquidity support under Atmanirbhar Bharat package for state power distribution utilities (Discoms) is a much welcome measure, said ICRA a leading credit rating agency. However, this liquidity infusion in Discoms will be in the form of loans against receivables, from major power sector lenders Power Financial Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification […]

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‘PFC Should Lend More to Renewable Energy Instead of Stranded Assets’

Instead of backing obsolete & uneconomical coal-fired power plants that could soon become stranded assets, state-owned power sector lender, PFC should lend more to support renewable energy capacity addition, suggested by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in its new findings. Both Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electric Corporation Ltd (REC) […]

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‘Letter of Comfort’ From PFC/ REC/ IREDA now at Par With Bank Guarantees

The government has decided to treat a letter of comfort issued by state-run shadow banking firms like PFC, REC, and IREDA at par with bank guarantees. To improve the business environment for clean energy projects and attract investments, the government has decided to treat a letter of comfort (undertaking) issued by state-run shadow banking firms […]

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Power Trade at IEX Grew by 57% in February, REC Sales Increased

The volume of power traded at IEX grew by 57% in February, mainly due to Discoms opting for replacement of costlier power with exchange-based procurement. The volume of power traded at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the country’s largest online electricity platform, grew by 57 percent to 4,516 million units in February this year. IEX […]

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Renewable Certificate Sales Fall 2.25% in October, Down to 6.87 Lakh

Sales of renewable energy certificates dipped 2.25 percent to 6.87 lakh units in October as compared to 7.03 lakh in the same month a year ago Sales of renewable energy certificates (REC) dipped 2.25 percent to 6.87 lakh units in October as compared to 7.03 lakh in the same month a year ago due to lower supply, […]

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