RK Singh

RK Singh Unveils Real Time Market in Electricity; India Now in Few Global Markets

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh have launched the pan-India Real-Time Market (RTM) in electricity, placing India amongst a league of few electricity markets in the world having such system. RK Singh has launched the RTM through video conference in New Delhi, on Wednesday. On explaining the significance of the RTM, RK […]

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Power Producers Seek Payment of Rightful Dues to IPPs from MP Govt

The Association of Power Producers (APP) in a written letter has urged Power Minister RK Singh to advise Madhya Pradesh (MP) government to again consider its decision of denying payment of rightful dues of independent power producers (IPPs). According to the letter, quoted PTI, “on behalf of independent power producers (IPPs), we request your intervention […]

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PM Emphasizes on Financial Sustainability of Power Sector, Make in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for improving the financial sustainability of the power sector in order to solve the issues prevailing in the sector especially the power distribution sector. He said during a detailed review meeting held on Thursday evening on the power sector with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry […]

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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 to get Loans at low Rates to pay Back Gencos: RK Singh

Discoms will be offered loans at cheaper rates by state-owned power sector financing companies for clearing their dues towards Gencos, RK Singh has said. Financially stressed Discoms will be offered loans at cheaper rates of 8.5 to 9 percent for a 10-year period by state-owned power sector financing companies PFC and REC for clearing their dues towards power generation companies (Gencos), Power and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh […]

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SECI Discovers Rs 2.90/kWh Tariff in 400 MW Round-The-Clock RE Tender; ReNew Power Emerges as Winner

State-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has discovered a tariff of Rs 2.90/kWh in its tender for Round-The-Clock’ (RTC) supply of 400 MW renewable energy (RE) power to NDMC, New Delhi, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. ReNew Power has emerged as the winner under this tariff-based competitive bidding (RTC-I) and won complete 400 MW of […]

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Energy Efficiency Measures Help India Save Extra Rs 35,495 Cr in a Year

By adopting various energy efficiency measures, India witnessed approx. 66 percent higher savings to Rs 35,495 crore during 2018-19. It was revealed by an expert agency PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Ltd) via its report – Impact of energy efficiency measures for the year 2018-19. The report was released by the Power Minister R.K. Singh through Video conference. […]

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India Inc Suggests on Proposed Electricity Amendments; Appreciates Govt’s Effort

Solar industry captains have broadly welcomed the Narendra Modi government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, as it has tried to offer solutions for many lingering issues of the ailing power sector. In line with this, industry stakeholders believed that if new proposed amendments along with suggestions from the India Inc, implemented properly then […]

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PM Stresses on Attracting Private Investments for Power Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday emphasized the need for enforcement of contracts effectively in order to attract private investments for the ailing power sector. He said during a detailed meeting held on the power sector with his team of Ministers. Prime Minister also took stock of the impact of the coronavirus. Narendra Modi also […]

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