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Power Demand Drop Expands to 19.7% in June First Week

A relatively cooler first week of June in many parts of the country has seen the power demand slump widen from 8.8 percent in May to 19.7 percent in June. A relatively cooler first week of June in many parts of the country has seen the power demand slump widen from 8.8 percent in May […]

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Draft Tariff Policy Can Revolutionise Power Sector

The proposal to end tariff differentiation is a much-needed reform in the power sector but the key to reaping real benefits of the move lies in its implementation and involvement of consumers in the reform process, as said by the Pradeep S. Mehta founded non-profit Indian think tank. CUTS International is a Jaipur-headquartered organisation and […]

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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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The Power Minister and Power Honchos In Virtual Open House. Report

At a virtual meet organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today, Shri R.K. Singh, Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy joined leaders from the power sector for a frank and open discussion on the key issues facing the sector. Broadcast live on Youtube, the discussion made for a great example of engagement […]

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BSNL Tenders for Supply of GPON, EMS, Solar Power Equipment with VRLA Batteries

State-owned telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has floated tender inviting eligible bidders for supply, installation, integration, commissioning and maintenance of GPON equipment, EMS and solar power equipment with VRLA batteries. As per the tender details, the successful bidder will have to connect 588 OLT sites to 7360 ONTs at gram panchayats. However, BSNL […]

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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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22.75% Drop in Power Consumption in April due to Lockdown

Power consumption in April dipped 22.75% to 85.05 BU compared to 110.11 BU in the same month a year ago, mainly due to low demand due to lockdown Power consumption in April dipped 22.75 percent to 85.05 billion units (BU) compared to 110.11 BU in the same month a year ago, mainly due to low demand amid the nationwide […]

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Peak Power Demand Still Down in May, Struggling at 134.7 GW

The peak power demand in India has remained low at 134.7 GW, being down by over 26 percent so far in May despite the easing of the nationwide lockdown The peak power demand in India has remained low at 134.7 GW, being down by over 26 percent so far in May. The low has been […]

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