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Our pricing could be a benchmark for future smart meter projects: Harmanjit Nagi, director and country head, EDF India

EDF is not involved in manufacturing and supply of these meters itself. Smart meters are procured by EESL and provided to EDF by a separate tender

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Aptel to hear appeal against Adani Power Mundra relief

The apex court had clarified that its April 2017 order, denying compensatory tariffs to these plants, wouldn’t come in the way of implementing the fuel cost pass-through and other measures recommended by a high-level commit

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Niti Aayog panel for a greater role of private sector in coal mining

The development comes with dismal levels of production by captive coal mines amid growing demand. These mines produced only 25.1 million tonne (MT) in FY19, much lower than the peak output of 43.2 MT in FY15 when the Supreme

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Relief for power firms: Govt asks Aptel to crack down on ‘regulatory assets’

According to official sources, regulatory assets in Maharashtra went up 390% to Rs 12,382 crore since the Uday launch and Uttar Pradesh saw a rise of 25% to Rs 33,000 crore in this period.

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Power purchase agreement: Honour contracts, don’t halt growth, Centre tells Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh, which sourced 18% of its electricity from renewable energy in FY19, plays an important role in the country’s green growth narrative, as it houses about 12% of India’s wind and solar capacity.

The new committee is set to meet wind power generators in Amaravati on July 15 to commence discussions on tariff revision. (Representational image) News

Industry pins hopes on new govt plan for gas power plants revival

The govt will roll out suggestions of a high-level panel where the power and petroleum ministries will jointly frame a scheme for revival on the lines of earlier e-bid RLNG scheme

Clarity was also missing about how the challenges which led to the failure of the earlier RLNG scheme would be overcome. News

Another blow to sanctity of contracts, Andhra Pradesh wants solar PPAs rewritten

The YS Jaganmohan Reddy government’s decision is the latest among the series of steps it has taken since assuming power late May to undo the decisions of the previous government led by N Chandrababu Naidu.

The other reasons of slow capacity addition were rising finance costs, government-mandated tariff caps in reverse auctions and transmission bottlenecks. (Representational image) News

Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman proposes easy credit availability to help MSMEs

Budget 2019: The MSME ministry, led by Nitin Gadkari, plans to spend Rs 7,011.3 crore in FY20, about 7% higher than the expenditure in FY19. Out of this, Rs 6,957.8 will be spent on various central sector schemes.

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Budget 2019: Govt allocates Rs 750 crore for pension scheme for small shopkeepers

Union Budget 2019: Government would take steps to separate the NPS Trust from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority

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Adani Power gets SC relief for GMDC’s lapse too

The court asked the central power regulator to issue the relevant tariff order within three months after the power major approached it with a plea.

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Power play: Discoms to gain as tariffs to soon reflect all costs

In a meeting held here on Monday to prepare a “five year vision document” for the electricity sector, power minister RK Singh is learnt to have informed the regulators of the move.

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Stressed power projects await ministry implementation of Cabinet measures

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on March 7, had approved certain recommendations of a group of ministers and a high-level empowered committee on stressed power assets

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Power tariffs: Regulators delay new orders amid rising discom stress

Only 15 states have issued tariff orders so far and that exclude major power consumers.

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National discoms signals depleting dependence on state-owned entities

A section of the industry believes that NEDCL can address the issue of untimely payments.

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Discoms told to ‘rigorously’ check data from IT-enabled feeders

As many as 4,057 urban feeders, which track the quality of power supply in 1,388 IT-enabled towns, are not regularly communicating power supply information.

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Tamil Nadu seeks more time to set up green energy corridor

Wants new deadline to be March 2020 to tackle right-of-way issues impeding project deployment.

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Green power: Renewable energy use rises, but still behind target

Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra and Telangana — which have 56% of the country's installed renewable capacity — could not fulfil the RPOs in FY19, though they all met the target in FY18. 

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Improving coal supply must for eliminating under-recovery, says Reliance Power CEO K Raja Gopal

Reliance Power reported a loss of Rs 3,558.5 crore in the three months ending March 31, on a standalone basis, mainly on impairments worth more than Rs 4,000 crore recognised by the company on account of its stalled projects.

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Green energy push: SECI Solar auctions witness intense aggression by developers, tariff of Rs 2.54 per unit discovered

Though the latest tariff is higher than the all-time low solar rate of Rs 2.44 per unit, it is still lower than the weighted average solar tariff of Rs 2.73/unit discovered in calendar year 2018 (vs `3.01/unit in 2017 and `5.

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Non-stop power supply, sector’s sustainablitity main challenges before new govt

Financially-weak discoms trigger a domino effect in the sector, as they are unable to pay power producers on time, who in turn fail to service their debt.

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Govt roots for robots to cut water usage in solar plants

“The excess usage of water, sometimes, leads to wastage of the precious resource and it can be avoided through judicious usage,” the letter from the MNRE, reviewed by FE, addressed to all state principal secretaries and s

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Inter-state transmission: Gencos find PoC charges onerous, seek revision

Under the PoC mechanism, monthly transmission charges are allocated in advance, based on quarterly projection provided by discoms. These charges, which are paid by multiple beneficiaries (power generators, discoms), have been

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Smart City Mission: IoT making things smoother for cities

Use of the technology is expected to play a vital role in the upgrade of India’s urban infrastructure

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Stress meter: Discoms’ dues to gencos at Rs 38,000 crore

A high-level empowered committee on stressed power assets, formed under the chairmanship of Cabinet secretary in July 2018, had proposed a payment security mechanism through which REC and PFC (now merged) can make upfront pay

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Uday scheme: Discoms drift back to old ways, key targets missed

Financially weak discoms have an adverse impact in the overall power sector, where a number of private electricity generators are already under stress due to several reasons, including rising outstanding receivables from disc

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How PIB’s Bollywood memes on election made it a new star on Instagram

While the Election Commission of India is already using mainstream media to spread awareness on elections, PIB resorted to using memes to strengthen its connect with the youth.

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Coal supplies: CERC order unlocks Rs 17,000 crore for power firms

The compensation on account of coal shortage would be worked out according a formula prescribed by the CERC on a case to case basis, the CERC said.

The remaining coal are being sourced from other expensive means such as imports and e-auctions. News