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  • Standard bidding document for discoms not to reform power sector but to privatize: AIPEF Oct 09, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Standard bidding document for discoms not to reform power sector but to privatize: AIPEF

    In September, the Ministry of Power came out with a draft Standard Bidding Document (SBD) for privatisation of distribution licensees and sought public comments on it till October 5.

  • Discoms' liquidity package set for hike at Rs 1.2 lakh crore this month Sep 12, 2020 06:03 PM IST

    Discoms' liquidity package set for hike at Rs 1.2 lakh crore this month

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May announced a Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion into cash-strapped discoms for payment of their dues till March 2020. Discoms have been facing demand slump due to the lockdown to contain COVID-19.

  • DERC's power tariff for 2020-21 will add to financial challenges of discoms: TPDDL Aug 29, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    DERC's power tariff for 2020-21 will add to financial challenges of discoms: TPDDL

    The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced the new tariff on Friday, saying no hike was considered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Light and shadow in solar play Aug 26, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Light and shadow in solar play

    Urgent steps needed to resolve disputes, enforce contracts and cut delays to charge up renewable energy

  • Discoms' outstanding dues to power generation, transmission companies to rise to 1.25 lakh crore in May: Report Jul 01, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Discoms' outstanding dues to power generation, transmission companies to rise to 1.25 lakh crore in May: Report

    Out of the total amount of Rs 17,000 crore billed to distribution companies (discoms) in April, only 11 percent, or Rs 1,800 crore, was paid to generation companies (gencos) and transmission companies (transcos), Emkay Global said in a report.

  • Darkness refuses to lift around Indian power sector Jun 30, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Darkness refuses to lift around Indian power sector

    More than a liquidity lifeline is needed now

  • Delhi clocks peak power demand of 5,534 MW Jun 12, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    Delhi clocks peak power demand of 5,534 MW

    The season's previous high was 5,464 MW recorded on May 26, said a BSES spokesperson.

  • Discoms, open access consumers can save Rs 550 crore due to RTM trading: ICRA Jun 11, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Discoms, open access consumers can save Rs 550 crore due to RTM trading: ICRA

    "The introduction of RTM trading would enable efficient price discovery for electricity and support grid balancing activities. This is especially significant in the context of rising share of renewable energy in electricity generation in India," ICRA Group Head & Senior Vice President - Corporate ratings, Sabyasachi Majumdar said.

  • Rs 90,000 crore package to provide only temporary relief to discoms: Ind-Ra May 26, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Rs 90,000 crore package to provide only temporary relief to discoms: Ind-Ra

    Finance Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month announced Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion for discoms, saying that they owe Rs 94,000 crore to power generation companies.

  • Chart of the Day | Rising power demand shows activity slowly getting back on its feet May 19, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Rising power demand shows activity slowly getting back on its feet

    Peak demand is just about 12 percent lower than last year compared to as much as 35 percent in the early stages of the lockdown

  • Energy experts laud govt's move to privatise discoms in UTs May 17, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Energy experts laud govt's move to privatise discoms in UTs

    Unveiling the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a slew of measures for the power sector

  • Power ministry writes to states about Rs 90,000 crore package to discoms May 16, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Power ministry writes to states about Rs 90,000 crore package to discoms

    “The package for power sector will significantly reduce the burden of discoms for maintaining distribution of electricity as supplied by gencos/transcos during these difficult times,” Power Minister R K Singh said in the statement.

  • 'Reforms in land, labour and law may help to drive investments in India' May 15, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    'Reforms in land, labour and law may help to drive investments in India'

    The reforms on land, labour, and law is still awaited which might be beneficial to drive overall investments in the economy and should have the highest multiplier effect albeit in the medium-term.

  • Discom loan — It’s a relief, not a reform May 14, 2020 10:47 AM IST

    Discom loan — It’s a relief, not a reform

    Power utilities need long-term concrete measures to become “Aatmanirbhar”

  • Regulatory assets of discoms may touch Rs 90,000 crore if economy stalls for another 4 months: Expert May 12, 2020 07:18 AM IST

    Regulatory assets of discoms may touch Rs 90,000 crore if economy stalls for another 4 months: Expert

    Regulatory assets in the power sector include previously-incurred losses that are in the nature of deferred expenditure and can be recovered from consumers in future provided allowed by regulatory authorities.

  • The power sector's coronavirus problems don't stop at weak demand May 05, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    The power sector's coronavirus problems don't stop at weak demand

    Liquidity infusion needed in the short term, reforms for the long term

  • Discoms owe Rs 92,693 crore to power producers in Feb Apr 28, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Discoms owe Rs 92,693 crore to power producers in Feb

    Distribution companies (discoms) owed Rs 92,693 crore to power producers in February 2020, registering an increase of 31 per cent over the year-ago same month, reflecting stress in the sector.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Cabinet likely to okay package for power discoms reeling under revenue loss Apr 19, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Cabinet likely to okay package for power discoms reeling under revenue loss

    "The Cabinet in the coming week can approve a package for power distribution utilities (discoms) which are under stress due to lower demand and cash crunch," the source said.

  • Discoms to suffer Rs 30,000 crore revenue loss, face Rs 50,000 crore liquidity crunch due to lockdown: CII Apr 17, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Discoms to suffer Rs 30,000 crore revenue loss, face Rs 50,000 crore liquidity crunch due to lockdown: CII

    According to the CII report, power sector, one of the essential services under the lockdown till May 3, is battling the twin issues of demand and liquidity compression.

  • Chart of the Day | Green shoots in the power sector Mar 04, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Green shoots in the power sector

    Utilities still face a lot of stress 

  • Discoms' outstanding dues to power gencos rise nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 cr in Dec Feb 16, 2020 03:24 AM IST

    Discoms' outstanding dues to power gencos rise nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 cr in Dec

    Power producers give 60 days to discoms for paying bills for the supply of electricity.

  • Smart meters need smart planning Feb 07, 2020 09:13 AM IST

    Smart meters need smart planning

    Full-fledged roll-out of prepaid meters tough to execute unless states come on board and funds are in place

  • Power sector needs high-voltage measures Dec 31, 2019 10:31 AM IST

    Power sector needs high-voltage measures

    Centre, states must work together to cure ills afflicting electricity generation and supply

  • Discoms' outstanding dues to power gencos rise 48% to Rs 81,010 crore in October Dec 15, 2019 05:21 PM IST

    Discoms' outstanding dues to power gencos rise 48% to Rs 81,010 crore in October

    Distribution companies (discoms) owed a total of Rs 54,654 crore to power generation companies in October 2018, according to portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators).

  • Cheaper loans likely for discoms to clear green energy dues: Report Dec 04, 2019 04:11 PM IST

    Cheaper loans likely for discoms to clear green energy dues: Report

    The loans would be sanctioned to states at cost plus a nominal fee to clear dues worth Rs 67,237 crore owed to gencos till August-end.

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