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  • India's electricity output falls steeply in first half of June Jun 19, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    India's electricity output falls steeply in first half of June

    Power generation fell 14.5 percent in the first 15 days of June, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, compared with a 14.3 percent fall in May.

  • Power demand slump narrows to 10.5% in second week of June Jun 12, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Power demand slump narrows to 10.5% in second week of June

    In the second week of June, the power demand has improved due to intensifying heat wave from June 8 when peak power demand touched 153.13 gigawatts (GW) and further shot up to 163.30 GW on Thursday, as per data from the power ministry.

  • The vogue world of online classes short-changes India’s underprivileged Jun 11, 2020 01:02 PM IST

    The vogue world of online classes short-changes India’s underprivileged

    In the mad rush to ‘go digital’, the needs of millions of India’s poor and rural students are overlooked. They are being deprived of their fundamental right to education

  • Consumers get 42% cheaper power on average at real-time market on first day of trade at IEX Jun 02, 2020 04:26 PM IST

    Consumers get 42% cheaper power on average at real-time market on first day of trade at IEX

    The average price discovered on day one was Rs 1.55 per unit, the auctions saw the price go as low as Rs 0.10 per unit on the platform, IEX said in a statement.

  • India's electricity generation falls 14.3% in May Jun 01, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    India's electricity generation falls 14.3% in May

    Overall electricity generation fell 14.3% in May, an analysis of provisional government data showed, compared with a decline of 24% in April.

  • Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata May 27, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan: Drinking water, electricity restored in most parts of Kolkata

    Private power utility, CESC Ltd, which supplies power to most parts of the metropolis claimed that 95 per cent of 33 lakh consumers have been reconnected to power.

  • Cyclone toll in West Bengal rises to 77; electricity, mobile services restored in some worst-hit areas May 22, 2020 09:56 AM IST

    Cyclone toll in West Bengal rises to 77; electricity, mobile services restored in some worst-hit areas

    Lakhs of people were rendered homeless as cyclone Amphan cut a path of destruction through half a dozen districts of West Bengal, including state capital Kolkata, Wednesday night, blowing away shanties, uprooting thousands of trees besides swamping low-lying areas.

  • Revised tariff policy likely to be rolled out within a month, says Power Minister R K Singh May 15, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Revised tariff policy likely to be rolled out within a month, says Power Minister R K Singh

    Singh was speaking at a digital interaction with CEOs from the power and renewable energy sectors, under the CII's Energizing India Series.

  • COVID-19 lockdown pulls down power consumption by 22.75% to 85.05 BU in April May 04, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown pulls down power consumption by 22.75% to 85.05 BU in April

    According to power ministry data, the total electricity consumption was 85.05 billion units in April this year.

  • Power demand to fall by 1% in FY21: ICRA Apr 29, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Power demand to fall by 1% in FY21: ICRA

    According to the agency, electricity consumption from high tariff paying industrial and commercial consumers has significantly declined due to the lockdown.

  • 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.

  • India's power consumption shrinks 9.24% at 100.13 billion units in March Apr 01, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    India's power consumption shrinks 9.24% at 100.13 billion units in March

    India's peak power demand (met) was recorded at 170.17 GW on March 3 during the three-week period (till March 21) without COVID-19 impact on consumption.

  • Peak power demand down 26% to 120 GW in a week Mar 27, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Peak power demand down 26% to 120 GW in a week

    The peak demand met was down mainly due to lower demand from industry and state power distribution companies (discoms) across the country due to the lockdown.

  • India's electricity use falls to lowest in five months due to lockdown Mar 27, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    India's electricity use falls to lowest in five months due to lockdown

    National electricity demand fell to 2.78 billion units on March 25, the first day of the three-week total shutdown called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Tuesday.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | CERC defers real-time power market by 2 months till June 1 Mar 24, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | CERC defers real-time power market by 2 months till June 1

    The real-time power market (RPM) enables consumers, including distribution companies (discoms) and captive users, to buy power on exchanges just an hour before delivery.

  • Goa CM promises electricity and potable water for all by 2022 Mar 16, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Goa CM promises electricity and potable water for all by 2022

    Addressing a corner meeting at Succoro Zilla Panchayat constituency on Sunday, the chief minister said the BJP government was keen to usher in development.

  • Spot power price dips 6% to Rs 2.91 per unit in February Mar 04, 2020 06:24 PM IST

    Spot power price dips 6% to Rs 2.91 per unit in February

    The increase in trade volume was mainly due to distribution utilities opting for replacement of their costlier power with the Exchange-based procurement.

  • Tata Power considering stopping supply to five states: Report Feb 28, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Tata Power considering stopping supply to five states: Report

    Tatas run one of India’s largest power plants, which is located in Gujarat.

  • Politics | AAP’s victory makes a case for a strong city-state in India Feb 18, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    Politics | AAP’s victory makes a case for a strong city-state in India

    AAP's success in Delhi will strengthen the argument for more spending on subsidies towards public schemes at the state and central level.

  • Mamata Banerjee takes cue from Kejriwal, announces free electricity for quarterly consumption up to 75 units Feb 10, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee takes cue from Kejriwal, announces free electricity for quarterly consumption up to 75 units

    The announcement comes at a time when the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra is also considering doling out electricity for free to residences that consume up to 100 units monthly.

  • Piaggio unveils Aprilia SXR 160, plans India-specific electric mobility solutions Feb 06, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Piaggio unveils Aprilia SXR 160, plans India-specific electric mobility solutions

    Piaggio, which is also working on India-specific futuristic electric mobility solutions, has also showcased the European version of Vespa Elettrica at the Auto Expo here.

  • Budget 2020: FM proposes smart metering to help discoms Feb 01, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    Budget 2020: FM proposes smart metering to help discoms

    She urged all the states and union territories to replace conventional energy meters by prepaid smart meters in the next 3 years.

  • India's annual electricity demand grows at slowest pace in six years Jan 14, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    India's annual electricity demand grows at slowest pace in six years

    Electricity demand is seen as an important indicator of industrial output in the country and a sustained decline could mean a further slowdown in the economy.

  • Power Ministry cancels auction of 2.5 GW after tepid response from state utilities Dec 23, 2019 05:50 PM IST

    Power Ministry cancels auction of 2.5 GW after tepid response from state utilities

    According to sources, lack of interest from state power utilities due to a higher tariff of Rs 4.41 per unit discovered through the reverse auction process led to the cancellation of the auction.

  • Tata Power to own licence for distribution, retail supply of electricity in five circles in Odisha Dec 23, 2019 11:09 AM IST

    Tata Power to own licence for distribution, retail supply of electricity in five circles in Odisha

    In a regulatory filing the company said the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has awarded the Letter of Intent (LOI) to Tata Power Company Ltd for the acquisition of CESU Power Distribution in Odisha.

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