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  • New ordinance likely by December-end to address power sector woes: Report Dec 12, 2019 12:53 PM IST

    New ordinance likely by December-end to address power sector woes: Report

    The ordinance would ensure that contracts are followed, cross-subsidisation of consumers is restricted and utilities make timely payments

  • India's electricity demand falls for fourth straight month: Government data Dec 10, 2019 06:06 PM IST

    India's electricity demand falls for fourth straight month: Government data

    Electricity demand fell to 98.84 billion units in November 2019, from 94.60 billion units during the same period last year, data compiled by the Central Electricity Authority showed.

  • November spot power price falls 20% to Rs 2.85 per unit Dec 05, 2019 06:50 PM IST

    November spot power price falls 20% to Rs 2.85 per unit

    The 'One Nation-One Price' prevailed for 26 days during the month. The inter-state congestion for the remaining days was on account of import of power to southern states.

  • Multiple steps taken to check cyber threats faced by national power grid: Govt Dec 03, 2019 09:20 PM IST

    Multiple steps taken to check cyber threats faced by national power grid: Govt

    Singh was replying to a question on whether a large number of assets of national power grid could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and what steps the government has taken to increase security across power grid in the country.

  • Power generation in October fell over 12% to 98,887 MU Dec 03, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    Power generation in October fell over 12% to 98,887 MU

    As per the figures provided by the minister, 1,06,200 MU electricity was generated in August 2019, which was 0.39 per cent higher than 1,05,793 MU generated in August 2018.

  • Expect lower electricity bills as power tariffs fall: Report Nov 22, 2019 03:57 PM IST

    Expect lower electricity bills as power tariffs fall: Report

    According to officials, power tariffs can fall 3 to 5 paisa per unit across the country

  • India's electricity demand falls at fastest pace in at least 12 years Nov 11, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    India's electricity demand falls at fastest pace in at least 12 years

    The South Asian country needs electricity to fuel its expanding economy but a third decline in power consumption in as many months points to tapering industrial activity in the nation that aims to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024.

  • BJP will give five times more relief to electricity, water consumers if voted to power in Delhi: Manoj Tiwari Oct 22, 2019 09:30 AM IST

    BJP will give five times more relief to electricity, water consumers if voted to power in Delhi: Manoj Tiwari

    According to a reply to an RTI application filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after coming to power in Delhi in 2015, Kejriwal had spent Rs 12,18,027 on treatment in private hospitals, which was paid by the general administration department of the Delhi government, Tiwari said.

  • Average spot power price falls to two-year low of Rs 2.77/unit in September: IEX Oct 09, 2019 07:30 PM IST

    Average spot power price falls to two-year low of Rs 2.77/unit in September: IEX

    The reduction in prices was mainly on account of low demand, improved coal supply, extended monsoon and improved hydro power generation, it added.

  • Electricity demand in UP reaches 22k MW in summers, gap of 1-1.5k MW in peak hours: Power Minister Jul 26, 2019 04:30 PM IST

    Electricity demand in UP reaches 22k MW in summers, gap of 1-1.5k MW in peak hours: Power Minister

    'The demand of power keeps on changing, depending on the weather. While in winters, it remains 10,000 to 12,000 Mega Watts, the demand rises to 22,000 MW in summers,' he said in a written reply in the state legislative assembly.

  • No free power, first pay and then get electricity, says R K Singh Jul 15, 2019 10:55 PM IST

    No free power, first pay and then get electricity, says R K Singh

    The minister also made it clear that states can give free power to certain sections of society but they would have to pay for it from their own budget.

  • Budget 2019 | FM Nirmala Sitharaman proposes 'One Nation, One Grid' in power sector Jul 05, 2019 11:46 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | FM Nirmala Sitharaman proposes 'One Nation, One Grid' in power sector

    "I propose to implement a blueprint for gas, water grids, and airports," she said in Parliament

  • Budget 2019 | Affordable power for all is a doable idea Jul 03, 2019 09:00 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Affordable power for all is a doable idea

    Village electrification done, it’s time for universal access. The road is tough. But a mix of policy and fiscal interventions can turn the dream into reality

  • Short-term power price down 19% in April Jun 03, 2019 03:20 PM IST

    Short-term power price down 19% in April

    The all-India electricity generation (excluding renewables) increased 5.3 per cent y-o-y to 108.9 billion units in April 2019 as thermal and hydro generation increased by 2 per cent and 48 per cent, respectively.

  • State discoms report losses of over Rs 15,000 crore in first half of FY19 Feb 28, 2019 12:56 PM IST

    State discoms report losses of over Rs 15,000 crore in first half of FY19

    The UDAY scheme has come under a cloud as there is stagnation in the improvement of various operational parameters.

  • NTPC pays Rs 2,952-crore interim dividend Feb 22, 2019 05:20 PM IST

    NTPC pays Rs 2,952-crore interim dividend

    The dividend is 35.8 percent of the paid-up equity share capital of the company, NPTC said in a statement.

  • Comment | Discom defaults: who will bell the cat? Feb 21, 2019 01:12 PM IST

    Comment | Discom defaults: who will bell the cat?

    While it is easy to blame discoms, remember that they are also under political pressure to not increase tariffs and turn a blind eye towards theft etc

  • DATA STORY | States set to miss UDAY target; here are the 3 major hurdles that lie ahead Jan 11, 2019 05:19 PM IST

    DATA STORY | States set to miss UDAY target; here are the 3 major hurdles that lie ahead

    A progressive increase of power tariffs was critical to pare down AT&C losses but many states have not raised tariffs, which are hurting discoms

  • US allows Iraq sanctions waiver to buy Iranian electricity Nov 08, 2018 05:38 PM IST

    US allows Iraq sanctions waiver to buy Iranian electricity

    The US State Department's representative on Iran said November 7 that Iraq had been granted a special permission.

  • Delhi discoms sell 615.5 mn units to outside customers in Apr-Jun Aug 05, 2018 04:01 PM IST

    Delhi discoms sell 615.5 mn units to outside customers in Apr-Jun

    When asked to comment, a BSES spokesperson said that due to the nature of the power business in India, power demand is arranged keeping in mind the peak power demand

  • Sufficient electricity for Delhi, but coal stock still low: Satyendar Jain Jun 22, 2018 09:53 PM IST

    Sufficient electricity for Delhi, but coal stock still low: Satyendar Jain

    "The average load shedding (percentage) for this month (June 1-19) is 0.08 percent. On June 11 it was 0.13 per cent. The corresponding average figure in 2017 was 0.1 percent and in 2016 it was 0.23 percent," according to data shared by Jain.

  • Over 43% of electricity needs met through renewable energy: Infosys Jun 19, 2018 04:18 PM IST

    Over 43% of electricity needs met through renewable energy: Infosys

    As per Infosys' 11th Annual Sustainability Report, 43.7 percent of the company's electricity requirements -- equating to more than 100 million units -- is sourced from renewable sources.

  • Electricity demand from EVs to help power utilities earn $11 billion: Report Jun 14, 2018 02:45 PM IST

    Electricity demand from EVs to help power utilities earn $11 billion: Report

    The joint study by Assocham and Ernst & Young LLP added that increasing adoption of EVs across India will be instrumental in transforming the country's power sector and reduce emissions by 40-50 percent, helping the country in achieving carbon emission reduction targets.

  • 20 UP sugar mills sold electricity worth Rs 214 cr to govt in 2016-17 May 21, 2018 03:21 PM IST

    20 UP sugar mills sold electricity worth Rs 214 cr to govt in 2016-17

    Six sugar mills from Khatauli, Titawi, Budhana, Mansurpur, Tikola and Khaikheri areas in Muzaffarnagar accounted for electricity worth Rs 78 crore, District Cane Officer (DCO) O P Yadav said.

  • Bitcoin to use 0.5% of world's electricity by year end May 17, 2018 11:37 AM IST

    Bitcoin to use 0.5% of world's electricity by year end

    Bitcoin's burgeoning electricity demands have attracted almost as much attention as the cryptocurrency's wildly fluctuating value.

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