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  • Tata Power output at 53,556 MUs in FY'18 May 07, 2018 03:56 PM IST

    Tata Power output at 53,556 MUs in FY'18

    As per official data, the country's overall power generation is at 1,306.614 billion units (BU), which includes generation from grid connected renewable sources, as compared to 1,241.689 BU produced in 2016-17, it said.

  • Comment: Why electricity in every village means little Apr 30, 2018 07:18 PM IST

    Comment: Why electricity in every village means little

    While providing electricity would increase the demand for power, the government is still struggling to get the demand-supply side equation right.

  • After over 70 years of Independence, India completes electrification of all of its villages Apr 29, 2018 03:00 PM IST

    After over 70 years of Independence, India completes electrification of all of its villages

    As per government records, by April 1, 2015, India had about 18,452 unelectrified villages. Since then, until April 28 this year, India managed to electrify close to 16 and a half villages every day

  • E-vehicles charging stations need no licence, says govt Apr 16, 2018 03:40 PM IST

    E-vehicles charging stations need no licence, says govt

    Transmission, distribution and trading of electricity need licences under the Electricity Act. Therefore, all utilities have to seek licences for sale of power to consumers.

  • Assam electricity tariff to fall by 14 paise/unit from April Mar 19, 2018 07:08 PM IST

    Assam electricity tariff to fall by 14 paise/unit from April

    "The energy charges have been reduced by 20-30 paise per unit. The Commission has marginally increased the fixed/demand charges for most categories. This has resulted in an overall decrease of 2 per cent (14 paise/unit) as compared to the existing tariff," Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) said in a statement.

  • Arunachal Pradesh CM take stock of power project Mar 11, 2018 03:28 PM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh CM take stock of power project

    He asked them to abide by schedule for the trial run of the turbines and the commissioning of the project.

  • Meghalaya has potential to sell electricity to other states: CM Mukul Sangma Jan 05, 2018 02:40 PM IST

    Meghalaya has potential to sell electricity to other states: CM Mukul Sangma

    Inaugurating the Rs 629 crore Umtru hydro-electric project at Dehal in Ri Bhoi district yesterday, he said the state has various potential areas for power generation and called on the local indigenous people to participate in the process of state building.

  • KKNP unit-1 was shut down in June 2015 for refuelling: Govt Jan 04, 2018 08:51 AM IST

    KKNP unit-1 was shut down in June 2015 for refuelling: Govt

    Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha also said, "During the first refuelling shutdown, in parallel with refuelling, detailed inspections, surveillance tests, mandatory checks and routine maintenance works were carried out."

  • India looks to provide access to electricity to all in 2018 Jan 01, 2018 02:05 PM IST

    India looks to provide access to electricity to all in 2018

    The new year will see the government accelerate efforts to achieve the mammoth task of reaching power to more than a quarter of a billion people who lack access to electricity.

  • Jharkhand CM launches programme to provide electricity to all villages Dec 31, 2017 08:08 PM IST

    Jharkhand CM launches programme to provide electricity to all villages

    Launching the "Saubhagya Yojana" here, Das said only 38 lakh households out of 68 lakh households in the state could get electricity in 67 years.

  • India needs to build solar-electricity storage system: Researcher Nov 28, 2017 02:46 PM IST

    India needs to build solar-electricity storage system: Researcher

    There is a mismatch between peak demand and electricity generation period for solar, said Nitya Nanda, Fellow & Area Convenor at the Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

  • Will continue Piyush Goyal's good work, says power minister RK Singh Sep 05, 2017 01:55 PM IST

    Will continue Piyush Goyal's good work, says power minister RK Singh

    The government has been working to achieve the goals of 24X7 power for all, debt free efficient discoms, clean energy power capacity of 175 GW by 2022 and revival over 40 GW stressed power assets.

  • Micro-grids, a route to ensure 24X7 power Aug 17, 2017 06:22 PM IST

    Micro-grids, a route to ensure 24X7 power

    The following article is an initiative of Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd and is intended to create awareness among the readers.

  • China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties Aug 04, 2017 10:21 AM IST

    China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

    Since taking office in April last year, Suu Kyi has sought to repair relations that were strained when a previous semi-civilian government in 2011 blocked a China-backed dam, which was supposed to send most of its electricity to China's Yunnan province.

  • 'Push for digital payment among reasons behind farmers stir' Jun 09, 2017 01:28 PM IST

    'Push for digital payment among reasons behind farmers stir'

    "The Centre and the state government have forbidden the farmers to sell poppy husk since the last two years in Mandsaur and Neemuch districts and this has rendered hundreds of farmers, mostly members of the strong Patidar community, jobless," the official from western Madhya Pradesh told PTI.

  • NTPC power generation cost drops 39.5 paise to below Rs 2/unit Apr 17, 2017 03:03 PM IST

    NTPC power generation cost drops 39.5 paise to below Rs 2/unit

    Data available with NTPC showed that the overall cost of power generation has come down to below Rs 2 last fiscal, driven by improved quality of coal and its supplies, a power ministry official said.

  • India's solar power capacity crosses 12 GW Apr 10, 2017 07:55 PM IST

    India's solar power capacity crosses 12 GW

    India added 5,525 MW solar power generation capacity last fiscal, taking the total from this clean source to 12,288 MW.

  • Need single rate of power across nation for steel: Steel Secy Apr 05, 2017 10:43 PM IST

    Need single rate of power across nation for steel: Steel Secy

    Raising concerns over high power tariff, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma today called for a single rate of electricity across the country for the sector. She also said the ministry is discussing with the Chhattisgarh government to seek concessional rate of electricity for the sector in the next fiscal also.

  • February core sector growth sputters to over a 1-year low of 1% Mar 31, 2017 07:04 PM IST

    February core sector growth sputters to over a 1-year low of 1%

    The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity was 9.4 per cent in February 2016.

  • Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers: Nitish Mar 31, 2017 05:25 PM IST

    Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers: Nitish

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced in the state Assembly that the state government would provide subsidy on power bill to consumers instead of power companies from 2017-18 fiscal.

  • India to export additional 145 MW electricity to Nepal Mar 31, 2017 09:08 AM IST

    India to export additional 145 MW electricity to Nepal

    "Export of power to Nepal is expected to increase by around 145 MW shortly through two 132 kV transmission lines," Indian Embassy said in a statement.

  • PFS divests entire stake in IEX for Rs 132.54 crore Mar 30, 2017 03:30 PM IST

    PFS divests entire stake in IEX for Rs 132.54 crore

    In a BSE filing, PFS said, "it has divested its entire stake in India Energy Exchange (IEX) for an amount of Rs 132.54 crore".

  • Jyotiraditya Scindia- Piyush Goyal clash in LS during debate on power situation Mar 30, 2017 01:13 PM IST

    Jyotiraditya Scindia- Piyush Goyal clash in LS during debate on power situation

    Raising the issue during Question Hour, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged that 7 crore households did not have electricity, but the government was making "tall claims" of connecting every home with power.

  • Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal take states' list under UDAY to 26 Mar 29, 2017 05:37 PM IST

    Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal take states' list under UDAY to 26

    Twenty six states are now part of the UDAY scheme, meant for the revival of debt stressed discoms, after Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura formally joined the programme.

  • India becomes net exporter of power for the first time: Government Mar 29, 2017 10:58 AM IST

    India becomes net exporter of power for the first time: Government

    April-February power exports of around 5,798 million units were 4 percent higher than what India bought from Bhutan, which has been a steady supplier of hydro-electricity to the country since the eighties.

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