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  • Electricity prices soften in spot market but coal situation remains tight Oct 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Electricity prices soften in spot market but coal situation remains tight

    Resumption of rains in several parts of the country and reduction in temperatures have helped reduce demand

  • India's coal import drops in August despite higher fuel demand from power sector Oct 17, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    India's coal import drops in August despite higher fuel demand from power sector

    According to data compiled by mjunction services, "Imports in August 2021 stood at around 15.22 million tonnes…imports in August 2021 were also down by 2.7 stood at around 15.22 million tonnes…imports in August 2021 were also down by 2.7 percent over August 2020."

  • Rising discom overdues are straining the power supply chain Oct 13, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    Rising discom overdues are straining the power supply chain

    Latest data as of October shows total overdues to power generators, excluding disputed amounts, rose by 15 percent over the September 2021 level

  • Govt releases guidelines for cybersecurity in power sector Oct 07, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    Govt releases guidelines for cybersecurity in power sector

    The ministry said this is the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been formulated on cybersecurity in the power sector.

  • CIL steps up supply coal to power sector; per-day average 20% higher than last year Sep 10, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    CIL steps up supply coal to power sector; per-day average 20% higher than last year

    The OFS comprises sale of up to 1.74 crore shares by Rhine Holdings Ltd; up to 7.23 lakh shares by Kedaara Capital Alternative Investment Fund-Kedaara Capital AIF I; and up to 1.81 crore shares by Ravi Modi Family Trust.

  • To keep the lights on, India’s power sector needs climate-resilient grids Aug 30, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    To keep the lights on, India’s power sector needs climate-resilient grids

    Given India’s ambitious plans to rapidly transition to a cleaner energy economy, it becomes imperative to develop and invest in climate resilient power grids to improve people’s living standards 

  • Can the electricity Bill switch on power supply reforms? Jul 19, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    Can the electricity Bill switch on power supply reforms?

    The Centre and states will have to set aside political priorities and regional dynamics to make the legislation work

  • Why power discom dues are finally declining Jul 02, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Why power discom dues are finally declining

  • India’s excess power capacities begin to correct, now wait for demand Jun 17, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    India’s excess power capacities begin to correct, now wait for demand

    Thermal power capacity additions dropped to multi-year lows last fiscal year while renewable energy additions moderated

  • Assam will try to replicate Gujarat model in power sector: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Jun 16, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Assam will try to replicate Gujarat model in power sector: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    A delegation of the Assam Power department, led by Power Minister Bimal Bora will soon visit the western state to understand its best practices, the chief minister said while holding a virtual meeting with the Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Bhai Patel and senior officials of the Urja Vikas Nigam Limited on Tuesday night.

  • Coal India's production dips marginally by 1% in 2020-21, offtake too down 1.3% Apr 01, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Coal India's production dips marginally by 1% in 2020-21, offtake too down 1.3%

    Primarily, what affected CIL’s supplies was reduced coal lifting by the power sector and a steep 31 percent fall in road transport despite the company’s efforts to convert traffic from road to rail during the lockdown period.

  • Coal ministry offers 67 more blocks under new set of commercial auctions Mar 25, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Coal ministry offers 67 more blocks under new set of commercial auctions

    Out of these, 37 are fully explored, meaning it could be brought to production immediately, and 30 partially. During the first round of auctions held last year, 19 mines received successful bids, out of the 38 on offer.

  • Union Budget 2021 | Power stocks jump as govt announces Rs 3.05 lakh crore package to revive discoms Feb 01, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021 | Power stocks jump as govt announces Rs 3.05 lakh crore package to revive discoms

    In addition, with an aim to give more powers in the hands of consumers and breaking the monopoly of discoms, the Budget has proposed the introduction of a new framework to give the option to consumers to choose from more than one discoms.

  • CIL's coal allocation to power sector under e-auction rises 5.9% in April-November Dec 24, 2020 09:42 PM IST

    CIL's coal allocation to power sector under e-auction rises 5.9% in April-November

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) had allocated 16.95 mt of coal during the April-November period of the previous financial year.

  • Exclusive | Finance Ministry receives recommendation to reduce GST compensation cess on coal from Rs 400 to Rs 50 per tonne Nov 04, 2020 02:34 PM IST

    Exclusive | Finance Ministry receives recommendation to reduce GST compensation cess on coal from Rs 400 to Rs 50 per tonne

    A white paper prepared by Council on Energy, Environment and Water along with Environmental Defense Fund and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation had highlighted that carbon taxation should be a key policy instrument for India's carbon mitigation strategy and meeting climate goals.

  • This large-cap utility is ripe for bargain-hunting Oct 09, 2020 09:56 AM IST

    This large-cap utility is ripe for bargain-hunting

    Higher cash flows, asset monetisation and expected recovery in the consultancy and telecom business should lead to better earnings for Power Grid

  • Power consumption grows by 5.6% in September, recovers after 6 months of slump Oct 01, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Power consumption grows by 5.6% in September, recovers after 6 months of slump

    Power consumption had declined from March onwards after COVID-19 outbreak as economic activity came to a standstill due to the lockdown.

  • Power consumption almost at normal level, slump narrows to just 0.85% in August Sep 01, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Power consumption almost at normal level, slump narrows to just 0.85% in August

    Power consumption in August last year was at 111.52 BU, as per power ministry data.

  • India's power output falls for sixth straight month in August Sep 01, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    India's power output falls for sixth straight month in August

    August power generation fell 0.9 percent, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, slower than the 1.8 percent decline seen in July.

  • Lakhs of power sector workers protest against Electricity Amendment Bill : AIPEF Aug 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Lakhs of power sector workers protest against Electricity Amendment Bill : AIPEF

    "Lakhs of power sector employees and engineers across the country held peaceful protest meetings seeking withdrawal of Electricity Bill 2020 and to oppose the privatization process of electricity distribution in Union Territories and other states," AIPEF spokesperson V K Gupta said in a statement.

  • India's power output rises for first time in five months in early August Aug 17, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    India's power output rises for first time in five months in early August

    Power generation rose 2.6 percent in the first 15 days of August compared with the same period of last year, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, compared with a 1.8 percent fall in July.

  • CIL's coal allocation to power sector under e-auction drops 29% in Q1 Jul 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    CIL's coal allocation to power sector under e-auction drops 29% in Q1

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) had allocated 6.65MT of coal in April-June period of the last fiscal, according to coal ministry data.

  • CIL's coal supply to power sector drops over 21% to 93.5 MT in Apr-Jun quarter Jul 20, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    CIL's coal supply to power sector drops over 21% to 93.5 MT in Apr-Jun quarter

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) had supplied 119.5MT of dry-fuel in the April-June period of the previous fiscal, according to a latest report by the Coal Ministry.

  • CIL's coal supply to power sector drops 24% to 62 MT in Apr-May Jun 25, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    CIL's coal supply to power sector drops 24% to 62 MT in Apr-May

    The supply of coal by CIL to the power sector in April-May, 2018-19 was at 81.29MT, according to recent government data.

  • PM Modi reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed May 28, 2020 09:50 AM IST

    PM Modi reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed

    Reviewing the work of Power, and New and Renewable Energy ministries on Wednesday evening, Modi pointed out that the problems in the power sector, especially of electricity distribution segment, vary across regions and states.

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