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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion breather for power gencos: CRISIL May 20, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion breather for power gencos: CRISIL

    The move would help clear a chunk of discoms' obligations to generation companies (gencos), it said in a statement.

  • 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

  • Looking for safety? This stock can be a good option Mar 30, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Looking for safety? This stock can be a good option

  • 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 

  • Power sector stress spreads to new areas Feb 18, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Power sector stress spreads to new areas

    Mounting discom dues threatens to add NPAs in power sector, especially in renewables. In the coal-based sector, only 5.9 GW of the 41GW capacity that is stressed has achieved resolution.

  • Adani, Vedanta eyeing Lanco’s 600 MW Chhattisgarh power plant: Report Feb 12, 2020 09:31 AM IST

    Adani, Vedanta eyeing Lanco’s 600 MW Chhattisgarh power plant: Report

    Sources also said at least one more party, a Singapore-based player, could join the bidding process.

  • A defensive play in power Jan 14, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    A defensive play in power

  • Coal allocation by CIL to power sector under e-auction drops 23% in April-November Jan 03, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Coal allocation by CIL to power sector under e-auction drops 23% in April-November

    Coal India (CIL) had allocated 21.91 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the April-November period of 2018-19, according to the latest monthly summary by the coal ministry for the Cabinet.

  • 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

  • Has the coal sector reached an inflexion point? Dec 24, 2019 09:50 AM IST

    Has the coal sector reached an inflexion point?

    Coal consumption as a fuel for power generation is expected to decline for the first time in recorded history

  • 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

  • Climate Crisis | How to untangle the mixed signals on coal in India? Sep 27, 2019 04:30 PM IST

    Climate Crisis | How to untangle the mixed signals on coal in India?

    Several studies indicate that coal is losing its charm in India. The global trends indicate that global capital is fleeing coal. In such a scenario, is it a smart move for India to open commercial coal mining to 100 per cent FDI?

  • Payment guarantees for power purchases will boost revival chances of the power sector Jul 26, 2019 09:21 AM IST

    Payment guarantees for power purchases will boost revival chances of the power sector

    About Rs 30,000 crore of bank guarantees will have to be readied by August 1.

  • 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

  • Govt moves to chart five-year road map for power sector Jul 01, 2019 03:21 PM IST

    Govt moves to chart five-year road map for power sector

    Power ministry proposes a ‘power sector council’ to address issues between the Union and states as part of a 100-day plan

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