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  • Blackout in power reforms Dec 21, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    Blackout in power reforms

    Scrapping of key clauses in draft bill to amend Electricity Act shows how political compulsion can override economic good

  • How energy as a service is enabling investments in renewables Dec 13, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    How energy as a service is enabling investments in renewables

    The effective utilisation of the EAAS concept demands intensive digitalisation. Consumers will have to switch to smart electric devices that allow sharing real-time power consumption data 

  • Threat of insolvency suits can nudge discoms to adopt better financial practices Nov 12, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Threat of insolvency suits can nudge discoms to adopt better financial practices

    Private power generators who entirely depend on discoms for their revenues may hesitate to initiate insolvency proceedings. But the threat can force discoms to adopt loss reduction measures

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 | 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

  • Budget 2019 | From power to powerlessness: Risks are real Jun 10, 2019 04:20 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | From power to powerlessness: Risks are real

    The Budget should have out-of-the box solutions or should allow the old system of subsidies and money distribution to continue.

  • Why greater flexibility will not help resolve stressed assets Jun 10, 2019 07:04 AM IST

    Why greater flexibility will not help resolve stressed assets

    Resolution inevitably requires large haircuts and bankers, especially in the public sector, are often not willing to take such decisions.

  • Comment | Supreme Court ruling kicks the can down the road for stressed power projects Apr 03, 2019 06:10 PM IST

    Comment | Supreme Court ruling kicks the can down the road for stressed power projects

    Supreme Court may have given the power sector some leg room but the environment is not conducive for deals in the sector

  • Opinion | The many dangers from coal shortages Oct 26, 2018 08:32 AM IST

    Opinion | The many dangers from coal shortages

    The key reason for the coal shortage lies not so much in production, which has increased, but in transportation of the fuel

  • Opinion | Why discom losses continue to hurt despite Modi govt's UDAY scheme Sep 24, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Opinion | Why discom losses continue to hurt despite Modi govt's UDAY scheme

    India will have to find out ways to cope with an Rs 4.8 lakh crore debt burden in the power sector. This, however, is most likely to be taken up by the new government formed after the 2019 general elections

  • Opinion | UDAY Scheme: It's high time state governments said 'let there be light' Jun 28, 2018 08:39 PM IST

    Opinion | UDAY Scheme: It's high time state governments said 'let there be light'

    State governments continue to hesitate in taking tough measures to improve power scenario in their states keeping political interest ahead

  • Specialty chemicals maker Elantas Beck gains from power reforms, delisting buzz Jun 22, 2017 09:21 AM IST

    Specialty chemicals maker Elantas Beck gains from power reforms, delisting buzz

    The government’s policy focus on the power sector and the anticipated increase in generation capacity to 400 GW by 2022 is one of the key drivers for Elantas.

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