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  • Coal stocks improve at power plants in November, says Power Minister Dec 02, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Coal stocks improve at power plants in November, says Power Minister

    The government has taken various steps for maintenance of adequate coal stocks with power plants, Power Minister R K Singh said.

  • India needs to tap hydro resources to achieve 500 GW RE capacity target: R K Singh Nov 08, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    India needs to tap hydro resources to achieve 500 GW RE capacity target: R K Singh

    The Minister made the remarks at an event organised to mark the 47th Raising Day of power PSU NHPC on Sunday.

  • Power ministry proposes amendments in EC Act to boost renewable energy consumption Oct 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Power ministry proposes amendments in EC Act to boost renewable energy consumption

    The amendments are aimed at promoting consumption of renewable energy.

  • NHPC pays Rs 249 crore dividend to government for 2020-21 Oct 26, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    NHPC pays Rs 249 crore dividend to government for 2020-21

    NHPC today has seven lakh shareholders (approx) and total dividend pay-out for the FY 2020-21, including interim dividend, worked out to Rs 1,607.21 crore as against Rs 1,506.76 crore for 2019.20, it said.

  • Coal, railway, power ministers discuss coal supply situation at power plants Oct 19, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Coal, railway, power ministers discuss coal supply situation at power plants

    The meeting comes against the backdrop of power plants grappling with coal shortages.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah holds meet with power, coal ministers Oct 11, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Home Minister Amit Shah holds meet with power, coal ministers

    During the hour-long meeting, the three ministers were believed to have discussed the availability of coal to power plants and the current power demands.

  • Govt scrambles all resources to avert power crisis Oct 10, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Govt scrambles all resources to avert power crisis

    In a year when the country produced record coal, excessive rains in coal producing belt hit movement of the fuel from mines to power generation units, impacting power generation in many states including Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Power consumption moderates by 72 MU on Oct 9 amid coal shortage Oct 10, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Power consumption moderates by 72 MU on Oct 9 amid coal shortage

    According to the data, the power consumption of 3,900 MU on Friday or October 8 was the highest this month so far (from October 1 to 9), which also became a cause of concern among the ongoing coal shortage crisis in the country.

  • After Centre' assurance on coal supply, Manish Sisodia accuses it of 'turning blind eye' to every problem Oct 10, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    After Centre' assurance on coal supply, Manish Sisodia accuses it of 'turning blind eye' to every problem

    His remarks came after the coal ministry asserted that sufficient dry fuel is available in the country to meet the demand of electricity generating plants and dismissed as "entirely misplaced" any fear of disruption in power supply.

  • 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.

  • India plans to emerge as a global leader in green hydrogen: R K Singh Aug 27, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    India plans to emerge as a global leader in green hydrogen: R K Singh

    In a telephonic conversation last evening, Singh also informed Kerry that India will invite bids for green hydrogen in the next 3-4 months to encourage viable usage of hydrogen as a fuel, according to a power ministry statement.

  • Government to come out with Green Hydrogen Purchase Obligation: RK Singh Jul 16, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Government to come out with Green Hydrogen Purchase Obligation: RK Singh

    The minister also informed that the government will come out with a green hydrogen bid in the next four-five months and green hydrogen will be dollar denominated for a couple of years.

  • Modi 2.0: Maximum Government, Maximum Governance and Maximum Representation Jul 07, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    Modi 2.0: Maximum Government, Maximum Governance and Maximum Representation

    Government sources said the idea was also “Maximum Representation” in the Council of Ministers and getting more young faces in as a generational change.

  • India's power demand soars to all-time high of 197.06 GW Jul 06, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    India's power demand soars to all-time high of 197.06 GW

    Experts opined that high temperatures in many states due to delayed monsoon and easing of restrictions that were in place to curb coronavirus infections have led to a surge in power demand.

  • Govt to make green hydrogen purchase mandatory for certain sectors: R K Singh Jun 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Govt to make green hydrogen purchase mandatory for certain sectors: R K Singh

    Under Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), bulk purchasers like discoms, open access consumers and captive users are required to buy a certain proportion of renewable energy out of their total consumption of electricity. They can also buy RE certificates from renewable energy producers to meet the RPO norms.

  • Discoms get Rs 46,321 crore under liquidity package so far out of total sanctioned loans of Rs 1.35 lakh crore Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Discoms get Rs 46,321 crore under liquidity package so far out of total sanctioned loans of Rs 1.35 lakh crore

    The central government had announced a liquidity infusion scheme as part of AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan on May 13, 2020, in the backdrop of the outbreak of global pandemic COVID-19 in the country.

  • Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Damage to NTPC project may delay its commissioning, says Power Minister R K Singh Feb 08, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Damage to NTPC project may delay its commissioning, says Power Minister R K Singh

    The Union Power Minister R K Singh visited Tapovan on Monday to assess the extent of damage at the project site, a day after the glacier burst in Chamoli district.

  • Power Minister R K Singh unveils rules to protect electricity consumers Dec 21, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Power Minister R K Singh unveils rules to protect electricity consumers

    The rules provide for penalties for power distribution utilities (discoms) for not maintaining mandated standards of services under the Electricity (Rights of consumers) Rules.

  • Mumbai Electricity Failure: Power ministry to send central team to study Mumbai outage Oct 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Mumbai Electricity Failure: Power ministry to send central team to study Mumbai outage

    "Out of more than 2000 MW which went off, about 1900 MW has been restored, the remaining will be restored soon. The national grid is fine, the problem happened in some parts of the state grid,” R K Singh added. The minister also said central power sector officers have been rendering assistance for restoring full electricity supply in Mumbai.

  • World Solar Technology Summit to see 26,000 participants from 149 nations Sep 07, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    World Solar Technology Summit to see 26,000 participants from 149 nations

    An international journal on solar technology will also be launched on the occasion. The first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) is being organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

  • Govt likely to hike liquidity package for discoms to Rs 1.25 lakh crore Jul 03, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Govt likely to hike liquidity package for discoms to Rs 1.25 lakh crore

    Singh said that the states have requested for a hike in the liquidity package and extension of period outstanding dues by few more months due to the impact of COVID-19 induced lockdown.

  • Dismissing canards against power reforms, R K Singh says making sector viable only challenge left Jun 26, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Dismissing canards against power reforms, R K Singh says making sector viable only challenge left

    He said three canards are being spread against various reforms in the power sector which includes a claim that there would be infringement of states' rights to appoint members of state power regulators and this power is being transferred to the central government under the proposed Electricity Act.

  • Basic customs duty on solar equipment may hit SEZ manufacturing facilities: Experts Jun 25, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Basic customs duty on solar equipment may hit SEZ manufacturing facilities: Experts

    Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh on Thursday said his ministry has proposed to impose basic custom duty (BCD) from August 1, this year on solar equipment, including cells, modules and inverters, in the range of 15-20 percent in the first year, which would eventually increase up to 40 percent.

  • India may impose up to 25% import tax on solar modules, solar cells Jun 25, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    India may impose up to 25% import tax on solar modules, solar cells

    India does not currently levy a customs duty on imports of solar cells and modules, but has a safeguard duty to protect its local industry which expires in July.

  • Power producers seek minister's intervention as Madhya Pradesh denies payment to IPPs May 27, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    Power producers seek minister's intervention as Madhya Pradesh denies payment to IPPs

    According to the letter, several IPPs which supply power to the state through Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Ltd (MPPMCL) have been facing "arbitrary and discrimination action with regard to payment of capacity charges by MPPMCL".

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