Dec 02, 2021 03:27 PM IST
The government has taken various steps for maintenance of adequate coal stocks with power plants, Power Minister R K Singh said.
- Nov 08, 2021 12:50 PM IST
The Minister made the remarks at an event organised to mark the 47th Raising Day of power PSU NHPC on Sunday.
- Oct 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST
The amendments are aimed at promoting consumption of renewable energy.
- Oct 26, 2021 08:20 PM IST
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.
- Oct 19, 2021 06:18 PM IST
The meeting comes against the backdrop of power plants grappling with coal shortages.
- Oct 11, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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.
- Oct 10, 2021 09:14 PM IST
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.
- Oct 10, 2021 06:53 PM IST
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.
- Oct 10, 2021 06:37 PM IST
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.
- Oct 07, 2021 09:06 PM IST
The ministry said this is the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been formulated on cybersecurity in the power sector.
- Aug 27, 2021 02:46 PM IST
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.
- Jul 16, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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.
- Jul 07, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Government sources said the idea was also “Maximum Representation” in the Council of Ministers and getting more young faces in as a generational change.
- Jul 06, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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.
- Jun 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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.
- Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
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.
- Feb 08, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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.
- Dec 21, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The rules provide for penalties for power distribution utilities (discoms) for not maintaining mandated standards of services under the Electricity (Rights of consumers) Rules.
- Oct 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST
"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.
- Sep 07, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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).
- Jul 03, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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.
- Jun 26, 2020 06:45 PM IST
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.
- Jun 25, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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.
- Jun 25, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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.
- May 27, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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".