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  • 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".

  • Power ministry writes to states about Rs 90,000 crore package to discoms May 16, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Power ministry writes to states about Rs 90,000 crore package to discoms

    “The package for power sector will significantly reduce the burden of discoms for maintaining distribution of electricity as supplied by gencos/transcos during these difficult times,” Power Minister R K Singh said in the statement.

  • India saves Rs 89,122 crore in 2018-19 by energy efficiency May 06, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    India saves Rs 89,122 crore in 2018-19 by energy efficiency

    "The energy efficiency initiatives by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) led to savings worth Rs 89,122 crore in 2018-19," a report released by Power Minister R K Singh on Wednesday.

  • APP writes to power min, seeks coal payment deferment amid lockdown Apr 15, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    APP writes to power min, seeks coal payment deferment amid lockdown

    APP has also written a similar letter to Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi explaining the requirement for this supplier's credit.

  • Installed rooftop solar capacity in India at 1,922 MW: R K Singh Mar 17, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Installed rooftop solar capacity in India at 1,922 MW: R K Singh

    Till March 13, 2020, rooftop solar power plants of an aggregate capacity of 1,922MW have been installed in the country, of which 346MW have been installed in the residential sector, Minister of New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in the Rajya Sabha, citing ministry data.

  • India to be electricity-based economy eventually, says R K Singh Feb 24, 2020 09:58 PM IST

    India to be electricity-based economy eventually, says R K Singh

    EESL, a joint venture of public sector undertakings under the power ministry, has completed 10 years of scaling up energy efficiency programmes in India and globally.

  • Renewables to contribute 21% of electricity demand in India in 2021-22: R K Singh Feb 06, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Renewables to contribute 21% of electricity demand in India in 2021-22: R K Singh

    The major steps being taken by the government to meet the targets of renewable energy in the country include permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 per cent under the automatic route.

  • India commissions 7,591 MW RE capacity in April-December FY20: R K Singh Feb 04, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    India commissions 7,591 MW RE capacity in April-December FY20: R K Singh

    It is expected that RE capacity addition in 2019-20 will exceed the capacity addition achieved in the previous financial year which stood at 8,532.22 MW, he said.

  • 24x7 electricity for all: Tight ropewalk for govt Dec 23, 2019 04:20 PM IST

    24x7 electricity for all: Tight ropewalk for govt

    The agenda for the year 2020 is well laid out -- launch of UDAY 2.0, installation of smart pre-paid metres, prompt payment by discoms, making coal available for short term and reviving gas based plants.

  • No power crisis in India: Minister Dec 12, 2019 12:46 PM IST

    No power crisis in India: Minister

    The minister said in the Lok Sabha that states meet their demand from their own generating sources and share from central generating stations.

  • Multiple steps taken to check cyber threats faced by national power grid: Govt Dec 03, 2019 09:20 PM IST

    Multiple steps taken to check cyber threats faced by national power grid: Govt

    Singh was replying to a question on whether a large number of assets of national power grid could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and what steps the government has taken to increase security across power grid in the country.

  • Power generation in October fell over 12% to 98,887 MU Dec 03, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    Power generation in October fell over 12% to 98,887 MU

    As per the figures provided by the minister, 1,06,200 MU electricity was generated in August 2019, which was 0.39 per cent higher than 1,05,793 MU generated in August 2018.

  • State govt departments owe Rs 41,700cr to discoms: Power Minister Dec 03, 2019 03:41 PM IST

    State govt departments owe Rs 41,700cr to discoms: Power Minister

    "As a result of UDAY, some improvement has happened. The losses in AT&C have come down from 22 per cent to about 18 per cent. So there has been some progress, though the progress could have been better," Singh said.

  • Power ministry unveils norms for allocating coal linkage to plants without PPAs Dec 02, 2019 04:35 PM IST

    Power ministry unveils norms for allocating coal linkage to plants without PPAs

    Making coal available for short-term to stressed power plants was one of the recommendations of the high-level committee headed by then Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha. The panel had submitted its report in November last year.

  • India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: R K Singh Nov 28, 2019 09:10 PM IST

    India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: R K Singh

    The government's target is to installing 1,00,000 MW grid-connected solar power capacity by December 2022, Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Govt sets up over 56 MW waste-to-energy capacity in last 3 years: R K Singh Nov 21, 2019 08:11 PM IST

    Govt sets up over 56 MW waste-to-energy capacity in last 3 years: R K Singh

    'A total capacity of 56.34 MW has been set up for power generation from waste garbage/material during last three years and current year in the country,' Singh said.

  • India to cross 200 GW renewable energy capacity mark by 2022: Power Minister Nov 12, 2019 01:31 PM IST

    India to cross 200 GW renewable energy capacity mark by 2022: Power Minister

    "We have decided that by 2022 we will establish 175 GW of renewable energy capacity. We are close to achieving the target," Singh said at BRICS Energy Ministers meet in Brasilia, Brazil on Monday.

  • States to face cut in funds for missing targets under UDAY 2.0: Minister Aug 21, 2019 06:45 PM IST

    States to face cut in funds for missing targets under UDAY 2.0: Minister

    The Centre in November 2015 had launched the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) to bring about operational and financial turnaround of debt-laden power distribution companies.

  • Industry pitches for moving to 100% TBCB for projects in power, renewable sector Jul 01, 2019 08:40 PM IST

    Industry pitches for moving to 100% TBCB for projects in power, renewable sector

    The suggestions were put forward by representatives of power industry in a day-long brainstorming session chaired by Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh to seek stakeholders' views for preparation of five-year vision document for energy sector in the national capital.

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