Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Reduced in Madhya Pradesh

Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Reduced in Madhya Pradesh

To tackle the unprecedented challenges posed by the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has reduced the rate of current late payment surcharge (LPS) to be ...
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Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
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DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification regarding letters of credit (LoC) to be given by distribution companies (DISCOMs). It stated that DISCOMs are expected to deposit LoCs for ...
CERC_ DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC: DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the ongoing lockdown in the country caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Central Electricity of Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reduced the rate for late payment surcharge (LPS) payable by distribution ...
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CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to defer implementing the real-time power market (RPM) until June 1, 2020. In January 2020, ...
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Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) is the latest addition to the group of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) seeking refuge under the force majeure clause following the ...
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Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation with the country in a state of complete lockdown declared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from March 24, 2020, to ...
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SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
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Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite to Begin Green Corridor Transmission Project in Gujarat to Evacuate Wind Energy

Sterlite Power, a global power transmission developer, has announced that it will join hands with GE T&D India Limited, Unitech Power Transmission Limited (UPTL), Tata Projects Limited (TPL), and Associate ...
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DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Amid the growing fear of the spread of Coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, the workforce of the power sector, including the ...
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COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rescheduled implementing the fifth amendment of deviation settlement regulations from April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The present regulations (Regulation 7) will ...
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Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation, causing far-reaching consequences for both businesses and consumers across the country. In a circular issued on February 19, 2020, the government ...
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NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids for an inverter transformer package for the Solapur solar PV project in Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the design, ...
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Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Considering the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has severely affected the economy, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a directive which states that the power may be scheduled even ...
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Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a public procurement order with revised requirements for locally made components in electrical equipment used in the power distribution center. The Ministry issued ...
Fourth Partner and Lithium Urban Technologies to Set up Solar EV Charging Stations

Fourth Partner and Lithium Urban Technologies to Set up Solar EV Charging Stations

Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar energy management company, announced that it has partnered with Lithium Urban Technologies, a commercial electric vehicle (EV) fleet provider, to set up solar-powered EV charging ...
Power Transmission Unit Employees to Continue Working Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Power Transmission Unit Employees to Continue Working Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

To provide operation and maintenance of the interstate transmission network during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has requested the administrations of all states and union ...
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AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Nigeria announced the launch of their National Electrification Project (NEP), which aims to help improve access to energy by promoting private ...
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Raipur Smart City Seeks Agencies to Set up EV Charging Stations in the City

Raipur Smart City Seeks Agencies to Set up EV Charging Stations in the City

Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) has floated a tender to select an agency for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multiple locations in the city on an annual ...
Mumbai-based Start-Up to Launch of EV Chargers Integrated With Streetlamps

Mumbai-based Start-Up to Launch EV Chargers Integrated With Streetlamps

Magenta Power, a renewable solutions provider, has announced plans to roll out its ChargeGrid Flare, and electric chargers integrated with streetlamps, in a unique attempt to promote electric vehicle (EV) ...
Karnataka Seeks to Procure 50 Electric Buses

Karnataka Seeks to Procure 50 Electric Buses

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has invited bids for the selection of service providers for the procurement, operation, and maintenance of 50 intercity AC electric buses on the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
A Lithium-Ion Battery That May Last Up To One Million Miles

A Lithium-Ion Battery That May Last Up To One Million Miles

Researchers at Penn State University claim to have developed a lithium-ion battery that is safe and has power and can last up to one million miles. A team of researchers ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Tata Power to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure for Jaguar Land Rover in India

Tata Power to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure for Jaguar Land Rover in India

Jaguar Land Rover has entered into a partnership with Tata Power, which is India’s largest integrated power company, to provide end-to-end EV charging solutions. Tata Power will provide charging solutions ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid