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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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 ...
Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three states and ...
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DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹62.19 billion (~$856.2 million) in overdue outstanding payments at the end of January 2020. Excluding payments under dispute, overdue payments stood at ₹61.88 ...
National Solar Federation Requests Andhra to Withhold Hearing of Forecasting Regulations

Solar Federation Requests Andhra to Withhold Hearing of Forecasting Regulations

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) asking it to withhold from a public hearing until the ...
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Government to Set Up 50 GW of Ultra-Mega Renewable Parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan

Government to Set Up 50 GW of Ultra-Mega Renewable Parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification to set up 50 GW of ultra-mega renewable energy parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The ultra-mega parks with ...
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MNRE Opens Facilitation Center for Renewable Industry and its Investors

MNRE Opens Facilitation Center for Renewable Industry and its Investors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened an Industry and Investors' Facilitation Centre, which would work as a focal point to provide all the information regarding programs ...
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Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has asked the state and UT (Union Territory) governments to request the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERC) to consider reducing the retail power tariff to ...
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Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission Pushes Daman & Diu to Meet RPO Targets

Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission Pushes Daman & Diu to Meet RPO Targets

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) in its order has directed Dadra and Nagar Haveli Power Distribution Corporation Limited (DNHPDCL) and the electricity department of Daman & Diu to bid ...
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Purdue University, Machine Learning, Sensors, Columbia University, Electric Current

New Sensing Technology Could Enhance Machine Learning Precision for Manufacturing EVs

Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a sensing module that involves machine learning in a range of applications ranging from electric cars to manufacturing and home design. The ...
India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20_ CEA

India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20: CEA

In its latest load generation balance report (LGBR), the Central Energy Authority (CEA) has projected that India’s anticipated power supply position for the year 2019-20 would reflect a surplus of ...
Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently informed Parliament that the government had taken multiple steps to curb cyber threats on the national power grid. During the Question Hour ...
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Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
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Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

In response to a petition filed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL), the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order which states that it is not ...
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Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and the Rockefeller Foundation have launched TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd., with plans to set up 10,000 microgrids in India by 2026. The new unit is expected to provide ...
Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

To modernize its fleet sustainably, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has issued a tender to procure 300 low floor electric buses. Suppliers of the buses would be expected to provide ...
Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation, which will go into effect from January 1, ...
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Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
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India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
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APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state and joint electricity regulatory commissions to explain the delay in the revision of the tariff, lack of payments to the ...
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DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the top renewable energy generating states of the country are the biggest defaulters when it comes to paying dues for the power procured from renewable projects ...
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After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
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CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification to address the procedure, terms, and conditions for the grant of licenses for electricity trading. The draft notification sets the ...
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