Power Ministry Notifies Timelines to Replace Existing Meters With Smart Meters

Power Ministry Notifies Timelines to Replace Existing Meters With Smart Meters

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the timelines to replace existing meters with smart meters with a prepayment feature. The notification is effective August 17, 2021 All consumers (other ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 8% Between FY 2016 and 2020

AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 2% Between FY 2016 and 2020

Union Minister R.K. Singh replied to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has reviewed the assistance provided to states and power distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the ...
/ / AT&C, Grid
Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

The Ministry of Power released its ninth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) for the financial year (FY) 2020. Overall, 16 DISCOMs (out of 41) registered improvements ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Five More States Become Eligible for Power Sector's Reform-Linked Borrowings

Five More States Become Eligible for Power Sector’s Reform-Linked Borrowings

Reform-linked borrowings have provided the necessary impetus for reforms in the power sector in many states in the country. According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Finance, ...
/ / AT&C, Grid
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

₹5.75 Billion Given to Six States to Curtail Their AT&C Losses Still Remain Unutilized

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has written to six states regarding the timely completion of implementing the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) /distribution management system (DMS) under the government’s Restructured ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

The union government has proposed an amendment to the Electricity Act to ensure that the companies applying for power distribution rights also sign the requisite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The ...
Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister R.K. Singh has directed Rural Energy Corporation (REC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to not grant loans to distribution companies (DISCOMs) which are making heavy losses (above 15 ...
India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

If all goes according to plan, consumers in India could soon be able to change power suppliers as easily as they switch between telecom service providers. According to a report ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Four States Join UDAY

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu Join UDAY Program

Twenty-Seven Indian states and four union territories have so far joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist the financial ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

₹2.09 Trillion in DISCOM Debt Taken Over by States Under UDAY

States participating in the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have taken over debt of ₹2.09 trillion (~$32.5 billion) from their DISCOMs. This is almost half of the ₹4.3 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities