Bidders from Neighboring Countries to Face Restrictions for Indian Government Tenders

Bidders from Neighboring Countries to Face Restrictions for Indian Government Tenders

The central government has amended the General Financial Rules 2017, which will allow it to impose restrictions on bidders from countries that share a land border with India. According to ...
Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

In a letter to the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edapaddi K Palaniswamy, has underlined several concerns relating to the proposed amendment to the ...
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Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Following the escalated border tension between India and China, the security checks at the ports are going on in full swing. Imported equipment and parts are being checked for malware, ...
RK Singh Addresses Renewable Industry Stakeholders, Emphasizes on Self-Reliance

RK Singh Addresses Renewable Industry Stakeholders, Emphasizes on Self-Reliance

The Union Power Minister, RK Singh, recently interacted with developers of generation and transmission projects in the power and renewable sectors. The minister reiterated the need for ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ to ...
To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Criteria for Star Rating of Fluorescent Lamps

To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Criteria for Star Rating of Fluorescent Lamps

The Ministry of Power, in consultation with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), has amended the star rating criteria of tube lights to promote energy efficiency. The fluorescent lamps are ...
Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

In a meeting with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need for a more holistic approach ...
Government Asks PGCIL to Offer 20-25% Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges

Government Asks PGCIL to Offer 20-25% Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, recently received a letter from the Ministry of Power to consider offering a rebate of about 20-25% ...
India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19_ BEE Report

India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19: BEE Report

The implementation of several energy efficiency programs in India has led to electricity savings to the tune of 113.16 Billion Units (BUs) in 2018-19, which was 9.39% of the net ...
Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a meeting to take stock of the power sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meeting, the Prime Minister discussed various measures and long-term ...
Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a draft proposal for the amendment of the Electricity Act 2003 to address contract enforcement, among other vital issues. The Ministry has invited ...
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REC Incorporates Seven SPVs for Developing Transmission Network for Solar Projects

REC Incorporates Seven SPVs for Developing Transmission Network for Solar Projects

REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company in India’s power sector, announced that its board of directors had approved a proposal to incorporate seven project-specific special purpose vehicles (SPVs) as ...
/ / Grid, Other
DISCOMs Collect Power Bills Online But Refuse to Pay Power Generators Amid COVID-19

DISCOMs Collect Power Bills Online But Refuse to Pay Power Generators Amid COVID-19

The grave economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is being felt across all segments of the power sector, including renewable energy. To try and slow the spread of Coronavirus, a ...
Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has announced the curtailment of power under force majeure clause (outbreak of COVID-19) from the projects generating renewable energy until the pandemic lasts ...
Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the Indian Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) have written  letters to the Government of India requesting necessary relief for renewable energy generators in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
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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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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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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

Switzerland-based ABB has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Company Limited. The news was made public by the company in a press ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Committee on Energy Expresses Disappointment Over Budgetary Cuts for Ministry of Power

Committee on Energy Expresses Disappointment Over Budgetary Cuts for Ministry of Power

The Standing Committee on Energy recently presented its fourth report on the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Power for the year 2020-21. The report shows a budgetary provision ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
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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NTPC Floats Tender for Installation of Smart Meters in its Faridabad Township

EESL Successfully Installs One Million Smart Meters Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector units under the Ministry of Power, says it has successfully installed one million smart meters across India under ...
/ / Grid, Smart Buildings
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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