Power Finance Corporation Issues India's First-Ever Euro-Denominated Green Bond

Power Finance Corporation Issues India’s First-Ever Euro-Denominated Green Bond

Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), a financial institution under the Ministry of Finance, issued its maiden Euro Green Bond of £300 million (~$353 million) under the U.S. Global Medium Term ...
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Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued detailed guidelines for reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to improve the quality and the reliability ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government-owned Power Financing Institutions Reduce Lending Rates (2)

Government-owned Power Financing Institutions Reduce Lending Rates

State-owned non-banking financial firms, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), and REC will reduce lending rates by up to 2% points from April 1, 2021. According to the PTI, the PFC said, ...
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Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer's Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer’s Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed ACME Solar's plea for the return of performance bank guarantee (PBG). It said that the power purchase agreement (PPA) specifies conditions for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹122.49 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 384 pending invoices at the end of January 2021, according to ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed nearly ₹121.12 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 380 pending invoices, according to data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Finance Corporation to Raise ₹100 Billion Through Bonds Issue

Power Finance Corporation to Raise ₹100 Billion Through Bonds Issue

The country's biggest lender to the power sector, the Power Finance Corporation (PFC), will raise ₹100 billion (~$1.36 billion) through bonds in two tranches. According to the company's prospectus, the ...
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Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Developers Seek Center's Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Developers Seek Center’s Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, for the release of payments by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite's ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite’s ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

Mumbai-based power transmission company Sterlite Power secured the financial closure for its Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL). Sterlite said that the total debt funding of ₹20.7 billion (~$281 ...
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REC Earmarks ₹27.9 Billion Loan to Help Jammu and Kashmir DISCOM With its Dues

REC Earmarks ₹27.9 Billion Loan to Help Jammu and Kashmir DISCOM With its Dues

REC Limited has approved a ₹27.9 billion (~$380.9 million) loan to the Jammu Kashmir Power Corporation Limited (JKPCL) under the liquidity infusion program of the Indian Government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative. The ...
Power Ministry Decides to Check Erratic Late Payment Surcharges, Proposes Rules

Power Ministry Decides to Check High Late Payment Surcharges, Proposes Rules

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has proposed Late Payment Surcharge Rules 2020. The government has noticed the extremely high rate of late payment surcharges prevailing in the sector. It has ...
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PFC and REC to Infuse ₹3 Billion to Set up Backend Infrastructure for Smart Meters

PFC and REC to Infuse ₹3 Billion to Set up Backend Infrastructure for Smart Meters

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), in a recent filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), said that it had approved the infusion of ₹1.5 billion (~$20.4 million) in a ...
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LOUs from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

LoU from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the proposal to accept letters of undertaking (LoU) from three non-banking financial institutions that can be used like bank guarantees in renewable tenders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Releases ₹9 Billion to Pay NTPC Towards Letter of Credit

Andhra Pradesh Releases ₹9 Billion to Pay NTPC Towards Letter of Credit

The government of Andhra Pradesh approved ₹9 billion (~$123 million) to meet the expenditure of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) in line with the payment mechanism notified by the central ...
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The Government of India (GOI) has approved a relaxation for Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) that have been tasked with managing the liquidity crisis of the distribution companies.

PFC and REC Get Relaxation on Loan Disbursal for DISCOMs under UDAY Program

The Government of India (GOI) has approved a relaxation for Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) that have been tasked with managing the liquidity crisis of the ...
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Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has approved ₹306.07 billion (~$4.09 billion) as of July 31, 2020, as part of the liquidity package announced by the government for eligible distribution ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Finance Corporation Offers Loans of Over ₹1 Billion to Solar Project Developer

Power Finance Corporation Offers Loans of Over ₹1 Billion to Solar Project Developer

KPI Global Infrastructure Limited, a subsidiary of the KP Group, announced that it had received financial assistance for 15 MW of existing and 20 MW of proposed solar power projects ...
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Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

REC Limited, formerly called the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, reported that it had sanctioned over ₹300 billion (~$4 billion) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the country as of July 31, ...
Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

Power Finance Corporation Gives ₹23.89 Million to IIT-Kanpur for Smart Grid Research

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC Limited) has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoA) with the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) for training, research, and entrepreneurship development in ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh to set aside ₹50 billion (~$666.2 million) from the distribution companies (DISCOMs) liquidity package ...
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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 ...
PGCIL Approves ₹10.75 Billion As Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges Amid COVID Crisis

PGCIL Approves ₹10.75 Billion as Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges Amid COVID Crisis

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) announced that it had approved ₹10.75 billion (~$142.5 million) as a one-time consolidated rebate to distribution companies (DISCOMs) and power departments of ...
PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems To Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems to Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the financial backbone of the Indian power sector, announced the incorporation of five of its special purpose vehicles (SPV) as wholly-owned subsidiaries of PFC Consulting ...
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