Power demand declines fourth month in a row

December 2019

The country’s power demand declined by 4.3 per cent in November 2019 over that recorded in the same month last year, representing the fourth straight month of decline. The electricity demand reduced to 94.6 BUs […]

CIL allows inter-plant coal transfer to IPPs

December 2019

CIL has allowed inter-plant coal transfer to independent power producers (IPPs) to use contracted coal at any plant run by the same group. Accordingly, an IPP that owns two different plants and has two separate […]

Central government accords Maharatna status to Powergrid

November 2019

The central government has accorded Maharatna status to Powergrid, thereby giving it greater operational and financial autonomy. The Maharatna status provides enhanced powers to Powergrid’s board for facilitating the expansion of operations, both in domestic […]

CEA notifies draft Universal Feeder Code

November 2019

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the draft Universal Feeder Code. The draft follows the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) letter to the CEA directing it to formulate a guideline/methodology for generation of a unique […]

BHEL commissions 800 MW supercritical unit for GSECL

November 2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned an 800 MW supercritical thermal power unit at the Wanakbori expansion project in Kheda, Gujarat. The plant is owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL). BHEL had earlier set […]

MoC allots Deocha Pachami block to WBPDCL

October 2019

The Ministry of Coal has entered into an allotment agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited for the Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block located in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The block has been […]

MNRE cautions states to pay dues to RE gencos

October 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has cautioned seven states that renewable energy producers could approach the NCLT against distribution companies owing to non-payment of dues. As per a recent report by the […]

PFC Consulting issues LoA under Pilot Scheme II

October 2019

PFC Consulting Limited has issued letters of award to Jindal Power Limited, JSW Energy Limited, Korba West Power Company Limited and Essar Power MP Limited to supply power aggregating 1,000 MW to three southern states […]

CERC extends SCED till March 2020

October 2019

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the security constrained economic despatch (SCED) pilot for interstate generating stations (ISGSs) pan-India up to March 31, 2020. The Power System Operation Corporation has been directed to […]

APTEL directs SERCs to explain delayed tariff hikes

October 2019

APTEL has directed all the SERCs to explain the delay in tariff revisions, inadequate compensation to distribution companies and deferred revenue over the past three financial years. It has directed SERCs to furnish the compliance […]

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