MERC notifies tariff reduction for consumers across categories

April 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has notified a reduction in retail supply tariffs across different consumer categories to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. For Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, the commission has approved […]

CIL eases payment terms for power consumers

April 2020

Coal India Limited (CIL) has decided to ease payment terms for its customers, particularly those in the power sector, and be lenient in dealing with defaults. It will also accept usance letters of credit, also […]

CERC reduces late payment surcharge for discoms

April 2020

In line with the MoP’s directions, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reduced the rate for LPS payable by discoms to power generators from 1.5 per cent per month to 1 per cent per […]

Power minister dedicates 11 REMCs to nation

March 2020

The power minister has dedicated 11 renewable energy management centres (REMCs) to the country. Set up under the Green Energy Corridors programme, the REMCs equipped with artificial intelligence-based forecasting and scheduling tools will provide greater […]

MoP invites bids for setting RE evacuation infrastructure

January 2020

The MoP has invited bids from companies for setting up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power from renewable energy projects aggregating 2,500 MW in Tamil Nadu and 2,000 MW in Gujarat. In Tamil Nadu, the transmission system is to be set […]

NTPC commissions first unit of Darlipali STPP

January 2020

NTPC Limited has commissioned the first 800 MW unit of the 1,600 MW Darlipali super thermal power project in Sundargarh district, Odisha. With this, the total installed capacity of NTPC Limited and the NTPC Group […]

Tata Power secures CESU’s distribution license

January 2020

Tata Power Company Limited has secured the distribution licence for the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) for Rs 1.75 billion. Tata Power recently received the letter of intent from the Odisha Electricity Regulatory […]

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 […]

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