DERC notifies electricity tariffs for 2019-20

August 2019

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has notified the new electricity tariffs for 2019-20, significantly reducing the fixed charges while increasing the energy charges. Further, in order to promote electric vehicles (EVs), the tariff for charging […]

EESL completes installation of 500,000 smart meters

August 2019

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has successfully completed the installation of over 500,000 smart meters in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, under the Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP). The […]

Powergrid secures two projects under TBCB

August 2019

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) has secured two projects under tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) to set up transmission infrastructure. The company will set up the transmission system for providing connectivity to renewable energy […]

CCEA approves Dibang HEP

August 2019

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved NHPC Limited’s 2,880 MW Dibang multi-purpose project in Arunachal Pradesh. The CCEA approved the expenditure of Rs 16 billion on pre-investment activities and granted various clearances […]

MoP introduces TRA for stressed power plants

August 2019

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has introduced the “Trust Retention Account” (TRA) for certain stressed power plants to utilise their surplus after meeting operating expenses for servicing debt. As per the MoP’s order, in case […]

CERC allows compensation in GMR Warora’s case

June 2019

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has allowed compensation to GMR Warora Energy Limited for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of a shortage of linkage coal. The order allows compensation for […]

NITI Aayog recommends switch to EVs in a phased manner

June 2019

NITI Aayog’s steering committee on transformative mobility has recommended a complete switch to electric three-wheelers and two-wheelers in a phased manner, starting from March 31, 2023. The committee has also proposed banning all internal combustion engine (ICE) three-wheelers by […]

BHEL secures order from NPCIL

June 2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order worth Rs 4.4 billion for the erection of two turbine generator units of 1,000 MWe (electric) each at the Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu. BHEL […]

GE T&D secures Rs 1.5 billion contract from RRVPNL

April 2019

GE T&D India Limited has secured an order worth $21 million (Rs 1.5 billion) to execute a grid modernisation project from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, as part of the utility’s roadmap to implement […]

NTPC commissions two new thermal units

April 2019

NTPC Limited has commenced commercial operations of the 660 MW unit 2 of the 1,320 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) in Maharashtra and the first 800 MW unit of the 1,600 MW Gadarwara […]

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