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Aug 08, 2018
Four years from deadline, India met only 6% of solar rooftop installation target; domestic users unimpressed by subsidyAt this rate, missing the target is a foregone conclusion, which also jeopardises India’s overall solar target of 100 gigawatt (GW, equal to 1,000 MW) by 2022.
Jul 10, 2018
Icra pegs Rs 85,000 crore subsidy dependence for discoms in current fiscalRating agency Icra has estimated a subsidy dependence of Rs 85,000 crore amid low tariff hikes allowed for discoms in 2018-19, and expects improvement in thermal plants capacity utilisation or PLF in near to medium term
Jul 09, 2018
Power ministry mulls Rs 50 crore reward for discoms under Saubhagya schemeThe power ministry is mulling a reward of Rs 50 lakh for state utilities employees and a grant of Rs 50 crore for discoms which will meet household electrification target under Saubhagya scheme at the earliest.
Apr 20, 2018
India’s rural electrification puzzle: Truth behind government's claim of taking power to 78% village householdsThe discrepancy between the numbers of villages electrified and the actual rural households that receive electricity could be attributed to the definition of "electrification of a village."
Apr 16, 2018
Power ministry classifies electric vehicle charging stations under service, allows them to operate without licenceThe power ministry has categorised charging batteries of electric vehicles as a service which will help such stations operate without a licence.
Mar 19, 2018
New NPA rules: Power producers' body accuses RBI of overruling Parliamentary standing panelThe Association of Power Producers has accused the RBI of over-ruling the Parliamentary standing panel on power and key ministries with its February 12 circular that ended all the existing loan restructuring mechanisms and voted for insolvency code to resolve stressed assets
Dec 28, 2017
Govt's higher borrowing of Rs 50,000 crore means there will necessarily be fiscal slippageThe alternative is to have central govt breach fiscal deficit target and borrow more from the market, which is being done now
Dec 08, 2017
Power firms to be fined for blackouts from April 2019, govt makes smart meters compulsory to prevent theftDistributors would be fined if they cut power to customers unless the shutdown was caused by factors such as the weather or a disaster that was beyond a company’s control.
Oct 29, 2017
Inside India’s coal industry, part 1: Transport woes continue to throttle supply as metal, power plants face shortages of the dry fuelMaintaining a regular supply of coal is becoming difficult for private steel, power, and aluminium producers, as they face shortage of coal due to throttled production in mines and poor transportation facilities
Sep 26, 2017
Saubhagya scheme: Electricity to all households a positive move, but can Modi govt resist subsidy?It would be interesting to see if any state decides not to subsidise this power supplied to the poor