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Jun 14, 2018
Uttar Pradesh officials are resorting to bizarre strategies to fight power theft in the stateUttar Pradesh has always shown unusual trends with regard to power theft: For instance, a spike in the number of thefts is a common occurrence right before the elections.
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.
Apr 02, 2018
UP discoms bleeding money as Centre's UDAY scheme fails to prevent losses; 49% homes without powerUP's electricity distribution companies (discoms) ran up losses totalling Rs 21,486 crore by 2016, as Centre's UDAY scheme failed to prevent losses.
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
Jan 08, 2018
Govt reduced energy subsidies by over Rs 82,000 cr in 3 years, but discoms remain largest beneficiariesEnergy subsidies reduced by over Rs 82,000 crore between 2013-14 and 2015-16, a drop of 38 percent, but subsidies given to electricity transmission and distribution companies rose by over 60 percent
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
Oct 12, 2017
With advent of new technologies, EESL's 'smart' meters relying on telecom networks may turn obsoleteEESL, a joint venture between several public-sector enterprises helmed by the ministry of power, invited bids to procure 5 million 'smart' meters to be deployed in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in August, 2017.