Daily Archives: January 15, 2013

Gujarat to promote solar power under REC mechanism

Apex state power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) is going to ink power purchase agreements with solar project developers under renewable energy certificate mechanism soon. The process for the same will start from next month. The state nodal agency for … Continue reading

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Odisha’s solar policy in 2 months, targets 50 MW generation

Targeting generation of 50 MW of solar power within one year, Odisha government today said its comprehensive solar policy would be in place in next two months.   “The state will have a comprehensive solar policy in next two months,” science and technology secretary … Continue reading

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Loss-making discoms a drag on states’ finances, says RBI: Power Ministry has to act now

    The RBI on 10th Jan 2013 said loss-making power distribution companies continue to impact financials of states and cautioned against their restructured debt liabilities turning into non-performing assets for the state governments. Pitching for periodic tariff revisions, the central bank … Continue reading

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Rajasthan may face blackout from Sunday as NTPC threatens to snap supply for defaulting on Rs 367 crore pay

Natgrp: Why are we not surprised that centralized power is not a true solution. In a regulatory notice to the three distribution companies NTPC has said it would either curb the supply of 1258-MW or regulate it.   Consumers in … Continue reading

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Power tariffs to move in line with rising input cost: Power Ministry, Ball now in DISCOMs Court

However, the Power Ministry is of the opinion that hikes in power tariffs could be “moderated” if the efficiency of distribution companies — many of which are loss-making — are improved.   Indicating that power tariffs could go up further, Power Ministry … Continue reading

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Companies facing huge power shortage: Ficci. Its the right time for Consistent Renewable and Sustainable Solutions

  Of the 650 firms surveyed, “61 per cent of the firms suffer above 10 per cent shortfall in production due to power cuts while 13 per cent suffer 2-5 per cent shortfall and the remaining 12 per cent suffer … Continue reading

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