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Delhiites may soon get money for unscheduled power cuts by discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 18, 2018

Citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour, if a policy approved by the Delhi government on Tuesday gets a green signal from Lt. Governor Anil Baijal...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , power , sector news

Power Minister RK Singh wants states to cut discom losses

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 6, 2018
The minister has also asked the states to ensure that cross subsidy of more than 20% is not charged from industrial consumers...
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Delhi power distribution companies seek to shift peak hours

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 27, 2017

From the next financial year, power bills will depend on electricity consumed at specified peak and non-peak hours.


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Tamil Nadu power utility to set up solar park in Ramanathpuram

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 20, 2017

The Centre has given its nod to Tangedco to set up a 500MW solar park in Ramanathapuram district. This could well be the first such park to be set up by a government-owned power distribution...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , solar parks

India to fine firms for blackouts, crackdown on electricity theft

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2017

India plans to fine electricity distributors from April 2019 for power cuts deemed avoidable and to make it mandatory for the companies to install prepaid or smart meters to prevent electricity...

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Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu sign MoU with Government of India under UDAY Scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2017

On the 2nd Anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today, the Government of India signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Scheme with the State of Nagaland and with...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , LED , UDAY Scheme

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) encourages hospitals to opt for solar power

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 15, 2017

Power distribution company TPDDL today held a workshop for representatives of hospitals and healthcare centres to encourage them to adopt solar power, a company spokesperson said.

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Power regulator hikes renewable energy target for Delhi Discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2017

By the year 2020, distribution companies in Delhi will have to procure almost 20% of their electricity through renewable energy.

After releasing the draft regulations last month, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will once again revise its ‘renewable...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , industry news

PPA renegotiation by discoms may adversely impact RE sector growth: ICRA

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 22, 2017

Recent attempts by state-owned power distribution utilities (discoms) in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh to renegotiate or cancel signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with wind and solar power developers could have an adverse impact on the renewable energy (RE...

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Subject Tags: DISCOM , PPA

Discoms save Rs 15K crore under UDAY scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

Debt-laden power distribution companies in states which participated in the UDAY scheme, meant for their revival, have saved Rs 15,000 crore till March this year, the power ministry said today. 

The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was launched in November, 2015...

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