Daily Archive: November 13, 2013

Consumers powerless against meter changing

After inadequate power supply, the UP power department has dealt another shocker to consumers. This time it is the arbitrary way of changing electricity meters by private agencies roped in by UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL)...

IT’s Power Play: Lalit Jalan

Be it steering the transformation of a conventional distribution company (discom) or championing the cause of electricity privatization, Lalit Jalan, CEO, Reliance Infrastructure, has always taken the road less traveled. Today, the 56-year-old has...

Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission order for RPO Compliance

 Immediately after the land mark order given by the honorable Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission on the enforcement and strict compliance of the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) including the Distribution Licensees including  the entire backlog...

Power demand set to double in Karnataka by 2022

BANGALORE: Electricity consumption in Karnataka, which is currently some 63,000 million units annually, is set to double by next decade. Keeping this in view, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has suggested the state government...

GMR expands power generation capacity

GMR Infrastructure has expanded its power generation capacity to 2,136 MW by commissioning the second unit of its power plant in Odisha. The GMR Group is establishing 3×350 MW coal-based thermal power plant at...

Draft guidelines on hydel projects’ local area fund issued

The Mumbai power ministry has issued guidelines on the local area development fund (LADF) of central hydro-electric projects, in order to meet the infrastructure and development needs of local population. As envisaged in the National Hydro Power Policy...

PFC extends deadline for bidding of Odisha UMPP

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the nodal agency for implementing ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), has extended the deadline for the first UMPP in Odisha to November 25 from November 11 scheduled earlier. The maiden 4,000 Mw UMPP in the state...