Daily Archive: September 14, 2015

Utility debts threaten Modi’s power-for-all drive

With a three-year government rescue package coming to a close, the highly indebted state of Rajasthan is getting tough – it’s demanding farmers start paying for their electricity. In a country where rural communities...

PowerGrid, gencos fight over penalties for ’empty lines’

A dozen power generating companies (gencos), state-owned PowerGrid Corporation of India (PGCIL), and state electricity boards are fighting over the definition of ‘stranded transmission lines’ and charges levied on thegencos for surrendering transmission routes....