Daily Archive: March 30, 2016

UDAY: the game changer in power sector value chain.

Minister of power, coal, new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal has scripted the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) to turn around highly indebted state power distribution companies, the weakest link in the entire electricity...

‘Clearance hurdles hold up M&A in Power sector’

Recovery in the Indian thermal power sector is slow and a decline in hydropower capacity addition is hurting energy security of the country, Tata Power chief executive officer Anil Sardana says. In an interview...

Regular power supply likely this summer

Consumers can look forward to regular and cheaper power availability this summer despite ensuing elections in five states and less hydroelectricity generation, provided the debt-stricken state distribution companies are able to source electricity. Industry...

TN Power Min slams Goyal for ‘Jaya inaccessible’ remark

Reiterating his cabinet colleague O Panneerselvam’s claim, Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan today said Union Minister Piyush Goyal’s remark that he could not reach out to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is false and...

UDAY scheme not people-friendly: Tamil Nadu power minister

Tamil Nadu Eletricity Minister Natham R. Viswanathan on Tuesday came down heavily on union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme, which he said was “not people-friendly”. Reacting to...

Centre’s solar city project lags behind in Agra

The central government’s solar city project is yet to make its mark in Agra. Against the target of reducing the total usage of conventional energy of the city by 10% through promotion of solar...