Daily Archive: August 23, 2016

Are discoms ready to face competition?

Notwithstanding their stellar performance, the Eastern and Southern Power Distribution Companies (discoms) of Andhra Pradesh may have to prepare to face the vagaries of the market in the near future with little government support....

Odisha to do away with 34 electricity police stations

Odisha government has decided to abolish 34 electricity police stations, which were set up to curb power theft in the State, following refusal of the OdishaElectricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to grant permission for them....

60% MahaGenCo power units shut down

60% of the thermal power generation units in Maharashtra have been shut down by the government due to “lack of demand,” spelling bad days ahead for the state-owned power generation company – MahaGenCo. Currently,...

MERC to decide NMC’s solid waste power rate

State discom MSEDCL has asked Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to approach the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for finalizing the rate of its power generated from solid waste. NMC had proposed a rate of...

NTPC profit rises on India electricity generation

NTPC, India’s largest power producer, said first-quarter profit rose 4%, beating market expectations, helped by higher electricity generation and subdued fuel costs. Consolidated net income climbed to 23.70 billion rupees ($353 million) for the...