Category: Articles/Interview

Power haves, power have-nots

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has promised 24×7 electricity supply to all Indians by March 2019. A decade ago, launching the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, the UPA government had set a similar target...

Subir Gokarn: The great oil circle

Oil prices have played a huge part in global economic dynamics over the past several years. They rose sharply in the couple of years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008. They crashed...

Peak power demand sees 2.8% deficit in Feb

India registered a shortfall of 2.8% in peak power demand during February. Though it appears to be the continuation of the ‘power deficit’ trend, the shortfall is gradually coming down. Peak demand for power...

AP electricity regulator okays power tariff hike for 2015-16

HYDERABAD, MARCH 23:   The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a five per cent overall increase in power tariff for 2015-16, including for high tension industrial consumers, sparing the domestic consumers consuming less...

Draft Wind Policy

India currently has the fifth largest wind installed capacity of 22,465 MW in the world (as on 31st December 2014) owing to an remarkable progress in the past 20 years. Huge amount of untapped...

MODEL SOLAR POLICY RELEASED BY MNRE

After increasing the target of National Solar Mission  manifold from 22GW to 100GW by 2022 government is planning to bring targets on papers into reality and to achieve that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE)...

Electricity services portability

Electricity services portability Much hype has been created about the Electricity (Amendment) bill 2014 that the power consumers in the country would have the option of portability of electricity services on the pattern of...

A turbulent year for Punjab power sector

A turbulent year for Punjab power sector Punjab power sector faced a turbulent year as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was haunted by coal crisis, forced outage of its units to pave for...