Category: News Updates

Bills delayed, discom draws fire from consumers

GURUGRAM: Residents of areas like Sushant Lok 2 and Sector 56 slammed the discom, alleging delay in receipt of power bills. Residents said they used to get the bill after two months, but this time...

The tyranny of energy uncertainty

Two states, pioneers in renewable energy, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, were in the news recently for contrasting reasons, and neither was about tariffs. One set a new national record for renewable energy capacity dispatched,...

At M&M, electric will drive growth

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has indicated that among all its segment in the automobile sector, electric vehicle (EV) is going to be the most focused one going ahead. As part of its plan, the...

MERC grants AMC relief on issue of power dues

Aurangabad: The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that the tariff category of Public Water Works (PWW) applies for water schemes irrespective of whether or not they are operated and/or maintained by private...

Indian coal growth has slowed since 2015

India’s coal use has grown 2.2% a year since 2015, a drop from annual growth of more than 6% over the previous 10 years. That is the conclusion of analysis of official data on...

Sustaining the sunrise in India’s solar industry

The 28th report of the parliamentary standing committee on energy reviewing the National Solar Mission has flagged several areas of concern. A target to generate 100GW of solar energy has been set for 2022, of...

APEPDCL launches two more apps

Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) introduced two more new online payment apps Bharat QR and BHIM App UPI (unified payment interface) for connecting its billing system for easy payment of...

Power failure in railway station, RTO areas

PUNE: An excavator digging a road for drainage works damaged an underground 11KV electricity supply line, leaving the areas near Pune railway station, regional transport office and Sangamwadi without power for almost two hours — from...

Trash plant project hits another hurdle

The state government’s order making the approval by a local-level monitoring committee (LLMC) mandatory for converting paddy land into dry land has come as yet another blow to the Kochi Corporation’s waste-to-energy (WTE) project. It was in...