EIB ponders Indian gifts

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering a trio of funding applications to help build wind farms in India totalling 392MW. Two of the applications, which request finance totalling €39m, are part of a loan...

State keen on reducing time frame of PPA

The State government has decided to negotiate with energy generating companies such as NTPC and other gas-based power plants on reducing the time frame of the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) from the existing 25...

SAARC to speed up energy framework agreement implementation

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Regulators have agreed to speed up the implementation of Energy Framework Agreement between the member states, official sources said. Four countries didn’t send their technical experts/regulators...

Power tariffs revised, up 12% in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) on Thursday announced the revised power tariff, with an average hike of 9.6% in various consumer categories, to be effective from September 1. This is the fifth revision...

Najeeb Jung sets aside govt’s selection of DERC chief

In another setback to the AAP government, lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung scrapped the appointment of Krishna Saini as the chairman of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on the grounds of legal infirmities. The L-G office said...

Maharashtra to learn a lesson from Gujarat

After slipping from 6th rank to 14th in the Union Power ministry’s ranking of 40 state discoms in the country, Maharashtra has sent out its team of technical experts to learn from Gujarat whose...

Renewable energy seeks smoother business experience

India is in the midst of one of the largest transformation in the energy sector through its ambitious renewable energy (RE) programme. Considering the policy reforms already put in place, the country is ranked...