New policy to boost purchase from power plants

To bring respite to 26,000-MW gas and hydro power plants that are stranded, the government is planning to introduce what is called “peaking power policy”, which would allow electricity distribution companies (discoms) to step...

Giving domestic solar manufacturers a leg-up

Solar photovoltaic modules are the most important components of a solar power plant and developing a robust local manufacturing capability is key to creating jobs, reducing forex outflows and increasing foreign investment. Domestic solar manufacturers need...

Public hearing to decide new tariffs

New Delhi: The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission will hold a public hearing on “Draft Business Plan Regulations, 2017, and tariff petitions” next week. This will mark an important step in the tariff revision process,...

How GST will reshape the Indian solar industry

On July 1, 2017, India embraced the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation. Touted as one of the major financial reforms since Independence, the legislation had initially created apprehension in the minds of taxpayers...

‘Strong investment for roads, power sector’

NEW DELHI: National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), India’s first sovereign fund to promote infra development, on Friday assured Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of strong investment pipeline for the roads, ports, aviation and power...