CEA moots mega-project status for coal sector

Amid an ongoing controversy over the Comptroller and Auditor General’s draft report on coal allocation, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has strongly recommended giving the coal sector “infrastructure status” with tax holiday and duty...

RBI warns states on power utility losses

The Reserve Bank of India has said the mounting losses of state power utilities (SPUs) is a growing problem for finances of state governments which have issued guarantees and agreed to foot subsidy bills....

LT consumers to pay more

They will provide higher revenue than high tension consumers Low Tension (LT) power consumers, who were traditionally contributing less to the kitty of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation or its predecessor-entity Tamil...

HPGCL to lease 4 units of Panipat thermal plant

HPGCL to lease 4 units of Panipat thermal plant Sunday April 1, 2012 Panipat Haryana Power Generation Company Ltd. (HPGCL) has decided to lease four units of Panipat Thermal Plant on long term basis....

Power tariff hiked in Madhya Pradesh by 7.17 l

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has given its approval to the power distribution companies to increase the power tariff by 7.17 per cent in the state from April 10. The power distribution companies,...

Revised Operating Frequency Band

As per Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Indian Electricity Grid Code) Regulations, 2010. All Users, SEB, SLDCs, RLDCs, and NLDC shall take all possible measures to ensure that the grid frequency always remains within the 49.5 –50.2 Hz band....

Steep power tariff hike for domestic consumers

Domestic consumers are among those whose electricity tariff will go up steeply from April. Table: Existing and new tariff (Low tension supply)   The hike in the tariff ranges between 75 per cent and...

TN industry sore over ‘unequal’ power cuts

Share and share alike – even if it is a shortage. That seems to be the sentiment among the industries in the small, medium and micro segments demanding the equal sharing of the power...

HC refuses to interfere in electricity tariff hike

In a significant development, the Orissa High Court on Friday refused to interfere with the decisions relating to electricity tariff hike. While hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the validity of the power...