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Telangana’s power demand rises to 10,428 MW

August 2018

Yet again in the power sector, Telangana sets a record for the highest ever power demand of 10,429 MW, surpassing its earlier demand of 10,284 MW in...

Telangana, DISCOMs, Power demand, Kharif season

Higher rate of return for power projects

August 2018

Players setting up new power projects may have something to look forward to, as the Centre proposes to allow them a higher rate of return (RoR). For ...

Power, Distribution, Discoms, Generation, Transmission projects

Rs. 850 bn subsidy dependence for discoms

August 2018

Rating agency ICRA has estimated a subsidy dependence of Rs 850 bn amid low tariff hikes allowed for discoms in 2018-19 and expects improvement in th...

ICRA, Thermal plants, Discoms, Rural electrification

Centre to set up national discom

July 2018

The Union Government will reportedly establish a national power distribution company to handhold state discoms in electricity distribution and ensure...

Union Government, Discoms, Electricity, Distribution

Here's tracking opportunities and upcoming tenders in India's Smart Cities

March 2018

The numbers speak for themselves. A total investment of Rs 191,155 crore has been proposed by 90 cities under their smart city plans....

Investment, Smart city plans, Smart Cities Council India, Pratap Padode, D Chowdhury, Gaia Smart Cities, Smart Cities Mission, Grant Thornton India LLP, RFP, ICC, SPV, Suresh Subudhi, LED projects, Swachh Bharat Mission, Discoms

New bidding guidelines to boost wind power sector: ICRA

December 2017

The recent notification of bidding guidelines by the Government of India for the award of wind power projects is a positive development for the secto...

PPA, Government of India, Sabyasachi Majumdar, ICRA Ratings, Discoms, IEGC, CUF, MNRE, Wind energy sector

How PPA renegotiation or cancellation may adversely impact renewable energy sector!

September 2017

The recent attempts by Discoms in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh to renegotiate or cancel signed power purchase agreements (...

Discoms, PPA, IPP, ICRA Ratings, Sabyasachi Majumdar, MNRE, Wind and solar power developers, Renewable energy

SHAKTI policy positive for the power sector; lack of new PPAs and low demand growth prove a challenge

August 2017

The implementation of the new coal allocation policy, namely SHAKTI, is expected to positively benefit the coal-based power generation capacity by ab...

SHAKTI, FSA, IPP segment, Girishkumar Kadam, Coal India, ICRA, Discoms, UDAY MoU
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