Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Regulator asks Delhi Govt. to bail out discoms

Taking the first steps towards resolving the liquidity crisis of the city’s three discoms, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has sent a ‘statutory advice’ to the Delhi Government, asking it to pitch in with financial help and urge the … Continue reading

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‘Faulty’ power policies widening demand-supply gap, states former Union Energy Secretary E.A.S. Sarma

The growing gap between supply and demand in the power sector is due to the power policies of the government that are formulated to suit private players such as Reliance, former Union Energy Secretary E.A.S. Sarma has observed. Earlier, the … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Discoms piling up avoidable losses

Natgrp: Issues are similar across most Discoms in the country Improvement in energy efficiency could save the day for the state, said retired divisional engineer of APEPDCL, R V Ramana Rao, adding that inefficient transformers and capacitor banks were causing … Continue reading

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Delhi Discoms want power tariff hiked from April upto a maximum of 13%

February was a chance to register views on the petitions filed by the three discoms for a tariff hike in the next financial year. Of the three discoms, BYPL (that supplies to east and central Delhi) has sought the maximum … Continue reading

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Discoms in Andhra Pradesh reeling under huge power deficit with power cuts ranging from 2 to 8 hours since March 1

Natgrp: Andhra has a shortage of 70 Million KWhr Units per day expected to increase to 80+ Million KWhr Units in the summer. Almost 17000 MWp of Solar PV required to plug this deficit just in the state of Andhra … Continue reading

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AP receives lowest solar bid offer of Rs 6.52 per KWhr Unit from Essel Mining

Natgrp: Solar prices of between Rs. 7 – 9 per KWhr here to stay! The bidding process for setting up grid-connected solar power farms in Andhra Pradesh enters a crucial phase with the opening up of the price bids. According … Continue reading

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Metering Protocol for Captive Solar Plants in Andhra Pradesh for REC

  The Government of Andhra Pradesh has announced Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy-2012 to encourage large scale solar power generation in the State vide G.O.Ms.No.39, dated 26.09.2012 & G.O.Ms. No. 44, dated 16.11.2012. As such, APTRANSCO / APDISCOMs have proposed to … Continue reading

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