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India's power demand may cross 400 GW mark by 2031-32: Power Secretary

India's peak power demand may surpass the projected 384 GW mark and cross even a new level of 400 gigawatt (GW) by 2031-32, Power Secretary Pankaj Agarwal said on Tuesday. Speaking at the CII-Smart Metering Conference, he said that peak power demand had already reached the 250 GW mark in May. "The way power demand has grown in some states in the last two years, the demand will touch 384 GW and may easily cross 400 GW by 2031-32. For this we must have an installed (power generation) capacity of 900 GW," Agarwal said. The government projection for this year's peak power demand was 260 GW. Later speaking to reporters, the secretary said the anticipated 260 GW peak demand is expected to reach by September. At the onset of the monsoon, the peak power demand has been showing a downward trend over the last few days. As per official data, the peak power demand was at 209 GW on Monday.

India's power demand may cross 400 GW mark by 2031-32: Power Secretary
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 1:18 PM IST

Delhi's peak power demand at new high of 8656 MW, day after creating record

Unprecedented heatwave spells in the national capital and adjoining regions are pushing the power infrastructure to their edges

Delhi's peak power demand at new high of 8656 MW, day after creating record
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 7:21 PM IST

DERC issues draft regulation for green power obligations on discoms

The DERC has released its draft regulations for renewable purchase obligation (RPO), mandating a 29.91 per cent green energy purchase this year for all stakeholders, including discoms, officials said on Monday. RPOs mandate all electricity distribution licensees to purchase energy from renewable sources. The Draft Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Purchase Obligation and Renewable Energy Certificate Framework Implementation) Regulations, 2024 has been issued by the DERC, which is seeking public comments till July 2, they said. Under the draft regulations released by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), all stakeholders including discoms, must comply with specified RPO targets as a percentage of their total annual consumption. The DERC has specified an RPO target of 29.91 per cent for 2024-25 and 30.01 per cent for 2025-26, as per the draft regulation. Non-compliance of the RPO targets will result in a penalty of 10 paise per unit for all obligated .

DERC issues draft regulation for green power obligations on discoms
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 7:54 PM IST

Delhi discoms relying on advanced tech transformers to ensure power supply

The power discoms operating in Delhi are relying on their advanced-technology transformers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity, with the peak demand ranging around 8,000 MW amid a scorching heatwave in the city. The transformers used by the BSES are designed to operate at 40 degrees above the ambient (area) temperature, said a spokesperson of the company. "This basically means that the transformers can operate at up to 40 degrees more than the prevalent area temperature. For example, if the area temperature is 48 degrees Celsius, these can operate till 88 degrees Celsius without any external aid," he said. The BSES discoms (distribution companies) -- BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) -- supply electricity to most parts of the city except North Delhi. "Due to the modern design and technology, there is no need for any external aid like a fan to cool the transformer," the BSES spokesperson said. Transformers getting overheated and bu

Delhi discoms relying on advanced tech transformers to ensure power supply
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 3:08 PM IST

BSES power discoms launch scheme for replacement of old ACs in Delhi

The BSES power discoms have launched a scheme for consumers in the city to exchange their old air conditioners with energy-efficient ones with discounts of up to 63 per cent, according to a statement. The summer season this year is anticipated to be intense with temperatures already reaching 40 degrees Celsius in Delhi and expected to rise even higher, it said. The statement said cooling load can account for up to 50 per cent of a household's or a discom's annual energy expenses. Switching to a 5-star energy-efficient air conditioner can significantly reduce this cost, it added. The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and the BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have launched a limited-period 'AC Replacement Scheme' in partnership with leading air conditioner manufacturers. This initiative will help domestic consumers of South, West, East, and Central Delhi to replace their old air conditioners with new and energy-efficient 5-star ACs, including next-generation inverter technology model

BSES power discoms launch scheme for replacement of old ACs in Delhi
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 6:55 PM IST

Discoms' power cost, debt rose with rising demand in FY23: Govt report

The report said higher debt raised in a high-interest rate environment pushed up the average interest rates

Discoms' power cost, debt rose with rising demand in FY23: Govt report
Updated On : 11 Mar 2024 | 10:22 PM IST

Delhi discoms, NPCL bag top rating of power distribution cos in CSRD report

On renewable energy goals, Singh said, "We have made necessary changes to make renewable energy green"

Delhi discoms, NPCL bag top rating of power distribution cos in CSRD report
Updated On : 21 Jan 2024 | 10:09 AM IST

Despite decades of power reforms, discoms still an area of darkness

The emphasis for these discoms is to only ensure power supply reaches to the farthest corner of their grid. Quoting Power Finance Corporation data, Barnwal notes

Despite decades of power reforms, discoms still an area of darkness
Updated On : 14 Jul 2023 | 4:14 PM IST

Ensure adequate supply, plan for future: Govt guideline for power discoms

The guidelines provide an organisational framework to ensure that there is no dearth of resources to fulfil the future power demand

Ensure adequate supply, plan for future: Govt guideline for power discoms
Updated On : 29 Jun 2023 | 11:08 AM IST

Govt issues guidelines for advance procurement of resources by discoms

The government on Wednesday issued guidelines for advance procurement of resources by discoms to meet the electricity demand in a cost-effective manner. The guidelines, issued by the Union Ministry of Power, have been framed under rule 16 of Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2022, which were notified on December 29, 2022. The "Guidelines for Resource Adequacy Planning Framework for India" has been issued in consultation with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the power ministry said in a statement. "The guidelines will ensure that sufficient electricity is made available to power the country's growth, by putting in place a framework for advance procurement of resources by discoms to meet the electricity demand in a cost-effective manner. "They provide for an institutional mechanism for resource adequacy ranging from the national level to discom level such that the availability of resources to meet the demand is ensured at each level," it said. As per the guidelines, the new ...

Govt issues guidelines for advance procurement of resources by discoms
Updated On : 28 Jun 2023 | 10:03 PM IST

Power fluctuations

Discoms are doing better but red lights still flash

Power fluctuations
Updated On : 11 Apr 2023 | 9:53 PM IST

Discoms' losses shrink but debt remains high and liquidity crunch widens

Latest PFC report on Discoms' Health in 2021-22 shows progress on AT&C and payment disbursals

Discoms' losses shrink but debt remains high and liquidity crunch widens
Updated On : 10 Apr 2023 | 11:15 PM IST

Delhi govt orders audit of subsidy to discoms to check disparity: Atishi

Delhi power minister Atishi on Monday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an audit of the subsidy being given to discoms to ascertain if there are any discrepancies. Addressing a press conference, Atishi said agencies empanelled with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India will conduct the audit and directions in this regard will be issued in two to three days. "A conspiracy is being hatched at a high level to stop free electricity being provided by the Kejriwal government. Files are not being shown to the chief minister and the power minister... It shows that something is amiss," Atishi claimed. "Government-appointed experts in discom boards were removed earlier and now questions are being raised if the LG is colluding with the discoms," she alleged. Immediate reaction from the LG office was not available. Atishi said the chief minister has ordered an audit of the subsidy being provided to the discoms to ascertain how this money was being used and if there were a

Delhi govt orders audit of subsidy to discoms to check disparity: Atishi
Updated On : 27 Mar 2023 | 1:31 PM IST

Adani reduces contracted electricity supply capacity of Haryana discoms

Adani Power has revised downwards the contracted electricity supply capacity with two discoms of Haryana to 600 MW each, from 712 MW each earlier, under supplementary power purchase agreements for its Mundra plant. The two discoms -- Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd -- will now get a supply of 600 MW each against earlier contracted capacity of 712 MW. Under the terms of the SPPAs (supplementary power purchase agreements), the net capacity contracted with Haryana discoms has been revised to 600 MW each, or 1,200 MW in aggregate (1,320 MW in aggregate at generation end), as delivered, considering availability of domestic coal linkage, a BSE filing stated. Adani Power Ltd has signed SPPAs with Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd in respect of its two existing Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of net contracted capacity of 712 MW each (1,566 MW in aggregate at generation end), which is being suppli

Adani reduces contracted electricity supply capacity of Haryana discoms
Updated On : 01 Mar 2023 | 10:54 PM IST

Delhi LG replaces AAP govt nominees from discom boards with senior officers

'Government nominees', including AAP leader Jasmine Shah, appointed to the boards of power discoms in Delhi by the Arvind Kejriwal-led dispensation have been replaced with senior officials, sources at the Lieutenant Governor's office said on Saturday. Besides Shah, a spokesperson of the AAP, those removed from the boards include Naveen Gupta, son of AAP MP N D Gupta, and other private persons "illegally" appointed as 'government nominees', they claimed. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party termed the LG's orders removing Shah and Gupta from the boards of discoms "illegal and unconstitutional". The LG does not have the power to issue such orders, it claimed. The sources at the LG's office, meanwhile, said the finance secretary, power secretary and the MD of Delhi Transco will now represent the city government on the boards of the discoms, in line with the prevalent practice. Delhi LG V K Saxena had ordered the immediate removal of Shah, Gupta and other private individuals "illegally" appointe

Delhi LG replaces AAP govt nominees from discom boards with senior officers
Updated On : 11 Feb 2023 | 1:26 PM IST

Rebound in power demand to fire up related stks over medium-term: Analysts

On the bourses, shares of Adani Power, Adani Transmission, CG Power, NHPC, NTPC, and Adani Green Energy have surged up to 61 per cent so far in FY23, ACE Equity data shows

Rebound in power demand to fire up related stks over medium-term: Analysts
Updated On : 18 Jan 2023 | 12:37 AM IST

Govt proposes pool of old thermal power units to balance more renewable

Pool to address grid balancing concern as states relinquish costly thermal power to procure more RE

Govt proposes pool of old thermal power units to balance more renewable
Updated On : 16 Nov 2022 | 7:26 PM IST

Nagaland discoms see maximum aggregate loss of 60.39% in 2020-21: Report

Power distribution companies (discoms) in Nagaland reported the maximum aggregate technical and commercial losses of 60.39 per cent in 2020-21, followed by those in Jammu & Kashmir (59.28 per cent) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (51.94 per cent), showed a report. 'The Report on Performance of Power Utilities in 2020-21' by Power Finance Corporation stated that overall AT&C (aggregate technical & commercial) losses of discoms widened from 20.73 per cent in 2019-20 to 22.32 per cent in 2020-21. It also showed that discoms in Daman & Diu reported the least AT&C losses of 4.48 per cent, followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli (5.17 per cent) and Kerala (7.76 per cent). Nagaland had highest AT&C losses in 2020-21, but it reduced the proportion from 64.79 per cent in 2019-20 to 60.39 per cent in 2020-21. Similarly, Jammu & Kashmir reduced from 60.46 per cent in 2019-20 to 59.28 per cent in 2020-21. In case of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the AT&C losses increased

Nagaland discoms see maximum aggregate loss of 60.39% in 2020-21: Report
Updated On : 16 Oct 2022 | 1:33 PM IST

Power discoms seek clarification from Delhi govt on disbursal of subsidy

Power discoms have sought clarification from the Delhi government on the disbursal of subsidy to consumers considering their different billing cycles, sources said on Wednesday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month said that subsidy will be given to only those consumers who will demand it. He said that consumers who apply for subsidy up to October 31 will be provided subsidy for the month of October. However, sources said that discoms do not follow month-wise billing cycles. "The billing of power consumption starts from the date a new connection is energised. So it is different for consumers. Supposedly, if a consumer starts consumption of power after getting connection from 25th of a month, his bill will be generated for a period up to 25th of next month," said a source. Kejriwal had said that those consumers who do not apply for subsidy will not get it. However, they will start getting it if they apply for it again, he said. According to official figures, there are

Power discoms seek clarification from Delhi govt on disbursal of subsidy
Updated On : 29 Sep 2022 | 6:38 AM IST

615,000 Delhiites opt in for power subsidy till Friday evening: Officials

On an average, more than 11,600 Delhiites have opted in for power subsidy per hour, filing application with the discoms, since the process was launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Around 6.15 lakh power consumers in Delhi had applied for the subsidy by 5.40 pm on Friday. These included 2,58,852 BRPL, 1,73,875 BYPL, 1,78,584 TPDDL and 2,351 NDMC consumers, they said. The chief minister, at a press conference on Wednesday, had said power consumers in Delhi will get subsidy from October 1 only if they demand it by submitting offline or online applications. He had launched a phone number 70113 11111 for consumers to give a missed call or send WhatsApp message to opt for the subsidy. In the first two days, up to 5.30 pm on Thursday, around 3.4 lakh consumers had applied for power subsidy. More than 90 per cent of 58 lakh power consumers in Delhi digitally pay their electricity bills. Presently, consumers having up to 200 units of monthly .

615,000 Delhiites opt in for power subsidy till Friday evening: Officials
Updated On : 16 Sep 2022 | 10:40 PM IST