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Electric vehicle owners can soon sell surplus battery power back to grids

The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, similar to rooftop solar schemes, allows EV owners to sell the electricity stored in their vehicles to the grid

Electric vehicle owners can soon sell surplus battery power back to grids
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 5:14 PM IST

Sweltering heat raises gas demand as idle power plants resume operations

India invoked an emergency provision to spur output at gas-fired power stations that had previously been idling

Sweltering heat raises gas demand as idle power plants resume operations
Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 2:05 PM IST

Summer surprise: Incessant rain brings down power demand in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Co Ltd (CSPDCL), however, has heaved a sigh of relief. The demand for power has come down at a time the company officials were expecting it to be at a record high

Summer surprise: Incessant rain brings down power demand in Chhattisgarh
Updated On : 16 May 2024 | 4:40 PM IST

Power demand hits new peak in Chhattisgarh as mercury marches north

The weather office predicted that the northward march of mercury would continue and was likely to cross 40 degrees Celsius in the first week of April

Power demand hits new peak in Chhattisgarh as mercury marches north
Updated On : 03 Apr 2024 | 6:22 PM IST

Statsguru: Discoms show progress in some parameters, but challenges remain

Despite rising electricity demand in the last five years, increases in the emissions from the power sector have slowed down

Statsguru: Discoms show progress in some parameters, but challenges remain
Updated On : 17 Mar 2024 | 10:02 PM IST

Skipper secures order worth Rs 737 crore from Power Grid Corporation

Skipper Limited, leading manufacturers for power transmission and distribution structures, on Sunday said it has secured an order worth Rs 737 crore from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for design, supply and construction of a cutting-edge 765 kV transmission line for the central PSU. Skipper director Sharan Bansal expressed enthusiasm about this latest achievement in the power transmission and distribution sector, emphasising the company's optimistic outlook on the industry. He highlighted the substantial boost to Skipper's order book in the transmission and distribution landscape, with the year-to-date order intake exceeding Rs 3,900 crore. "The orders from PGCIL have notably bolstered our order book in the transmission and distribution (T&D) landscape. With a year-to-date order intake surpassing Rs 3,900 crore, these recent victories are poised to significantly contribute to our envisioned growth trajectory in the foreseeable future," he said. The company, which

Skipper secures order worth Rs 737 crore from Power Grid Corporation
Updated On : 25 Feb 2024 | 10:47 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

State govts falling back on thermal power as electricity demand surges

In 2014, it was coal supply. Between 2016-2018, it was Central schemes on rural and urban electrification and reforms for power distribution companies

State govts falling back on thermal power as electricity demand surges
Updated On : 14 Nov 2023 | 11:04 PM IST

With aim to provide quality electricity, Rajasthan to beef up energy infra

Power distribution companies (discoms) have appealed to electricity consumers to control their power consumption

With aim to provide quality electricity, Rajasthan to beef up energy infra
Updated On : 14 Sep 2023 | 5:36 PM IST

PowerMin issues steps for States to meet rising electricity demand

The ministry has also asked states to expedite commissioning of new units of thermal, solar and wind

PowerMin issues steps for States to meet rising electricity demand
Updated On : 06 Sep 2023 | 10:50 PM IST

Tata Power Delhi Distribution exceeds renewable purchase target for FY23

Tata Power Delhi Distribution on Thursday said it has fulfilled the renewable purchase obligation for the third year in a row and bought 26 per cent of electricity from clean energy sources in 2022-23. Under the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), discoms are required to source a fixed percentage of their total power purchase from renewable energy sources. "Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd has fulfilled the RPO for the third consecutive year, a unique feat for any discom in the country," a company statement said. The company, which supplies electricity to 70 lakh people in north and northwest Delhi, sourced 2,600 million units of green power in 2022-23 from various sources of renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydro, it said. Renewable power constituted more than 26 per cent of the total units sold by the company to its consumers, it added. The RPO percentage varies from state to state and is fixed by the respective electricity regulatory commission. For the national .

Tata Power Delhi Distribution exceeds renewable purchase target for FY23
Updated On : 10 Aug 2023 | 4:45 PM IST

Power distribution co in MP preserves electricity meters of generations

While the advent of technology has changed the face of electricity meters, a government power distribution company in Indore has preserved these devices of different generations. The unique collection, which gives a glimpse of the transformation of electricity meters, includes electromechanical induction meters used nearly six-and-a-half decades ago as well as "smart" digital meters being installed these days in the houses of consumers. Madhya Pradesh Western Zone Power Distribution Company's Public Relations Officer Awadhesh Sharma told PTI on Monday that around 20 electricity meters of different generations have been kept preserved at a laboratory of the company's headquarters in Polo Ground area of the city. "The oldest one in this collection is the electromechanical induction meter. Weighing about four kilograms, the meter was imported from abroad and was used from 1960 to 1990, he said. Sharma said the company's collection also includes semi-electromechanical meters, radio ...

Power distribution co in MP preserves electricity meters of generations
Updated On : 17 Jul 2023 | 4:49 PM IST

Kalpataru Projects International secures fresh orders worth over Rs 1000 cr

Kalpataru Projects International Limited (KPIL) on Friday said it has bagged new orders totalling Rs 1,008 crore in the domestic and international markets. In an exchange filing, the company said its order inflows stood at Rs 5,122 crores in the first quarter or Q1 of FY 2023-24 on a consolidated basis. Orders in the T&D (transmission and distribution) business are Rs 635 crore in India and overseas markets, and civil works for buildings in India are Rs 373 crore, it said. Manish Mohnot, MD & CEO, KPIL, said, "We are pleased to see a consistent influx of new orders, particularly for our B&F and international T&D business. The domestic civil business is experiencing continuous growth, and we can see promising growth prospects in the international T&D sector. KPIL's strong L1 position of Rs 5,500 plus crore ensures a solid business outlook, giving the confidence in achieving the target order inflows of Rs 26,000-plus crore for FY24, he added. Kalpataru Projects ...

Kalpataru Projects International secures fresh orders worth over Rs 1000 cr
Updated On : 30 Jun 2023 | 1:49 PM IST

DISCOM conducts maintenance of electrical lines to prevent accidents

As a part of a pre-monsoon safety drive, the DISCOM is conducting inspections and maintenance of electrical equipment and lines installed in public areas to minimise the risk of electricity-related incidents here, an official statement said. The drive aimed to ensure the safety of DISCOM consumers was carried out in view of the two deaths due to electrocution in Delhi within a span of 48 hours. As a part of the ongoing preventive maintenance activity, the DISCOM is conducting tree trimming exercises in the vicinity of electrical installations, poles, and overhead lines to prevent leakage current and power interruption, it said. According to the statement, DISCOM has recently conducted leakage testing of 9,154 poles, 300 PWD/MCD poles, 66 ATMs, and 81 streetlight poles installed in MCD and DDA parks, and the same drive shall be continued. Due attention is being given to ensuring the healthiness of the earthing of electrical installations. "The DISCOM has also carried out safety aud

DISCOM conducts maintenance of electrical lines to prevent accidents
Updated On : 29 Jun 2023 | 7:17 PM IST

UP CM discusses power distribution with energy minister, UPPCL chief

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday discussed issues related to electricity distribution in the state with Energy Minister A K Sharma and president of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) M Devraj, and directed them to ensure there is no power shortage. The chief minister expressed displeasure over undeclared power cuts and said, "Wherever there is a transformer damage, be it in a city or a village, it should be replaced right away." He added that the government's power system policy, which calls for supplying electricity for 24 hours to district headquarters, 22 hours to tehsil headquarters, and 18 hours to rural areas, should be put into action as soon as possible. Electricity should be provided in accordance with the roster, Adityanath said. "There should be no power shortage anywhere in the state. If necessary, electricity should be purchased and made available to the general public," the chief minister was quoted as saying in a release. He said feeder-wise ...

UP CM discusses power distribution with energy minister, UPPCL chief
Updated On : 16 Jun 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

Power distribution utilities: Challenges remain

Going forward, there is a need to reform tariffs and the tariff-setting mechanism

Power distribution utilities: Challenges remain
Updated On : 31 May 2023 | 8:50 PM IST

Power stocks to stay charged as heat wave sweeps India, say analysts

Power distribution companies, such as Torrent Power, Tata Power, NTPC, and CESC, are expected to reap benefits of increasing power consumption

Power stocks to stay charged as heat wave sweeps India, say analysts
Updated On : 25 Apr 2023 | 3:59 PM IST

Discoms to submit report on electricity subsidy to Centre every quarter

The draft rules suggest penalties to be levied on discoms for faulty subsidy accounting, raising erroneous subsidy bills

Discoms to submit report on electricity subsidy to Centre every quarter
Updated On : 21 Apr 2023 | 6:42 PM IST
Updated On : 10 Apr 2023 | 11:18 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