Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has sanctioned Rs 1094.10 crore for augmentation and strengthening of electricity supply in Jammu and Kashmir under two different Centrally Sponsored Schemes, which were meant separately for rural and urban areas of the state.
Snapdeal, IndiaÂ´s largest online marketplace, has announced its partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Government of India unit leading Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) for the Power Ministry.
While there has been no response from the Power Ministry on surrendering electricity in Delhi, power utilities have come up with an alternative to avoid buying. Distribution companies are engaging in Â‘power bankingÂ’, which is helping them save as much as Rs.200crore.
The Power Ministry has scrapped the bidding process for two ultra-mega power projects of 4,000 MW each proposed to be built in Odisha and Tamil Nadu after all private players walked out, leaving State-run NTPC and NHPC as the sole contender for each project.
To detect power thefts in the state, the Assam government is to introduce 'Ring Fence System,' an advanced IT device system. With this, electricity theft might soon become a thing of past in Assam, says the State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi.
Goa State Power Ministry has filed a case with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) after sub-standard work by a contractor led to major power cuts in the coastal belt of North Goa last week. The electricity department officials alleged that the kits on the 33 kv underground double circuit line connecting Thivim to Porvorim, travelling 15 km, conked off during monsoons, resulting in black outs in the coastal belt, which is a tourist hub.
One month deadline has been given to the public sector power companies to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with Coal India (CIL). The deadline has been set up by the Prime MinisterÂ’s Office (PMO) on December 17. The PSUs include NTPC and it they fail to meet the deadline the FSAs would be withdrawn, the PMO has warned.
Sources told a leading news agency that the PMO has asked Power Ministry to direct power PSUs to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with CIL within a month from December 17.