Tariff policy to make discoms efficient,boost investment: Goyal
Tariff policy to make discoms efficient,boost investment: Goyal

The new tariff policy will boost the regulatory mechanism and bring efficiency in the functioning of discoms, even as the proposed framework will help attract investments in the power sector, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday.

HC to pronounce verdict on CAG audit of discoms Friday
HC to pronounce verdict on CAG audit of discoms Friday

The Delhi High Court will pronounce Friday its verdict on the pleas of three private power distribution companies which have challenged the AAP government's decision to get their accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

BSES eases process for getting power connection

In a novel initiative, power major BSES has launched two services which make it possible for people to get a connection from the comforts of home as the company has moved the entire process, ranging from application to document verification, online.

CAG audit of discoms: Decision taken before AAP regime, HC told

The decision to carry out CAG audit of accounts of the power distribution companies in the national capital was taken in 2011, much before the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) regime, the city government told Delhi High Court on Thursday.

HC adjourns to Sep 19 discoms' plea against CAG audit

The Delhi High Court Tuesday adjourned to September 19 a batch of petitions including appeals filed by three private discoms against the order of a single judge refusing to stay Delhi government's decision to have CAG audit of their accounts.

Discom employee arrested for molesting girl

A 58-year-old employee of a power distribution company has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl at a government dispensary in the Nehru Nagar area of southeast Delhi, police said on Monday.

Delhi Congress warns against any hike in power tariff

Congress on Friday warned against any possible hike in power tariff, saying it will launch a massive agitation if the rates are increased by power regulator DERC, coming under pressure from private power distribution companies.

AP purchasing power from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh government today said it has placed orders to buy 570 megawatt power from the firms in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to meet the deficit.

Delhi faces long power cuts

The national capital on Friday reeled under massive power cuts ranging from two to ten hours as a number of major electricity transmission lines tripped due to technical snags.

Now, make complaints about street lights directly to NDMC

People living in north Delhi can now register complaints about rectification of faulty street lights in their areas directly to the NDMC through its 24x7 helpline rather than routing it through power distribution companies.

HC directs discoms to cooperate with CAG in audit

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday directed three discoms of Tata Power and Reliance ADAG to comply with its single judge`s order and cooperate with CAG in the audit process.

HC asks DERC to respond to plea on power tariff hike

Delhi High Court asked electricity regulator DERC to file response as to whether it has complied with procedures in permitting 3 discoms to raise power tariff.

Tata Power threatens tariff hike on rising gas price

With the government holding firm on its decision to hike gas prices from April 1, Tata Power on Tuesday threatened a tariff hike if the Delhi government and the Centre did not consider its request for re-allocation of power from gas-based power stations for them.

Kejriwal threatens to `throw out` BSES discoms

Amid Delhi Government`s standoff with BSES discoms, Arvind Kejriwal said 2 companies will be "thrown out" of Delhi if they fail to improve their services and new players will be brought in.

NTPC serves power supply suspension notices to two Delhi discoms

NTPC on Saturday served notices of power supply suspension to the two Anil Ambani-owned distribution companies in Delhi due to payment issues.

Villagers confine 5 discom staffers for erratic power supply

Irked over "erratic" power supply, villagers on Saturday held five electricity distribution corporation (discom) employees hostage for several hours at Beedawas village of Bawal subdivision.

Kejriwal`s helpline effect: Cops arrested for demanding `hafta`

Three days after the launch of anti-corruption helpline by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two constables were arrested today on charges of extortion by the vigilance department following a sting operation by a vendor.

Power supply to be affected in E Delhi for next 2 days: Discom

Power supply in Mayur Vihar phase I and housing societies and commercial complexes along the Akshardham-Noida road is likely to be affected for the next two days.

India's power grid to become world's largest: Scindia

Optimistic about India's electricity grid becoming the largest in the world, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that checks and balances have been put in place to avoid re-occurrence of any major grid collapse, similar to the one witnessed last summer.

Scindia favours 'carrot and stick' policy for power discoms

In a 'carrot and stick' approach to deal with the power distribution companies, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has suggested incentivising the discoms that cut down losses from theft and other transmission issues while punishing the bad performers.