Will ensure 24x7 electricity to all Indians by March 2019, says Power Minister

New Delhi: Reiterating the promise of 24x7 electricity to all by 2019, power minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said use of information technology will help in achieving the target.

PowerMin for changes in renewable energy obligations

The Power Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet with a proposal to introduce stringent rules for buyers and sellers of renewable energy, besides making amendments to the provisions in the overall tariff policy, Union minister Piyush Goyal said Tuesday.

Andhra Pradesh inks agreement for 24x7 power supply

Round-the-clock electricity supply will be a reality in Andhra Pradesh from October 02 as the state government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Union Power Ministry under the 'Power for All' scheme.

Private firms may benefit from govt's plan to ease fuel supply

The power ministry's proposal to supply coal from Coal India's mines to nine private power projects could mean they could get the fuel at Rs 1,500 a tonne, instead of the open market price of Rs 4,000 per tonne, according to report.

Blackout-hit states urge Goyal to resolve tariff hike issues

Power ministers of five states have urged union Power Minister Piyush Goyal to help restore power supply to their states facing major blackouts caused by the closure of some generation units of Adani Power and Tata Power plants at Mundra over a tariff revision dispute.

Power discoms write to Delhi Govt over steps for tariff relief

To help provide the people of Delhi get a tariff relief of upto 10 per cent, power distribution companies in the city are writing to the Delhi government about efforts to be taken in this direction.

Power ministry takes steps to prevent grid collapse

The power ministry has taken various measures for implementing the recommendations of the enquiry committee on the grid collapses in July last year.

Transmission link with National Grid may get delay

Power Ministry`s plans to have a single transmission network in the country by connecting southern grid with the National grid, is likely to be delayed by six months and may now be done only by July 2014.

Fiscally correct, progressive budget: Scindia

Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday described the union budget as "fiscally correct, progressive and inclusive in its approach".

Will remove bottlenecks in power projects: Moily

Minister of Corporate Affairs Veerappa Moily will take additional charge of the Power Ministry at a time when the sector is battling a major crisis.

Move new Cabinet proposal on equip import duty: PMO to PowerMin

The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) asked the Power Ministry to float a new Cabinet note on increasing duty on import of cheap equipment, mainly from China, and to provide a level-playing field to domestic manufacturers.

NTPC not to implead in RIL-RNRL case: Power Ministry

A day after the govt moved an
application in the Supreme Court with the twin aims of protecting its own and NTPC`s interests in the Ambani gas row, the Power Ministry said the state-run firm will not file
a separate plea.

NTPC not signing gas purchase agreement: RIL to PowerMin

Reliance Industries has complained
to Power Ministry about NTPC`s reluctance to sign an agreement
to buy gas from it and said that the power PSU stands to lose
Rs 15,000 crore if it imports LNG.

NTPC not to relent on gas price; to seek Power Ministry`s help

NTPC on Saturday said it will continue to fight legally for the fuel`s contracted price from RIL and seek Power Ministry`s help.