Govt invites applications for allotment of 8 coal mines

Moving ahead with its decision to open up the coal sector, the government has invited applications from public sector entities for allocation of eight mines that have been identified for commercial mining.

Power companies to get coal via e-auctions; CIL MoU till June 30

Power companies to get coal via e-auctions; CIL MoU till June 30

Power producers being supplied coal through the MoU route by state-owned CIL will now have to take it via special e-auction being conducted for the power sector as the government has decided not to extend the pact beyond June 30.

116 villages electrified last week: Govt

As many as 116 villages were electrified last week in the country, taking the total number to 7,128, the Power Ministry said on Monday

Govt to revive of 9 gas-based power plants, to generate 7 billion units

Govt to revive of 9 gas-based power plants, to generate 7 billion units

The government has announced the revival of nine stranded gas-based power plants with a total installed capacity of 5,942 MW, which successfully bid electricity at Rs.4.7 per unit for six months beginning April.

Rajasthan issues Rs 28,400 crore bonds to 26 banks under UDAY scheme

Rajasthan issues Rs 28,400 crore bonds to 26 banks under UDAY scheme

Rajasthan has issued Rs 28,455 crore bonds under UDAY scheme, meant for the revival of power distribution companies, to 26 banks at an interest rate of 8.39 percent.

PM Modi for electrification of 200 villages every week

PM Modi for electrification of 200 villages every week

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Power Ministry to target electrification of around 200 villages every week by holding regular follow ups with the state implementing agencies.

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.

Govt to provide 24x7 power by 2019: Piyush Goyal

Govt to provide 24x7 power by 2019: Piyush Goyal

India will provide 24x7 power across the country by 2019 by creating cost effective infrastructure which is sustainable and inclusive of clean energy solutions, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

Govt mulls selling LED bulbs at Rs 44 under DELP scheme

Govt mulls selling LED bulbs at Rs 44 under DELP scheme

Under its Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP), the government procures LED bulbs through competitive bidding and provides those to consumers at much competitive rates.

Centre plans to cut down energy demand by 10,000 MW with LED bulbs: Piyush Goyal

Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal on Thursday shared that the Centre's plan of reducing the energy demand of the country during peak hours by around 10,000 MW, identifying LED bulbs as central to the vision.

Bids for subsidy by gas power projects postponed by 1 day

Sources said the e-auction on Tuesday will be for stranded power plants, and the same for units receiving sub-optimal domestic gas will be held on May 13.

Panel says RPL "ineligible" for 3 UMPPs, calls for probe

Calling for a probe into award of three ultra mega power projects to Reliance Power, a Parliamentary panel Wednesday said the Power Ministry selected an "ineligible bidder" for Tilaiya, Sasan and Krishnapatnam projects.

Policy soon on feeding off-grid power to national network

 Government will soon finalise a policy making it mandatory to feed power generated through various off-grid solutions, like mini transmission network, to the national grid once it reaches the hinterland.

Policy soon on feeding off-grid power to national network

A Power Ministry official said that as and when the grid reaches a place that has an off-grid option, there will be a "must-run status" for feeding its electricity into the grid.

Tarun Gogoi urges Power Ministry for allocation from Bhutan projects

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the Union Ministry of Power to take appropriate action for allocation of 500 MW of power from three projects in Bhutan.

Unexpected rains pull down peak power deficit to 2.8% in February

Unexpected rains across the country brought down the peak power deficit -- shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is maximum -- to 2.8 per cent last month.

Centre working with states for 24x7 power supply: Goyal

Government is preparing action plans in partnership with states to provide 24x7 power supply besides initiating steps to address electricity shortage, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday.

Power consumers to gain Rs 30,000 cr in long-term: Goyal

After the auction of 19 coal blocks, power consumers in the country stand to gain over Rs 30,000 crore over a period of time by way of a cut in electricity tariff, Power and Coal Ministry Piyush Goyal said Monday.

293 firms commit to generate 266 GW renewable energy in 5 years

293 firms commit to generate 266 GW renewable energy in 5 years

These companies have shown interest to set up renewable power plants in the country and some have assured to manufacture equipment as well.

Cabinet note on tariff policy changes next week

The Power Ministry will come out with a Cabinet note on changes in Tariff Policy within a week for enabling greater competition in the sector, an official said.