Power

Guj govt cancels order that allowed power firms to charge higher tariffs

The Gujarat government has cancelled its earlier order allowing higher tariff for power companies like Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power in the state. The 2018 government notification of the state had allowed the three companies to charge higher tariffs by amending the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The three companies have a PPA with...

India will not import power equipment from China and Pakistan: Power Minister RK Singh

Power Minister RK Singh on Friday said that India will not import power equipment from China and Pakistan and that state discoms should also not give orders for supply of equipment to Chinese firms. In a virtual conference Singh said the country manufactures everything that the power sector needs. “India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth...

India’s electricity demand declines to 5-month low after lockdown due to coronavirus

India’s electricity use fell to the lowest in nearly five months on the first day of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, government data showed, with monthly power consumption likely to fall for the first time in four months. National electricity demand fell to 2.78 billion units on March 25, the...