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The discom employees protesting against the privatisation have been assured that service conditions will not be inferior in any manner after private firms take over.(Representational Image)

Varanasi discom among ones to be privatised; UPPCL working out details for takeover

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd is believed to be working out assets and liabilities of the discom as on March 31 for its takeover by a private company probably by the year-end
Under the UDAY, the banks and financial institutions are restricted to lend working capital up to 25 per cent of a discom’s revenue in the previous year.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo. Representative image)
Under the UDAY, the banks and financial institutions are restricted to lend working capital up to 25 per cent of a discom’s revenue in the previous year.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo. Representative image)

Cabinet relaxes working capital norm for discoms to get loan under Rs 90k crore liquidity plan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:36 PM IST
After the Cabinet meeting, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in a press conference said, “Power sector has a problem. There is a slump in power consumption. The bills are not being collected by them. PFC and REC have been allowed to give loans above the limit more the 25 per cent working capital limit. This will increase liquidity of the state discoms”.
The chief engineer further said apart from domestic consumers, even industrial and commercial consumers have shown a lukewarm response in paying their power bills (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
The chief engineer further said apart from domestic consumers, even industrial and commercial consumers have shown a lukewarm response in paying their power bills (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

Only 31% paid power bills of March in GB Nagar, discom collects just 10% of total monthly revenue

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Sanjeev K Jha, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) chief engineer Virendra Nath Singh said despite launching several awareness drives asking consumers to make online payments of electricity bills, the revenue collection has dwindled in the district.
For the new sectors (58 to 115), the Haryana government included provisions in the Master Plan 2031 to lay 33 KV lines underground (instead of overhead like the 11 KV lines in old sectors)(Representational Photo)
For the new sectors (58 to 115), the Haryana government included provisions in the Master Plan 2031 to lay 33 KV lines underground (instead of overhead like the 11 KV lines in old sectors)(Representational Photo)

Discom to start laying 33KV power lines in Gurugram’s developing sectors by next week

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The Supreme Court, in October last year, had banned the use of diesel generators in Gurugram and the rest of the NCR to combat air pollution. The Haryana government had then submitted an affidavit in the court assuring it would provide electricity to all new sectors where diesel generators are a major source of electricity.
A DHBVN official said that by mid-November its six substations of 33 kv each will be ready to supply power to societies located in sectors 58 to 115.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representational image))
A DHBVN official said that by mid-November its six substations of 33 kv each will be ready to supply power to societies located in sectors 58 to 115.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representational image))

Apply for permanent power supply line by October end: Discom to societies in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 08:52 AM IST
The developers of the societies said the DHBVN failed to develop 33 kv substations in these sectors due to which permanent electricity connections, as per sanctioned load for each society, could not be provided.
Over the last seven years, the gap between the revenue earned and expenses incurred by power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital has shown a steady declinePhoto by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Over the last seven years, the gap between the revenue earned and expenses incurred by power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital has shown a steady declinePhoto by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Discoms improving operating costs: DERC

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 12:59 AM IST
According to the commission, which is an independent quasi-judicial body that fixes power tariffs in the city, and the Delhi government, the regulatory assets have remained below 10,000 crore consecutively in the last four years.
The discoms will also be liable to pay compensation to the generation companies if the RLDC/SLDC is not able to schedule and dispatch power due to a discom not opening and maintaining the LC with adequate credit.(Representative image)
The discoms will also be liable to pay compensation to the generation companies if the RLDC/SLDC is not able to schedule and dispatch power due to a discom not opening and maintaining the LC with adequate credit.(Representative image)

UP: Discoms told to maintain letter of credit

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 04:38 PM IST
The Central government has made it compulsory for power distribution companies to open and maintain a Letter of Credit (LC) as a mechanism to ensure timely clearance of bills of power generating companies.
Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, said, “Tata Power-DDL strives to give the best services to its customers, but in this case, the non-payment of dues is severely hampering the regular maintenance of the streetlights.(HT Photo)
Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, said, “Tata Power-DDL strives to give the best services to its customers, but in this case, the non-payment of dues is severely hampering the regular maintenance of the streetlights.(HT Photo)

Will stop power supply to 50,000 streetlights if not paid dues by north civic body, discom warns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 05:41 AM IST
The company mentioned that it spends 68 lakh per month on these streetlights and needs to remunerated by the agencies as per contract. Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity to seven million people in north Delhi.
War rooms and deployment of quick reaction teams are there to assist in tackling exigencies, he said.(HT Photo)
War rooms and deployment of quick reaction teams are there to assist in tackling exigencies, he said.(HT Photo)

To deal with summers, discoms augmenting distribution infra

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:48 AM IST
Strengthening their networks, the BSES Yamuna Power Limited(BYPL) and the BSES Rajdhani Power Limited(BRPL) made capital expenditure of over Rs 800 crore in this regard, a BSES spokesperson said.
DHBVN allots electricity connections to builders initially for construction purposes. Many builders extend the electricity provided to them to residents — who they offer flats to — temporarily at commercial rates.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
DHBVN allots electricity connections to builders initially for construction purposes. Many builders extend the electricity provided to them to residents — who they offer flats to — temporarily at commercial rates.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Discom seeks land to set up power substations

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:13 AM IST
There are more than 250 residential societies along the southern and northern peripheral roads – and most of them rely on diesel generators or only have temporary power connections.
As per the DTCP officials, it has been observed that wherever there has been a delay in issuance of power connections or where new power connections are not issued at all, there is a substantial decline in growth of unauthorised colonies.(Picture for representation)
As per the DTCP officials, it has been observed that wherever there has been a delay in issuance of power connections or where new power connections are not issued at all, there is a substantial decline in growth of unauthorised colonies.(Picture for representation)

Keep illegal colonies in Gurugram in check by cutting power, Discom told

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 05:11 AM IST
To prevent mushrooming of illegal colonies in the city, the enforcement wing of department of town and country planning (DTCP) is relying on a new strategy — they immediately share information about any illegal structure with the electricity department and stop issuance of a power connection.
The highest demand this year is being expected from south and west Delhi areas.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The highest demand this year is being expected from south and west Delhi areas.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Power demand in Delhi can go up to 4,800MW this winter: Power distribution firms

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Based on the data collated by them, power utilities said they are predicting the peak demand to increase by nearly 230MW this season. Last year, it had peaked at 4,511MW.
The colony houses 2,600 families, which have had to bear the brunt of irregular power supply and outages for long.(HT Photo)
The colony houses 2,600 families, which have had to bear the brunt of irregular power supply and outages for long.(HT Photo)

Discom takes onus of supplying power to Ardee City in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) on Friday took the onus of ensuring power distribution to Ardee City
A licensed colony going back 26 years, Sushant Lok-1 was developed by Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd under the Haryana Development & Regulation of Urban Areas Act.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
A licensed colony going back 26 years, Sushant Lok-1 was developed by Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd under the Haryana Development & Regulation of Urban Areas Act.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

Gurgaon: Discom cuts supply to street lights in Sushant Lok-1 over non-payment of electricity bills

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The residents alleged that Profac, the maintenance agency, had run up power arrears worth 6.10 lakh and the resultant disconnection of streetlights have left them fearing for their safety
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