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The protesting engineers and employees demanded scrapping of electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and standard bidding document for total privatisation of distribution of electricity.(HT Photo)

Power engineers, employees stage nationwide protest against privatisation

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:29 PM IST
  • Thousands of power sector employees and engineers under the banner of the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers held protest meetings, seeking withdrawal of Electricity Amendment Bill 2021, which has been listed for introduction in the budget session of Parliament.
Power firms have been hit hard due to the Covid-19 lockdown, partly on account of high fixed costs related to power plants(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT)
Power firms have been hit hard due to the Covid-19 lockdown, partly on account of high fixed costs related to power plants(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT)

Rs 70,000 cr Covid-19 package for power firms; cabinet approval expected soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:22 PM IST
The Covid-19 package for the power sector is likely to offer a moratorium and restructuring of debt repayment by companies spread over an eight-year period
The ministry has issued directions that, till May 30, the payment security mechanism to be maintained by the Discoms with the Gencos for dispatch of power will be reduced by 50%(HT Archives. Image for representational purpose.)
The ministry has issued directions that, till May 30, the payment security mechanism to be maintained by the Discoms with the Gencos for dispatch of power will be reduced by 50%(HT Archives. Image for representational purpose.)

Govt finalises relief measures for power sector as demand slumps to new low

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 08:58 PM IST
These measures include a three-month moratorium on Discoms making payment to generating companies (Gencos) and transmission, and no penalty on late payment.
The Union power ministry has issued directions that, till May 31, the payment security mechanism to be maintained by the Discoms with the Gencos for dispatch of power will be reduced by 50%.(HT File Photo)
The Union power ministry has issued directions that, till May 31, the payment security mechanism to be maintained by the Discoms with the Gencos for dispatch of power will be reduced by 50%.(HT File Photo)

Govt finalises relief steps for power sector during Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Coronavirus Update: These measures include a three-month moratorium on Discoms making payment to generating companies (Gencos) and transmission, and no penalty on late payment.
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

The transformative story of Delhi’s power sector, writes Arvind Kejriwal

By Arvind Kejriwal
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 07:46 AM IST
From facing a crisis, we now have a win-win situation - for the government, power sector, and citizens
Delhi residents pay the lowest power bills among all metropolitan cities in India, finance minister Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech on Tuesday.(ANI)
Delhi residents pay the lowest power bills among all metropolitan cities in India, finance minister Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech on Tuesday.(ANI)

Power sector gets Rs 150 crore in Delhi budget, share of renewables up

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 02:16 AM IST
Electricity bill for consumers consuming power of up to 400 units came down by half when compared to April 2015. For the past four years, 90% of households in Delhi are getting the benefit of subsidies in electricity rates.

UP gears up to apply blockchain technology to power sector

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 01:30 PM IST
The famous blockchain technology, currently largely used in the transactions of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins, may soon find its application in the electricity sector too with Uttar Pradesh considering giving the new technology a try.
More than 17 million rural households in Uttar Pradesh did not have a formal electricity connection in 2017.(HT Photo)
More than 17 million rural households in Uttar Pradesh did not have a formal electricity connection in 2017.(HT Photo)

How to reform Uttar Pradesh’s troubled power sector

By Jonathan Balls
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:08 AM IST
The state must first provide power supply to all and tell users to accept regular tariff hikes and timely bill payment.
Workers repairing the transformer in Sector 56 power house, Gurugram, Haryana, April 25, 2018 (Photo by Parveen Kumar/HT)
Workers repairing the transformer in Sector 56 power house, Gurugram, Haryana, April 25, 2018 (Photo by Parveen Kumar/HT)

After 100% electrification, focus on generation, distribution, pricing

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2018 06:35 PM IST
The government considers a village electrified if 10% of its households can access power and public infrastructure in these villages, such as schools and hospitals (and the panchayat office) are electrified. That will be another challenge
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