Power sector has taken rapid strides in the last 3 years & reforms continue unabated, transforming the lives of poor
India’s power sector that was marred by continuous shortages and lack of quality and steady supplies to homes and factories has seen an unprecedented turnaround in the past three years. Today the country boasts of a situation where surplus power to the tune of 3,000-4,000 MW is available on real time basis at any time of the day to States and distribution companies and at affordable rates on the power exchange.
SEVA: The mobile app would increase consumer connect as well as transparency and accountability in coal dispatch
Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA), developed in-house by Coal India Limited (CIL) for power sector consumers was launched on 23rd May 2017. SEVA is a part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, which is aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch. For the benefit of all the citizens, the links for all mobile apps regarding Ministries of Power, Coal, NRE and Mines would be sent to the respective mobile number by giving a missed call on the designated toll free number 18002003004 .
India's 1st Green Energy Corridor Project has commenced, aiming to bring electricity to 8 crore people
India conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for its first green energy corridor project with an ultra high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) link over 1,800km with the aim to bring power to 80 million people. The mega project is worth over Rs 4,350 crore. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) UHVDC system aims to connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
International Solar Alliance commissions study on Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism to reduce cost of solar projects
Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, India, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Uganda and Yemen have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) for solar power generation projects in solar rich countries. This instrument will dramatically lower the cost of finance for renewable energy and the overall price of electricity.
Through efficiency improvement, power tariffs drop by 18% in Chandigarh; a step towards 24x7 affordable Power for All
Chandigarh residents will finally breathe a sigh of relief as the UT electricity department has cut down the extra charge by 18%. The UT electricity department has slashed the FPPCA (Fuel and Power Purchase Cost Adjustment) charges for both domestic as well as commercial consumers..
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