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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Electricity Generation and Transmission. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Government to push prepaid, smart meters in universal electrification drive

Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the Saubhagya scheme by end of next year. “The government is planning to provide prepaid facility for electricity where the consumer… read more →

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Karnataka overrules order to reduce discom tariff

In an unprecedented step, the Karnataka government has overruled a regulatory order that had reduced the tariff the state discom would pay for wind energy projects for which power purchase agreements were signed before this fiscal year. The state has invoked special provisions under Section 108 of the… read more →

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AIIB, ADB approves $100 million loan for India's power sector

China-led AIIB and multilateral funding agency ADB will co-finance a USD 100-million loan for India to improve power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy, state media reported today. The loan, approved by the Board of Directors of the Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure… read more →

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PM Modi launches Saubhagya Yojana to ensure Power For All by March 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) here at Deendayal Urja Bhawayn, the new corporate office of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Under Saubhagya, the government plans to ensure electrification of all households in the country in rural… read more →

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Discoms save Rs 15K crore under UDAY scheme

Debt-laden power distribution companies in states which participated in the UDAY scheme, meant for their revival, have saved Rs 15,000 crore till March this year, the power ministry said today. The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was launched in November, 2015 and has completed more than 18 months… read more →

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Tangedco set to tap 15,000 MW green power in two years

Tamil Nadu discom could look forward to tapping renewable energy to its fullest potential of 15,000 MW (including 2,000 MW that is being installed) two years from now when a dedicated inter-state green power corridor becomes operational. Union power minister Piyush Goyal had recently said in the Lok… read more →

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UDAY scheme impact: State-run power discoms cut losses by 21.5% in FY17

Combined losses of state-run power utilities in 26 states and the Union territory of Puducherry in 2016-17 fell 21.5% from a year ago to Rs40,295 crore on account of efforts under Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the turnaround scheme aimed at improving operational and bill collection efficiency.… read more →

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Govt to roll out Rs17,000 crore rural household electrification scheme

In a fresh push to universalize electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to roll out a Rs17,000 crore scheme. Aimed at providing electricity access to every rural household, the scheme named Sasti Bijli Har Ghar Yojana may target around 40 million unelectrified households. read more →

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Renewable energy industry wants cross subsidy waived

Renewable energy industry representatives have sought the waiving of a cross subsidy surcharge (CSS) levied by States on transmission. In a letter to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, the Renewable Energy Welfare Society (REWS) has said… read more →

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Mettur power plant stops generation

Generation was stopped at the Mettur Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) on Saturday night after the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board generated more power through wind mills. Due to this, 600 MW of power generation was affected. read more →

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