CERC issues statutory advise to power ministry against framing of 3 rules; cites jurisdictional overlap

The jurisdictional battle between the power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and the Union power ministry seems to be escalating with the regulator advising the latter against framing of … Read More

Uttar Pradesh government withdraws privatisation plan for electricity distribution companies

NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to withdraw a privatisation plan for electricity distribution companies, after nearly five hour meeting with protesting employee unions which began an … Read More

PPA-starved power companies seek changes in rare 25-year RE + Thermal tender

New Delhi: Thermal power producers have sought changes in tender documents for a 5,000-mw renewable-plus-coal power supply, citing difficulties deterring them from participating in a rare 25-year long-term tender in … Read More

NTPC, REC to bid for discoms in Union Territories, according to sources

New Delhi: NTPC, the country’s largest power producer, and sectoral financier REC Ltd will enter power distribution ahead of the government’s mega privatisation push in the segment. The two companies … Read More

Govt keeps close watch on Rs 55,000 cr power sector orders to Chinese companies

NEW DELHI: The government is keeping a close watch on the tendering of the Rs 55,000-crore emission control equipment by the thermal power sector that has placed large orders on … Read More