All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) in a letter to Narender Modi has suggested that a high level committee be constituted to review the power sector reforms and recommend corrective measures to chalk out a road map for "Power to all at affordable rates".
The functional reorganisation of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has been demanded in a petition filed before Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC). Gurnek Brar, a retired PSEB engineer has filed the petition before the Commission seeking directions for PSPCL to implement the scheme of reorganisation of distribution organisation on functional basis.
Power purchase audit shows that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) suffered a loss of Rs. 1741.82 crore in three years period of 2010-13 due to inefficient planning of power purchase. These are the findings of ABPS Infrastructure which was engaged by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to carry out study on power purchase and related matters of PSPCL. PSERC has now invited comments from public on the report up to March 28.
The move of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T), India's largest construction and engineering company to sell its 1400 MW Rajpura Thermal Power Plant comes as a shock and speaks volumes about the hollowness of the pro-industry policies of Punjab Government and working of the Investment Promotion Group.