The draft National Electricity Plan (2017-2022) for the country stresses massive renewable-based capacity addition and projects that the country does not need any more are coal-based capacity addition till 2022. The renewable energy generation will contribute about 20.3 per cent and 24.2 per cent of the total energy requirement in 2021-22 and 2026-27 respectively.
Former Power Secretary to Government of India, E.A.S. Sarma has written a letter to Prime Minister seeking full-fledged investigation into big fat weddings in the time of cash crunch where weddings have been put off by families due to cash problem.
The Supreme Court of India has rejected the commercial operation date (COD) of Reliance Power Sasan for the first unit of its 3960 MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) and allowed the appeals of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) and procurer states, which challenged the order passed by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL).
Adani Power Ltd. is now entitled to charge more from Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. to recover the higher costs on account of increase in the price of imported coal from Indonesia, according to a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) order issued on Tuesday.