Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPower sector

Topic: Power sector

SubscriberWrites: Electricity socialism could be the reason for power sector’s crisis in India

Subsidized power is not subsidizing either regular or industrial consumers, and low tariffs are not really protecting anyone, writes Manasa Pidatala.

Coal supply will improve but it’s time India transitions to options like natural gas for power

As the monsoon recedes, the supply of coal is likely to improve. Better planning and improvement in supply will help improve logistics in future.

India’s coal-power crisis is another reminder that the sector’s reforms have a long way to go

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Andhra, MP lead states in reforms-for-loans but they all stay away from tough power sector

Finance ministry statement says Andhra & Madhya Pradesh have completed three of the four reforms proposed by Modi govt, which makes them eligible for incentives offered by it.

What is Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and why farmers are opposing it

Farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre are also against the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Modi govt’s power sector bailout will depend on states clearing dues of utilities

States that want to avail the bailout announced in the stimulus package need to provide a timeline for payment of pending power bills and subsidies.

India’s renewables revolution needs what other countries are fast adopting: water battery

Pumped hydro energy storage can pave the way for India’s climate leadership by enabling another green revolution, this time in the power sector.

Power Finance Corp. looks to offset risks by funding new sectors, like electric vehicles

India's distributors are saddled with huge debts from selling power below cost or from poor billing and collection.

India to install smart meters to help the country’s ailing power sector

The power ministry has begun discussions with manufacturers on supplying the meters, which improve efficiency by monitoring and transmitting power use data.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.