Tuesday, 18 January, 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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IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari addresses a press conference ahead of 89th Air Force Day, in New Delhi on 5 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.