News & Event
1 . “Raj Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new Union State Minister for Ministry of Power
  11-Sep-2017
“Raj Kumar Singh has been appointed as the new Union State Minister for Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) after a recent cabinet reshuffle. His predecessor, Piyush Goyal, is now, the Minister of Railways and continues to retain the Ministry of Coal”
2 . The Niti Aayog has asserted in its Three-year Action Agenda the need to ensure availability of electricity on a 24x7 basis for all by 2019-20
  28-Aug-2017
The Niti Aayog has asserted in its Three-year Action Agenda the need to ensure availability of electricity on a 24x7 basis for all by 2019-20. It has suggested to significantly reduce the cross-subsidy in the power sector to boost the demand in the industrial sector. Further, on lower utilisation of plant load factors, the
3 . The Ministry of Power has evaluated the status of 34 stressed thermal power plants
  29-Jul-2017
The Ministry of Power has evaluated the status of 34 stressed thermal power plants TPPs) with anaggregate debt of Rs 1.77 trillion as per a list given by the Department of Financial Services (DFS). According to DFS data, scheduled commercial banks have total advances of Rs 4.71 trillion towards the power generation sector
4 . The NITI Aayog has notified the draft National Electricity Policy aimed at enhancing energy independence, increasing access at affordable prices
  03-Jul-2017
The NITI Aayog has notified the draft National Electricity Policy aimed at enhancing energy independence, increasing access at affordable prices, ensuring greater sustainability and higher economic growth. The NEP anticipates major transformations on the energy demand and supply sides arising out of evolving technology, consumer behaviour and air quality considerations and also suggests
5 . The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) conducted hearing through electronic mode via its ‘e-Court platform‘ on June 15, 2017
  26-Jun-2017
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) conducted hearing through electronic mode via its ‘e-Court platform‘ on June 15, 2017 – the first of its kind in any quasi-judicial regulatory authority in India. The move is in line with the union government‘s Digital India initiative. The initiative will also help the commission to dispose off petitions economically and
6 . Coal India Limited(CIL) is offering domestic coal to non-power consumers on ‘as is where is‘ basis
  17-Jun-2017
Coal India Limited(CIL) is offering domestic coal to non-power consumers on ‘as is where is‘ basis. CIL plans to continue to offer coal to these consumers in lieu of 50 per cent of the import component in the ongoing fiscal year 2017-18. The coal would be provided from sources like Magadh Amarpali mines of the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), the Eastern Coalfields Limited and the Sou
7 . The Ministry of Power (MoP) is at an advance stage of finalising the revised guidelines for group captive power plants
  03-Jun-2017
The Ministry of Power (MoP) is at an advance stage of finalising the revised guidelines for group captive power plants. The new guidelines are likely to change the definition of ownership of the group captive plants which would require the developers to correct their equity holding in a limited time period. The revision of guidelines is following complaints that industries were misusing the concep
8 . The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified the Communication System for Inter-State Transmission of Electricity Regulations, 2017
  22-May-2017
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified the Communication System for Inter-State Transmission of Electricity Regulations, 2017. The regulations deal with the planning, implementation, operation, maintenance and upgradation of reliable communication system for all communication requirements including exchange of data for integrated operation of the national grid. All users
9 . The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified the Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination
  24-Apr-2017
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified the Terms and,Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources Regulations, 2017. The regulations specify revised tariff determination parameters for various renewable energy technologies01including solar,2wind,16biomass, and municipal solid waste, etc for a control period of t
10 . Indian and Bangladeshi companies have signed agreements worth $9 billion to strengthen
  17-Apr-2017
Indian and Bangladeshi companies have signed agreements worth $9 billion to strengthen partnership in the energy sector. The deals include a facility agreement between Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company [promoted by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and NTPC Limited] and Exim Bank of India for providing debt financing for construction of the 1
11 . The Ministry of Power has issued over 3.8 million Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to designated consumers (DCs)
  17-Apr-2017
The Ministry of Power has issued over 3.8 million Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to designated consumers (DCs) under the first cycle of the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The ESCerts were issued on February 16, 2017 on verification of DCs’ performance with regard to energy savings. The first cycle of PAT was completed in March 2015. The DCs achieved cumulative energy savings
12 . Macawber Beekay has received the recommendations from American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  20-Mar-2017
Macawber Beekay has received the recommendations from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on 21stFebruary, 2017 for manufacturing & repairing of unfired pressure vessels at Keshwana manufacturing unit. Accordingly, “U” & “R” Stamp certification received.
13 . The central government is planning to soon notify a new policy on coal linkages.
  14-Mar-2017
The central government is planning to soon notify a new policy on coal linkages. The proposed policy, called as “SHAKTI” would provide adequate supply of coal to power plants through the reverse auction route and enable producers ensure fuel supplies in an organised manner. The cabinet is likely to take up the policy for deliberation in the coming week.
14 . The NITI Aayog is expected to introduce the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard which would rank states on the basis of their energy efficiency.
  28-Feb-2017
The NITI Aayog is expected to introduce the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard which would rank states on the basis of their energy efficiency. The ranking is expected to be in place by mid-2017. NITI Aayog has reportedly roped in the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy for the annual exercise.
15 . The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the Methodology for Use Coal by States for Private Generating Stations
  28-Feb-2017
The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the Methodology for Use Coal by States for Private Generating Stations under the policy on Flexibilisation in Utilisation of Coal for Reducing Cost of Power Generation which was notified in May 2016.
16 . NTPC Limited is planning to set up cement manufacturing units
  27-Feb-2017
NTPC Limited is planning to set up cement manufacturing units with an annual capacity of 1 million tonne or above in the vicinity of its thermal power plants. The company recently issued an expression of interest seeking partners for the proposed initiative. The company’s move is aimed at meeting the MoEFCC’s norm for 100 per cent utilisation of fly ash and to create captive demand for
17 . Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  20-Feb-2017
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) may extend the December 2017 deadline regarding stricter emission norms for coal-based power plants. The MoP took up the issue with MoEFCC as domestic capacity for manufacturing emission control equipment is presently inadeqaute.