Power sector Current Affairs - 2020

Index of Industrial Production (IIP): Industry growth slips to 7-month low of 3.2% in May 2018

According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has slipped to seven-month low of 3.2% in May 2018. It was mainly due to sluggish performance of manufacturing and power sectors coupled with poor offtake of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Read More…

Sambal scheme: MP Government launches subsidised power scheme for labourers and poor families

Madhya Pradesh Government has Sambal Yojana, an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme for labourers and poor families. Under this scheme, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and registered labourers of unorganised sector from the state will be provided electricity at cost of Rs 200 per month, Sambal Yojana The objective of scheme Read More…

NLCIL’s three 100 MW solar power projects inaugurated

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation were inaugurated recently. These projects situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. Key Facts The three solar plants have installed capacity of 100 MW each. They were erected at cost Read More…

PRAAPTI App and Web portal launched to bring transparency in electricity payments to Generators

The Union Ministry of Power has launched web portal (www.praapti.in) and app namely PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators). The webportal and app aims to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and Discoms. Key Features The PRAAPTI app and web Portal will capture invoicing Read More…

NTPC signs MoU with Bihar Government to improve performance of power sector in Bihar

The NTPC Limited has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bihar Government to improve performance of power sector in the state. The MoU envisages transfer of three power generation facilities in Bihar to NTPC. It has been undertake as part of NTPC’s strong capability in turning around under-performing state owned power stations. Key Facts These Read More…