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Power Regulator Order In Consumers Interest Pramod Deo

MUMBAI. The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) has struck down the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)’s order on compensatory tariff. Former CERC chairman Pramod Deo, during whose tenure the compensatory tariff order was passed, talks to Sanjay Jog on the issue. &n

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NMDC targets 75 mt iron ore production by 2018-19

HYDERABAD.  NMDC has its task cut out. It faces a tough challenge ahead, with the Government revising its production targets and deadlines to 75 million tonnes by 2018-19 and 100 million tonnes by 2022. Having added just about five million tonnes of new production in the last five years to r

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Power regulators invite feedback on net metering proposals

  NEW DELHI .  In response to recent net metering guidelines put forward by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Delhi’s DERC has invited feedback and suggestions from stakeholders and consumers on the proposal to introduce such a scheme.   DERC has

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CEA asks CERC to expedite tightening of power grids frequency

NEW DELHI .  The Central Electricity Authority has asked power sector regulator CERC to expedite the process of tightening the permissible frequency at which electricity can be transmitted through the grids in the country.    The move comes against the backdrop of the gover

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KSERC puts forward revised open access regulations

KOCHI.  The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSREC) has put in place a system to enable the power consumers, especially those who consume large quantities of power, to access energy from sources of their choice using the linking network of transmission and distribution license

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CERC seeks discom nod over compensatory tariffs quantum

NEW DELHI .  CERC,  has sought clarity from state distribution companies on their approval over quantum of compensatory tariffs proposed by the Parekh panel. The panel had recommended a compensatory tariff of 45-55 paise for its 4,000 MW Mundra plant and a tariff increase to the tune of

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CERC seeks discom nod over compensatory tariffs quantum

NEW DELHI .   CERC has sought clarity from state distribution companies on their approval over quantum of compensatory tariffs proposed by the panel. CERC, the report is likely to go back to the panel. With the absence of discom approval, regulator has sought clarity from these distribution

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CERC returns Parekh panel report on Tata, Adani tariff relief

NEW DELHI .  The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ( CERC) has returned the recommendations submitted by a panel headed by Deepak Parekh that proposed increasing tariff for plants at Mundra in Gujarat saying the reports were not signed by all members of the committee.  

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Open separate counters for RTI applications: CIC

NEW DELHI . In an order that could make filing of Right To Information (RTI) applications easier, the Central Information Commission has asked the department of post to issue RTI stamps of Rs. 10 denomination and open separate counters for accepting the applications at its 1.5 lakh post offices.

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Time-of-day metering at homes unviable: Experts

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday received an official communication from Delhi government requesting it to look into the proposal for extending time-of-day metering in the domestic category. The government has proposed that TOD could be offered to domestic consumer

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TNERC not right authority to deal with consumer complaints

  CHENNAI.  The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has said it is not the right authority to deal with consumer complaints such as delay in provision of new service connections, defective meters, incorrect billing and erratic power supply.    

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DERC hikes tariff by 5 per cent, waives fuel surcharge

  New Delhi.   Power tariff for domestic consumers was today hiked by five per cent by Delhi’s power regulator DERC but it waived the fuel surcharge, which will mean the hike will be marginal for residents except those in NDMC areas.       Electr

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CERC suggested to hold public hearing on tariff issues

  Mumbai: Prayas, an energy policy-related research organization and authorized consumer representative of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), has suggested that the central power regulator should hold a public hearing before deciding the final tariff for the Tata Power

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APTransco may contest GVK`s capital cost hike

HYDERABAD.  The state power regulator’s recent decision to enhance the capital cost of the 15-year old gas-based power plant owned by GVK group may not go uncontested as the state power utility will have to pay more to enable the company to recover the additional cost. “We are pl

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Power Grid should not be Central Transmission Utility: FICCI

NEW DELHI: Industry body FICCI has suggested that state-run Power Grid Corp should no longer be the 'Central Transmission Utility' as its present powers can lead to arm-twisting private players.  The industry body suggested that it would be better if a neutral entity like an ind

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INS Sindhurakshak submarine

MUMBAI. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D.K. Joshi briefing the Defence Minister, Shri A. K. Antony about the sinking of INS Sindh urakshak submarine following an explosion, in Mumbai on August 14, 2013. The Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Shri Prithviraj Chauhan is also seen.

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Govt allows 13 cos to raise Rs 48,000 cr via tax-free bonds

The bonds would be in a tenure of 10, 15 or 20 years. Retail investors, qualified institutional buyers, corporates and high networth individuals can subscribe to the bonds, the CBDT said in a circular. The companies which have been allowed to issue bonds include IIFCL (Rs 10,000 crore), I

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