DISCOMs: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Wind-Solar Hybrid Park: GoI introduces new Scheme

Published: November 19, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed a new scheme to develop Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks. The scheme aims to address the key issues faced by renewable energy projects. Key Features of the Scheme The Wind-Solar Hybrid park will be a concentrated zone of power projects. It will provide an area with the required ..

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Real Time Electricity Market launched by Indian Energy Exchange

Published: June 2, 2020

On June 1, 2020, Indian Energy Exchange launched Real Time Electricity Market (RTM). The main aim of the launch is to help discoms plan their power requirements. Working of the market The market will conduct 48 auction sessions during the day and the power will be delivered within one hour of closure of the bid ..

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Fourth Tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan announced

Published: May 16, 2020

On May 16, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the fourth tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme allocated Rs 20 lakh crores to help people during Lock Down 4.0. Highlights The Government of India is to bring upon policy reforms in eight sectors. This includes coal, minerals, defence production, civil aviation (air space ..

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Revised draft of Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2020 launched

Published: April 18, 2020

The Ministry of Power has made changes to the Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2020. This is being done to promote electricity generation from renewable sources. Key Features of the bill Electricity Contract enforcement Authority is to be created Launch of National Renewable Energy Policy Payment security has been made necessary to schedule distribution of electricity and ..

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Major Relief Measures by Power Ministry during Lock Down

Published: March 28, 2020

On March 28, 2020, the Ministry of Power approved major relief measures to provide power supply 24/7 to all the consumers. In order to achieve this the generation, transmission and distribution operations are to run continuously round the clock What is the issue? In India, 70% of power generation is coal based. Therefore, it is ..

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