Electricity sector in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020

The Union Ministry of Power recently drafted the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020. These rules are being drafted for the first time in the Indian history. The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 are as follow: Reliability of services The average number and duration of usages per consumer per year for the DISCOMs are ..

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NITI Aayog released “Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities” report

On October 28, 2020, Niti Aayog released the “Electricity access in India and benchmarking distribution utilities” report. Highlights The report says that 92% of customers received electricity infrastructure within 50 metres of their premises. Around 87% of the customers had access to grid-based electricity. Reminding 13% were those who either used non grid sources or ..

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National Power Portal

National Power Portal was launched by Union ministry for Power and New & Renewable Energy as a Centralized Platform for Collation and Dissemination of Indian power sector information. Developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) Nodal agency for implementation and operational control of NPP – Central Electricity Authority (CEA) NPP is integrated with associated systems of Central ..

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Gujarat to become India’s first state to implement coal utilisation between power units

The Gujarat government has recently issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit. Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient ..

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