Electricity Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Power recently issued a Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2021. These new rules allow net metering of roof top solar systems. About the new Rules The net metering of roof top has been allowed up to 500 KW in the new rules. The following definitions were added: Gross Metering means a ..

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Budget 2021: Rs 3.05 trillion Electricity Distribution Reform Programme announced

The Finance minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced a Rupees 3.05 trillion electricity distribution reform programme while presenting the Union Budget 2021. Highlights The electricity distribution programme will help in reducing the losses and improve the efficiency of electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs). A framework that allows a choice of electricity supplier to consumers was also ..

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Bengal Basin-India’s Eighth Functional Basin

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation recently began oil production from Ashokenagar-1 well located in the Bengal Basin. With this Bengal Basin becomes the eighth oil producing basin in India. The other oil producing basins of India are located in Mumbai Offshore, Krishna-Godavari river basin, Cauvery, Assam Shelf, Rajasthan, Assam-Arakan, Cambay and Fold Belt. Key ..

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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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