Ministry of Power Current Affairs, GK & News

PFC Signs MoA with IIT-Kanpur for Training and Research in Smart Grid Technology

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, has signed an MoA with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, for training, research and entrepreneurship development in smart grid technology. Under this arrangement, PFC is going to prove around Rs 2.39 crores to the IIT Kanpur under its Corporate ..

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PGCIL to set up central transmission utility

The power ministry has directed the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to set up a central transmission utility (CTU) with separate accounting and board structure. This CTU would be fully owned subsidiary of PGCIL responsible for carrying out statutory functions identified for CTU under the Electricity Act. PGCIL is in charge of ..

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E-Reverse Auction

NHPC, a central public sector unit successful bid out a 2,000 MW solar PV project via ERA or e-reverse auctioning, in times of the lockdown period. About ERA Reverse auction is a process by which an auction is conducted with one buyer and multiple sellers. It is the reversal of the traditional roles of the ..

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Major Relief Measures by Power Ministry during Lock Down

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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International Energy Agency: India the third largest producer of Electricity

On March 19, 2020, the Ministry of Power quoted International Energy Agency ranking in the Parliament. According to the ranking, India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world. Also, it is ranked 106th in terms of per capital consumption. Highlights India has now become power surplus from power deficit. Therefore, it is ..

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