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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 ..

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 ..

ACC approves appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as CMD of PFC Ltd

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) Limited. It is a Navratna PSU which functions under the aegis of Ministry of Power. Ravinder Singh Dhillon is currently serving as Director (Projects) in the same PSU. He ..

Union Power Minister inaugurates 11 REMCs and the NR-REMC

11 Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs) were inaugurated by the Union Power Minister R K Singh, for renewable energy integration. He also inaugurated the Northern Region Renewable Energy Management Centre (NR-REMC). The government had approved the implementation of the Renewable Energy Management Centres -REMCs as a central scheme. Maharatna CPSE under the Ministry of Power, PowerGrid was named as the implementing agency.

New Energy Performance Standards of BEE effective from 1st January 2020

On 30th October 2019, the Central Government of India after consultation with the agency for developing programs for efficient use and conservation of energy in India, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power has notified new energy performance standards for Room Air conditioners (RACs). The new energy standards have been implemented from ..

National Energy Conservation Day 2019

The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated annually on the 14th December across India to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy conservation and efficiency. It is observed under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), an agency of Government of India under the Ministry of Power. BEE encourages and recognizes the endeavors of companies ..

Central Electricity Authority proposed Universal Feeder Code

The Central Electricity Authority/ CEA has proposed the implementation of a standardised Universal Feeder Code. A feeder is a power line that is used to transmit the electricity generated at the generating station to the sub-station. The electricity is then distributed to the consumers. The Indian states each use a different feeder code ranging from ..

International conference ‘ANGAN’ organized in New Delhi

On 9th September 2019, a 3-day long International conference ANGAN for Energy Efficiency in Building Sector is being organized by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)  in New Delhi. Indo-German Technical Co-operation is also partnering in the event. Experts and policy makers from 16 countries are participating in this event to discuss various alternative options and ..