The model state electricity distribution management responsibility Bill looks good on paper but lacks in teeth

Pictorially, the idea of a model State Electricity Distribution Management Bill, 2013 can be described as a bulb being lit up on the head of the power ministry, except that the bulb itself is a fused one. In drafting the bill the ministry has repackaged a number of older norms, added a few and has presented it as a new Bill.

Consumers can access energy from sources of their choice

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSREC) has put in place a system to enable the power consumers, especially those who consume large quantities of power, to access energy from sources of their choice using the linking network of transmission and distribution licensees.

Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotirditya Scindia on Tuesday said the government was making efforts to fast-track nearly 95 hydro power projects with a capacity of 40,000 MW to g

Plant expected to be commissioned in three years at a cost of Rs.3 crore per mega watt

The Kerala State Electricity Board has set in motion the process of setting up a 350-475-MW combined cycle power generation facility at Brahmapuram using natural gas as the feedstock.

Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission has given Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) the green light for selling power to a remote village in Karnataka that borders with Kannur district i

KSEB Says The Reservoir Can Hold Water Up To Full Level

Terming the state disaster management authority’s suggestion to lift the shutters of Idukki dam well before the water level in it touches the maximum (2,403ft) as a debatable contention of academic nature, the state government has decided against draining water from the dam which --according to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) --can hold water up to the full reservoir level of 2,408ft in case of additional surge of water into the dam.

Reservoirs across the State fast filling up; shutters of Neyyar, Moozhiyar dams opened

However, land acquisition proceedings will be allowed to continue since administrative approval has already been accorded

The Odisha government has decided not to grant approvals for acquisition of land in case of three de-allocated coal blocks in the state- Baitarani West, Mandakini-B and Naini.

Both required fresh clearance as coal availability was an issue

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment and Forests Ministry has reiterated its recommendation, given three years ago, for granting environmental clearance for the Rs. 8,400-crore Udangudi supercritical thermal power project.

Dependency on hydro-electric and thermal power less now

After reeling under eight-hour power cuts through April and May, people in the city have reason to rejoice now. The last 10 days have had very rare instances of power cuts, bringing cheer to residents and industries alike.