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India urgently needs power tariff increase, says ex-secretary


August 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs graded doses of power tariff increase to ensure the sustainability of distribution companies, a senior power expert said here Thursday.Addressing the conference "Ensuring ... Read more...

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Power heads of five states face watchdog action


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As half of India faced a major power outage Tuesday, India's power watchdog has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it ... Read more...

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‘More private participation needed in power distribution’


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate ... Read more...

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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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Power regulators mull higher tariff during peak hours


November 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Central and state electricity regulators are looking for ways to reduce demand during peak hours, including charging higher tariff, an official said.At a meeting of the chairmen of ... Read more...

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Competitive tariff bidding for thermal projects from 2011


November 28th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Come 2011, all thermal power projects and transmission systems will be awarded on competitive tariff bidding and trading in renewable energy certificate (REC) is set to start, ... Read more...

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Renewable energy supply can meet the 2015 target


July 14th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Energy from renewable sources can meet the 10 percent target set by the National Action Plan on Climate Change by 2015, a top power sector official said here ... Read more...

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Harsher penalty on cards for states drawing excess power


October 15th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Oct 15 (IANS) The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is planning to double the penalty on states for drawing more power from the central grid than they are entitled ... Read more...

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Electricity regulator to set up renewable energy exchange


March 20th, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to set up an exchange for renewable energy, a top official said here Friday. "There would be a national exchange kind ... Read more...

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RPTL signs power transmission agreements with western region entities


March 10th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 10 (ANI): Reliance Power Transmission Limited (RPTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, has signed power transmission agreements with eight entities from the western region for two state power ... Read more...

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Consumers in Gujarat get toll free number for complaints


December 24th, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 23 (IANS) With Dec 24 being celebrated as National Consumer Day, Gujarat will get a toll free number, 1800 233 0222, to help consumers get free advice on all consumer-related ... Read more...

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‘Teach children how to use natural resources’


October 15th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) School students should be taught how to use natural resources so that they don't run out, Ahmedabad-based Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) said here Wednesday. CERC called ... Read more...

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Now judges want salary hike


April 17th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by admin
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Seeking to set new benchmarks, judges of the higher judiciary have demanded monthly salaries of Rs.300,000 and above for themselves. A resolution demanding what they ... Read more...

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