Power Distribution

Discoms' aggregate technical, commercial losses down to 17 per cent in FY22

The ministry had revised the prudential norms of PFC (Power Finance Corporation) and REC Ltd, to provide that loss-making discoms will not be able to avail financing from the two companies.

published on : 5th December 2022

Privatisation isn't only solution to power distribution woes: NTPC chief

The union government has been taking initiatives to privatise the discoms. Some states including Gujarat, Odisha, and West Bengal have privatised the power distribution.

published on : 29th November 2022

Puducherry: L-G, CM meet Central Advisor on power privatisation 

The Puducherry government assured employees that it would seek clarification from the Advisory Officer appointed by the Centre for the privatisation framework.

published on : 13th October 2022

Puducherry: Power staff call off 6-day old strike following talks with Chief Minister

Power staff went on the strike against the plan to open up power distribution. The whole Puducherry region was plunged into darkness. 

published on : 3rd October 2022

Puducherry government floats tenders for privatisation of power distribution

This comes after months of the regime attempting to convince employees to accept the privatisation move.

published on : 28th September 2022

Fearing loss of benefits, farmers of Andhra oppose move to fix power meters to pump sets

The farmers suspect that the move to fix meters is part of a government ploy to deny them free power and other benefits.

published on : 6th August 2022

Andhra Pradesh: 12 government departments yet to clear power dues worth Rs 300 crore

After the intervention of the district collector, the discom later restored the power supply to all mandal level offices after securing undertakings from the concerned officers.

published on : 18th June 2022

Human fatalities due to electrocution rose to 33 from 9 in Odisha within two years

As per the overall standard of performance report submitted to OERC, there is a sharp increase in human fatality due to electrocution in the area of distribution by TPCODL.

published on : 17th June 2022

Discom to set up 18 sub-stations; 3,000 transformers in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district

A senior engineer said that many areas in Ongole circle have been suffering from power issues.

published on : 17th June 2022

TANGEDCO may save Rs 500 crore per month under new scheme to reduce interest burden

The total outstanding loan principal and late payment surcharge (LPSC) will be frozen on the date of notification of the scheme and no surcharge will be levied after that. 

published on : 4th June 2022

Consumer Forum orders Telangana State Southern Power Distribution to pay Rs 1.7 lakhs

The Forum also directed that the Consumer's service category be changed from LT-Cat-VIII to LT-Cat-II immediately and that any bills raised under LT-Cat-VII against the connection be revised.

published on : 31st May 2022

Power restrictions on Andhra Pradesh industries eased further with decline in demand

The APERC had permitted the discoms to go for load shedding for domestic consumers in rural and urban areas and also directed them to take a slew of other measures to minimise the load relief.

published on : 15th May 2022

Telangana HC overturns order on TSSPDCL's junior linemen recruitment

The petition pointed out that in a previous round of litigation brought in response to the same notification, two division benches reached two independent judgments.

published on : 13th May 2022

Power generation hit in NTPC's Simhadri plant near Visakhapatnam

He said that on top priority power was restored to Simhachalam where Chandanotsavam was being held within half an hour.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Consumers urged to reduce power usage

Further, the SE advised all consumers to use star-rated home appliances to reduce power consumption.

published on : 30th March 2022

REC partners EPIC India to improve performance of discoms 

State-owned non-banking finance firm REC has partnered with Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (India) to improve the performance of power distribution utilities.

published on : 16th March 2022