Strengthening Ties

In a move that is expected to significantly open up the market for cross-border power trading, the government, in December 2018, issued new guidelines for the import/export of electricity, repealing the earlier guidelines issued in […]


Second Lap?

In November 2015, the cabinet had approved the first Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for the financial turnaround of the discoms. In December 2018, the power minister stated that while UDAY has done well in […]

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Cost Implications

The power sector in India is characterised by distortions due to cross-subsidy charges in electricity tariffs, use of traditional mining methods, and lack of quality and reliable power supply. These distortions have an economic cost, […]


R.N. Sen: Chairperson, WBERC

Rabindra Nath Sen, currently chairman, at West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC), is a power industry expert and has worked with some of the sector’s biggest PSUs including the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and NTPC […]


Time for Action

Tightening its grip on coal-based power plants, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed penalties of up to Rs 50 million on plants not meeting the 100 per cent fly ash utilisation mandate. The order […]