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Discoms’ outstanding dues to power gencos rise 48 per cent to Rs 81,010 crore in October

Distribution companies (discoms) owed a total of Rs 54,654 crore to power generation companies in October 2018, according to portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators NEW DELHI: Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by distribution companies rose around 48 per cent to Rs 81,010 crore […]

Rising renewables penetration to hit discoms

Currently, the cost of renewable energy is cushioned by indirect subsidies such as waivers of transmission charge of around Rs 1.5-2 per unit, speakers said. Further, dedicated transmission lines for renewable plants are utilised only around 20% due to the intermittent nature of power generation from such sources, raising its real cost. Rising penetration of […]

Return to growth: Given the mismatch between tariffs and risks, few new renewable IPPs being created

Power tariffs had declined significantly in 2016-17, ensuring price competitiveness. However, since then, RE sector risks have increased. Chhatrasal in a remarked that ‘The renewables sector in India is near-death. Capacity addition has markedly slowed down in this financial year. Few projects are achieving financial closure, and so, few projects are getting complete.’ (bit.ly/34I1JQr, FE, […]