GS-3, Uncategorized

Government launches new Energy Conservation Building Code

The code was developed by the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with technical support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S.-India bilateral Partnership to Advance Clean Energy–Deployment Technical Assistance (PACE-DTA) program. Features of the code: The code prescribes energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be… Continue reading Government launches new Energy Conservation Building Code

GS-2, Uncategorized

New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector

In a bid to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country, the government has launched the‘TARANG’ Mobile App, ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals. These are developed by Rural Electrification Corporation Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL), a subsidiary of REC Ltd. These measures are aimed at enhancing ease, accountability & transparency and would… Continue reading New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector

Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

Power cuts in a time of surplus

India has, for the first time in history, declared that it will not have a power deficit this year. The country will have a surplus of 3.1% during peak hours and 1.1% during non-peak hours during 2016-17, latest data from the Central Electricity Authority shows. This is the first time that the country has declared… Continue reading Power cuts in a time of surplus

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Dedication of Kudankulam Plant to the Nation

India Russia relationship has moved a mile ahead with the dedication of the 1st Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. With 1000 Mega Watt, Kudankulam Unit 1 has become the largest single unit of electrical power in India. This also signals the joint commitment of both the nations to develop a partnership ahead for green… Continue reading Dedication of Kudankulam Plant to the Nation

GS-3, Uncategorized

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

Electrifying the rural India in mission mode   Aim: To ensure electrification of all the un-electrified villages by 2017 in mission mode <do you know how many villages are electrified? Answer in comments.> The Scheme draws its inspiration from the similar pioneering scheme implemented by the Government of Gujarat It will enable to initiate much… Continue reading Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Power Tariff Policy

What is the policy? Tariff policy for power is governed under the Electricity Act. The policy is the guiding principle for setting power rates, power purchase agreements, sale and purchase of coal and power – both conventional and renewable energy Why was it revised? The policy revision was undergoing since 2006 in wake of increasing… Continue reading Power Tariff Policy