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Tuesday, November 30, 2021



Implications of using bankruptcy code against discoms

November 30, 2021 8:31 am

🔴 Pratik Datta writes: It would compel states to either reform their financially distressed discoms or yield to privatisation efforts through insolvency resolution.

India's power discoms are at a critical point

November 06, 2021 6:42 am

Ishan Bakshi writes: Increasing push towards solar energy, shifting of hitherto cross-subsidising private entities to renewable energy has compounded perilous position of utilities making need for reforms more urgent.

Reform-based scheme: Discoms get till Dec 31

July 31, 2021 3:42 am

The scheme, approved by the Union Cabinet last month, requires that discoms submit detailed project reports (DPRs) on how they plan to reduce their operational losses to avail of funding.

Discoms’ outstanding dues to gencos fall 15.2 per cent to Rs 82,305 crore in May

July 19, 2021 5:30 am

Distribution companies (discoms) owed a total Rs 97,111 crore to power generation firms in May 2020, according to portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators).

Centre’s annual integrated rating: 4 power discoms of Gujarat get A+ rating

July 17, 2021 3:21 am

The ratings were unveiled by Minister of Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh on July 16, 2021.

NCLAT: Discoms can’t cancel PPA amid corporate insolvency process

October 22, 2020 10:05 am

The NCLAT agreed that the proposition that a power plant and its PPA “form one integrated economic asset” appeared to a rational one, and therefore the value of this asset must be protected by the moratorium rules under IBC.

Discoms' debt to hit Rs 4.5 lakh crore by FY21, says CRISIL

June 05, 2020 5:12 pm

The liquidity package of Rs 90,000 crore announced by the government last month offers a breather, but structural reforms have become critical to sustainability of discoms, the rating agency said in a statement.

Explained: Why the govt had to inject money into the power sector

May 21, 2020 2:31 pm

The primary trigger is the poor financial condition and revenue collection abilities of most state discoms.

Discoms owe Rs 92,693 crore to power producers in February

April 28, 2020 3:27 pm

In February 2019, discoms owed a total of Rs 70,706 crore to power generation companies (gencos), according to portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators).

Cutting power subsidies – by giving new pumps free!

January 21, 2016 1:33 am

Simply put, what is a 5-HP pump, on paper, actually draws electricity that a 6.7-HP motor would, consuming 5 units rather than 3.73 units per hour.