The Union Cabinet is likely to approve the new power tariff policy, aimed at boosting regulatory mechanism for discoms and encouraging faster roll out of investments in the sector with a focus on renewable energy.
Bihar is likely to get cheaper power from NTPC-Æs Barh super thermal power plant. An MoU has been signed between NTPC and the Central Coalfields (CCL) for regular supply of adequate amount of coal from Banaghat in Jharkhand.
Rejecting Meghalaya Government's proposal for a 89 per cent increase in electricity rates, the Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a 15 per cent hike in power tariffs for the current fiscal year
Ferro alloy producers in Andhra Pradesh have decided to reduce output by almost 40 per cent due to the increase in power tariff by the state government and prolonged power cuts in the last couple of days.