Renewable energy: Centre looking to set up portal to disclose payment delays by Discoms

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) is considering setting up a web portal to publicly disclose payment delays to renewable energy players from power distribution companies (Discoms).This move is expected to usher in more transparency in pending payments. The industry has demanded that a portal should be similar to Payment Ratification and Analysis in… Continue reading Renewable energy: Centre looking to set up portal to disclose payment delays by Discoms

Discom debt to return to pre-UDAY levels

According to the credit ratings agency Crisil,the debt of state-owned electricity distribution companies(discoms) is set to increase to pre-Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana(UDAY) levels of ₹2.6 lakh crore by the end of 2019-20. The Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana(Uday) was launched in 2015.It envisaged state governments taking over 75% of the utilities debts,thus reducing the interest burden… Continue reading Discom debt to return to pre-UDAY levels