SME Times News Bureau | 18 Oct, 2018
stressed power assets to be viable soon provided we have enough coal
production in the coming years, said R.K. Singh, Minister of State
for Power and New & Renewable Energy (I/C) at an ASSOCHAM event held
in New Delhi.
propose to bring in penalty for load shedding in the favour of
consumer. Urging discoms to reduce transmission losses caused due to
theft using technology to be available soon, said Singh while
addressing the 98th Annual Session of The Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on Tuesday.
power minister said that we will fix surcharges in the new tariff
policy. We are spendingabout Rs. 1,32,000crore to fix distribution
system of the country.
started off as a energy deficit country, added about 102 Gigawatt in
the last three years. ‘Sufficient energy generation is a challenge for
the country’, said Mr. Singh at an event.
also mentioned that power distribution, losses on account of bill dues,
theft are major challenges. So, need to switch over to technology. The
technology enforcement needed in the power sector to minimise the
loss.‘Stressed assets are going to be gold mines’, said Mr. Singh.
32 million new consumers, already added 16 million from October 11,
2017 till date. We are adding consumers 1 lakh per day, market not an
issue, said power minister.