Delhi's Power Politics
Jul 1, 2015
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 4, 2015
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission's two-day-long public hearing on power tariff fixation began today amidst the steep opposition from a number of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs and representatives of Residents' Welfare Associations here against any hike.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 2, 2015
Delhi's power regulator DERC is all set to announce the revised electricity rates for 2015-16 within a fortnight as it has nearly completed the tariff determination exercise including scrutinising the finances of the three private power distribution companies.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 23, 2015
US-based renewable energy major SunEdison today announced a long-term power agreement with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) to supply 180 MW solar power for the New Delhi area.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Citing the widening revenue gap to be around Rs 28,000 crore, Delhi's three private power distribution companies have pitched for early announcement of annual tariff revision.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 4, 2015
With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party members.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 3, 2015
A committee, formed by the AAP government to bring out a white paper on Delhi's power sector, has recommended removal of the Chairman and members of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), accusing them of "failing" to protect consumer interest and favouring discoms.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 3, 2015
The power bill for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's official residence stood at over Rs 1.35 lakh for the month of June which prompted Congress and BJP to pounce on the AAP government with both the parties accusing it of wasting public money for personal comfort.
Delhi News | Written by Suparna Singh | Thursday July 2, 2015
A rebel member of Arvind Kejriwal's party was left without any electricity in his office seconds before he began a press conference to share his criticism of the Chief Minister.
Delhi News | Tuesday June 30, 2015
After reports that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had run up an electricity bill of about Rs 91,000 in April and May, his government has come out with an emphatic denial.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 30, 2015
The electricity bill of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Civil Lines residence was about Rs 91,000 for the months of April and May, according to an RTI reply.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 19, 2015
Surpassing all previous records, the peak power demand today touched 5,846 MW in the national capital, as Delhiites reeled under an intense heat wave conditions.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday June 16, 2015
Delhi's Power Minister Satyendra Jain on Monday asked the state electricity regulator DERC to review its decision to hike power tariff, saying the move was at variance with rules.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 12, 2015
Power tariff in the national capital was today hiked by up to six per cent by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) as it restored a surcharge to compensate the private electricity distribution companies for rise in power purchase cost.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 1, 2015
Four proposed power sub-stations which can end electricity crisis in the national capital have failed to see the light of day as land has not been allocated to even one of them by Delhi Government, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on sunday.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Power tariff in New Delhi is likely to go up next month with the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) directing Delhi's power regulator DERC to restore a surcharge within three months to compensate the discoms for rise in power purchase cost.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 10, 2015
Delhi Metro will have its first green power sub-station that will have solar power panels, wetland sewage treatment plant, water meters, LED bulbs, carbon dioxide sensors and other eco-friendly features, a statement said today.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 26, 2015
Seeking to spread the message of energy conservation, on Saturday, Delhiites will join a billion people in over 6,000 cities across the globe to observe the Earth Hour by switching off their electrical appliances between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 21, 2015
The areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be able to get water and electricity at subsidised rates from today.
Delhi News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra | Friday March 20, 2015
A month after taking charge of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP government on Thursday announced a 10 per cent hike in water tariff for households that consume more than 20,000 litres per month. The new rates will be effective from April 1.
India News | NDTV.com | Tuesday February 24, 2015
On his visit to New Delhi, former US Vice President and climate change evangelist Al Gore said Indians must know that this is a life and death issue. Speaking exclusively to NDTV, Mr Gore sounded the warning on what's at stake. He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in encouraging clean energy. Mr Gore said PM Modi's plan to dramati...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 23, 2015
The newly sworn-in Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which began today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the ongoing auction of coal mines would help in ensuring cheaper electricity to the common man in a sustained manner as against the practice of states subsidizing power.
Delhi News | Agencies | Tuesday February 17, 2015
After insisting that it will not work to timeframes set by the media, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has jump-started its plan to slash electricity bills and provide free water.
India News | Monday February 16, 2015
In an apparent dig at the Aam Aadmi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday questioned how parties made pre-election promises to reduce power bills in states that are dependent on electricity from outside.