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August 2017
Over 25 crore LED bulbs distributed under UJALA scheme: EESL
The programme is being implemented by EESL, a joint venture of PSUs under the Power Ministry.
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Entire Nation adopts GoI’s UJALA scheme
With the implementation of the UJALA programme in Arunachal Pradesh, the world’s largest non-subsidised LED bulb distribution programme is now being implemented across India. 
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Big boost for electric vehicles as Centre okays FAME scheme extension September 2017
MoP informed that the EVs would draw electricity from the grid, for which the country has sufficient capacity at present to meet the current requirement.
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Non-Wires Alternatives: What's up next in utility business model evolution
The latest trend among utilities appears to be forgoing traditional T&D upgrades for "Non-Wires Alternatives", which include solutions like battery storage, flow control devices and demand response. 
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Under UDAY, losses of state DISCOMs fall 22% to Rs 40,295 cr
Financial losses of DISCOMs of states which have joined the UDAY have fallen by 21.5% in the year to Rs 40,295 crore in FY2017.
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Power utilities can save up to Rs 20,000 crore through improved scheduling
Goyal launched an e-bidding portal that aims to facilitate states in inviting bids for procurement of power from the prospective Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in a transparent manner.
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Schneider Electric launches Energy Efficient products for residential market
Schneider Electric has launched Automatic Power Factor Corrector panels and Automatic Harmonic Filter which will help in energy saving up to 30%.
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Events
 
29th November - 1st December 2017
Jaipur, Rajasthan
 
Conclave includes papers on DSM & Utilities
India is a Power Surplus Country- The Problem Lies in Transmission and Distribution
A debate has been raging in newspapers and on social media whether India, today, is a power surplus country or there just isn’t enough demand for electricity in the country.
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Electricity Price & Availability Highlights
Power prices: App allowing consumers to ‘trade’ electricity usage for savings a possibility for Australia
Consumers could be sent a message on their phones at peak times, asking if they would like a discount on their next power bill in exchange for an adjustment to their power usage
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Demand Response, the opportunity for energy consumers to switch to supply
The potential for electricity users to ease stress on the grid by turning down consumption during peak events is seen as an easy solution to our energy woes.
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