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Reliance Infra Told To Cough Up Rs 4,235 Cr Compensation For Violating Pact 
Reliance Infra Told To Cough Up Rs 4,235 Cr Compensation For Violating Pact 

Gridco, a state designated agency authorised to procure power from generating companies and supply to the Discoms, had filed petition with OERC alleging violation of licence conditions, shareholder agreements, Electricity Act by RIL.

Chorus Grows Louder Against Odisha Govt’s Frequent Power Tariff Hike
Chorus Grows Louder Against Odisha Govt’s Frequent Power Tariff Hike  

Fresh proposal by the Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (OHPC) to increase the energy charges has triggered massive protest across the State. 

Power, Electricity
TATA Power Seeks Rs 2K Cr CAPEX Investment From OERC, Faces Wrath Of Consumers' Forum

The Odisha Electricity Consumers Association On Tuesday demanded to rollback the TATA Power's demand to spend Rs 2000 Crore to improve electrical infrastructure

Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike
Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: After coming under fire from various quarters for raising the electricity tariff, the State government on Wednesday said it will urge the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission to reconsider the hike. The OERC recently approved a minimal rise of 30 paise per kWh/kVAh in energy charges for all other category of consumers for the financial […]

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Power Tariff Hike: Electricity Consumers Urged To Observe 15-Minute Blackout In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As a mark of protest against the recent hike in power tariff, various electricity consumers forums have urged consumers to observe a 15-minute of voluntary blackout tomorrow from 6 PM to 6:15 PM. The Youth wing of Odisha Congress on Tuesday staged protest in front of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) and demanded […]

Power Tariff Hike In Odisha- Protest By BJP
Power Tariff Hike In Odisha: BJP Demands Immediate Rollback Of Decision

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intensified protests against the decision of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) in connection with power tariff hike from October, and has demanded immediate rollback of the move. Members of the Bhubaneswar district BJP led by district president Babu Singh, Jagannath Pradhan, and others were seen picketing outside all […]

Power Tariff Hike
Odisha Power Tariff Hike: BJP Stages Protests, Demands Rollback

Bhubaneswar: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went up in arms over the Odisha government’s decision to hike power tariffs by 20 paise per unit. Protesting the decision, the Bhubaneswar district BJP staged dharna in front of the OERC (Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission) on Thursday. BJP alleged that at a time when the […]

No power tariff hike in Odisha for 2020-2021 fiscal: OERC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) Wednesday decided not to hike the power tariff for 2020-21 fiscal, official sources said. The retail supply tariff for the FY 2019-20 remains unchanged for 2020-21, an official release issued by the OERC said. The average cost of supply for FY 2020-21 will be 503.38 paise per unit […]

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Gridco Appeals OERC To Reconsider Hike In Power Tariff This Year

Bhubaneswar: The State-run power trading firm Gridco (Grid Corporation of Odisha Limited) has requested the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to reconsider its decision on hike in the power rates creating an apprehension that the electricity tariff may increase in the State this year. Citing revenue loss, the Gridco appealed before the OERC on August […]

24x7 Power Supply claim goes phut: Rural Odisha faces 3-4 hrs plug-out!

Bhubaneswar: When it comes to have a power play of 24X7 in the rural areas, Odisha failed to click the full scoring rate. Rural areas in the State witnessed power cuts for nearly 3-hours in winter months and around 4 hours in the month of April 2019. This shows Odisha is not among the 24X7 […]

Power, Electricity
No hike in power tariffs in 2018-19; rebates announced

Bhubaneswar: Electricity tariffs for retail supply have been kept unchanged for 2018-19, informed director of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), Priyabrata Patnaik today. The tariff order will be effective from April 1, 2018 for the financial year 2018-19, he added. Moreover, one per cent rebate over and above the normal rebate will be provided […]

SC upholds OERC order to cancel licenses of 3 Reliance Infra power discoms

Bhubaneswar: In a big blow to Reliance Infra, the Supreme Court today upheld the orders of Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to cancel licenses of three power distribution companies (discoms) NesCo, WesCo and SouthCo following their appeal to withdraw the decision. The Odisha power regulator on March 4, 2015 had revoked licenses of the three […]

No hike in power tariff!

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to power consumers in the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has kept power tariff rate unchanged by rejecting petitions of the Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (OHPC) and Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC). The two power generating companies along with the Grid Corporation of Odisha (Gridco) had filed […]

OERC takes another shot at privatising debt-ridden Cesu

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), renewing its efforts to privatise Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (Cesu), substantial debts and arrears of the utility have emerged as biggest roadblocks as well as concerns. As the OERC issued a notification inviting bids to sell-off debt-ridden Cesu, the Electricity Consumer Association claimed that it […]

Electricity tariffs may see a hike soon

Bhubaneswar: Power tariffs may see an increment soon if the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) decides for another revision while hearing a petition to hike electricity charges on August 16. The development came after some electricity supplying companies including GRIDCO appealed the OERC to give an increment to the energy charges. A notification issued by […]

Power, Electricity
OERC hikes electricity tariffs by average 1.44%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) hiked electricity tariffs by an average 1.44% today. For domestic consumers the tariff for the first 50 units of consumption has been kept unchanged, while for subsequent units the rate has been increased by 10 paisa per unit for all retail consumers. Also Read: OERC begins hearing on […]

OERC begins hearing on possible power tariff hike

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today started hearing the issue of electricity tariff revision for 2017-18. Headed by Chairperson U N Behera, OERC on the first day heard the proposals of the Odisha Hydropower Corporation (OHPC) and Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC). OHPC, a state-run undertaking, has submitted the annual revenue requirement (ARR) […]

Power producers urge OERC to hike tariff

Bhubaneswar: Power consumers in the State could face tough times ahead as two power producing companies have urged the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to hike in power tariff. A public hearing will be organised today and carried out for the next 18 days before the OERC for determining the power tariff for consumers for […]

Rajesh Verma
Rajesh Verma appointed as Principal Secy to CM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected a minor reshuffle in the senior IAS cadre and appointed Rajesh Verma as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. “I will work hard to give best services to the people,” Sharma told the media. An Odisha cadre IAS officer of 1987 batch, Verma replaced UN Behera who took oath as […]

UN Behera
UN Behera takes oath as OERC chairman

Bhubaneswar: Retired IAS officer UN Behera was administered oath of office and secrecy as the new chairman of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) by Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhawan here today. Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary Home Asit Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Energy, Rajesh Verma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, GVV Sarma, […]

Odisha to do away with 34 electricity police stations

Odisha government has decided to abolish 34 electricity police stations, which were set up to curb power theft in the State, following refusal of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to grant permission for them

No power tariff hike this year: Energy secy

Bhubaneswar: Energy secretary Rajesh Verma on Monday emphatically refuted media reports that the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) may hike power tariff this year. “Filing of review petition on tariff with OERC or Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) by power distribution companies (discoms) is a routine matter. Through their appeal, the companies have reiterated their […]

Consumer forum flays govt for not keeping word on tariff hike for farm sector

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) announced there will be no power tariff hike for any category of consumers in the 2016-17 financial year, a power consumer forum here has criticized the State government for not keeping its promise on urging the regulatory body to withdraw tariff hike on agriculture sector. In […]

Relief for consumers; no power tariff hike this year

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief for lakhs of electricity consumers across the State, Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced that there would be no hike in power tariff for the financial year 2016-17. The power tariffs of the previous year (2015-16) will continue across all the categories, including domestic, agriculture and commercial, an […]

OERC to announce new power tariff by March 20

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculation about a power tariff hike in the State, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) will announce the tariff for the year 2016-17 by March 20. This was informed by officials who attended the meeting of the State Advisory Committee of OERC on Thursday. “The Commission will decide (about tariff hike) after taking […]