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Power Distribution in India Outlook Update Q3 2020

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  • 100 Pages
  • July 2020
  • Region: India
  • Eninrac Consulting Private Limited
  • ID: 5203870
Power distribution companies financial health is degrading as outstanding dues to power gencos rise 47% to INR 1.33 lakh crore as in June 2020

India's power distribution sector has been facing severe liquidity issues due to restricted cash flow, uncertain revenue due to closure of industrial and commercial operations, the prevailing low power demand in the sector, and also because many consumers are unable to pay their electricity bills due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to discoms being unable to clear their outstanding dues with the power generating companies. Power producers' total outstanding dues owed by distribution firms rose over 47 percent year-on-year to INR 1.33 lakh crore in June 2020, reflecting stress in the sector. Although in view of COVID-19-induced lockdown the central government had given some relief to discoms for paying dues to power generating companies (gencos), even the government had also waived the penal charges for late payment of dues. The government in order to help the discoms to pay their debt announced INR 90,000 crore liquidity infusion for discoms which might be increased to INR 1.25 lakh crore, under which these utilities would get loan at economical rates from PFC & REC Ltd. which further will help gencos to remain operational.

Table of Contents

  • This Quarter
  • Key Features
  • Leading Edge
  • Numbers to Learn
  • The Eighty - 20 of Industry - What Matters?
  • Key Signposts
  • Deployment Trends
  • Technology
  • Price Trends
  • Industry Activities & Corporate Strategies

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited
  • BSES Rajdhani
  • BSES Yamuna
  • Torent Power
  • Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company
  • Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Compnay
  • Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited
  • Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited
  • Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Limited
  • Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited
  • Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Viatarn Company Limited
  • Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited
  • Dakshinanchal Vdyut Vitaran Nigam Limited
  • Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited
  • All Other State & Private Distribution Utilities & Franchises