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MAR 27 2017

Delhi saves 290 MW by switching off lights during Earth Hour

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Switching off lights and electrical appliances during the Earth Hour initiative this year, Delhi saved around 290 MW of power, the capital’s distribution companies (discoms) announced on ...

MAR 27 2017

Indias rural electrification: Piyush Goyal vows to electrify Indian villages before 2019

  • Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

There is some good news for the rural citizen of the country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is expecting to fulfil its promise of bringing electricity to all the villages of the ...

MAR 27 2017

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency to sanction Rs 13,000 cr loans for renewables in FY18

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

State-run Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) will sanction Rs 13,000 crore for clean energy projects next fiscal in the country, vying for around 20 per cent of the loan market ...

MAR 27 2017

Bihar to be hit with big rise in power bills

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Power consumers of Bihar will have to encounter significant rise in their electricity bills starting April, as the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved an aggregate 28% hike ...

MAR 27 2017

Russian firms invest $80m in solar power project

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Chennai, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Miyota Power India, a joint venture of two Russian firms, has tied up with Chennai-based Al Ameen Green Energy for setting up 100 MW solar power plant near Virudhunagar. Miyota Power would be ...

MAR 27 2017

Rlys eyes solar to save Rs. 41,000 cr in energy costs

  • Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Hydarabad, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

The Indian Railways will aim to save Rs. 41,000 crore in energy consumption by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years. The Railways Ministry has prepared ‘Mission 41K’ ...

MAR 27 2017

Hindustan Zinc plans solar power projects worth Rs425 crore by next year

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Hindustan Zinc on Sunday said its 15 MW solar projects in Rajasthan will get commissioned this month, and it is also planning to invest Rs425 crore for 85 MW power plants by next ...

MAR 27 2017

NTPC has held its own with robust returns to shine amid gloomy power play

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

The power sector is undergoing major changes, with state-owned distribution companies undergoing restructuring, the demand for power falling to historic lows, fuel supply touching new highs and ...

MAR 27 2017

Aam Admi Party alleges Rs 50,000 crore power scam in Madhya Pradesh

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Bhopal, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

A scam to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore has been executed by signing 'illegal' power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the six private power producers by the Madhya Pradesh government, alleged leaders ...

MAR 27 2017

Andhra plans to generate 11,670 Mw additional power

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Vijayawada, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Keeping in view the future power requirements of the capital city of Amaravati, the state government has unveiled its ambitious plans to add 11,670 mw more to its capacity. The government will ...

MAR 27 2017

Nepal requests India for more electricity through two new transmission lines

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kathmandu, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines. The construction of the 132KV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132KV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border ...

MAR 27 2017

MP Power company disconnects more than 1,000 connections of defaulters

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Indore, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

As part of their ongoing hour-long drives at night, vigilance teams of Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Ltd. (MPPKVVCL) on Thursday night disconnected around 1,000 connections ...

MAR 27 2017

SJVN Limited declares interim dividend of Rs 930.74 crore

  • Anand Bodh, ETEnergyWorld / Shimla, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

On account of its financial performance for the year 2016-17 public sector SJVN Limited has declared an interim dividend of Rs 930.74 crore (@ 2.25 rupees per share) to its shareholders. SJVN ...

MAR 27 2017

BEST power tariffs to be lowest in state

  • Somit Sen, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

BEST, which had the highest tariffs in the state until a year ago, will provide the cheapest residential power supply in the state from April 1. The rates will be slashed by up to 7 per ...

MAR 27 2017

Consumers demand third-party verification of assets owned by Maharashtra power distributor

  • Abhilash Botekar, ETEnergyWorld / Nashik, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

The consumers of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) have demanded a third party verification of the company's assets after it demanded to hike power tariff to ...

MAR 27 2017

Hydroelectric projects are the best option for meeting energy needs, says Kerala minister

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Thiruvananthapuram, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Hydroelectric projects are the best option as they cost less and do not have bigger environment impact, said minister for power M M Mani. "The only problem is the loss of forest land. If we can ...

MAR 27 2017

BJP protests sharp hike in power tariff in Bihar, demands roll-back in Assembly

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

The BJP-led NDA today protested the sharp hike in power rates and demanded its roll back in the state Assembly. Ther Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar criticised the Nitish Kumar government ...

MAR 27 2017

Chandigarh lawyers want solar panels installed atop district court complex

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

Since Chandigarh has been selected by the central government for being developed as a model solar city, and the Chandigarh Administration has aimed at generating 100MW -- both residential and ...

MAR 27 2017

Competition Commission reduces fine on Coal India to Rs 591 crore

  • FE Bureau, Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday cut the fine on Coal India and its arms to Rs 591 crore from Rs 1,773 crore imposed earlier for discriminatory fuel supply agreement (FSA) ...

MAR 27 2017

Coal India Ltd announces second interim dividend for 2016-17

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 27th March 2017 Published on : 27th March 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th MAR 2017

State-owned miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) announced another interim dividend of Rs 1.15 per share of face value Rs 10 on Sunday. Following instructions from the government, Coal India (CIL) at a ...