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DEC 11 2017

Discoms may suffer massive Rs 18,000 cr setback; here is how

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  If state-owned distribution companies (discoms) are mandated to put in place power purchase agreements (PPAs) to meet 100% of their electricity “requirement”, they may ...

DEC 11 2017

Technologies like artificial intelligence, big data impacting power sector, says Tata Power official Jayant Kumar

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Technological advances like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data are impacting the power sector as well, making it imperative for producers to re-skill resources, ...

DEC 11 2017

9,044 MW power units yet to be issued LoI 3-month after coal auction

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Nearly three months after coal was allocated to 10 companies for producing 9,044 MW of electricity under a new ambitious scheme, none of the power producers has been issued the ...

DEC 11 2017

Drive launched against illegal power connections

  • S. Prasad, The Hindu / Podecherry, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  The Puducherry Electricity Department has launched a special drive in rural areas to enable low-income families to opt for regular service connections. This is part of an effort to ...

DEC 11 2017

Meenvallom to get a micropower project

  • K A Saji, The Hindu / Kerala, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  After becoming the first local body in India to house a mini hydroelectric project at Meenvallom waterfalls, Palakkad district panchayat is getting ready for Kerala’s second ...

DEC 11 2017

Indias ultra-mega solar project to be discussed at France Summit: World Bank

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / Washington, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has set a very ambitious target for India to reduce its carbon intensity, is committed to moving the country to a lower carbon renewable energy ...

DEC 11 2017

Tamil Nadu electricity utility employee unions to go on strike

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Tangedco employee unions are planning to go on strike as the management is yet to announce pay commission for the employees, despite doing so for state government employees. It has ...

DEC 11 2017

Patanjali to manufacture solar energy equipment

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved, known for its swadeshi FMCG products, is now venturing into solar equipment manufacturing, a top company official said. The Haridwar-based ...

DEC 11 2017

Tamil Nadu needs urgent policy on green energy, say experts

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Tamil Nadu urgently needs to design and implement innovative policies that promote increased use of abundant renewable resources, said power experts speaking at Tan-Energy Summit ...

DEC 11 2017

Vikas Bhavan produces solar power, supplies to grid

  • Pankul Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / Bareilly, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Vikas Bhavan here has become the second building housing government offices after Varanasi in the state that has started generating electricity from solar energy and transferring ...

DEC 11 2017

Interconnected power market a clear win for South Asia: ADB

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  South Asian countries will be greatly benefited by a single interconnected power market that will also give India a chance to replace its fossil fuel-based generation with cleaner ...

DEC 11 2017

UT dept to shun energy certificates, power consumers to benefit marginally

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chamdigarh, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  After being at the receiving end for meeting Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (RPPO) through certificates, the UT electricity department has decided to meet the obligation by ...

DEC 11 2017

Trichy heavy engineering firm fabricates vital part for thermal plant

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Trichy, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  A private heavy engineering firm in Trichy has successfully managed to fabricate a Flue Gas Resuction Duct Opening (FGR), a component that will be used in constructing thermal power ...

DEC 11 2017

Coal India to leverage mining expertise for diversification

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Making a case for Coal India’s foray into metal and mineral mining, the government has said the state-owned firm being the biggest miner in the world would like to leverage ...

DEC 11 2017

Coal imports rise 40% on restocking demand in November

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Coal imports surged by 40 per cent to 19.18 million tonnes (MT) in November, mainly due to pick up in demand for winter restocking and low coal stock position in power plants. ...

DEC 11 2017

Trade unions to make case for Coal India Ltd contract workers wage hike

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Kolkata, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  After an average wage revision of 20 per cent for around 2.98 lakh permanent employees of Coal India Ltd, trade unions are now readying to pitch for a similar wage agreement for ...

DEC 11 2017

There is no need to import coal: Power ministry tells High Court

  • Vaibhav Ganjapure, ETEnergyWorld / Nagpur, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  The Union ministry of power made a startling claim that coal import was not necessary owing to improved generation and availability, thus exposing the Mahagenco which was importing ...

DEC 11 2017

Oil firms skip monthly LPG price hike for the first time in 17 months

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  After increasing prices of subsidized LPG cylinders by Rs76.5 in 19 instalments in the past 17 months, oil companies skipped the monthly LPG price hike ahead of Gujarat elections. ...

DEC 11 2017

Indian shippers want IOC to ease tanker hire condition

  • Aditi Divekar, Business Standard / Mumbai, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  To increase their chances in the latest tender floated by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for hiring of tankers, domestic shipping companies are asking for an easing of the ...

DEC 11 2017

Govt to soon unveil policy on methanol blending in petrol: Gadkari

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 11th December 2017 Published on : 11th December 2017
  • Created:Mon 11th DEC 2017

  Union Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government will be soon announcing a policy which calls for 15 per cent blending of methanol in petrol to make it cheaper and also reduce ...