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APR 20 2012

Kerala plans to introduce split-tariff system for domestic consumers

  • Business Line, Vinson Kurian / Thiruvananthapuram, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Domestic power consumers too could be brought under differential tariff if the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has its way.Earlier last week, the State Electricity ...

APR 20 2012

‘Gujarat has attracted Rs 8,000 cr investment in solar energy'

  • Business Line, Virendra Pandit / 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Over the last decade, Gujarat has emerged a power-surplus State and carried electricity to nearly all of its 18,000 villages through the Jyotigram Yojana.Most of its areas ...

APR 20 2012

Techno Electric to invest Rs 1,000 cr

  • Business Standard, BS Reporter / Bhubaneswar, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Techno Electric, a leading company in the power EPC segment, has envisaged Rs 1000 crore investment to raise power generation capacity over six fold in the next five years. The company plans ...

APR 20 2012

Inspection team slams OPG Power

  • Business Standard, BS Reporter / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Adding to the woes of OPG Power, which is already facing green troubles over its 300 MW thermal power plant in Gujarat, a government inspection team has alleged that the company was carrying ...

APR 20 2012

Plan Panel not to go by Power Min's 12th Plan Nos.

  • Economic Times / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

The Planning Commission is unlikely to agree to the Power Ministry's proposal of adding only about 76,000 MW electricity generation capacity in the 12th Plan (2012-17 ) even as the ...

APR 20 2012

Geological surprises, delays drive up hydro power tariffs

  • Financial Express, Noor Mohammad / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

The notion that hydro power is cheaper than thermal power is proving to be a fallacy. An FE analysis of the tariffs of some of the country’s largest hydro stations has revealed ...

APR 20 2012

Can Coal India increase production sufficiently?

  • Business Standard, Malini Bhupta / Mumbai, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Experts say supply problems can also be addressed through improved logistics and higher allocation to efficient plantsWith the initial heat and dust ...

APR 20 2012

No Free Mines with UMPPs Anymore

  • Economic Times, Soma Banerjee / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Coal ministry finalising norms for calculating the reserve price for the mines, bidding norms and a model agreementBidders for upcoming ultra mega power ...

APR 20 2012

Govt, Coal India working at cross-purposes

  • Business Line, Pratim Ranjan Bose / 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

.It is not common for the government to issue a Presidential order, forcing Coal India to sign fuel pacts with power producers. Now, the board of directors of CIL has ...

APR 20 2012

'Govt against construction in big coal-reserve areas'

  • Business Standard, PTI / Sanctoria, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said his department was not in favour of largescale construction in big coal-reserve areas. The Ministry of Coal has requested state and Ministry ...

APR 20 2012

Water crisis brings MRPL, Mangalore oil reserves’ work to a halt

  • Financial Express / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Work at the sites of two of India's strategic oil reserves in Karnataka has come to a halt as a water crisis has enveloped the region.The public sector Mangalore ...

APR 20 2012

Brent crude jumps to $118 per barrel

  • Business Line, PTI / Singapore, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Oil edged higher in Asian trade today but prices were capped ahead of a Spanish Government bond auction amid fears anaemic demand could reignite jitters over the Euro zone debt ...

APR 20 2012

Japan records biggest trade deficit as fuel imports go up

  • Financial Express, Associated Press / Tokyo, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Disaster-battered Japan reported its biggest annual trade deficit ever on Thursday, a contrast from decades of surpluses, as a nuclear crisis boosted expensive oil and gas ...

APR 20 2012

Cairn India gets government nod to raise output by 16%

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

The government has approved Cairn India's proposal to ramp up its Rajasthan block's output by another 25,000 barrels per day after its partner in the block, public sector ONGC, has ...

APR 20 2012

BP agrees to $7.8 bn Gulf spill agreement

  • Financial Express, New York Times / New Orleans, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

The estimated multibillion-dollar settlement between BP and lawyers representing individual and business plaintiffs in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was fleshed out on Wednesday in ...

APR 20 2012

RIL moves SC on KG-D6 arbitration with oil ministry

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

Reliance Industries has sought the Supreme Court's intervention to help start arbitration with the oil ministry over recovering its investment in the D6 block from gas sales, ruling out ...

APR 20 2012

IGL hearing adjourned to May 3

  • Business Line / New Delhi, 20 April 2012
  • Created:Fri 20th APR 2012

The hearing on Indraprastha Gas Ltd's (IGL) petition in Delhi High Court challenging the order of Petroleum Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) on network tariff and compression charge ...

APR 19 2012

LED, lighting of choice in green buildings, solar-powered complexes: Philips

  • Business Line, V Rishi Kumar / Hyderabad, 19 April 2012
  • Created:Thu 19th APR 2012

Green buildings, factories and solar photovoltaic powered systems are all gradually getting hooked to LED lighting systems.It is just a matter of time when the prices will ...

APR 19 2012

ECB norms for power cos eased; RBI to issue guidelines in 7 days

  • Financial Express / New Delhi, 19 April 2012
  • Created:Thu 19th APR 2012

Government has allowed power companies, such as NTPC and Reliance Power, to use 40% of the funds raised through external commercial borrowings (ECBs) route for refinancing rupee debt, raised ...

APR 19 2012

Handover of Katwa power project gets WB cabinet approval

  • Economic Times, PTI / Kolkata, 19 April 2012
  • Created:Thu 19th APR 2012

The handover of the proposed 1,600 MW thermal power project at Katwa in West Bengal's Burdwan district to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) today received the Cabinet ...