Power & Energy News Monthly Archive December 2016

DEC 30 2016

ONGCs ambitious plans for KG basin block its buying from GSPC

  • Gireesh Chandra Prasad, Live Mint / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. has firmed up an ambitious development plan for the eastern offshore block it is buying from Gujarat State Petroleum Corp. (GSPC) for about $1.2 billion, ...

DEC 30 2016

RIL starts first phase of para-xylene plant at Jamnagar

  • Kalpana Pathak, Live Mint / Mumbai, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Thursday said it has commissioned the first phase of its para-xylene (PX) plant at Jamnagar in Gujarat. The 2.2 million metric tonnes per annum plant is built with ...

DEC 30 2016

Neyveli Lignite Corp invites global companies to set up solar power projects

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

NLC India Ltd has invited applications from global companies to set up 250 MW solar photo-voltaic power projects in Odisha. Neyveli Lignite said on its website bids "are invited from solar ...

DEC 30 2016

Power sector sees 6 per cent fall in coal supply from CIL in November

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

The supply of coal to the power sector by state-owned CIL saw a fall of 6 per cent at 33.7 million tonnes last month, even as the government claimed in October that the demand for fossil fuel has ...

DEC 30 2016

Inland Waterways Authority awards Rs 517 cr Haldia Multi-Modal Terminal contract

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on Thursday said that it has awarded the contract for constructing a Rs 517 crore multi-modal terminal at West Bengal's Haldia as a part of ...

DEC 30 2016

Solar panels for 25 schools in Kozikode

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Kozhikode, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

As many as 25 government higher secondary schools (GHSS) under the jurisdiction of the district panchayat will soon become self-reliant in energy with the installation of solar power ...

DEC 30 2016

156 households connected to solar power grid in Pench buffer in Maharashtra

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Nagpur, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Over 156 households have been connected to the solar mini-grid project in Ghatpendhri in the buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Maharashtra. It is the first village in the buffer zone of ...

DEC 30 2016

Solar powered jammers to keep tab on phone calls from jails in Uttar Pradesh

  • Arvind Chauhan, ETEnergyWorld / Agra, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Close to 300 mobile phone jammers powered by solar energy are going to be installed in 24 district and central jails of Uttar Pradesh before the end of March 2017. The move which is said ...

DEC 30 2016

Gujarat government to unveil new integrated solar-wind hybrid policy

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Considering the advantages of integrated solar and wind power projects, the Gujarat state government has decided to announce a new policy for such hybrid plants. It will be called ...

DEC 30 2016

Andhra power discom files 203 electricity cases

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Visakhapatnam, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

The detection of pilferage of energy wing of Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL) filed 203 cases by inspecting 432 suspicious electricity services in Jagammpeta, ...

DEC 30 2016

BHEL commissions another 600 MW thermal unit in Telangana

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

State-run power equipment maker BHEL today said it has successfully commissioned another 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Telangana. "The unit has been commissioned at the 2x600 MW ...

DEC 30 2016

No need for landowners nod to lay power line: Supreme Court

  • Dhananjay Mahapatra, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Removing roadblocks in reaching electricity to every village, the Supreme Court has ruled that no prior consent of landowners was required to lay overhead power transmission lines and erect towers ...

DEC 30 2016

A first: Power consumption dips in 2015-16 in Delhi

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

The city’s power consumption has steadily risen over the years, but 2015-16 was unusual in the sense that while the number of consumers increased much like before, the quantum of electricity ...

DEC 30 2016

Power sector year-ender: Distribution reforms, coal supply, green energy expansion to fire growth in 2017

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

India’s power sector is set to enter the next phase of growth in 2017 with the government promising to continue focus on distribution reforms, coal supply improvement and further expansion ...

DEC 30 2016

Rs 1 lakh crore investment in solar power, green corridor on government's energy radar for 2017

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th December 2016 Published on : 30th December 2016
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

Green seems to be the catchword for the government heading into the next year as it gears up to achieve 175 gigawatt of clean energy by 2022 through auction of 1,000 MW of rooftop solar power, Rs ...

DEC 30 2016

DERC extended the date for comments suggestions on Draft DERC (Terms and Conditions for determination of Tariff) Regulations, 2016

  • http://www.derc.gov.in/Public Notice/Draft MYT Regulation 2016/Extenion of Revised MYT Regulation 2016 upto 10.01.2016.pdf
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

    DERC (Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission) notified the Draft DERC (Terms and Conditions of determination of Tariff) ...

DEC 30 2016

DERC invited comments/suggestions/objections on proposal for Determination of Open Access Charges and related matters

  • http://www.derc.gov.in/Regulations/DraftRegulation/Proposal for Determination of Open Access Charges and related matters/Proposal for Determination of Open Access Charges and related matters.pdf
  • Created:Fri 30th DEC 2016

  The Commission received various requests/suggestions/clarifications from the stakeholders, Nodal Agency, licensees to revise some of the provisions ...

DEC 29 2016

Crude oil prices edge down ahead of OPEC, non-OPEC production cuts

  • Reuters, The Hindu Business Line / Seoul, 29th December 2016 Published on : 29th December 2016
  • Created:Thu 29th DEC 2016

Oil prices edged down on Wednesday as the market waits to see how OPEC and non-OPEC members carry through on planned supply cuts in the new year. International Brent crude futures were ...

DEC 29 2016

Oil prices hold near annual peaks, awaiting OPEC cuts

  • Jane ChungDmitry Zhdannikov, Live Mint / London, 29th December 2016 Published on : 29th December 2016
  • Created:Thu 29th DEC 2016

Oil prices rose for a fourth consecutive session on Wednesday to trade above $56 a barrel, not far off their peaks since mid-2015, with the market awaiting evidence of OPEC supply reductions in ...

DEC 29 2016

Kuwait to start importing 200 million cubic feet gas from Iraq: ministers

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kuwait city, 29th December 2016 Published on : 29th December 2016
  • Created:Thu 29th DEC 2016

Kuwait is set to begin importing up to 200 million cubic feet of gas daily from neighbouring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations said after talks on today. Cited by Kuwait News Agency ...