Power & Energy News Monthly Archive January 2017

JAN 31 2017

Railways bets on coal, iron ore, steel traffic & AC-3-tier passenger segment to boost revenue

  • Mamuni Das, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

An improvement in coal, iron ore, food rain and steel traffic in the freight segment and the rise in demand and revenues from AC three-tier in the passenger segment, are expected to spruce up the ...

JAN 31 2017

ICVL to restart operations at Mozambique mine as coking coal prices rise

  • Surya Sarathi Ray, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

After suspending operations at its Benga mine in Mozambique in May last year, International Coal ventures (ICVL), the SAIL-led consortium of five state-run units, will soon restart the mine hoping ...

JAN 31 2017

Coal scam: Setback for ex CBI director Ranjit Sinha, Supreme Court rejects plea to modify order

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to modify its earlier order that asked a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the allegations of “abuse of authority” by former CBI director ...

JAN 31 2017

Solar players expect tax incentives in budget, uncertainty over GST remains

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Amid uncertainties over the impact of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Make in India programme being affected by falling prices of Chinese modules, solar manufacturers and developers are expecting ...

JAN 31 2017

Athirappilly hydel power project would not be abandoned, says Kerala minister

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kozhikode, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Kerala Electricity Minister M M Mani today said the state government had not abandoned the controversial Athirappilly hydro-electric project and it would be implemented after reaching a consensus ...

JAN 31 2017

Two Tamil Nadu tribal villages to get electricity for the first time since Independence

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Coimbatore, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Two tribal settlements at Sembukkarai and Thoomanur will get electricity soon as Tangedco officials started the work on Friday .The development comes after TOI reported the plight of these ...

JAN 31 2017

TariffAlarm: A technology that can cut your energy bills

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

How often does it happen that you end up paying more to your electricity supplier only because you failed to control you usage? Well, worry no more as now there is technology that can assist you ...

JAN 31 2017

Training of 'Solar Mamas' successful in enhancing ties between India-Nauru: President Mukherjee

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Extending warm greeting to the Government and people of the Republic of Nauru on the eve of their National Day, President Pranab Mukherjee said that the training of 'Solar Mamas', have been ...

JAN 31 2017

REC inks three pacts with Andhra Pradesh for Rs 60,000 crore funding

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

State-owned Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd has inked three pacts to extend financial assistance of around Rs 60,000 crore to Andhra Pradesh. "Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ...

JAN 31 2017

Nepal to increase power import from India to plug demand-supply gap

  • Debasis Sarkar, ETEnergyWorld / Siliguri, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Hydropower rich, Himalayan country Nepal is going to increase its power import from India to plug up own winter time demand-supply gap. In addition to its existing 350MW import, Nepal will ...

JAN 31 2017

Rajghat gets facelift: LED lamp posts, CCTV cams, new inscriptions

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Over 100 decorative lamp posts with energy-efficient LED lights, 27 CCTV cameras and a solar energy unit, are among the facilities that were inaugurated today at Rajghat here as part of a major ...

JAN 31 2017

South India drives power consumption growth

  • Live Mint, Live Mint / 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Southern India is leading electricity consumption growth in the country. Electricity usage in the region’s five states and the Union territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep grew 8.8% in ...

JAN 31 2017

Budget: Hydropower likely to get greater share of MNRE allocations

  • Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

In order to achieve the 175 GW clean energy target by 2022, the government’s clean energy initiatives will have to bear fruits in financial year 2018. A major part of this plan ...

JAN 31 2017

SIT got a free hand, Chandy tells solar panel

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Kochi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday deposed before the solar commission that the previous UDF government had not interfered with the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into ...

JAN 31 2017

Centre puts green bank listing on hold as winds deemed unfavourable

  • Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

The government intention to list India's green bank – the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) – is not likely to happen for at least a year as the public sector ...

JAN 30 2017

HPCL, GAIL sign pact with Andhra Pradesh for Rs 40K crore petrochem project

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Vishakapatnam, 30th January 2017 Published on : 30th January 2017
  • Created:Mon 30th JAN 2017

State-owned refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and gas utility GAIL India Ltd today signed a pact with Andhra Government for setting up a Rs 40,000 crore petrochemical plant in the ...

JAN 30 2017

HPCL, GAIL sign pact with Andhra Pradesh for Rs 40K crore petrochem project

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Vishakapatnam, 30th January 2017 Published on : 30th January 2017
  • Created:Mon 30th JAN 2017

State-owned refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and gas utility GAIL India Ltd today signed a pact with Andhra Government for setting up a Rs 40,000 crore petrochemical plant in the ...

JAN 30 2017

Indian Oil Corp's Rs 34,555 crore Paradip refinery faces withdrawal of fiscal sops

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th January 2017 Published on : 30th January 2017
  • Created:Mon 30th JAN 2017

In a setback to Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the Odisha government has slapped a notice seeking withdrawal of fiscal incentives given to the PSU's Rs 34,555 crore Paradip refinery in the ...

JAN 30 2017

Andhra attracts Rs 10.5 lakh crore investment commitments at Partnership Summit

  • CR Sukumar, ETEnergyWorld / Vishakhapatanam, 30th January 2017 Published on : 30th January 2017
  • Created:Mon 30th JAN 2017

Andhra Pradesh, the Southern India state that secured top rank in World Bank’s ease of doing business apart from double digit growth, has signed memoranda of understanding for Rs 10.54 lakh ...

JAN 30 2017

Oil spill from tanker involved in collision being mopped up: Coast Guard

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 30th January 2017 Published on : 30th January 2017
  • Created:Mon 30th JAN 2017

Indian Coast Guard has said it coordinated the mopping operations of oil spill due to the collision of two petroleum product carriers off Kamarajar Port here. The Coast Guard has already ...