Power & Energy News Monthly Archive January 2017

JAN 03 2017

Using CNG for bikes may get students more marks

  • Somit Sen, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

State education minister Vinod Tawde on Sunday said to encourage the use of scooters powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) in Mumbai, his department plans to introduce `clean energy' credits ...

JAN 03 2017

ONGC plans separate division for difficult fields

  • Shine Jacob, Business Standard / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

The country’s largest hydrocarbon producer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to spin off its difficult fields into a separate division that includes Gujarat State Petroleum ...

JAN 03 2017

HPCL to invest Rs1,200 crore in city gas distribution business

  • Kalpana Pathak, Live Mint / Mumbai, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd (HPCL) plans to invest Rs1,200 crore in city gas distribution (CGD) to expand network and build infrastructure, a company official said. “We ...

JAN 03 2017

Bengal, UP, Bihar top in providing LPG to poor

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Kolkata, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Bihar are the top beneficiary States of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY), for giving LPG (cooking gas) connections to the poor. According to IndianOil, in ...

JAN 03 2017

No survivors in India coal mine collapse as toll hits 18

  • AFP, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

There are no survivors in the coal mine collapse that killed 18 workers, Indian authorities said Monday, as emergency teams continued searching for the remaining bodies. At least 23 people ...

JAN 03 2017

Coal India allocates 30 per cent less coal under spot e-auction in November

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

State-owned CIL allocated 3.1 million tonnes of coal under spot e-auction in November 2016, down 29.5 per cent from the year-ago period. The decline comes amid government's goal of ...

JAN 03 2017

Recent coking coal price rise puts pressure on SAIL's operations

  • PTI, Business Standard / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

India's largest steel maker SAIL on said there is a need to develop indigenous sources of coking coal to meet its requirements as a recent rise in the price of metallurgical coal was putting ...

JAN 03 2017

Coal India Apr-Dec output at 378 MT, misses target

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

State-owned Coal India's output in April-December of this fiscal stood at 377.7 million tonnes, lower than the target of 417.5 MT. CIL produced 54.2 million tonnes (MT) of fossil fuel in ...

JAN 03 2017

Six events that shaped power sector in 2017

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

2016 has been a year of ups and downs for the energy sector. Many policies were introduced by the government to give a trust to the sector but a slow demand growth coupled with poor health of ...

JAN 03 2017

Power company gifts Noida New Year's Eve traffic jam on Expressway

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Noida, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

An unannounced decision by the UP power department and the traffic police to allow stringing of a high-tension wire on two poles located near the Noida-Greater Noida expressway resulted in ...

JAN 03 2017

Oommen Chandy: Solar scam case is attempt to defame me

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Monday appeared before a Bengaluru civil court in connection with the solar scam cheating case. The senior Congress leader filed an ...

JAN 03 2017

Haryana's Panchkula district, 173 villages get 24-hour power supply

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

Panchkula district, adjoining Chandigarh, and 173 villages of Haryana have qualified for 24-hour power supply from January 1, a spokesman of the state power utilities said on Sunday. "The ...

JAN 03 2017

Power transmission investment likely to be Rs 2 lakh cr in next plan: CEA

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

Indicating significant growth in the power transmission sector, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has estimated an investment of Rs 2.6 lakh crore till 2022. These and other ...

JAN 03 2017

Indias peak power demand to jump four-fold by 2035-36: draft CEA plan

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

India’s peak demand for power is expected to rise from the current level of 153 GW to about 690 GW by 2035-36, according to the Perspective Transmission Plan of the Draft National ...

JAN 03 2017

Tata Power's Odisha project shelved

  • Nirmalya Behara, Business Standard / Bhubaneshwar, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

Tata Power’s efforts to set up a coal-fired power station in Odisha have come unstuck despite the company settling for three locations. After failed attempts to establish the power plant ...

JAN 03 2017

PSPCL bags award for power supply

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Chandigarh, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

The Central Board of Irrigation and Power awarded Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) as the best performing power distribution utility in the power sector, an official said on ...

JAN 03 2017

CERC access rate hike plan clouds power market

  • Sumit Jha, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 3rd january 2017 Published on : 3rd january 2017
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to increase the short—and medium-term transmission corridor charges (STOAs and MTOAs) for open access by 35% and 25%, ...

JAN 03 2017

CERC directed NTPC to file fresh application based on actual COD of the Units for TEESTA Hydro Project

  • http://www.cercind.gov.in/2017/orders/SO107.pdf
  • Created:Tue 03rd JAN 2017

  This petition has been filed by NHPC Ltd., for approval of tariff of TEESTA Low Dam Project Stage-IV (4 x 40 MW) from the date of commercial operation (COD) of ...

JAN 02 2017

CERC approves the application of My Home Power Private Limited for up-gradation of Inter-State Trading Licence from Category III to Category II

  • http://www.cercind.gov.in/2017/orders/SO238.pdf
  • Created:Mon 02nd JAN 2017

  By order dated 26th April 2011, My Home Power Limited (licensee) was granted trading licence for Category III to trade in electricity as an electricity ...

JAN 02 2017

CERC directed IEX to explain how MANIKARAN Power Limited was allowed to maintain separate accounts as Member (Clearing) and Member (Group/Self Clearing)

  • http://www.cercind.gov.in/2017/orders/SO12.pdf
  • Created:Mon 02nd JAN 2017

  Manikaran Power was granted a Category IV trading licensee on 29th June 2012 for carrying out inter-State trading in electricity in ...