Power & Energy News Monthly Archive October 2017

OCT 16 2017

Wind power projects suffer blow as Karnataka says for PPA nod, cut tariffs first

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Karnataka’s electricity regulator has refused to approve the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind power projects that were commissioned before March 31, 2017, without a ...

OCT 16 2017

Solar Industries Indias missile assembly factory to be completed by January 2018

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Aiming to become the first domestic missile integration company in the private sector, industrial explosives maker Solar Industries India Ltd (SIIL) is developing a missile assembly ...

OCT 16 2017

Wind power capacity addition put on fast track, 4,500MW up for auction

  • Nishta Saluja, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  The government is planning to auction 4,500 MW wind projects in the next four months to upscale the wind capacity addition in the country, sources say. "An additional bid of ...

OCT 16 2017

Telangana makes a killing from sale of hydel power on higher reservoir levels

  • B Krishna Prasad, ETEnergyWorld / Hydarabad, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Telangana is now minting money by generating hydel power following the copious inflows into major reservoirs in the Krishna basin. With more than one lakh cusecs of flood water ...

OCT 16 2017

Purchase pacts for wind power will be cleared at new rates: KERC

  • Kavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Rejecting the requests of both wind developers and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Karnataka’s power regulator has reiterated its earlier decision that power ...

OCT 16 2017

Ensure no power cuts during Diwali: Vasundhara Raje tells officials

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Jaipur, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has directed the officials that there should not be any shortage of power during the festive season. The chief minister said that price of ...

OCT 16 2017

100 villages to get LED streetlights; to help reduce power bill by half

  • Roushan Ali, ETEnergyWorld / Hydarabad, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  The streets of villages located around Greater Hyderabad and other towns in Telangana will become more environment-friendly. The state government has selected about 100 villages ...

OCT 16 2017

Maharashtra govt announces Rs 13,500 bonus for power company staff

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Aurangabad, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has declared Rs 13,500 ex-gratia for all regular staff members of three power companies that came into being after bifurcating the ...

OCT 16 2017

Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar blames power plants for low coal stocks

  • PTI, Financial Express / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Blaming power producers for low coal stocks at plants, Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar has asserted that there is no shortage of coal and plants should adhere to the Central ...

OCT 16 2017

State power companies seek to import coal to tide over supply crisis

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Some state-owned power producers, who had stopped imports, are now looking at importing coal at a time when the Centre’s focus is on reducing imports and eventually bringing ...

OCT 16 2017

Karnataka misses out on cheap power, sticks to costly coal transport mode

  • Sanjay Dutta, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Karnataka is missing an opportunity to reduce cost of power by 84 paise per unit by ignoring the railway ministry’s advice to discontinue the practice of transporting half of ...

OCT 16 2017

ONGC running out of time on ultra-deep gas find

  • Richa Mishra Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  The clock is ticking for ONGC if it wants to become the country’s first hydrocarbon explorer to produce gas from the most challenging and only ultra-deepwater ...

OCT 16 2017

RIL exits Myanmar blocks, gives up last conventional oil & gas asset abroad

  • Shine Jacob, Business Standard / New Delhi, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has exited its last overseas conventional oil and gas assets by relinquishing two blocks in Myanmar. However, the company ...

OCT 16 2017

Oil payment, other issues with Iran resolved: Arun Jaitley

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Washington, 16th October 2017 Published on : 16th October 2017
  • Created:Mon 16th OCT 2017

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that most of the pending issues with Iran particularly relating to the oil payment have been resolved. Jaitley, who is here on a ...

OCT 13 2017

Tamil Nadu power plants in crisis mode; state wants Centre to bring relief

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  The Tamil Nadu government has approached the Centre demanding immediate intervention to get adequate coal supply for its power discom Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution ...

OCT 13 2017

Why Borosil's innovation will temper solar power rates

  • Virendra Pandit, The Hindu Business Line / Ahmedabad, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  The price per unit of solar power is set to head further south, thanks to an innovation by Borosil, the well-known glassmaker. Now, solar modules can produce 30 per cent more power ...

OCT 13 2017

Centre looks to boost solar capacity in a big way; here is what it has done

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  The government intends to bring policies conducive to domestic solar equipment makers, power minister RK Singh said in an event here on Thursday. Chairing a curtain-raiser ...

OCT 13 2017

Govt to auction 3 GW of wind power projects by the end of this fiscal

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is looking to auction close to 3 GW of wind power projects by the end of this fiscal. The ministry is also in the final stages of ...

OCT 13 2017

Macron, Modi to formalise solar alliance in Dec

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share their sunshine moment in India in December to formalise the International Solar Alliance (ISA), giving a ...

OCT 13 2017

All investigators transferred in solar scam case

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Thiruvananthpuram, 13th October 2017 Published on : 13th October 2017
  • Created:Fri 13th OCT 2017

  TNN: The state government has transferred the six police officers who were part of the special investigation team that had probed the solar scam. They had found adverse mention in ...