Power & Energy News Monthly Archive November 2017

NOV 17 2017

How India is paving the way for an electric future

  • Arushi Kotecha, Live Mint / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  When India’s state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) awarded a coveted Rs1,120 crore order in September to Tata Motors Ltd to supply 10,000 electric cars, it ...

NOV 17 2017

IL&FS; joins hands with Ecamion to explore energy storage business

  • Swaraj Singh Dhanjal, Live Mint / Mumbai, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Ltd has tied up with Canadian clean technology company Ecamion Inc. to explore entering the energy storage business, with ...

NOV 17 2017

Andhra eyes Toyota Prius PHEV, electric vehicles for smart city Amaravati, inks MoU with Japanese automaker

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / Hyderabad, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor and the Andhra Pradesh government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start a feasibility study towards introduction of ...

NOV 17 2017

ONGC Videsh consolidated PAT up 15 per cent in first half current fiscal

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), reported a 15 per cent jump in consolidated Profit After Tax (PAT) at Rs 280 crore ...

NOV 17 2017

Industry pitches for bringing natural gas under GST

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  More than four months after the launch of GST, the industry has pitched for inclusion of natural gas in the new indirect tax regime so as to help producers contain cost and aid in ...

NOV 17 2017

FM Jaitley says Power, oil companies to remain publicly owned

  • Sudheer Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said state-owned companies in the power and oil sectors will remain publicly-owned. The statement comes on the back of the government’s ...

NOV 17 2017

Rising gas prices hurting Essar Steel, Torrent Power margins

  • Aditi Divekar, Business Standard / Mumbai, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  The global rise in natural gas prices, coupled with a bullish outlook for the commodity, is causing worry among select domestic steel and gas-based power units, with capacity ...

NOV 17 2017

Final details of PDVSAs repayment to ONGC underway, positive decision likely soon

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Venezuela’s national oil firm PDVSA and ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), are a step away from forming a mechanism under ...

NOV 17 2017

Petronet plans to build small plants to tap isolated gas fields

  • Debjit Chakraborty, Live Mint / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  India’s biggest natural gas importer is going to some of the most isolated parts of the nation to fight the pollution choking its cities. Petronet LNG Ltd. plans to ...

NOV 17 2017

Coal India mulling increase in prices to meet rise in wage costs

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Coal India is considering raising prices to meet the cost of the 20% wage hike. It last raised prices by 10% in May last year. “Unless coal prices are hiked it would ...

NOV 17 2017

Experts to brainstorm tech innovations to improve oil and gas exploration

  • ET Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Over a period of three days starting Friday, 7,00 delegates—mostly petroleum geophysicist — will brainstorm over new technologies available across the world which can be ...

NOV 17 2017

Goa CM says opposed coal hub in August, vested interests polluting minds

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Panaji, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the state government in August had made it clear to the Centre that it was against expansion of coal handling terminal at the ...

NOV 17 2017

Pre-paid electricity meters across Haryana in 2 years: power utility chief

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Power meters in Haryana are set to enter the mobile phone pre-paid mode. The Haryana Power Utilities have firmed up plans to install pre-paid electricity meters at houses in the ...

NOV 17 2017

Power minister launches portal to track Saubhagya scheme

  • Anisha Dutta, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  In a bid to widen the scope for tracking electrification in rural and urban areas, power minister RK Singh on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or ...

NOV 17 2017

Government to push prepaid, smart meters in universal electrification drive

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the ...

NOV 17 2017

Delhi air pollution: Centre steps in, orders NTPC to float tender to buy crop stubble at Rs 5,500 per tonne

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Power Minister R K Singh said today that state-run NTPC will float a tender to buy farm stubble at Rs 5,500 per tonne for use as fuel at its power plants, a move that will check ...

NOV 17 2017

Gujarat 500 MW wind power auction delayed again

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  The proposed auction to procure 500 MW wind power in Gujarat, which was expected to be conducted this week, has been deferred further. No future timeline has yet been provided. ...

NOV 17 2017

NTPC will buy stubble for use in coal-based power plants

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  Power minister RK Singh on Thursday said NTPC has agreed to mix 10% of fuel with hay/paddy pellets in its coal-based power plants. The state-owned power generation behemoth is ...

NOV 17 2017

Centre allocates more electricity to J&K to meet winter demand

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  The Ministry of Power has decided to allocate additional power to Jammu and Kashmir in view of increase in the power requirement of the state during the winters. An official ...

NOV 17 2017

NTPC to mix paddy pellets with coal

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 17th November 2017 Published on : 17th November 2017
  • Created:Fri 17th NOV 2017

  The Ministry of Power has directed NTPC Ltd to source up to 10 per cent of its thermal fuel requirements from straw pellets. The move is aimed at luring farmers away from stubble ...