Power & Energy News Monthly Archive December 2017

DEC 15 2017

Indias first offshore wind projects auction for 5GW in 2018

  • IANS, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  India will invite bids for the first time to set up offshore wind power projects in the country with the government planning to auction for 5 gigawatt (GW) of capacity, New and ...

DEC 15 2017

May bring electricity, petroleum, realty under GST, target is to reduce tax slabs: Sushil Modi

  • FE Online, The Financial Express / 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The GST Council will consider bringing electricity, petroleum products and some other items under the ambit of GST in future, Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Modi said. While speaking ...

DEC 15 2017

Tangedco buildings in districts to be powered by solar energy

  • M. Soundariya Preetha, The Hindu / Coimbatore, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Some of the buildings that house the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation offices in Coimbatore, Tirupur, and the Nilgiris districts will soon be powered by solar ...

DEC 15 2017

Metros energy policies released

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Kochi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  As part of the National Energy Conservation Day observance on December 14, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) released its energy management and solar energy policies. They ...

DEC 15 2017

Schneider Electric introduces energy efficient EcoStruxure Grid in Hyderabad

  • V Rishi Kumar, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Schneider Electric has launched its digital architecture, EcoStruxure Grid in Hyderabad that enables utilities to take to digital transformation and make the grid energy ...

DEC 15 2017

Energy efficiency, conservation are critical for economy, says President

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The industry and the Centre should take measures to improve energy efficiency and to meet the increasing energy demand in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on ...

DEC 15 2017

South Delhi civic body bags National Energy Conservation Award

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) was presented the National Energy Conservation Award by President Ram Nath Kovind today for its LED replacement project. SDMC ...

DEC 15 2017

IIEST lights up bulbs with solar, wind & vegetable-waste power

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology has commissioned the first smart micro grid project in the country which is capable of lighting up 32 lamps each OF 100 ...

DEC 15 2017

Cochin International airport's solar initiatives get global attention

  • Vikram Vinod, ETEnergyWorld / Kochi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The world’s first energy-efficient airport, Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial), has once again come under the international limelight for its solar initiatives, with ...

DEC 15 2017

Hybrid solar systems to be installed in govt schools of Haryana

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The Haryana government has decided to install hybrid solar systems in all government schools of the state in a phased manner. To begin with, the hybrid solar systems would be ...

DEC 15 2017

Captive power producers allege coal shortage

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Captive power producers have alleged that they are getting only 15-30 per cent of their coal requirements since April this year. Rahul Sharma, Chairman, Indian Captive Power ...

DEC 15 2017

Chemical industries, aluminum smelters mulling coal imports as power takes priority

  • Rajesh Kumar Singh, Live Mint / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Indian firms including aluminum smelters and chemical factories are considering importing more coal to ease fuel shortages as most of the country’s output is diverted to ...

DEC 15 2017

Accused in coal scam case ask for leniency

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday sought from a Delhi court the maximum seven-year jail term for former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, ex-coal secretary HC Gupta ...

DEC 15 2017

Coal India asks states to specify their power demand for next 3 yrs

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  In an effort to avert the coal scarcity that dogged thermal power plants this year, Coal India has asked states to indicate their revised power demand for the next three years, on ...

DEC 15 2017

JBIC open to support setting up LNG terminals in India

  • K. R. Srivats, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is open to supporting the setting up of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in India, its visiting Governor Akira Kondoh has ...

DEC 15 2017

Piped gas connection remains a pipe dream in Gurugram

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Gurugram, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Residents of several areas in sectors 21 and 14 are aggrieved they haven’t been provided with PNG connections yet, though the Haryana City Gas officials promised to provide ...

DEC 15 2017

ONGC sells Feb Russian Sokol crude at highest premium in 2 mths sources

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / Singapore, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Indian oil and gas explorer ONGC Videsh has sold February-loading Russian Sokol crude at $4.90 a barrel above Dubai quotes, highest premium in 2 months, trade sources said on ...

DEC 15 2017

Vedanta rejigs Cairn leadership to drive $1 billion investment plans

  • Rachita Prasad, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Cairn, the oil and gas business of Vedanta, has rejigged its top management in an attempt to empower the core leadership to take key decisions and drive its $1 billion investment ...

DEC 15 2017

Tata Motors delivers first batch of the Tigor Electric Vehicles to EESL

  • ETAuto, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 15th December 2017 Published on : 15th December 2017
  • Created:Fri 15th DEC 2017

  Tata Motors today delivered the first set of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) as part of their initiative to procure 10,000 ...

DEC 14 2017

Not only electrics, but extend lower excise duty on hybrids too, says Volvo

  • Pankaj Doval, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 14th December 2017 Published on : 14th December 2017
  • Created:Thu 14th DEC 2017

  Swedish carmaker Volvo has said that the government should extend lower excise duty benefits beyond electric cars to hybrids, including its milder versions, in order to promote ...