Power & Energy News Monthly Archive February 2017

FEB 27 2017

Green panel nod to SAIL project

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

A green panel has recommended environment clearance (EC) to state-owned steel major SAIL, for construction of a pit head coking coal washery, in its Tasra Coal Block in Dhanbad. An Expert ...

FEB 27 2017

States free to supply coal to power plants

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

The power ministry has finally framed new rules to get electricity supply from independent power producers in lieu of dry fuel, which is aimed at offering more freedom to states to use their ...

FEB 27 2017

MP's solar power model becomes benchmark; Centre asks other states to replicate model

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Bhopal, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Enthused by the world's biggest solar power project in Rewa that will be producing cheapest power in India, the Union government has written to all states of the country to incorporate initiatives ...

FEB 27 2017

BSF distributes solar plates, lanterns to villagers in Rajasthan

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Jaisalmer, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Under its welfare activities and civic action perogramme, 18 battalion of BSF distributed 88 solar plates, solar lanterns and other useful items at the houses in Shahgarh Bulj area of Indo-Pak ...

FEB 27 2017

Gaya power consumer body opposes proposed tariff hike

  • Abdul Qadir, ETEnergyWorld / Gaya, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Vidyut Upbhokta Sangharsh Samiti, which represents the interests of Gaya power consumers, has strongly opposed the proposed power tariff hike. The power regulatory commission of the state is ...

FEB 27 2017

TN CM writes to PM on construction of reservoir across Cauvery river

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

The Tamil Nadu government today protested against Karnataka's "unilateral action" of constructing a reservoir across river Cauvery at Mekedatu and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ...

FEB 27 2017

Power tariff hike in Madhya Pradesh to hit MSMEs, says industry association

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Indore, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Increase in electricity tariffs will hit Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as the move will up cost of production and kill competitiveness, industry association said. Industries ...

FEB 27 2017

Rising temperatures bring relief for electricity producers

  • R. Sree Ram, Live Mint / 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Rising temperatures should bring respite for electricity producers. Temperatures are moving up and reports point to above-normal mercury levels in the next two months. That could improve ...

FEB 27 2017

BSES deploys smart monitoring system for Delhi power consumers

  • Staff Writer, Live Mint / New Delhi, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

BSES Yamuna Power Ltd., a unit of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd supplying power in the National Capital Region said on Sunday it has deployed a high-end IT system for smart monitoring of power ...

FEB 27 2017

More wind power projects to go under hammer next fiscal

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Buoyed by drop in tariff to a record low of Rs. 3.46 per unit in the first-ever wind power auction, the Government is mulling putting on the block more such projects next ...

FEB 27 2017

Power staff: TS, AP fail to reach consensus

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

The officials of Energy Department of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had a meeting here on Saturday over the issue of 1,248 employees of AP origin, who were working in Telangana power utilities ...

FEB 27 2017

Power line from Chhattisgarh ahead of schedule

  • S.Harpal Singh, The Hindu / 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has finally overcome all the hurdles posed by the undulating terrain and severe monsoon in Adilabad and Nirmal districts and completed works on the ...

FEB 27 2017

No power supply for hydrocarbon project

  • M. Balaganessin, The Hindu / Tamil Nadu, 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

With public protests against the hydrocarbon exploration and extraction project at Neduvasal in Pudukottai district gathering steam, Health Minister C.Vijaya Baskar on Saturday affirmed that ...

FEB 27 2017

Low cost solar imports from China hurting Centres Make in India mission

  • TCA Sharad Raghavan, The Hindu / 27th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Mon 27th FEB 2017

Cheap Chinese imports and the prevailing tax structure in India are making it increasingly attractive for solar manufacturers to choose imports over manufacturing the parts themselves, which could ...

FEB 26 2017

MNRE proposed amendments in the Guidelines for implementation of setting up of 2000 MW and 5000 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

  • http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/comments-invited-on-draft amendment-VGF-GCSPVP.pdf
  • Created:Sun 26th FEB 2017

  MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) invited comments on the amendments in the guidelines for implementation of a scheme for setting up of 2000 MW and 5000 MW Grid-Connected ...

FEB 24 2017

More than 100,000 litres of petrol stolen from Mathura Refinery pipeline

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Agra, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Discovery of theft of a massive amount of petrol from a pipeline of the Mathura Refinery has sparked investigation into what police said was a highly organised racket. While the Indian Oil ...

FEB 24 2017

ONGC gets gas price guarantee from Gujarat, set to pave way for conclusion of GSPC deal

  • Saurabh Kumar, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

ONGC has been given an assurance by the Gujarat government that the national explorer will get at least $6/mmBtu for the gas from the Deen Dayal-West (DDW) block in the Krishna Godawari basin in ...

FEB 24 2017

ICICI Bank acquires 814.4 million shares in Jaiprakash Power Ventures

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd today said ICICI Bank has acquired its 81.44 crore shares under the strategic debt restructuring plan by its lenders. "ICICI Bank Ltd has acquired ...

FEB 24 2017

ONGC gets board nod for Rs 7,327 cr investment in 5 fields

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Thursday approved investments worth R7,327 crore to develop five hydrocarbon fields and notified two new discoveries. The fresh ...

FEB 24 2017

India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kampala, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

India and resource-rich Uganda today agreed to expand cooperation in the energy sector and training of personnel for space programme and peaceful use of atomic energy. Vice President Hamid ...