Power & Energy News Monthly Archive June 2017

JUN 27 2017

ONGC aims to start production from Gulf of Kutch basin by 2020

  • Vikas Srivastava, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to start aggressive development campaign in the Gulf of Kutch offshore basin to bring the discoveries to production by ...

JUN 27 2017

Piyush Goyal: India to lose Rs 25 lakh cr over 25 years on imported coal

  • Vikas Srivasata, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Power minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the country is set to lose Rs 25 lakh crore over the next 25 years as imported coal mandated for power plants could have been easily ...

JUN 27 2017

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

  • AP, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global ...

JUN 27 2017

A first for government, power PSU moves from local taxis to Ola

  • Sandeep Singh, IndiaExpress.com / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  MARKING A first for any government-owned company, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a PSU under the Ministry of Power, has moved from local taxi operators to Ola ...

JUN 27 2017

Solar power: US gives India time till year-end to scrap local sourcing rules

  • Amit Sen, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  The United States has agreed to give India time till December 14 this year to remove the requirement for mandatory domestic sourcing of solar panels and modules under its national ...

JUN 27 2017

Developers reel under losses as Rajasthan companies shut off wind power supply

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Wind power developers in Rajasthan face losses once again as state distribution companies unplug their supply from the grid, a practice known as backdown. “Every day, ...

JUN 27 2017

Gujarat power plant losses: Tata, Adani, Essar stare at huge writedowns

  • Dev Chatterjee, Business Standard / Mumbai, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  With their Gujarat-based power plants incurring hefty losses, the Adani, Tata and Essar groups are staring at write-downs in the thousands of crores of rupees. Lenders fear ...

JUN 27 2017

NTPC, Chhabra deal deadline set to be broken; here is why

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  The deadline for the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for NTPC to take over Rajasthan’s 1,660 MW Chhabra power plant has been extended till September from May. Sources aware ...

JUN 27 2017

India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief M R Srinivasan

  • IANS, The Financial Express / 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, ...

JUN 27 2017

Indias thermal plants may become economically unviable

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  New Delhi, IANS: India’s ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a ...

JUN 27 2017

India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Scientists who studied India's 2015 heat wave that claimed 2,500 lives (over 1,700 in Andhra Pradesh alone) concluded that the region was likely to see intense heatwaves once in ...

JUN 27 2017

Government schools in Chhattisgarh electrified through solar energy

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Raipur, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  As many as 649 government schools in remote areas of Chhattisgarh have been electrified through solar energy. "Electrification of government schools in remote areas of the ...

JUN 27 2017

Make garbage processing energy plant functional by July 15: NGT

  • Anand Bodh, ETEnergyWorld / Shimala, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  Although Shimla has made it to the list of cities selected for the Smart City mission, it is still struggling to ensure “smart” disposal of waste generated on a daily ...

JUN 27 2017

EESL invites tie-up proposals from clean tech firms in UK, Europe, North America

  • Utpal bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  In what will help add heft to India’s climate change stand on the international stage, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) plans to expand its operations in the ...

JUN 27 2017

NGT imposes ban on dumping of waste on Ravi flood plains in HP

  • PTI, Zeenews.india.com / New Delhi, 27th June 2017 Published on : 27th June 2017
  • Created:Tue 27th JUN 2017

  The National Green Tribunal has imposed a complete ban on dumping and burning of all kinds of waste including plastic on the flood plains of river Ravi in Himachal ...

JUN 23 2017

ONGC says extraction works not detrimental to environment in Tamil Nadu

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Trichy, 23rd June 2017 Published on : 23rd June 2017
  • Created:Fri 23rd JUN 2017

  State-owned petroleum explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has denied rumours its oil exploration works in Tamil Nadu were affecting the groundwater condition. ...

JUN 23 2017

RIL-BP withdraw gas price arbitration against Indian govt

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 23rd June 2017 Published on : 23rd June 2017
  • Created:Fri 23rd JUN 2017

  Reliance Industries Limited and BP have withdrawn the gas price arbitration with the Indian government. In an emailed response to BusinessLine, BP said, "Yes. The Gas Price ...

JUN 23 2017

India's LNG-led gas market may grow over 6 times by 2030: Royal Dutch Shell

  • Shine Jacob, Business Standard / New Delhi, 23rd June 2017 Published on : 23rd June 2017
  • Created:Fri 23rd JUN 2017

  Global oil major Royal Dutch Shell says that India may see at least six times growth in Indian gas market by 2030 from the current levels. It adds that liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...

JUN 23 2017

WCL CMD RR Mishra gets additional charge as Coal India Director

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 23rd June 2017 Published on : 23rd June 2017
  • Created:Fri 23rd JUN 2017

  Chairman-cum-managing director of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Rajiv R Mishra has been assigned additional charge of director (personnel and IR) of Coal India Limited (CIL) ...

JUN 23 2017

Jharia coalfield fire: Indian Railways to run more trains as an alternative

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 23rd June 2017 Published on : 23rd June 2017
  • Created:Fri 23rd JUN 2017

   The railways is exploring possibility of running some more trains as an alternative arrangement in the wake of closure of Dhanbad- Chandrapura train line due to Jharia ...