Power & Energy News Monthly Archive July 2017

JUL 21 2017

The debt threat lurking behind India's zombie power plants

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  In the central Indian village of Raikheda, the construction of a thermal coal power plant once promised jobs and economic progress. Years after its completion though, the ...

JUL 21 2017

India presents national review report on SDG implementation in UN

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / United Nations, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  India has presented its national review report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the UN, underscoring that as the fastest growing major economy it ...

JUL 21 2017

International conference stresses need to tap renewable energy sources more

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Coimbatore, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  Efforts towards sustainable living in India is still a baby crawling, but India will be able to reduce carbon emissions up to 30% by 2030, and at the same time achieve 220GW ...

JUL 21 2017

Centre to notify guidelines for renewable power procurement: Haryana govt

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified that a guideline for procurement of renewable power through competitive bidding would be notified shortly by the Centre, ...

JUL 21 2017

Power Plants without unique registration number can not sell to grid: CEA proposal

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  Power generating plants of over 1-mw capacity will have to obtain unique registration numbers without which they will not be able to inject their electricity in the grid, according ...

JUL 21 2017

India to phase out 5,500 Megawatt of coal-fired power plants

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  India has identified 5.5 gigawatts (GW) of inefficient coal-fired power plants to be retired, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told lawmakers on Thursday, as the country looks to cut ...

JUL 21 2017

India will take atleast 6 years to cap toxic emissions from power plants

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Bloomberg, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The nation’s power industry regulator says a countrywide roll out of equipment to lower sulfur dioxide emissions won’t be completed until 2023. And that’s only one ...

JUL 21 2017

JSW Energy-Jaiprakash Power deal may be shelved

  • Ksenia Kondratieva, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The 2,700-crore deal between JSW Energy Ltd and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) for acquiring the latter’s 500 megawatt (MW) Bina thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh ...

JUL 21 2017

JSW Energy-Jaiprakash Power deal may be shelved

  • Ksenia Kondratieva, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The 2,700-crore deal between JSW Energy Ltd and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) for acquiring the latter’s 500 megawatt (MW) Bina thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh ...

JUL 21 2017

India imported coal worth over Rs 1 lakh crore last financial year

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  India, the third largest coal producer in the world, imported 190 million tonnes of the fuel worth over Rs one lakh crore in 2016-17 fiscal, Parliament was informed ...

JUL 21 2017

Coal India to invite applications from independent power producers

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  Coal India will conduct auctions under government’s Shakti scheme for entering into long term coal supply contract with some 12,000 mw of independent power producers that have ...

JUL 21 2017

Relief for Coal India as NCLAT stays two competition commission orders

  • Venna Mani, Business Standard / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has stayed rulings by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that Coal India (CIL) had abused its dominant position in framing ...

JUL 21 2017

Coal cess is part of GST Compensation Fund: Piyush Goyal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  The government today said that coal cess will contribute to the GST compensation fund, a corpus meant for compensating states for revenue losses in the wake of shifting to the new ...

JUL 21 2017

Coal bearing states get Rs 3,653 crores from mines allocation

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  Coal bearing states have received Rs 3,653 crore till June 2017 from mine allocation, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said today. ”The coal bearing state governments have ...

JUL 21 2017

FM Arun Jaitley to head panel for 'quick decisions' on ONGC-HPCL merger

  • Aman Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st July 2017 Published on : 21st July 2017
  • Created:Fri 21st JUL 2017

  Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will head a panel that will oversee and speed up Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s acquisition of Hindustan Petroleum ...

JUL 20 2017

Regulatory uncertainty for REC-based projects continue, pending APTELs final order: ICRA

  • Anisha Dutta, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th July 2017 Published on : 20th July 2017
  • Created:Thu 20th JUL 2017

  Following Supreme Court’s decision on allowing trading of renewable energy certificates (RECs) at the price prevailing before March 31, 2017, regulatory uncertainty continues ...

JUL 20 2017

Coal import from Canada may rise as steelmaking makes headway

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 20th July 2017 Published on : 20th July 2017
  • Created:Thu 20th JUL 2017

  Import of coking coal from Canada is likely to rise in future keeping pace with the increase in steelmaking capacity in India, the Steel Ministry said in a statement today. As per ...

JUL 20 2017

Crashing solar tariffs crush storage plans

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th July 2017 Published on : 20th July 2017
  • Created:Thu 20th JUL 2017

  The steep fall in solar tariffs may have delighted discoms and other power consumers, but it is also having unintended consequences. Last week, it forced the Solar Energy ...

JUL 20 2017

ISRO high-end battery to power government's e-vehicle project

  • Surendra Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th July 2017 Published on : 20th July 2017
  • Created:Thu 20th JUL 2017

  Giving thrust to the Centre's ambitious green vehicle project, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has approved commercial use of its indigenously developed lithium-ion ...

JUL 20 2017

Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation plans to make power from civic waste

  • Abhijay Jha, ETEnergyWorld / Ghaziabad, 20th July 2017 Published on : 20th July 2017
  • Created:Thu 20th JUL 2017

  The GMC has a green plan for the tonnes of civic waste generated in the city every day. The corporation plans to produce electricity from the waste in a waste-to-energy ...