Power & Energy News Monthly Archive July 2017

JUL 31 2017

110 solar pumps installed on farmlands in Tiruchi district

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Tiruchi, 31st July 2017 Published on : 31st July 2017
  • Created:Mon 31st JUL 2017

  A total number of 110 solar pumps have been installed in Tiruchi district with government subsidy till the end of 2016-17 financial year. Subsidy to the tune of Rs. 326 lakh ...

JUL 31 2017

A marriage cancelled thanks to a 765kv power line

  • R Avadhani, The Hindu / Vendokol, 31st July 2017 Published on : 31st July 2017
  • Created:Mon 31st JUL 2017

  The extra high voltage (EHV) 765 kV transmission lines from Chhattisgarh to Kandukur in Ranga Reddy district passing through this village are a curse for the poor farmers whose ...

JUL 29 2017

ONGC wins government nod for Rs 7,738 crore GSPC stake buy

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has won government approval for acquisition of Gujarat State Petroleum Corp's entire 80 per cent holding in a KG basin gas block for Rs ...

JUL 29 2017

ONGC says not liable to pay $1.57 billion dues to govt till litigation ends

  • Gireesh Chandra Prasad, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  State-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) said on Thursday it was not liable to pay $1.57 billion profit-share dues to the government from the Panna-Mukta-Tapti ...

JUL 29 2017

Raj govt hands over investigation in crude oil theft to SOG

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Jaisalmer, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  The state government on Friday handed over the case involving theft of crores of rupees of crude oil at Cairn Oil and Gas in Barmer to SOG. The SOG team ...

JUL 29 2017

Indian coal utilities seek state funds or tariff hike to cut emissions

  • Sudarshan Dasgupta, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  Indian power companies are seeking billions of dollars of federal funding to retrofit coal-fired plants to cut emissions, saying hefty tariff increases would otherwise be needed to ...

JUL 29 2017

Gujarat NRE Coke seeks NCLT nod for asset sale

  • Arkamoy Dutta Majumdar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  In a striking turn of events, a company that had moved the Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), voluntarily declared itself insolvent and got an administrator ...

JUL 29 2017

Narendra Modi government looks to rollout DBT type benefit in power sector; here is how you will benefit

  • Anupam Chatterjee, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  To meet the twin goals of curbing wasteful electricity consumption and limiting power subsidies to the really needy, the government is looking at replicating the direct benefit ...

JUL 29 2017

Power Grid's mega plan to monitor supply

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is working on what would be the largest project for monitoring and controlling of electricity supply across the country. Called ...

JUL 29 2017

Power generation flat in June 2017 at 97 billion units

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  Power generation in June 2017 remained flat at 97 billion units on account of lower demand from distribution companies according to a credit rating agency. "Power generation ...

JUL 29 2017

Power distribution firms should make accounts public: Delhi BJP

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  The Delhi unit of the BJP today opposed any hike in power tariff in the national capital and demanded that the AAP government ask distribution companies to make their financial ...

JUL 29 2017

Mumbai power discom discovers power theft through remote control

  • Yogesh Naik, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  An FIR has been filed against the owner of a Kandivali-based injection moulding unit for electricity theft. The theft came to light last week when power ...

JUL 29 2017

Uday scheme: Gap between average cost of supply and revenue of discoms narrows

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  The gap between average cost of power supply and average revenue of state power distribution companies has narrowed showing positive impact of the Centre's Ujwal Discom Assurance ...

JUL 29 2017

CESC to infuse Rs 1,000 crore in power business in current fiscal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  RP Sanjiv Goenka flagship company CESC Ltd will invest Rs 1000 crore in the current fiscal in the power business. "We are investing Rs 1000 crore in the current fiscal in ...

JUL 29 2017

India aspiring for global leadership in climate action: Anand Mahindra

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Washington, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  India is aspiring for a global leadership in climate action and has set an "ambitious" goal of receiving 40 per cent of its power from renewable resources by 2030, a target it is ...

JUL 29 2017

EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has issued a large tender seeking supply of 50 lakh smart meters on behalf of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The tender sale will ...

JUL 29 2017

Delhi Metro first to become 100 percent 'green'

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  Delhi Metro has become the only completely 'green' Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies, officials said on ...

JUL 29 2017

Green energy sops may end in five years

  • Yogima Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  The government plans to gradually withdraw all the incentives for the renewable energy sector over the next five years, a move that may face stiff opposition from an industry that ...

JUL 29 2017

NTPC-UP JV signs Rs 6,608 crore loan agreement with PFC

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  Meja Utpadan Nigam Pvt Limited, a 50:50 joint venture of NTPC Ltd and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd, signed a loan agreement for Rs 6608 crore to finance capital ...

JUL 29 2017

Tamil Nadu falls behind Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan in installed solar capacity

  • Sidhartha Prabhakar, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 29th July 2017 Published on : 29th July 2017
  • Created:Sat 29th JUL 2017

  Tamil Nadu is no longer the top state in terms of installed solar capacity. Ministry of new and renewable energy data, released in the Lok Sabha, ...