Power & Energy News Monthly Archive August 2017

AUG 01 2017

GAIL India under CCI scanner for breaching competition norms

  • Sanjeev Chaoudhary, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  The Competition Commission is investigating at least seven cases of alleged abuse of dominance by GAIL in dealing with its customers, the outcome of which could potentially redraw ...

AUG 01 2017

41 hydro power projects running behind schedule: Government

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  A total of 41 under-construction hydro electric projects (above 25 MW) with a combined capacity of 11,792.5 MW are running behind schedule, Parliament was informed ...

AUG 01 2017

NHPC's Kishanganga project to start operations by January 2018: Piyush Goyal

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  State-owned hydro power generator NHPC Ltd’s 330-mw Kishanganga power plant is likely to be commissioned in six months while the 880-mw Parbati –II hydro project will ...

AUG 01 2017

Gadkari urges players to produce methanol from high-ash coal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  Union minister Nitin Gadkari today asked industry players to explore possibilities of producing green fuels like methanol from high-ash coal, officials said. The Road, Transport, ...

AUG 01 2017

UDAY Scheme turning around power discoms performance: India Ratings

  • Sudheer Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

   The Modi government’s Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme for power distribution reforms has started bearing fruits with major improvement witnessed in both ...

AUG 01 2017

CLP plans to add scale to India arm through renewable energy, transmission projects

  • Rachita Prasad, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  Hong Kong-headquartered utility CLP has plans to add scale to its India arm, driven by renewable energy and transmission projects, and list the company on bourses here in the next ...

AUG 01 2017

NTPC has no plans to acquire stressed power projects: Government

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

   State-owned NTPC has no plans to take over stressed assets in the power sector, the government said today. "Currently, NTPC has no proposal to acquire stressed power ...

AUG 01 2017

Ramp up capacity to achieve 100GW solar target by 2022: Study

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  India will need to add over 15,000 MW solar capacity every year to achieve the target of 1,00,000 MW by 2022, a study has said. The country's installed solar capacity fell ...

AUG 01 2017

Government plans major change in power purchase norms to help stressed projects

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

   The government is planning a major change in the power purchase norms to help stressed plants get coal supplies and start generation as the revised sales pact will make it ...

AUG 01 2017

NTPC remains slow on adding renewable capacity

  • Ksenia Kondratieva, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  A year ago NTPC announced an ambitious target for achieving generation capacity of 128,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 while it also decided to crease the mix of renewable power capacity ...

AUG 01 2017

Efficiency, reliability of panels hurdles to solar energy mission

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

   The efficiency of solar cells and reliability of solar panels have been identified as the biggest hurdles to India’s solar mission. According to a report by the ...

AUG 01 2017

Power demand up, but engines arent humming

  • Pratim Tanjan Bose, The Hindu Business Line / Kolkata, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  The demand for electricity is stronger this fiscal, with coal consumption rising even in July, when hydro power flooded the market. But the generation till July, which grew by a ...

AUG 01 2017

First Solar India to divest 190 MW of assets to IDFC Alternatives

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  First Solar India, the Indian arm of the US-based solar photovoltaic module major First Solar Inc, has struck a deal to divest 190 MW of solar power assets in the country to IDFC ...

AUG 01 2017

One BTPS unit resumes power generation

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Billari, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  Power production resumed at the Ballari Thermal Power Station (BTPS) on Sunday with a 700-megawatt unit being made operational, after the authorities concerned permitted BTPS to ...

AUG 01 2017

Power staff decry PIL opposing absorption

  • Special Correpondent, The Hindu / Hyderabad, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  The Telangana Electricity Employees' Joint Action Committee has requested the Congress not to harm the interests of 20,903 outsourced employees working for the four power utilities ...

AUG 01 2017

Southern States to evolve system for instant power transactions

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Hyderabad, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  The power utilities of southern States have come to an understanding for evolving a simple mechanism for utilising surplus power of one State to meet shortage in another, with the ...

AUG 01 2017

State electricity boards hurting renewable power by reneging on contracts

  • The Financial express, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  Rapidly falling prices of renewable power, under normal circumstances, should help the government achieve its 2022 target of 175GW on such electricity from both wind and solar ...

AUG 01 2017

UDAY scheme improves performance of discoms in FY17: Report

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  The financial and operation performance of discoms which have joined the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme have improved on an average during the last fiscal, said India ...

AUG 01 2017

Crackdown on power theft by Yogi Adityanath government gives rise to UP electricity bill collection by 28.5 pct

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 1st August 2017 Published on : 1st August 2017
  • Created:Tue 01st AUG 2017

  Uttar Pradesh witnessed a 28.5% rise in electricity bill collection in the first quarter of FY18. Collection in the April-June period by Uttar Pradesh utilities was Rs 7,822 crore. ...