Power & Energy News Monthly Archive September 2017

SEP 26 2017

Reliance Industries becomes worlds 3rd largest energy firm

  • PTI, The Financial Express / 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Reliance Industries ltd has jumped five places to rank as the world’s third-biggest energy company behind Russian gas firm Gazrpom and German utility E.ON, according to Platts ...

SEP 26 2017

11-kV feeder for KWA plant commissioned

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Kochi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Water supply to the panchayats of Kadungalloor, Karumaloor and Alangad as well as to Kadamakkudy and Varappuzha are expected to improve with the dedication of a 11-kV feeder for ...

SEP 26 2017

Fourth Partner to work on 10 MW rooftop solar projects for Railways

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar company and a full service renewable energy service company (Resco), expects to close this year with a turnover of Rs. 250-300 crore, and ...

SEP 26 2017

Narendra Modi launches Saubhagya scheme to make electricity for all a reality

  • Gireesh Chandra Prasad, Live Mint / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Reiterating his commitment to deliver on the poll promise of electricity for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a Rs16,320 crore scheme to fund the cost of ...

SEP 26 2017

Draft norms for wind block surveys issued

  • Mayank Aggarwal, Live Mint / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has unveiled draft guidelines on private participation in studies for identifying offshore wind power blocks. Private ...

SEP 26 2017

India plans legal route for power sector reforms

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  After launching the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana for universalizing electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is readying a raft of power ...

SEP 26 2017

Saubhagya scheme: All you need to know

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rs16,320-crore Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya, on Monday evening to provide electricity connections to over 4 ...

SEP 26 2017

Tamil Nadu solar auction: Most winners agree to lower prices

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  In yet another case of winning tariffs being renegotiated, all but two of the 18 winners of the last solar auction held by Tamil Nadu have agreed to lower the prices they had quoted ...

SEP 26 2017

L&T Technology services sets up development centre in Chennai

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Larsen and Toubro Technology Services Ltd today announced the setting up of an "engineering solutions delivery centre" in the city, strengthening its collaboration with global wind ...

SEP 26 2017

Electricity for all by December 2018, all villages to be electrified this year: Power minister

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Power Minister R K Singh today said India will achieve the target of power for all by December next year, while all villages will be electrified by the end of this year, much ahead ...

SEP 26 2017

PM Modi invokes Edison to highlight Rs 16,000 crore Saubhagya scheme benefits

  • Sudheer Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invoked none other than Thomas Alva Edison, the American inventor of the light bulb, to put in context the benefits from the newly launched Power ...

SEP 26 2017

Wind turbine firms face headwinds with weak visibility on orders

  • Sudheer Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  India's wind energy capacity addition in the current financial year remains adversely impacted due to migration from feed-in tariff to bid tariff route and with a very limited ...

SEP 26 2017

Coal exhausted, Bathinda plant set for closure

  • Neel Kamal, ETEnergyWorld / Bathinda, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  With Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) deciding not to place any fresh orders for coal supplies for Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, it appears that all is set for its ...

SEP 26 2017

Captive coal output goes up 7.2% in 5 months

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Captive coal production in India rose 7.2% to 14 million tonnes in the five months to August, according to data compiled by the Coal Controllers Office. The output was 13.45 ...

SEP 26 2017

IOC plans to expand Paradip refinery capacity by 3-4 MT

  • Saurabh Kumar, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  With the dispute between the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corp (IOC) over the value-added tax (VAT) being resolved, the oil marketing firm has firmed up plans to increase its ...

SEP 26 2017

Shashi Shankar appointed CMD of ONGC

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  Shashi Shanker was today appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of India’s biggest oil and gas producer ONGC. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has ...

SEP 26 2017

ONGC to acquire HPCL in bulk or block deal by 2017 end

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) will acquire the government’s 51.11% stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd (HPCL) through a bulk or block deal some time in ...

SEP 26 2017

Gas utility GAIL plans to set up petrochemical complex in Andhra Pradesh

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Hyderabad, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  State-owned GAIL Limited has approached the ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for setting up a 1-million-tonne per annum capacity Greenfield Petrochemical Complex ...

SEP 26 2017

Assam Petrochemicals Limited to invest Rs 1337 crore to set up second unit

  • Bikash Singh, ETEnergyWorld / Bathinda, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  In what is billed as the single largest investment by a state PSU in recent times, Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) will invest close to Rs 1337 Crore to set up second unit for ...

SEP 26 2017

AIIMS planning recycling plant for converting waste into natural gas

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  As part of an effort to move away from using conventional energy that pollutes the environment, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) plans to set up a recycling plant ...