Power & Energy News Monthly Archive September 2017

SEP 26 2017

ONGC to fund solar electric stove project: oil minister Pradhan

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

  The union government on Monday said energy major ONGC will fund and encourage startups to carry out research and innovation for development of advance electric household stoves ...

SEP 26 2017

2000 LED street lights save Agra Municipal Corporation Rs 14 lakh/month

  • Deepak Lavania, ETEnergyWorld / Agra, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  After installing energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) street lamps, civic body has managed to cut down on both power consumption for illuminating city roads by 400 kilowatt ...

SEP 26 2017

Azure Power Commissions 50 MW NTPC Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

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

  Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, has announced that it has commissioned the final phase of its 50 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in ...

SEP 26 2017

Himachal Pradesh first hill state in country to run electric buses

  • Suresh Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / Manali, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

   After two years of trial runs on the challenging Manali-Rohtang highway, Himachal Roads Transport Corporation (HRTC) finally launched its electric bus service on the route on ...

SEP 26 2017

India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New York, 26th September 2017 Published on : 26th September 2017
  • Created:Tue 26th SEP 2017

  India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is ...

SEP 26 2017

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas opens office in Delhi

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

  Identifying India as a strategic market, wind turbine maker Vestas on Friday inaugurated its new office in New Delhi. The move comes after the Denmark-based company recently set up ...

SEP 25 2017

Shiv Sena agitates against fuel price hike, inflation in Maharashtra

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  The Shiv Sena, which is an alliance partner in both the BJP-led Central and Maharashtra governments, launched agitations against the runway fuel price hike and inflation by carrying ...

SEP 25 2017

Swan Energy, Mitsui OSK partner for India's first LNG FSRU Port Project worth Rs 6,000 Cr

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Swan Energy Limited (Swan) is developing India's first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) based LNG Port Project. The Project comprises of development of LNG ...

SEP 25 2017

DGH, Joint Secy to be government nominees on oilfield oversight panels

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Upstream regulator DGH and Joint Secretary (Exploration) in the Oil Ministry will be the government nominees on oversight committees that will monitor the 30 small discovered oil ...

SEP 25 2017

BPCL to increase focus on highway segment to arrest diesel market share decline

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), the country’s second-largest fuel retailer, plans to ramp up focus on the highway retail segment in order to arrest the decline in the ...

SEP 25 2017

Essar Ports plans to set up four LNG terminals in joint ventures

  • Our Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Essar Ports Ltd is exploring the possibility of setting up four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals in joint ventures with other companies. The company wants to explore the ...

SEP 25 2017

Fuel prices will drop in coming days, says Dharmendra Pradhan

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / Ahmedabad, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Attributing the recent rise in fuel prices to a hurricane in the US, Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the rates will come down in the ...

SEP 25 2017

PM to inaugurate ONGCs new building on Monday

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow formally inaugurate ONGC’s new corporate office that was renamed as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Urja Bhawan from Rajiv Gandhi Urja ...

SEP 25 2017

Coal mine auction to count royalty offer, give pricing freedom

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  India is planning a simple, attractive system for auctioning coal blocks to private firms by the year end, a measure government officials believe will help accelerate the ...

SEP 25 2017

Balraj Joshi appointed Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Balraj Joshi was today appointed the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC Ltd., the country's premier hydro power utility. Joshi is at present Director (Technical) ...

SEP 25 2017

NGT raps MoEF over emission standards for thermal power plants

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for not abiding by its directions on implementation of a notification on air pollution emission ...

SEP 25 2017

Chandigarh residents to be burdened with higher FPPCA charges on power bills

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  With the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) not approving the actual power cost for the current financial year, city residents will face the heat as the UT electricity ...

SEP 25 2017

Foundation for Patratu power plant to be laid soon, says Jharkhand CM

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ranchi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  Chief minister Raghubar Das has put the Patratu thermal power plant on the fast track. He met officials from the state energy department and NTPC at his residence and the foundation ...

SEP 25 2017

Power Grid Corp aims to boost energy supply to northern states

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  State owned Power Grid Corp will soon begin commercial operations of 1,500 MW second pole of Champa-Kurukshetra high voltage direct current line, which is likely to ...

SEP 25 2017

Kazakhstan, India expand horizons of cooperation and increase volumes of goods turnover

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 25th September 2017 Published on : 25th September 2017
  • Created:Mon 25th SEP 2017

  The 13th meeting of the Kazakh-Indian Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on trade and economic, scientific, technical, industrial and cultural cooperation was completed recently in ...