Power & Energy News Monthly Archive January 2018

JAN 31 2018

Adani Power seeks nod for setting up power SEZ in Jharkhand

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Adani Power has sought approval from the commerce ministry for setting up of a special economic zone for the power sector in Jharkhand, entailing investment of Rs 15,002 crore. The ...

JAN 31 2018

Delhi HC seeks Centres reply on Sasan Powers plea for more coal

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance Power subsidiary, for permission to mine coal from its two coal blocks in ...

JAN 31 2018

Government lines up 2,000 MW solar power auction

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  To achieve the target of achieving 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed solar energy capacity by 2022, the Central government has invited tenders for 2,000 MW of solar power projects ...

JAN 31 2018

NTPC may tap dollar bond market to mop up $400 m

  • Bhavik Nair, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  NTPC is likely to hit the dollar bond market soon to raise close to $400 million, sources aware of the matter confirmed to FE. “NTPC might hit the market in the next two ...

JAN 31 2018

Parishat claims CESC cannot cut power supply without notice

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Mysuru, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  The Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP) had recently received two complaints — both from senior citizens — over the disconnection of electricity supply. In a case ...

JAN 31 2018

Solar panel case: To counter US at WTO, India seeks compliance panel

  • Amiti Sen, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  To counter the US allegation that India had not complied with the World Trade Organisation’s ruling in the solar panels dispute case, New Delhi has sought the establishment of ...

JAN 31 2018

NTPC lists $6 billion medium term note on India INX at GIFT City

  • Maulik Pathak, Live Mint / Ahmedabad, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  India’s largest power producer NTPC Ltd has listed its $6 billion (about Rs38,000 crore) medium term note (MTN) programme on India International Exchange (India INX) at ...

JAN 31 2018

Delhi HC seeks govts response on Reliance Powers plea to mine coal beyond approved cap

  • Aditi Singh, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  The Delhi high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond to Reliance Power Limited’s plea seeking permission to mine coal from its two coal blocs in Moher and Moher-Amlohri ...

JAN 31 2018

Saubhagya scheme likely to find mention in Budget 2018

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Given its electoral potential, finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget speech is expected to extol the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or the Saubhagya ...

JAN 31 2018

Wind energy companies, Andhra discoms clash over discount

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Wind developers are up in arms against power distribution companies (discoms) in Andhra Pradesh for insisting on an arbitrary discount, appropriating a specific benefit the Centre ...

JAN 31 2018

India achieves 20,000 Mw solar capacity milestone years ahead of target

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  India has achieved 20 gw (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the National Solar Mission. The ...

JAN 31 2018

Former power secretary P K Pujari appointed CERC chief

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Former power secretary Pradeep Kumar Pujari has been appointed the chairperson of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). Pujari, a Gujarat-cadre retired officer ...

JAN 31 2018

Non-payment of bills: Power supply to 2.5L consumers cut in 4 months in Bihar

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Electricity connection of around 2.5 lakh consumers in the state were cut over the last four months as per a recent decision of the South Bihar Power Distribution Company and North ...

JAN 31 2018

Azure Power bags 11.35 Mw contract for solar rooftop projects in six states

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, today announced it has bagged a contract from Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti for setting up solar rooftop projects of 11.35 Megawatt ...

JAN 31 2018

NTPC lists $6 billion MTN on Indias International Exchange

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  India's largest power producer NTPC Ltd has listed its $6 billion (around Rs 40,000 crore) Medium-Term Note (MTN) debt instrument programme on India International ...

JAN 31 2018

Tangedco refutes NGOs charge of Rs 3,000 crore invoicing scam

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  State-run electricity discom Tangedco has denied last week's news reports which stated that lower grade imported coal was procured from Indonesia at a higher price last week. This ...

JAN 31 2018

High Court seeks Centre's reply on Sasan's plea for more coal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre's response on a plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance Power subsidiary, for permission to mine coal from its two coal blocks in excess of ...

JAN 31 2018

Dual role of gas transportation & trading under lens of petroleum regulator

  • Sanjeev Choudhary, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Letting companies operate both as transporter and trader could lead to restrictive trade practices in the natural gas sector, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) ...

JAN 31 2018

IOC reports 97 per cent jump in net profit for third quarter

  • Bilal Abdi, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country's largest fuel retailer, recorded a 97.33 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 7,883 crore for quarter ended December 2017 as compared to ...

JAN 31 2018

Petrol, diesel prices largely aligned to global rates: Indian Oil Corp

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2018 Published on : 31st January 2018
  • Created:Wed 31st JAN 2018

  Petrol and diesel prices in India are to a "large extent" aligned to international rates, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Chairman Sanjiv Singh said today, responding to the charges of ...