Power & Energy News Monthly Archive January 2018

JAN 16 2018

NTPC wants more coal as stocks hit critical levels

  • Saurabh Kumar, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Though the situation of coal stocks at power plants is believed to have improved with the seasonal fall in electricity demand with the advent of winter, state-run power generation ...

JAN 16 2018

NTPL creates record in coal offloading at VOC Port

  • Staf Rerporter, The Hindu / Thootukudi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL), a 1,000-MW coal-based power plant in Thoothukudi, created a new record in handling thermal coal, a key raw material for generating electricity, ...

JAN 16 2018

Domestic solar panels to get only EPC, subsidy-backed projects

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  As India faces heat at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for giving preference to domestic solar manufacturers in its renewable energy programme, the Ministry of New and Renewable ...

JAN 16 2018

ReNew, Greenko, Hero eye india assets of exiting SkyPower Global

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  At least three Indian developers are eyeing the assets of Canadian renewable energy company SkyPower Global, which plans to exit India after a troubled run in the ...

JAN 16 2018

Over 13,000 houses in West UP get electricity connections in a day

  • Ishita Bhatia, ETEnergyWorld / Meerut, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  As many as 13,254 houses were given electricity connections in Western Uttar Pradesh in a single day on Saturday under 'Saubhagya' scheme, senior government officials said. The ...

JAN 16 2018

Azure Power bags 200 Mw solar power project via SECI auction

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Azure Power today announced bagging of a 200 mw solar power project through an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). "The 200 mw allocation is the ...

JAN 16 2018

J&K govt provides 91,000 solar lights to households in un-electrified villages

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Jammu, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  The Jammu and Kashmir government today said 91,000 solar home lights have been provided to households in un-electrified villages in the state. Minister for Social Welfare, ...

JAN 16 2018

Uttar Pradesh government allows industry to choose power discom

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  A month ahead of the investors meet in UP, the state government on Monday offered yet another sop to industries by giving them the option to take power from the power distribution ...

JAN 16 2018

Man holds fake recruitment for power distribution company, arrested

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Noida, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  A 30-year old man was arrested for holding fake interviews on behalf of a power distribution company. The accused has been identified as Prashant Kumar, an original resident of ...

JAN 16 2018

Coal India's new pricing policy to cut power generation cost

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Coal India's new pricing policy, which involves selling coal on the basis of total energy content in each consignment, is expected to bring down cost of power generation that would ...

JAN 16 2018

Coal price hike to impact secondary steel makers, says Icra

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  The hike in prices of coal by state-run CIL is likely to make producing steel for secondary steel players costly by up to Rs 500, says a report. The increase followed an additional ...

JAN 16 2018

IOC looking to increase number of auto LPG stations

  • Deepa H. Ramakrishnan, The Hindu / Chennai, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  With an annual increase of 22% in sale of auto LPG (ALPG), Indian Oil Corporation is looking to increase the number of stations dispensing it. On an average, the city ...

JAN 16 2018

HPCL is the loser in Rajasthan refinery complex tug-of-war

  • Murali Gopalan, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  It was in 2013 when the foundation stone was laid for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s Rajasthan refinery-cum-petrochemical complex. Tuesday will see an encore happening with ...

JAN 16 2018

ONGC reviews offshore logistics operations after chopper crash

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) is reviewing offshore logistics operations after five of its ‘energy soldiers’ were killed in the tragic helicopter crash in ...

JAN 16 2018

Diesel prices at record Rs 61.74 per litre, petrol crosses Rs 71 per litre

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Diesel prices have touched a record high of Rs 61.74 per litre and petrol prices have crossed Rs 71 as international oil rates continue to rally. Petrol price rose to Rs ...

JAN 16 2018

PM Modi to attend work commencement of Rajasthan oil refinery

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a function to mark the commencement of work for the oil refinery at Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district tomorrow. The ...

JAN 16 2018

How India is increasing engagement with Myanmar with petroleum products

  • Bikash Singh, ETEnergyWorld / Guwahati, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Assam based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has exported 20 Metric Tonnes of Wax to Myanmar, a development that underlines India's increasing engagement with its eastern ...

JAN 16 2018

Rajasthan will become shakti peeth of India in energy sector: Pradhan

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Jaisalmer, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  Rajasthan was contributing immensely to securing the energy security of the nation and western Rajasthan will soon become the 'shakti peeth' of India in the energy sector, said ...

JAN 16 2018

IOC, Phinergy to develop ultra lightweight batteries for Electric Vehicles

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) today signed an initial pact with Israel's Phinergy Ltd for developing ultra lightweight metal-air batteries that can be used in electric ...

JAN 16 2018

India is said to mull power law change to boost EV stations

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Bloomberg, 16th January 2018 Published on : 16th January 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th JAN 2018

  India’s power ministry is considering ending the lock on electricity sales by distributors as one way to speed up growth in vehicle charging stations, according to a ministry ...