Power & Energy News Monthly Archive November 2018

NOV 13 2018

Milestone! 10% of Indias total electricity output now comes from renewable power

  • Anupam Chatterjee , Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Despite a slowing of the pace at which solar power projects are being built owing to tariffs plunging to levels unviable for the developers, the country has crossed a milestone on ...

NOV 13 2018

Imported coal-based power plants: SC to hear Gujarats plea

  • FE Bureau, Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  The Supreme Court will take up the Gujarat government’s petition, seeking to implement a high-power committee’s recommendations aimed at salvaging imported-coal-based ...

NOV 13 2018

Electrification of all railway lines cleared

  • FE Bureau , Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for 100% electrification of the Indian Railways’ (IR) route kilometres by 2021-22 which is expected to reduce the ...

NOV 13 2018

BHEL commissions 120 MW Pulichintala hydro project in Telangana

  • V Rishi Kumar , The Hindu Business Line /Hyderbad, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has fully commissioned the 120 MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) in Suryapet district of ...

NOV 13 2018

Macquarie looks to buy Canadian Solars India business

  • Tanya Thomas , Live Mint /Mumbai, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Sydney-based infrastructure asset management group Macquarie Group Ltd is looking to acquire the solar power assets of Canadian Solar in India, said two people close to the ...

NOV 13 2018

DGH may get power to auction output to keep conflict of interest at bay

  • Sanjeev Choudhary , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  The government is planning to amend a provision on sale of petroleum in its new exploration licensing policy that would let the upstream regulator, and not the producer, auction ...

NOV 13 2018

Solar energy to add power to NMRC's metro stations

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Solar energy would add power to all stations of Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail corridor's Aqua Line that would be operational soon, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said on ...

NOV 13 2018

Unhappy Piyush Goyal asks Coal India to improve performance

  • Debjoy Sengupta , ETEnergyWorld /Kolkata, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Coal minister Piyush Goyal has asked chairmen of Coal India and its subsidiaries to cancel all travel plans and focus on meeting sales and production targets as the government is ...

NOV 13 2018

India, Saudi Arabia in Padur oil storage talks: Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Stanley Carvalhi , Live Mint /Abu Dhabi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  India is in talks with Saudi Arabia to store its oil in storage facilities in Padur, south India, said the country’s petroleum minister on Monday.   Last ...

NOV 13 2018

ONGC ordered to pay wharfage compensation to Mumbai Port Trust

  • P Manoj , The Hindu Business Line /Mumbai, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  State-owned oil and gas explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), has been ordered to pay arrears of 173.69 crore to Mumbai Port Trust as wharfage compensation for the ...

NOV 13 2018

GAIL struggles to find gas buyers in West Bengal

  • Indronil RoyChoudhary , Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  With GAIL (India) putting its gas pipeline projects on the fast track, the company has gone on an overdrive to get customers, even though the response has been poor in states such ...

NOV 13 2018

ADNOC looks to explore crude storage in Karnataka

  • FE Bureau ,Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  A week after the Cabinet approved filling the underground strategic oil reserve at Padur in Karnataka by foreign oil companies, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) on Monday signed an ...

NOV 13 2018

Ashok Leyland gears up for Electric Vehicle onslaught, lines up four products for rollout in 2019

  • R Ravichandran , Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group flagship, is betting big on the electric vehicle (EV) front. The company is gearing up to launch at least four EV products in 2019, including a bus, a ...

NOV 13 2018

India makes climate change case for nuclear power, suggests promoting it

  • IANS , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition ...

NOV 13 2018

EPCA extends ban on construction and truck entry in Delhi till Nov 12

  • ANI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  With the pollution level and air quality in Delhi getting worse by the day, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for the National Capital, has ...

NOV 13 2018

Sustainable development: SDGs are UNs breakthrough, achieving them is peoples responsibility

  • Ashok Pandey , Financial Express /, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  Three years into the breakthrough the UN achieved in 2015 by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), scientists have begun to find meaning and correlation of these goals ...

NOV 13 2018

Big success! India has done remarkably in solar power capacity addition. Heres how to take it to the next level

  • FE Bureau , Financial Express / 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  When the National Solar Mission was launched in 2010, the target of 20,000MW of solar power by 2022 appeared too ambitious, as the country had only 160MW of solar power then. India ...

NOV 13 2018

Green Revolution architect MS Swaminathan felicitated for winning World Agriculture Prize

  • Our Bureau , The Hindu Business Line /Chennaii, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  “It will not be an exaggeration to place MS Swaminathan on par with Indian agriculture,” said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh here on Monday. He was ...

NOV 13 2018

Let only CNG vehicles ply in Delhi on bad air days: EPCA

  • Ritam Haldar , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority (EPCA) on Monday asked a task force led by CPCB to consider banning all vehicles, except those ...

NOV 13 2018

India to develop technology to reduce climate impact of cooling by five times

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 13th November 2018 Published on : 13th November 2018
  • Created:Tue 13th NOV 2018

  The government is working on developing a new technology for residential Air Conditioning (AC) units that will help reduce climate impact of cooling by five ...