Power & Energy News Monthly Archive December 2018

DEC 14 2018

No proposal from Centre to invest in electric bus manufacturing

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  The government has no proposal to invest in manufacturing of electric buses as automobile is a deregulated sector wherein both private and public sectors are free to invest, ...

DEC 14 2018

Teens may get licence to ride e-scooters

  • Dipak K Dash , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  The transport ministry will change motor vehicles rules in the next fortnight to allow people between 16 and 18 years to obtain a licence and drive electric scooters with a maximum ...

DEC 14 2018

Reliance's Nov oil imports down 9 per cent from Oct: Trade sources

  • Reuters , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  India's Reliance Industries, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, imported nearly 9 percent less oil in November compared with October and did not purchase Iranian oil, ...

DEC 14 2018

Maharashtra seeks clarity on e-vehicle batteries

  • Shruti Gnapatye , ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai Mirror, 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  As the Centre is preparing for its first electric vehicle policy, Maharashtra government’s transport department has expressed concern over the environmental hazards posed by ...

DEC 14 2018

Niti Aayog to reach out to cabinet secretary to move methanol blending plan

  • ET Bureau , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  Niti Aayog will seek cabinet secretary PK Sinha’s intervention to push blending of methanol with petrol after repeated efforts to persuade the petroleum ministry to go ahead ...

DEC 14 2018

Despite rising oil imports, energy security plan on track: Dharmendra Pradhan

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the increasing dependency on imported fuel should not be seen as a challenge to the energy security programme that the country is building ...

DEC 14 2018

India did not let Russian-owned refinery buy Iranian oil: Iran minister

  • Reuters , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday that, because of US sanctions, India had refused to allow a Russian-owned Indian refinery to use Iranian crude oil that India ...

DEC 14 2018

Govt sets up GoM headed by Arun Jaitley on stressed power assets

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  The government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to vet the recommendations of a high-level panel on stressed power projects, as per ...

DEC 14 2018

Fixing economy is govt's job, not that of RBI governor's

  • Business Today , Business Today / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  For a couple of months, before Urjit Patel finally resigned, there was a whisper campaign about how the Reserve Bank of India governor was obstinately creating a lot of misery for ...

DEC 14 2018

UP agency to face music if power bill doesnt reach consumer on time

  • Sandeep Rai , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  UP Power Corporation will now penalize agencies if consumer doesn’t get the electricity bill on time. Corporation MD and chief secretary (Power) Alok Singh gave the directions ...

DEC 14 2018

Coal minister Piyush Goyal criticises sudden changes to PCA framework

  • ET Bureau , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  A day before Friday’s crucial central bank board meeting, railway minister Piyush Goyal criticised the functioning of the regulator under the previous governor Urjit Patel for ...

DEC 14 2018

PFC plans to borrow Rs 7,000 crore from domestic banks to fund REC deal

  • Sarita C Singh , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  State-run Power Finance Corp (PFC) plans to fund its acquisition of REC by borrowing Rs 7,000 crore from domestic banks, for which negotiations have begun, and is likely to moderate ...

DEC 14 2018

Vardhan focuses on India's solar power, 'green good deeds'

  • IANS , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  At the 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on Monday, Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reiterated ...

DEC 14 2018

Vestas bags largest India order under wind energy auctions

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems announced it has bagged its largest order so far in India for commissioning a 252 Megawatt (Mw) Engineering, Procurement and ...

DEC 14 2018

Suzlon bags 50.4-MW order in Tamil Nadu from Atria Power

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  Wind turbine maker Suzlon Group on Thursday said it has bagged a 50.4 megawatt (MW) order in Tamil Nadu from Bengaluru-based Atria Power.   "Suzlon will install ...

DEC 14 2018

Karnataka awards solar power projects of 80 Mw capacity to Tepsol

  • ET Bureau , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  The Karnataka government has awarded solar power projects of 80 MW capacity to TEPSOL Projects, a joint venture between Think Energy and EverStream ...

DEC 14 2018

Delhi solar tender: 220 companies participate in pre-bid meeting

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  More than 220 prospective bidders participated in the pre-bid meeting held here by the Delhi government for its tender for setting up 35 Megawatt grid-connected rooftop solar power ...

DEC 14 2018

Govt drops plan to install 12 GW solar capacity through NTPC

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  The government has dropped its plan to install 12 GW of solar capacity out of total 15 GW envisaged through state-owned NTPC as solar tariff dipped recently, Parliament was informed ...

DEC 14 2018

India will 'overachieve' Paris commitments: Experts

  • IANS , ETEnergyWorld / 14th December 2018 Published on : 14th December 2018
  • Created:Fri 14th DEC 2018

  At a time when there is a call for all countries to do more to fight climate change, India is telling the world at the ongoing UN climate negotiations, COP24, that it is in a ...

DEC 13 2018

Soon, minors will be allowed to drive electric scooters on Indian roads

  • Nikita Vashist , ETEnergyWorld / 13th December 2018 Published on : 13th December 2018
  • Created:Thu 13th DEC 2018

  The government will soon notify rules permitting minors, aged 16 – 18 year old, to drive electric scooters with 4 kilowatt battery ...