Power & Energy News Monthly Archive February 2018

FEB 28 2018

1,600 MW thermal station dedicated to State

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Raichur, 28th February 2018 Published on : 28th February 2018
  • Created:Wed 28th FEB 2018

  Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS), a two-unit power station with an installed capacity of 1,600 MW (2X800), was dedicated to the State on Tuesday by Chief Minister ...

FEB 28 2018

Delhi power regulator suggests higher monthly rentals, lower charge per unit

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 28th February 2018 Published on : 28th February 2018
  • Created:Wed 28th FEB 2018

  The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has suggested designing the power tariff structure in a way that would lower the cost of each unit of electricity consumed and ...

FEB 28 2018

Falling tariffs, 100-GW target, hope of demand growth boost solar capacity

  • Anupam Chatterjee, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 28th February 2018 Published on : 28th February 2018
  • Created:Wed 28th FEB 2018

  India’s global commitments to cut its carbon footprint, falling solar rates and unlocking of potential energy demand through ‘24X7’ power schemes have been cited ...

FEB 27 2018

Is Delhi experiencing its warmest February ever?

  • Zee Media Bureau, Zeenews.india / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Delhi may be experiencing the hottest February this year. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature of the season was recorded at 29 degrees ...

FEB 27 2018

How green energy drive and demand for petrochemicals are making PSUs diversify their portfolio

  • Saurabh Kumar, The Financial Express / 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Preparing for the rainy day has become one of the priorities for India’s oil marketing companies (OMCs). With the drive for clean energy, as also finite resources, making the ...

FEB 27 2018

Trump blames India, China for his decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Washington, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  President Donald Trump has again blamed India and China for his decision last year to withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord, saying the agreement was unfair as it would ...

FEB 27 2018

IIT-Bombay: Emission study not feasible if coal operations stop at MPT

  • Murari Shetye, ETEnergyWorld / Panaji, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, has written to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) stating that in case of a shutdown of coal operations at Mormugao Port ...

FEB 27 2018

Indian scientists develop test bed to generate clean energy

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Indian scientists have developed a supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Brayton test facility at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to generate clean energy from power ...

FEB 27 2018

IITKGP research scholar develops battery using sewage water

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  A research scholar of IIT Kharagpur has developed a disposable and flexible battery powered by bacteria from sewage water, the institute said in a statement. For the ...

FEB 27 2018

360-degree plan to convert cattle dung into energy

  • Deepak K dash, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Dipak K Dash First getting villagers to collect and treat it, then tapping entrepreneurs to set up plants to generate bio-gas and bio-CNG, pushing it to market through oil and gas ...

FEB 27 2018

India to achieve 175 GW renewable energy ahead of 2022 deadline

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  India would achieve the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacities well before 2022, a senior government official said today. "India would achieve its target ...

FEB 27 2018

BEST goes electric, to take 40 buses on lease for 7 years

  • Hepzi Anthony, The Hindu / Mumbai, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) on Monday decided to take on lease 40 electric, hybrid, midi buses, including 20 air-conditioned ones, for seven ...

FEB 27 2018

Kant pitches for EVs, calls for constant checks on old vehicles

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Pitching for the use of electric vehicles, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today called for constant checks on old vehicles in the national capital and penalty for those flouting the ...

FEB 27 2018

We will bring EVs only after clear roadmap, says Honda Cars President

  • Deepanshu Taumar, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Unlike other car manufacturers who are ready with their electric vehicle plan, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese carmaker Honda cars India will bring electric vehicles only after ...

FEB 27 2018

Power Ministry considering Time of Day metering for Electric Vehicles: Official

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Central Electricity Authority (CEA), an arm of the Indian power ministry, is considering Time of Day metering for the purpose of charging of electric vehicles (EVs), an official ...

FEB 27 2018

India to be dominant source of energy growth from 2030: BP official

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Washington, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  India will bypass China as the driver in global energy growth by 2030, a top official of BP said today. "As the pattern of growth within China shifts -- slower economic ...

FEB 27 2018

M&M plans to double its electric vehicles portfolio in three years

  • Sharmistha Mukherjee, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Mahindra & Mahindra, which plans to invest Rs 800 crore towards product development and capacity expansion in its electric vehicle business, aims to double its portfolio and ...

FEB 27 2018

Jharkhand government to introduce cheap, safe LPG for households

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / Ranchi(Jharkhand), 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shed light on the state government's plans of laying a new gas pipeline to provide cheap and safe gas across the state. "We are going to be ...

FEB 27 2018

ONGC says KG-D5 output delay due to policy changes

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Oil producer ONGC has said it may miss the June 2019 target for starting production from its Krishna Godavari basin block due to new policies like GST and local purchase preference ...

FEB 27 2018

RIL-BP's Rs 40,000 crore investment plan in KG-D6 approved

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  A government oversight panel headed by DGH today approved USD 4 billion investment plan of Reliance Industries and BP plc for developing three sets of natural gas discoveries in the ...