Power & Energy News Monthly Archive February 2018

FEB 27 2018

Safety, minimum wages at coal mines of utmost importance: Goyal

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

  The government will be mindful of minimum wages provisioning of health services and safety yardsticks at coal mines in the upcoming bidding process, coal minister Piyush Goyal said ...

FEB 27 2018

After opening up sector to private firms, government shortlists coal blocks for first round of auctions

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

  Just days after opening up the coal sector for commercial mining, the government is in a process to finalise in its first round of auctions around 12 mining blocks that could be ...

FEB 27 2018

Reliance Infra wins Rs 292 crore arbitration award against Goa govt

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

  Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) today said it has won an arbitration award of Rs 292 crore against the Goa government for non-payment of electricity dues.  It said the ...

FEB 27 2018

Power plants face coal shortage, energy supply may be affected

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

  Power sector seems to be facing coal shortage again as 46 coal-fired power plants reported stocks of less than a week, according to official data. According to the daily ...

FEB 27 2018

J-K exploits just 16% of hydro-power potential despite growing demand: Survey

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

  Jammu and Kashmir has exploited only about 16 per cent of the estimated 20,000 MW of hydro-power potential even as the energy demand has been growing gradually creating a wider ...

FEB 27 2018

Spot power bills soar on coal auction price rise

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Spot power prices in India have increased almost a rupee per unit since April last year mainly because of higher e-auction price of coal. Prices at e-auctions rose almost ...

FEB 27 2018

GUVNL floats 500 Mw wind power tender with greenshoe option

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  State-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has invited bids to procure 500MW of power from grid-connected wind power projects. The apex power utility in the state has also ...

FEB 27 2018

Avaada Power plans to invest Rs 25,000 crore in clean energy projects in 4 years

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

  Clean energy player Avaada Power plans to invest 25,000 crore in the sector and develop 5,000 MW capacity in largely solar and wind projects in the next four years, a senior company ...

FEB 27 2018

Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport and Metro plan switch to solar power

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

  Faced with annual upward revisions in electricity tariffs, Bengaluru’s transport utilities Namma Metro (BMRCL) and BMTC are in talks with private developers in their pursuit ...

FEB 27 2018

Leading solar companies address National Solar Conclave in Lucknow

  • Priyanka Singh, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  Along with the All India Solar Summit-2018 (AISS-2018) one day National Solar Conclave was organized by Indian Industries Association at IIA Bhawan, VIbhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar ...

FEB 27 2018

NLC's 3,200 Mw Odisha project at stake on power allocation issues

  • Jayajit Dash, Business Standard / Bhubaneshwar, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  NLC India's (formerly Neyveli Lignite Ltd) 3,200 Mw thermal power project proposed in Odisha has run into the rough water due to differences with the state government over power ...

FEB 27 2018

Bhushan bid: NCLT seeks banks reply to Liberty House plea

  • Suresh P Iyengar, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday directed the Committee of Creditors of Bhushan Power and Steel to file its response in petition to the objection raised by the ...

FEB 27 2018

In India's power transmission sector, the seller is emerging king

  • Amritha Pillay, Business Standard / Mumbai, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  In the country’s power transmission sector, the seller is emerging king. With a huge buyer interest from transmission companies and yield-based investment firms, industry ...

FEB 27 2018

Power from plants may soon become a reality

  • Santosh Patnaik, The Hindu / Visakhapatnam, 27th February 2018 Published on : 27th February 2018
  • Created:Tue 27th FEB 2018

  After floating a startup in 2007 and scaling up to a commercial venture six years later, Dr. Marjolein Helder, doctorate degree holder from Wageningen University and Research Centre ...

FEB 27 2018

Power Finance Corporation to provide Rs 50000 cr financial aid to Uttar Pradesh

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

  State-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) today said that it has inked memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Uttar Pradesh power utilities for providing financial assistance of ...

FEB 27 2018

Solar installations in India likely to fall 22% in 2018

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

  Solar installations in India are expected to fall by 22 per cent to around 7.5 GW in the 2018, Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group has said. Mercom ...

FEB 26 2018

ONGC Videsh Ltd drops plan to build LNG export facility in Iran

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th February 2018 Published on : 26th February 2018
  • Created:Mon 26th FEB 2018

  ONGC Videsh Ltd has shelved plans to build a USD 5 billion LNG export facility in Iran and has instead opted to only invest in developing a giant gas field in the Persian Gulf, for ...

FEB 26 2018

Andhra signs Mous worth Rs 1.75 lakh cr, RIL to invest Rs 55,000 cr

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Vishakhapatnam, 26th February 2018 Published on : 26th February 2018
  • Created:Mon 26th FEB 2018

  Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its partners plan to invest Rs 55,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh as the southern state on Sunday received total investment commitments of Rs 1.75 lakh ...

FEB 26 2018

Govt may allow only commercial mining of coal in future: Secy

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 26th February 2018 Published on : 26th February 2018
  • Created:Mon 26th FEB 2018

  The government may in near future scrap the present system of allocating coal mines for captive use and instead only auction mines for commercial use to private as well as foreign ...

FEB 26 2018

Power projects refuse to bleed, companies snap supply in Gujarat

  • Kalpesh Damor, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 26th February 2018 Published on : 26th February 2018
  • Created:Mon 26th FEB 2018

  Faced with spiralling prices of coal, Adani Power Limited and Essar Power Gujarat Limited have discontinued the contracted power supply of 2,000MW and 1,000MW respectively, to ...