Power & Energy News Monthly Archive March 2018

MAR 29 2018

Challenges and solutions to developing India's Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure

  • Rajiv Menon, www.firstpost.com / 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Electric Vehicles has taken centre-stage post the recent announcement of the Government to make India an all-electric passenger vehicle market by 2030. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari ...

MAR 29 2018

Electric vehicles pave the way forward as the Indian market gets ready for the influx of new, pollution-free vehicles

  • Shubh Arora, www.firstpost.com / 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The rise of electric vehicle (EV) sales in the US and the advent of Tesla and its maverick founder Elon Musk has created a paradigm shift and increased interest and awareness about ...

MAR 29 2018

E-bus plan in cities gets a setback after Centres U-turn on subsidy

  • Dipak K Dash, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The plan to raise the number of electric buses in 11 major cities, including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Delhi has hit a bump. The department of heavy industries (DHI) has ...

MAR 29 2018

China's BYD may compete with Indian auto majors for governments electric car order

  • Nishtha Saluja, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Chinese e-vehicles giant BYD, which raised eyebrows with a very low bid for e-buses, may take on leading carmakers Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nissan and Hyundai in the ...

MAR 29 2018

LNG shipment from Texas reaching India next month: Pradhan

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from the US state of Texas will reach India within a week to provide a thrust to the country's move towards a gas economy, Petroleum ...

MAR 29 2018

Domestic Natural Gas price hiked marginally

  • Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Our Bureau: The government has hiked the price at which domestic producers in the country are allowed to sell natural gas to $ 3.06 per million British thermal (mBtu) units from $ ...

MAR 29 2018

Coal shortage may impact power generation even as demand rises

  • Vikas Srivastava, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The peak power demand is set to rise with increase in average temperatures but coal supply is likely to be hit because of a shortage in production by top suppliers. Peak demand for ...

MAR 29 2018

NITI Aayog seeks exploration of coal reserves in Andhra

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  NITI Aayog member V.K Saraswat met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Wednesday to highlight the possibility of exploring coal reserves in the state and ...

MAR 29 2018

Coal block case: ED attaches Rs 603 crore power plant of Vandana Vidyut

  • Joseph John, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached a thermal power plant, worth about Rs 603 crores, of M/s Vandana Vidyut Limited at Katghora in connection with a coal block case and also ...

MAR 29 2018

CIL to supply coal by road to power plants located at shorter distance: Goyal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  In a bid to meet the coal requirement of power houses, Coal India (CIL) subsidiaries have offered to supply the fuel by using road networks from available pithead stock to plants ...

MAR 29 2018

Rat-hole coal mining ban: Meghalaya GoM to review NGT decision

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Guwahati, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The Meghalaya government will soon set up a group of ministers to examine the four-year-old ban by National Green Tribunal (NGT) on rat-hole coal mining, which was the source of ...

MAR 29 2018

Nod for seven windmills in wild ass sanctuary despite objections

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The CAG noted that the government allowed Vestas Wind Technology India to set up seven windmills in wild ass sanctuary even after objections by a central empowered ...

MAR 29 2018

Jamia Millia Islamia to set up solar power plant on its own campus

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Jamia Millia Islamia will soon set up a 2.50-MWP capacity solar power plant on its campus for its own consumption, and aims to supply electricity at a rate less than Rs 4 per ...

MAR 29 2018

JERC turns down Chandigarh MCs solar power sale-grid request

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  In a setback to Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest) and Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC), Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) ...

MAR 29 2018

Uncertainty over duties impacting tendering for solar projects: ICRA

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The prevailing uncertainty over the quantum and timelines related to imposition of safeguards duty and anti-dumping duty on imported solar cells and modules will impact tendering ...

MAR 29 2018

DVC calls off joint venture with NLC India for power project

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / Chennai, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  It’s official now. The impasse over the Rs 5,500-crore joint venture (JV) between Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and South India-based power major NLC India (NLCIL) for the ...

MAR 29 2018

Gujarat discovers solar tariff of Rs 2.98/unit in latest auction

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The reverse auctions for 500 MW of solar power held by the Gujarat government on Wednesday saw a tariff of Rs 2.98/unit, significantly up from the lowest solar tariff ever achieved ...

MAR 29 2018

Large consumers to gain as DERC revises power tariff structure

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  The Delhi electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday came up with the tariff schedule for FY19, where it reduced the cost of electricity units and increased the fixed ...

MAR 29 2018

Thermal power projects with 65,861 Mw total capacity face 13% cost overrun

  • Jayajit Dash, Business Standard / Bhubaneshwar, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Thermal power projects under various stages of construction across the country are facing cost escalation of 13 per cent due to delays in implementation. The total capacity of these ...

MAR 29 2018

BHEL forays into lake purification business under smart city initiative

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th February 2018 Published on : 29th February 2018
  • Created:Thu 29th MAR 2018

  Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced its foray into lake purification business with a maiden order for ...