Power & Energy News Monthly Archive May 2018

MAY 30 2018

ONGC replaces govt nominee on HPCL board with own candidate

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) has replaced a government nominee director on board of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) with its nominee as it consolidates ...

MAY 30 2018

Oilex tells GSPC to pay up Cambay basin dues in 60 days, warns of takeover

  • Kalpana Pathak, Live Mint / Mumbai, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  Australia-based Oilex Ltd has warned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd (GSPC) that it will take over its share in the Cambay basin block in Gujarat if the Indian explorer ...

MAY 30 2018

More than half of Telangana may get PNG and CNG

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Hyderabad, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  More than half of Telangana, roughly over 2 crore people, will have access to clean natural gas — piped natural gas (PNG) for cooking and CNG for driving — if everything ...

MAY 30 2018

India's maiden Gas Trading Hub to be functional before Dec: PNGRB

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Hyderabad, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) expects the proposed gas trading hub to be functional by the end of the calendar year and Crisil has been appointed to assist ...

MAY 30 2018

City gas distributors share in gas consumption on the rise: India Ratings

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  The share of city gas distributors in the overall domestic gas consumption pie is on the rise and is like to increase in the short-to-medium term, research and rating firm India ...

MAY 30 2018

India needs to migrate to e-mobility to curb pollution: Geete

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Manesar, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  India needs to switch to electric mobility from its current dependence on hybrid vehicles as the country eyes zero emission levels to reduce pollution, Union Minister Anant Geete ...

MAY 30 2018

Govt delays plan to roll out 10,000 electric cars by nearly a year

  • Anindya Upadhyay, Live Mint / New Delhi, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  India has pushed back a deadline to put thousands of battery-driven cars on the road by nearly a year, in a setback to its ambitions of having electric vehicles comprise about a ...

MAY 30 2018

Fortum partners with Clean Motion for battery swap system for light E-vehicles

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  Finnish renewable energy major Fortum is partnering with Clean Motion, a Swedish tech company manufacturing three-wheeler electric vehicles Zbee, to jointly develop a battery swap ...

MAY 29 2018

Only 4 industries pass the clean energy tech test: IEA

  • M Ramesh, The Hindu Business Line / Chennai, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Only four industries were on track in 2017 to meet long-term climate goals, the International Energy Agency has said. The Paris-based global body surveyed technologies or ...

MAY 29 2018

TNPCB orders immediate closure of Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Chennai, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has ordered closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant at Thoothukudi with immediate effect, and also told Tangedco to disconnect electricity ...

MAY 29 2018

SDMC becomes 'first' civic body in country to generate solar energy, selling surplus power

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  The SDMC today claimed that it has become the "first" civic body in the country to generate solar energy by installing panels over rooftops of its over 55 buildings and earn a huge ...

MAY 29 2018

Consumers seek single-window for solar power projects in Goa

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Panaji, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Integrators and consumers of solar power systems appealed for a single window to deal with all grid-connected solar power projects. Consumers currently need approval from the Goa ...

MAY 29 2018

Fodder pellets out of paddy straw to tackle burning issue

  • Shariq Majeed, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  To bring down air pollution due to stubble burning, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Khanna ...

MAY 29 2018

Pollution kills 4,000 every year in Lucknow

  • Mohita Tewari, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Lucknow has recorded the second highest number of premature deaths due to pollution-related diseases among 11 north Indian cities assessed. The study, conducted by the Centre of ...

MAY 29 2018

BEE signs pacts for promoting energy efficiency standards

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), an arm of the power ministry, announced it has signed two pacts for promoting energy efficiency in the Petrochemical and Energy Efficiency ...

MAY 29 2018

India's grid-connected clean energy capacity reaches 70 GW in April

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  India added 269.64 MW of renewable energy capacity last month taking the total grid connected clean energy capacity to 70,053.81 MW as on April 30, a government report has ...

MAY 29 2018

Wipro ties up with IIT-Bombay for fabricating formula electric car parts

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

   Wipro today said it has entered into a pact with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to fabricate parts of students’ formula electric car. The third largest software ...

MAY 29 2018

BCCI signs Letter of Intent with UN Environment

  • ANI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed an agreement to promote 'green' cricket in India with the United Nations (UN) Environment. Acting BCCI Secretary ...

MAY 29 2018

Need independent body to promote mass acceptance of EVs: Report

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Consultancy firm Mazars on Sunday called for setting up an independent body to boost mass acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country. According to the firm's ...

MAY 29 2018

India not the only country facing EV related challenges

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / 29th May 2018 Published on : 29th May 2018
  • Created:Tue 29th MAY 2018

  Complete transition from internal combustion engine to electric vehicle is a challenge for many countries, including developed nations: Reports Pritish Raj. It's not only ...