Power & Energy News Monthly Archive August 2018

AUG 21 2018

Sembcorp to supply of 250 MW power to Bangladesh

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Sembcorp has won a tender conducted by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to supply 250 MW power to Bangladesh over 15 years. Sembcorp Energy India ...

AUG 21 2018

Mission to restore power supply in flood-hit Kerala

  • Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The Kerala State Electricity Board has launched ‘Mission Reconnect’ to restore power supply to households affected by floods. “We will be providing a ...

AUG 21 2018

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures looks to exit solar project in India

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), owned by Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services, plans to exit its only investment in the Indian solar power space, said two people ...

AUG 21 2018

Allahabad high court to continue hearing on RBI circular tomorrow

  • Sarita C Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The Allahabad high court will continue on Tuesday hearing of the case filed against Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular by power companies.  The court heard RBI counsel on ...

AUG 21 2018

MSEDCL shocker: Gross metering for solar rooftop

  • Ashish Roy, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Rattled by the exodus of its consumers towards solar generation, MSEDCL is taking all steps to scuttle the solar rooftop policy. After seeking a surcharge of Rs1.26 per unit on such ...

AUG 21 2018

South Delhi Municipal Corporation to set up solar farms and drains to generate clean energy

  • Paras Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has announced an ambitious plan to set up “solar drains” and “solar farms”, besides covering municipal buildings with ...

AUG 21 2018

$1-billion Greenko-Orange deal faces strong headwinds

  • Nishtha Saluja, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The $1-billion deal involving Greenko’s acquisition of the wind and solar energy assets of Orange Renewables has hit a roadblock and could be shelved, sources familiar with ...

AUG 21 2018

Bengal drawing up schemes for promoting renewable energy: Mamata Banerjee

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state government is drawing up major schemes for promoting renewable energy including solar. "Today is ...

AUG 21 2018

India's thermal coal consumption to reach 1,076 MT by 2022-23: CRISIL

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

India's consumption of non-coking coal is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4 per cent to reach 1,076 million tonne (MT) in 2022-23 from 826 MT last financial year, ...

AUG 21 2018

Government defers Coal India stake sale again as stock falls

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The government has advised Coal India that the deadline for a minimum 25 per cent public holding has been deferred by two years since the stock has underperformed, company ...

AUG 21 2018

PMPML sets R-Day date but lacks funds to get e-buses

  • Joy Senguprta, ETEnergyWorld / Pune, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) plans to roll out at least 25 e-buses by January 26 and another 125 by March next year, but both the Pune Municipal ...

AUG 21 2018

These 51,837 factories in Delhi shouldnt even be there

  • Mayank Manohar, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Many residential areas in Delhi are no longer distinguishable from planned industrial areas. This is because thousands of polluting industries brazenly run from these places right ...

AUG 21 2018

Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns

  • IANS, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, ...

AUG 21 2018

36 per cent of Delhis winter bad air is its own doing: TERI Study

  • Jasjeev Gandhiok, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  Delhi itself may be responsible for just 26% of its PM2.5 (microscropic, respirable particles) pollution, a new study released on Thursday revealed. This figure goes up to 36% in ...

AUG 21 2018

Khalsa educational institutions switch to environment-friendly solar energy

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Amritstar, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  The historic Khalsa college here today inaugurated a 775 kilowatt solar energy plant on its campus in a bid to switch to green energy. Solar panels have been installed in ...

AUG 21 2018

Kerala floods: 280 fuel stations, 279 LPG distributorships submerged

  • T Ramavarman, ETEnergyWorld / Thrissur, 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  As many as 280 fuel stations and 279 LPG distributorships in the state were flooded following unprecedented rain. However, the officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), ...

AUG 21 2018

Climate change affecting hydro-power generation in India: study

  • Dinesh C Sharma, The Hindu Business Line / 21st August 2018 Published on : 21st August 2018
  • Created:Tue 21st AUG 2018

  A new study has suggested that the government must consider changes occurring due to climate change while planning new hydropower projects. The generation of hydropower from ...

AUG 20 2018

FCCU shutdown not impacting Jamnagar refining business: RIL

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th August 2018 Published on : 20th August 2018
  • Created:Mon 20th AUG 2018

  Reliance Industries (RIL) has said a short shutdown of one of the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCUs) at its Jamnagar complex would not impact the production. Jamnagar ...

AUG 20 2018

VECV embarks on new journey to push electric solutions for public transport

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th August 2018 Published on : 20th August 2018
  • Created:Mon 20th AUG 2018

  VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a joint venture of Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, is developing a slew of products, including a complete range of electric vehicles for public ...

AUG 20 2018

Final hearing in Cairn arbitration against retro tax to begin on Monday

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th August 2018 Published on : 20th August 2018
  • Created:Mon 20th AUG 2018

  The final hearing in British oil firm Cairn Energy plc's challenge to India imposing a Rs 10,247 crore retrospective tax demand will begin in The Hague tomorrow, people familiar ...