Power & Energy News Monthly Archive September 2018

SEP 29 2018

Tata Power arm completes refinancing of $770-m outstanding ECBs

  • FE Bureau , Financial Express /Mumbai, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has completed refinancing of its outstanding external commercial borrowings (ECBs) of $770 million or Rs 5,500 ...

SEP 29 2018

Assam changes five decade old system of calculating electricity duty

  • Bikash Singh , ETEnergyWorld /Guwahati, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  In move that will change the 54-year-old system of calculating electricity duty, Assam Assembly on Thursday passed a Bill which would enable Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd ...

SEP 29 2018

Tamil Nadu sugar mills want to produce thermal power

  • M Allirajan , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Faced with a slump in capacity utilisation due to the huge fall in sugarcane production, sugar mills in Tamil Nadu (TN) have said that the state government should allow them to ...

SEP 28 2018

Kudankulam Unit two restarts, full capacity in two days

  • Shivkumar B , ETEnergyWorld /Chennai, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  The unit two of Kudankulam nuclear power plant that had been shut down for refuelling and maintenance has resumed generation since Tuesday night and touched 200MW out of the total ...

SEP 28 2018

Power companies import 26% more coal in August

  • Source : Debjoy Senugupta , ETEnergyWorld /Kolkata, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Domestic coal scarcity has prompted power companies to import 26% more coal in August compared with the same month last year, even though their total coal consumption did not rise. ...

SEP 28 2018

L&T bags Rs 1,400 crore order from NTPC

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Engineering and construction giant L&T today announced its power division has won orders worth Rs 1,400 crore from state-run electricity generator NTPC ...

SEP 28 2018

Power situation in TN: Madras HC summons electricity secretary, Tangedco chairman

  • Sureshkumar, ETEnergyWorld /Chennai, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Taking a serious view of allegations that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) had backed down wind power, the Madras high court on Thursday summoned the ...

SEP 28 2018

Govt asks PSU power cos to secure more mines to ramp up electricity generation

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld /Noida, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Power Minister R K Singh Thursday asked state-owned energy producers like NTPC and DVC to secure more coal mines to augment electricity generation as thermal power will continue to ...

SEP 28 2018

Jaipur: Now, get new electricity connection at your doorstep

  • Source : TNN, ETEnergyWorld /Jaipur, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Now, the residents won’t need to go to the Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) office to get a new electricity connection, as the discom is launching a new scheme to ...

SEP 28 2018

BSES festival offer of 'Tatkal' power connections in Delhi

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  To cater to the demands of the upcoming festival season without adding to Delhi's high pollution levels, two power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital -- BSES ...

SEP 28 2018

Chennai: Vikram Solar commissions rooftop solar project for city firm

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld /Chennai, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Vikram Solar, a rooftop solar and EPC solutions provider, on Thursday announced the installation of 1,056 kW rooftop solar project for the Chennai unit of Century Plyboard ...

SEP 28 2018

More bad news for renewables; no priority lending

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  The government has ruled out writing to the RBI seeking priority status for renewable sector for limitless borrowing, ET Now learns from government ...

SEP 28 2018

Solar developers skip bidding; new date for submitting bids Oct 12

  • Nishtha Saluja, ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  India’s efforts to promote domestic solar manufacturing through a large-scale tender have received damp response as most project developers did not submit bids, forcing ...

SEP 28 2018

India defers largest global solar tender on bidders concerns

  • Maulik Pathak, Live Mint /Ahmedabad, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on Thursday deferred a tender for 10,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power till 12 October on bidders request for extending time for ...

SEP 28 2018

L&Ts power arm bags orders worth Rs 1,400 cr

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line /Mumbai, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Larsen & Toubro’s power vertical has won two orders worth Rs 1,400 crore from state-owned NTPC. The unit will be setting up flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems at ...

SEP 28 2018

Disparity in AAR rulings adds to solar power producers woes

  • Shishir Sinha, The Hindu Business Line /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Discrepancies in rulings given by the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) in different States have made life tough for solar power producers. The latest ruling came from ...

SEP 28 2018

SECI extends deadline for manufacturing-linked bids

  • Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Government enterprise SECI has extended till October 12 the deadline for submission of bids by solar power developers for generation of 10 GW of electricity. The bidders were also ...

SEP 28 2018

Big record! Electricity trading at IEX touches new high at 293 million units

  • FE Bureau, Financial Express /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  Spot power trading at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) on Thursday touched 293 million units, making it the highest daily volume of electricity traded in the day-ahead market till ...

SEP 28 2018

SECIs auction for 5GW solar manufacturing gets one bidder

  • PTI, Financial Express /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) got poor response to its tender for 5GW/year solar manufacturing here as only one bidder Azure Power turned up for the auction on ...

SEP 28 2018

Manufacturing-linked solar scheme: Bids deadline extended to October 12

  • FE Bureau, Financial Express /New Delhi, 28th September 2018 Published on : 28th September 2018
  • Created:Fri 28th SEP 2018

  The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for receiving bids for the government’s manufacturing-linked solar scheme to October 12. A senior SECI ...