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FEB 24 2017

Delhi discoms brace for summer demand

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have estimated that peak power demand would be more than 6,500 MW during the coming summer season. This is more than the record ...

FEB 24 2017

Wind power: Collusive bidding in offing? Turbine makers tell developers not to bid aggressively

  • Sumit Jha, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

As the first tariff-based reverse auction for wind power got underway on Thursday, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has cautioned industry stakeholders, including ...

FEB 24 2017

Solar power: New tech from MIT makes solar cells more efficient

  • The Financial Express, The Financial Express / 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Though countries are banking on solar power as an alternative for non-renewable sources of energy, solar cells have their own limitations. Their bulky form restricts capability and efficiency, ...

FEB 24 2017

Andhra Pradesh farmers to generate power with Solar Farming scheme

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Amaravati, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh will soon be producing electricity apart from growing crops. The State Energy Department is set to launch the scheme ‘Solar Farming’, the first-of-its-kind in ...

FEB 24 2017

New battery tech to bolster off-grid solar plants

  • Aesha Datta, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

New technology for batteries will soon electrify India’s off-grid power facilities. The Institute of Transformative Technologies (ITT) is currently working on three different battery types ...

FEB 24 2017

Tata Power Renewable Energy synchronises 15 MW solar plant in Telangana

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has synchronised its 15 MW solar plant at Bellampally in Telangana, thereby taking the Tata Power’s total installed ...

FEB 24 2017

Wind tariffs crash to Rs. 3.82

  • M Ramesh, The Hindu Business Line / Chennai, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Wind power prices have crashed to Rs. 3.82 a kWhr, and were still falling in the auctions at the time of going to print. The country’s first ever auction of wind power capacity, ...

FEB 24 2017

Sikkim joins UDAY

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Sikkim has become the 22nd State to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY). According to a statement from the Ministry of Power, Sikkim ...

FEB 24 2017

Power breakdown in Kolkata Metro, thousands stranded in tunnel

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu Business Line / Kolkata, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Thousands of passengers of Kolkata Metro were stranded in the tunnel of the metro railways for about 15 minutes after power outage affected the service of the underground railways here on Thursday ...

FEB 24 2017

NTPC's total installed capacity rises to 48,143 MW

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Public sector undertaking NTPC's total installed capacity has gone up to 48,143 MW with the addition of 115 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project. The project was commissioned yesterday taking NTPC's ...

FEB 24 2017

Wind association asks players not to bid too low

  • Shreya Jai, Business Standard / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

As India holds its first-ever competitive auction for wind power, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has asked the prospective bidders to “bid in prudent manner” ...

FEB 24 2017

ADB, India ink $500 million loan pact to expand power connectivity

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

India and the ADB today signed a $500 million loan pact to expand inter-regional power connectivity in the country, and strengthen transmission system to accommodate renewable energy-generation ...

FEB 24 2017

Delhi's peak power demand may hit 6,600 MW this summer: BSES

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Delhi's peak power demand may touch 6,600 MW this summer, surpassing last year's peak of 6,261 MW which is the highest ever recorded till date. The peak power demand in the city during the ...

FEB 24 2017

Tata Power DDL gears up for 'harsher' Delhi summer; sees peak demand rising to 6,500 MW

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

The peak power demand in Delhi is seen around 6,500 Megawatt this summer with areas under Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd expected to see a jump over 1,000 MW in the upcoming ...

FEB 24 2017

Sembcorp to commission 1,320 Megawatt power capacity soon

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Sembcorp Gayatri Power has completed construction of its (660 mw x 2) 1,320-MW supercritical thermal power project and is slated to start commercial generation in the next seven ...

FEB 24 2017

Wide power deficit discrepancy between NGO and govt data in UP

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Central Electricity Authority and National Load Despatch Centre’s data indicated nearly no load shedding in Uttar Pradesh during January – a month before election started. However, ...

FEB 24 2017

Power app GARV II for rural audience in final stages in Gurgaon

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Gurgaon, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Power app GARV II, launched in December, to bring transparency in rural electrification programme is in its final stages in Gurgaon. The redeeming feature of the app called SAMVAD will ...

FEB 24 2017

India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kampala, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

India and resource-rich Uganda today agreed to expand cooperation in the energy sector and training of personnel for space programme and peaceful use of atomic energy. Vice President Hamid ...

FEB 24 2017

ICICI Bank acquires 814.4 million shares in Jaiprakash Power Ventures

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd today said ICICI Bank has acquired its 81.44 crore shares under the strategic debt restructuring plan by its lenders. "ICICI Bank Ltd has acquired ...

FEB 24 2017

ONGC gets board nod for Rs 7,327 cr investment in 5 fields

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 24th February 2017 Published on : 24th February 2017
  • Created:Fri 24th FEB 2017

The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Thursday approved investments worth R7,327 crore to develop five hydrocarbon fields and notified two new discoveries. The fresh ...