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MAY 22 2017

NTPCs auxiliary power may be sourced from domestic solar equipment

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  Despite facing flak at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the domestic content requirement clause in the National Solar Mission, the government is still looking at means to aid ...

MAY 22 2017

Green energy target tough, say officials

  • TCA Sharad Raghavan, The Hindu / New Delhi, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  The government is unlikely to meet its much-publicised target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 due to the poor progress of the rooftop solar programme, according to officials ...

MAY 22 2017

How Suzlon Energy avoided Inox Winds predicament

  • R. Sree Ram, Live Mint / 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  Suzlon Energy Ltd did not reflect any of the pressures Inox Wind Ltd reported in the March quarter. In contrast, the former reported a strong growth in revenue and profit and exuded ...

MAY 22 2017

Discoms in BJP-ruled states may profit next year: Piyush Goyal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said that distribution companies (discoms) in BJP-ruled states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are likely to become profitable by next ...

MAY 22 2017

India, Africa bilateral trade may double to reach $100 bn in 2 years: AfDB chief

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

   The bilateral trade between India and Africa is expected to double over the next two years amid greater push for partnerships between the two. The trade is estimated to reach ...

MAY 22 2017

Second unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant restarts generation

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was reconnected to the southern power grid on Saturday morning, said officials. The unit was shut down early ...

MAY 22 2017

Host of problems stand in way of CMs power supply promise

  • HArveer Dabas, ETEnergyWorld / Bijnor, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  A host of problems stand in the way of chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s commitment of providing 18 hours of power supply to rural areas and round the clock electricity to ...

MAY 22 2017

To benefit industry, UP power bodyplans to reduce tariff for higher usage

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  As UP Electricity Regulatory Commission contemplates reducing tariff for industrial units consuming power above a set limit, the industrial sector may be at an advantage. Presently, ...

MAY 22 2017

OTPC posts record profit in 2016-17

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Agartala, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  State-owned ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), which operates a 726 MW gas-based combined-cycle power plant in Tripura, posted a record profit of 906 per cent in 2016-17 compared to ...

MAY 22 2017

Security concerns: India's new rules will bar Chinese companies in power sector

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

  India will soon bar Chinese power companies from projects in the power sector on security concerns after a policy that will define new conditions for foreign firms eyeing the ...

MAY 22 2017

Coal crunch for private plants as Maharashtra gives power to Uttar Pradesh

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 22nd May 2017 Published on : 22nd May 2017
  • Created:Mon 22nd MAY 2017

   Coal stocks at private thermal power plants in Maharashtra have reached precarious levels as Coal India (CIL), through its subsidiaries, is supplying more fuel to the power ...

MAY 20 2017

Fishermen protest against CPCLs new pipeline

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Chennai, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  Around 500 people, including fishermen, environmentalists and residents of Tiruvottiyur, gathered near the municipal office in the area demanding that Chennai Petroleum Corporation ...

MAY 20 2017

Modi's oil champions, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, on track to match $16 billion spending

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / Bloomberg, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  India's state-owned oil companies aim to sustain spending near a three-year high, encouraged by falling oil-services costs and expanding demand. The country's largest oil ...

MAY 20 2017

Coal scam case: In a first, court convicts senior IAS officers HC Gupta and KS Kropha

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  In the first instance of senior IAS officers being convicted in the coal scam during the UPA rule, a special court in Delhi on Friday convicted former coal secretary HC Gupta, ...

MAY 20 2017

Bengaluru braces for power cuts as rains lash city

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Bengaluru, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  Thundershowers in the last two days have again exposed that the southern and eastern parts of Bengaluru suffer the worst power woes. The reason seems clear: poor and outdated ...

MAY 20 2017

Bescom to strengthen helpline to handle increase in calls

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is gearing up to deal with an increase in the number of complaints from consumers during the monsoon. If the number of complaints ...

MAY 20 2017

KSEB official suspended on disciplinary grounds

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Kochi, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) on Friday suspended an official on disciplinary grounds after he allegedly used abusive language against a customer who rang up to complain ...

MAY 20 2017

Welcome GST rate on coal; solar, wind will not be impacted: Piyush Goyal

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today welcomed the GST council's decision to keep coal in the lowest tax slab of 5% and said a higher tax slab of 18% ...

MAY 20 2017

Solar water heater makers warm up to subsidies, eye rooftop systems

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  With solar rooftop power plant installations gaining momentum following financial assistance from Central and state governments, a growing number solar water heater makers are now ...

MAY 20 2017

How will the higher tax rate impact the solar power sector?

  • Anisha Dutta, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 20th May 2017 Published on : 20th May 2017
  • Created:Sat 20th MAY 2017

  A day after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, following its three-day meeting in Srinagar finalised a tax rate of 18 per for solar modules, independent experts gave a mixed ...