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MAR 30 2017

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal join UDAY

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 30th March 2017 Published on : 30th March 2017
  • Created:Thu 30th MAR 2017

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined the Centre’s power distribution company debt relief scheme, Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna. With this, 26 states have joined the ...

MAR 30 2017

India becomes net exporter of electricity for the first time

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 30th March 2017 Published on : 30th March 2017
  • Created:Thu 30th MAR 2017

India has turned from a net importer of electricity to a net exporter for the first time, according to the Central Electricity Authority. According to an official statement, “During ...

MAR 29 2017

Aadhaar deadline for LPG likely to be extended in Bengal

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The deadline of January 31 for Aadhaar card linkage with LPG connection in some districts of West Bengal is expected to be extended by the government. "Given what we have seen in other ...

MAR 29 2017

Cairn-Vedanta merger: All approval in place barring RBI

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Vedanta Ltd today said it has received all approvals for its merger with Cairn India barring the RBI nod for issuing redeemable preference shares to the non-resident shareholders of the oil ...

MAR 29 2017

CIL in talk with coastal power companies to substitute imports

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Kolkata, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

State-owned Coal India Limited is in talks with power companies along the western and eastern coasts to discontinue the use of imported coal “We are meeting the coastal power companies to ...

MAR 29 2017

Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar capacity in Punjab

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Hindustan Power’s clean energy arm has commissioned a 50 Megwatt solar power plant in Punjab for an investment of Rs 325 crore, the company today said in a release. With the ...

MAR 29 2017

Power-starved Meghalaya eyeing renewable energy

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Shilong, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Power-starved Meghalaya is now eyeing renewable energy to meet the growing demand for electricity in the state, Power Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar has said. "The main concern facing the ...

MAR 29 2017

Coal India expects 2.5% production growth

  • IANS, The Financial Express / Kolkata, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

After achieving a 9 per cent growth in coal production in the last financial year, Coal India expects to conclude this fiscal year with a 2.5 per cent growth in production and 2 per cent increase ...

MAR 29 2017

Power demand sets new record for month of March in Gujarat

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Ahmedabad, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The demand for electricity in Gujarat has risen sharply as more people are switching on their air conditioners to get relief from the summer heat. Soaring temperatures on Tuesday increased the ...

MAR 29 2017

Bihar hydro power firms accounts not maintained since 2001-02: CAG

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Patna, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Even as the proposed power tariff hike for 2017-18 has led to an outcry, the annual audit report of CAG has said the BERC (Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission)-approved tariff rates of Bihar ...

MAR 29 2017

UP Electricity Regulatory Commssion probes into power distribution losses

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Lucknow, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) on Tuesday constituted an investigating authority to probe into the distribution loss figure reported by UPPCL in feeders of Saharanpur and ...

MAR 29 2017

EESL dismisses allegations of scam in procurement; says Congress claims false

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

In response to Congress’s allegation of a Rs 20,000 crore nation-wide scam in procurement of LED lights, state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) said the claims were false, ...

MAR 29 2017

Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal to join power discom revival sceheme UDAY

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are all set to join the government’s power distribution reform scheme Ujjwal Discom Yojana (UDAY) on Wednesday. With this, the number of states ...

MAR 29 2017

'CCEA may amend Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW projects'

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve tomorrow the amendments in the Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW stuck projects entailing an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh ...

MAR 29 2017

Spectrum harmonisers, Bihar power districts & cashless transaction village in PM's awards shortlist

  • Aman Sharma, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The telecom department’s harmonisation that led to availability of extra spectrum worth Rs 35,000 crore, a Gujarat company that implemented PM Modi’s idea of ‘neem-coated ...

MAR 29 2017

SunEdison India assets to help double Greenko capacity

  • Anindhya Upadhyay, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Greenko Energy Holdings, the green power developer backed by sovereign wealth funds, expects to double its capacity in India by 2019 with the help of assets acquired during the bankruptcy of ...

MAR 29 2017

Atria Power in talks to raise $100 million in structured debt from Piramal

  • Reghu Balakrishnan, Live Mint / Mumbai, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Atria Power Corp. Ltd, a Bengaluru-based renewable power producer, is in talks with Piramal Group to raise structured debt worth $100 million, two people aware of the development ...

MAR 29 2017

Govt to extend sops for Mega Power Policy projects by five years

  • Gireesh Chandra Prasad, Live Mint / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

The government is set to extend by up to five years the benefits of the Mega Power Policy which promised customs and excise duty benefits to power projects of 1,000 megawatt (MW) or more capacity ...

MAR 29 2017

NTPC board okays Rs. 3,004-cr investment for Talaipalli project

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

NTPC board has approved an investment of Rs. 3,004 crore for Talaipalli coal mining project which has an estimated 18 million tonnes per annum capacity in Chhattisgarh. “In line with ...

MAR 29 2017

ABB looks to plug into Indian start-ups

  • Rahul Wadke, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 29th March 2017 Published on : 29th March 2017
  • Created:Wed 29th MAR 2017

Swiss industrial giant ABB Group is exploring the possibility of investing in Indian start-ups, which will complement with its line of business. Globally, it has investments of over $150 million ...