Power & Energy News Monthly Archive August 2016

AUG 31 2016

Govt urges power producers to seek opportunities overseas

  • Bloomberg, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

India is urging its power producers to look overseas for new markets as fewer new plants are needed at home amid surplus generation capacity.  The Indian government is encouraging ...

AUG 31 2016

OMCs bullish on renewable energy segment

  • Kalpana Pathak, Live Mint / Mumbai, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

In a bid to reduce carbon footprint and look at avenues beyond the conventional sources of energy, oil marketing companies (OMCs)—Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd ...

AUG 31 2016

40 countries to take part in Renewable Energy India Expo

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

As many as 40 countries, 650 exhibitors and 1,000 delegates are likely to participate in the 10th edition of UBM's flagship event -- Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) -- to be held at Greater ...

AUG 31 2016

Congress alleges power scandal by SAD

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigarh, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday claimed that a power scandal was unravelling itself in Punjab, where the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal allegedly handed ...

AUG 31 2016

MobiKwik partners with 12 electricity boards in 8 states

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Mobile payments company MobiKwik on Tuesday announced tie-up with 12 electricity boards in eight states to allow customers to pay their bills using its website or app. The electricity boards are ...

AUG 31 2016

Gujarat becomes the first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs Under the Government's UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme according to a government ...

AUG 31 2016

Co-generation power plant at Alanganallur yet to see light of day

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Madurai, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

The project for co-generating electricity from sugarcane waste through smaller power plants at government sugar mills was conceived when the state was literally crippled due to power crisis. If ...

AUG 31 2016

US assures to provide finances to India for renewable energy

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

US today assured India of "doing more" by providing it finances for innovative renewable energy projects while asserting that it is the "only way" of meeting the challenge of climate change. US ...

AUG 31 2016

Adani's solar equipment mfg facility may commence by year-end

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

GautamAdani-led Adani Enterprises is expecting to commission the first phase of its solar power equipment facility being set up in Gujarat by year-end, a senior company official ...

AUG 31 2016

Prabhu to open solar power plant at Pune railway station

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Pune, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu would inaugurate a new solar power plant at Pune railway station on Friday.  It would meet about 60% of total daytime power requirement of the station. ...

AUG 31 2016

Dhundi farmers receive first payment for their 'solar crop'

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Adobara, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

India's first solar cooperative - the 'Dhundi Saur UrjaUtpadakSahakariMandali (DSUUSM)' in Kheda district- received the first payment of Rs 36,005 for selling 5,097 units electricity to the Madhya ...

AUG 31 2016

50-MW solar power plant to be commissioned in Dec.

  • Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Kanhangad, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

A 50-MW solar power plant being set up at Ambalathara, near here, would be commissioned in December, said Minister for Electricity Kadakampally Surendran. The project forms part of the 200-MW ...

AUG 31 2016

Solar power plant in varsity to generate power soon

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Tiruchi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

The solar PV power plant established at the Bharathidasan University will start generating power within a few days, according to its Vice-Chancellor V.M. Muthukumar.  Inaugurating a ...

AUG 31 2016

Plans for 440 kW substation at Cheemeni

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Kanhangad, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

The State government will set up a 440-kW electric substation at Cheemeni in the district, Power Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said.  The government would accord top-most ...

AUG 31 2016

NTPC gets Greentech Safety Award

  • Special Correspondent, The Hindu / Karimnagar, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

The National Thermal Power Corporation Ramagundam has received the prestigious GREENTECH Safety Gold Award-2016 Best Safety Practices innovated during the year 2015 in the thermal power stations ...

AUG 31 2016

Pudimadaka project: NTPC awaits coal linkage to start work

  • Santosh Patnaik, The Hindu / Visakhapatnam, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Work on 4x1000 megawatt NTPC Pudimadaka Super Thermal Power Project is likely to gain pace once the Ministry of Coal finalises the Policy for Long-term Coal Linkage.  Work on the ...

AUG 31 2016

PM reviews plan to fight TU strike

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Prime Minister NarendraModi on Monday stepped in to review the government's stand on the strike called by central trade unions on Friday, which threatens to disrupt work across all public sector ...

AUG 31 2016

Govt hikes minimum wage for workers as union strike nears

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

The Centre today announced a hike in minimum wage for unskilled non-farm workers of the central government to Rs 350 a day, from the current Rs 246, in an attempt to mollify trade unions that have ...

AUG 31 2016

Coal India applies for surrender of Mozambique mines

  • Bureau, Live Mint / Kolkata, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Monday said it has submitted an application to the National Institute of Mines (InstitutoNacional de Minas) of Government of Mozambique to surrender prospecting licences ...

AUG 31 2016

TCS and GE to revolutionise gas turbine manufacturing

  • PTI, Financial Express / London, 31st August 2016 Published on : 31st August 2016
  • Created:Wed 31st AUG 2016

Tata Consultancy Services today announced that it has developed an innovative digital solution along with General Electric to revolutionise gas turbine manufacturing which could save significant ...