Power & Energy News Monthly Archive January 2017

JAN 31 2017

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

  • Zee Media Bureau, Zeenews.india.com / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

After the air quality in the national capital witnessed a downward plummet on Republic Day (January 26), the next two days (January 27 and 28) offered some respite. Delhi, along with ...

JAN 31 2017

Delhi: Air quality 'very poor' on Republic Day, breaches safety levels by up to three times

  • Zee Media Bureau, Zeenews.india.com / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Air quality in the national capital remained 'very poor' on Thursday, January 26, as the country celebrated its 68th Republic Day. During the parade hours, the level of particulates ...

JAN 31 2017

Increase subsidy on rooftop solar installations: Vikram Solar

  • Debjoy Sengupta, ETEnergyWorld / Kolkata, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and Managing Director, at Vikram Solar suggested that the government should increase subsidy on solar rooftop installations to 50%, remove service tax on renewable project ...

JAN 31 2017

Dire need to bridge yawning gap between govt words and actions: Mytrah Energy

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

There is a dire need to bridge the yawning gap between government words and actions. Exuberance expressed by government on success of solar bidding and falling solar tariffs would be short lived ...

JAN 31 2017

Solar parks with capacity of 7500 Megawatt to come up in Ladakh

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Jammu, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed an MoU with the Centre for the development of two mega solar parks in the rocky mountainous region of Ladakh with a total capacity of 7500 ...

JAN 31 2017

Andhra's remote and tribal villages to get solar rooftop power systems soon

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Visakhapatanam, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

A total of 171 remote tribal villages in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts would be electrified with solar rooftops, said MM Nayak, CMD of AP Electricity Power Distribution Company Limited ...

JAN 31 2017

From semi-literate homemakers to solar entrepreneurs!

  • Geeta Pillai, ETEnergyWorld / Udaipur, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Dungarpur is going to have the first locally-owned Solar Module Manufacturing Plant. The unit would come into operation soon which would be fully owned and operated by tribal women. The ambitious ...

JAN 31 2017

Why India's canals could help fast-forward its ambitious solar energy plans

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / Mehsana(Gujarat), 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

As far as the eye can see, line after line of solar panels stretch out in the midday sun beating down on the village of Chandrasan here in this eastern Gujarat district, which squeezes in 80 more ...

JAN 31 2017

Renewable energy sector looking for clarity on policy this budget: CLP India

  • Debapriya Mondal, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

The renewable energy sector, in the upcoming union budget 2017-18, is looking for clarity on policy direction and incentives that will help continue growth across the sector, said Mahesh Makhija, ...

JAN 31 2017

Chandigarh administration to distribute cheap LED bulbs as part of save energy campaign

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chandigrh, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

In an attempt to save energy, Chandigarh administration has decided to distribute a total of 8.64 lakh light emitting diode (LED) bulbs, 4.32 lakh LED tube lights and 2.16 lakh fans among ...

JAN 31 2017

GAIL, HPCL to set up Rs 40,000 cr cracker unit at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

  • B Dasarath Reddy, Business Standard / Hyderabad, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Public sector oil and gas companies GAIL and HPCL together propose to set up a cracker unit at Kakinada on the east coast at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore. The proposal was in ...

JAN 31 2017

Over 56 hours on, ill-equipped workers struggle to contain oil spill off Ennore port

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Chennai, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

More than 56 hours after a collision of two vessels off the Ennore port, ill-equipped pollution response teams of the Indian Coast Guard were on Monday grappling with the oil spill that spread ...

JAN 31 2017

IFFCO eyes 10% stake in Swan Energys LNG terminal

  • PTI, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

After Tata Group, India’s largest fertiliser producer IFFCO has envisaged interest in taking 10% stake in Rs5,900 crore floating LNG import terminal being set up by Nikhil Merchant-led Swan ...

JAN 31 2017

ONGC Videsh gets first installment of $19 mn from Venezuela

  • Reuters, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Oil and Natural Gas Corp has received the first installment of $19 million from Venezuela's state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela towards recovering pending dividend, a senior company official ...

JAN 31 2017

AG&P, Hindustan LNG to build gas terminal in AP

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company), and Hindustan LNG (HLNG), a Hyderabad-based LNG import terminal development company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply tolled ...

JAN 31 2017

Lenders put 55% stake in GMR Rajahmundry Energy on the block

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

A consortium of lenders led by IDBI Bank has put on sale 55 per cent stake in a GMR—built gas based power project in Andhra Pradesh which they had acquired last year following debt ...

JAN 31 2017

Several firms ink MoUs for setting up units in GMR Kakinada SEZ

  • V Rishi Kumar, The Hindu Business Line / Hyderabad, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Kakinada SEZ Ltd, a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, has signed a series of MoUs with firms interested in setting up manufacturing units in Kakinada SEZ. The MoUs were inked during ...

JAN 31 2017

Let new CBI director take a call on Sasan coal diversion: Supreme Court

  • Samanwaya Rautray, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

The Supreme Court left it to the new CBI director to decide whether or not to probe an allegation that coal from a captive block allocated to Reliance Powerowned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project was ...

JAN 31 2017

Steel producer SAIL in talks with Coal India over coking coal price hike

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Worried over domestic coking coal price hike effected by state-owned CIL, the country's largest steel maker SAIL today said it is in negotiations with the miner on the issue as it is difficult for ...

JAN 31 2017

JSPL secures 0.5 mt coal linkage for sponge iron units

  • PTI, The Hindu Business Line / New Delhi, 31st January 2017 Published on : 31st January 2017
  • Created:Tue 31st JAN 2017

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd has secured long-term coal linkage of 0.5 million tonnes per annum for its sponge iron units. “The company has secured long-term coal linkage of a total ...