Power & Energy News Monthly Archive October 2018

OCT 16 2018

Tapping sunshine: Tata Power aims to grow solar rooftop business four-times in four years

  • Vikas Srivastava , Financial Express /Mumbai, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Tata Power Renewable Energy, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power Company, plans to grow its rooftop business four-fold to around 1,000 MW from present 250 MW in next three to ...

OCT 16 2018

Sterlite Power expects renewable energy to boost private participation as tussle over project allocations continues

  • FE Bureau , Financial Express /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Power transmission projects for connecting upcoming renewable energy capacities would take forward public-private-partnerships in the sector, Pratik Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power, ...

OCT 16 2018

States to get Rs 100 Cr award for being efficient under Saubhagaya scheme

  • PTI , Financial Express /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  The Power Ministry Monday announced Rs 100 crore award for states that would complete the household electrification early under the Saubhagaya scheme. Apart from discoms, the ...

OCT 16 2018

India to achieve 76% of renewable energy target by 2022: Wood Mackenzie

  • PTI , Financial Express /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  India may achieve about 76 percent of the target of having 175 gigawatts of renewable power generation capacity by the scheduled date of 2022 as it faces myriad challenges, Wood ...

OCT 16 2018

NTPC, Nalco call off proposed 2,400-MW power project

  • Rahul Wadke , The Hindu Business Line /Mumbai, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  The NTPC and Nalco managements have decided to cancel the proposed 2,400-MW Gajamara power project located in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. The project was supposed ...

OCT 16 2018

India becomes second largest solar market; installs 4.9 GW in H1

  • Our Bureau , The Hindu Business Line /Mumbai, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  India installed 4.9 GW of solar power, consolidating its position as the second largest solar market in the world, during the first half of calendar year 2018. The ...

OCT 16 2018

Sajjan Jindal keen to buy out stressed hydroelectric plants

  • Tanya Thomas , Live Mint / 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Sajjan Jindal’s JSW Energy plans to expand its portfolio in the hydroelectric power space by buying projects that are stymied by the lack of quality and ...

OCT 16 2018

With its solar switch, Allahabad University to pare annual bill by Rs 40 lakh

  • Rajiv Mani , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  In a move which will save the institution Rs 40 lakh annually in electricity bills, the Allahabad University (AU) got solar panels installed in 23 buildings of its ...

OCT 16 2018

States to get Rs 100 Cr award for being efficient under Saubhagaya scheme

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  The Power Ministry Monday announced Rs 100 crore award for states that would complete the household electrification early under the Saubhagaya ...

OCT 16 2018

Power demand matches summers as temp rises in Mumbai

  • Chittaranjan Tembhekar , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Rising temperature is pushing up the demand for power in the city and across the state, forcing power units, over 85% of which are thermal, to burn more coal and ...

OCT 16 2018

Maharashtra CM to inaugurate three schemes of state power utility

  • Siddharth Gaikwad , ETEnergyWorld /Pune, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will be inaugurating three innovative schemes projects on Tuesday, October 16. These are Chief minister solar agriculture scheme, ...

OCT 16 2018

Sterlite Power commissions Rs 3,000 crore Kashmir transmission project

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Power transmission infrastructure developer Sterlite Power today announced it has commissioned a Rs 3,000 crore project for evacuation of electricity in Jammu & ...

OCT 16 2018

Demand for electricity in October spikes 12% on diesel price hike

  • Shreya Jai , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Demand for electricity has gone up in the past two months owing to increase in diesel prices, with October recording a spike of 12.5 per cent compared to the same ...

OCT 16 2018

India coal import forecast raised by 6MT in 2018 on local supply crunch

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /Singapore, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Coal imports by India are set to reach 164 million tonnes (MT) against the earlier forecast of 158 MT due to historic low levels of stocks at Coal India and power ...

OCT 16 2018

CIL says supplies up 9%; Power Co's report low stock

  • ET Bureau , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Coal India claims to have increased supplies to the power sector by 9% between April 1 and October 12, but increased demand for coal has forced some 11,500 MW of ...

OCT 16 2018

Delhi court grants bail to Naveen Jindal, others in coal scam case

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to industrialist and Congress leader Naveen Jindal and 14 others, accused of money laundering in a case pertaining to ...

OCT 16 2018

Coal crisis intensifies with rising demand, poor evacuation at ports

  • Pratim Ranjan Bose , Financial Express /Kolkata, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  India is hit by an intense coal crisis this festival season with average coal stock at power plants dropping to six days in October, from nine days in ...

OCT 16 2018

Fuel price hike: Dealers to shut petrol pumps in national capital on 22 October

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) Monday said all 400-odd petrol pumps in the national capital will remain closed on October 22 in protest against the Delhi ...

OCT 16 2018

PM Modi tells oil producers high crude prices are hurting global growth

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday warned oil producers like Saudi Arabia that higher crude prices are hurting global economic growth and they should do more to bring down rates to ...

OCT 16 2018

India hopes to finalise partners for strategic oil reserves within a year

  • Reuters , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 16th October 2018 Published on : 16th October 2018
  • Created:Tue 16th OCT 2018

  India hopes to forge partnerships with private players to build out its strategic petroleum reserves within the coming year, the head of Indian Strategic Petroleum ...