Power & Energy News Monthly Archive May 2018

MAY 31 2018

Delhi govt comes out with timeline for e-buses procurement

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  Undeterred by the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA's objection to procurement of e-buses using green fund, the Delhi government has set a target of rolling out 1,000 e-buses next ...

MAY 31 2018

Fortum joins Clean Motion develop battery swap system for light electric vehicles in India

  • Timsofindia.com, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  In order to boost the sales of electric vehicles in India, clean energy provider Fortum has signed an agreement with Clean Motion, on offering sustainable mobility solutions through ...

MAY 31 2018

Electrification of vehicles growing in India, China, and Europe

  • Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  India and Europe have witnessed growth in the electrification of modes of transport including buses and two-wheeler even as China accounts for more than 99 per cent of both electric ...

MAY 31 2018

Fuel price hike: 60 paise to 1 paisa, petrol price cut sets social media on fire

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  From 'petrolled' to 'fuelonfire', social media users had a field day today with hash tags as petrol and diesel prices were cut by just one paisa, whereas the first announcement was ...

MAY 31 2018

Slashing fuel price by one paisa 'cruel joke' by 'sadist' govt: AAP

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The Aam Aadmi Party slammed the one paisa cut in fuel prices, saying it was a "cruel joke" played on the people of the country by a "sadist" government. Petrol and diesel ...

MAY 31 2018

Reliance Industries to halt oil imports from Iran from Oct-Nov

  • Reuters, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  India's Reliance Industries Ltd, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, plans to halt oil imports from Iran, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a sign that new ...

MAY 31 2018

LPG connections for 130 million families by 2019, says Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Asit Rajan Mishra, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The Narendra Modi government will match the 67-year record of previous governments by providing liquified petroleum gas (LPG) connections to 130 million families in five years of ...

MAY 31 2018

Petrol price cut by 7 paise, diesel price by 5 paise, after Indian Oils 1 paisa revision

  • Utpal Bhaskar, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  State-run oil marketing company (OMC) Indian Oil Corp. Ltd on Thursday cut diesel and petrol prices by 5 paise and 7 paise per litre, respectively, after automobile fuel prices ...

MAY 31 2018

Coal loading in India up 19% in April-May: Goyal

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  Loading of coal increased by 18.7 per cent during April-May to 431.5 rakes, Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Wednesday. Addressing a conference, he said: ...

MAY 31 2018

Will Indias coal plants be left high and dry?

  • M Ramesh, The Hindu Business Line / Chennai, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  Thanks to the rise of low-cost electricity from wind and solar plants, a third of India’s coal power plant capacity is likely to be ‘stranded’. Since India has ...

MAY 31 2018

ED attaches wind farm in Nirav Modi case

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached a wind farm in Rajasthan valued Rs 58.80 crore in connection with its ongoing probe in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank ...

MAY 31 2018

India wont levy duty on solar gear imports

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The government has decided not to impose safeguards duty on solar equipment from China and Malaysia, overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of a 70% ...

MAY 31 2018

PSB-funded power projects may have to procure local equipment

  • Sarita Singh, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The government is considering making it mandatory for all power projects funded by state-run banks to procure local equipment. A public procurement mechanism with purchase ...

MAY 31 2018

Power plants around Delhi don't face coal shortage: Goyal

  • IANS, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the power plants around Delhi do not faces any coal shortage as the Railways and the Coal Ministry are working together with all ...

MAY 31 2018

Solar developers seek Centres help over payment issues in Karnataka

  • Ksenia Kondratieva, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has appealed to Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh to intervene to get private solar developers that ...

MAY 31 2018

Power Grid to offer up to 20% of tower assets to telecom firms

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Mumbai, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  With an aim to leverage its tower infrastructure, state-run Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is planning to offer at least 10-20 per cent of its 1.5 lakh tower assets to ...

MAY 31 2018

Bad news for discoms: Narendra Modi government proposes to penalise them for load-shedding

  • FE Bureau, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  The draft amendment to the National Tariff Policy, 2016, released by the power ministry on Wednesday proposed to introduce a penalty mechanism for gratuitous load-shedding by ...

MAY 31 2018

Allow power tariff hike to pass-through environment norms cost: Govt

  • PTI, The Financial Express / New Delhi, 31st May 2018 Published on : 31st May 2018
  • Created:Thu 31st MAY 2018

  Coal-based thermal power plants’ tariff will rise in coming days because the government has decided to allow pass-through of cost incurred by them for meeting environment ...

MAY 30 2018

Farmers wont be charged for tubewell connections meters

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Bathinda, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  Punjab power minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar has assured farmers that they wouldn’t be charged after electricity meters were installed on their agriculture pumpset connections ...

MAY 30 2018

States owe generation companies Rs 32,024 crore till Feb 2018: Govt portal

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 30th May 2018 Published on : 30th May 2018
  • Created:Wed 30th MAY 2018

  As many as 10 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana have been named "worst" in terms of clearing dues of power generation companies ...