Power & Energy News Monthly Archive August 2018

AUG 31 2018

MOIL mulls developing high-grade manganese for electric vehicles

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  State-owned MOIL is looking to develop high-grade manganese for batteries which could be used in electric vehicles (EVs), Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said on Wednesday. ...

AUG 31 2018

Lower battery costs and strong govt support to push global electric car sales: IEA

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Lower cost of batteries and strong government support will help in increasing sales of electric cars globally, Fatih Birol, Executive Director at International Energy Agency (IEA) ...

AUG 31 2018

Hyderabad: Discoms propose tariff for electric vehicle charging stations, battery swap

  • Korade Mahesh, ETEnergyWorld / Hyderabad, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  With electric vehicles on the rise and charging stations coming up in the state, Telangana power distribution companies have come up with electric vehicles tariff for charging ...

AUG 31 2018

HPCL lines up Rs 75,000 crore capex for next five years

  • PTI, The Financial Express / Mumbai, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The ONGC-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) today said it will invest around Rs 75,000 crore towards capex over the next five years, of which around Rs 8,425 crore will be invested this ...

AUG 31 2018

1,000 crore subsidy likely for EV charging infrastructure

  • Malyaban Ghosh, Live Mint / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The Union government plans to provide 1,000 crore as subsidy for building a nationwide charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as it seeks to expedite the roll-out of ...

AUG 31 2018

Bengaluru: BMTC to run electric buses in 5 years, says deputy CM G Parameshwara

  • ET Bureau, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Over the next five years, the state government will phase out diesel buses deployed for public transport in Bengaluru, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said, giving hope to ...

AUG 31 2018

Ratnagiri refinery: US-based Jacobs to draw up configuration

  • P Manoj, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL) has mandated US-based consultant Jacobs Engineering Group Inc to draw up the configuration of the world’s largest ...

AUG 31 2018

Massive 15% natural gas price hike on anvil; households kitchen, auto fuel budget may take a hit

  • FE Online, The Financial Express / 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  A natural gas price hike to the tune of a massive 15% may be on the cards, as the government has decided to raise the price of domestically produced natural gas to $3.50 per million ...

AUG 31 2018

Vedanta to go ahead with $2.5-b investment in Rajasthan

  • Twesh Mishra, The Hindu Business Line / Barmar(Rajasthan), 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Ltd proposes to go ahead with a planned investment of $2.5 billion in its Barmer oil asset to enhance production. Cairn Oil & Gas — a ...

AUG 31 2018

Indian Oil to supply gas through pipelines in Coimbatore, Salem

  • TNN, ETEnergyWorld / Coimbatore, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has bagged the tender for city gas distribution (CGD) projects in Coimbatore and Salem. R Sitharthan, executive director, Indian Oil, Tamil Nadu and ...

AUG 31 2018

Natural gas price may be hiked by 14% from Oct; may push CNG, electricity prices up

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The government may from October raise price of domestic natural gas by over 14 per cent, a move that will translate into higher CNG price and increased cost of electricity and urea ...

AUG 31 2018

PESB recommends Alka Mittal for the post of Director-HR at ONGC

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The government’s head-hunter Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) has recommended Alka Mittal for the post of Director (Human Resources) at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ...

AUG 31 2018

Indian Railways, GAIL sign MoU for use of natural gas in railway workshops

  • ETEnergyWorld, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  State-owned natural gas transmission utility GAIL (India) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways to create infrastructure for supplying natural ...

AUG 31 2018

SECI's fresh wind energy tender for 1,200 Mw sees better response

  • Kaavya Chandrasekaran, ETEnergyWorld / Bengaluru, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s revised wind tender following cancellation of the earlier one has attracted a marginally better response as transmission issues ...

AUG 31 2018

Allahabad HC imposes Rs 1 lakh penalty on UP electricity department

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / Allahabad, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  The Allahabad High Court today imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Department for making a vague explanation of delay in filing its reply to a plea against ...

AUG 31 2018

Electricity demand grows 7.4 pc in July, thermal PLF lower: ICRA

  • PTI, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Rating agency ICRA today said electricity demand growth remains strong in July 2018 at 7.4 per cent but thermal plant load factor moderated by pick up in generation from wind and ...

AUG 31 2018

If Indias solar energy is cheaper than coal, why isnt the industry thriving?

  • Rimin Dutt, ETEnergyWorld / New Delhi, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  India’s solar industry has grown at a rapid pace over the past few years with solar tariffs falling to record lows, even below the prevailing coal tariffs. However, a number ...

AUG 31 2018

Seven months past deadline, discoms still way behind smart meter target

  • Tanya Thomas, Live Mint / Mumbai, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Seven months after missing the deadline for switching high-usage power consumers from conventional to internet-enabled meters, state power distribution companies (discoms) are ...

AUG 31 2018

Adani plans time of day power pricing in Mumbai

  • P Manoj, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Adani Transmission Ltd said it will seek regulatory approval for “time of day” pricing after completing the acquisition of the power generation, transmission and ...

AUG 31 2018

Tata Power commissions worlds largest solar rooftop project on a cricket stadium

  • Our Bureau, The Hindu Business Line / Mumbai, 31st August 2018 Published on : 31st August 2018
  • Created:Fri 31st AUG 2018

  Tata Power has commissioned a 820.8kWh solar project in the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai. The project was completed in 100 days. The installation of the solar rooftop project will ...