Power & Energy News Monthly Archive September 2018

SEP 29 2018

Battery-swapping concept in EV will not work in India: ABB global EV chief

  • Our Bureau , ETEnergyWorld / 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Frank Muehlon, head of ABB's Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, says the battery-swapping concept will not be successful in India and will rather add to ...

SEP 29 2018

Electric buses: Delhi govt working to set up charging infrastructure

  • Sidharatha Roy , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The Delhi government plans to roll out the first batch of electric buses in the city from March. However, the government has already started working on providing the supporting ...

SEP 29 2018

Govt withdraws sops to conventional battery vehicles under FAME

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The government on Thursday extended the first phase of the FAME-India scheme for promoting electric and hybrid vehicles by another six months till March 31, 2019, but has withdrawn ...

SEP 29 2018

BPCL board approves 11,130-cr Kochi petchem project

  • PTI , The Hindu Business Line /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) on Friday said its board has approved an investment of 11,130 crore for setting up a petrochemical unit at its Kochi refinery in ...

SEP 29 2018

ONGC expects crude oil prices to go higher

  • Utpal Bhaskar , Live Mint /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  State run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) expects crude oil prices to continue their upward trajectory in the backdrop of impending Iran sanctions and declining production in ...

SEP 29 2018

India, Nepal discuss possibilities of laying pipelines for LPG, natural gas

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibilities of laying pipelines for supply of liquified petroleum gas and natural gas to fertilizer plants and industries in the ...

SEP 29 2018

Dharmendra Pradhan in Nepal to discuss pipeline projects

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /Kathamandu, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is in Nepal to hold talks on the modality of construction of a petroleum pipeline from Amlekhgunj to Chitwan and the ...

SEP 29 2018

India raises natural gas price by 10 per cent

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The government today raised the domestic price of natural gas by 10 per cent to $3.36 per unit in a decision that will lead to improved margins for producers like Oil and Natural ...

SEP 29 2018

Assam PSU to launch pilot project to use methanol for cooking

  • IANS , ETEnergyWorld /Guwahati, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) will start a pilot project on October 5 on the use of methanol as an alternative to cooking gas.   APL Chairman Jagadish ...

SEP 29 2018

Indian oil companies to invite interest for setting up bio-CNG projects

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Indian oil marketing companies will float an Expression of Interest (EoI) next week to invite from potential investors for setting up compressed bio-gas (CBG) production plants. The ...

SEP 29 2018

Petrol, diesel prices not discussed: Jaitley after GST Council meet

  • IANS , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday parried questions on whether the government was considering a cut in taxes on imported crude to bring down the prices of petrol and ...

SEP 29 2018

Mundra LNG terminal in West India to start operations by end-Oct

  • Reuters , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  India will start operating a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in western Gujarat state by the end of next month, as part of the nation's steps to build infrastructure ...

SEP 29 2018

Goa: River navigation department to float expression of interest for solar ferry

  • TNN , ETEnergyWorld /Panaji, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The river navigation department (RND) will float an expression of interest (EoI) on October 4 for the construction of a solar electric hybrid fast ferry. The budget for the vessel, ...

SEP 29 2018

Polish coal producer JSW puts extra 300 mln zlotys into contingency fund

  • Reuters , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Polish coking coal producer JSW has set aside 300 million zlotys ($81 million) on top of the 1.5 billion it already has in a special contingency fund, its Chief Executive Daniel ...

SEP 29 2018

NHPC gets shareholders' nod to raise Rs 3,300 cr via bonds

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  State-owned hydro power giant NHPC has received shareholders' approval to raise Rs 3,300 crore through issuance of bonds in its annual general meeting held on ...

SEP 29 2018

Spain-India trade ties to increase 20% yearly over 5 yrs; lot of potential in renewable energy: Baranano

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /Kolkata, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  The Ambassador of Spain to India, Jose R Baranano Friday said he expected his country's bilateral trade with India would increase on an average of 20 per cent every year over the ...

SEP 29 2018

AMU signs MoU with National Institute of Solar Energy

  • TNN , ETEnergyWorld /Agra, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), has signed a MoU with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Thursday that is going to benefit both the institutions working on the overall ...

SEP 29 2018

Kalpataru Power bags Rs 1,145 crore orders for transmission projects

  • ETEnergyWorld , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL), Mumbai-based Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, today announced it has bagged fresh orders worth Rs 1,145 crore for ...

SEP 29 2018

Insufficient coal stock, low hydro, wind output led to high power tariff at IEX: Power Secy

  • PTI , ETEnergyWorld /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Insufficient coal reserves at power plants and sudden decline in wind and hydro electricity generation led to spike in power tariff to Rs 15.37 per unit at Indian Energy Exchange ...

SEP 29 2018

Record! Power tariff touches 9-year high of Rs 16.49 at IEX

  • PTI , Financial Express /New Delhi, 29th September 2018 Published on : 29th September 2018
  • Created:Sat 29th SEP 2018

  Spot power price Friday touched over nine-year high of Rs 16.49 per unit in the day ahead market (DAM) on Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) for supply on ...