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NTPC Profit Dips as Tax Costs Jump, Competition Intensifies

NTPC Ltd.’s fourth-quarter profit fell 7.7 percent as India’s biggest power producer faced competition from rivals and taxes increased. Profit for the three months ended March 31 decreased to 27.2 billion rupees ($405 million) from...

Coal India Q4 profit flat at Rs 4,248 cr

Coal India (CIL) reported a flat fourth quarter with profit after tax at Rs 4,247.92 crore, against Rs 4,238.54 crore during the year-ago period. CIL reported a 3.99 per cent year-on-year rise in its net...

Ind-Ra: Reverse E-Auction May Lower Bilateral Power Prices

The price discovery for power through the recent e-auction mechanism has been lower than the bilateral power trade prices, thus pushing down reference prices for short-term power tariffs, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra)....

Gauging the transparency of a power supplier

A big shift took place in Japan’s electricity market on April 1: the retail electricity market was “liberalised”, allowing residential consumers to choose their power supplier for the first time. Almost 820,000 chose to...

India’s ReNew Power Starts Process To Launch IPO

One of India’s fastest-growing independent renewable energy power producers, ReNew Power Ventures, has initiated the process to launch an initial public offering (IPO). According to media reports, ReNew Power Ventures has issued a request...

Tata Power Q4 net doubles to Rs 360 cr

ata Power’s net rose sharply by 126 per cent to Rs 360.25 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, due to strong operational performance, against Rs 159.14 crore of the corresponding quarter last...

Regulators launch study to simplify power tariffs

Power regulators have launched an internal study to look into various options of designing ‘progressivity’ in tariffs. The trigger is the mismatch between the average tariff and cost of supply, barriers put up by...

Storing The Sun’s Energy Just Got A Whole Lot Cheaper

With prices dropping rapidly for both renewables and battery storage, the economics of decarbonizing the grid are changing faster than most policymakers, journalists, and others realize. So, as part of my ongoing series, “Almost...

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