Monthly Archive: November 2010

Bilateral agreements on power signed with 4 countries

The Government today informed the Rajya Sabha that the country had signed bilateral agreements with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Canada for cooperation in power sector during 2009-2011, but said no power project was set up...

FDI in renewable energy growing rapidly: govt

The government today said Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in renewable energy sector has shown an upward trend and investment in the sector in 2009-10 has been very attractive. “The FDI in renewable sector has...

Jaitapur N-power unit gets green nod

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has given environment clearance to the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project slated to come up in Madban village (Ratnagiri district) along the Konkan coast. This is the second major...

Coal sector news digest

Coal India studying acquisition of five mines in the US, Australia and Indonesia to meet the country’s demand for the fuel Rival interest helps speed up JSW Energy-CIC deal – It took JSW Energy...

RAPDRP

Introduction Ministry of Power, Govt. of  India, as a part of Reforms  in  the Power Sector, has  launched  the Restructured  Accelerated  Power Development  and  Reforms  Programme  (R-APDRP) in  the  XI Five year Plan. The...

Ministerial note on 15% disinvestment in PFC

The Power Ministry is believed to have sent a cabinet note to the department of disinvestment on its 15 per cent follow on public offer (FPO) in Power Finance Corporation next year, a source...

ADB signs JV with NTPC to develop renewable energy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a joint venture agreement with NTPC Ltd. and Kyushu Electric Power Company of Japan to develop and operate 500 megawatts of renewable energy projects in India in the...

India to start power trade with Sri Lanka by 2014

The two countries are likely to sign an MoU for a Rs 2,500-crore (Rs 25 billion) project. The government’s initiative to have trading of electricity with Sri Lanka is likely to bear fruit by mid-2014,...

Uttar Pradesh govt approves thermal power plant in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh government today gave its nod for setting-up a 2000 megawatt thermal power plant in Ghatampur in Kanpur under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) formula with Public sector unit — Nevyeli Lignite Corporation Limited. The state cabinet...

BHEL, GE India in JV for water treatment solutions

State-owned power equipment maker BHEL today said it would join hands with GE India Industrial Private Limited for manufacturing water treatment equipments. “BHEL and GE India Industrial Private Limited (GEIIPL), a 100 per cent...