Daily Archive: February 14, 2012

‘Inefficient’ UPCL draws state govt flak

The government has censured the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) for its poor planning, irregularities in contracts, un-metered billing amid the state-owned entity facing rising liabilities of Rs 3135.38 crore and heavy losses taht...

Tariff revision delay hits CESC numbers

Delay by the State level regulator in awarding tariff order against cost push for 2011-12 has hit CESC Ltd hard so far during the fiscal. CESC had requested tariff escalation by nearly one rupee...

TN would need 23 MW to meet solar RPO

INFORMATION GLEANED FROM INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OF TAMIL NADU GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (TANGEDCO) SHOWS THAT THE COMPANY WOULD NEED 23 MW OF SOLAR POWER CAPACITY TO MEET ITS SOLAR-SPECIFIC RENEWABLE PURCHASE OBLIGATION. THE TAMIL...

Fuel crisis hinders ambitions of captive power

Captive power players—companies that set up their own power plants in order to supply energy to their manufacturing operations—have for the last few years hoped to outgrow their boots and become major power brokers...

JSW Energy to set up power plant in South Africa

Integrated power generator JSW Energy, looking for suitable acquisitions inside India, is planning to set up a 450-600-MW coal-fired plant inSouth Africa where the power sector is opening up for investment. “We are interested in acquiring power...

CERC issues tariff guidelines for renewable energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued the norms for determining tariffs of electricity generated from various renewable energy sources. These norms apply for the five-year-period beginning 2012-13. SOLAR ENERGY An interesting part...

Lanco to exit wind energy business

In an indication of the coming consolidation in India’s wind energy sector, Lanco Infratech Ltd has decided to exit the segment and has given the mandate for selling the business to audit and consulting...