Daily Archive: February 18, 2012

Solar lighting systems successful in Rajasthan

It is a simple device but it has shrunk the nights in Rajasthan’s countryside. Over the past decade, thousands of families in the state’s remote villages, unconnected with the grid, have installed solar lighting...

After wind and sun, Gujaat turns to tides for power

After pioneering in the solarand wind power generation, the state government is now likely to come out with a tidal power generation policy soon, given the huge potential of the state since it has the longest coastline in...

CERC allays fears over RPO enforcement

  Dr Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, feels that fears over whether or not the ‘renewable purchase obligations’ will be enforced, are unfounded. He told Business Linethat the rules are very clear; if...

3rd Power Today Conference 2012

Theme: “Restructuring India’s Power Sector: New Open Access, Equipment Import Duty and Scaling the SEB Hurdle”. Conference Chair: Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission The objective of the 3rd Power Today Conference 2012 is to...

Check this captivating solar model

Wary of stepping out of your home with mercury levels soaring? Here’s a smart way to stay cool: invest in a ‘solar’ cap. Fitted to a silicon solar panel on the rear of the...

Power stocks rally for second straight day

Shares of power sector firms on Friday rallied for the second consecutive day, as the government direction to Coal India for fuel supply to power utilities continued to boost the sentiments. Shares of Lanco...

Panel to take up Sasan coal diversion issue next week

A panel of ministers will discuss on 23 February the issue of allowing Reliance Power Ltd to divert surplus coal from captive mines associated with its so-called ultra-mega power project (UMPP) in Sasan, Madhya...

Power outages as NTPC units conk out

Bihar faced acute power crisis on Thursday following the breakdown of four units of NTPC plants located in the eastern region. The state received only 680MW as against its sanctioned allocation of 1,772MW. A...

Panel to vet hike in power tariff

The scheduling of a key government meeting on power next week has improved the chances of a rise in tariffs on electricity generated by large projects of 4000MW capacity. Sources said the tariff hike...

PFC, REC asset quality to improve: Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank expects asset quality of Rural Electrification Corp (REC) and Power Finance Corp Ltd (PFC), lenders to the power sector, to improve after the government’s directive to Coal India to sign fuel supply...