Daily Archive: February 22, 2012

West Delhi to get power sub-station soon

Delhi Power Minister Harun Yusuf today laid the foundation stone of a power sub-station in Vikaspuri area of West Delhi which will further augment power supply to nearly two lakh consumers in the locality....

Five firms keen on Capex study of Haryana’s power cos

Five consulting firms, including Crisil, Deloitte and REC Power, have evinced interest in conducting a study on capital expenditure of Haryana’s two power distribution companies, official sources said here. “Five companies have submitted bids...

Work on thorium-based reactor to commence soon

Tapping its abundant thorium reserves, the Government has decided to commence the construction of 300-MW thorium-based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor in the next 18 months, a senior official said on Tuesday. “Under the third...

Centre gives TN nuclear power boost

Even as the group protesting Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) upped the ante, the department of atomic energy (DAE) announced Tuesday it would add two more reactors to Kalpakkam Nuclear Plant in an effort...

Vikram Solar commissions new power plants

The Gujarat power plant is a 5MW power plant and the second plant in Orissa is capable of producing 1 MW power. The project in Gujarat is sponsored by Konark Gujarat Pvt. Ltd. and...

BEST moots increase in power tariff

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST), which supplies power to the Island City, has suggested an increase in tariffs for all categories of consumers serviced by it, except those below the poverty...

MahaGenco MD moots the need for regulator for coal firms

Alleging that the ill-effects of the “monopoly and the resulting arbitrary behaviour” of the public sector coal companies were apparent in the performance of the power sector, Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MahaGenco)...

Maharashtra used up 1193 MW more power in winter

The mercury dipped to record lows on several days this winter, but contrary to expectations, power consumption in the state didn’t register a simultaneous fall. Rather, demand in Maharashtra increased by 1193 MW in...

India plans 63,000 MW nuclear power capacity by 2032

The country plans to have a nuclear power generation capacity of 63,000 MW in the next 20 years as atomic power is advantageous in terms of transportation and storage, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said...

Abhijeet Power to raise $1.2 bln debt by March

Abhijeet Power Ltd, an unlisted utility with an operational capacity of 246 MW, plans to raise 59.2 billion rupees debt for a 1,320 MW coal-fired power project by March, a source close to the...