Daily Archive: February 23, 2012

Power situation turns grim in Kerala

The power situation in Kerala, as it appears now, is likely to be grim in the coming weeks even though some senior Kerala State Electricity Board sources claimed there is no need to be...

Three cities show interest in rooftop solar

Jaipur, Mysore and Thane have come forward to do pilot projects for grid-connected rooftop solar, Mr Tarun Kapur, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told Business Line. “Talks are on with one...

Captive mine development gets a push

After missing targets in the previous two Five Year Plans, the ministry of power now wants to ensure that a capacity addition of 75,000 Mw is achieved in the 12th Plan starting in April....

OPGC to place equipment orders by August-end

The state owned power generation utility- Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) would place orders for boiler turbine generator (BTG) by the end of August this year to implement its 1,320 MW (2×660) expansion plan...

Power companies pitch for ONGC gas

Promoters of private power projects, facing fuel shortage due to a drastic fall in output from Reliance Industries Ltd’s Andhra offshore field, on Wednesday asked the government to divert gas from other fields being...

Poor capacity stalls power purchase

Power-hungry Tamil Nadu is gearing up to shop for electricity, but the state faces another problem – poor transmission network between the southern and northern grids – that hampers its ability to distribute the...

CCI approves Sasan Power Infra, Reliance Power merger

‘The control over the activities carried on by SPIL and RPL before and after the proposed combination remains with the management of RPL:’ CCI Competition watchdog CCI has approved the merger of Sasan Power...

TNEB wary of buying power from pvt producers

Last year, when electricity demand surged, Tamil Nadu was able to tide over the crisis as it had bought enough power in advance. This year, however, the outlook is dim as the Tamil Nadu...

Sembcorp India plant signs 10 year coal contract

Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries said its Indian joint venture, Thermal Powertech Corp, has signed an agreement with Indonesia’s PT Bayan Resources for supply of about one million tonnes of coal per year for 10 years....

Power tariff revision needs SEB reforms

The government may accede to private power developers’ demands for a tariff revision owing to increased cost of coal imports, but of what use is it if the state electricity boards (SEBs) are struggling...

Corona 2012 – The Management Cum Cultural Fest

The students of MBA Power Management, National Power Training Institute, Faridabad are organising a two day management cum cultural festival, CORONA 2012. The fest is scheduled to be held on 17th and 18th March,...