Daily Archive: February 28, 2012

Essar Energy may shelve plan for three power plants

Owing to difficulties in sourcing fuel for its coal-fired electricity plants due to continued delays at government level on coal block clearances, Essar Energy may shelve plans for three power projects. The news comes...

N-safety: Russian green group backs NGOs

Indian NGOs opposing the proposed nuclear power plant in Kudankulam have got covering fire from Moscow. A Russia-based environmental group, EcoDefence, on Monday backed the Indian non-profit groups, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remark...

Techno Electric’s Plan B for Tamil Nadu

While being ‘confident’ that its proposal for evacuation of power from its wind farm will be accepted by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO), Techno Electric & Engineering Company is also getting...

Sterling and Wilson among top solar EPC players

Having just crossed the 80 MW-mark in commissioning of EPC contracts for solar power projects, the Goldman Sachs-funded Sterling and Wilson, has emerged as one of the larger EPC contractors in the field —...

MNRE promotes 20 bio CNG projects

The ministry of new and renewable energy has proposed 20 plants to manufacture bio CNG produced from biogas-based on press mud. These projects, whose production capacity range between 500 cubic meter per day and...

Soon, different power rates for peak, off-peak hours

Power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Authority (DERC) has fast-tracked the proposal to introduce different tariffs during peak and off-peak hours, and the move will be implemented this year. The differential tariff is expected to...

NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year

State-owned National Thermal Power Corp’s mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually when it is fully operational, said a company...

NTPC to build Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power Plant

National Thermal Power Corporation ( NTPC ) would build India’s first coal-fired 800 MW Advanced Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power Plant project, one of the ambitious projects of the Centre, Principal Scientific Advisor to the...