Daily Archive: March 26, 2012

Tariff hike to reward inefficient discoms, says UCC

The recent decision of the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to increase power tariff in the state is likely to bail out the distribution companies reeling under high aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses....

Talks on Korean atomic reactors to resume soon

State-run Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) and South Korea’s largest electric utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) are in preliminary talks for Indian procurement of two of the Generation III Advanced Pressurised Reactor (APR) 1400....

Cabinet body approves power purchase deal with Delhi

The Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee Sunday approved in principle the agreement government signed with India to import 250 MW of electricity from the eastern part of the neighbouring country, reports UNB. The cabinet body...

Power cos lost 8.7 bn units due to coal shortages: Govt

Power companies in India have reported generation loss of 8.7 billion units from April- February this fiscal due to coal shortages, Parliament was informed today. “Power utilities have reported a generation loss of 8.7...

Kerala might go in for load-shedding: Minister

The State Government is apprehensive it would be forced to declare load-shedding or power cut going into the next month. It is waiting the SSLS examination to conclude before taking a decision, according to...

NFC manufactures critical tubes for nuclear plants

Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, on Monday announced that it has successfully completed manufacture of UNS No 8800 U tubes useful for steam generators in nuclear power plants. These steam generators are being manufactured by...

Power failure at MRPL units

There was a power failure in the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) on Monday. A spokesman for the company said that there was a power failure in Phase I and Phase II units...

IEA has mixed view of Indian energy mix

With electricity demand in India on pace to triple by 2035, natural gas can provide a secure energy future, the executive director of the IEA said. Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the...

Power Ministry ‘no’ to gas price pooling

The Power Ministry has rejected the gas price pooling mechanism within the power sector proposed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, terming it as non-workable. In a response to the demand by...