Monthly Archive: July 2012

Yet another grid failure halts life in half of India

Yet another grid failure halts life in half of India Tuesday July 31, 2012 Chandigarh Just when North India thought a nightmarish power crisis was behind them, the Northern ,Eastern and north eastern grids...

North, East India powerless as grids collapse

For the second time in two days, half of India was plunged into darkness after the Northern and the Eastern Grids collapsed, affecting all 7 states in the north and the states of West...

India’s CSP projects lie in wait

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) had a lot of promise when it took off in 2008, but insufficient accurate DNI data, the unclear future of government subsidies, challenges in financing projects, and...

Tariff hike fails to shock consumers

The tariff shock has not cured average Malayali’s ‘power’ syndrome. Statistics available with Kerala State Electricity Board shows that power consumption has gone up despite a 30% hike in tariff. A day after the...

Punjab leads the country in matter of power purchase

Punjab leads the country in matter of power purchase Sunday July 29, 2012 Chandigarh Punjab, the most aggressive power purchaser, leads all the states of country in matter of power purchase. Punjab State Power...

BERC invites suggestion for tariff of renewable energy

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has invited suggestions, latest by August 6, from the public and all stakeholders, including the state government, Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) and industries associations of Bihar for...

Solar power systems to back up ATMs during power cut

The ‘Green ATMs’ in the city was formally dedicated by Collector Jayashree Muralidharan at a brief ceremony on Thursday In an attempt to tap renewable energy sources, State Bank of India, Tiruchi, has installed...

Suzlon Energy redeems $360 mln bonds

India’s Suzlon Energy Ltd, the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine maker, said on Friday it had redeemed its $360 million of foreign currency convertible bonds through various instruments. Last month, the wind turbine maker said...

Tight rope walking may increase for CESC: Goenka

The rise in coal costs and the political resistance against higher electricity tariff may force CESC to walk on a tight rope in the medium-term, its vice chairman Sanjiv Goenka said on Friday. “As...