Daily Archive: July 16, 2012

Planning Commission to meet state power ministers tomorrow

The Planning Commission has called a meeting tomorrow of state power ministers to address issues such as fuel shortages facing the sector and the weak financial health of distribution companies. Planning Commission Member (Energy)...

Open access can help in reducing power tariffs: IEX

Faster implementation of open access system, where consumers of over 1-MW power can choose their supplier, would help in significantly reducing overall electricity tariffs, according to Indian Energy Exchange. A leading power bourse, IEX...

IGNOU to start course on power distribution

The Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU) has started its admission process for a course in power distribution meant for professionals seeking to upgrade their skills in the electricity sector. The Advanced Certificate...

Common policy sought for wind energy in all States

The Indian Wind Power Association has sought a common wind energy policy in all States. At its annual general meeting here recently, the association, through a resolution, appealed to the Union Ministry of Power...

NTPC to float global tenders for Kudgi power project

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has put on fast track the process of procuring equipment for the first unit of the 4,000 Mw supercritical coal-based thermal power station at Kudgi in Bijapur district....

Surya Roshni invests Rs 15 cr towards LED upgrade

Surya Roshni, has invested Rs 15 crore towards technological upgrade aimed at expanding its footprint in the LED market. “We have ambitious plans to capture a sizable chunk of the LED (light-emitting diode) lamp...

Suzlon’s chairman takes 73 per cent pay cut

Wind energy turbine maker Suzlon’s [ Get Quote ] founder-chairman, Tulsi Tanti, took a steep cut of Rs 1.46 crore (Rs 14.6 million) in compensation, as the company incurred losses last financial year. Tanti,...

Power tariff in Punjab increased by 12%

Monday July 16, 2012 Chandigarh: Punjab Electricity Regulatory Commission (PERC) has increased average power tariffs by 12.08 % for the financial year 2012-13 for the every sector in the state. PSERC has increased the domestic...