Daily Archive: August 23, 2012

MERC puts 300 units cap from RInfra to TPC

Maharashtra electricity regulator MERC in an order today said consumer migration from Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) to Tata Power will be allowed only for residential customers using up to 300 units a month. “Consumer changeover...

NTPC puts nuclear power projects on hold

NTPC has put its plans to set up nuclear power projects, jointly with Nuclear Power Corporation of India, on the backburner. The company has also begun to relocate employees assigned for the projects due...

CAG criticizes atomic energy regulator over policy gaps

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has criticized India’s atomic energy regulator for not being truly independent, not having a radiation safety policy and being lax in monitoring the proliferation of unregistered medical X-ray...

Four small hydro power project developers selected in UP

In a step towards boosting alternative power generation the state government has selected successful bidders for four small hydro power projects of 3400 KW. The empowered committee headed by Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner...

Power sector trips on planning front

Power, like any other infrastructure sector, requires attentive planning and forecasting to ensure adequate availability for all genuine demands. Given that power infrastructure takes time to build and that power cannot be stored, perspective...

Power generation costs fall as coal prices correct

Thermal coal prices have fallen in international markets by over 25% in the past few months, helping power generators in India cut production costs. While the price of Indonesian coal has fallen to $75...

Singareni Collieries, AP Genco sign fuel supply pact

The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd and Generation Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (AP Genco) have renewed fuel supply agreement for supply of coal for five power projects. According to the linkages granted by the...

State seeks 500 MW power from central stations

Chief Minister announces measures to tide over crisis Faced with flak from all quarters over the government’s handling of the energy crisis, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that the State...

GRID FAILURES –CERC to penalize SLDC officers

GRID FAILURES –CERC to penalize SLDC officers Thursday August 23, 2012 New Delhi Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to penalize the officers in charge of State Load Dispatch Centers (SLDC) who did...

MERC asks Tata Power not to cherry-pick R-Infra customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission (MERC) on 22-08-2012 directed Tata Power Company (distribution) not cherry-pick consumers of Reliance Infrastructure (distribution) under the switchover process. On a petition by Reliance Infrastructure, MERC also directed Tata...