Monthly Archive: September 2012

Shocking truths about power tariffs

In order to bring down the fiscal deficit, the government has hiked prices of essential commodities such as diesel and power. These decisions have generated a storm within the Government, with the Trinamool Congress...

Gujarat announces five more rooftop solar projects

Gujarat has announced five more rooftop solar photovoltaic power projects in five cities, totalling 25 MW. The State Government has advertised calling for bidders to buy the ‘request for proposal’ documents. The five projects...

Storage key to renewable energy growth, says IREDA chief

The drivers of renewable energy are storage and dispatch, said Debashish Majumdar, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). He was addressing the media at ‘Renewable Energy Conference – Policy, Regulation,...

Loadshedding – a dampener to Emerging Kerala

Two weeks after showcasing Kerala as a shining, investor-friendly state in Emerging Kerala Summit, the industries in Kerala will plunge into darkness with the introduction of load-shedding for one hour during morning and evening. Small-scale industries...

Financial restructuring of Discoms comes with riders

Financial restructuring of Discoms comes with riders The bailout plan for power sector by way of debt restructuring of power distribution companies (Discoms) with total losses of Rs. 1.9 lac crore is a welcome...

‘Kerala has potential for wind, solar energy generation’

Thiruvananthapuram: Corporates are ready to invest in non-conventional energy generation projects like ind and solar power if the government provides adequate infrastructural facilities, Chairman of the Muthoot Pappachan group, John Muthoot, said in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Good news for green energy

The renewable energy sector has good reasons to rejoice over the approval of financial restructuring of electricity distribution companies by the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs, and not just because the utilities will soon...

The wrong remedy for ailing power utilities

Commenting on the Cabinet decision on Monday (September 24), approving the R1.9 lakh crore debt recast package for the state distribution sector, a recent Indian Express editorial rightly describes, “For the second time in...