Daily Archive: September 14, 2012

Big India plans for next-gen Finnish power company

Finnish power generation company Fortum, which focusses on low emissions, resource-efficiency and energy security, sees energy-hungry India as a market with huge potential. “India is important for Fortum because of its growing electricity needs,”...

Rooftop solar power can be a game-changer: Report

KPMG In India through its latest Thought Leadership “The Rising Sun”, reveals that the rooftop solar power will see parity faster with utility tariffs due to high T&D losses and cross-subsidies present today and...

Hochtief scouts for hydropower projects in India

Germany’s biggest construction company Hochtief is looking to acquire stakes in hydropower projects in India to expand its portfolio in the country and drive its order book, especially at a time when several developers...

Was power grid failure a ‘normal accident’?

When the enquiry committee into the two massive power failures in July, which left much of this country in darkness, published its report last month, it contained a line which many reporters dread. “The...

Coal India Coal Import Plans Face Opposition

Coal India’s plan to import coal following a government diktat has raised the hackles of workers’ unions and former top officials of the state-run firm who say the move is in fact towards privatisation...

Solar power catching up with conventional energy

If India’s conventional power sector, particularly coal-based thermal power projects, has found itself squarely stuck under the long shadow of governmental inefficiencies and suspect allocation mechanisms, there is a drastically different story unfolding in...