Daily Archive: October 1, 2012

AP solar policy worries industry experts

The Andhra Pradesh solar policy announced a few days ago has generally been hailed as a very investor-friendly policy and one that has the scope to make the State “another Gujarat.” But nevertheless, some...

BHEL, GAIL seek Maharatna status

Power equipment maker BHEL and state gas utility GAIL have approached the government for grant of Maharatna status, which will give them greater financial autonomy. “Recently, both BHEL and GAIL have forwarded their applications...

4 states have best bet for power debt recast

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Haryana are well placed to take advantage of the new scheme announced by the central government to restructure the debt of power distribution companies (discoms). Except for UP,...

Model PPA moots pass-through of fuel charge

To allay power companies’ worries about fuel price volatility, the power ministry has proposed that fuel charge be a pass-through, subject to appropriate safeguards. Pass-through of fuel charge offers full protection to the concessionaire...