Daily Archive: December 18, 2012

Sustainability matters

Nigel Baseley, marketing director, Perkins Engines Company Limited, outlines how sustainability is a key driver for the company as it looks to its future in India. The British environmentalist Jonathon Porritt usefully defined sustainability...

Call for efficient energy management by power utilities

Power utilities should adopt an effective energy management policy for energy conservation, according to Minnie Mathew, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Chairperson of State Energy Conservation Mission. While addressing the participants at...

Power Ministry wants 90% off coal price

In a move that could trigger a fresh controversy over the valuation of natural resources, the Power Ministry has sought that the reserve price of coal blocks to be offered through the competitive bidding...

Pvt power producers against cost plus pricing of coal

Private power producers have opposed cost plus pricing of coal. They fear that the proposed Coal Regulatory Authority Bill would encourage such regime. Ashok Khurana, Director-General of Association of Power Producers (APP), has written...

Moser Baer creditors move Delhi High Court

Certain creditors to Moser Baer India have filed a company petition in the Delhi High Court, the company said in a notice to stock exchanges on Monday. The petition, the notice said, has been...

Units selling power outside Punjab will have to pay more

In a setback to private power companies, Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has decided to impose wheeling and transmission charges for electricity sold outside the state. As per the PSERC decision, Rs 1.44...

Residents struggle to cut power bill

With the KSEB slapping penal charges for power consumption above 300 units per month, the household consumers in the district are struggling to limit the power consumed every day. Households have started their drive...

Arunachal to add 2700MW to its power base

Arunachal Pradesh is set to get a major boost in the power sector with the addition of 2,710 MW of power capacity upon completion of all the three under-construction hydro-electric projects in the state....

Bid norms for new projects by this month

The government will this month finalize the bid documents for all new power projects, including those capable of generating 4,000 megawatts (MW), in which it will specify that these be transferred to the electricity...

No violation of guidelines under Solar Mission: Govt

There has been no violation of policy guidelines for implementation of schemes under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Government today informed Rajya Sabha. “There is no loss to the Government whatsoever,” Minister of...

‘Raise subsidy for solar power generation’

Tamil Nadu government should raise the subsidy for establishing solar power generation to 50 per cent with immediate effect so that the small and medium households and trader and business community also could opt...