Monthly Archive: January 2013

Gujarat looking to promote the CSP advantage

As India’s National Solar Mission takes a back seat for concentrated solar power projects, regional opportunities have sprung to the fore – and Gujarat intends to capitalize. When it was announced in December that...

Suzlon’s debt recast: Tilting at the turbines?

Suzlon Energy takes its name from the Gujarati word “sooj-booj”, which means clever thinking, and loans from banks , or ‘lon’. Both these ingredients, says its founder Tulsi Tanti, form the cornerstone of any...

India urged to re-think huge dam projects

India’s government has proposed building nearly 300 dams throughout the Himalayan range by 2030 to help meet its energy needs, which are under pressure from its booming population and rapid economic growth. This will...

Powerless against policy winds

Lately, the winds in India have been blowing slowly. A sector that saw spectacular growth over the past decade has slowed down significantly over the last year. In the first half of the year,...

Cross-subsidy leading to 160% tariff for industries in AP

Representatives from the industry today expressed concern about the severe power shortage, hike in power tariff and fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA) being levied by distribution companies. They stated that the cross-subsidy is much more...

Gurgaon consumes 33.9% of DHBVN power supply: Study

The city consumes 33.9% of the load of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam ( DHBVN) and contributes 40.4% to its revenues. Also, the collection efficiency of Gurgaon stands at cent percent, which means...

Power charges set to rise in Kolkata

Power consumers in the city will have to pay more as CESC is increasing tariff by 8 paise per unit, according to sources in the electricity distribution company. The hike is effective January, 2013,...