Monthly Archive: March 2013

Roof over roads to tap solar power?

India’s major roads may double up as solar highways, if an innovative proposal by some scientists gets the government’s approval. The proposal is the brainchild of scientists at the Gujarat Energy Research and Management...

Bacteria could generate clean electricity

 Bio-batteries have now taken a giant leap towards becoming a reality. British scientists have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria. Findings published today show that proteins on...

PGCIL developing Rs 1,300 crore grid security system

State-run Power Grid Corp is developing an advanced grid security system, worth Rs 1,300 crore, as part of efforts to boost the country’s electricity transmission network and stave off possible cyber attacks on the...

Canadian researchers develop energy storage system

Canadian researchers have developed a ground-breaking method which may ultimately enable excess energy created by wind turbines and solar panels to be stored for later use. Two researchers at the University of Calgary, report...

Gas swap deals mooted to tackle power deficit

The Central Electricity Authority said on Saturday that a gas swap arrangement between power-surplus Gujarat and gas-starved Andhra Pradesh will help generate an additional 1,500 MW. “Gujarat is power surplus and some of the...

AP hikes power tariffs by 15%

Power consumers in Andhra Pradesh will be charged more from April 1 with the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission passing a new tariff order for the next financial year. Tariffs are up for all...

Jaitapur villagers set to follow Kudankulam residents

Taking inspiration from anti-nuclear power activists at Kudankulam, villagers opposing the 10,000-MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra have decided to launch a similar agitation from April 10. The mega project, being executed by...

NTPC commissions 5MW solar plant in Port Blair

NTPC Ltd has commissioned and synchronised a 5-MW solar photo-voltaic power project in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is the first Grid-connected Solar PV Project in these islands. It is also NTPC’s...

Outages in 2 power plants add to AP power woes

The power shortage in Andhra Pradesh is likely to worsen with generation of 1050 MW capacity in two thermal power plants of AP Genco impacted due to problems. A 550 MW unit at Kothagudem...

Haryana government gives nod to discoms debt rejig

The Haryana government today decided to take over debt liabilities of Rs 8,162.09 crore of power utilities as part Centre’s bail out package for power distribution companies (discoms). The decision in this regard was...