Monthly Archive: July 2013

Kudankulam N-plant attains criticality

The country’s first 1,000 MW pressurised water reactor at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu has attained criticality, setting the stage for power generation before end of August. The milestone was achieved at 11.05 PM last...

India’s First Wind Auction Stalled by Mytrah Court Case

India’s first auction of wind-farm licenses stalled after an industry lobby and a developer backed by Henderson Global Investors Ltd. filed injunctions, saying it would accelerate a 47 percent plunge in turbine installations. Rajasthan...

Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China

Clean-energy investment rose 22 percent in the second quarter from the prior three months as increased spending in the U.S., China and South Africa countered a slump in Europe. The $53.1 billion invested in the industry...

Aryadan: Power generation from coconut oil soon

Minister for Power and Transport Aryadan Mohammad said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is engaged in developing a technology to generate power from coconut oil. He was inaugurating the Innovation Zone of...

US firm to study tidal power generation

After solar power, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is all set to explore the opportunity to reap fortunes from the new ‘tidal and flow auger turbine technology’, developed by a US-based company, which specializes...

Gensets continue to ‘power’ Senate House Campus

Allahabad University’s inability to clear power dues worth over Rs 1 crore, ensured that for the third consecutive day on Saturday gensets continued to power the functioning of Senate House Campus. The power department had snapped the supply to...

No hike in power tariff till March 2014

With assembly polls round the corner,Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERA) has bailed out Raman Singh government without effecting any increase in power tariff during the current fiscal. There were intense speculations about the possibility of an increase in...

Power Distribution in Agra : Ground 1

“May the curse fall upon you , may you all get troubled incessantly in this place”. No, this is not the opening to a horror story, this is one of the many ways people...

New environment ministry HQ to generate its own power

The country’s first “net zero” conventional energy consumption multi-storey building – the new headquarters of the environment ministry — will be completed in Jor Bagh next month. The building will meet its annual requirement of 14...