Monthly Archive: July 2013

Nuclear power, unclear future

The India-US nuclear deal is all very well, but our ambitious programme needs indigenous uranium. The recent announcement that the first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has gone critical will act as...

Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Delhi’s Solar Potential

July 23, 2013 – A report titled ‘Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Delhi’s Solar Potential’, jointly commissioned by Greenpeace and BRIDGE TO INDIA has been launched today. “Rooftop Revolution – Unleashing Delhi’s Solar Potential” is an...

Powering the Tower with Energy Storage

India adopting energy storage as new a solutions) Leader does and Industry follows. Reliance and SAFT deal might have raised the eyebrow of many Industry followers. But the USD 40 million deals between Reliance...

India’s Renewable Energy Potential Remains Untapped

India has tremendous energy needs and an increasing difficulty in meeting those needs through traditional means of power generation. On July 30th and 31st, 2012 the world’s largest blackout, The Great Indian Outage, stretching...

Alstom’s India team to play global role in grid business

France-headquartered Alstom expects India to remain the single largest market for its electricity transmission business. India is upgrading nearly 1,700 critical electricity transmission stations and is installing high-voltage lines to transmit power over long...

BHEL gets Rs 132 crore from NTPC for solar power plants

The electronics division of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged order from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for commissioning two grid interactive solar power plants of 10 MW each, at Unchahar in Uttar...

Power shock: 3 lakh jobs lost

 The last two years have seen a slowing down in industrial growth with key sectors like cement, steel, aluminium, textiles and pharma showing stunted growth. This picture is a far cry from the one...

Bihar beckons investors in power sector

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL) and its subsidiary companies are organizing a series of meetings in different parts of the country to invite prospective investors for timely execution of various upcoming power projects...

Power sales down as buyers black-out

India’s power story is the exact opposite of easy come, easy go. Costlier imported fuel and inadequate domestic supply has increased generation cost. Added to that, power distributors are also lowering their purchase, making...

Nuclear Power mitigates economic & carbon impact

Notwithstanding protests against nuclear power, India continues to attract global attention considering the huge potential. In an interview with Sanjay Jog, the World Nuclear Association’s (WNA) senior advisor Shah Nawaz Ahmad explains how a...