Daily Archive: August 22, 2013

19 hydro power plants wait green clearances

Nineteen hydroelectric projects in states like Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are pending for environmental and forest clearances, power minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia said on Thursday. The power ministry has taken up the...

India to export power to Bangladesh from October

Amid concerns over widening current account deficit, India soon will have an addition to its export basket. Come October, India will become an exporter of power to Bangladesh, courtesy, NTPC and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), the power...

Solar Manufacturers May Boost Capacity as Demand Surges

Three major solar manufacturers are producing panels at full speed and contemplating plans to expand capacity to meet surging demand in Asia. Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL), the third-largest panel producer, increased its forecast for...

Wind Turbine Makers Poised for Return to Profitability

Wind-turbine makers are poised to make their first profit in years after shutting underused factories and abandoning a drive for growth at all costs. Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) of Denmark, the world’s biggest manufacturer, along...

TERI opposes Odisha’s demand for free power

The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), a Delhi based organisation dealing with sustainable use of finite resources, has raised reservations over Odisha’s demand for free power from thermal power plants and energy stations based on coal...

Toshiba gets green light to generate gas-based power

Japanese company Toshiba has been allowed to generate and supply gas-based power to industry in a limited way in Manesar after the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission(HERC) gave the go-ahead recently. The company had moved a petition to...

OPG Power Gujarat seeks change in Mundra SEZ sector

In an attempt to leverage the growing potential in the engineering sector, OPG Power Gujarat Private Limited, a subsidiary of London-based power player, OPG Power Ventures PLC, has sought a change in sector for its special economic...

Relief for Adani on higher coal cost

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on Wednesday allowed 57 paise extra per unit for power to be supplied over and above the 520 Mw from Adani Power‘s Tiroda units 2 and 3 in Maharashtra’s...

Deviation Settlement Mechanism – IEX monthly bulletin

Deviations from the scheduled generation and drawl of electricity lead to large fluctuations in frequency and thereby impact the whole grid. In India, before the introduction of Availability Based Tariff regime (ABT), these fluctuations...