Daily Archive: August 28, 2013

India’s Gujarat Waives Renewable Targets for State Utilities

Regulators in India’s Gujarat state waived clean-energy targets for power distribution companies in a blow to the country’s market for trading renewable credits. State utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. and Ahmedabad-based Torrent Power...

Gireesh Pradhan tipped to become CERC chief

  Gireesh B. Pradhan, former Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is expected to become the next Chairperson of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). Pradhan’s appointment for the post has been...

‘New bidding norms may not boost power capex’

The latest norms governing the bidding for mega power projects is unlikely to revive investments in the power sector, says Credit Suisse India Research. “We expect limited bids to be floated on this model...

‘Happy hours’ to save your power bill

Bengaluru: Now every Bangalorean can hope for ‘Happy Hours’ that will ensure they save money. No, we are not talking about pub-hopping, but about electricity bills. BESCOM’s proposed plan will help consumers benefit from the...

Govt clears raft of power, infra projects

Eighteen power projects worth Rs 83,773 crore, which were stalled because of lack of fuel linkages, will sign supply accords with Coal India Ltd by September 6. Seeking to win back investors to shore...

AP seeks power from TN plants

Hyderabad: With the demand for power increasing, the state government is trying to get unallocated power from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant and Neyveli II in Tamil Nadu, on a long-term basis. The demand is...

OMC Power selected World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

KOLKATA: The World Economic Forum has announced that it has selected OMC Poweras 2014 Technology Pioneer. OMC Power delivers power to rural India in a box. It delivers this box charged with solar power in the morning and replaces...

India’s new wind capacity falls by 61%

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced solar and wind generation fell in the last two months. Following peak generation in May, the MNRE has attributed the lack of solar generation...