Monthly Archive: September 2013

TN Govt pares non-peak hour power cut by 50%

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, has ordered a 50 per cent reduction in non-peak hour power cut with effect from tomorrow for high tension industrial and commercial consumers. However, the restriction during...

World Record Solar Cell with 44.7% Efficiency

Officials for the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti, and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with...

Fast-track rail projects to move 300 MT coal

Three critical rail links being fast-tracked at the highest level will ensure transportation of 300 million tonnes (MT) of additional fuel to consumers amid shortages being faced in the country, Coal Ministry has said....

Industry bodies raise doubts over model power-purchase pact

Industry bodies have expressed serious doubts over attracting investments based on the model power purchase agreement (PPA) issued by the power ministry for the development of power projects on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT)...

Government targets coal block auction by December

The government has set a target to auction at least six coal blocks to private firms by December. “The Coal Ministry has set an internal target to auction the coal blocks by December,” said an official...

Another high-profile exit at Reliance Power

In the second high-profile exit from Reliance Power this year, the company’s chief executive, J P Chalasani, has resigned from the company. Another senior executive, Ashwin Kumar, had quit the company to join L&T’s power development arm...

Electricity prices on exchanges plunges to new low

The electricity prices are hovering at their lowest levels on power exchanges that account for over 2.5% of the power transacted in the country. Increased power generation, congestion in the grid and poor financial...

Tata Power to develop 28.8 MW solar power project

 Tata Power Company (TPC), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), is developing one of its largest photovoltaic based solar power plants with an installed capacity of 28.8 MW in the Satara...