Daily Archive: September 18, 2013

APERC got a new Chairman

V. Bhaskar, Special Chief Secretary, Finance, will take over as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. The Government issued orders here on Tuesday appointing Mr. Bhaskar for the post with a five-year...

New transformer to boost substation power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation is expected to begin work on augmenting transformer capacity of the only 400KV substation in Gautam Budh Nagar this fortnight. Technical works are being planned for installing the 500MVA transformer...

Delhi Metro to tap solar power for its energy needs

 The Delhi Metro would soon be partially fulfilling its power requirements with solar energy, officials said Tuesday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy...

NTPC unveils Rs. 20,000-cr expansion plan

NTPC, on Tuesday, said it had drawn up plans to spend Rs.20,200 crore in the current fiscal for financing its expansion plans. Addressing shareholders at the annual general meetinghere, NTPC Chairman and Managing Firector...

DoT panel recommends mass solar cell towers for BSNL

A telecom department (DoT) panel has recommended that stater-un telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) be tasked with expediting mass solarisation of its cell towers in India’s power strapped rural zones with support from Universal Services Obligation...

UP govt plans to revive Karchana power project

After giving extension to various power projects initiated under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) mode, the Akhilesh Yadav government is planning to revive the 1,980 MW Karchana power project of JP Group. The project was initiated during the Mayawati regime....

National Thermal Power Corporation’s power capacity goes up

MUMBAI: National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has achieved highest-ever capacity addition of 4,170MW, including 1,000MW through its joint venture projects, to provide further push to the growth momentum gained over the previous two years. With 18.4...

Gail may supply more LNG to fuel Pakistan power plants

MUMBAI: India and Pakistan are exploring the option of negotiating a gas supply deal after Pakistan’s private energy companies told Gail that they need more liquid gas than the previously-decided 5 million standard cubic metres per...

Railways forms company to handle green power biz

MUMBAI, SEPT. 17:   The Indian Railways has formed a new entity — Renewable Energy Management Company — to handle its renewable energy portfolio. The Railways has an installed capacity of 5 MW of solar...