Daily Archive: October 9, 2013

Sri Lanka, India enter $500 million coal power deal

Sri Lanka and India Monday announced a finalised $512-million joint venture coal-powered electricity plant in the island’s former warzone, after years of delay. The venture between the two South Asian neighbours will see the...

Headless regulators hit power sector

  Nine Electricity Regulatory Commissions including the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) are without Chairpersons. While the Government says this is due to procedural delays, those within the industry blame the policy makers for...

Jay Polychem (India) surrenders power trading licence

New Delhi-based petrochemicals distributor Jay Polychem (India) Ltd has surrendered its power trading license to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) arguing stiff competition and market uncertainty has made trading unviable. This is the...

Solar power plant commissioned at Virudunagar

Vikram Solar, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules with a 150 mega watt manufacturing capacity has commissioned a five mega watt power plant at Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu for JVS Exports under the REC (renewable...

‘Smart grid is a necessity, not just a concept’

“Applying analytics and harnessing data will allow utilities to tackle the intermittent nature of renewable energy and help forecast power production from solar and wind.”- Jeby Cherian, Vice-President and Managing Partner, Global Business Services,...

MSEDCL’s move to stop open power access

Power distributor MSEDCL seems to have stopped following all rules and regulations. Last month in violation of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directives, it levied surcharges in the bills of August that were to...

Coal banking report this month: B.K. Chaturvedi

The report on coal banking policy would be submitted by the end of this month, said B.K. Chaturvedi, Member of Planning Commission, who is heading the panel. However, public sector miner Coal India Ltd...