Monthly Archive: December 2013

Indian contractor resumes work on Rahughat hydro

Civil works of Rahughat Hydropower Project, a priority project of the government, have finally started, three years after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) awarded contract to IVRCL Infrastructure of India. If things go as...

Uttar Pradesh Signs Contracts for Solar Plants

Moser Baer India Ltd. (MBI), a solar manufacturer based in New Delhi, won a contract to sell power from a proposed plant in Uttar Pradesh state, allowing it to proceed with the project. State officials signed contracts...

Vedanta seeks nod to use IPP power for smelter

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), a unit of Anil Agarwal controlled Vedanta Resources, has sought the nod of the Odisha government for using 600 Mw power from Sterlite Energy (also a Vedanta Group firm) to run its smelter at Jharsuguda. VAL’s...

OIPL drafting PPA for Odisha UMPP

The Odisha Integrated Power Ltd (OIPL), a fully owned subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is in the process of preparing the draft power purchase agreement (PPA) for the first ultra mega power plant...

Tamil Nadu launches free CFL bulb scheme

Tamil Nadu government today launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hut-dwellers in the state, an energy-saving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power. Chief...

Adani Power Board approves demerger of transmission business

Adani Power’s board approved the demerger of its transmission lines business and has appointed Vinod Bhandawat as Chief Financial Officer of the generation company. “Board of Directors of Adani Power in a meeting, on December 28, approved the demerger of...

Government has no authority to reduce power tariffs: DERC

Delhi’s electricity regulator has said the government cannot interfere in fixing tariff though it can subsidise consumers, highlighting the potential difficulties facingArvind Kejriwal, the new Delhi CM, whose party has promised to halve electricity...

News Details Kargil a new destination for solar SPV

Kargil, December 29, (Scoop News)- Kargil will generate 33,000 Mega Watt of electricity from Solar SPV according to the master plan of KREDA (Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency ) and is generating more than...

Long-term power deals inch up

After much delay, state electricity boards or SEBs have decided to execute their plans to buy long-term power. Jharkhand, Punjab and Maharashtra are looking to call for bids for power supply over 10-12 years....