Monthly Archive: February 2014

NTPC to be most hurt by new power tariff order, says Fitch

NTPC ,India’s largest thermal power generator, would be the most hurt among the country’s rated state-linked electricity utilities by the Indian electricity market regulator’s final tariff order for the upcoming five-year regulatory period from...

NTPC seeks coal-based power assets

The company has asked interested parties to offer their power plants, whether operational, commissioned, synchronised, under construction or under planning stages NTPC issued an expression of interest (EoI) on Thursday, seeking to buy coal-based power...

Indian Supreme Court rules against Enercon

INDIA: India’s supreme court has dealt a blow to Enercon’s case against former partner Wind World by ruling against the German company’s bid to settle the case in London.  According to reports in the Indian press,...

CERC shifts to plant availability factor under ’14-19 tariff norms Despite strong opposition from NTPC, power sector regulator has shifted the incentive structure to plant load factor from plant availability factor Shares of NTPC...

Toshiba Corp wins USD 180 mn order from NTPC

Chennai-based Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt Ltd, a Toshiba Group company, has been awarded a contract by NTPC “for the supply of two 800 MW super-critical steam turbine and generator island packages for the...

Integrated Power Policy – a Study

The book has discussed various social, economic and environmental issues confronting our society because of ill-conceived policies and practices of the power sector in the country. It has discussed a frame work for people...

CG Launches Mobile Phone Operated Energy Efficient Pumps

Sector specific pumps and accessories for all applications, launched Smart, Energy Efficient, Stainless Steel pumps for the Agricultural sector Intelligent Pump Controller to control pumps through mobile phones Avantha Group Company Crompton (CG),  launched ...

Tata Power completes acquisition of 39.2 Mw wind farm in Guj

TATA Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, has completed the acquisition ofAES Saurashtra Windfarms Pvt Ltd (ASW), the erstwhile 100 per cent subsidiary...

Special purpose vehicle for energy security

A Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) was signed recently, according to a statement issued by the government. The aim is to enhance...

Looking Beyond the Land Acquisition Act

Land is in the center of ability of  investments to come true and fructify. Land cost may range from 2% to more than 50% of the project cost for infrastructure projects. More than cost...