Daily Archive: September 21, 2014

Centre plans power franchisees in 200 cities

Apparently satisfied over the performance of power distribution franchisees (DFs) and private licensees in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Delhi, the centre is planning to direct state-run discoms to go in...

CERC asks JP Power to expedite Karcham Wangtoo tariff petition

Electricity regulator CERC has asked Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd to expedite filing of tariff petition for 1,000 MWKarcham Wangtoo hydel project.The direction from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) came after the utility sought withdrawal of provisional...

India’s Push for Renewable Energy: Is It Enough?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the United Nations climate summit happening in New York City next week just ahead of his first official U.S. visit. But India still faces steadfast international pressure to deliver...

‘Green’ shoots from the south

In April 2014, an expert group, set up by the Planning Commission to discuss low carbon strategies for inclusive growth, had suggested in its report that by 2030, the share of new and renewable...

A leaky bucket in U.P.

While the debate on securing India’s energy future is on, one issue that needs to be factored in is the huge losses sustained due to power thefts. A classic case is that of Uttar...