Monthly Archive: March 2015

Red tape keeps power investors at bay

Lalit Mohan, Tribune News Service, Dharamsala, March 9: Delay in clearance is keeping investors away from the power sector in the state. The investors, who have already invested in the hydropower sector, are suffering losses as...

Not many takers for Tripura’s surplus power

KOLKATA, MARCH 9:   In a country that had failed to carry out distribution sector reforms and lacks adequate transmission capacity, creating surplus electricity generation capacities may have disastrous fallout. Ask the Tripura government, that...

Coal imports to touch 265 MT in FY’17

A slew of steps like removal of regulatory hurdles are underway to enhance India’s coal output in a bid to curb rising imports that may touch 265 MT in FY’17, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal...

Can India achieve its 100 GW solar target?

When the previous government launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in early 2010, the target of 22 GW by 2021-22 was considered unrealistic by most solar experts. Solar was considered too expensive...

Solar energy may power Vashi station complex

NAVI MUMBAI: The Vashi Railway Station Commercial Complex Ltd (VRSCCL) is planning to tap solar energy. The complex receives ample sunshine and has the advantage of terrace space of around 1.5 lakh sq ft....

Changing gears: ABB draws power from solar biz

The thrust provided by the Narendra Modi-led government to solar power generation inIndia spells good news for ABB India, which has been manufacturing in the country Indialong before the Prime Minister’s recent emphasis on...

DMICDC’s star power plant yet to take off

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi backing the Japan-funded Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor DevelopmentCorporation (DMICDC), a gas-based power plant, proposed to be set up by Toshiba Corporation for an industrial park in Manesar, Haryana, continues...