Monthly Archive: July 2015

Power-guzzler rlys look for green energy

Western Railway and Central Railway trains (suburban and long-distance) consume electricity equal to the consumption in Thane, Mulund, Bhandup, and Kanjurmarg put together. The quantum of water used every week by CR and WR...

To cut bills, DJB to tap solar power

Delhi Jal Board has decided to install rooftop solar panels to generate solar energyto meet its power needs. The Board’s chairperson Kapil Mishra on Friday announced that this project would save the water utility...

India invests to boost coal haulage

The Ministry of Coal plans to invest in 60 new railway lines and buy 200 rakes of wagons, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup announced in New Delhi on July 15. State-owned Coal India Ltd is...

Centre may not allow Delhi to cede power

NEW DELHI: Delhi government’s plan of surrendering a bulk of its “costly” central sector power allocation seems to have hit a roadblock. Sources in the Union power ministry said that the Centre would not...

Draft MERC RE Tariff Regulation

MERC has come up with draft RE Tariff Regulations for new control period. The salient features of the same are: Definition of Hybrid Technologies: Hybrid Renewable Energy Project means a Renewable Energy Project that...

Coal contracts to be linked with power tariff

NEW DELHI: Power companies that undertake to supply electricity at lowest rates to distributors stand to win coal supply contracts from Coal IndiaBSE -1.23 % as the mining major plans a tariff-based bidding mechanism...

Delhi may be spared tariff hike

NEW DELHI: There’s good news on the power front as Delhiites may see a minimal or no hike in the tariff this year. Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) preliminary assessment of the claims made...