Monthly Archive: September 2015

Face the fatigue

At a time when ‘carbon’ is a bad word and the world frowns upon greenhouse gas emissions, data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows what most observers have intuitively known—Indian coal-fired power plants...

Power Demand Up 94%, But Bihar Cannot Cope

Bihar is now India’s second-fastest growing economy among poor states, with a peak power demand that has risen 94% about seven years. This growth-driven surge in electricity demand sounds impressive–until you sift through the...

Tata Projects eyes smart cities opportunity

Tata Group company Tata Projects Limited has created a dedicated division to tap the opportunities expected to be generated by the Smart Cities initiative. “A separate division has been created this month for the...

Power supply plan for TCS, Infosys gathers momentum

Plan to supply electricity to IT majors TCS and Infosys Technologies on Super Corridor has gained momentum with Indore Development Authority (IDA) clearing funds for 132KV electricity sub-station to meet power requirement of commercial...

Uniform tariffs for all residential users?

The state government has proposed uniform power tariffs for the city‘s residential consumersin the 0-300 units bracket across all utilities—BEST, Tata Power, Reliance and MSEDCL. BEST general manager Jagdish Patil, who on Tuesday informed...

Ireda, Hudco to raise Rs 1,949 cr via tax-free bonds

Two state-owned companies, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (Ireda) and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) are planning to raise a total of R1,949 crore by placing out tax-free bonds to institutional investors on...

Make consumers aware of power norms, says forum

As Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is not serious to abide by the ‘supply code’ notified by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission regarding scheduled power cuts, electricity consumers continue to pay the...

Solar cell makers seek anti-dumping duties

Indian solar cell manufacturers have, for the second time, approached the government for imposing anti-dumping duties on the large-scale import of solar cells. Alleging “cheap solar cells have captured close to 90 per cent...

NLC plans to set up 4,000 mw solar power plants

Neyveli Lignite Corporaration (NLC) is planning to establish 4000 mw of solar power projects in southern states, in line with the National Solar Mission announced by the Centre, said B Surender Mohan, CMD of...