Daily Archive: July 21, 2016

Replacing kerosene lanterns with solar-LEDs can spur jobs

In addition to environmental benefits, shifting away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting — such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns — to solar-LED systems can spur economic development as well — to the...

Gurgaon hogs more power than Delhi, Mumbai

Gurgaon: Its population is significantly lower than the metros but Gurgaon consumes much more power per person than Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, data compiled by the state discom shows. Gurgaon is the...

Plea seeks CBI probe into power purchase

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption and Vigilance Commissioner to file their counter affidavits on a plea seeking a probe into the...

PTC India launches mobile apps for power traders

State-owned PTC India has launched two mobile applications to provide market information like power prices and trends, and help participants place error-free bids on electricity exchanges. “PTC India…Has launched two new digital initiatives ‘Bijli...

Centre woos UP students with ‘Right to Light’ scheme

Lucknow: The Centre will launch its own scheme to counter the Samajwadi Party government’s efforts in the area of solar electrification in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. The ‘Right to Light’ programme, engineered by the Indian...

Guj HC notice to govt on PIL on Santhalpur solar park

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today issued notice to the state government in response to a PIL alleging corruption in contracts for the development work at the country’s largest solar power project in Santhalpur...

India tastes its largest single-day power trade

NEW DELHI: India’s largest power exchange IEX traded 141 million units (MUs) of electricity last Friday. Nothing unusual about it, except that the volume of power bought and sold that day represented the highest-ever...

How savvy deals propelled JSW Energy forward

Three years ago, JSW Energy’s market capitalization was a third that of Tata Power Co. Ltd and three-fifths that of Adani Power Ltd. Tata Power’s and Adani Power’s installed power generating capacities then were...