Author: Heena Jha

Coal India forays into power generation

NAGPUR: Public sector giant Coal India Ltd will soon make foray into thermal power generation with its first plant to be set up by subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd in Sundargarh district of Odisha, MCL’s...

Seeking revival, Dabhol embraces a brand new plan

Spread over some 1,700 acres in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, the Dabhol power project has worked only intermittently ever since its American promoter, the erstwhile Enron Corporation, left it in a jam in...

Central team to study LED system in city

A high-level team of officials of the Union Ministry of Power, headed by Additional Secretary B.P. Pandey, will visit the city on Friday to study the efficiency of LED technology in street-lighting. The objective...

CIL net dips 7% to ?3,764 cr

Rising sales to power sector, declining realisation and falling profits — Coal India (CIL) repeats the story once again in the first quarter of this fiscal. And, in the absence of any independent director,...

Indian Railways plans energy cost reduction

New Delhi: Indian Railways is planning to set up a renewable energy capacity of 1,200 MW and a transmission system to carry the power generated in an attempt to cut its power costs. The...

Centre invites smart-grid project proposals

KOLKATA. AUGUST 12: As part of the National Smart Grid Mission roll out, the Centre has invited all State governments to submit proposals for at least two projects each. The proposals should include nominations...

A powerless electricity board in Rajasthan

As in much else, residents in New Delhi are pampered consumers of electricity. Except in the dead of summer, when demand far outpaces supply, they are probably the best-provided lot in the country. Things...

West Bengal Plans Power Ombudsman for Each District

KOLKATA:  West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has decided to appoint an ombudsman for each district to allow power consumers to get their grievances redressed at the local level. WBERC chairman RN Sen said...

Odisha seeks coal block for commercial purpose

BHUBANESWAR: The state government has urged the Centre to allocate a coal block to any of its public sector undertakings (PSUs) for commercial use. Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das raised the issue during his...