Author: Himanshu Arora

Coal banking report this month: B.K. Chaturvedi

The report on coal banking policy would be submitted by the end of this month, said B.K. Chaturvedi, Member of Planning Commission, who is heading the panel. However, public sector miner Coal India Ltd...

Tata Power to set up coal-fired plant in Myanmar

Tata Power has forayed into Myanmar and has begun feasibility studies to set up a coal-fired power station there. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2019-20. This would be the first project...

RINL, HPCL refinery turn to captive power

Power supply was disrupted on Monday and there was a blackout in most coastal towns and villages in Andhra Pradesh as the electricity employees went on strike in the coastal districts and Rayalaseema area...

CERC rules transmission system is ‘not required’

Dogged by lack of fuel to fire the plant, Reliance Power’s 2,400 MW gas-based power project at Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh, now faces another problem — how to evacuate the electricity it eventually generates. The...

India to start power supply to Bangladesh from today

On Saturday history will be made in Bherama, a remote Bangladeshi village bordering Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate electricity trade between the two countries. NTPC will start...

Power tariff may go up

Power tariff may go up beginning next fiscal. This is not for any hike in fuel prices, but to ensure that generation utilities can recover costs in the face of weak demand for electricity...

S&P downgrades Tata Power to B+ over weak cash flows

tandard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has lowered its rating on private power producer Tata Power to B+ from BB-. “The outlook is negative,” S&P said in a statement released from Singapore. “We lowered...

Delhi discoms not paying bills, says power producer

Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) India Ltd has registered complaints with the Union Power Ministry against two Delhi electricity distribution utilities (discoms) for non-payment of dues. In the wake of this, the power producer...

‘New bidding norms may not boost power capex’

The latest norms governing the bidding for mega power projects is unlikely to revive investments in the power sector, says Credit Suisse India Research. “We expect limited bids to be floated on this model...