Author: Himanshu Arora

Powerless against policy winds

Lately, the winds in India have been blowing slowly. A sector that saw spectacular growth over the past decade has slowed down significantly over the last year. In the first half of the year,...

Cross-subsidy leading to 160% tariff for industries in AP

Representatives from the industry today expressed concern about the severe power shortage, hike in power tariff and fuel surcharge adjustment (FSA) being levied by distribution companies. They stated that the cross-subsidy is much more...

Tata Power inks distribution pact for Jamshedpur

Tata Power has formed a special purpose company TP Power Distribution Ltd, and executed the distribution franchisee agreement with the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) for the Jamshedpur circle.   Continue Reading

Renewable energy costlier in India than US, Europe

  Producing renewable energy in India is more expensive than in the US and Europe. This is because of high interest rates and relatively short-term loans for renewable projects, says a study. These financial...

Lanco Infra to supply 300 mw to MP, settles issues

Lanco Infratech Ltd has signed up for a long-term sale of 300 MW power from unit 1 of Lanco Amarkantak Thermal Power Station to Madhya Pradesh. On Saturday, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission...

High-tax bracket investors should go for REC bonds

Power sector lender Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has kick-started the tax-free bond season this fiscal for the public. Rates for retail investors are 0.5 per cent higher than rates for other investors. Retail investors...