Author: Kshitij Dhingra

Power ministry cancels bidding of two UMPP’s

The government has abandoned the bidding process of two ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) in Odisha and Tamil Nadu and will soon set up a committee to move it forward. “It has been done...

Azure solar to get 14.3 Million loan from IFC

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, will lend $14.3 million to Azure Power India’s subsidiary for building a 40-MW solar power plant in Rajasthan. IFC is planning...

Coal shortage may hit 5000 MW power capacity

Parts of northern India are staring at a severe electricity crisis with three power plants of state-owned NTPC running out of coal supplies and face an eminent shutdown if feedstock supplies don’t improve. Northern...

SPDCL to benefit 13 villages under solar power project

The Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) has initiated the process of ‘decentralized distributed generation’ of solar energy in 13 villages in Prakasam (10) and Kurnool (3) districts under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran...

29 hydro projects awaiting for CWC evaluation

As many as 29 hydro power projects with an overall capacity of 10,000 MW are awaiting appraisal from the Central Water Commission, the government said today. “29 hydel projects totalling 10,589.5 MW capacity are...

Floating solar panel at Rajarhat

The country’s first floating solar power panel will come up on a waterbody beside the Eco Park at Rajarhat New Town by November. Solar power expert and former advisor to the state power department...

World Bank to fund ecologically safe hydro plants

A World Bank economist has said that the lender will fund only those hydropower projects where safeguards are in place to prevent any adverse impact on the environment. “We are prepared to support only...

Railways to harness green energy

Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce fuel bill substantially. The total fuel bill of...

PFC released Rs 79 Crore for Odisha under R-APDRP

PFC has released Rs 79.21 crore for implementation of the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP) in Odisha. The amount has been released and credited in the designated R-APDRP account of the...

45% increase in power supply in 5 yrs: Omar

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said there has been a 45 percent increase in power supply in the state in last five years. Inaugurating three electricity receiving stations in south Kashmir, Abdullah said all...