Author: VishnuG

Truly powerless regulator

There are more than 10.5 million electricity consumers in Kerala. Though the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act came into being in 1998, it was only in 2002 that the Commission was actually constituted. Until then,...

Prospects lighting up for T&D firms

News of reform in the power sector has led to some recovery in share prices of companies undertaking transmission and distribution (T&D) projects. Companies such as KEC International, Kalpataru Power and Jyoti Structures depend...

Shocking truths about power tariffs

In order to bring down the fiscal deficit, the government has hiked prices of essential commodities such as diesel and power. These decisions have generated a storm within the Government, with the Trinamool Congress...

Gujarat announces five more rooftop solar projects

Gujarat has announced five more rooftop solar photovoltaic power projects in five cities, totalling 25 MW. The State Government has advertised calling for bidders to buy the ‘request for proposal’ documents. The five projects...

Finnish cleantech companies look for opportunities in India

In a bid to tap India’s potential in the renewable energy sector, Finnish cleantech companies are looking for stronger partnerships in the country, especially in the field of energy efficiency, water treatment and bio-energy. The companies, part of Cleantech...

BHEL bags Rs 950-cr Bhutan contract

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on Tuesday said it has received a contract for an electro-mechanical equipment package for a 1,020-MW hydroelectric project in Bhutan. The contract is valued at Rs 950 crore. “The...

RPower’s Butibori plant starts generation

Reliance Power has synchronised the first of two units of its 600 MW Butibori thermal power project, near Nagpur. Power generated will mainly be distributed to industrial as well as distribution utilities in Maharashtra....

Electricity to be costlier by 24.15% in Delhi from July 1

 Electricity will cost more in Delhi from July one with power regulator DERC today raising domestic tariff by 24.15 per cent for the year 2012-13. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Chairman P D Sudhakar said the average hike...

A gridlocked state of affairs

There is a lack of coordination between arms of the Government that have a major say in the power sector’s development. There are a few things that have not changed in the power sector...