Category: Articles/Interview

Peak power demand sees 2.8% deficit in Feb

India registered a shortfall of 2.8% in peak power demand during February. Though it appears to be the continuation of the ‘power deficit’ trend, the shortfall is gradually coming down. Peak demand for power...

AP electricity regulator okays power tariff hike for 2015-16

HYDERABAD, MARCH 23:   The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a five per cent overall increase in power tariff for 2015-16, including for high tension industrial consumers, sparing the domestic consumers consuming less...

Draft Wind Policy

India currently has the fifth largest wind installed capacity of 22,465 MW in the world (as on 31st December 2014) owing to an remarkable progress in the past 20 years. Huge amount of untapped...

MODEL SOLAR POLICY RELEASED BY MNRE

After increasing the target of National Solar Mission  manifold from 22GW to 100GW by 2022 government is planning to bring targets on papers into reality and to achieve that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE)...

Electricity services portability

Electricity services portability Much hype has been created about the Electricity (Amendment) bill 2014 that the power consumers in the country would have the option of portability of electricity services on the pattern of...

A turbulent year for Punjab power sector

A turbulent year for Punjab power sector Punjab power sector faced a turbulent year as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was haunted by coal crisis, forced outage of its units to pave for...

Vivaan Solar – Press Release

Vivaan Solar was started by two young professionals from IIT Mumbai, Mr. Amit Bansal and Mr. Mudit Garg. Both found their passion in entrepreneurship and believed that nothing else matter than focusing on their...

Robert Kelly joins Azure Power Board as director

Reinforcing Azure Power’s leadership in the solar industry, Robert Kelly’s appointment as an Independent Director will further drive the company’s endeavor to bring in the right expertise on board and strengthen company’s strong governance,...

PSERC’s role as a power sector watchdog

PSERC’s role as a power sector watchdog Virender Singh was member of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC ) for the last five years before retiring on December 5. He talks about the PSERC...

Solar Power – Challenges and opportunities

Solar Power – Challenges and opportunities The world will have to completely phase out fossil fuels in electricity generation by the end of century and reduce their use by 20 % by 2050 if...