Category: News Updates

PGCIL to complete RGGVY work in state by March

People of rural Orissa now have a reason to smile as Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a navratna PSU, is likely to complete rural electrification of 12 districts under the Centrally sponsored...

Gas supply shortage hits RGPPL power output

Lack of adequate gas supply to the 1,940 MW Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL) plant has begun hitting its power generation capacity — news that does not augur well for a state...

Projects to make state a power hub

Minister of State for Energy Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Monday went on a Centre-bashing alleging discrimination on Central assistance to the State. While the Centre is providing aid to other states under the Restructured...

14 more projects under NVVN scanner

Apart from the 14 projects whose bank guarantees have been encashed, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd is looking at deadline compliance of 14 other projects, an official of the Ministry of New and Renewable...

REC tax free bonds to raise Rs 30 bn

Rural Electrification Corp (REC) plans to raise up to 30 billion rupees ($610 million) via tax-free bonds, two sources involved in the issue said. The state-controlled company, which lends to power and electrification projects,...

Fuel-supply pact: Coal India’s dark future

Can India’s burning coal issues be resolved by a quick order of the government? The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime’s initiatives seem to suggest so. According to a press release issued by the Prime...

Lehra Mohabatt best thermal plant in state sector

Lehra Mohabatt best thermal plant in state sector Monday February 20, 2012 Chandigarh Lehra Mohabatt thermal plant (920 MW) was the only plant in state sector which achieved more than 100 % plant load...

Penalty threat on UMPP coal in draft norms

The ministry of power has proposed to allow buyers of electricity from any Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) to seek cancellation of the coal linkage/block allotted to the company running the project, in case...