Category: News Updates

DLF bid to hive off wind power assets gets response

At least four suitors have emerged for the wind power business of DLF Ltd, India’s largest real estate developer, which is seeking to raise money by divesting assets that aren’t integral to its main...

Corporatisation of power dept mooted in JERC meet

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur and Mizoram asked Mizoram government to expedite restructuring of Power & Electricity department to enhance Administrative, Technical and Commercial efficiencies. This point was stressed in the State...

Nuke protesters send legal notice to Prime Minister

Activist S P Udhayakumar, leading the protests against the upcoming nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu’s Kudankulam, has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks over his group, media reports...

NTPC inks power supply pact with Bangladesh

NTPC on Tuesday signed a long-term agreement to supply 250 mw to Bangladesh Power Development Board, making it the first Indian generation utility to ink a deal for exporting electricity to a neighbouring country....

Essar Energy may shelve plan for three power plants

Owing to difficulties in sourcing fuel for its coal-fired electricity plants due to continued delays at government level on coal block clearances, Essar Energy may shelve plans for three power projects. The news comes...

N-safety: Russian green group backs NGOs

Indian NGOs opposing the proposed nuclear power plant in Kudankulam have got covering fire from Moscow. A Russia-based environmental group, EcoDefence, on Monday backed the Indian non-profit groups, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remark...

Techno Electric’s Plan B for Tamil Nadu

While being ‘confident’ that its proposal for evacuation of power from its wind farm will be accepted by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO), Techno Electric & Engineering Company is also getting...

Sterling and Wilson among top solar EPC players

Having just crossed the 80 MW-mark in commissioning of EPC contracts for solar power projects, the Goldman Sachs-funded Sterling and Wilson, has emerged as one of the larger EPC contractors in the field —...

MNRE promotes 20 bio CNG projects

The ministry of new and renewable energy has proposed 20 plants to manufacture bio CNG produced from biogas-based on press mud. These projects, whose production capacity range between 500 cubic meter per day and...

Soon, different power rates for peak, off-peak hours

Power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Authority (DERC) has fast-tracked the proposal to introduce different tariffs during peak and off-peak hours, and the move will be implemented this year. The differential tariff is expected to...