Category: News Updates

ICVL may bid for Riversdale Mining

International Coal Ventures Ltd (ICVL), a company floated by five Indian public sector companies — SAIL, NMDC, NTPC, RINL and Coal India — may bid for Australia’s Riversdale Mining. Rana Som, chairman-cum-managing director, NMDC,...

Coal India, NPC mull JV for nuclear power

Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) is in talks with government-owned Coal India, the country’s largest coal producer, on the latter’s plans to enter the atomic power sector through a joint venture. NPC has launched a...

India signs TAPI gas pipeline agreement

India today signed an agreement to import natural gas from Turkmenistan through an ADB-funded $7.6-billion gas pipeline passing through Pakistan and Afghanistan. Oil Minister Murli Deora signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) and the Gas...

IITs to compete on Energy Conservation and savings

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), have found a novel way to cut down on electricity usage in IIT campuses across the country. As part of Techfest 2011, IIT-B has organised an...

Industry seeks greater participation in UP energy sector

In the backdrop of acute power shortage in Uttar Pradesh, industry has sought greater participation in the energy sector of the state encompassing both generation and distribution. According to the Industry, the industrial sector...

60,000 Punjab power sector staffers on strike

Nearly 60,000 employees of Punjab’s power sector went on a two-day strike Wednesday after their talks with the state’s power corporations regarding pay and other benefits failed. President of the Joint Forum of Power...

Ahluwalia Panel proposes UID-linked direct subsidy

The central government is planning a complete overhaul of the way the power sector is financed and subsidies are delivered, attempting to address a funding shortfall delaying the construction of electricity projects and worsening...

BHEL to set up power plant in city

Delhi: Public sector engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will set up a 750 mw gas based power plant in the national capital. A meeting of Delhi Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Sheila...