Category: News Updates

No momentum in distribution

The Electricity Act 2003 envisaged distancing the power sector from direct government control by setting up independent regulatory commissions so that power sector utilities can function as commercial entities, leading to sustainable operations. Almost...

India to have its first coal-fired AUSC plant by 2017

KALPAKKAM: India’s first 800 MW coal-fired Advanced Ultra Supercritical (AUSC) power plant will be operational by 2017 which will help reduce operational costs and emit less carbon dioxide than existing similar units. The AUSC...

2010-11 power bill exceeds budget

As Jammu and Kashmir Government struggles to streamline the power sector, the state’s power consumption has exceeded the allocated finances with two months of this fiscal still left. The power bill is likely to...

Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned next year

Kalpakkam (TN): India is confident of commissioning the first-of-its-kind Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) next year with the technology challenges confronting it having been overcome. The 500 MWe reactor, being developed by the Indira Gandhi...

DERC regulates short-term power purchase

Tightening the noose around private power companies in Delhi, regulatory body Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) streamlined the process of procurement and sale of short-term power (for less than one year) in the city....

ONGC FPO on schedule in March: Oil Secy

The government today said the ONGC follow-on public offer (FPO) will come on schedule in March this year. “There is absolutely no reason to believe that FPO is not taking place this fiscal. It...

Kaiga-4 nuke plant synchronised with southern power grid

The fourth unit of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Kaiga-4, India’s 20th nuclear reactor, began supplying electricity after it was linked to the southern power grid early Wednesday, an official said here. After the synchronisation...

REC expects disbursement to grow a quarter in FY12

The state-run lender Rural Electrification Corp expects its disbursement to jump by a quarter in 2011/12 on rising loans demand from the power sector. “There will be a large requirement of funds for setting...

More regulations, not regulators: Jairam

Concern for the environment is not an elitist subject, but is increasingly becoming not only a livelihood issue for tribals and others, but also a public health concern. The changing impact scenario, coupled with...