Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a...

Power: Adverse tariff order, subdued utilization

The financial performance of power utilities remained subdued in the March quarter. Overall power generation is up just 3.4%. Comparatively, generation at India’s largest producer NTPC Ltd increased 2.8%. Utilization at thermal power plants...

Power Storage

Storage prices are dropping much faster than expected, due to the growing market for consumer electronics and demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Major players in Asia, Europe and the US are all scaling up...

Telugu states wrangle over power dues

HYDERABAD: The Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are engaged in a row over payment of dues for power with both seeking their rightful dues, and threats to cut of power supply. The recent...

Renewable power to GUVNL’s rescue

Renewable energy generation, which has crossed 3,400 MW, has come as a big relief for state-run power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), which has been forced to buy costly gas-based power in...

‘Power tariffs will benefit from GST’

With 34 years of experience in the power sector, IS Jha heads the country’s largest power transmission company, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). An electrical engineer from NIT, Jamshedpur, Jha has contributed...