Dark side of the shift to renewables

A rapid increase in renewable energy capacity will impact viability of investments in thermal power. A gradual shift is welcome  Harnessing renewable energy and protecting the environment are welcome intentions. But, how far can...

Power plants to get more time for green upgrade

The government looks set to extend the December 2017 deadline for coal-fired power stations to meet stricter emission norms, allowing time for them to consider replacing retro plants with modern units that release much...

CCI clears Reliance Infra-Adani transmission deal

The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of power transmission business of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure by Adani group firm Adani Transmission. As per the deal, R-Infra will sell its Western Region Transmission Gujarat...

First-ever solar power plant commissioned in Jorhat

The first-ever solar power plant in the entire northeast region has been installed successfully in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in Assam’s Jorhat. In order to accelerate the development of latest technologies in green...

Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and...

Tata Power appoints Natarajan Chandrasekaran as Chairman

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, announced the appointment of Natarajan Chandrasekaran as the Chairman and Additional Director of the company, effective, February 11, 2017. Chandrasekaran is the Chairman designate of Tata Sons...