India adds 3.6 GW to solar capacity

India’s total installed solar capacity has grown by over 80% in the last 12 months to reach 8.1 GW. Out of the 3.6 GW capacity added in this period, 2.7 GW has come from...

Re-envisaging renewable energy potential in NE

India is battling with a two-pronged problem of environment as well as energy crisis.Together with its prolonged struggle to remove the evils of inequality, poverty and improvement of the human development indicators, a constant...

Are discoms ready to face competition?

Notwithstanding their stellar performance, the Eastern and Southern Power Distribution Companies (discoms) of Andhra Pradesh may have to prepare to face the vagaries of the market in the near future with little government support....

Odisha to do away with 34 electricity police stations

Odisha government has decided to abolish 34 electricity police stations, which were set up to curb power theft in the State, following refusal of the OdishaElectricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to grant permission for them....

60% MahaGenCo power units shut down

60% of the thermal power generation units in Maharashtra have been shut down by the government due to “lack of demand,” spelling bad days ahead for the state-owned power generation company – MahaGenCo. Currently,...

MERC to decide NMC’s solid waste power rate

State discom MSEDCL has asked Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to approach the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for finalizing the rate of its power generated from solid waste. NMC had proposed a rate of...

NTPC profit rises on India electricity generation

NTPC, India’s largest power producer, said first-quarter profit rose 4%, beating market expectations, helped by higher electricity generation and subdued fuel costs. Consolidated net income climbed to 23.70 billion rupees ($353 million) for the...

India readies plan to improve renewable power storage

As lithium-ion batteries take centre-stage in the global pursuit for efficient energy storage systems, India has quietly readied a plan aimed at creating systems that can store up to 10,000 mw of intermittentlygenerated renewable...

Green Banks: Easing India’s Clean Energy Finance Barriers

Momentum is building as India moves towards meeting its nationally determined climate targets and becoming a leader in clean energy. India’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced that India’s solar installed capacity crossed 8...

MERC flouts own norm to protect discom officials

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has overruled its norm issued in 2008 for protecting some senior MSEDCL officials. Ajoy Mehta, the present commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), was the managing director of MSEDCL...

IL&FS Engineering Services JV bags Rs 136.26 crore project

City-based infra player IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) and Unitech Power Transmission Limited JV on Saturday announced that they have bagged a Rs 136.26 crore project from the Power Grid...