Give us cheap power, Piyushji

Not only have we been told India is a surplus power nation, those on Twitter will see a tweet from power minister, Piyush Goyal, everyday on how much electricity is available on various power...

AP discoms among top 5 in power supply practices

Visakhapatnam: City-based Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) and Tirupati-based Southern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APSPDCL) have bagged the first and fourth ranks in an operational study of 10 selected...

Power discom faces staff crunch

Gurgaon: The Millennium City’s ambitious zero-outage project seems to be a distant dream. The reason: Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) runs on manpower that was optimum in the early nineties, despite the consumer...

Telangana to miss its ambitious power date

The ambitious target of the the state government to have 20,000 MW of installed power generation capacity is unlikely to be achieved by 2019. TSGenco got the green signal for its 4×270 MW Bhadradri...

CESC to sign new 150 mw PPA for Maharashtra plant

CESCBSE 1.79 % is close to signing a new 150 megawatt power purchase agreement for its 2 x 300 megawatt Chandrapura Thermal Power Plant in Maharashtra. The thermal power plant has already entered into...

Biomass Energy: Renewable, But Not Green

Last summer, the White House acknowledged that biomass-generated energy is not carbon neutral. This recognition, however, didn’t stop Congress from affirming the environmental benefits of using biomass-generated energy. In fact, the congressional action put...

Gamesa lands 460MW of deals in India

Gamesa said it would supply 170 G114-2MW and 60 G97-2MW turbines, its two most popular models, to seven projects for “several customers”. The firm said the projects are expected to be completed from Q1...

How China can stop wasting wind energy

China has roughly one third of global installed wind energy capacity, while the US has 17%. Yet China uses less wind-powered electricity than the US. What is going wrong? Energy market structures and politics...