NTPC: Better fuel availability augurs well for the company

National Thermal Power Corporation or NTPC has shown higher capacity availability or plant availability factor during the first two months of the current quarter, indicating improved coal supply, according to data with the Central...

Government announces amnesty scheme for power consumers

The Maharashtra government, caught between the rising mismatch between demand and supply of power and deteriorating finances of power utilities, has introduced an amnesty scheme for payment of dues by consumers. The scheme would...

L&T delivers $40-mn nuclear equipment to US

uncertain future L&T’s disclosure on the nuclear equipment supplies to the US has also marked the first indigenous development and delivery of heat exchanger tubes for steam generators used in nuclear power reactors by...

234 large infra projects running behind schedule: Govt

As many as 234 large infrastructure projects, including those of roads, power and petroleum, are running behind schedule, the government has said. “…Out of the 566 infrastructure projects (Rs 150 crore and above) which...

WILL ANDHRA PRADESH BE INDIA’S NEXT SOLAR BOOM STATE?

Source: Bridge to India Blog: http://www.bridgetoindia.com/blog/?p=172   Andhra Pradesh receives some of the highest irradiation in India. The state has significant renewable purchase obligations (RPO) stemming from its high power demand. In addition, Andhra Pradesh...

Tariff hike to reward inefficient discoms, says UCC

The recent decision of the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to increase power tariff in the state is likely to bail out the distribution companies reeling under high aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses....

Talks on Korean atomic reactors to resume soon

State-run Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) and South Korea’s largest electric utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) are in preliminary talks for Indian procurement of two of the Generation III Advanced Pressurised Reactor (APR) 1400....

Cabinet body approves power purchase deal with Delhi

The Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee Sunday approved in principle the agreement government signed with India to import 250 MW of electricity from the eastern part of the neighbouring country, reports UNB. The cabinet body...

Power cos lost 8.7 bn units due to coal shortages: Govt

Power companies in India have reported generation loss of 8.7 billion units from April- February this fiscal due to coal shortages, Parliament was informed today. “Power utilities have reported a generation loss of 8.7...