NHPC not inclined to return power projects: CM

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is not inclined to return power projects to the state as the Corporation earns 50 percent of its profits from Jammu and...

Move to make solar panels mandatory

In the long run, the government hopes to make rooftop solar panels mandatory in 3,000 square feet-plus buildings, Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed said here on Tuesday. ?He was speaking after inaugurating an international conference...

Additional PPAs needed to support industries

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Industries (FAPI) today suggested that the Government should enter into long term power purchase agreements (PPAs) of 2,000 MW to save the industries from power cuts in Andhra Pradesh....

Jaitapur n-power project faces non-cooperation from locals

Villagers opposing the 10,000 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district have decided to launch an economic non-cooperation movement against Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. About 4,000 locals participated in a...

CCI orders probe against Coal India

Competition watchdog CCI has ordered a probe into allegations that coal giant Coal India is imposing unfair conditions for the supply of coal to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco). The probe has been...

Give infrastructure status to solar PV industry

The policy framework put forth by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) through the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has been a monumental success. Driven by JNNSM and State policies the...

IPPs likely to get extension of tax holiday

A Committee of Secretaries (CoS) set up to iron out bottlenecks impeding the growth of independent power producers (IPPs), is understood to have favoured continuing the tax holiday to the sector, besides relaxing the...

NDPL makes arrangement to buy additional 300 MW power

Following a directive from Delhi government, Tata-backed discom NDPL has made arrangement to buy an additional 300 mega watt of power to meet the increasing demand during the summer months. An NDPL official said...

Mahindra Solar wants payment guarantee from States

Dr Vish Palekar, Business Head, Cleantech, Mahindra Group, wants “payment guarantee” in the case of solar power projects set up under the various State schemes. “Our confidence level at the Centre level is much...

Tamil Nadu to add 3,000 Mw solar energy

The Tamil Nadu government has set a target to add 3,000 Megawatt (Mw) solar energy as part of it solar mission programme by 2015-16. The state government is also planning to bring a new...

RECs for rooftop plants under consideration

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission is considering extending the ‘REC scheme’ to rooftop solar power plants, the Chairman of the Commission, Dr Pramod Deo, said today. TRADE-ABLE CERTIFICATES RECs are generation-based ‘certificates’ awarded (electronically,...

Power crisis: 60,000-MW plans run on empty

Across the power sector, alarm bells are ringing, threatening to short-circuit the already unravelling growth story. Manufacturing has pulled down to its lowest in three years, export growth is petering out, while rising input...

GMR Plans Loans for Power Projects

India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd. plans to secure about 30 billion rupees in loans from domestic banks by the end of the financial year beginning April 1, Chief Financial Officer A. Subba Rao said. He...