Tips to deepen the REC market

How to ensure that there is enough demand for ‘renewable energy certificates’ (RECs)? RECs are basically generation-based, market tradable certificates issued to green power producers which can be sold to ‘obligated entities’ who are...

Bhel plan delayed on power sector blues

The government’s proposed divestment in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel), considered by a group of ministers along with that of ONGC, hinges on the outcome of the effort to address the power sector’s problems....

Business IBM India to offer efficient energy solutions

IBM India, the Indian subsidiary of the global IT major, Monday entered into a partnership with the leading diversified firm Ingersoll Rand to provide efficient energy solutions for reducing operating costs and increase productivity...

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 ordered after...

TN to introduce solar energy policy

Tamil Nadu would soon introduce a solar energy policy to fulfill its aim of becoming a power surplus state in three years by utilising new and renewable energies, Electricity Minister ‘Natham’ Viswanathan said here...

CERC proposes stiffer penalty on discoms for overdrawal

The penalty on power distribution companies (discoms) breaching grid security by overdrawing is being sought to be made heavier. According to draft regulations, discoms would have to pay an additional 20 per cent unscheduled...

UJVN-Gail to invest Rs 2,500 cr in 2 power projects

State-run hydropower company Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVN) will invest Rs 2,500 crore to set up two gas-based power plants in a joint venture with Gail. Stating this, UJVN Managing Director GP Patel said...

Biomass producers facing uncertain future

While India is working feverishly to ramp up its solar sector, biomass producers are stuck in a hiatus as costs rise and tariff structures remain stagnant. The sector is calling for an urgent review...

RPP Infra to add 50 Mw coal based power

Infrastructure development firm RPP Infra Projects Ltd expects to add a 50-megawatt (Mw) coal-based power project in Indonesia with its order book, soon. The company, through a consortium of companies, is expected to sign...