PGCIL to develop UP towns as ‘smart-grid’ cities

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Thursday proposed developing Firozabad, a town near Agra, as a model of the ambitious ‘smart grid-smart city’ project that would add a new dimension to power...

Progetti lines up 300 mw solar expansion

Progetti Iberfin Holding (PIH), an Italy-headquartered renewable energy firm, is betting big on the solar energy sector in India, where demand is forecast to grow more than 100 gigawatt (gw) by 2020. PIH Energy,...

Tata, Exxaro launch joint venture energy company

On the 4th of April mining group Exxaro and Tata Power announced the launch of Cennergi, a new energy company which will serve the markets in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Cennergi, which is...

BHEL Ranipet to get into wind energy

In a bid to create newer streams of revenue, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is mulling entry into production of wind energy generation equipment. “We would like to get into this segment for topline...

NPCIL sets a record in production

In a record, Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) produced 32,455 million units of power in the financial year 2011-12, marking an increase of 23 per cent from 26,473 million units generated in 2010-1....

Pvt players get more share of nuclear pie

While private players may not be allowed in as operators of nuclear projects in the country anytime soon, there is increased private sector play across equipment packages in case of new atomic power projects being...

Ministry of Power targets 9,20,000 MU of electricity this year

The Power Ministry has set a target of generating 9,20,000 MU’s of electricity this year, of which over 1,50,000 million units would come from the private sector alone, says a Central Electricity Authority report. the power sector planning body in...