Nobel laureate says nuclear energy can harm

Some experts may lobby that nuclear power is clean, green and emission-free, but a specialist in the field, Hans-Peter Durr, director emeritus at the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, says nuclear energy poses serious...

Thermax demonstrates its solar power

Thermax, a Rs 5,300-crore energy and environment management solutions provider, today demonstrated various solar applications for industrial and other usages. The event had participation from industry and representatives from the Government. Mr A.S. Kumar,...

Tata Power commissions first 800 MW unit at Mundra

Tata Power Company Ltd (TCPL), India’s largest integrated private power utility, on Friday announced the commercial operation test (commissioning) of the country’s first 800 MW-sized super critical Unit 1 at the Ultra Mega Power...

TN seeks PM’s intervention for additional power

Faced with acute power shortage in the State, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention for allocating 1,000 MW of additional power to tide over the crisis....

CESC hikes power tariffs by 13%

West Bengal State Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBSERC) allowed the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group flagship, CESC Ltd, to enhance electricity tariff in Kolkata by 69 paise unit (over 13 per cent) to Rs 5.88 a unit...

Gamesa Wind Turbines plans third unit

Wind power technology major Gamesa is in the process of setting up a third plant, which will manufacture nacelles at Mamandur, near Chennai. The plant will be ready for production by June this year,...

Smart Grid Imperatives and Initiatives in India

By Ritika Agrawal and Rajabahadur V. Arcot India’s energy sector has multiple challenges to overcome – meeting the growing energy demand, ensuring consumer satisfaction, and adhering to environmental norms.  In addition, if India wants...