Grid tightens frequency, overdrawing will be tough

Come April, and power companies are going to find overdrawing from the Northern Grid during peak hours tougher. To protect the grid from overdrawing by states in the coming summer season, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has notified...

Power Vision Conclave 2012

Power Sector at Crossroads The last five years have seen record generation capacity addition of more than 61,500 MW in India- an unprecedented growth of 49%- making India one of the world’s fastest developing...

‘State to have surplus power by 2015-16’

PATNA: Bihar energy minister Vijendra Prasad Yadav on Saturday informed the state legislative assembly the state would supply 4,000MW powerto other states by 2015-16 as it would have 8,200MW by then. He was replying to a debate...

HC restrains removal of wind turbines

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has granted an interim injuction restraining authorities from dismantling or interrupting functioning of wind turbine generators erected by Gamesa Wind Turbines of Chennai in Kumarettiapuram village near...

Ashden report to boost rural electrification

KOLKATA: The Ashden Indian Collective – a team comprising Ashden awardees from India – has prepared a report recommending ways to develop off-grid renewable energy in the country. The report will soon be submitted...

Solar thermal exempt from Indian import duty

Solar thermal plant equipment will be exempt from import duty in India. India’s finance minister made the announcement today. The belief is that project costs could be lowered as a result. Photovoltaics was not...

Union Budget 2012-13: Power tariffs set to fall

The measures announced in the Budget will help remove the roadblocks the power sector has been facing in terms of fuel and finance. They will help lower tariffs for consumers and offer a breather...

Budget 2012 was generous to power sector

To bail out India’s crisis-hit power sector, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday proposed scrapping the import duties on coal and liquefied natural gas, increasing the limit on overseas borrowing and reducing withholding tax...

REC raising new €100 mn loan

State-owned Rural Electrification Corp. Ltd (REC) is set to raise €100 million (Rs.656 crore)?from Germany-based KfW Bankengruppe for financing renewable energy projects in India at concessional interest rates. “Everything has been done and the...