Orissa Power embarks on Rs.10,000 crore expansion plan

Orissa Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC) has floated a global tender for expansion of its coal-fired power plant in the state, a company official said Thursday. The company, a jointventure between the Orissa government and...

HCL Tech signs $100-mn deal for smart grid solutions

Delhi-based information technology (IT) services company HCL Technologies has signed its first $100-million contract in the country for implementing smart grid solutions in the power sector. Smart grids are a part of the company’s...

Mining groups involvement in power generation

Mining groups are increasingly moving into the power sector, with some forced to build their own electricity plants for mining operations while others have created own power units that behave like utilities. A selection...

New ‘P’ visa for experts in power, steel sectors

The government has introduced a separate visa regime — called `P’ (Project) Visa — within the employment visa for foreign nationals coming to India for “execution of projects in the power and steel sectors“. The...

Bharat Forge remoulds

The world’s second-largest forging company is recasting its business to tap opportunities in the fast-growing power and infrastructure sectors Bharat Forge and Alstom, its Paris-based partner, recently edged out local heavyweight Bharat Heavy Electricals...

After aluminium, Nalco wants to make waves in power

State-owned National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has chalked out plans to enter the power business through the special purpose vehicle (SPV) route. The company plans to produce over 2000 MW by 2016. Once equity investment in...

Franchisee model has a long way to go

The franchisee system in power distribution has not taken off despite provision for central financial assistance. Out of 1,61,373 villages where Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) funds have been utilised, only 42% villages...

Power Project Developers Rush to Join Queue for Gas

120 thermal projects waiting for gas linkages. With recent gas finds boosting future supply prospects, natural gas is back in vogue as feedstock for new power projects. At last count, developers of 120 thermal...

WB, Karnataka, NE in Emami radar for power foray

Emami, which had announced plans for venturing into the power sector, has identified West Bengal, Karnataka and the North-east as possible locations for putting up plants. “We are both looking at thermal and hydel....

Ultra Mega Power Project

Introduction Government of India has envisaged capacity addition of 100,000 MW by 2012 to meet its mission of power to all. It needs huge capacity addition during 10th & 11th plan, which is not...

Tata Power Company Ltd.

Industry Name: Power – Generation/Distribution/Transmission House Name: Tata Group Incorporation Date: 18/09/1919 Market Cap (Rs Cr.): 33,122(as on march 2010) No. of Employees – 3809 (2010) Tata Power started as the Tata Hydroelectric Power...

APTRANSCO bags ‘India Power Awards 2010’

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr K Rosaiah today congratulated APTRANSCO for bagging the prestigious ”India Power Award 2010” for its all round best performance in power sector in the country. The Chief Minister directed...