Solar ATMs fuel rural revolution in India

An Indian start-up is catalysing a quiet revolution by designing, developing and installing unique solar-powered ATMs in rural areas. The initial lot of 400 solar ATMs, aptly called Gramateller (‘gram’ means village), the world’s largest order,...

India: NVVN to sign PPAs with 22 companies

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) is expecting to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with 22 companies by the end of this month to develop 350 MW of grid connected PV power.   The companies...

ICRA assigns `A+` on PTC India

Credit rating agency, ICRAhas assigned a fresh rating of A+ to Rs 3 billion Non-convertible Debenture (NCD) programme of PTC India Financial Services (PFS).ICRA has withdrawn the outlook on long term rating of A+ outstanding on NCD of Rs 5...

10% hike in Bengal power tariff

Consumers served by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) will now pay a power tariff of Rs. 4.71 per unit – 44 paise per unit more (or 10 per cent higher) than...

Panel report on Athirapally project biased

K. Radhakrishnan, former Member (Generation) of the Kerala State Electricity Board said he fears that the latest report by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) on the Athirapally hydro-electric project smacks of a...