Power Minister for developing more coal mines

The Union Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal has said that the country needs to seriously focus on improving the availability of domestic coal by developing more mines. Inaugurating the International Conference on...

India adds 3,158 mw of clean power in 10 months

Solar emerges the second biggest contributor after wind Led by wind and solar sectors, India sees gathering momentum in renewable energy capacity addition. The country has achieved previous financial year’s new capacity addition during...

Bright Days: How India Is Reinventing Solar

In 2009, when policymakers in New Delhi set a goal to produce 20,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2020, few gave India more than a slim chance. The world’s solar-savvy countries put together were...

Toshiba JSW turbine plant inaugurated near Chennai

With more Japanese investors considering substantial investment in Tamil Nadu, the State Government would take steps to expedite the Ennore-Manali Road Improvement Project, the Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, announced on Sunday. Promising that...

NTPC may incur higher generation loss this fiscal

Electricity produced from expensive fuel is finding few takers, which could end in NTPC incurring higher generation loss this fiscal compared with last year. Mr Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, told Business...

Sun Edison, Azure win rooftop contracts

Two US-headquartered companies, Sun Edison and Azure Power, have won the mandate for setting up rooftop solar power plant projects in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Implemented by Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI), this rent-a-roof programme...

Wind energy body seeks AP help for more projects

The Indian Wind Power Association, a representative body of investors in wind turbine generators, has sought the Andhra Pradesh Government’s support to take up more projects in the State. The association has assured that...

Orissa CM seeks PM’s intervention on R-APDRP assistance

Frustrated over the inaction of Union power ministry on its demand for financial assistance under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP), the Orissa government has now sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s...

Resentment against Tangedco mounts

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco), the State-owned utility, will end 2011-12 with a ‘payment deferral’ of Rs 11,500 crore. Most of the dues are to power producers who have sold electricity to...

CM seeks central aid for discoms

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday requested the Centre to sanction financial assistance under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP) to the State-run Central Electricity Supply Utility (Cesu) and other private...

The curious case of coal crisis

With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s office working on urgent measures to address the ‘coal crisis’, the private power industry’s hue and cry over the issue seems to have subsided for now. Experts, however, say...