Power ministry expects long, dark hours ahead

Despite the apparent policy stress on the power sector, India’s capacity addition has remained far below target, including the Eleventh Five-Year Plan ending this month. The dismal performance is expected to continue during the...

Mysore to be model solar, green city

Mysore is seeking to be a ‘model solar’, ‘slum-free and ‘environmentally sustainable’ city. This, if one goes by the pronouncements made at a recent function organised to distribute state government benefits to the beneficiaries...

Tax conundrum in power

The finance ministry will have to walk a tightrope between protecting the interest of domestic power equipment manufacturers and boosting generation capacity in the budget. At present, projects of less than 1,000 megawatt of...

Tips to deepen the REC market

How to ensure that there is enough demand for ‘renewable energy certificates’ (RECs)? RECs are basically generation-based, market tradable certificates issued to green power producers which can be sold to ‘obligated entities’ who are...

Bhel plan delayed on power sector blues

The government’s proposed divestment in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel), considered by a group of ministers along with that of ONGC, hinges on the outcome of the effort to address the power sector’s problems....

Business IBM India to offer efficient energy solutions

IBM India, the Indian subsidiary of the global IT major, Monday entered into a partnership with the leading diversified firm Ingersoll Rand to provide efficient energy solutions for reducing operating costs and increase productivity...

CCI orders probe against Coal India

Competition watchdog CCI has ordered a probe into allegations that coal giant Coal India is imposing unfair conditions for the supply of coal to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco). The probe has been ordered after...

TN to introduce solar energy policy

Tamil Nadu would soon introduce a solar energy policy to fulfill its aim of becoming a power surplus state in three years by utilising new and renewable energies, Electricity Minister ‘Natham’ Viswanathan said here...

CERC proposes stiffer penalty on discoms for overdrawal

The penalty on power distribution companies (discoms) breaching grid security by overdrawing is being sought to be made heavier. According to draft regulations, discoms would have to pay an additional 20 per cent unscheduled...

UJVN-Gail to invest Rs 2,500 cr in 2 power projects

State-run hydropower company Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam (UJVN) will invest Rs 2,500 crore to set up two gas-based power plants in a joint venture with Gail. Stating this, UJVN Managing Director GP Patel said...