CAG to audit accounts of Delhi discoms

The Delhi High Court was told Monday that the state cabinet has approved a proposal for the accounts of three power distribution companies, established in 2002, to be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor...

India’s Smart Grid May Not be Secure: Analyst

With every new technology comes some risk, even when we talk about smart electricity meters. That’s according to Justin Searle, managing partner at UtiliSec, one of only three consultancies in the US that specializes...

India’s coal-to-gas dream takes baby steps

     India is at least a decade behind China in embracing technology that could convert its coal reserves into enough gas and oil to surmount chronic power shortages and halve its energy import bill...

No compromise on nuclear safety: govt

The government on Monday said there will be no compromise on nuclear safety or livelihood of any section of society in India’s pursuit of atomic power, a statement that comes against the backdrop of...

Mahagenco’s poor show costing every power consumer

You may be reeling under the burden of astronomical electricity bills but the prime supplier of power in the state – Mahagenco – seems to be least bothered. The state-run generation company’s aggregate revenue...

Hydel projects to generate 10,000 MW by 2020

The Indian Public Sector Units (IPSUs) and the Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) of Bhutan have ironed out their differences at the Eighth Empowered Joint Group Meeting held at New Delhi recently to start...

Jharkhand to get a second UMPP

The coal-rich Jharkhand state is set to get a second ultra mega power project (UMPP) soon, with the power ministry clearing a project in Deogarh district, sources said. This will be the seventh UMPP...

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...