Power crisis: 60,000-MW plans run on empty

Across the power sector, alarm bells are ringing, threatening to short-circuit the already unravelling growth story. Manufacturing has pulled down to its lowest in three years, export growth is petering out, while rising input...

GMR Plans Loans for Power Projects

India’s GMR Infrastructure Ltd. plans to secure about 30 billion rupees in loans from domestic banks by the end of the financial year beginning April 1, Chief Financial Officer A. Subba Rao said. He...

CIAL may invest in wind mill, solar energy sectors

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is planning to make forays into renewable energy sector with part of the funds it intends to mobilize through its ensuing public issue. “Renewable energy is definitely one area...

NPC pursues capacity addition plans

State-run Nuclear Power Corporation is pursuing plant development work in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Harayana despite opposition to nuclear power generation. These projects are based on procurement of nuclear reactors, especially...

Power scenario to improve

Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) chairman, SN Verma on Monday said that the power scenario is set to improve further with the new agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for setting...

Mundra world’s largest coal-fired pvt power plant

Adani Power synchronized the fifth unit of the Mundra power plant this week, taking its total generating capacity to 4,620MW, making it the world’s largest single-location coal-fired plant in the private sector. China, Poland...

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...