TN seeks PM’s intervention for additional power

Faced with acute power shortage in the State, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention for allocating 1,000 MW of additional power to tide over the crisis....

CESC hikes power tariffs by 13%

West Bengal State Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBSERC) allowed the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group flagship, CESC Ltd, to enhance electricity tariff in Kolkata by 69 paise unit (over 13 per cent) to Rs 5.88 a unit...

Gamesa Wind Turbines plans third unit

Wind power technology major Gamesa is in the process of setting up a third plant, which will manufacture nacelles at Mamandur, near Chennai. The plant will be ready for production by June this year,...

Smart Grid Imperatives and Initiatives in India

By Ritika Agrawal and Rajabahadur V. Arcot India’s energy sector has multiple challenges to overcome – meeting the growing energy demand, ensuring consumer satisfaction, and adhering to environmental norms.  In addition, if India wants...

Union Budget 2012: Power sector’s wishlist

It used to be the darling of the Indian economy. But with tough times, the Indian power sector no longer electrifies investors. No wonder then that the industry’s Budget wishlist theme is a serious...

Power situation grim, says government

The state government acknowledged that the power situation in the state was grim due to the continuous dry-spell and also because of severe shortage of gas. Information Technology minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, who made a...

Government to provide financial aid to TANGEDCO

Conscious of the precarious financial health of the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), the State government has decided to facilitate provision of Rs.10,000 crore to the power utility either in the form...

Power ministry plans 8 smart grid pilots

The Ministry of Power has said that it is finalising eight smart grid pilots worth Rs 500 crore with a focus on building a distribution business that is smart grid compatible and connects the...

Germany charges ahead in solar power

The Suryashtakam is an eight-verse Octet, extolling Surya or the Sun God. While Indians chant the mantra, Germans are building solar panels on their rooftops, dominating the world stage as the leader in solar technology and,...

AP power purchase proposal creates furore in Assembly

The Andhra Pradesh Government statement on power sector issues and plans to make long-term arrangements for purchase through bidding route resulted in a furore in the State Legislative Assembly with the Opposition faulting the...

Retail cap in REC issue raised to Rs 5 lakh

Retail cap in REC issue raised to Rs 5 lakh. “We don’t know the reason for the change. The government is not obliged to give any,” said Hitesh Shah of AK Capital, one of...