New Mines Bill provides for profit sharing

Source: BL Benefit-sharing with project-affected communities may soon become a reality in the Indian mining industry. A new Mines Bill that provides for profit and royalty sharing by mining companies with project-affected people was...

Solar power policy will not hit foreign investment

Source: BL The United States has raised concerns about the provisions on domestic content in the policy guidelines for selection of grid-connected solar power projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Minister...

Power trading triples in 3 yrs: K C Venugopal

Source:ET Volume of power trading in the country tripled to 10.25 billion units during 2008-09 and 2010-11. About 3.31 billion units of electricity was traded during 2008-09, minister of state for power K C...

Bulk users to buy power only from free mkt

In a move that would provide a big boost to the dormant electricity trading business, the Centre has made it mandatory for bulk consumers (1 MW and above) to source power from the free...

Profitable Discoms Power Gujarat Ahead

At a time when most parts of the country are facing power shortages and debt-laden state electricity boards and distribution companies (discoms) are seeking another bailout from the Centre, power sector entities in Gujarat...

Tapping Biomass

  Facing mounting international pressure to cut emissions, India has expedited its efforts to harness renewable energy resources. After launching an ambitious programme for capacity addition in solar power generation, the government is preparing...

Engineers allege sub-optimal running of UP power plants

All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has alleged Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) was running Anpara thermal power plants at sub-optimal level to help some private power producers in the state.The federation has written to...