Quake disrupts power supply in northern Bengal

Kolkata: Power supply was disrupted in parts of northern West Bengal after the quake epicentred near the Nepal-Sikkim border struck the region on Sunday evening, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, adding damage, if any,...

BGR bags Rs.3,600 cr NTPC contract

BGR Energy Systems emerged as the lowest bidder for supplying for all nine units of 800 MW steam turbine generator systems to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), according to B. G. Raghupathy, Chairman and...

Energy conservation: Teri signs MoU with HUDCO

PUNE: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) signed on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Housing And Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) to encourage energy conservation in cities and urban areas . Energy conservation is...

Centre to devise new formula for royalty on coal

Faced with a demand from major coal producing States such as Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Centre is considering royalty on ad-valorem basis. A study group, set up by the Ministry of...

Tata BP Solar to expand in domestic market

Bangalore: Tata BP Solar is turning its attention to the domestic market, encouraged by India’s solar mission and because of slowing exports. The Bangalore-based company earned about 70% of its revenue of Rs. 1,000 crore in...

Haryana announces energy conservation award scheme

GURGAON: The state government’s green energy wing, the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA,) has announced this year’s energy conservation award scheme – under which commercial and industrial institutes that have successfully managed to make efficient...

Stalemate over Nabinagar power plant continues

PATNA: The stalemate over the construction of 3×660 MW Nabinagar thermal power plant in Aurangabad seems to have no end. The work on the proposed power plant was again stopped on Friday due to differences over...

State stares at 200-cr loss in solar energy

KOLKATA: West Bengal has already lost Rs 200-crore investment in solar energy sector since the cost for solar energy units here is higher than states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan, where solar radiation is...