GVFL to float 1K-cr Indo-China fund

AHMEDABAD: State-controlled Gujarat Venture Finance Limited (GVFL) will launch a Rs 1,000-crore green energy fund to attract Chinese companies, a move aimed at strengthening the trade ties between the two regions. H C Pattnaik, executive director,...

FDI proposal in power exchange ignites debate

A private equity fund, based in Mauritius and promoted by an Indian, has shown interest in investing in a power exchange in India, sparking off a debate on whether the government needs to clarify...

Make GI, not GDP, the measure of growth

All over the world, public policies on energy are still heavily biased towards conventional energy sources. The reasons have understandably to do with many years of familiarity with conventional energy-oriented technologies, machinery and equipment,...

China says India may start probe into solar imports

India may launch an anti-dumping probe into imports of Chinese solar products within a month, China’s commerce ministry said, but a top Indian renewable energy official denied on Tuesday that any such plan was...

Shan Solar puts Rs 720-cr cell project on hold

In view of the global glut, Shan Solar has decided to shelve its Rs 720 crore project for manufacturing polysilicon cells. The project was to come up near Shan Solar’s module-making plant in the...

Wipro: IT Outsourcing Meets the Smart Grid

India’s IT outsourcing giant is getting into smart grid and green power in a big way, both abroad and at home. There’s a pretty short list of IT services giants that are making a...

UP to launch solid waste management in 23 cities

Uttar Pradesh government has planned to launch solid waste management projects under public private partnership (PPP) mode in about 23 urban centres by the end of this financial year. These projects would not only...

ENERGY SECTOR: ELECTRICITY

Source power-eng:  Project Developments Azure Power has chalked out an investment plan for expansion across India. The company will be investing Rs.1,000 crore for the expansion plan which includes capacity addition of about 110...

PPP model in power distribution opposed

Source: The Hindu Maharashtra says it could go against existing franchisee norms Power distribution utilities of three States including Maharashtra have objected to the proposed suggestions by a sub-group of the Task Force on...