Helpline to promote solar water heaters launched

The ministry of new and renewable energy has started a voice-activated national helpline to raise awareness about solar water heaters, the technology used and answer questions from consumers. The initiative is part of the...

Himalayas: Best place to harness solar power

Bangalore: Researchers in Japan claim the Himalayas have a large potential of photovoltaic (PV) electric power generation from sunlight that can supply energy to India and China. They suggest these mountains could be more...

CERC may impose penalty on states for overdrawing power

he Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to crack the whip on states overdrawing power much beyond approval. It may slap penalty on Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan which heavily overdrew electricity from...

Day ahead market rate of electricity touches INR 12 per Unit

Indianpowersector.com: The day ahead market clearance rate is decided INR 12 per unit for peak evening hours of October 15th, 2011in southern region and INR 9 per unit in NEW grid. This is despite of several “emergency steps” taken by...

PGCIL plans foray into overseas power generation biz

Hyderabad: As part of its diversification plans, state-run power transmission utility Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd (PGCIL) plans to enter the power generation sector overseas.       “In India, we can’t get...

Coal India to divert e-quota

Indiapowersector.com: After Ministry of Power increased the number of wagon of coal for the power plants , CIL has also come forward with its temporary arrangements. The actual long term solution is still neglected....

Bhel eyes power projects worth $1.5 bn in Africa

Indianpowersector.com: In a foray to establish itself as a global player the BHEL is looking forward for developing overseas projects. However, BHEL should also improve its production capacity and price competitive technology if it...

Power situation likely to improve

hings are going to get better on Delhi’s power front in the upcoming days. On Thursday, the grid frequency improved after the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) pulled up Uttar Pradesh and other northern...

Regulator convenes hearing to ensure grid discipline

Source BS: Amidst the severe power crisis across the country, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to exercise powers vested in it under the Electricity Act, 2003 to regulate inter-state transmission and...