CIL identifies block for coal-to-liquid foray

State-owned Coal India has identified Deocha-Pachami block at Bankura district in West Bengal for its proposed foray into coal-to-liquid (CTL) project. “We had pinpointed the block for CTL project”, Coal India chairman Partha Bhattacharya...

J&K govt to install 7 lakh electricity meters

The Jammu and Kashmir government has embarked on a massive drive to install more than seven lakh electricity meters in cities, towns and villages of the state over the next three years to check...

Reliance Power gets approval for Mega Power project

Reliance Power, India’s leading private sector power generation company, on Thursday announced that its Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (SUMPP) in Madhya Pradesh has been registered with Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM-EB) of United Nations...

MSETCL to double transmission capacity

To deal with the future power-loading the metropolis, state-run Maharashtra State ElectricityTransmission Company (MSETCL) plans to nearly double itstransmission capacity from the existing 220-kv, a top company official today said. “With the entry of new...

PM for early resolution of ”no-go” mining rows

Concerned over coal shortages faced by the power sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is believed to have asked the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to revisit the policy of ”no-go” mining areas. “Prime...

Khurana appointed APP director general

An IAS officer of 1976 batch of UP cadre, Khurana was former Additional Secretary for Power to the Government of India. A veteran in the power sector, Khurana brings with him his long experience...

ADB to invest USD 242 million in power sector

The Asian Development Bank has signed an agreement to invest USD 242 million in improving power distribution system in Pakistan. The investment is part of USD 810 million Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program approved...

Power dept eyes loan from World Bank

Buoyed by Asian Development Bank’s second tranche of $ 200 million to revamp the power scenario in the state, the power department has started negotiating with World Bank for more financial assistance. “Negotiations with...

CIL asked to relax bank guarantee clauses for import

Global coal miners have suggested amendments — especially with regard to the bank guarantee clauses — in the tender documents for participation in the 10-year thermal coal off-take (import) programme of Coal India Ltd...