CIL operating 239 mines sans green nod: CAG

State-run Coal India (CIL) is running 239 mines in its seven coal producing subsidiaries without environment clearances, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said today. “In all, 239 mines in seven coal producing subsidiaries,...

Inkjet Printing to Create Solar Devices

Engineers at Oregon State University, Australia have discovered a way to create solar devices with inkjet printing. This approach would dramatically reduce waste material by 90%. More importantly, the “hit print” manufacturing method will...

IT in Power Sector

Information Technology (IT) has the potential to contribute significantly in the power reforms process, particularly in the areas of business process automation, revenue and commercial management, distribution system automation, consumer relationship management (CRM) and...

Stakeholders to challenge tariff hike

NEW DELHI: As discoms continue to demand steep tariff hikes, power sector experts say the only way to improve performance is to introduce competition in the power sector. Though this was pivotal to the...

PFC FPO subscribed 4.32 times

The follow-on public offering (FPO) of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) was subscribed 4.32 times shares offered till 6 pm on Friday, the last day of bidding for the issue. Final subscription numbers for...

Private firms move CERC against NTPC’s power-buy deals

Private power developers, including Tata Power, Reliance Power, Essar, GMR and Jindal Power, have jointly moved the electricity regulator against state-owned NTPC Ltd. The private players have alleged that the haste shown by NTPC...

Jaitapur plant, a ‘dangerous version of Dhabol’

NEW DELHI: The All India Power Engineers’ Federation (AIPEF) and the National Confederation of Officers’ Associations of Central Public Sector Undertakings (NCOA) have come out strongly against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant. Terming...