60,000 Punjab power sector staffers on strike

Nearly 60,000 employees of Punjab’s power sector went on a two-day strike Wednesday after their talks with the state’s power corporations regarding pay and other benefits failed. President of the Joint Forum of Power...

Ahluwalia Panel proposes UID-linked direct subsidy

The central government is planning a complete overhaul of the way the power sector is financed and subsidies are delivered, attempting to address a funding shortfall delaying the construction of electricity projects and worsening...

BHEL to set up power plant in city

Delhi: Public sector engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will set up a 750 mw gas based power plant in the national capital. A meeting of Delhi Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Sheila...

Approval for 77.8 MW solar PV projects under phase 1

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) has shortlisted and given a go ahead to selected independent power producers (IPPs) for implementation of 77.8 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under the first phase of...

House panel pulls up ministry on power fund

A parliamentary panel has pulled up the power ministry for failing to get the National Electricity Fund (NEF) — a critical funding intervention for distribution projects — operational, especially when power distribution is proving...

Russian co eyes Indian vendors for N-power ventures

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, has started the process of shortlisting three-four Indian equipment vendors for future nuclear power projects being jointly planned in India. The focus is on moving to a serial...

Govt hikes natural gas price by 10%

The government has approved a 10 per cent hike in price of natural gas that state-owned firms like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation sell to consumers in non-priority sectors such as steel and petrochemicals....

RPower to double capacity of Rosa plant to 2,400 mw

In an interesting development in Uttar Pradesh’s power sector, the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company, Reliance Power, has decided to enhance the capacity of its Rosa Thermal power plant in Shahjehanpur from the present...

Bilateral agreements on power signed with 4 countries

The Government today informed the Rajya Sabha that the country had signed bilateral agreements with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Canada for cooperation in power sector during 2009-2011, but said no power project was set up...

FDI in renewable energy growing rapidly: govt

The government today said Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in renewable energy sector has shown an upward trend and investment in the sector in 2009-10 has been very attractive. “The FDI in renewable sector has...

Jaitapur N-power unit gets green nod

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has given environment clearance to the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project slated to come up in Madban village (Ratnagiri district) along the Konkan coast. This is the second major...