Assam edge in power tussle

Assam may have gained an edge over Arunachal Pradesh in a battle over hydel schemes that mirrors the Orissa-Andhra Pradesh tussle relating to the Polavaram dam project. Itanagar is pushing for some 85 hydro-power...

Carbon Credit

Carbon Credit is permit that allows the holder to emit one ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent. Credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced their green house gases below their emission quota. Carbon credits...

UK says India carbon tie could help global deal

Bilateral agreements to develop clean technology and unlock private sector finance could help fill the gap in the absence of an international climate change pact, Britain’s climate and energy minister said on Monday. With...

Orissa Power embarks on Rs.10,000 crore expansion plan

Orissa Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC) has floated a global tender for expansion of its coal-fired power plant in the state, a company official said Thursday. The company, a jointventure between the Orissa government and...

HCL Tech signs $100-mn deal for smart grid solutions

Delhi-based information technology (IT) services company HCL Technologies has signed its first $100-million contract in the country for implementing smart grid solutions in the power sector. Smart grids are a part of the company’s...

Mining groups involvement in power generation

Mining groups are increasingly moving into the power sector, with some forced to build their own electricity plants for mining operations while others have created own power units that behave like utilities. A selection...

New ‘P’ visa for experts in power, steel sectors

The government has introduced a separate visa regime — called `P’ (Project) Visa — within the employment visa for foreign nationals coming to India for “execution of projects in the power and steel sectors“. The...

Bharat Forge remoulds

The world’s second-largest forging company is recasting its business to tap opportunities in the fast-growing power and infrastructure sectors Bharat Forge and Alstom, its Paris-based partner, recently edged out local heavyweight Bharat Heavy Electricals...

After aluminium, Nalco wants to make waves in power

State-owned National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has chalked out plans to enter the power business through the special purpose vehicle (SPV) route. The company plans to produce over 2000 MW by 2016. Once equity investment in...

Franchisee model has a long way to go

The franchisee system in power distribution has not taken off despite provision for central financial assistance. Out of 1,61,373 villages where Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) funds have been utilised, only 42% villages...

Power Project Developers Rush to Join Queue for Gas

120 thermal projects waiting for gas linkages. With recent gas finds boosting future supply prospects, natural gas is back in vogue as feedstock for new power projects. At last count, developers of 120 thermal...