India to start power trade with Sri Lanka by 2014

The two countries are likely to sign an MoU for a Rs 2,500-crore (Rs 25 billion) project. The government’s initiative to have trading of electricity with Sri Lanka is likely to bear fruit by mid-2014,...

Uttar Pradesh govt approves thermal power plant in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh government today gave its nod for setting-up a 2000 megawatt thermal power plant in Ghatampur in Kanpur under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) formula with Public sector unit — Nevyeli Lignite Corporation Limited. The state cabinet...

BHEL, GE India in JV for water treatment solutions

State-owned power equipment maker BHEL today said it would join hands with GE India Industrial Private Limited for manufacturing water treatment equipments. “BHEL and GE India Industrial Private Limited (GEIIPL), a 100 per cent...

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...