Power sector in the North Eastern Region

Shillong : The North Eastern Council and the Power Grid Corporation of India have jointly funded preparation of DPRs for transmission, sub-transmission and distribution network of power in the North Eastern Region at a cost of...

Adani group announces Rs 80K cr investment in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR : Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani on Wednesday announced Rs 80,000 crore investment in ports and power sector and infrastrucutre in Gujarat, during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011 held at Mahatama Mandir here. “On...

Solar energy players must be unified, says expert

Ahmedabad : With the solar energy sector picking up rapidly and many parties joining it, there is need to bring all solar energy players under one umbrella to achieve a common goal, a leading expert said...

Anil commits Rs 50k cr investment in Gujarat

Anil Ambani today said his Reliance Group will invest Rs 50,000 crore in Gujarat in the next 5-7 years on various projects as the firm looks to tap opportunities in the state. “We are...

L&T MHI JV inaugurates Surat plant

Hazira: In a major milestone for power plant manufacture in India, a joint venture of Larsen and Toubro (L and T) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) inaugurated the country’s first private sector facilities for the manufacture...

Bengal plans to plug power theft in real time

West Bengal hopes to be the country’s first State to have smart-grid technology in place to pinpoint theft of power or unauthorised consumption on a real-time basis. According to the State Power Secretary, Mr...

23 hydro projects to come up in Ladakh: Farooq

As many as 23 mini hydro-power projects are coming in Ladakh region, particularly seven such projects in strategic Siachen sector, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said here today. “Under the centrally scheme ? Ladakh Renewal...

Maharashtra- Industries spar over power surcharge

Industrialists and farmers are at loggerheads over Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC’s) proposal to levy fuel surcharge on a proportional basis. Presently, the surcharge is leveled flatly, which means that all category of consumers,...

Mixed bag for utility sector in 3rd quarter

Given continued sluggish demand growth of 3.8% YoY in Q3FY11, power deficit in India dropped to 7.2% from 9.6% in Q3FY10. This impacted merchant realisation — merchant rates are hovering at Rs 4/KwHr. Further,...

Bombay HC slams govt in CERC vs FMC regulator spat

Regulatory spats just never cease. And, on 07-01-2011, the one between the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) led to embarrassment for the Government of India. The Bombay High...

NTPC eyes Maldives for solar power projects

NTPC is drawing up plans to increase its footprints overseas. Seeking to expand its presence in the clean energy sector, it is eyeing Maldives for establishing solar power projects. NTPC is conducting a feasibility...

Seeks duty on Chinese import

Bhel has asked the government to ensure level-playing filed vis a vis Chinese players by imposing import duty on the equipment to ensure equality among all players in the power sector. Admitting competition emerging...