Tag: power

TN govt announces measures to strengthen power infrastructure


In a bid to effectively generate, handle and distribute electricity, the Tamil Nadu government today announced a slew of measures in the Assembly to strengthen power infrastructure in the state. Electricity Minister, Natham R Viswanathan said the Generator Protection System installed in the fourth unit in Tuticorin Thermal Power Plant would be replaced with latest… Read More ›

Vijay Kelkar wants existing regime for oil contracts


Kelkar said the committee had requested AOGO to provide data and analysis of issues that affect the sector. These were included in its interim report, which was submitted to the government in January.   NEW DELHI: Vijay Kelkar, chairman of the expert panel on energy security, has stuck to his position that the existing regime for… Read More ›

Many electricity regulatory bodies headless


Regulatory commissions in most states are either headless or have not appointed an expert member, leaving them overworked.  NEW DELHI: Power firms have a new regulatory hurdle. Regulatory commissions in most states are either headless or have not appointed an expert member, leaving them overworked, while power producers unable to get quick orders on tariffs… Read More ›

DVC seeks law tweak, may split power business from other activities


The DVC Act stipulates that the company will undertake flood-control, aid irrigation and help supply water for industrial and domestic use.  KOLKATA: State-run power producer Damodar Valley Corporation does not have the means to undertake operations it was mandated to carry out, according to its acting chairman Arup Roy Choudhury. The company is now seeking… Read More ›

CERC’s brave steps mean well for the power sector


CERC needs to be complemented for taking away the carrot when none was needed by the sector Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) recent regulation on electricity tariff underscores the strides taken by the power sector over the years. Apart from fixing the manner in which tariff will be calculated over the next five years, CERC’s regulation demonstrates… Read More ›

India approves Rs 1,765 crore for hydropower project in Bhutan


PM Manmohan Singh conveyed this to his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay when they met yesterday on the sidelines of the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit.  THIMPU: India has approved Rs 1,765 crore as the interim cost escalation for Bhutan’s Punatshangchu I hydropower project.  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed this to his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay when they… Read More ›

Seminar on Taiwan nonwoven technology & fabrics in Mumbai


Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (TNFIA) in association with Technicaltextile.net is jointly organizing a seminar on “Taiwanese Nonwoven Technologies” at Mumbai on March 21, 2014. The objective behind the seminar is to showcase Taiwanese nonwoven technologies to Indian entrepreneurs as well as those who already present in the sector. The seminar will present the latest… Read More ›

Power Grid Board approves plans to invest Rs 575 crore


The remaining amount may come from internal accruals. Power Grid shares traded at Rs 94.05, down 0.58 per cent, on the BSE.  NEW DELHI: Central transmission utility Power Grid CorporationBSE 0.79 % today announced investments of over Rs 575 crore for two projects. “Board of directors of the company have approved the investment approval for… Read More ›

Digvijaya Singh seeks Rs 5k crore for hydro power project in Madhya Pradesh


Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has sought a special package from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to revive a stalled Rs 5,000-crore private sector hydro-electricity project, launched during his tenure as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in the early 1990s. Blaming the environment ministry and state-run financierPower Finance Corporation for the problems plaguing Shree Maheshwar hydel power project, Singh has told the prime minister… Read More ›

Why the new coal auction policy will fail


With the Coalgate scam behind it, the government is now all set to allot coal mines under the new auction policy adopted last year. The government hopes the move will root out political favouritism in coal block allotment, help improve domestic coal output, and decrease the cost of power. But the new policy is likely… Read More ›