Our cities are extensively illuminated with streetlights at night. Streetlights are an important source of power consumption in cities. It becomes important to then analyze how energy efficient our streetlights are? And if not, is there a way to make our street lighting more sustainable?
ReNew Power, a wind and solar energy producer, has moved the Andhra Pradesh high court, objecting to the disconnection of a part of its capacity in the state. This follows its earlier petition questioning the government’s decision to renegotiate power purchase agreements.
Given its high dependence on imports, India remains vulnerable to volatility in the global crude oil market. The country has tried to spread its risks by diversifying sources of crude oil, but falling domestic production and heavy dependence on imports remain a worry.
NTPC, India’s largest power company, will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint and has decided to invest about Rs 25,000 crore to set up one of the world’s largest solar parks at Kutch in Gujarat.
The US may offer oil and gas to India on concessional terms from its own reserves to help the latter tide over any shortages arising from the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Company, or Aramco, that have caused the biggest-ever disruption in global crude oil supplies.
Power secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Tuesday said there is a need to bring in drastic reforms in the power distribution sector after the failure of the first version of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) and unable to fully address industry woes.
Adani Power on Tuesday said electricity tribunal APTEL has allowed its subsidiary Adani Power Rajasthan to charge a higher cost of coal regarding a 1,200-MW power supply agreement with distribution companies of Rajasthan.
India Ratings & Research expects capacity utilisation to improve as power demand is expected to hover between 6-7% during the remaining part of the fiscal despite general slowdown of demand. However, it has maintained a stable-to-negative outlook on the sector for the remaining part of the current fiscal.
India on Tuesday signed a non-binding cooperation agreement with Russia that reiterated interest of Indian firms in taking stake in oilfields in Far East region of the former Soviet Republic.
The rise in oil prices will increase costs for airlines, but it is too early to assess the impact of sudden increase in prices on airfares, according to industry stakeholders. Crude prices have jumped after drone attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia