Subdued demand coupled with surplus electricity availability has slowed down the addition of new capacity for generating power from conventional sources of energy such as coal and gas.
Former chairman of Power Finance Corp MK Goel has been appointed as chairperson of Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Goa and Union Territories.
India’s largest generation utility NTPC is planning to expand into cement manufacturing with the twin objectives of utilising fly ash from its power stations and create captive demand for electricity.
Fancy a truckload of the world’s biggest coal miner? New Delhi is planning to sell a 10% stake in Coal India Ltd. Such a deal could be worth about Rs19,700 crore
NTR has acquired the 25MW Castlecraig wind farm in Northern Ireland from RES for its NTR Wind 1 fund.
Coal as a fuel for power generation is as important as renewable sources as it is essential to maintain the country’s base load, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal today said.
The government will soon standardise ways to foolproof the power sector of data manipulation by states.
Power Grid Corporation will invest close to R1 lakh crore in transmission sector projects in five years to 2024, which is likely to shoot up if the government approves the electricity storage projects in the coming years
Status of Rural Electrification, Over 12000 Out of 18452 Villages In Rural India Stand Electrified
According to official figures, nearly one third of villages are left (5665) of the total 18452 villages. Time left is nearly 460 days. So 2/3rd of the villages remains to be electrified in nearly 460 days.
The pace of rural electrification in India continued unabated and out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, as many as 12,033 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.
The government’s move to rationalize linkages for coal-fuelled power projects and a fall in imports may further exacerbate Indian Railways’ declining freight revenues.