The environment ministry has turned down the power ministry’s proposal of letting the regional officials grant forest clearances (FCs) for hydro projects that have an area up to 40 hectares.
India is in electrification overdrive, with about 30,000 new electricity connections being granted every week. The Union power ministry is mapping the progress live on a website and is also measuring changes in lifestyle in the recently electrified villages
The government of India has installed has taken India’s solar power generation capacity to another level by installing country’s largest Solar PV Plant installed in Kayamkulam, Kerala.
5,150 villages still under dark; PM Modi’s dream project of electrifying all villages to miss May deadline
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project of electrifying all villages in the country is going to miss its deadline of May 2017 as most states have failed to put up efforts towards last mile connectivity.
The domestic power industry lobby has once again raised concerns over the use of Chinese gear in the Indian powergrid projects and electrical power systems.
The government is unlikely to extend the subsidy support scheme for stranded and under-utilised gas-based power stations.
There appear to be sunny days ahead for India’s largest power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) which has been struggling with a broader slowdown in new orders for long.
The Pakistan Government has announced that it had entered into a 10-year contract with a Chinese firm for operation and maintenance of the controversial Nandipur power project
The sluggish growth in coal production in this financial year masks the robust growth in power generation as record-high inventory of coal at power stations at the beginning of this fiscal year
The Union power ministry has told the influential goods and services tax (GST) Council chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley that implementing GST in its current form could push up power generation cost, especially of renewable energy, which will further dent the ability of debt-ridden distribution companies to serve electricity unless specific relief measures are built in.