The more than a decade old group captive model is attracting attention as power producers in the country continue to struggle with idle capacities, lack of long-term power purchase agreements (PPA)
The government’s top brass, led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will brainstorm on Thursday on how best it can push large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in the country, ahead of the rollout of FAME India.
Hoping for rapprochement after a year of terror attacks and acrimony, India and Pakistan may convene a meeting of Permanent Indus Commission during the coming months after such talks under Indus Water Treaty
According to the latest assessment by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), India’s total power capacity is pegged at over 300,000 Megawatt
NTPC mainly produces power from coal but also has hydro, solar and wind power projects. Adding coal production in its business, it has successfully become an integrated energy company with interests diversified across the fuel value chain and in line with global standards.
India’s largest thermal power generation company, NTPC Limited is now an integrated power and coal producing firm. NTPC on Thursday flagged off the first consignment of coal from its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand to the company’s Barh power project in Bihar. The Pakri Barwadih coal mine has estimated mining capacity of 15 Million Tons Per Annum (MTPA) and has been allotted to NTPC as basket mine to meet the fuel shortfall of its 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.
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.
union Power Minister Piyush Goyal alleged that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had distributed power connections in Uttar Pradesh on the basis of religion giving preference to Muslims over Hindus.
The second 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant is expected to start commercial operations this fiscal, government said on Wednesday.
The remaining villages (3968- 70%) are now mainly in 4 states including Arunachal Pradesh (1229); Assam (972); Jharkhand (892) and Odisha (875)).
In line with its transparent style of functioning, the ministry of power’s GARV App has made it possible for anyone to check the state by state status of the village electrification process in India. Available data shows that out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, more than 12,000 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.