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  • Railways aim to save Rs 41K-cr on energy consumption expenses Mar 25, 2017 05:46 PM IST

    Railways aim to save Rs 41K-cr on energy consumption expenses

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes.

  • Bihar power tariff to be raised by 55% Mar 24, 2017 08:40 PM IST

    Bihar power tariff to be raised by 55%

  • Power Grid: The Technology Frontier! Mar 23, 2017 04:09 PM IST

    Power Grid: The Technology Frontier!

    India's power woes are seemingly un-ending with erratic supply in the cities and gloomy scenario in rural areas. However, things are gradually improving now. The Ministry of Power is fighting this darkness with a renewed vigour and has implemented strategies to provide electricity to remotest parts of India by 2022.

  • India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables Feb 24, 2017 03:36 PM IST

    India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

    India, the world's third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of raising its renewable energy generation to 175 gigawatt by 2022, around five times current usage, to supply power to its 1.3 billion people and fight climate change.

  • India ready to supply more electricity to Nepal Feb 16, 2017 10:12 AM IST

    India ready to supply more electricity to Nepal

    The 4th meetings of the Indo-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on Power Cooperation were held on February 13-14, 2017 in Kathmandu.

  • CESC declares interim dividend of Rs 10/share for FY17 Feb 15, 2017 01:44 PM IST

    CESC declares interim dividend of Rs 10/share for FY17

    CESC Ltd on February 10, 2017, had reported a 4.83 per cent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 152 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2016.

  • CESC Q3 net profit up 4.43% at Rs 152 cr Feb 10, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    CESC Q3 net profit up 4.43% at Rs 152 cr

    "The company has posted a net profit of Rs 152 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 as compared to Rs 145 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015," CESC said in a BSE filing.

  • Power Ministry misses target despite rise in output for Nov-Dec Jan 30, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    Power Ministry misses target despite rise in output for Nov-Dec

    According to the Central Electricity Authority monthly report, total power generation in the country was 95.123 billion units (BUs) in December 2016, which was 6.13 percent higher than 89.625 BUs electricity generation in the corresponding month previous year.

  • Modi govt draws up agenda to get states to ease doing-business Jan 23, 2017 10:09 AM IST

    Modi govt draws up agenda to get states to ease doing-business

    To spruce up India‘s ranking in terms of ease of doing business, the Union Government has put out a 295-point agenda for states, which includes the target to quicken the starting of a company to just six days from an average 26 days now, reports the Financial Express today.

  • Kerala can buy power at low rates if it faces shortage: Goyal Jan 12, 2017 09:52 PM IST

    Kerala can buy power at low rates if it faces shortage: Goyal

    Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said Kerala can buy electricity at lower rates if it faces power shortage.

  • Nepal receives 40 mega watt of electricity from India Jan 02, 2017 01:04 PM IST

    Nepal receives 40 mega watt of electricity from India

    Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Dinesh Kumar Ghimire expressed hope that the country will become free from load-shedding now.

  • Panel mulling direct transfer scheme for power users Dec 29, 2016 11:59 AM IST

    Panel mulling direct transfer scheme for power users

    The consumers might soon get direct subsidy of electricity. An expert panel consisting of officials from the states and power industry are looking into a possibility of this and will submit its report to the power ministry in January.

  • Bring land, realty, power under GST fold, says Subramanian Dec 15, 2016 03:18 PM IST

    Bring land, realty, power under GST fold, says Subramanian

    Subramanian, who for the finance ministry had authored a report on possible tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), suggested that the new indirect tax set-up should be clean with simple low rates and should include land and property as well as electricity.

  • Energy efficiency steps help save 7k MUs of power in 2015-16 Dec 13, 2016 03:38 PM IST

    Energy efficiency steps help save 7k MUs of power in 2015-16

    In a bid to promote energy efficiency, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will present National Energy Conservation Awards 2016 tomorrow after inaugurating the National Energy Conservation Day, read a ministry statement. Goyal will also felicitate winners of National Energy Conservation Painting Competition 2016.

  • India-UK experts discuss reforms for ease of doing business Dec 08, 2016 02:16 PM IST

    India-UK experts discuss reforms for ease of doing business

    The conference follows the commitments made by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month.

  • New way to create fuel from water Nov 29, 2016 03:08 PM IST

    New way to create fuel from water

    Just as solar light can generate electricity, the water splitting process could do the same via the generation of clean chemical fuel such as hydrogen, said Huijin Zhao, Director of Griffith University's Centre for Clean Environment and Energy (CCEE) in Australia.

  • Introduce DBT in power distribution sector: Niti Aayog Nov 23, 2016 07:10 PM IST

    Introduce DBT in power distribution sector: Niti Aayog

    It also said that in order to bring efficiency in the power distribution sector, which is largely government owned, it has to be privatised in the long term.

  • 'India should scale up, speed up nuke electricity programme' Nov 01, 2016 02:24 PM IST

    'India should scale up, speed up nuke electricity programme'

    "Currently, India has five reactors under construction with 3,300-MWe capacity. But this is too little for a country with so many people," said Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association.

  • India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs Oct 31, 2016 01:00 PM IST

    India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs

    India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as part of the country's green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said.

  • Schneider to open training centres in 500 districts in India Oct 13, 2016 08:22 AM IST

    Schneider to open training centres in 500 districts in India

    The alliance between Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Education, France, to increase cooperation among entities from both the countries through public-private-partnership (PPP) models is aimed at addressing the huge skilled manpower gap in India's power sector.

  • All villages to be electrified by May 2017: Piyush Goyal Oct 09, 2016 12:46 PM IST

    All villages to be electrified by May 2017: Piyush Goyal

    All the villages in the country would get electricity connection by May 2017, a year before the 1000-day deadline set by the NDA government ends, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said.

  • India's economy lags China due to lack of basic infra: GE Oct 06, 2016 02:33 PM IST

    India's economy lags China due to lack of basic infra: GE

    The Goods and Services Tax will help India progress and increase productivity, says John Rice Vice Chairman, GE Global. He is optimistic about General Electric's business in India. He forecasts a growth of high single to double digits in the India business.

  • PLF of thermal power plants at subdued level: ICRA Oct 05, 2016 07:44 PM IST

    PLF of thermal power plants at subdued level: ICRA

    The average plant load factor of thermal power plants on an all India-basis remained subdued in April-August period due to a host of factors including paying capacity constraints of discoms, ICRA said today.

  • IEX average spot power rate hits 5-month high in September Oct 05, 2016 02:26 PM IST

    IEX average spot power rate hits 5-month high in September

    "The spot price of electricity has been on a slightly higher side in September due to high demand, particularly from industrial units," an IEX official told PTI.

  • Paris climate deal would come into force much earlier: Obama Oct 05, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Paris climate deal would come into force much earlier: Obama

    "So, officially, this agreement will be into force much faster than I think many of us anticipated when we first organised it," Obama said yesterday while participating in a discussion with Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio and Dr Katharine Hayhoe as Part of the White House South Lawn Event.

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