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  • Coal grade slippage: Govt panel to meet by month-end Mar 10, 2016 07:46 AM IST

    Coal grade slippage: Govt panel to meet by month-end

    The committee formed almost a year back is co-chaired by Joint Secretaries of both Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Power, an official said.

  • UK gas and electricity supplier Npower to cut 2,400 jobs Mar 08, 2016 06:37 PM IST

    UK gas and electricity supplier Npower to cut 2,400 jobs

    Npower has seen its share of Britain's competitive domestic energy market crumble amid rising customer dissatisfaction.

  • Core sectors growth up 2.9% in January Feb 29, 2016 06:02 PM IST

    Core sectors growth up 2.9% in January

    The eight core industries - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity - comprising nearly 38 percent of India's total industrial production had grown at 2.3 percent in January last year.

  • Macro Eco Survey 2016: Undeserving people mooching off needy when it comes to subsidies Feb 26, 2016 01:46 PM IST

    Macro Eco Survey 2016: Undeserving people mooching off needy when it comes to subsidies

    The central and state governments subsidise a wide range of products — including rice, wheat, pulses, sugar, kerosene, LPG, naphtha, water, electricity, fertiliser, iron ore, railways, among others — in order to make these affordable.

  • Macro Economic Survey 2016: Allow big power consumers to buy electricity from open market Feb 26, 2016 01:27 PM IST

    Macro Economic Survey 2016: Allow big power consumers to buy electricity from open market

    "The power generation capacity has increased while the financial ability of discoms to purchase electricity has diminished,” the Survey said, adding that the time was now ripe to allow industries with higher power demands to absorb excess generation capacity through "Open Access".

  • Neyveli Lignite Corp bags coal blocks in Odisha Feb 23, 2016 08:10 AM IST

    Neyveli Lignite Corp bags coal blocks in Odisha

    "The government has decided to allot Talabira-II and -III coal blocks in Odisha to Neyveli Lignite Corporation," an official said.

  • Nepal declares energy emergency; to import 50% power from India Feb 19, 2016 06:42 PM IST

    Nepal declares energy emergency; to import 50% power from India

    Power-starved Nepal has declared an "energy emergency" to tide over the acute electricity shortage and unveiled plans to address the energy crisis within two years by importing 50 per cent of its requirements from India.

  • Power import from Nepal, Bhutan exempted from customs duty Feb 18, 2016 09:32 AM IST

    Power import from Nepal, Bhutan exempted from customs duty

    India presently imports 1.5 Gigawatt (GW) of hydropower from Bhutan. This is projected to rise to 8 GW by 2022 and imports from Nepal too may start.

  • Power tariff for those consuming over 300 units may rise in Maha Feb 11, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    Power tariff for those consuming over 300 units may rise in Maha

    Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that considering the growing demand for power and ensuring uninterrupted power supply the state government is planning to construct two thermal-based at Dahanu in Thane district.

  • NHPC Q3 net seen up 53%, margins may grow 53%: Poll Feb 10, 2016 11:58 AM IST

    NHPC Q3 net seen up 53%, margins may grow 53%: Poll

    During the quarter, EBITDA may grow 24 percent at Rs 705 crore versus Rs 571 crore while margin may stand at 51.6 percent versus 48.51 percent.

  • Maha govt to unveil Off Grid policy, big push to solar energy Jan 21, 2016 10:47 AM IST

    Maha govt to unveil Off Grid policy, big push to solar energy

    Elaborating on the policy, Minister for Energy and Renewable Energy Chandrashekhar Bawankule said, "Government wants to promote power generation through solar panels on roof tops of educational campuses and government buildings as well as cooperative societies and private buildings."

  • 3 crore energy-efficient pumps required in agri-sector: Goyal Jan 18, 2016 08:28 PM IST

    3 crore energy-efficient pumps required in agri-sector: Goyal

    As many as two crore pumps required to be replaced, while another one crore diesel generators pumps need to be changed with energy-efficient ones.

  • Rahul's padyatra over power tariff hike evokes good response Jan 16, 2016 03:16 PM IST

    Rahul's padyatra over power tariff hike evokes good response

    Before his march, Rahul interacted with the management students of a business school in Vile Parle, where he spoke on issues like the GST Bill and the Modi government's response to the Pathankot terror attacks.

  • Hello GST: Power companies' costs likely to rise, says EY Jan 14, 2016 05:15 PM IST

    Hello GST: Power companies' costs likely to rise, says EY

    In an exclusive Hello GST series with CNBC-TV18's Menaka Doshi, Harishanker Subramaniam, Indirect Tax Leader EY, shares his views on the Goods and Services tax (GST) Bill and how it will pan out for the power sector.

  • CERC approves Sasan UMPP's petition on electricity prices, cess Jan 11, 2016 10:16 AM IST

    CERC approves Sasan UMPP's petition on electricity prices, cess

    CNBC-TV18‘s Anshu Sharma reports that CERC has provided a mechanism to enable future pass-through on monthly basis, which provides annual compensation of over Rs 300 crore for 25 years PPA term.

  • Renewables in limelight in 2015;Discoms debt remain a worry Dec 28, 2015 12:31 PM IST

    Renewables in limelight in 2015;Discoms debt remain a worry

    Revival of electricity distribution companies or discoms holds the key to bring back the power sector back on track and to ensure optimum utilisation of the installed capacities of electricity generators particularly thermal projects.

  • Govt's UDAY scheme most comprehensive one so far: Apar Ind Dec 08, 2015 10:45 AM IST

    Govt's UDAY scheme most comprehensive one so far: Apar Ind

    Kushal Desai, MD of Apar Industries says that demand is picking-up in the power sector slowly.

  • FY16 Q2 GDP, GVA expected at 7.5%; agri may see slowdown Nov 30, 2015 08:37 AM IST

    FY16 Q2 GDP, GVA expected at 7.5%; agri may see slowdown

    In terms of sectors, agriculture is expected to see a slowdown on a QoQ basis possibly because of the lesser or deficit monsoon. It is hence expected to come in at around 1.1% and the range is anywhere between 0.5% and 2% this time.

  • SEBs package good; have no troubled assets to discoms: SBI Nov 06, 2015 08:07 PM IST

    SEBs package good; have no troubled assets to discoms: SBI

    "We believe the package will bring about a lasting solution to the problems in the SEBs because at the end of the day discoms' debt will get added to the state debt, which is important. We are looking at more permanent solutions to the issues in the power sector," Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of SBI said.

  • Discoms' interest cost to fall by 4% per year: Power Secy Nov 06, 2015 11:42 AM IST

    Discoms' interest cost to fall by 4% per year: Power Secy

    The government's bailout plan includes the clause that banks will not be allowed to lend any more money to finance the discoms' losses. This, Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Pujari, says is a big positive.

  • Haryana discom debt to lower by Rs 700cr: Addl Secy Power Nov 06, 2015 09:11 AM IST

    Haryana discom debt to lower by Rs 700cr: Addl Secy Power

    Under the power bailout plan, or Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) as the government has named the package, the state governments will have to take over 75 percent of the discoms' debt.

  • Industrial growth need of hour, says Bihar's biz community Nov 04, 2015 03:50 PM IST

    Industrial growth need of hour, says Bihar's biz community

    While roads and electricity availability have improved, the lack of industrial growth remains a sore spot. Investment flow into Bihar has been a meager Rs 10,000 crore over the last decade.

  • September core sector up 3.2% YoY vs 2.6% in August Nov 02, 2015 05:19 PM IST

    September core sector up 3.2% YoY vs 2.6% in August

    Growth in output of the country's eight "core" sectors grew 3.2 percent year-on-year in September, compared to 2.6 percent in August, as high growth in electricity and fertilizers was offset by slow growth in every other sector.

  • India moving to centre stage of global energy system: IEA Oct 26, 2015 11:38 AM IST

    India moving to centre stage of global energy system: IEA

    International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said the organisation would like to see India and China join the grouping during its meet in Paris on November 17-18.

  • Is Re 1/call compensation best way to nip call drop menace? Oct 19, 2015 11:34 AM IST

    Is Re 1/call compensation best way to nip call drop menace?

    According to the new rules imposed by Trai, telecom operators will have to compensate its users by paying Re 1 for every call dropped from January 1, 2016, and limit it to a maximum of three calls dropped per day

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