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  • Bidding starts for imported LNG subsidy; 16 cos in fray Sep 15, 2015 03:09 PM IST

    Bidding starts for imported LNG subsidy; 16 cos in fray

    For the auction of subsidy support, 16 bidders have been technically qualified, sources said. Power producers bidding for the lowest subsidy support, will get the first right over the fuel.

  • Bidders for Rs 2,600 cr power subsidy to be announced Tues Sep 14, 2015 04:45 PM IST

    Bidders for Rs 2,600 cr power subsidy to be announced Tues

    The names of the qualified bidders on the basis of technical bids will be announced tomorrow, two hours before the auction begins at 11.00 am

  • Modi to meet utilities to fix electricity debt mess Sep 14, 2015 12:48 PM IST

    Modi to meet utilities to fix electricity debt mess

    The government has identified USD 66 billion of troubled debt held by state-run utilities as a major obstacle to efforts to speed up growth in Asia's third-largest economy, hurting both credit growth and industrial performance.

  • See July IIP marginally lower MoM; Aug CPI at 3.5%: ICRA Sep 11, 2015 11:46 AM IST

    See July IIP marginally lower MoM; Aug CPI at 3.5%: ICRA

    Aditi Nayar, senior economist at ICRA, says, high frequency indicators such as auto sales numbers have been mixed. She says coal and electricity, which contribute 15% to IIP, will show a muted trend

  • July IIP expected at 3.4%: Poll Sep 11, 2015 09:00 AM IST

    July IIP expected at 3.4%: Poll

    Consensus is working with 3.41 percent versus 3.8 percent month-on-month. The range again is rather wide — from 3 to 4.2 percent.

  • Auction II on subsidy to gas-based power projs on Sep 15 Sep 05, 2015 11:46 PM IST

    Auction II on subsidy to gas-based power projs on Sep 15

    Power Ministry has invited technical bids to undertake the reverse auction of Power System Development Fund (PSDF) support to eligible gas-based power plants for a period from October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, as per the tender.

  • NTPC sets a record in single-day power generation Aug 28, 2015 01:47 PM IST

    NTPC sets a record in single-day power generation

    The record generation of 733.12 million units from NTPC's 18 coal-based power plants, 7 gas-based units and 8 solar and hydro power stations, was achieved on August 27, the company said in a statement.

  • PM asks officials to address call drop problem urgently Aug 25, 2015 05:51 PM IST

    PM asks officials to address call drop problem urgently

    Reviewing the progress of digital infrastructure, rural infrastructure and connectivity sectors, he also pushed for ensuring the implementation of a proposal to electrify all villages of the country within 1000 days, an announcement he made in his Independence Day address earlier this month.

  • USAID to mobilise $41 mn for clean energy projects in India Aug 19, 2015 04:02 PM IST

    USAID to mobilise $41 mn for clean energy projects in India

    Verma, who is here for India Off-Grid Energy Summit, also launched USD eight million PACESetter Fund which aims to accelerate commercialisation of innovation in off-grid clean energy solutions. The two nations have decided to set up the fund on 50:50 sharing basis.

  • Coal prices fall to 12-yr lows on weak China, India demand Aug 19, 2015 09:26 AM IST

    Coal prices fall to 12-yr lows on weak China, India demand

    Benchmark API2 2016 coal futures last settled at USD 52.85 a tonne, a level not seen since November 2003

  • CIAL set to become first airport operating on solar power Aug 13, 2015 03:58 PM IST

    CIAL set to become first airport operating on solar power

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate CIAL's green initiative--a 12MWp solar power project set up on the premises of the airport on August 18, Airport Managing Director V J Kurien told reporters here.

  • Alstom T&D bags Rs 232 cr orders from Power Grid Aug 04, 2015 04:20 PM IST

    Alstom T&D bags Rs 232 cr orders from Power Grid

    Once commissioned, the substation at Agra will help transmit power from the Lalitpur Thermal Power Plant to meet the growing demand for electricity in the northern region of the country.

  • GST Congress' bill; negativism hurting economy: Jaitley Aug 03, 2015 10:34 AM IST

    GST Congress' bill; negativism hurting economy: Jaitley

    Acknowledging that there may be merit in Congress‘ demand for 18 per cent rate of GST, he said the NDA government has “not made any significant modifications” to the bill that the Congress-led UPA government had proposed in 2006-07 Budget, “except to bring a consensus between manufacturing and the consuming states”.

  • Power demand drops in Gujarat after good rainfall Jul 28, 2015 09:25 AM IST

    Power demand drops in Gujarat after good rainfall

    "Demand from the agriculture sector has dipped to about 5 million units (MU) per day, which had gone up to 85 MU on account of delayed rains as farmers were using more power to draw water for irrigation. The demand could have shot up to 90 MU if rains had not arrived in the past few days."

  • The Winning Leap: Energy security in India Jul 21, 2015 02:30 PM IST

    The Winning Leap: Energy security in India

    Energy security is a major issue in India and hence CNBC-TV18's Davina Lason spoke to various leaders to find out their outlook on the country‘s electricity grid, the various schemes for power generation and what the future holds for those who are still light years away from the reach of electricity.

  • Siemens exec says pricing pressures high in turbine market Jul 10, 2015 10:02 AM IST

    Siemens exec says pricing pressures high in turbine market

    Siemens signed an 8 billion euro (USD 8.8 billion) deal to supply gas and wind power plants to Egypt in June, boosting a division which is struggling at home.

  • IIP number to be announced today; expected at 4.4% Jul 10, 2015 09:19 AM IST

    IIP number to be announced today; expected at 4.4%

    An IIP number of 4.4 percent would mean and reflect a positive for the coming days against the 0.1 percent throughout last year.

  • Facebook building massive wind-powered data centre in Texas Jul 08, 2015 07:09 PM IST

    Facebook building massive wind-powered data centre in Texas

    Facebook announced on Tuesday that "construction is going on and consists of three 250,000-sq ft buildings across the 111-acre site".

  • Delhi's power regulator questions findings of expert panel Jul 05, 2015 12:51 PM IST

    Delhi's power regulator questions findings of expert panel

    Delhi's power regulator DERC has defended a series of tariff hikes in the last four years, virtually questioning an AAP government appointed panel, which recommended disbanding of the quasi judicial body for failing to protect the interest of consumers.

  • Digital India useless without 24X7 power supply: Mayawati Jul 03, 2015 08:02 AM IST

    Digital India useless without 24X7 power supply: Mayawati

    "The Digital India initiative of Prime Minister Modi appears ineffective at first glance. People were not able to watch it (the launch ceremony) in absence of electricity," Maywati said in a statement.

  • Core sector growth rises to 4.4% in May Jun 30, 2015 05:26 PM IST

    Core sector growth rises to 4.4% in May

    For the April-May period, output rose 2.1 percent against 4.7 percent year-on-year (YoY).

  • Over 90% increase in Delhi power consumers: Survey Jun 25, 2015 08:09 AM IST

    Over 90% increase in Delhi power consumers: Survey

    As per Delhi Economic Survey, tabled on Wednesday by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, during the period of 2005-06 to 2014-15, the number of consumers of electricity in Delhi increased from 28.38 lakh to 54.05 lakh.

  • Delhi Budget to be tabled in Assembly on June 26: AAP govt Jun 20, 2015 03:25 PM IST

    Delhi Budget to be tabled in Assembly on June 26: AAP govt

    The economic survey will be tabled on June 25, he added. According to the official, the government will also make a provision of fund to continue electricity subsidy which will come to an end this month.

  • AAP govt asks DERC to withdraw fuel surcharge hike Jun 16, 2015 07:46 AM IST

    AAP govt asks DERC to withdraw fuel surcharge hike

    The AAP government has written to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to withdraw the recent hike in fuel surcharge saying the order was not in accordance with certain sections of the Electricity Act.

  • Adani, Reliance to build Bangla power plants to ease crisis Jun 06, 2015 02:39 PM IST

    Adani, Reliance to build Bangla power plants to ease crisis

    Officials of the firms said it would take 13 months to complete construction of the plants after final agreements had been reached.

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