India's love for hydroelectric power is misplaced: It isn't renewable, river flow is erratic and mega dams dangerous
In India, large hydro projects have already been associated with some of the country’s worst floods, deforestation, and submerging of forest lands.
PFC allays investor concerns over govt stake buyout in REC, says acquisition deal size yet to be finalised
On 20 December, the PFC's board gave in-principle approval to the acquisition of the REC, it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed a group of senior ministers to lead the initiative for making maximum cars electrified by the year 2030 in India.
Power unions threaten strike over Electricity Amendment Bill, wants Centre to quash bifurcation of distribution system
Opposing the Centre's move to bifurcate existing power distribution system, All India Power Federation and NCCOEEE has decided to go for power strike in case the government remains firm on its stand
Tata Motors will supply the electric vehicles (EVs) in two phases with 500 e-cars in the first phase in November 2017 and the remaining 9,500 EVs in the second phase, EESL said in a statement
The EESL's response followed a press statement from AICC which alleged irregularities in the tendering process of LED items, violations in Make in India policy by import of Chinese LED bulbs, flouting of all vigilance norms and a scam of Rs 20,000 crore by the company.
One of the largest electrical expos in the country, Switch is to be held from October 6 to 10. It represents one of the biggest networks of electrical manufacturers, innovators, technologies and partners in the industry.
The policy also provides for promotion of Hydro projects through long term PPAs and exemption from competitive bidding till August 2022.
In the last 18 months, the government has revived stalled power generation capacity of over 30,000 MW, he said while replying to questions.
The larger issue is that–in the Indian experience–getting a power line to a village is one thing; ensuring all homes have electricity is quite another.
Sharma said the policy of shunting out PSU heads is in sharp contrast to the private sector where the perpetuity in leadership is an established practice.
It remains unclear who the ministry will give charge of NTPC head when Choudhury's term comes to an end on 31 August.
Sources said almost all of these plants came up and were financed by lending institutions, based on specific alternative allocations/supply sources much before the KG-D6 block had even acquired a development plan.
The government, which has set a target of building 1,07,440 circuit kilometres of transmission lines by 2016-17, said that right of way and forest clearances are two major factors which hinder the execution of transmission projects.
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet, led by the prime minister, had on 18 June cancelled the appointment of Choubey as additional secretary in the Prime Minister's Office.
The power ministry has proposed that any additional gas after meeting the requirement of the urea plants will be given to Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd.
A power project monitoring panel has been set up by the Ministry of Power to independently follow up and monitor the progress of hydro projects.
The price as per the formula in the current quarter comes to $6.775 per million British thermal unit as against the current rate of $4.2 per mmBtu.