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Power rates decline 4 % at exchange as demand falls in July

Power rates decline 4 % at exchange as demand falls in July

Spot price of electricity declined by 4 per cent to Rs 2.49 per unit at the Indian Energy Exchange in July compared to the previous month as demand eased due to continuing rains in most parts of the country. "In July 2017, the Market Clearing Price (MCP) discovered in Day Ahead Market (DAM) fell 4 per cent to Rs 2.49 per unit from Rs 2.59 per unit in June'17," IEX said in a statement.

 

Centre proposes incentivising hydel projects facing time, cost overruns

Centre proposes incentivising hydel projects facing time, cost overruns

The Centre has proposed bringing all hydropower projects across the central, state and private sectors, irrespective of capacity, under the renewable category. The proposal is in the wake of hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of over 13,000 MW facing time and cost overruns. The Centre wa...

Over 37 per cent of schools in India have no electricity

Over 37 per cent of schools in India have no electricity

In an indicator of the state of school infrastructure in the country, Centre told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that over 37% of schools did not have electricity connections till March 2017.

While only 62.81% schools in the country have electricity connections, Jharkhand is at the bottom of the list wi...

Tangedco keen on extending PPAs with reduced tariff

Tangedco keen on extending PPAs with reduced tariff

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) is in talks with private power producers to extend the medium-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) by two years with a reduced tariff of ₹3 per unit from the current rate of up to ₹5 per unit.

The utility is in talks with Jindal Power, Ad...

Fast Breader reactor at Kalpakkam: World's envy, India's pride

Fast Breader reactor at Kalpakkam: World's envy, India's pride

Hidden from public, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Kalpakkam near Chennai, Indian nuclear scientists are in the final throes of starting a high-tech giant stove more than 15 years in the making. This novel nuclear reactor is a kind of an 'akshaya patra', the mythical goblet with a never-endin...

Loss of power supply from private companies won’t hit Gujarat, says state's power utility chief

Loss of power supply from private companies won’t hit Gujarat, says state's power utility chief

Gujarat will be able to withstand any loss of generation from the three stressed electricity plants of Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power that run on imported coal, the managing director of the state's power utility said.

The state has a diversified generation portfolio with a balanced fuel mix,...

Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliament panel

Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliament panel

A Parliamentary panel today said the rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is "unrealistic" and it needs to be "reconsidered".

"The Committee feels that the rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that this target will be achieved," the Standing Committee on Ene...

NHPC's Kishanganga to start operations by Jan'18: Piyush Goyal

NHPC's Kishanganga to start operations by Jan'18: Piyush Goyal

NHPC's 330-mw Kishanganga hydel power plant is likely to be commissioned in six months while the 880-mw Parbati –II hydro project will begin operations by October next year, Union power minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

The two projects in Jammu & Kashmir are scheduled to generate 4458.69 mil...

State electricity boards hurting renewable power by reneging on contracts

State electricity boards hurting renewable power by reneging on contracts

Rapidly falling prices of renewable power, under normal circumstances, should help the government achieve its 2022 target of 175GW on such electricity from both wind and solar sources —by then, hopefully, improvements in storage technology will also make these sources more dependable than they are r...

EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has issued a large tender seeking supply of 50 lakh smart meters on behalf of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The tender sale will next month. "A huge step towards controlling power theft and consumer convenience," an official statement of the ministry of po...

Wind power: Govt plans to auction projects every month

Wind power: Govt plans to auction projects every month

The Central government is considering to auction wind power projects every month, while keeping in mind that the bid prices do not go "haywire" as industry may think that there are "too many bids coming in". We would bring out bids of wind power projects every month as desired by the minister, said ...

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