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Tamil Nadu urges Centre to fix cap on traded power through exchanges

Tamil Nadu urges Centre to fix cap on traded power through exchanges

Weighed down by the financial burden of purchasing expensive electricity from private producers, government utilities and traders to manage the unprecedented power crisis, the Tamil Nadu government has asked the Centre to fix a cap on traded power to prevent profiteering by suppliers. Although central Government had touted power exchanges to induce competition, this was never happened as Indian energy market is facing acute power shortage.

A senior official of TNEB lamented that the selling price was not related to the cost of production and that sellers were quoting the maximum rate. "If the centre was able to fix a price cap on NLC and NTPC, why not on others?' the official asked.

 

BHEL bags Rs 1,175-cr order for 500MW Bina Power plant in MP

BHEL bags Rs 1,175-cr order for 500MW Bina Power plant in MPPublic sector power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals has bagged a Rs 1,175- cr contract for setting up a 500 Mw thermal power plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh. "BHEL has bagged an order worth Rs 1,175 cr for setting up a 500 Mw thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh," a company statement said....

Goa to set up Renewable Energy Education Park(GREEP) by March 2010

Goa to set up Renewable Energy Education Park(GREEP) by March 2010The Goa Renewable Energy Education Park (GREEP), the first of its kind, is Planned to be set up at Margao. The park is expected to be completed by March 2010 at an estimated Rs 2.25 crore.N P S Varde, member secretary of the Goa Energy Development Agency told the media that 16,000 sq m of land was a...

Tamil Nadu hikes wind power tariff to attract private investors

Tamil Nadu hikes wind power tariff to attract private investors

In order to attract investment in wind energy sector, Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed to raise the tariff of wind energy from Rs 2.90 per unit to Rs 3.40 per unit.The commission will pass a final order on December 28 after it receives a feedback from the state advis...

Sundergarh Ultra Mega Power Project in Orissa by 2013

 Sundergarh Ultra Mega Power Project in Orissa by 2013The proposed 4000 Mw Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) being set up by the Centre in Sunderagarh district in Orissa is likely to be commissioned by 2013. Orissa will get about 1300Mw (32.5 percent of the total generation) power from this project. About Rs 16,000 crore is proposed to be invested fin th...

Indira Gandhi super thermal plant will generate power from 2010 - Hooda

Indira Gandhi super thermal plant will generate power from 2010 - Hooda

The first unit of 500 MW of the 1500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project in Jhajjar would commence power generation by June 2010, three months earlier than schedule, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said in Chandigarh. Talking to media persons, he said this project would be comp...

India can become reservoir of solar energy: RK Pachauri

 India can become reservoir of solar energy: RK PachauriTerming the Indian subcontinent a potential dynamo of renewable energy, Nobel laureate and noted environmentalist R K Pachauri said given the vast resource of solar energy at its disposal, India can play a leading role in the arena of new and clean technology."Large parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat wh...

Director General of Civil Aviation made Kalpakkam Nuclear plant no-fly zone

Director General of Civil Aviation made Kalpakkam Nuclear plant no-fly zoneFollowing heightened threat perception to sensitive installations, the government declared the Kalpakkam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu a no fly zone to prevent any 9/11 kind of targeting of this sensitive site. Kalpakkam now joins the only other atomic installation, Tarapur in Maharashtra, to ha...

Acme Energy Solutions to setup 100MW solar thermal power plant

Acme Energy Solutions to setup 100MW solar thermal power plant Gurgaon-based renewable energy company Acme Energy Solutions plans to set up India's first 100MW solar thermal power plant, the company said. In solar thermal energy plants, sunlight is reflected off concave mirrors or lenses to heat oil in metal tubes, which is then used to generate electricity; th...

Wind, water and the Sun are better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy

Wind, water and the Sun are better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy The first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions, has suggested that natural sources like wind, water and the Sun are much better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy. The evaluation was done by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and envi...

Government will review Mega power policy - minister says in Rajya Sabha

 Government will review Mega power policy - minister says in Rajya Sabha

Central Government will review the Mega Power Policy by deleting the condition of privatisation of distribution in cities as per the request of Kerala Government. “A proposal to review the Mega Power Policy, deleting the condition of privatisation of distribution in the cities is under consideration...

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