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MERC asks Reliance Infra to refund excess service line charges

MERC asks Reliance Infra to refund excess service line charges

Reliance Infrastructure (formerly Reliance Energy) was asked to comply with the order passed by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Merc) asking the power utility to refund service line charges that they had collected over and above the actual cost. The total refund amount works out to Rs13 crore for RInfra.

During the period between October 1, 2004, and November 1, 2006 the private sector power utility had collected excess service line charges from more than 85,000 Mumbai residents who had applied for electricity connections.

In effect, each consumer stands to be reimbursed — either by cash or adjustment in the electricity bill — in the range of Rs1,400 to Rs1,570.

 

NMDC to develop in Birbhum coal project in West Bengal

 NMDC to develop in Birbhum coal project in West BengalNavratna public sector National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) will initially invest Rs. 1,000 crore to develop a coal mining project in Birbhum district in West Bengal, Chairman and Managing Director Rana Som said. The West Bengal Power Development Corporation would have a 10-per cent stake...

Punjab - Load shedding increased to five and a half hours a day

Punjab  - Load shedding increased to five and a half hours a dayScheduled load shedding in the cities of Punjab state including Ludhiana have been increased to five and a half hours a day. The number of hours is likely to go up in the coming days as the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has not made any move to procure more power for December 2008 and Januar...

Strong stand of NTPC & GAIL - Dabhol may retain LNG terminal

 Strong stand of NTPC & GAIL - Dabhol may retain LNG terminal

The government may allow GAIL India and NTPC, to keep 5-million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal as an integral part of the 1,850 mw the Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt Ltd (RGPPL, erstwhile Dabhol Power) power project. It may accept their demand to treat the terminal as a prof...

Nepal Electricity Authority re-invite tenders for Koshi-hit towers

Nepal Electricity Authority re-invite tenders for Koshi-hit towersNepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decided to re-invite tenders to build electricity towers along the cross-border Kataiya- Duhabi transmission line between Nepal and India. Nepal can import 90 MW of electricity from India once the towers, demolished by the Koshi River in August-2008, are restore...

Tax dirty energy, Promote Clean energy: Suzlon Energy

Tax dirty energy, Promote Clean energy: Suzlon EnergyThose producing energy by using 'dirty' coal and 'dirty' diesel should be taxed for it and the money given to those generating and using clean energy, says the head of India's largest wind power equipment manufacturer Suzlon. 'We cannot continue to depend on subsidies,' said Tulsi Tanti, chairperson...

Global players line up for north-east to north region 400KV DC lines

Global players line up for north-east to north region 400KV DC linesThe bids invited by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to set up transmission lines for wheeling power from the northeastern states to the northern region have evoked the interest of several global players such as Korea Electric Power Company, Italian firm Terna SpA, Israel Electric Corporation and...

Reduction of cane production will deepen the power crisis in Tamil Nadu

Reduction of cane production will deepen the power crisis in Tamil Nadu The beginning of cane crushing season in the private sugar mills is expected to bring some comfort to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)  and the present crisis in tamil Nadu. But during the past two months, cane crushing was stopped due to a lean season. According to sources, the excess power ...

New entrants should give priority to safety of Nuclear plants- Taniguchi

New entrants should give priority to safety of Nuclear plants- Taniguchi

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director general T Taniguchi on 17-11-2008 said safety and security of nuclear power plants should be given top priority as lot of new entrants are opting for it.


This is applicable to the countries with existing nuclear power plants as well as the new...

Karnataka - Villages receives full power supply only for 2 hours

 Karnataka - Villages receives full power supply only for 2 hours

The villagers pays the price for the power enjoyed by the cities in Karnataka. Villages receiving power supply from the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company will receive a full power supply only for two hours during the day. According to the company, villages will not receive power supply for 12 hou...

Centre approves supply of coal for new power projects

Centre approves supply of coal for new power projectsWhen many of the thermal plants of NTPC are running short on fuel, Central Government is understood to have approved supply of coal for power projects with a combined capacity of 34,000 MW, including new projects that have land, water and tie-up for equipment supplies. Most of these projects are pro...
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