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Energy efficiency, conservation are critical for economy: President Kovind

Energy efficiency, conservation are critical for economy: President Kovind

The industry and the Centre should take measures to improve energy efficiency and to meet the increasing energy demand in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said.

Speaking at the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations, Kovind said India has succeeded in becoming a power surplus nation over the past three years, but must not rest there. “It poses not one but several challenges, such as access to energy, sustainability of energy sources and efficiency of energy use. All of these are important as the government works towards its commitment to provide 24 x 7 power for all,” he said.

 

Government issues guidelines for wind power procurement

Government issues guidelines for wind power procurement

Pursuing an ambitious renewable energy target, the central government has now issued new guidelines to provide a framework for procurement of wind power through a transparent process of bidding including standardisation of the process and defining of roles and responsibilities of various stakeholder...

China starts generating electricity from floating solar power plant

China starts generating electricity from floating solar power plant

A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, at a cost of 1 billion yuan ($151 million) in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui.

China Three Gorges New Energy Company started building the 150-megawatt project in July and part of the plant has bee...

PIL on over-invoicing by power firms Adani, Essar: Delhi HC seeks government's reply

PIL on over-invoicing by power firms Adani, Essar: Delhi HC seeks government's reply

The Delhi High Court  sought the Centre's response on two PILs seeking an SIT probe into alleged over-invoicing of equipment and fuel imported for power plants by the electricity generating companies of Adani and Essar groups.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva also issued ...

Despite SC Ruling, Adani Pushes For ‘Compensatory Tariff’ For Tiroda and Kawai Plants

Despite SC Ruling, Adani Pushes For ‘Compensatory Tariff’ For Tiroda and Kawai Plants

In a move that has left legal experts puzzled, Adani Power has claimed ‘compensatory tariff’ for its Tiroda and Kawai power plants even though the power generating stations do not have any long fuel linkage or commitment of fuel supply by Coal India (CIL).

Fuel linkages or commitment of fuel supply a...

Electricity supply companies push for big hike in power tariffs in Karnataka

Electricity supply companies push for big hike in power tariffs in Karnataka

Electricity consumers across the state will have to shell out at least `1 per unit more if the electricity supply companies (Escoms) have their way.The Escoms, which have to approach the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) annually for a revision of tariffs, have sought hikes ranging ...

DBT to now be implemented for electricity subsidies: Power Minister

DBT to now be implemented for electricity subsidies: Power Minister

The government will be implementing the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme for the power sector as well. The scheme will help the government target the electricity subsidies in a better way, without any leakages.

At a press conference after a meeting of state power ministers, Power Minister Raj Kum...

Government vows to offer 24X7 power for all, fine firms for blackouts from April 2019

Government vows to offer 24X7 power for all, fine firms for blackouts from April 2019

 Setting an ambitious target of uninterrupted power for all, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to fine electricity distributors from April 2019 for power cuts deemed avoidable and to make it mandatory for the companies to install prepaid or smart meters t...

Bitcoin Miners Are Using More Electricity Than Ireland & Other 159 Countries

Bitcoin Miners Are Using More Electricity Than Ireland & Other 159 Countries

Last month, the value of Bitcoin skyrocketed to a record high, before plummeting down a few thousand dollars, after which it’s now stabilised at an all time high of $12,000.

The reason for that is because Bitcoins are a finite resource, and the payout has reduced as more and more of it have been mine...

Govt sets up panel to address NPAs in the power sector

Govt sets up panel to address NPAs in the power sector

The government has set up a high-level committee headed by NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant to address the problem of stressed assets in India's power sector, said two people aware of the matter.

Non-performing assets (NPAs) in power generation accounted for around 5.9% of the banking sector’s...

Government may allow power plants to pass on expenses to meet environment norms

Government may allow power plants to pass on expenses to meet environment norms

The government may allow power plants to pass on their investments in equipment to meet stringent environmental norms to consumers, and such costs will not be included during preparation of dispatch order to ensure these plants remain competitive.

The government is expected to soon issue an advisory ...

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