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No need for landowner’s nod to lay power line: Supreme Court

No need for landowner’s nod to lay power line: Supreme Court

Removing roadblocks in reaching electricity to every village, the Supreme Court has ruled that no prior consent of landowners was required to lay overhead power transmission lines and erect towers to support these lines.

Through the judgment, the SC settled the issue which gave rise to conflicting judgments from various HCs. The SC's top priority was to enable the government and its agencies to get electricity to the last household in the remotest areas.

 

Power demand down 6% after note ban

Power demand down 6% after note ban

With industrial activity slowing and an acute cash crunch in the aftermath of demonetisation, power demand is set to come down drastically. According to experts tracking the sector, peak power demand is down six per cent between September and November 2016.

On a year-on-year basis, though, demand gre...

NTPC signs 160 MW PPA with Nepal Electricity Authority

NTPC signs 160 MW PPA with Nepal Electricity Authority

State-owned NTPC  said that its wholly-owned arm NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam has signed power purchase pact with Nepal Electricity Authority to supply 160 MW power for January-May 2017.

"NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN)...Has signed Power Purchase Agreement(PPA) with Nepal Electricity Author...

World's first solar highway opens in France - The 1km road cost about €5 million to build

World's first solar highway opens in France - The 1km road cost about €5 million to build

On 22-12-2016, France inaugurated the world's first "solar highway" and it's a good news for the entire world. For years and years, a lot of countries have been planning and progressing on their ideas of installing solar panels here and there, and thus, in the same vein, we all could use some functi...

Rajasthan exempts electricity duty for rooftop solar

Rajasthan exempts electricity duty for rooftop solar

In what would further encourage investments in renewable energy projects, the state government has exempted electricity duty of 40 paise per unit for rooftop solar and captive units. The decision is expected to help Rajasthan reach closer to 2300 MW rooftop solar capacity by 2022, a target given to ...

Tilaiya UMPP: Panel seeks fresh comments from Ministry of Power, others

Tilaiya UMPP: Panel seeks fresh comments from Ministry of Power, others

The inter-ministerial panel formed to look into the issues pertaining to Tilaiya UMPP — relinquished by Reliance Power — has failed to make any headway in the matter relating to the bank guarantee and has sought fresh comments from the power ministry and PFC.

"IMG (Inter-Ministerial Group) thus noted...

Reliance Infrastructure exits Indian Energy Exchange

Reliance Infrastructure exits Indian Energy Exchange

Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has sold its 4.122 per cent stake in power trading exchange IEX to a non-resident investor for a consideration of Rs 103 crore.

RInfra has sold its stake in IEX to a non-resident investor for a consideration of Rs 103 crore, valuing IEX at Rs 2,500 crore - highest val...

Chhattisgarh: where mines have electricity but tribals live in darkness

Chhattisgarh: where mines have electricity but tribals live in darkness

Every night, hearts of Adivasis at the Kendai village in Chhattisgarh's Korba district burn as they see light bulbs glowing in power sub-station of the Rani-Atari mine. Generations after generations of the 32 families belonging to the Pando tribe in the Adsara Panchayat have waiting for electricity ...

State discoms may soon swap coal via online auction

State discoms may soon swap coal via online auction

State-run power plants will soon be able to swap coal supplies with projects of private companies through tariff-based online competitive bidding, a senior power ministry official said.

The government will launch a portal to enable the swap, aiming for optimum utilisation by private as well as public...

Thermal power plants' capacity utilisation to drop to 48% by 2022

Thermal power plants' capacity utilisation to drop to 48% by 2022

All coal-based thermal power plants need to brace for a drastic fall in capacity utilisation to as low as 48% by 2022, as additional non-thermal electricity generation capacities come on stream, the Central Electricity Authority has warned.

At that level of utilisation, they may lose the ability to r...

NTPC-Nalco JV to set up Rs 14,000-cr power plant in Odisha

NTPC-Nalco JV to set up Rs 14,000-cr power plant in Odisha

National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) and NTPC Ltd have entered into an MoU to form a joint venture namely NTPC-Nalco Power Company (NNPC) for developing power projects and other business collaborations in India.

The JV plans to set up its first power plant at Gajamara (Odisha) with a capacity o...

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