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Fate of Chutka and Bhimpur N-power plants hangs in balance in MP

Fate of Chutka and Bhimpur  N-power plants hangs in balance in MP

Thirty-four years after they were first proposed in Madhya Pradesh, the fate of its first two nuclear power plants still hangs in balance. After they were first proposed in 1982, the Centre gave 'in principle' approval for setting up 1,400 MW nuclear power plant at Chutka village in tribal-predominant Mandla district in 2009, and 2,800 MW nuclear power plant at Bhimpur village in Shivpuri district in 2011.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) will set up indigenous pressurised heavy water reactors at two plants to produce electricity.

 

Smart electricity meters can be dangerously insecure

Smart electricity meters can be dangerously insecure

Smart electricity meters, of which there are more than 100 million installed around the world, are frequently "dangerously insecure," a security expert has said.

The lack of security in the smart utilities raises the prospect of a single line of malicious code cutting power to a home or even causing ...

Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid: Washington Post

Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid: Washington Post

A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, which could point to vulnerabilities in the U.S. electrical grid, The Washington Post reported on December 30.

The code detected in the northeastern U.S. State's system did not disrupt its operations, the ...

Solar power, green corridor blip on energy radar for 2017

Solar power, green corridor blip on energy radar for 2017

Green seems to be the catchword for the government heading into the next year as it gears up to achieve 175 gigawatt of clean energy by 2022 through auction of 1,000 MW of rooftop solar power, Rs 13,000 crore investment in solar parks and a Rs 21,000-crore package to boost local manufacturing of pan...

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 ju...

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...

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