NTPC, Sri Lanka to sign MoU on Sampur power plant
For the construction of a coal power plant in Sampur, the government of Sri Lanka will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) this month, said the Lankan Power and Energy Ministry. Power and Energy Ministry Secretary MMC Ferdinando has said that the MoU will be signed later this month after receiving Cabinet approval.
Lucknow faces 12-hour power cut
In Lucknow, there was no electricity in Mahanagar, Vikasnagar and Khurramnagar areas for over 12 hours on June 5. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation may have detected 1,645 cases of power theft, lodged FIRs in 886 cases and realised fine of Rs 81 lakh, but when it comes to ensuring adequate power supply in Lucknow, the entire system, barring in VIP areas, there is a long way to go.
Punjab to set up 1,320 mw power plant at Hajipur
The Punjab government is to set up a super-critical thermal-based power plant at Hajipur in Mukerian town of Hoshiarpur district. The Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) is in the process of creating a special purpose vehicle (SPV) called Mukerian Powers Limited for the purpose. The proposed power-generating capacity of the plant has been fixed at 1,320 mega watts (mw). The Corporation is hopeful of rolling out the first unit (660 mw) by 2018.
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam gets award
For its successful implementation of Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-I, the NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has been presented an award. The award was presented to the company at 'Solar Power Developer Meet and Awards 2013' held in New Delhi on September 25.
Luminous Power's inverter plant to come up in Hosur
An inverter battery manufacturing unit will be started in Hosur, near Bangalore, by Luminous Power Technologies next month. With an investment of Rs 50 crore, it will start with an initial production capacity of about 2 lakh units a year, the company stated.
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OTPC mulls to sell power at cheapest price
Media reports say that the ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) is planning to sell electricity through the national grid at Rs 3 a unit, the cheapest price. Currently in trial mode, the first 363.3 MW unit of the project is expected to be commercialised in the first week of July.