Kudankulam nuke plant to commissioned in April
Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned in April, and it would generate 2,000 mwof power in the current year, said Union Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V Narayanasamy on March 29. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, assured him that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant would be operational by next month.
NTPC's Kaniha plant still faces coal shortage
National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) 3,000 mw Kaniha power station in Orissa's Angul district continues to reel under acute coal crisis with the plant surviving on a coal stock of less than one day's requirement over the past one week. NTPC's Kaniha power station is the second largest power plant in India.
Rising Imports Hit Local Equipment Manufacturers
During the last five years, India's imports of electrical equipment have increased at a CAGR of 30.30 per cent, pegging at around $ 16 billion in 2011-12. Indian Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Association has urged the government to intervene with
India has 18.5 gw of installed wind energy capacity
India ranks 5th in terms of installed capacity from wind energy projects globally. India has 18,522 mw of installed wind power capacity as on January 31, 2013. The preliminary assessment along the coastline suggests that there could be potential to develop offshore wind energy along Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra coasts. This information was given by Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah in Rajya Sabha. The government has constituted an Offshore Wind Energy Steering Committee
Foreign firms interested to supply coal to NLC
Government-owned power generator Neyveli Lignite Corporation's efforts to secure coal supplies from abroad has received an overwhelming response with at least 10 coal mining companies evincing interests to either offer stake or enter into long-term supply agreement for its thermal power plants.
India's wind energy dips as incentives withdrawn
Due to withdrawal of incentives given by Indian government to wind power generators, the wind power generation in the country dropped by 1,500 mw last fiscal, Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) has said. IWPA has asked the government to restore the generation-based incentives and accelerated depreciation for the industry which witnessed a dip of 1,500 mw in generation during 2012-13. Wind energy is the cheapest source of electricity in the country. The current installed capacity is 19,000 mw.
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