Manufacturing focus of the country needs more power
We have done capacity addition of 1,167 MW in utility segment and 631 MW in captive segment till September 2014. Another 2,103 MW has been synchronised, awaiting inputs from customers.
Energy-efficient pumps are popular
Mahathi Parashuram, Head - Public Affairs, Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd is of the opinion that innovation and focus on sustainable pumps is still largely lacking. It is important for pump companies to invest in research and development, she says.
Rules for coal block auctions to have provisions to stop hoarders
The rules that the government is framing for coal block auctions will have provisions to stop potential hoarders who want to bid for large blocks without having corresponding fuel requirement, an official with knowledge of the matter said, according to news reports.
Required, Rs.1 lakh cr power equipment!
Yes, you heard it right. With the government on an awarding spree and banks lining up to fund new projects worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore, equipment procurement by independent power producers is likely to gain pace by at least 10 per cent from the current level of 6 per cent in next two year.
Coal block auction: Government to consult industry
The government is planning to build a consensus on the modalities for coal block auctions post its de-allocation, as it feels any hush-hush job done would only create moral hazards and allegations of impropriety.
15 coal blocks missed govt list for exemption
Though the government made a case in the Supreme Court for exempting 46 coal blocks from de-allocation, another 15 blocks have ready projects but did not make it to the list. Among companies that could have seen the government pleading on their behalf were Hindalco, Essar and Jindal Steel & Power.
214 Coal Block Allocations Cancelled
The Supreme Court has cancelled all but four of 218 coal block allocations by the government over the past two decades, in a tough verdict that has major implications for the energy sector.
PAT Scheme - The way ahead
Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is a market-based mechanism to enhance cost-effectiveness of improvements in energy efficiency in energy-intensive large industries and facilities, through certification of energy savings that could be traded.
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