In Need of An Overhaul
Growth of rooftop solar installations in 2018 is likely to witness a decline on the back of regulatory complexity and policy uncertainty. POWER TODAY spoke to a cross-section of experts to understand what it would take to return traction to the segment.
Hydro watered down
Hydropower segment has been facing numerous impediments to its growth. However, it has come into the government focus exudes hope that it will pick up pace going ahead.
Essar Ports signs agreement for 20 MTPA coal terminal in Beira Port
Essar Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Mozambique to develop a new coal terminal at Beira Port, as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The project will enhance the coal handling capacity of Mozambique by 20 MTPA in two phases of 10 MTPA each.
Under Ind AS, Financial Statements Will Have A Face Off
The power sector in India is highly regulated, with continuing regulator's involvement in pricing, security of supply and extensively capital intensive. Till 1991, the whole infrastructure sector (of which power is a part) was primarily under government ownership, but due to severe foreign exchange crisis and a lack of capital for expanding infrastructure capacity, the Indian government allowed private foreign and Indian investments in the sector.
India Smart Grid Week 2017
India Smart Grid Week (ISGW 2017) is the third edition of the conference-cum-exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, organised by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) from March 07-10, 2017, at Manekshaw Centre, DhaulaKuan, New Delhi, India.
While India is making steady headway on the transmission front and the sector has witnessed commendable growth over the last few years with substantial capacity additions, the distribution or last mile connectivity is still a concern in India.
Insufficient gas infrastructure suppressing demand
India´s demand for stranded assets and for those with potential to displace other liquids has been assessed by agencies to be about 500 MMSCMD. However, these projections are modest, when the potential of gas availability to bring to fore the latent demands is factored in. Up to 800 MMSCMD gas can be estimated in supply unconstrained scenario.
Matching T And D infra to generation capacity critical
For several decades now, the power sector has focused its activity on the augmentation of its generation capacity in order to cope with burgeoning demand. So far, all eggs have been going into the production basket. However, it now seems that a vital link in this ecosystem has been largely ignored: that is, addressing our inadequate power evacuation infrastructure. This is the Achilles´ heel of the Indian power sector.
The Cash Crunch
Public sector banks in India are staring at humongous piles of bad debts, delinquent loans are rising unabated. Ballooning bad debts have caused 10 Indian state-owned banks to report losses of a whopping Rs.153 billion for the March, 2016 quarter. India Ratings, a Fitch associate, estimates that 21 per cent of the total bank credit is stressed.