Not exactly an “Electrifying” Budget
Our power sector is not exactly firing on all cylinders. The bedrock of this sector, our thermal power plants, which anyway employ most workmen and host most investments, are doing rather badly, reflected in year-to-date plant load factor of only 59 per cent - the lowest in 10 years!
The Power Retreat
The 17th Regulators and Policymakers Retreat, organised by IPPAI, witnessed a power-packed opening session where not only representatives from the power sector, but railways, roads, waterways and shipping gathered on the same platform at the Lalit Golf and Spa Resort in Goa, to address a common question
Solutions that empower customers will flourish
We believe a lot more smartness, integration and capability, lot more solution-oriented approaches have to happen to give customers more empowered solutions and I think to me that is the direction. Now empowerment can go down to the last man for example we have only a single tariff applicable all through the day and not dual tariff and no peak time tariff.
MCL lines up Rs.20,000-cr capex to ramp up output
Coal India Ltd (CIL) subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has unveiled a `20,000 crore capital expenditure (capex) plan to reach the envisaged output of 250 million tonne (MT) by 2020. MCL is tipped to be CIL´s biggest producer, overshooting South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) and accounting for a fourth of CIL´s estimated production of one billion tonne by 2020.
MCL moots coal corridor in Talcher to check pollution
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has decided to construct a separate corridor for road transport of coal in Talcher with an aim to prevent excessive pollution and road congestion in residential areas.
Open ´n´ access
India is the fourth largest consumer of power in the world, yet ironically, load shedding and low grade power supply are frequently experienced.
SPML Infra to raise funds
SPML Infrastructure is evaluating options to raise funds by divesting stake in hydro power and road assets.