Coal import call by power ministry temporary
The recent decision of allowing states to import coal which was drawn by the Union Power Ministry is temporary in nature, informed Piyush Goyal, Coal Minister. He further confirmed that there has been a steady growth in coal production and dispatches by Coal India.
India to consider ways to cut hydropower tariffs
India is mulling reducing tariffs for new hydro-electric power projects. The move seeks to help them compete against cheaper forms of electricity, according to sources. The power ministry has proposed excluding the costs of building infrastructure like roads and bridges from tariffs to make new hydropower projects viable.
India Progressing Towards Optimum Energy Mix
The summer of 2017 promises to be a watershed year for India. While the government burns the midnight oil to introduce GST by start of the upcoming financial year, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (I/C) Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, is confident that all villages will be connected to the grid by May 2017.
Hydro power - used synonymously to refer hydroelectricity - is energy derived from falling or fast running water. A green source of energy, it is viewed by institutions like the World Bank as a means for economic development without adding substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere.
NTPC to invite consultant for 4,000 MW project in AP
NTPC Ltd will initiate the process of identifying a consultant for the proposed 4,000 MW (4 x 1,000 MW) ultra mega thermal power project at Pudimadaka near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Power Ministry wants auction roadmap
The Power Ministry has petitioned the Prime Minister's Office to direct the coal ministry to finalise a policy on auctioning of coal blocks for companies whose functional mines
AP inks MoUs for 24x7 power
Andhra Pradesh has taken the first step towards becoming self-reliant in the power sector by entering into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Power Ministry to implement 'Power For All' (24x7 power supply) in the State from October 2 this year. Other MoUs were also signed for setting up solar power parks across the State.
States likely to be asked to meet RPO targets
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has suggested the Power Ministry to instruct the State governments to strictly fulfill their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) to get Central support for financial restructuring of their electricity distribution companies.
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