Solar Rooftop: Answer to EPCs' Woes
Despite falling costs, the solar EPC industry in India has hit a roadblock with multiple duties and land acquisition problems, and the answer for EPC companies may be to focus on captive projects like rooftop installations and scale up from there, feels Rahul Kamat.
The Stress Marks!
India's power sector is in a catch-22 situation. A sound analysis of the power sector affirms that the sector is in the ICU where 78,000 MW of projects are under stress; and approximately Rs 1,200 billion worth unviable projects and PPAs are signed for a mere 7,000 MW.
Loss-making discoms to be denied loans
We have already liberalised the Electricity Act and it provides for franchisees. However, the charging station is not selling electricity, but giving you a service. It is actually buying the electricity from a discom.
IIM -A Powering its Way to Tie-Up with NTPC
NTPC and IIM-Ahmedabad have announced a joint initiative to create a research institute at NTPC School of Business (NSB)for policy prescription and churn out management graduates with focus on energy sector.
Susanta Kumar Roy has taken over the charge as Director (Projects), NTPC with effect from January 19, 2018. Roy, a mechanical engineering graduate from REC, Durgapur joined NTPC in 1981 as Executive Trainee.
Time frame be set for production from NTPC plant, says Jharkhand CM
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has directed that a time frame be set for the production of electricity from NTPC Patratu and North Karanpura Power Plant. Das said this during a meeting with National Thermal Power Corporation and state officials.
MoU signed between NTPC and JBVNL
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NTPC and Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited for providing one acre of land to establish power sub station at village Bukru under Keredari Block.
The Director General of Safeguards (DGS) has proposed a provisional duty of 70 per cent for a period of 200 days on solar cells and modules and has issued its recommendations in a preliminary report.
The key technology is not in laboratory, this is really happening
You are heading the thermal business for General Electric (GE) in South Asia. Can you throw some light on the business and the prospects in India?
I have been working with GE Power in Zurich, Switzerland for the last 12 years. Around two years ago, GE acquired the thermal power business of Alstom and I had the opportunity to head the South Asian division of this business in India.
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