Ushering in a level playing field
Going by the terminology of economics, it can be said that restructuring of the electricity market has helped in abolishing the monopoly in the generation and transmission sectors and has brought in competition at various levels of market.
Finally, with the government of India kick-starting the coal auction process, well on time (thanks to the Supreme Court timeline verdict), the Centre has silenced all the critics and has opened a new chapter altogether in the ´black gold´ sector.
25 years of energising India
Power Grid Corporation of India has planned a capital investment of Rs 1 lakh crore for development of an inter-State transmission system during the 12th Five-Year Plan.
IEX plans to facilitate power trading in South Asia
Yes, the demand has been low in the last two months primarily due to the onset of winter wherein the demand slows down significantly. As the season is progressing, the demand in the Northern region has seen an upswing whereas demand in the Western region is yet to pick up momentum.
ANDRITZ receives prestigious awards
The Council of Power Utilities held its 7th India Power Awards function in New Delhi on 19th November 2014. ANDRITZ HYDRO India Pvt. Ltd. was conferred with the prestigious ´Safe and Sustainable Equipment Manufacturers´ during this function.
Kudankulam may start only in 2015
Commercial operation of the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to happen only next year with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) agreeing to the petition filed by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).
India´s distribution segment has been plagued by a number of issues. Bucking the trend, the Essel group´s Nagpur distribution franchise, SNDL Power Distribution, has been blazing some new trails.
Repowering power plants
In the current scenario where India is facing acute power shortage and setting up greenfield plants involves large investment and long gestation period, maintenance, renovation and modernisation of the existing power plants is considered the best option.
RECs worth Rs.1,300 crore are lying unsold
The support mechanism and the incentives like GBI and AD are essentially required for the growth of the wind energy in India, says KR Nair, Vice President, Indian Wind Power Association. Edited excerpts...
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