Maharashtra seeks investments, but industrial power tariff high
Though Maharashtra has been inviting industries in the state to boost investments, it has failed to reduce industrial power tariff. The state still has 25 per cent higher tariff than the neighbouring states of Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Resolving Indias Nuclear Liability Impasse
Since its enactment in September 2010, India´s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLNDA) has been a subject of intense debate and controversy.1 Concerns over suppliers´ liability stipulated in the Act have supposedly deterred both international and domestic suppliers from entering into contracts to supply reactors
Our anti-dumping policy has led to imports costing around 25% less
Predominantly today, the solar industry is ruled by capital costs and the impact directly comes from the manufacturing capacity. The problem is that whatever manufacturing we have is either slightly outdated or not big enough to compete on cost.
State which has best implemented power reforms - Maharashtra
The present Maharashtra government has put forth various concerns regarding the state´s evacuation infrastructure, cost of power generation, cost for power distribution infrastructure and also about lowering of tariffs for industrial units.
Power 20:20 Personality Profile
Anil has had an extended entrepreneurial career during which he was involved in evolving start-up businesses in IT, infrastructure and environmental sectors in the UK and India. Anil is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, and transition and project management, with a successful track record of managing operations involving large remote teams.
Emphasis on PPP is good for T&D
There seems to be progressive movement in the transmission and distribution sector, which is expected to give an impetus to growth of this space, says Ramesh Chandak, Managing Director and CEO, KEC International Ltd
Last year, all six units of the 1160 MW Parli thermal plant in Beed, Maharashtra, were shut down because of acute water shortage. A recent report indicates that nearly two-thirds of the country´s power plants are located in water-scarce or water stressed areas. What´s even more worrying, around 80 per cent of new power capacities are coming up in areas that are water-stressed.
The Gas Conundrum
Natural gas prices will soon double, if the new government decides to go ahead with the Rangarajan Committee recommendations. Will this happen? Who wins and who loses? A reality check. It was an intervention from the Election Commission that has postponed the government´s decision to hike wellhead prices of natural gas, that should have kicked in from 1st April.
Power tariff hiked by 1.5% in Delhi
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on May 3 increased the power tariff rates by 1.5 per cent to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies. This is despite the strong protest by BJP and Aam Admi Party against governmewnt's move of the rising power tariff.