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India to drive energy demand growth: IEA

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 15, 2017

With slowing energy demand growth in China, India will account for almost one-third of global growth by 2040, according to the latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) of the International Energy...

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Punjab Government has plan in place to provide cheaper power

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2017

Under fire for the hike in power tariff, the state government has come up with a roadmap for providing cheaper electricity. Punjab will sell its surplus power, buying cheaper electricity from...

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Subject Tags: power sector , sector news

Hero Future Energies, Greenko in race to acquire Orange Renewable

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2017

Greenko Group and Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd are in separate talks with Singapore-based AT Capital Group to acquire Orange Renewable’s portfolio of 758 megawatt (MW) capacity, several people...

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Eighteen firms bid to supply wind power in Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) auction

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 13, 2017

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has received bids from 18 companies for the supply of 500 MW wind power to the state-run power utility. The Gujarat high court in its recent order...

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India plans 20GW solar tender, eyes domestic manufacturing boost

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2017

India plans to invite bids for setting up 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity—the world’s largest solar tender—at one go, in an attempt to spur domestic manufacturing of solar power...

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Subject Tags: power sector , solar power

Solar power firms in Karnataka make a beeline ahead of March open access deadline

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2017

With the March 2018 deadline for solar power projects in Karnataka to be able to be exempted from open access charges, ground level activities have picked up frantic pace to meet the deadline...

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Centre to brainstorm with states on power reforms in bi-annual meet

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 9, 2017

The central government is set to hold a two-day brainstorming session with states on big power sector reforms including direct transfer of subsidy and strict laws obligating distribution...

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NLC to set up solar plants on railway land

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2017

NLC India has been tasked with covering vacant land of the Railways with solar power generation set-ups.

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India records highest peak power deficit in 16 months

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 1, 2017

Higher electricity demand coupled with supply constraints led to India recording a peak time power deficit of 2 per cent in September – highest since April 2016 when the gap between demand and...

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India must encourage hydro power projects development: R K Singh

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 1, 2017

Power and renewable energy minister R K Singh today said India must encourage development of hydro power projects as they help in providing inexpensive power in the long-term and are ideal for...

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Subject Tags: hydropower , power sector