Anupam Chatterjee

Indian Railways to invest Rs 18,000 crore on solar power units along tracks

Indian Railways is planning to come up with solar power tenders of 4 giga watt (GW) soon.

Infrastructure News

Maharashtra regulator gives state discom leeway in payment to wind firms

The discom had submitted a payment plan to the regulator where it stated that it would clear dues worth Rs 1,592 crore against wind-based electricity procured till September 2017 within December 2018.

Economy News

UP, Maharashtra warm up for summer power demand

States have started making arrangements to tie up power supply agreements on a short-term basis right from the beginning of the new year.

Economy News

Gas-based power: Government to blame for crisis, says panel

With gas-based power units of over 14,000 mega watt (MW) — about 60% of the installed capacity — being stranded for want of fuel and customers, a parliamentary standing committee has rapped the petroleum ministry and the

Industry News

Increase in power demand must translate into more PPAs: RK Singh

We have connected more than 2.4 crore households since the launch of the scheme in October 2017.

Economy News

Coal Mines issue: Finmin questions plan to sweeten bidding norms

The North Block also said the law ministry's opinion may be sought on the extant laws that expressly prohibit sale of coal from captive mines.

Industry News

Government eases power exports to neighbouring nations

Industry representatives FE spoke to said the 2016 guidelines allowed cross border trade only through the 'term ahead' market and did not allow trading in the more attractive 'day-ahead' market.

power sector, pfc, RECL, power financers News

Safeguard duty: Import of solar cell declines, domestic firms’ market shares up

The government, in July, imposed a 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells for a year ending July 29, 2019 from China, Malaysia and other developed countries.

Industry News

Cancelled coal mines: Production still far below FY15 level

The main reasons why the reallocated blocks are yet to commence production are attributed to delays in receiving forest clearances, mining-safety permissions, land acquisition and ongoing litigation.

Industry News

Solar power projects: Rising costs could muddy the waters

Shortage of water, used to clean panels, is casting a shadow on the profitability of several solar projects

Industry News

Wind-solar hybrid plants discover Rs 2.67/unit tariff

The hybrid policy was launched in May, primarily to overcome the challenges posed by the intermittent nature of wind and solar power plants.

Economy News

Cabinet nod sought to categorise hydro power as renewable energy

It has also recommended that operation and maintenance cost should be estimated at 1% for tariff calculation.

India News

SC relief for Gujarat power plants: CERC may consider PPA revision only after all five states seek it

A senior official from the Rajasthan energy department said that the state “has not made any call as Rajasthan goes to poll on December 7.”

supreme court, witness protection, witness scheme News

Coal block auctions: Initial response positive, 69 firms purchase the tender documents priced at Rs 5 lakh

After the failure of last two tranches of coal-block auctions, the coal ministry has received “overwhelming” response for the latest invitations for 19 captive mined.

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Bankers hope to resolve these 4 power plants by December as SC resumes hearing on stressed assets

Bankers are hoping to resolve at least four troubled power plants by end-December, even as as the Supreme Court resumes the hearing on stressed power assets on Wednesday.

power plants, troubled power plants, GMR Chhattisgarh Energy, stressed power assets,  Adani Power News

Rooftop solar runs into roadblocks

The state-owned electricity distribution companies’ apathetic approach coupled with the lack of appropriate financing options available in the market are seen to be impeding the uptake of rooftop solar in the country.

Industry News

Discoms’ dilemma: UDAY fades as Saubhagya shines

Power minister RK Singh has proposed in the new tariff policy under which AT&C losses above 15% won’t be compensated through tariffs after FY19.

Economy News

Another blow? Muted response to wind-solar hybrid scheme

In what could be seen as another blow to the country’s plan to increase the share of renewables-based power in its energy basket, solar and wind power developers have once again displayed a muted response to one of the gove

wind power, wind energy, Solar Energy Corporation of India, SECI News

Air Conditioners to burn up your electricity bill by 2030

Electricity consumption forecasts reveal air conditioning to have larger share; new loads as EVs, cooking appliances to rise.

power sector, power industry, air conditioners, acs, power consumption News

With rise in demand, discoms have realised benefits of power trading: Satyanarayan Goel, CEO, IEX

Satyanarayan Goel, CEO, IEX, speaks to FE's Anupam Chatterjee about the changing dynamics of electricity trade in spot power markets with the advent of renewable energy and other disruptions.

Economy News

Discoms’ dues to IPPs cross Rs 36,260 crore, delayed payments for power sold are adding to the woes of stressed projects

Delayed payments for power sold are adding to the woes of stressed projects, most on the verge of insolvency

Markets News

Coal stocks in a third of NTPC plants close to nil

As on November 12, six major NTPC power plants, with a combined capacity of 12,480 MW, have fuel stock of ‘zero’ days, data from the Central Electricity Authority show.

mtc, coal sector, coal industry, NTPC News

Milestone! 10% of India’s total electricity output now comes from renewable power

Despite a slowing of the pace at which solar power projects are being built owing to tariffs plunging to levels unviable for the developers, the country has crossed a milestone on the renewable energy front.

Industry News

Power demand up: Coal stocks at mines at a 5-year low

Imports, reined in after FY15 surge, rising again though a big price differential prevents it from skyrocketing.

coal. coal sector, coal industry News

India needs to tap Hydro Power’s potential; here’s what should be done to remove hurdles

The north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh best represents this scenario, having a mere 118 MW of installed capacity compared to a potential 50,000 MW.

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