The second round of coal auction under the Shakti-B scheme may see far fewer bidders than the first one held in 2017 because of an exclusion criterion. Analysts see power utilities with combined capacity of 407 MW could place
NLC’s chairman and managing director Rakesh Kumar told FE that unlike its UP unit, which has power purchase agreements with UP discoms and will run on domestic coal, there is uncertainty over the Cuddalore unit’s PPAs.
The reduction of annual solar capacity target by China to 30 GW from 55 GW, against the manufacturing target of 115 GW, has created surplus of almost 80 GW in China which they started dumping in countries like India.
The falling rupee and the imposition of safeguard duty have increased the cost of solar panels for Indian developers by 20-25% since June this year, negating the benefits of a 30% fall in panel prices during the period.
Castrol India, manufacturer of lubricants, sees a volatile second quarter (July-September) as base oil prices and additives, which are used for manufacturing lubricants, are on a rising trend due to rising crude oil prices a
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company’s (MSEDCL’s) dues to wind energy firms have risen to Rs 2,000 crore on account of poor recovery from customers even as its distribution losses got reduced to 13% in FY18,
Solar tariffs jumped to Rs 3.48 per unit at the latest auctions for 1,000 MW, conducted by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), on account of higher land costs and lower irradiance in the re