Indian Power Sector News

GST: competitiveness to quell power costs - The Hindu - The Hindu

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 9:52pm

GST: competitiveness to quell power costs - The Hindu
The Hindu
India is the world's third-largest producer and fourth-largest consumer of electricity. In the last couple of years, the power sector witnessed record capacity ...

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Coal is still the secret of our energy - The Hindu - The Hindu

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 9:49pm

Financial Express

Coal is still the secret of our energy - The Hindu
The Hindu
Demand for coal is expected to climb despite ramping up of renewable energy capacity.
Renewable energy: How storage capacity has become critical ...Financial Express

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Indian power majors embrace renewables - The National

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 8:20pm

The National

Indian power majors embrace renewables
The National
“It's [adoption of renewables] gathering momentum now.” Indian companies that are actively trying to expand their presence in the renewable sector include Reliance Industries – an oil-focused conglomerate controlled by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani.

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Punch-drunk? Fifteen stocks to help you survive the market's blows - Moneycontrol.com

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 9:39am

Punch-drunk? Fifteen stocks to help you survive the market's blows
Moneycontrol.com
With past issues now easing and a consistent increase in coal volumes and realisations led by improving fundamentals of the power sector, Coal India is a good contrarian bet, especially since the valuation is undemanding. At the current market price ...

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DATA STORY: Flipkart rises up the ranks with 103% growth in brand value, Micromax falls 39% - Moneycontrol.com

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 4:50pm

DATA STORY: Flipkart rises up the ranks with 103% growth in brand value, Micromax falls 39%
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State-owned Power Finance Corporation, one of the largest lenders to the country's power sector, comes in next with 95 percent growth in brand value. It jumped to the 63rd spot this year from 95th position in 2016. Bike manufacturer Royal Enfield, Yes ...

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Don't write off coal amid India's solar boom - Financial Times - Financial Times

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 4:19pm

Financial Times

Don't write off coal amid India's solar boom - Financial Times
Financial Times
Coal use may double by 2040, but investment can limit the rise in harmful emissions.

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Modi may be the last hope for the Indian economy to achieve greatness - Hindustan Times

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 11:58am

Hindustan Times

Modi may be the last hope for the Indian economy to achieve greatness
Hindustan Times
... the power sector over the last three years, Nitin Gadkari's ongoing work in transportation, all are transformative and quantifiable contributors to the structure of the economy, and designed to create a robust and higher equilibrium for the Indian ...
Indian economy looming as Achilles' heel of Modi govtLivemint
Modi's $2.5-billion power plan may stumble on ailing buyersBusiness Mirror
It's sinking—no, it's not: India's top politicians are speaking up about the economyQuartz
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Renewable energy firm ACME Solar files for $335 mn IPO – VCCircle - VCCircle

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 8:46am

VCCircle

Renewable energy firm ACME Solar files for $335 mn IPO – VCCircle
VCCircle
Renewable energy firm ACME Group has filed a draft proposal with the Securities and Exchange Board of India to take its solar power arm public through an ...

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Engineers: We Develop Countries - Greater Kashmir - Greater Kashmir

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 1:13am

Greater Kashmir

Engineers: We Develop Countries - Greater Kashmir
Greater Kashmir
GreaterKashmir: India is still a developing country were 25% of Indians are very poor, 12% of our children are identified as child labours, major portion of ...

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Engie and Abraaj JV eyeing $1 billion wind power investment in India - Livemint

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 12:27am

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Engie and Abraaj JV eyeing $1 billion wind power investment in India
Livemint
New Delhi: A joint venture (JV) of French energy firm Engie SA and Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group may invest around $1 billion to build a 1,000 megawatt (MW) wind power platform in India. The strategy ahead for the JV announced last week ...
India gets lending support for a greener gridNewsline

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Crisil rules out electricity demand revival before FY22- The New ... - The New Indian Express

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 9:32pm

The New Indian Express

Crisil rules out electricity demand revival before FY22- The New ...
The New Indian Express
Electricity demand is likely to remain tepid at around 6 percent over next five years owing to reducing electricity intensity in GDP, rising efficiency and falling ...

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These 4 electrical manufacturers may benefit from the govt's 'Saubhagya' scheme - Moneycontrol.com

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 4:15pm

Moneycontrol.com

These 4 electrical manufacturers may benefit from the govt's 'Saubhagya' scheme
Moneycontrol.com
In a series of announcements aimed at pump-priming stressed sectors, the government, this week, announced a 'Saubhagya' scheme for the power sector with the objective of providing an electricity connection to every Indian household by 2018 end. Should ...

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Cloud over Railways $2.6 bn diesel locomotive deal: Why Centre must study rise in India-risk, examine options to ... - Financial Express

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 4:55am

Financial Express

Cloud over Railways $2.6 bn diesel locomotive deal: Why Centre must study rise in India-risk, examine options to ...
Financial Express
In the power sector in India, right now, older PPAs that are very expensive are being sought to be scrapped and replaced with less expensive ones—one of the solutions being examined to lower Delhi's power costs, for instance, revolves around scrapping ...

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Wings have fallen off our plane: Rahul Gandhi on India's economy 'mess' - Economic Times

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 3:23pm

Economic Times

Wings have fallen off our plane: Rahul Gandhi on India's economy 'mess'
Economic Times
In the hard-hitting remarks, Sinha, who was the Finance Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, lashed out at "superman" Jaitley for making a "mess" of the Indian economy which is headed for a "hard landing" as sector after sector is slipping ...
'I Need To Speak Up Now': Yashwant Sinha Indicts Arun Jaitley's 'Mess'NDTV
Chidambaram questions Centre on Yashwant Sinha's article: Will power now admit the truth?The Hans India
Rahul Gandhi on Yashwant Sinha's article: 'The wings have fallen off our plane'The Indian Express
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NDA govt's electricity push when states are switching off costly power - The Indian Express

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 1:17am

The Indian Express

NDA govt's electricity push when states are switching off costly power
The Indian Express
... months, as many as 16 states and Union territories are learnt to have surrendered a cumulative entitlement of 6,625 MW of electricity from mostly old and inefficient power stations operated by Central utilities such as thermal major NTPC Ltd and ...

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Indian renewable sector at crossroads - Livemint

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 12:29am

Livemint

Indian renewable sector at crossroads
Livemint
Aggressive bidding and the sharp fall in prices have raised concerns whether the solar sector will suffer the same fate as thermal power or roads, where irrational pricing led to many projects being abandoned or financially distressed. Our assessment ...

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Stuck in the middle - Hindu Business Line

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 9:05pm

CleanTechnica

Stuck in the middle
Hindu Business Line
If the new Power Minister, Raj Kumar Singh, had wanted to do something that would make the industry sit bolt upright and listen, he could not have done better than to say what he said at a recent power sector conference, organised by a TV channel. He ...
India Can Go 100% Renewable By 2050 & Avoid Western Emissions IssuesCleanTechnica

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Green bond sales double to record $3 billion this year - Economic Times

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 9:41am

Green bond sales double to record $3 billion this year
Economic Times
India's focus on renewables has pushed green bond sales to a record high of $3 billion this year, doubling from the year ago, as investors with dedicated funds prefer India over China, where funds aimed at green power have less strict norms of use.

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India plans legal route for power sector reforms - Livemint

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 8:32am

Livemint

India plans legal route for power sector reforms
Livemint
This comes at a time when states are reneging on their off-take commitments for projects. Also, with states unwilling to buy electricity, no new power purchase agreements (PPAs) are being inked, contributing to the uncertain outlook for the Indian ...

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Power for all by Dec 2018, all villages to be electrified this year: RK Singh - The New Indian Express

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 8:33pm

The New Indian Express

Power for all by Dec 2018, all villages to be electrified this year: RK Singh
The New Indian Express
He called upon the industry to invest in the power sector saying that in the coming year, the demand for electricity is going to increase in view of the high growth economy. "I appeal to the industry to come and invest. India's energy requirement is ...
PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli har Ghar YojnaThe Indian Awaaz
Before Those Bulbs Are Switched On: What It Will Take To Make 'Saubhagya' A SuccessSwarajya

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