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Govt not to supply LNG to stranded gas power projects from next month

The government is not planning to extend the two-year-old scheme to supply subsidized, imported natural gas to stranded gas power projects when it expires this month, according to a senior power ministry official."We got a representation from the association of power producers requesting us to extend the scheme," said the official

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Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists.Responding to questions from the opposition in Lok Sabha on why India was not taking

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After missing twice, India comfortably meets power sector targets for 12th five-year plan

After missing its targets by wide margins in the previous two five-year plans, India is all set to comfortably meet or exceed all its power sector targets for the 12th five-year plan that ends this month.Five-year plans, borrowed from the Soviet Union, are a legacy of Nehruvian policy of setting

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India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

India is planning to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 44,628 megawatt, about eight times the current capacity of 5,780 MW, the Prime Ministers' Office said today.At present, India has seven nuclear power plants. However, given that most of these were set up decades ago, most of these facilities

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Poor water levels cripple hydropower generation in Telangana, Jharkhand, Andhra, TN

Water levels of dams in central and south India are abnormally low this year, going by data of hydro-electricity production across India.According to data of electricity produced by dams in India from April 2016 to February 2017, both the south and central India are facing extreme shortage of water.The average

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Chhattisgarh leads as India uses solar to take power to villages

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has come out as a leader in India's quest to take electricity to remote villages where grid-based power cannot be supplied due to economical reasons.The state accounts for 550 of the 852 'decentralized distributed generation' schemes set up with central assistance so far, according

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18,420 megawatt of thermal power projects face funding difficulties in India

A large chunk of under-development coal-based power units have their construction stalled due to the paucity of funds, according to numbers obtained from the power ministry.In total, projects that have a design capacity of 18,420 megawatt, or 18.42 gigawatt, are classified as 'stalled' due to financial reasons, the ministry said.This

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At 4.5¢ per unit, solar achieves grid parity in India with coal power

About a week ago, India witnessed an event that environmentalists in India, and perhaps many across the world, have been waiting for -- the achievement of grid parity between solar and coal in India.India depends on coal for meeting about 75% of its power needs. The country accounts for about

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India may miss national solar mission target for 2016-17

After having met its solar power installation target for last financial year with relative ease, India could end up missing its target for the year ending March 2017.India had around 6 GW of installed solar power generation capacity at the end of March 2016, and by this year, it was

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DIESEL PRICE CUT: After Airtel & Idea, Reliance to target IOCL, HPCL, BPCL?

Reliance Industries, which started giving a discount of Re 1 on every liter of diesel sold through its pumps in January, has now started advertising the offer in Kerala. The discount was first noticed in January in North and West Indian towns.The move was, at the time, not taken very seriously

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India Oil, BPCL, HPCL merger will reduce wastage of resources- Fitch

A proposed merger of Indian Oil Corp, Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum Corp will reduce inefficiencies across the sector and result in enormous savings, ratings agency Fitch said.It would also create an entity that is better placed to compete globally for resources, and less vulnerable to shifts in oil

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Mumbai’s Viviana Mall installs India’s largest rooftop solar plant

Viviana Mall in Mumbai has installed one of the largest single-site solar plants in India.The mall, located in Thane, has constructed a 900,000 volt-ampere rooftop solar power plant, which the company said was the biggest in India.900,000 volt-ampere refers to the peak capacity of the power plant. It implies that

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