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Powergrid placed at 81 in the 2017

NEW DELHI: POWERGRID has been placed at #81 in the recently published 2017 Platts Top 250 Global Energy Rankings, registering a leap of 11 positions from last year's rank #92. With this POWERGRID has retained its top position as 'Fastest Growing Electric Utility in Asia' for the fourt

Posted Date :  28-09-17

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket

New Delhi: The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 51.24 per barrel (bbl) on 01.08.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 50.80 per bbl on previous pu

Posted Date :  03-08-17

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Electricity Generated from Nuclear Power Plants

New Delhi: Electricity generated by central sector generating stations is allocated to the beneficiary States and Union Territories in the electricity region by the Ministry of Power (MoP). As per the extant guidelines of MoP, 50% of power is allocated to ‘Home’ State, 15% unallocated power k

Posted Date :  03-08-17

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Power Sports Control Board Held Executive Committee Meeting

NEW DELHI. 53rd Meeting of Executive Committee of Power Sports Control Board(Ministry of Power, Govt. of India) organized on 28th April,2017 at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. Representatives from PFC, BBMB, PGCIL, NHPC, THDC, REC, MOP, CEA, NEEPCO and SJVNL attended the meeting.    On this occ

Posted Date :  05-05-17

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Conference of Power Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers

NEW DELHI. The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal addressing at the inauguration of the Conference of Power, Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States & UTs, in New Delhi on May 03, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Po

Posted Date :  04-05-17

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UP Signs Power for all Agreement with Central Government

Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday signed an agreement with the Centre for “Power for All”.The agreement was signed in presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal. UP was the only state in the country which had not signed the scheme aimed

Posted Date :  17-04-17

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NTPC is now 50498 MW Company

With commissioning of 500 MW unit at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh the total installed capacity of NTPC has risen to 50498 MW. In FY 17 NTPC's annual generation has topped 250 BUs: Company commenced Coal Mining at Pakri Barwadih: Commissioned First high efficiency 800 MW unit at Kudgi and has

Posted Date :  03-04-17

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Energising India

NEW DELHI .The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal interacting with CEOs at an event felicitated by Follow CII, in New Delhi on March 20, 2017.

Posted Date :  22-03-17

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Govt Planning To Set Up Scrap based Steel Plants

New Delhi.The government on Friday said it is planning to set up scrap-based steel plants in north and west parts of India to augment the country's production capacity. "We are examining the feasibility of setting up scrap-based steel plants," Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh

Posted Date :  18-02-17

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Minister reviews power projects sets deadline for completion

Patna . Bihar's Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav yesterday reviewed the progress of the work of two power projects at Nabinagar in Aurangabad and Kanti in Muzaffarpur district and asked the concerned agencies to expedite the work to start generation in this year itself.   

Posted Date :  15-02-17

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661 STREET LIGHTS REPLACED WITH LED IN CGARH UNDER SLNP

Chhattisgarh . A total of 661 street lights have been replaced with LED lights under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in Chhattisgarh, the Central Government has informed.    A total of 1,639,265 street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country und

Posted Date :  07-02-17

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SAIL enthuses young managers to take leadership roles

RANCHI. Steel Authority of India Limited is focusing on developing high impact leadership amongst its ranks for which it is sensitizing talented young executives to drive the top management's agenda of 'change' and for transforming SAIL into a vibrant organization. With this aim in si

Posted Date :  07-02-17

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Govt moots 100 MW floating solar power plant in PABR

Uravakonda (Anantapur): The State government is coming up with a novel idea of establishing a 100 MW floating solar power plant in the PABR Reservoir.    Details are being worked out in this regard. The idea not only saves space but also reduces water evaporation losses as the s

Posted Date :  03-02-17

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Keep Badarpur Power Plant Shut EPCA To Delhi Govt

NEW DELHI .The Supreme Court-empowered EPCA today asked the Delhi government to ensure that the Badarpur thermal power plant, a major source of air pollution in the city, continues to remain shut.    We want the plant to remain shut, especially since there is no power crisis in

Posted Date :  01-02-17

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SAIL seeks removal of cess on coking coal in Budget

NEW DELHI . Ahead of the Union Budget, country's largest steel maker SAIL said it expects the removal of clean energy cess on coking coal and reduction of import duty on metallurgical coal as the steel industry is reeling under high raw material costs pressure.    Steel Auth

Posted Date :  31-01-17

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SAIL in talks with Coal India over coking coal price hike

NEW DELHI. SAIL today said it is in negotiations with the miner on the issue as it is difficult for the company to absorb the increase.    "We are under negotiations with them and working model will come out," Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Chairman P K Singh told

Posted Date :  31-01-17

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SAIL seeks removal of cess on coking coal in Union Budget 2017 18

New Delhi: Ahead of the Union Budget, country's largest steel maker SAIL today said it expects the removal of clean energy cess on coking coal and reduction of import duty on metallurgical coal as the steel industry is reeling under high raw material costs pressure.    Steel

Posted Date :  30-01-17

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Second unit ready for nuclear power generation at Kudankulam

New delhi . The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu has attained its generation capacity of 1,000 MWe and will soon start commercial power generation.    The unit is India’s 22nd nuclear power reactor and among the largest in the countr

Posted Date :  28-01-17

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Power ministry releases medium term power procurement guidelines

New Delhi: The Ministry of Power has released the guidelines for procurement of electricity for medium term from power stations set up on finance, own and operate basis (FOO) through the e-bidding portal DEEP.    Medium term power is purchased through a power procurement agreeme

Posted Date :  28-01-17

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BSES distributes 56 lakh LEDs in Delhi

New Delhi BSES, one of the three power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital, on Tuesday said that in collaboration with the state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) it has distributed over 56 lakh LED bulbs in its area of operations.india live today

Posted Date :  25-01-17

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Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Systems

NEW DELHI . The Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Shri Rajeev Kapoor releasing the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Systems, at a function, in New Delhi on January 24, 2017.

Posted Date :  25-01-17

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SAIL enhances rail production capacity to 2 mtpa

New delhi . The state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) had increased its rail production capacity to 2 million tonne per annum (mtpa). The development is significant as it would help the country's largest integrated steel maker to meet the demand of Indian Railways (IR) besides upg

Posted Date :  24-01-17

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SAIL widens export base to Europe

KOLKATA: Steel Authority of India has managed to widen its export base to Europe with Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) flagging off its maiden export consignment from its new Plate Mill on Tuesday.    The consignment, which consists of High Tensile Plates with CE (European Confirmity)

Posted Date :  19-01-17

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EESL to give 70L energy efficient pump sets to farmers for free

NEW DELHI . Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has said it plans to provide farmers with energy-efficient pump sets free of cost. Initially, the programme aims to supply nearly 70 lakh pump sets across Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Karnataka. The new pump sets will come with free repa

Posted Date :  19-01-17

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Govt projects SteelMin for usage of only India made products

NEW DELHI. Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has urged all concerned ministries to use only India-made steel for infrastructure and construction projects of the government. He has also sought a modification in the general financial rules to include life cycle cost analysis in design and pla

Posted Date :  18-01-17

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No distress sale for SAIL units Steel secretary

NEW DELHI: Government will not go in for "distress sale" of three SAILBSE 0.51 % subsidiaries -- Salem Steel Plant, Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel and Chandrapur Ferro-Alloy -- and rather look for a management that will turn around the units, a top official said. "None of these plants

Posted Date :  18-01-17

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25 States Fail to Meet Solar Capacity Target This Fiscal

kolkata: With six years left for India to achieve its goal of generating 100 GW of electricity from solar projects, 25 states have fallen short of adding capacity by some 2,000 MW so far in 2016-17.    The biggest laggards are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Odis

Posted Date :  17-01-17

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Centre may make domestic steel use binding for Govt projects

NEW DELHI . The Centre is planning to come up with a policy under which it will be mandatory to use locally manufactured steel for all infrastructure and construction projects of the government.    "Talks are going on with concerned ministries for introduction of policy to

Posted Date :  17-01-17

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India does not need any more coal based power units till 2027 CEA

NEW DELHI.The country’s peak power demand at the end of the financial year 2021-22 will be 235 giga watt (GW), down 17% from the estimate made in 2012, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has said. With this revision, taking into account the lower-than-estimated economic growth in the f

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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Nitish reviews progress of Barauni thermal power plant

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today asked Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and other agencies to expedite and complete the power projects at Barauni Thermal Power Station (BTPS) within the given time-frame.    BHEL is constructing two units (number 8 and 9) of 250

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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SECIs 1GW wind power tender sees high interest

New delhi . In what may help reduce wind energy tariffs in the country, the 1 gigawatt (GW) tender floated by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has received 2.6 times the quantum of bids offered for the grid linked capacity.    Experts say this may potentially bring d

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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Surplus power in India Now heavy users to pay lower tariffs

NEW DELHI . Presently, consumers are penalised by way of higher tariffs for higher consumption.It's time the country doles out incentives for high power consumption, a committee constituted to advise the government on ways to increase electricity demand has said    The prese

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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JK Govt pursuing transfer of power projects from NHPC

Jammu. In a written reply to the question of Devender Rana of National Conference in Legislative Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the government is actively pursuing the transfer of power projects.   Jammu and Kashmir government today said the transfer of power proje

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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After initial response demand for EESLs PoS machines turns tepid

NEW DELHI. India’s financial-inclusion drive has hit a wall, as banks and State governments that had sought Point of Sale (PoS) machines sourced through the public sector Energy Efficiency Services Ltd’s (EESL) tender have not expressed any interest since the bids for supply of these

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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EESL to replicate success of LED scheme for air conditioners

NEW DELHI: After successful transformation of the LED bulb market in the country through the UJALA scheme, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is now keen to replicate it for air conditioners.    "Keeping this in mind, TERI and EESL hosted a day-long worksho

Posted Date :  12-01-17

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Northeast could feed India up to 1100 MW of power by year end

Shillong: The northeastern region, with its huge energy potential -- 50,000 MW, by some estimates -- could soon become the "power house of India". And taking a small first step in this direction, it is expected to feed the rest of the country up to 1,100 MW by the end of this year, ener

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Worlds Largest LED Street Light Replacement Project Launched

NEW DELHI . Speaking on the occasion Unio Power Minister Mr Piyush Goyal said that the SLNP programme is being presently implemented in 14 states including Delhi.    "Out of total 15.40 lakh street lights replaced with LEDs in the country, Delhi has exhibited an excellent p

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Solar rooftop 50 percent cheaper than diesel generator sets

New Delhi. Recommending the housing societies to replace the diesel generator sets with the rooftop solar power systems, a study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds the clean energy option financially more attractive.    The study said the cost of power generation

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Solar rooftop 50 percent cheaper than diesel generator sets

New Delhi. Recommending the housing societies to replace the diesel generator sets with the rooftop solar power systems, a study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds the clean energy option financially more attractive.    The study said the cost of power generation

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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SECI to call 2300 Megawatt solar power bids soon MD Ashvini Kumar

NEW DELHI: Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will shortly float tenders for putting up of solar power projects with capacity of 2,300-mw, its managing director Ashvini Kumar said on Monday.    The corporation has committed to finalise tenders for producing 5,500-mw of sol

Posted Date :  10-01-17

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Piyush Goyal to unveil largest street light programme to day

NEW DELHI . Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal will unveil the world’s largest street light replacement in South Delhi Municipal Corporation area where two lakh LED lights will replace inefficient lamps. Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the South Delhi Municipa

Posted Date :  09-01-17

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Steel Minister takes SAIL western region review meeting

New Delhi. Union Minister of Steel Birender Singh took a review meeting of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) western region's sales performance at Goa on 27/12/2016. He opined that SAIL should increase the market share of its products and try to replace the imports by leveraging the produc

Posted Date :  05-01-17

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SECI announces winners of 500 MW rooftop auction in India

New Delhi . The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a list of the winners for projects within the eagerly observed 500 MW rooftop auction, with prices falling to record lows, although full capacity details of the projects have not been included within the list.   

Posted Date :  04-01-17

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Hyderabad Plans for Switch to LED Streetlights before Ugadi

Hyderabad . The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in India intends to roll out a massive streetlight replacement project ahead of the annual holiday Ugadi, which takes place on March 29 this year, reported The Hans India.    A total of 413,029 high-pressure sodium v

Posted Date :  04-01-17

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EESL zeroes in on bidders for supplying 10 lakh PoS machines

New Delhi. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has zeroed in on seven bidders for supplying 10 lakh point-of-sale (PoS) machines. Ingenico, Verifone, MSwipe and Ezetap, which are the largest players globally and locally, are emerging as frontrunners. TVS Electronics and Zivah are among the othe

Posted Date :  04-01-17

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Review of Ministry of Steel

New delhi . Steel is a strategic sector for any major developing and developed economy. India is the 3rd largest Steel producer globally and is likely to be the 2nd largest Steel producer in a few years. The sector contributes about 2% to the country’s GDP.    Over the las

Posted Date :  29-12-16

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Union Steel Minister visits SAIL units at Ranchi

RANCHI. Steel Minister Birendra Singh visited SAIL Units of Ranchi and urged them to register global presence in terms of increasing exports of SAIL steel by producing more and more special steel at optimum cost. He also emphasised the need of presence as a world class Management Institution as w

Posted Date :  28-12-16

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EESL FY 16 net at Rs 35point59 cr

New Delhi. State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has registered a net profit of Rs 35.59 crore for 2015—16.“Net profit of the company in 2015—16 is Rs 35.59 crore, an increase of Rs 26.53 crore over the previous year,” a statement said.    Durin

Posted Date :  27-12-16

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Large scale LED use saves over 100 mu power in Varanasi EESL

Varanasi . An estimated power saving of more than 100 million units per year has been achieved here by replacing conventional lighting systems with LED bulbs, according to the PSU entrusted with the central government job.    "The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJA

Posted Date :  26-12-16

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SAIL BSP puts extra effort for digital transactions

BHILAI. Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) which is the flagship unit of the public sector giant Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has installed eight Point of Sale (POS) machines to facilitate cashless transactions, plant officials informed on Saturday.    Two POS machines have been in

Posted Date :  26-12-16

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SAIL Rourkela unit scales new high in hot metal output

Rourkela. Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has recorded its best ever single day crude steel output of 11,285 tonne from its two steel melting shops — SMS-I and SMS-II.    The SMS-II alone produced 10615 tonne of hot metal. RSP as t

Posted Date :  24-12-16

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Report on Green Energy

NEW DELHI .The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal releasing a report on Green Energy Corridor II, at an event ‘Empowering the Grid to meet Future Challenges’, organised by the Power Grid Corporation of India Lt

Posted Date :  23-12-16

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Report on Renewable Energy Integration Transmission

NEW DELHI .The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal releasing a report on Renewable Energy Integration Transmission an Enabler, at an event ‘Empowering the Grid to meet Future Challenges’, organised by the Power

Posted Date :  23-12-16

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Steel Minister visits MECON Ltd plant in Ranchi

RANCHI.Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh visited MECON Limited, a premier consultancy Public Sector Undertaking, under Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India in Ranchi and reviewed its performance.    Atul Bhatt, CMD, MECON and Directors of MECON received him at Corporate

Posted Date :  23-12-16

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Need for better management of grants-in-aid for power sector

New Delhi. Comptroller & Auditor General of India (C&AG) in one of their latest Audit Reports No.34 of 2016 has highlighted that grants-in-aid given by the Central Government to its Power Sector has increased to Rs. 12388 crore during the last two financial years amounting to 27 Office of

Posted Date :  23-12-16

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OIL gives 40-kw solar power plant to eco-tourism project

Dibrugarh. Utpal Bora, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil India Limited inaugurated a 40 KW Solar Power Plant in Sasoni Merbeel Eco-Tourism Project, which has been provided by OIL under the Company’s CSR initiatives. OIL had sanctioned a financial package of Rs 1 (One) Crore, which include

Posted Date :  17-12-16

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REIL honored by Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award- 2016

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited has been honored with First “Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award- 2016” during the award distribution ceremony of 7th Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award -2016 held, on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Day, at Indralok Auditori

Posted Date :  15-12-16

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National Painting Exhibition

NEW DELHI . .The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurating the National Painting Exhibition, at the National Energy Conservation Day function, in New Delhi on December 14, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri

Posted Date :  15-12-16

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Chhattisgarh govt to relocate Bastar ultra mega steel plant

RAIPUR. Chhattisgarh government has decided to shift the site of its proposed ultra mega steel plant (UMSP), which was supposed to come up in Bastar Dilmili village. The plant was a result of joint venture agreement inlvolving the state government, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the

Posted Date :  15-12-16

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Inox Wind bags 50-MW wind power project from SJVN in Gujarat

New Delhi: Inox Wind today said it has bagged 50-MW wind power project order from hydroelectric firm SJVN Ltd in Gujarat.    In a BSE filing, Inox Wind said it has bagged an order for 50 MW wind power project to be deployed in the state of Gujarat from SJVN Ltd.   

Posted Date :  07-12-16

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India To Award 1 GW Wind Energy Capacity Next Month

New delhi . India is expected to compete a landmark renewable energy auction by late next month in its endeavour to increase competition and reduce generation costs in the wind energy sector.   Officials of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have stated that the first-ever wind

Posted Date :  16-11-16

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MOP stall inaugurated at India International Trade Fair 2016

NEW DELHI . The exhibition stall of MOP Limited in the Ministry of Power Pavilion at India International Trade Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi was inaugurated by Ms. Shalini Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India on 14th November 2016.    Shri K.M

Posted Date :  15-11-16

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SAIL wins Golden Peacock Award for corporate governance

  Bhubaneswar . The prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance for this year has been conferred upon the ‘Maharatna’ firm, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). Set up by the Institute of Directors, India, the award was received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO o

Posted Date :  10-11-16

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Piyush Goyal said After solar energy focus is now on hydro- wind

NEW DELHI .Octobe 10, 2016 The government has decided to remove roadblocks in the path of the wind and hydropower sectors to fuel growth after focusing on solar energy for the past two years, said Piyush Goyal, minister for coal, power and renewable energy.   “After 32 years of

Posted Date :  10-10-16

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Piyush Goyal addressing the press conference

Vadodara. The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the press conference after conclusion of two- day Conference of Power, Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States/UTs, in Vadodara, Gujarat on October 08, 201

Posted Date :  10-10-16

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