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'Striving to Ensure Every Indian Reliable and Cheap Power' - The New Indian Express

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 9:25am

The New Indian Express

'Striving to Ensure Every Indian Reliable and Cheap Power'
The New Indian Express
Piyush Goyal's demeanour tells that he wants to crank up the rusty sector and literally infuse some “energy” into it so that the consumer becomes the king. He has prioritised areas with the power ministry that he wants to address. He wants the Capital ...

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'Will Light Up India in Next Five Years' - The New Indian Express

Sun, 29/06/2014 - 9:14am

The New Indian Express

'Will Light Up India in Next Five Years'
The New Indian Express
Goyal is confident that his government will remain focussed on the expansion of India's power generation and will make adequate coal available for power plants to run at optimum plant load factors. As per Coal Ministry statistics, last year, India's ...

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India's Coal Ministry identifies coal blocks for power sector - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 1:46pm

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India's Coal Ministry identifies coal blocks for power sector
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) - India's Coal Ministry has identified eight coal blocks for allocation to thermal power companies that are facing a shortage of feedstock. According to a note prepared by the Ministry, a technical committee had recommended ...
Challenge for India to ease power shortageThe National

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Piyush Goyal thinking ahead of World Bank on Power Sector Reforms - Niticentral

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 8:32am

Niticentral

Piyush Goyal thinking ahead of World Bank on Power Sector Reforms
Niticentral
Power Sector reforms in India have been the subject of much debate in recent weeks. A recent study conducted by World Bank says power distribution in India needs immediate attention along with sweeping reforms if the country has to attain the desired ...

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Power industry hopeful of new lease of life - Business Standard

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 11:54pm

Business Standard

Power industry hopeful of new lease of life
Business Standard
"The sector needs an increase in banks' sectoral limit (from 15 per cent to 25 per cent), encouragement for external commercial borrowings (ECB) by a hedging mechanism to manage forex exposure and relaxation in Reserve Bank of India guidelines on ...

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Extension of tax holiday, MAT exemption in power sector's Budget wishlist - Business Standard (blog)

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 3:31pm

Business Standard (blog)

Extension of tax holiday, MAT exemption in power sector's Budget wishlist
Business Standard (blog)
Santosh Kamath, Partner, Infrastructure & Government Services, KPMG in India expects extension of tax holiday for the power sector. ''Revival of demand for domestic equipment manufacturing is important and that means urgent revival of investment cycle ...

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Indian power sector needs reforms - World Bank - SteelGuru

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 10:37am

Indian power sector needs reforms - World Bank
SteelGuru
Business Standard reported that the World Bank has painted a bleak picture of the Indian power sector. It has put together worrisome findings in its report on the performance of distribution companies, state electricity regulators and central public ...

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PTC India Plans To Enter Power Generation Sector - Energy Sector News in India

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:45pm

PTC India Plans To Enter Power Generation Sector
Energy Sector News in India
PTC India (Power Trading Corporation), India's largest electricity trader, plans to own and operate power generation assets through its subsidiary PTC Energy that may commission greenfield projects or acquire operational plants. The company intends to ...

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power sector faces $27 billion in annual losses - Business Today

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:06am

Business Today

power sector faces $27 billion in annual losses
Business Today
Launching its report into the sector, the World Bank said that despite the gains made in the past decade, when 280 million Indians got access to electricity, India would struggle to make further progress unless it gave its utilities the freedom to ...
Indian power sector needs reforms - World BankSteelGuru
India needs sweeping power sector reforms: WBSME Times
India's power sector losses seen at US$27b by World BankChannel News Asia
mydigitalfc.com -Energy Sector News in India
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India needs sweeping power sector reforms: WB - SME Times

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:06am

India needs sweeping power sector reforms: WB
SME Times
Pointing out that India's annual per capita power consumption at around 800 units is among the lowest in the world, the World Bank called for more private participation in the distribution. It has identified electricity distribution to the end consumer ...

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Indian power sector faces $27 bln in annual losses - World Bank - Reuters India

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 9:59am

Business Today

Indian power sector faces $27 bln in annual losses - World Bank
Reuters India
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's power sector faces annual losses of $27 billion by 2017 unless sweeping reforms are taken to tackle inefficient subsidies, theft and political meddling in utility companies, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Prime Minister ...
power sector faces $27 billion in annual lossesBusiness Today
Indian power sector needs reforms - World BankSteelGuru
India needs sweeping power sector reforms: WBSME Times
Energy Sector News in India
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Make power distribution reforms a top priority for India: World Bank - Economic Times

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 7:30am

Economic Times

Make power distribution reforms a top priority for India: World Bank
Economic Times
Today, India's annual per capita power sector consumption is at around 800 units, which is among the lowest levels in the world, the World Bank said in a statement. World Bank's latest report named -- More Power to India: The Challenge of Distribution ...

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PTC India plans to venture into power generation - Economic Times

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 6:19am

Economic Times

PTC India plans to venture into power generation
Economic Times
With the new government in place, we are confident of debottlenecking in power sector and PTC Energy is finalising its business plans," PTC India's chairman and managing director Deepak Amitabh told ET. PTC Energy, formed two years ago with the ...

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PTC India plans to venture into power generation - Economic Times

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 6:19am

Economic Times

PTC India plans to venture into power generation
Economic Times
With the new government in place, we are confident of debottlenecking in power sector and PTC Energy is finalising its business plans," PTC India's chairman and managing director Deepak Amitabh told ET. PTC Energy, formed two years ago with the ...
PTC India Plans To Enter Power Generation SectorEnergy Sector News in India

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This World Bank report about India's power sector has crisis written all over it - Quartz

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 4:30am

Quartz

This World Bank report about India's power sector has crisis written all over it
Quartz
A new World Bank report, conducted at the request of the Government of India, has identified electricity distribution to the end consumer as the sector's debilitating point. According to the Bank, some of the reforms that can fix India's power mess are ...

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Power sector badly needs reforms: World Bank - Business Standard

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:11am

Business Standard

Power sector badly needs reforms: World Bank
Business Standard
The World Bank has painted a bleak picture of the Indian power sector. It has put together worrisome findings in its report on the performance of distribution companies (discoms), state electricity regulators and central public sector undertakings (PSUs).

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World Bank moots prepaid metering for power - mydigitalfc.com

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:49pm

World Bank moots prepaid metering for power
mydigitalfc.com
If prepaid Sim cards can work out superbly well in India's telecom sector, then why not introduce prepaid metering in power distribution? Customers, even those at the lower end of the spectrum, may not have a problem paying as long as power supply is ...

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World Bank report paints a bleak picture of power sector health - Business Standard

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 7:29pm

Business Standard

World Bank report paints a bleak picture of power sector health
Business Standard
The World Bank has painted a bleak picture of the Indian power sector, putting together a set of worrisome findings in its latest report covering the performance of distribution utilities, state electricity regulators and the central public sector ...

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Make power distribution reforms a top priority: World Bank - The Hindu

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 7:17pm

Make power distribution reforms a top priority: World Bank
The Hindu
World Bank's latest report named — More Power to India: The Challenge of Distribution — is a review of the Indian power sector across key areas of access, utility performance, and financial sustainability. The study has identified electricity ...

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India's power sector losses seen at US$27b by World Bank - Channel News Asia

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 4:45pm

Channel News Asia

India's power sector losses seen at US$27b by World Bank
Channel News Asia
NEW DELHI: Annual losses in India's dysfunctional power sector are forecast to rise to US$27 billion in 2017 unless the government enacts sweeping reforms in the face of rising demand, a World Bank study said on Tuesday. India has one of the world's ...

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