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NTPC may drop private project buyout plans - Livemint

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 1:16am

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NTPC may drop private project buyout plans
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New Delhi: NTPC Ltd, India's biggest power producer, may scrap its plan to buy stressed private sector power projects. A committee under the company's board has recommended the cancellation of the contract given to consulting firm KPMG to identify and ...

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Coal India production up 12% in June quarter - Financial Express

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 12:26am

Coal India production up 12% in June quarter
Financial Express
... coal-based power plants had less than 8 days of coal or were in critical condition, the number of critical plants has reduced to just 4 on Wednesday (July 29), as per the data made public by the power sector planning wing Central Electricity ...

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Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight - The New Indian Express

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 10:11pm

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Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight
The New Indian Express
The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation's existing power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for ...

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Bharat Forge's Babasaheb Kalyani bullish on manufacturing, says 'Make in India ... - Economic Times

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 6:35pm

Bharat Forge's Babasaheb Kalyani bullish on manufacturing, says 'Make in India ...
Economic Times
... the 'Make in India' campaign our PM has envisaged to take the contribution of manufacturing sector in the GDP to 25 per cent in the next 10 to 15 years, which will come to around USD 1.2 trillion. That is the growth you can expect in the ...

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Patience running out? L&T criticises 'unhurried' reform pace as profit dives 37% - Firstpost

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 11:07am

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Patience running out? L&T criticises 'unhurried' reform pace as profit dives 37%
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New Delhi - With its first-quarter profits dipping by a sharp 37 per cent, industrial giant Larsen and Toubro today blamed "unhurried pace of reforms" and the global uncertainties for a subdued investment climate in the country. "The domestic ...
Unhurried reforms making investment climate subdued: L&TBusiness Standard
UPDATE 1-India's Larsen criticises "unhurried" reform pace as profit slidesReuters

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Centre seeks additional funds worth `40822 cr - The Indian Express

Sat, 01/08/2015 - 2:31am

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Centre seeks additional funds worth `40822 cr
The Indian Express
The Centre also sought Rs 1,153 crore for the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd as well as Rs 1,000 crore for Power Sector Development Fund financed schemes. Another Rs 1,000 crore has been sought for development of Chennai and Bengaluru ...
Govt presents first batch of Supplementary Demand for Grants in ParliamentNetIndian
Govt seeks Parliamentary nod for Rs. 12010-cr capital infusion in PSU banksHindu Business Line

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An issue of 'ultra-supercritical' importance - Hindu Business Line

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 9:27pm

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An issue of 'ultra-supercritical' importance
Hindu Business Line
Ultra-supercritical technology is the new paradigm that the Indian power sector is aiming to touch. India's power generation over the next few decades will continue to depend heavily on coal. The latest figure for total installed capacity of power ...

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Indian Energy Investment — Where Will The Money Come From? - CleanTechnica

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 6:07pm

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Indian Energy Investment — Where Will The Money Come From?
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In a recent research note, Indian rating agency CRISIL suggested that power sector loans of as much as $62.5 billion might turn toxic (for comparison: this is around half the new bailout package for Greece). Half of the amount has been lent to India's ...

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Indian Energy Investment — Where Will The Money Come From? - CleanTechnica

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 6:07pm

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Indian Energy Investment — Where Will The Money Come From?
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In a recent research note, Indian rating agency CRISIL suggested that power sector loans of as much as $62.5 billion might turn toxic (for comparison: this is around half the new bailout package for Greece). Half of the amount has been lent to India's ...

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Rajan is right, the window dressing of bad loans by banks should end - Firstpost

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 9:43am

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Rajan is right, the window dressing of bad loans by banks should end
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Hence, if the stressed advances of public sector banks to the power sector are at 17.3%, it means that of every Rs 100 of loan given to the power sector by the banks, Rs 17.3 has either gone bad or has been restructured. The power sector in India has ...

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Ethiopia may renew key power pact awarded to PGCIL-led group - Livemint

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 12:22am

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Ethiopia may renew key power pact awarded to PGCIL-led group
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New Delhi: Ethiopia may renew a key contract awarded to an Indian consortium led by state-owned Power Grid Corp. Ltd (PGCIL) for managing its power sector, a move that will help India affirm its role in Africa in the wake of growing Chinese influence.

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How Solar Power Is Transforming India's Energy Market (Part II) - CleanTechnica

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:34pm

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How Solar Power Is Transforming India's Energy Market (Part II)
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A part if India's power deficit is, therefore, by design. This limits utilities' interest in buying any new power at all – whether coal, solar, or other, and is a serious roadblock for the growth of India's power sector as a whole. The rationalisation ...
Rajasthan clears solar power projects worth Rs.1.56 lakh croreSME Times
A bright future for Indian solar?Investors Chronicle (blog)
Indian Solar Market RemarkableWall Street Sector Selector

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How Solar Power Is Transforming India's Energy Market (Part II) | CleanTechnica - CleanTechnica

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:34pm

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How Solar Power Is Transforming India's Energy Market (Part II) | CleanTechnica
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A part if India's power deficit is, therefore, by design. This limits utilities' interest in buying any new power at all – whether coal, solar, or other, and is a serious roadblock for the growth of India's power sector as a whole. The rationalisation ...
Deutsche Bank sees solar winning coal in India by 2019-20 | Business Line ...Hindu Business Line
Indian Solar Market Remarkable - Wall St. Sector SelectorWall Street Sector Selector

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Japan's foreign aid arm plans to finance India solar power parks - Livemint

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:22am

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Japan's foreign aid arm plans to finance India solar power parks
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Of the total 100,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power capacity planned by 2022, 20,000MW will come from solar parks and 40,000MW each from roof-top and distributed generation projects. The government plans to set up 25 solar power parks. “Apart from ...

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Power deals: Blacklisted Chinese firms winning contracts give stiff ... - Economic Times

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 4:18am

Power deals: Blacklisted Chinese firms winning contracts give stiff ...
Economic Times
"In the absence of strict regulations and easy access, especially to the sub 400kV category, the Indian power sector has become a dumping ground for manufacturers from East Asia while domestic manufacturers suffer despite better quality products," the ...

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India, Myanmar to intensify armed forces cooperation - Livemint - Livemint

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 10:33pm

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India, Myanmar to intensify armed forces cooperation - Livemint
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The possibilities of joint ventures in Myanmar's hydel power sector was also discussed. In this context India welcomed a Myanmarese proposal for establishment of a coal based power plant at Kalewa. India said it would look into Myanmar's request for ...

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12 lakh power sector staff threaten to go on nation-wide strike - Hindustan Times

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 4:47pm

Hindustan Times

12 lakh power sector staff threaten to go on nation-wide strike
Hindustan Times
Despite the opposition of power employees and engineers to the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014, it has been put on agenda of Lok Sabha and can come up anytime between July 21 and August 13, chairman of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) ...
About 1.2-mn powermen to strike over Electricity Amendment BillBusiness Standard
Strike looms: 12 lakh power employees, engineers threaten to stop work for a dayFirstpost

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About 1.2-mn powermen to strike over Electricity Amendment Bill - Business Standard

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 4:45pm

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About 1.2-mn powermen to strike over Electricity Amendment Bill
Business Standard
The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), All India Federation of Power Diploma Engineers, All India Electricity Employees Federation, Electricity Employees Federation of India, Indian National Electricity Workers Federation, All India Power ...
UP: 12 lakh power employees, engineers threaten to go on strikeZee News

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Resurgent Monsoon Boosts Power Sector - The New Indian Express

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:47am

Resurgent Monsoon Boosts Power Sector
The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state's power scenario appears to be in the pink with the hydel reservoirs receiving ample inflow, thanks to a resurgent southwest monsoon. As Saturday, the reservoirs are 44 per cent full and have enough water to generate ...

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Rajasthan bets on private sector for power reforms - Livemint

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 12:41am

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Rajasthan bets on private sector for power reforms
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Experts underline the importance of Rajasthan SEB and its domino effect on the Indian power sector. India's energy woes have meant the country has been hard-pressed to generate enough power to keep its economic engine running at a price that makes its ...

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