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Power supply restored in Himachal


July 31st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Power supply was restored in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday evening after a more than five-hour disruption owing to the failure of the Northern Grid, an official said."Now ... Read more...

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Hydropower generation resumes in Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Hydro-power generation in Himachal Pradesh resumed Monday morning more than seven hours after the Northern Grid collapsed and stopped electricity production, an official of the state ... Read more...

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Over 38 percent of Himachal’s hydropower potential tapped


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 23 (IANS) Public and private sector companies have harnessed 8,824 MW of hydropower of the estimated potential of 23,000 MW in Himachal Pradesh, a government official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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BHEL sets up third gas turbine in Delhi power plant


July 5th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) Thursday successfully set up the third 250 MW advanced class gas turbine at Delhi's 1,500 MW Pragati-III combined ... Read more...

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India to launch 16 new nuclear reactors


June 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) will launch 16 reactors at an outlay of Rs.2.3 trillion ($40 billion) during the 12th Plan period (2012-17), ... Read more...

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Graft, scams hog limelight in Himachal assembly (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Accusations of graft and scams have been creating an impasse in the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly, with the opposition Congress continuing to ... Read more...

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Allot entire 2,000 MW Kudankulam power to Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa


March 31st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate the entire 2,000 MW power to be generated by the two ... Read more...

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Himachal taps 7,923 MW of hydropower


March 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) More than 7,000 MW of power has been tapped by hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Thursday.Till date 7,923 MW ... Read more...

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Himachal legislator seeks probe into Jaypee’s project


March 27th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) An opposition Congress legislator Tuesday sought an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the commissioning and functioning of India's largest hydropower project in ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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India’s JSW Energy to set up power plant in South Africa


February 14th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Integrated power generator JSW Energy, looking for suitable acquisitions inside India, is planning to set up a 450-600-MW coal-fired plant in South Africa where the power ... Read more...

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Power situation to improve from June: Jayalalithaa


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said the power shortage in the state would start easing from June this year.Replying to the debate on the ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Himachal plea to environment ministry on river study


January 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has asked the central government to waive its condition of cumulative impact assessment (CIA) study of the Chenab river as it is delaying execution ... Read more...

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Iran’s n-plant to reach full capacity in February


January 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An underground nuclear power plant in Iran will achieve full generation capacity in early February, the country's atomic chief was quoted by an Iranian newspaper ... Read more...

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Reliance Power leads hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh: Dhumal


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Reliance Power has bagged five hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh in the past three-and-half years, the most by any company, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host world energy summit in January 2012


December 19th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host the 5th annual World Future Energy Summit Jan 16-19.Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will deliver the keynote address at the meet ... Read more...

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JSW Energy’s Ratnagiri project now fully operational


October 17th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) JSW Energy Monday said its 1,200 MW Ratnagiri thermal power project in Maharashtra is fully operational and providing power to the state grid."JSW Energy, part of ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal’s hydropower generation


October 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) The setting in of chill and freezing of glaciers and water bodies in the higher reaches have dipped Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation, affecting electricity supplies ... Read more...

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India seeks US investment in power sector


September 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Tuesday urged US entrepreneurs to invest in India's growing power sector.Addressing the US-India Economic Opportunities and Synergies Summit in ... Read more...

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Congress to oppose closure of Bathinda thermal plant


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress in Punjab will oppose a move by the state's Parkash Singh Badal government to shut down the Bathinda thermal plant, former Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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India faced 6.6 pc power shortage in Q1: Shinde


August 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The country faced 6.6 percent deficit in power supply during the first quarter of the current fiscal, Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said Friday."From ... Read more...

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Adani Power’s Q1 net profit up 54 percent


August 4th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Adani Power Thursday reported a rise of 54 percent in its net profit for the first quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.177 crore as compared ... Read more...

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ONGC’s Rs.24 bn Assam project on fast track


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Saturday said it had intensified efforts to implement the ambitious Rs.2,400 crore to replace and revamp ageing installations ... Read more...

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Three hydel power plants to come up in Mizoram


July 18th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 18 (IANS) The state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO) will set up three power plants in Mizoram, generating a total of 1,526 MW, officials said here ... Read more...

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Northeast to generate 5,000 MW more in next few years


July 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) The state-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO) is on track to generate surplus electricity in the power-starved region within the next few years, an ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s hydro project in Himachal starts partial generation


June 6th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) India's largest hydropower project in the private sector has started partial generation in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, a company official said here Monday.The Karcham ... Read more...

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PM should seek Dayanidhi’s resignation: Jayalalithaa


June 1st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should seek Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran's resignation after allegations that his official decisions ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite plans to enter power transmission sector


May 27th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Integrated mining-cum-power producer Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) is looking at further forward and backward integration with plans to get into power transmission and acquiring coal ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s Himachal hydro unit to be commissioned May 15


May 11th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) The commercial operations of Jaypee Group's 1,000 MW hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district will partially start May 15, an official said here Wednesday."The Karcham-Wangtoo ... Read more...

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China will not change plans for developing nuke power projects: Government


March 12th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.12 (ANI): China's Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, Zhang Lijun, has said Beijing will continue developing nuclear power projects but will learn a lesson after the massive earthquake in Japan, which ... Read more...

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Himachal targets 9 percent growth (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to clock 9 percent growth


March 8th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, according to the state's economic ... Read more...

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Himachal’s bountiful snow raises hopes from hydropower


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Tourists aren't the only ones delighted at the bountiful snow in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh. It has also excited power officials who now ... Read more...

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