power generation capacity

260 percent power capacity added between 10th and 11th Plans


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The power generation capacity added during the 11th Plan is about 260 percent of the total capacity added during the 10th Plan, Minister of State ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

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Coal India approves supply penalty clause


August 7th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) In a decision crucial to India's power generation capacity, Coal India Tuesday agreed to a revised penalty regime in case of shortfall in supplies to ... Read more...

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Coal Minister invites foreign investment


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Friday invited foreign investors to invest in India's coal sector saying the country is making all efforts to boost growth in ... Read more...

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OPG Power to increase capacity to 740 MW by 2013


July 20th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Britain-based OPG Power Ventures Plc, operating power plants in India through subsidiaries, would raise the total generation capacity to around 742 MW by next year, said ... Read more...

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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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Wind power banking in Tamil Nadu is unbankable: Tangedco


June 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) wants power banking scrapped as around Rs.200 crore are being lost annually because of the the facility.Power banking ... Read more...

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Essar commissions 2nd unit of Salaya power project in Gujarat


June 15th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 15 (IANS) Essar Energy Friday said the second unit of the 2X600 MW Salaya-I power plant in Gujarat has begun commercial operations.The Mumbai-based firm had launched commercial operations ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu would soon become surplus in power: Jayalalithaa


June 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reiterated that the state would soon become surplus in power owing to various measures taken by her government."I am ... Read more...

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UPA-II showcases strong economy (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Dispelling the impression of policy paralysis, the UPA-II government Tuesday touted a healthy 7 percent growth in economy, a sharp hike in social spending ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to add 500 MW of power by June


May 17th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Faced with a scorching summer and a looming power crisis, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday announced that two new thermal power units - unit 9 of ... Read more...

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Power crisis grips northeast India: Tripura minister


May 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) India's northeast region has been hit by a severe power crisis for a week following collapse of vital power transmission towers, prolonged dry spells and falling ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest solar park functional in Gujarat


April 19th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) A 600 MW solar power park, touted as Asia's first and largest, was Thursday dedicated to the nation by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha vows to make Tamil Nadu a leader by 2023


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday unveiled her government's Vision 2023 that envisages GDP growth at 11 percent per annum.The document also seeks to raise ... Read more...

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No power: Kashmir valley freezes in darkness


January 8th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The power situation in Kashmir Valley remained critical for the third day Sunday after two transmission lines got snapped, leaving the region plunged in darkness with ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite to add 250 MW power this fiscal


December 24th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) Integrated mining-cum-power generation company Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) is confident of generating 250 MW power from its two units in Rajasthan and light up two other ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to add 1,500 MW power by 2012


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) Coal-rich Chhattisgarh will add 1,500 MW electricity by 2012 that will raise its power generation capacity to 3,424 MW from the current 1,924 MW, official sources ... Read more...

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India to have 2 GW solar power capacity by 2013


November 9th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 9 (IANS) India plans to have two gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation capacity by March 2013, a top official said Wednesday.The ministry of new and renewable energy ... Read more...

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Kudankulam n-plant safe, but no negotiator’s role: Kalam


November 7th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday vouched for the safety of the proposed Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, where a protest is underway by ... Read more...

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Allow consumers to choose electricity source: CII


October 30th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) To ensure uninterrupted power supply, reforms like implementation of "open access", allowing consumers to procure power directly from power generators, should be introduced, an industry ... Read more...

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Rs.4,900 crore FDI in renewable energy sector


August 26th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Over Rs.4,900 crore has been received by the renewable energy sector as Foreign Direct Investment since 2008-09 with Rs.480.34 crore investment in the first quarter ... Read more...

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Lanco Solar bags Rs.884.18 crore solar power project


May 26th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Lanco Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Lanco Infratech, Thursday said the company in consortium with Juwi Renewable India had bagged a Rs.884.18 crore ($195 million) ... Read more...

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Iran announces plan for new nuclear reactors


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 13 (IANS/AKI) Iran plans to construct new "four or five" nuclear reactors for medical research, according to state controlled Press TV. "Iran plans to build four to five ... Read more...

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US pledges 500 million dollars for Pak’s Diamer-Bhasha dam


April 4th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): The United States has agreed to provide over 500 million dollars for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan, which is expected to be completed by 2021.A senior ... Read more...

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Orissa’s energy plans to trigger water crisis: NGO


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) As the world celebrated World Water Day Tuesday, a water watchdog said Orissa seriously needs to rethink its energy plans.The Orissa government has drafted an action ... Read more...

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Infrastructure development to get top priority: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's economic and social development depends on how fast infrastructure is ramped up, President Pratibha Patil said here Monday.The government has accorded infrastructure development the highest ... Read more...

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Shanghai Electric, Punj Lloyd bag CESC projects


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) RPG Group company CESC, a power utility firm, Thursday said it will award contracts to Shanghai Electric Corporation and Punj Lloyd Limited for projects at its 600 MW ... Read more...

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Nuclear power sector target too ‘aggressive’, says expert


February 9th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.9 (ANI): An "over-aggressive" target for the nuclear power industry by 2020 may harm the sector's healthy development, an industry expert from the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) think tank ... Read more...

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Energy sector deals worth Rs.7.38 lakh crore at Gujarat summit


January 13th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) The energy sector bagged deals worth Rs.7.38 lakh crore with major corporates such as Reliance, Essar, Adani and Torrent signing agreements with the Gujarat government at the ... Read more...

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Karnataka ties up for 1,000 MW power from NTPC, Neyveli


January 4th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 4 (IANS) Energy deficit Karnataka Tuesday signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Tamil Nadu-based Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) for 1,000 MW to ... Read more...

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AIADMK gives Jayalalithaa free hand for poll alliance


December 30th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Ahead of the 2011 Tamil Nadu assembly elections, the AIADMK general council here Thursday authorised party general secretary J. Jayalalithaa to hold talks and decide on issues related ... Read more...

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Jaitapur may store spent nuclear fuel: Activists


November 30th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Two days after the centre cleared the 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project (JNPP), activists Tuesday said the plant was dangerous as it may store spent fuel from ... Read more...

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Pak calls India’s Kishanganga Dam clear violation of Indus Waters treaty


November 12th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 12 (ANI): Pakistan's Indus Water Commissioner Jammat Ali Shah has blamed India for violating the Indus Water Treaty by constructing Kishanganga, Nimoo Bazgo and other hydropower projects on rivers Chenab, ... Read more...

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Reliance Power places $10-bn equipment order for 32,000 MW


October 28th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) In one of the largest such orders of its kind, Reliance Power, a part the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Thursday said it has awarded a $10-billion contract ... Read more...

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Raising funds for infrastructure development not a big problem: Mukherjee


October 28th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that raising funds for infrastructure development is not a big problem, and added that progress has been made in ... Read more...

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