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Bajaj Hindusthan to sell 17.51% stake in group’s power firm LPGCL

Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar plans to sell its entire 17.51 per cent stake in the group firm Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd (LPGCL), estimated to be worth Rs 11 billion. The company had invested Rs 7.7 billion in LPGCL and now needs to divest non-core assets as per the debt restructuring scheme approved by the lenders.

Tata Power arm to develop 250 MW solar project in Karnataka

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has bagged an order from Karnataka to develop 250 MW solar project in the state’s Tumkur district. The project will be set up at Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur and the energy will be supplied to the state discoms under a power purchase agreement (PPA) valid for 25 years, Tata

Over 3.8 mn register for MP subsidised power, bill waiver scheme in 10 days

Within 10 days of the launch of the Madhya Pradesh government’s subsidised power scheme and outstanding power bill waiver scheme, over 3.8 million people have registered themselves to avail the benefits, an official said on Wednesday. According to the Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (subsidised power scheme), labourers falling under the unorganised sector in

Hartek Power bags order from HSIIDC

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power has bagged an order from Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for executing a 132-KV substation project at Kundli and Rai in Sonepat district of Haryana. To be commissioned at a cost of Rs 9.17 crore, this HSIIDC project will involve designing, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 16/20-MVA

Vadodara airport to switch to solar power soon

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost, a senior airport official said. “The airport is all set to start using clean and green energy for its day to day operations, as its ground-mounted grid-connected solar plant is ready for commissioning,” Vadodara airport

Odisha govt tells Centre to scrap PPAs with newer NTPC projects

Faced with the prospect of a glut in thermal power supplies from 2020 onwards, the Odisha government is keen to renege Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed with NTPC projects which is due to start commercial operations. Accordingly, the state government has requested the Centre not to allocate power from the NTPC’s stations coming up at

ABB India plans expansion of facilities to cater to demands of railways

Power and automation technology firm ABB India is looking to expand its facilities to cater to growing demands from railways and also increasing focus on renewable energy space, a top company official said today. The company said it spends about USD 100 million on its business in the country every year, ABB India Managing Director