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MSEDCL plans to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations

State-run power utility MSEDCL plans to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations across Maharashtra to encourage use of green energy by automobiles, an official said Thursday. In the first phase of the project, 50 such stations will soon come up in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel (four each) Thane (six), Pune, Nagpur (10 each) and

Cabinet approves new electrified railway line between Indore and Budni

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved construction of a new railway line between Budni and Indore (Mangaliyagaon) with electrification, at an estimated cost of Rs. 3261.82 crore. Generating direct employment for about 49.32 lakh days, the project aims at reducing the distance between Jabalpur and Indore by

L&T wins contracts worth Rs 2,048 crore

Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Tuesday said its construction arm has won contracts worth Rs 2,048 crore across two business segments. Power transmission and distribution business of L&T Construction has bagged orders worth Rs 1,633 crore in the domestic market, it said in a BSE filing. “The business has secured a major order for

23k artisans in Telangana power utilities to be regularised

Legal hurdles for regularising the services of outsourced personnel working in power utilities in Telangana as ‘artisans’ have been cleared with a petition challenging the proposed regularisation being struck down in the High Court Tuesday, the state government said. The development paves the way for regularising the services of 23,000 ‘artisans’ working in power utilities,

Power Finance Corp moves NCLT, files insolvency plea against Rattan India

State-owned Power Finance Corp (PFC) has filed an insolvency plea against Rattan India Power, formerly known as Indiabulls Power, in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to recover unpaid loans. A two-member bench of NCLT Tuesday adjourned the matter to November 26 as the Supreme Court has ordered status quo in insolvency pleas against power

China to speed up efforts to cut solar, wind subsidies: draft guidelines

China will speed up efforts to ensure its wind and solar power sectors can compete without subsidies and achieve “grid price parity” with traditional energy sources like coal, according to new draft guidelines issued by the energy regulator. As it tries to ease its dependence on polluting fossil fuels, China has encouraged renewable manufacturers and

States ready to pay to meet peak demand, but where are the power sellers?

Demand-supply mismatch has been the nature of Indian power sector with seasonality playing a huge role. In current times, the situation is more precarious with demand registering a healthy, if not laudable growth, while supply options are shrinking. The current installed power generation capacity in the country is 300,000 Mw. There are 40,000 mega watts

Hartek Solar bags rooftop solar projects in Chandigarh

Hartek Solar said Thursday it has bagged orders for more than 100-kWp rooftop solar projects from about 25 households in the city. “Hartek Solar has secured most of the orders from owners of kanal houses, which have started opting for rooftop solar since the UT administration made solar systems mandatory for all buildings with an

Afghanistan’s DABS ties up with Tata Power

The Afghanistan government has brought on board India’s utility major Tata Power for distribution, transmission and generation of power in the war-ravaged South-Asian country. The Afghanistan government-run power distribution firm, Da Afghanistan Bresha Sherkat (DABS), Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the second India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment show. The four-day event, which