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Coal-power projects worldwide, including India, see steep drop

In a step towards a cleaner environment, the number of coal-based fired power plants under development have seen a steep decline, especially in India and China, a report said on Thursday. The report, however, warns that despite a global coal phase-out trend in new coal plants, emissions from operational plants will still keep the 2015

Gujarat Industries Power Co issue LoI to Bhel for 75 MW solar power project

Gujarat Industries Power Co has issued a Letter of Intent dated 19 March 2018 to Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) for Design, Engineering, Supply & Procurement, Construction, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of 75 MW (AC) Solar Power Project at Gujarat Solar Park, Charanka, Dist: Patan in Gujarat, on Engineering, Procurement and Construction

BHEL inks tech pact with Korea-based HLB Power

State-run power equipment maker BHEL today said it has entered into a technology collaboration agreement (TCA) with HLB Power, Republic of Korea. The collaboration is for in-house design and manufacture of large size gates and dampers for use in coal fired power plants, to be commissioned or retrofitted with high capacity emission control equipment, a

BERC announces five pc power tariff hike in Bihar

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) today announced an average five per cent power tariff hike for 2018-19 fiscal. The Commission has increased 40 to 60 paise per unit in the electricity tariff rate across all categories that includes rural, urban, commercial and industrial consumers. A senior energy department official said the state government would

Suzlon makes country’s longest wind turbine blade

Renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group today said it has designed and manufactured the country’s longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri rotor blade unit. The advanced blade (SB 63) measures 63 metres in length and has been specifically developed for Suzlon’s new S128 wind turbine family with a rotor diameter of 128 metres, 1.5

Bhel commissions 1st unit of Kishanganga hydro project in J&K

State-run power equipment maker Bhel today said it has commissioned first unit of 110 MW of the Kishanganga hydro-electric project (HEP) of NHPC in Jammu and Kashmir. Located on the river Kishanganga, a tributary of the Jhelum in Bandipora district, all the three units of the 340 MW project will generate 1,350 million units (MU)

Suzlon wins two wind power projects in Gujarat

Renewable energy solution provider Suzlon Group today said it has won two wind power projects of 300 MW and 200 MW. The Suzlon will install 238 units of S111 140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with rated capacity of 2.1 MW each, Suzlon said in a statement, adding that the projects will be located at Kutch

HC tells DGCA to get clean chit for all A320neo aircraft

In the interest of passenger safety, the Bombay high court on Friday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ascertain whether all the A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt and Whitney, operational in India, are safe for flight operations. The direction by a bench of justices Naresh Patil and Girish Kulkarni came on a

Syska eyes up to Rs 5,000 cr turnover in 4-5 years

Home grown Syska group, which has diversified itself into segments ranging from LED-based lighting solutions to personal care products, is aiming to become a Rs 4,000 crore-Rs 5,000 crore company in the next 4 to 5 years, said a top company official. Besides, the company has also plans to go for listing on stock exchanges