Govt planning to set up bio-CNG plants in rural India soon: Pradhan

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said there are plans to set up bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plants in India. He made this comment after visiting a bio-CNG plant in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was briefed by officials on how agricultural waste can be converted into energy. Pradhan told ANI, […]

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Desalination processes based on renewable energy could resolve India’s perennial water woes

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable. According to a study in […]

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HC stays construction of all hydro power plants in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered a stay on construction of all hydro power plants in the state and directed the district magistrates to identify sites within eight weeks for disposal of debris from every project. The court prohibited waste disposal within 500 metres of rivers, sternly rejecting the state government’s request to reduce the […]

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CSIR, RAASI Solar Power signs MoA for India’s first Lithium Ion Battery project

Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. The Agreement was signed in Bengaluru on Saturday (June 09, 2018) by Dr Vijayamohan K. […]

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NREL Finds Easier Ways to Deconstruct Biomass

If there’s an easier, more efficient method, science will find a way. That’s certainly the case in producing cellulosic biofuels, which, at least for now, requires a two-step process to free the sugars trapped in plant matter and convert them into something else. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) […]

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PM Modi Inaugurates Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project, Lays Foundation Stone of Pakal Dul Power Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project and laid the Foundation Stone of the Pakal Dul Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir. Pakal Dul, with 1000 MW capacity, will be the largest Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir on completion. It is also the first storage Project in Jammu & Kashmir. 330 MW […]

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Arun-III hydroelectric project in Nepal will usher in development: SJVNL

The construction of 900 Mw Arun-III Hydroelectric Project in Kathmandu in Nepal would usher all-around development and help usher in prosperity, the Indian company executing the project has said. The project activities would boost the development of new roads, bridges and other amenities like healthcare and education, Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN Ltd Nand […]

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GMR Energy inks pact with investor group to sell off hydro power project

GMR Energy Ltd has signed a definitive agreement with a consortium of international investor group for divesting its entire stake in Himtal Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd and its associated transmission company Marsyandgi Transmission Company Pvt Ltd, in Nepal. Sources in GMR Group told PTI that the project is currently under development stage and is expected […]

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Tata Power consolidated power generation increases to 53,556 MUs in FY18

Tata Power produced 53,556 million units of electricity in the financial year 2017-18 from all its units, ranging from hydel,thermal, wind and solar. It marks a rise of 1.98% in total electricity generated in the FY’18 as compared to 52,512 million units power generated in the previous fiscal. Tata Power generated 14,255 million units of […]

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NTPC Targets 268 BU Power Generation for the Year 2018-19

NTPC, India’s largest power generating company is aiming at generating 268 billion units (BU) of electricity during the fiscal year 2018-19, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between NTPC and Ministry of Power in New Delhi. Revenue from Operations is targeted at Rs 85,500 Crore. Parameters related to financial performance, improvement in operational efficiency, […]

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