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Adani Green Energy to raise $1.8 bn from foreign banks

Adani Green Energy to raise $1.8 bn from foreign banks

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

The company will raise $1.8 billion for the under construction and contracted portfolio of 12 GW, which includes the country's first manufacturing-linked solar power plant of 8 GW.

How govt plans to ease the process of coal mining

How govt plans to ease the process of coal mining

Rediff.com26 Aug 2020

Centre plans to acquire land and then give it on lease to miners.

Govt-owned REC removes Chinese firm from J-K power project

Govt-owned REC removes Chinese firm from J-K power project

Rediff.com31 Jul 2020

The Chinese sub-contractor had been removed following the directives of the ministry of power regarding vulnerabilities in the power supply system and network.

How govt plans to raise Rs 90,000 cr for discoms

How govt plans to raise Rs 90,000 cr for discoms

Rediff.com9 Jun 2020

LIC, EPFO and PSBs are likely to be asked to subscribe to bonds.

Taj Mahal gets a makeover before Trumps visit Agra

Taj Mahal gets a makeover before Trumps visit Agra

Rediff.com23 Feb 2020

From Dwight D Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, many American presidents have made sure they're photographed against the backdrop of the Taj. And, now the monument is ready to impress Trump for that family frame. Well, almost ready, reports Shreya Jai.

Adani bets big on renewable energy

Adani bets big on renewable energy

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

Eyeing to become India's largest player in 2020 Adani Group plans to invest 70 per cent of its capital expenditure in clean energy and energy efficient systems.

What Modi Told the Coal Minister

What Modi Told the Coal Minister

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'The day I took charge, the PM told me you do the following -- stop imports, talk to all stakeholders and involve them to make mining more industry-friendly without affecting the environment.'

UDAY, to revive govt power distribution cos, is a flop

UDAY, to revive govt power distribution cos, is a flop

Rediff.com11 Oct 2019

The power ministry is planning to start a second version of UDAY, aimed only at reducing the losses of discoms and improving the quality of power supply.

Gandhi@150: Students offer amazing solar lamp tribute!

Gandhi@150: Students offer amazing solar lamp tribute!

Rediff.com3 Oct 2019

One million schoolkids around the world build and light solar lamps.

The dark side to 100% electrification of India

The dark side to 100% electrification of India

Rediff.com12 Apr 2019

India has achieved 100 per cent electrical connectivity, but 100 per cent electrification remains a long-drawn task, says Shreya Jai.

Bidding norms under SHAKTI-II coal auction raise concern

Bidding norms under SHAKTI-II coal auction raise concern

Rediff.com13 Feb 2019

Earlier bidders in the SHAKTI auction were finding it difficult to meet their PPA obligations owing to shortfall in coal supply. The industry lobby has urged the Centre to review the guidelines and allow former participants as well.

India's largest coal mine hit by a political war

India's largest coal mine hit by a political war

Rediff.com7 Feb 2019

There are allegations that the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh govt is putting pressure on South Eastern Coalfields to not renew the contract with Sainik Mining whose promoter Rudra Sen Sindhu is the son-in-law of the late Sahib Singh Varma, a BJP leader and former chief minister of Delhi.

How NTPC plans to get rid of fly ash

How NTPC plans to get rid of fly ash

Rediff.com18 Jan 2019

It is developing ash parks at Varanasi, Raipur, Pune and Cuttack, to make it available to ash-based product manufacturing units at these centres. It recently signed an agreement with NHAI for supply of ash for use in road construction.

Govt readies policy changes in solar bids

Govt readies policy changes in solar bids

Rediff.com29 Jun 2018

The highest cap for the capacity would be 2 GW and can be set up in tranches at whatever location the project developer deems fit.

Going Green: Now even you can own a solar park in India

Going Green: Now even you can own a solar park in India

Rediff.com1 Jun 2018

The move comes at a time when IL&FS Energy has joined hands with SB Energy

As temperature soars, power demand across India hits record high

As temperature soars, power demand across India hits record high

Rediff.com25 May 2018

Northern and western states had the highest power demand, with Uttar Pradesh sourcing 19,082 Mw, Delhi 6,029 Mw, Rajasthan 10,395 Mw, Gujarat 16,825 Mw, and Maharashtra 23,609 Mw.

Electricity for all: Govt crosses one milestone

Electricity for all: Govt crosses one milestone

Rediff.com30 Apr 2018

Centre meets target of 18,000 villages but household metering remains a challenge

No conflict of interest, clarifies Deepak Kochhar

No conflict of interest, clarifies Deepak Kochhar

Rediff.com5 Apr 2018

'When Pinnacle Trust bought the stake of Supreme Energy, it included a liability of Rs 640 million. The purchase was at a fair market value (prevailing price) of Rs 8.80 per share,' Deepak Kochhar said in a telephonic conversation with Business Standard.

Load-shedding will be illegal from April 2019

Load-shedding will be illegal from April 2019

Rediff.com8 Dec 2017

Discoms will not only be penalised for undue outages, they will not be able to bill you for losses.

The looming coal crisis

The looming coal crisis

Rediff.com17 Nov 2017

Currently, 23 power units with a cumulative capacity of 30,000 MW have super critical coal stock situation A lack of synchronised approach between the concerned ministries and power plants, has led to this crisis, says Shreya Jai.

Solar industry in search of brighter business

Solar industry in search of brighter business

Rediff.com2 Oct 2017

Import curbs on Chinese panels and modules may help, but low demand and capacity remain problem areas, says Shreya Jai.

Chinese solar imports under probe cloud

Chinese solar imports under probe cloud

Rediff.com25 Jul 2017

Cheap equipment imports, especially from China, is a major reason for falling tariffs in solar tenders

Why Sumant Sinha is betting on the wind

Why Sumant Sinha is betting on the wind

Rediff.com19 Jun 2017

His father is a former finance minister. His brother is a minister in the Modi government. But Sumant Sinha wants nothing to do with politics and tells Shreya Jai why he is bullish on the renewable energy sector.

Stressed assets to be made national assets

Stressed assets to be made national assets

Rediff.com8 Jun 2017

Banks need assistance to complete projects that they have taken over

Plan to link power bills to Aadhaar

Plan to link power bills to Aadhaar

Rediff.com4 May 2017

It could end the payment backlog and improve the revenue flow of discoms, says Piyush Goyal

Your electricity bills will not 'shock' you any more

Your electricity bills will not 'shock' you any more

Rediff.com21 Feb 2017

Centre, with states, to change methodology of calculating domestic power rates, set standards for consumer tariffs

Will Purvanchal go the BJP way?

Will Purvanchal go the BJP way?

Rediff.com14 Feb 2017

In the 2012 election, the BJP's performance was the poorest in Purvanchal, winning only 12 of the region's 112 seats. Will 2017 be different? Will the party ride on Varanasi MP Narendra Modi's charisma?

Power-for-all is just a pipe-dream and nothing else

Power-for-all is just a pipe-dream and nothing else

Rediff.com7 Sep 2016

On paper, only 8,000 villages remain to be electrified in the country, but the situation on the ground shows euphoria over numbers is misplaced

Piyush Goyal: A workaholic minister who's setting new records

Piyush Goyal: A workaholic minister who's setting new records

Rediff.com26 May 2016

An articulate ex-banker and a chartered accountant by training, Piyush Goyal is particular about numbers.

Modi's dream to 'power India' taking shape

Modi's dream to 'power India' taking shape

Rediff.com23 May 2016

The private discoms that join the scheme would only benefit in terms of operational efficiency and there will not be any financial bailout

The monk who declined Rajya Sabha membership

The monk who declined Rajya Sabha membership

Rediff.com9 May 2016

Pranav Pandya, head and mentor, All World Gayatri Pariwar, says he's not inclined to accept

Piyush Goyal's unique way of thanking one million employees

Piyush Goyal's unique way of thanking one million employees

Rediff.com26 Apr 2016

Minister of state for power Piyush Goyal will gift wooden-framed 'appreciation letters' to one million govt employees.

Warming up to the idea of more power this summer

Warming up to the idea of more power this summer

Rediff.com7 Apr 2016

Lot will depend on the discom's ability to source cheap power and pass on the same to consumer

'India is the fastest-growing solar market'

'India is the fastest-growing solar market'

Rediff.com6 Apr 2016

'In terms of growth rate, India is better than China.'

17-year-old designs new-gen apps for solar power

17-year-old designs new-gen apps for solar power

Rediff.com28 Nov 2015

Ministry asks research body to take it to commercial level

India's solar power rates at historic low

India's solar power rates at historic low

Rediff.com5 Nov 2015

The lowest bid earlier had come for Madhya Pradesh at Rs 5.05/unit.

Adani Power may be disqualified from Rs 3,662-cr transmission projects

Adani Power may be disqualified from Rs 3,662-cr transmission projects

Rediff.com20 Aug 2015

Four big transmission projects went under the hammer last month.

'The govt has done a lot to set the investment climate right'

'The govt has done a lot to set the investment climate right'

Rediff.com18 May 2015

'The transmission sector is going to be the next sunrise industry.'

Govt to kickstart its 100,000-MW solar energy plan soon

Govt to kickstart its 100,000-MW solar energy plan soon

Rediff.com20 Apr 2015

The plan includes close to 6,000-Mw capacity to be set up by NTPC alone.

Policy niggles put India's solar dream under a shadow

Policy niggles put India's solar dream under a shadow

Rediff.com26 Mar 2015

The government wants to generate 100,000 Mw of solar power by 2022.

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