All stories by Shreya Jai
Adani Green Energy to raise $1.8 bn from foreign banksRediff.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 miningRediff.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 projectRediff.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 discomsRediff.com9 Jun 2020
LIC, EPFO and PSBs are likely to be asked to subscribe to bonds.
Taj Mahal gets a makeover before Trumps visit AgraRediff.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 energyRediff.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 MinisterRediff.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 flopRediff.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!Rediff.com3 Oct 2019
One million schoolkids around the world build and light solar lamps.
The dark side to 100% electrification of IndiaRediff.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 concernRediff.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 warRediff.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 ashRediff.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 bidsRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 highRediff.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 milestoneRediff.com30 Apr 2018
Centre meets target of 18,000 villages but household metering remains a challenge
No conflict of interest, clarifies Deepak KochharRediff.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 2019Rediff.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 crisisRediff.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 businessRediff.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 cloudRediff.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 windRediff.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 assetsRediff.com8 Jun 2017
Banks need assistance to complete projects that they have taken over
Plan to link power bills to AadhaarRediff.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 moreRediff.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?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 elseRediff.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 recordsRediff.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 shapeRediff.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 membershipRediff.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 employeesRediff.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 summerRediff.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'Rediff.com6 Apr 2016
'In terms of growth rate, India is better than China.'
17-year-old designs new-gen apps for solar powerRediff.com28 Nov 2015
Ministry asks research body to take it to commercial level
India's solar power rates at historic lowRediff.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 projectsRediff.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'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 soonRediff.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 shadowRediff.com26 Mar 2015
The government wants to generate 100,000 Mw of solar power by 2022.