Reliance Industries has entered into cooking gas retailing market by launching a 4-kg LPG cylinder on pilot basis. Four-kg LPG cylinder has been launched in 4 districts on pilot basis. LPG consumption is growing by over 10 percent.
The India Infrastructure Fund of IDFC Alternatives is buying three solar projects in Punjab and Rajasthan from Punj Lloyd Infrastructure as part of the parent's plans to establish a presence in the renewable energy space through acquisitions.
Inox Wind has bagged repeat orders from Malpani Group for 40 MW wind power projects in Gujarat. The company has bagged repeat orders from DJ Malpani for two wind power projects of 20 MW each in the state of Gujarat.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme.
BHEL has commissioned 660 MW coal-based supercritical thermal power unit in Uttar Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned at the 3 x 660 MW Prayagraj super thermal power project, located in Bara tehsil in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) at the two-day State Power Ministers Conference in Vadodara.
Union Ministry of Coal has amended New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP), 2007 to increase the annual cap of coal from 4200 tonnes per annum for sale through State Nominated Agencies (SNA) to 10,000 tonnes per annum. In addition to raising the annual cap of coal, the Ministry has also amended the phrase, ‘small and medium sector’, as mentioned in the NCDP to ‘small, medium and others’.
The Union Cabinet has approved to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on 12th December 2015 and India signed the Paris Agreement in New York early this year on 22nd April 2016.
There has been excessive rainfall in the Northern Coal Field (NCL) area during last few days. This unforeseen natural calamity has damaged roads, railway tracks and there is water logging in the open cast NCL mines. This has affected coal supply to Anpara, Singrauli, Rihand and Vindhyachal Thermal Power Stations.
Renewable energy solutions provider, Suzlon group, has bagged orders for a combined capacity of 111.30 MW from corporate and SME customers in August and September, 2016. This combined capacity includes orders from reputed corporate houses such as Serum Institute of India, Rajasthan Gum Group and an assortment of SME customers.
Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 100 MW solar project for NTPC in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Tata Power Solar delivered the project in record 80% of stipulated timelines, and nearly three months ahead of schedule. Key highlights of the project were the innovative design of Balance of System (BoS) and cabling, along with optimized selection of evacuation systems.
The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency will be held in Visakhapatnam during 4th-5th July, 2016. Participation from all BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa has been confirmed.