Power plants with FSA and mines eligible for coal e-auction

The move is aimed at ensuring adequate availability of coal for electricity generation.

Obama says climate one of `key challenges` of our time

President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions.

BHEL commissions 250 MW unit of NTPC's Bongaigaon power plant

State-run equipment maker BHEL on Tuesday said that it has commissioned a 250 MW unit of NTPC's Bongaigaon thermal power plant in Kokrajhar district in Assam.

Pak power plant to be set up by China firm

Pakistan has approved a 1,400 MW coal-fired power plant to be set up by China's Shanghai Electric Group, a media report said today.

Bajaj Group commissions 660 MW power plant at Lalitpur, UP

Shishir Bajaj led-Bajaj Group Tuesday commissioned its 660 MW thermal power plant at Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Adani, Reliance to build Bangladesh power plants to ease crisis

Two leading Indian power firms will build several plants in Bangladesh to produce up to 4,600 megawatts of electricity to ease the country`s prolonged power crisis, a senior official said on Saturday.

Reliance Power to invest $3 bn in power plant in Bangladesh

The company will use the equipment it had contracted for its Samalkot project in Andhra Pradesh for setting up the power plant in Bangladesh in three years from the date of signing power purchase agreement (PPA).

Technical problem shuts down Slovenian nuclear plant

 Slovenia`s only nuclear plant Krsko said Thursday it has initiated a preventive shutdown over technical problems in the system for monitoring the temperature.

BHEL commissions 500 MW power unit in Maharashtra

State-run electrical equipment maker BHEL said on Thursday it has commissioned the first 500 MW unit of the two allotted at Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) stage-III of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO).

NTPC invites tenders for 4,000 MW power plants in Vizag

 State-owned NTPC has invited tenders for sourcing equipment for its proposed Rs 20,000 crore thermal power project in Andhra Pradesh.

Coal India raises shipments ahead of five-day strike

The company accounts for about 80 percent of India`s total output and worker strikes have previously crippled power plants. Coal fuels 60 percent of the country`s power production.

South Africa in talks with Vedanta for power plant JV

South Africa has initiated talks with Vedanta Resources for setting up a power plant jointly with a state-run firm, though it is yet to decide if majority stake would be given to the Anil Agarwal-led firm.

Another Tripura power plant to be inaugurated in January

 After the inauguration of second unit of the 726 MW gas-based thermal power project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Palatana in Gomati district on Monday, another power plant at Monarchak in Sipahijala district of Tripura would start generation in January.

Govt to allocate coal mine to UP for power plant: Goyal

 The Centre will allocate a coal mine with 400 million tonne capacity for a plant in Uttar Pradesh by February and sanction Rs 500 crore to the state within a month to upgrade the distribution network, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.

4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant for Bihar announced

 Electricity-starved Bihar will get a 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) and Centre will allocate sufficient number of coal blocks for it, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Saturday.

Coal India signs 161 fuel supply pacts with power plants

The Coal Ministry has said that state-owned CIL has signed 161 fuel supply agreements (FSAs) for a capacity of 73,675 MW.

Kudankulam turbine to run with parts from another unit

Work on restarting the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has commenced by using the components taken from the second unit's turbine, said sources.

Coal India unions threaten 'work to rule' strike, demand return of blocks

More than half of India`s thermal power plants, which source most of their coal from state behemoth Coal India, have stocks enough to last for only less than a week.

Adani Group plans to build Rs 12,500 cr power plant in Odisha

Adani Group is planning to invest Rs 12,500 crore for setting up a thermal power project in Odisha, days after it announced the Rs 6,000-crore deal to buy Lanco Infratech's plant in Karnataka.

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity

Power plan: India, Nepal to work big on electricity India and Nepal will work fast on the implementation of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project to boost hydropower generation between the South Asian neighbours, a joint communique issued after a meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission at the foreign minister-level stated Saturday.