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Coal scams caused shutdown of 65000 MW of power projects:Goyal

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:49

Coal scams during the tenure of the "previous government" have adversely impacted the availability of coal forcing the power generation projects with collective capacity of 65,000 MW being shut in the country, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here today.

Geete asks BHEL to explore entering power generation business

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 20:43

Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete has asked the state-run power gear maker BHEL to venture into electricity generation business.

Power generation rises 11% in April: CEA

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 11:40

Electricity generation rose to 86.6 billion units from 77.87 billion in April last year.

Kakodkar stresses on linking tech output with rural domains

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 00:08

Describing technology and innovation as key to country`s empowerment, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Monday stressed on linking technological output with rural domains to meet requirements in areas like power generation, waste management and agriculture.

Govt targets over 1,000 bn units of power generation in FY15

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 16:18

The government has set a target of generating over 1,000 billion units of electricity during the current financial year, according to official data.

Coal imports jump 20% in Feb as prices dip

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 18:03

Coal imports in the 11 months to end-February rose 15 percent to 143.5 million tonnes.

India's power generation capacity doubles to 2.34 lakh MW

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:33

India's power generation capacity more than doubled to 2.34 lakh MW over the past decade, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday.

India to double renewable power capacity by 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:23

India will add nearly 30,000 MW of power generation capacity from renewable energy sources - doubling it from the current size - in the next 4 years, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Infrastructure gets huge face-lift in last nine years: UPA

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:16

The infrastructure sector received a huge face-lift in the last nine years with improvement in road and railway networks, power generation and teledensity, among others, says the UPA government's report card.

India's peak power deficit drops to 2.9% in November: CEA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:19

The country's peak power deficit shrank to 2.9 percent in November from a month earlier as a delayed winter lowered electricity demand and utilities added generation capacity, according to a report.

Soon, new power plant to turn unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 10:41

Scientists are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches.

Tata Power's generation increases 62% in first half of 2013-14

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 16:07

Tata Power on Wednesday said it increased electricity generation by 62 percent in the first six months of current financial year.