Piyush Goyal launches energy efficient fan programme in UP

Power minister Piyush Goyal has launched the National Energy Efficient Fan Programme (NEEFP) in Uttar Pradesh

Govt looks to pull off 100 GW solar capacity by 2017-end

Govt looks to pull off 100 GW solar capacity by 2017-end

The Centre expects to achieve its ambitious target of 100 GW of solar capacity generation by 2017, much ahead of its deadline of 2022, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.

All villages to be electrified by next March: Piyush Goyal

All villages to be electrified by next March: Piyush Goyal

Government will meet its target of electrifying 18,452 villages by March next year, much ahead of the May 2018 deadline as over a third of the task has been completed already, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Exclusive: Piyush Goyal optimistic of reaching a deal at Paris climate summit

Exclusive chat with Power Minister, Piyush Goyal on Paris climate conference.

World will appreciate India's commitment to climate change: Piyush Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the world would appreciate India's dedication towards climate change and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which are likely to be announced on October 2.

Goyal vows to make discom stress a 'thing of past'

Goyal vows to make discom stress a 'thing of past'

The Centre is working in collaboration with states to find out a permanent solution to make stress of discoms a "thing of the past", Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said here Tuesday.

PM Modi to meet power producers today to review their performance

PM Modi to meet power producers today to review their performance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet power producers like NTPC and NHPC on Tuesday.

CIL will invest Rs 13,900 cr to raise output to 908 MT by 2020

State-owned Coal India (CIL) will invest Rs 13,900 crore to take its production to 908 million tonnes (MT) by 2019-20, the government said on Thursday.

IPDS to strengthen power transmission, distribution network

Highlighting the government's Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and LED-Based Smart Street Light programme, Goyal said for promoting energy efficiency in Varanasi nearly 36,000 street lights would be replaced with efficient and smart LED lights that would save around Rs 31 crore annually to municipal corporation here.

Power Minister will soon announce new date for IPDS launch

The Prime Minister's visit to Varanasi today was cancelled due to heavy rains. Projects worth Rs 3,268 crore, covering 247 towns have so far been sanctioned under IPDS of which projects worth Rs 1,067 crore for 23 circles covering 91 towns have been sanctioned for UP.

LED lights programme launched in Varanasi

Launching an LED-based mass lighting programme here, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that with light emitting diodes, electricity demand in the city would come down by 45 MW and lead to savings worth Rs.68 crore.

No power shortage across the country: Piyush Goyal

Union minister of state for power Piyush Goyal said there is sufficient power available across the country, it is for the state’s to purchase and ensure that every village gets electricity.

No power shortage across the country: Piyush Goyal- Part II

Union minister of state for power Piyush Goyal said there is sufficient power available across the country, it is for the state’s to purchase and ensure that every village gets electricity.

Power capacity addition at record 22,566 MW in 1 year: Piyush Goyal

Highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi government in power and coal sector, he told at a press conference that 22,566 mega-watt (MW) of generation capacity was added in last one year.

NTPC plans to raise $1 bn through foreign currency bonds

Country's largest power producer NTPC will raise USD 1 billion through foreign currency bonds this year to expand its power generation capacity, particularly in renewable energy segment.

Surplus mine land would be returned to states: Goyal

The surplus land that is no longer required by coal companies will either be returned to state governments or would be used for building solar power plants, Parliament was informed on Monday.

NTPC flags off mobile science labs for rural India

NTPC is introducing Mobile Science Lab (MSL), a vehicle fitted with LCD TV carrying working science models emphasising curiosity-based learning for children in rural India.

Govt to provide round-the-clock cheap power to all: Goyal

The government aims to provide round-the-clock cheap electricity to everyone across the country, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

South India will be biggest beneficiary: Piyush Goyal

Observing that lack of adequate transmission capacity was the biggest problem in South India, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that his ministry's recent announcement to give support to gas-based plants would benefit the region.

India can save $7 bn per annum by use of LED bulbs: Piyush Goyal

India can save up to USD 7 billion (about Rs 43,750 crore) annually by replacing incandescent lamps with energy efficient LED bulbs, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.