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PM launches ''Saubhagya'' scheme to provide power to all

New Delhi: The 'Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana', with an outlay of Rs 16,320 crore (US$ 2.51 billion), has been launched by the Government of India with the aim...

September 26, 2017

Indian energy firms move up in Platts Top 250 rankings

New Delhi: India's energy firms have made significant progress in the global energy sector, according to the latest S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Rankings, with 1...

September 26, 2017

France's Engie SA, Dubai's Abraaj to set up wind power platform in India

New Delhi: France-based energy firm, Engie SA entered into a partnership with Dubai-based private equity (PE) firm Abraaj Group for setting up a wind power platform in India.


September 21, 2017

GST on coal to save Rs 6,000cr; India saves Rs 25900cr forex:

Kolkata: The reduction in local and inter-state tax rates after implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to result in savings of Rs 6,000 crore (US$ 937.77 millio...

September 15, 2017

First coal bidding under SHAKTI a success, quantity on offer sold out

New Delhi: The first round of bidding for assured coal supply to power units under the new Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala Transparently in India (SHAKTI) has been succ...

September 14, 2017

Second auction of wind power projects: Tariff tumbles to Rs 3.42 a unit

New Delhi: After the second auction of wind power projects held by Tamil Nadu, the wind power tariff has fallen to a record low of Rs 3.42 (US$ 0.05) per unit.


August 31, 2017

Govt sells 7% in NTPC to raise Rs 9,100 cr

New Delhi: Government of India sells 7 per cent stake in NTPC for Rs 9,100 crore (US$ 1.42 billion) at a floor price of Rs 168 (US$ 2.63) apiece.


August 31, 2017

Govt eases environment clearance rules for solar projects

New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has clarified that solar PV (photovoltaic) power, solar thermal power projects, and solar par...

August 22, 2017
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