The power ministry is framing guidelines for the implementation of local area development fund (LADF) to ensure state governments pass on the intended monetary benefits to people affected by hydel

Public sector hydro-power companies NHPC, SJVN and THDC will ink deals with Bhutan government-owned power companies for implementation of four hydel projects, including 770-MW Chamkharchhu-I under

India’s PSU hydropower companies are setting up projects entailing combined investments of R20,000-25,000 crore in Bhutan, report Noor Mohammad & Huma Siddiqui in New Delhi.

The Himalayan kingdom has allocated four projects to NHPC, SJVN and THDC for implementation in joint ventures with Bhutan’s state-owned companies. Indian banks and financial institutions are expected to finance these projects.

THE empowered group of ministers (EGoM) for hydel power projects in Arunachal Pradesh will find it tough to get the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on board for the proposed all-at-a-time clearance mechanism for supporting infrastructure projects.

According to sources, at the upcoming EGoM meeting the power ministry will pitch for a simultaneous process for environmental and forest clearances as well as the approvals for land acquisition and preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs) for supporting infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.

The special purpose vehicles (SPVs) formed to implement the upcoming ultra mega power projects in Orissa and Tamil Nadu will not be given ownership rights on allocated coal blocks as was the case i

There is finally some relief for 66,000-MW domestic coal-based generation projects awarded through the

tariff bidding route. The Cabinet is likely to approve amendments to the coal distribution policy, allowing power firms importing coal to meet shortfall in fuel
supply from Coal India to pass on additional fuel costs to consumers. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( CCEA) is expected to take up this matter for consideration in its meeting on Friday. The inter-ministerial panel on coal price pooling suggested amending the coal distribution policy on the advise of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).

The proposal for the doubling of natural gas price made by the Rangarajan committee has the oil and power ministries at loggerheads.

Private mining giants like Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and others likely to partner with Coal India under a new public-private partnership (PPP) model in the works won’t have any ownership rights in th

New Delhi: In a move that exposed a key regulatory lacuna in the power sector, the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), the central transmission utility, stymied the attempt by some generating

The Cabinet Committee on Investment ( CCI), in its second meeting, will take up for green nod Coal India Ltd’s (CIL) 20 projects with combined production capacity of 37 million tonne a year, which can fire more than 7,000 MW power generation capacity.

Besides, the CCI is also expected to examine environmental hurdles holding up the implementation of three rail projects which are critical for transporting coal from mines located in Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.