Electricity requirements of the North-East will be met as soon as civil administration is restored, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) stated in a release.

A special discussion with regard to the Iranian Aid Program to implement rural electrification projects worth US$ 50 million was held in Colombo between Power and Energy Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne and representatives from Iran.

The government is likely to augment time by an hour either from June 16 or April 1 next year as a part of electricity saving measure.

Wave energy could catch up with commercially more advanced offshore wind power within five years, the head of pioneers Aquamarine Power Ltd told Reuters.

"What it took 25 years to do in the wind industry, we want to do in five years," Chief Executive Officer Martin McAdam said in an interview.

China is set to smash its target for a roll-out of solar power by 2020 more than fivefold and possibly even tenfold, a researcher with the National Development and Reform Commission, the economic planning ministry, said on Tuesday.

Under the NDRC's renewable energy plan set out in 2007, China would have 1,800 megawatts of installed solar capacity by 2020.

Makarand Gadgil / Mumbai May 6, 2009, 0:15 IST

Tata Power Company (TPC) and R-Infra, previously REL, have reached an agreement and decided to sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 500 Mw, to be used by the latter to distribute in suburban Mumbai.

The two companies have had many differences over the quantity of power and the duration of the PPA.

The government on Monday constituted a committee to take provincial governments on board for drafting amendments in the 'Power Policy 2002', particularly hydropower projects, official sources told Business Recorder. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Board of Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), presided over by the Minister for Water and Power, Pervez Ashraf.

Pabantair village under Ghuridaha union of Shaghata Upazila of the district has been brought under rural electrification connection by Gaibandha Palli Bidyuit Samity (GPBS) on Friday.

On the occasion, a function was held in the village on Friday with Dr M Montezar Rahman, Director of GPBS, in the chair.

Prime minister Shiekh Hasina has provisionally approved a draft memorandum of understanding with Russia on installation of a nuclear power plant, officials with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Nazmul Huda Khan, science and technology secretary, told bdnews24.com they expect an agreement to be signed later this month when a Russian minister is expected to visit Dhaka.

Last week

THE discovery of coal in Tharparkar district has given the country an alternative source of energy. Sindh has coal resources at Lakhra, Thatta, Badin, Jhampir and Thar coalfields, but only Lakhra is operational with annual production of two million tons. Total coal resources are estimated to be 186.5 billion tons, which is ranked as lignite suitable for power generation.