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Dinesh Chandra is now full-time Chairperson of Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

New Delhi: Dinesh Chandra is the now full-time Chairperson of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Chandra as.......

Govt to release draft guidelines on separate green tariff for discoms in 15 days: RK Singh

If an industry wants green energy, the discom will be able to supply at a separate tariff, said Singh Singh said that by December 2022, India will have 27 GW of fresh solar module manufacturing.......

Govt mulling green Hydrogen purchase obligations from 2022: Power Secretary

‘India is considering a proposal for green Hydrogen purchase obligations for fertilisers and refineries, beginning next year and increasing progressively until 2030,’ said.......

Govt allows states flexibility in utilisation of coal linkage for reducing cost of power

States can use their linkage domestic coal, under flexible utilisation of coal, in Case-2 Scenario-4 power plants At present consumers of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will benefit.......

New TPPs not on horizon, but coal will still be relevant for India: Coal Secretary

Higher Plant Load Factor (PLF) of existing thermal power plants will continue to meet the growth in power demand, he said The scenario of use (of coal) as solid fuel is bullish, said.......

India planning RPO-like obligation for Hydrogen, investment of $200 mn: MNRE

Commenting on the National Hydrogen Mission, the MNRE Additional Secretary said that the document is in the final stages of preparation Hydrogen could become cost-competitive by 2035,.......

Govt wants ONGC to be ‘enabler’ of growth, seek private partnership to raise crude oil output

The government has set a production target of 40 MMT of crude oil and 50 BCM of natural gas by FY 2023-24, and 70 percent of the targets are expected to be achieved by ONGC The.......

FM to hold review meeting on disinvestment this week, take call on bank privatisation: Sources

Officials feared that if partial lockdown in certain parts of the country continue or are enforced more severely, it will impact both the market and investor sentiment For FY22, the.......

Cabinet approves Rs 4,500-cr PLI scheme for solar PV manufacturing

The PLI scheme has an outlay of Rs 4,500 crore The PLI scheme is expected to add an additional 10,000 MW capacity of integrated solar PV manufacturing plants and bring direct investment.......

Indian refiners IOC, HPCL, BPCL to cut crude oil import from Saudi by 36%

For May, refiners have sought just 64 percent of the 15 million barrels that comes from Saudi Arabia on an average every month, said sources Indian refiners will look to buy crude oil.......

Govt withdraws rate cut order on small savings schemes, calls it ‘oversight’

Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, tweeted Nirmala Sitharaman The withdrawal of the order.......

Govt appoints 3 new members in Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

New Delhi: The central government has appointed three new members, Member (Power System), Member (Grid Operation & Distribution) and Member (Thermal) in the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on.......

New dividend policy will require PSUs to pay 2-4 interim dividends in a fiscal: DIPAM Secretary

We have announced a consistent dividend policy, therefore dividends are ensured, he said The Secretary said that going forward, the govt will place a lot of importance on criteria like.......

Draft geospatial policy to be in public domain for consultation within a month: Top official

He said that the new policy guidelines open up opportunities for the private sector for getting into zones of deep technology Professor Ashutosh Sharma encouraged the industry to work.......

Govt lowers Late Payment Surcharge for discoms, links it to SBI lending rate

Existing power plants and transmission systems whose tariffs have been determined through competitive bidding are outside the purview of the new legislation The government has also.......