Power Generation

  • Goyal asks Coal India to boost output, cut e-auction quantity June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beginning the Herculean task of increasing electricity generation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked Coal India to raise production from existing mines and reduce the quantity offered in e-auctions so that utilities can get more supplies of the fuel. Goyal, who is also the Coal Minister, met top...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant attains full capacity of 1,000 MWe of power June 7, 2014

    Chennai: Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) on Saturday attained its full generation capacity and became the first nuclear plant in the country to generate 1,000 MWe of power, its Site Director RS Sundar said. "At 13.20 hours today, Unit I of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant started generating its full capacity of...
  • Sasan power project's 4th unit in Singrauli starts generation May 28, 2014

    The power generation at the fourth unit of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh has started. The generation at the fourth unit started on Tuesday with Madhya Pradesh getting 250 MW as its share, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited's Managing Director Manu Shrivastava...
  • First unit of coal based Kalisindh thermal power plant starts power generation March 22, 2014

    The first unit of Coal based Kalisindh Super Thermal Power Plant in Jhalawar district has commenced generation. Run by the Rajasthan Rajaya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL), the plant has been synchronised and power generation started late on Thursday night, an official said. The boiler of the first unit with the...
  • Akhilesh Yadav urges private sector to help increase power generation September 28, 2013

    Lucknow: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said efforts are on to increase electricity generation in Uttar Pradesh, and called upon private sector to extend help to make the state a leading power producer in the country. Extensive efforts were being made to make Uttar Pradesh a leading state in the...
  • Ex-Army man produces power from poultry waste November 6, 2012

    Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India. With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has...
  • MAHAGENCO recruitment 2012: click here to apply September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) has invited online applications for the post of junior engineer and sub-engineers. The details of the vacancies are as follows. Number of junior engineer vacancies: 444 Pay scale: Rs 15,285 – 36,965 Age Limit: Maximum 33 years Educational qualifications: Interested candidates must...
  • As grids trip, Govt focuses on solar power August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Numerous states of India recently plunged into darkness as the power grids across North and North East India crashed. Could there be an alternative to avoid such a prospect? Scientists at the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy are now trying out new ways of lighting and cooling...
  • Bangalore firm makes portable solar power genset April 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Leading energy firm HHV Solar Technologies Ltd has developed a portable solar photovoltaic power generator with 600 watt capacity for emergency use in remote locations and disaster management. Touted to be the first-of-its kind solar-based product in the country, the Solarator is a trailer-mounted green source of power, which...
  • Atomic Energy Commission bullish on Kudankulam November 25, 2011

    Dr Srikumar Banerjee, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India (AECI), spoke to Saurav Jha, author of The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power, recently at the former's South Bloc office on a gamut of issues concerning the state of nuclear power development in India. About Kudanakulam, how confident are you?...
  • Manufacturing pushes industrial growth October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: A strong showing by manufacturing sector offset the slowdown in power generation and mining production to propel industrial growth to 9.7 per cent in August this year as against 7.6 per cent last fiscal. The industry recorded a yet higher 10.6 per cent growth during the first five months...