India reserves 110 power plant equipment, services for local companies

New Delhi: India will bar non-local suppliers in bidding for contracts for supply of about 110 goods and services to power plants. The non-local suppliers are manufacturers with less than 20% local content. These tenders, in respect of which there is sufficient local capacity, will be open to only “class–I local suppliers” or those vendors […]

Moolamattam power plant generates 10,000cr units

Idukki: The Moolamattam power plant of Idukki has marked a record of generating 10,000 crore units of power on Sunday. Power minister M M Mani inaugurated the KSEB celebration through video conference on Saturday to mark the occasion. “The power plant has touched the record of 10,000 crore units. Moolamattam power plant includes Idukki hydro […]

World’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant that turns CO2 into STONE switched on in Iceland

Other companies involved in direct air capture include Carbon Engineering in Canada, Global Thermostat in the United States and Skytree in the Netherlands, a spinoff of the European Space Agency originally set up to find ways to filter out carbon dioxide breathed out by astronauts in spacecrafts. 

U.S. solar power plant backed by over $700 mln in govt loans goes bust -filing

New Delhi: The owner of a big Nevada solar-thermal power plant that received $737 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Energy filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, according to a court filing, potentially leaving U.S. taxpayers with a whopping bill.The project’s failure is a blow to the DOE renewable energy loan program, which had […]

BHEL begins civil works at 660-MW Sagardighi power plant in West Bengal

Following the strategic completion of pre-engineering activities for the project beforehand, ground breaking has begun on zero date itself, a BHEL statement said. This is a major achievement as conventionally it takes a few months after the zero date to initiate civil works on-site, the company said.

Oil-rich UAE opens the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant. Experts question why

Paul Dorfman, who heads the Nuclear Consulting Group and is a research associate at UCL’s Energy Institute, has warned the UAE’s investment into the plant “risks further destabilizing the volatile Gulf region, damaging the environment and raising the possibility of nuclear proliferation.”

Indian Railways sets up 1.7 MW solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Bina to run trains

Indian Railways is also adopting an innovative concept of installation of solar projects along operational railway lines which will help in preventing encroachment, enhancing the speed and safety of trains and reduction of infrastructure costs due to direct injection of solar power into the traction network. 

Blast puts upkeep of thermal power plants under scrutiny

Puducherry: Ageing plants, old technology, not enough maintenance — are India’s thermal power plants in quick need of not only major overhaul but also phasing out of older equipment that are unsafe and inefficient? According to former power secretary R V Shahi, a good 2,00,000MW of India’s total installed capacity of 3,70,000MW comes from thermal […]

Indian Prime Minister Unveils Asia’s Largest Solar Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled a 750 MW (Mega Watt) solar power plant in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. The project is billed as the largest solar plant in Asia. Inaugurating the project, Modi said, development and the environment were complimentary to each other and solar power was the best option to protect the […]

WBPDCL expects to complete construction of Rs 4,400cr Sagardighi power plant in 42 months

Kolkata: State-run West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL) has started preliminary works for setting up its Rs 4,400 crore Sagardighi super- critical plant from this month and expects to complete the construction of the unit over the next three-and-half years, an official said on Sunday. The company has decided to consider July 1 as […]