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Expanding exports point to slow growth in home power demand 30.3.2017 TOI: India
India exported 5,798 MU (million units) during the April 2016-February 2017 period to its neighbours, including Myanmar. This is roughly 4% more than the 5,585 MU it imported from Bhutan, data from the Central Electricity Authority showed.
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Power Finance Corporation-led lenders, PE seize control of Kasliwal’s Hydel Project 30.3.2017 ET: Power
Lenders now own close to 58% equity stake and Guggenheim 32%, reducing Kasliwal to a minority shareholder with 10% stake, said two senior bank officials.
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Govt sells 60.48 cr shares in NHPC for Rs 1,950 crore 29.3.2017 News
The company had offered a price of Rs 32.25 per equity share
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India becomes net exporter of power for the first time: Government 29.3.2017 ET: Power
Known for its crippling power cuts, government has been investing heavily on generation infrastructure over the past few years.
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For the first time, India becomes net exporter of power: Govt 29.3.2017 Latest News
New transmission lines with Bangladesh and Myanmar helped India sell more, the government said
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In a first, India becomes net exporter of power 29.3.2017 TOI: Home
India has been investing heavily on generation infrastructure over the past few years. A massive surge in the local supply of raw materials like coal in the past two years has also helped power companies boost output.
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FACTBOX-Myanmar plans to boost electricity access with coal 29.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar has abundant renewable energy resources but less than a third of its population is connected to the electricity grid.
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'CCEA may amend Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW projects' 28.3.2017 ET: Power
The initiative is aimed at bringing down the power tariff for making electricity more affordable for domestic as well as industrial and commercial consumers.
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As China looms, India set to pledge billions to Bangladesh: Report 28.3.2017 ET: Policy
Modi, who announced a second $2 billion line of credit when he visited Bangladesh, has tried to integrate the region’s economies with road, rail and shipping routes.
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Hydro power firm’s accounts not maintained: CAG 28.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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LEDs to cut CO2 by 80 million tonnes a year, save Rs 40,000 crore in power bills: Piyush Goyal 27.3.2017 ET: Power
"The solar power programme has been scaled up from a 20 GW target to 100 GW by 2022. All the renewable sources, including large hydro projects, taken together, India has set sights on on 225 GW of renewable and clean energy by 2022," he added.
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Greenko raises $155 mn to fund capacity expansion 27.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Hyderabad, 27 March: Hyderabad-based clean energy major Greenko Energy Holdings has announced the signing of definitive agreements for a primary equity raising of $ 155 million (About Rs 1007.5 crore at today's exchange rate) from an affiliate of Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund, GIC. and an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority(ADIA).The GIC, which is the majority shareholder of Greenko, is investing $ 123.9 million while the ADIA subsidiary will be investing the remaining $ 31.1 million, according to the company.'These funds will help us to achieve the target of 3 giga-watt(3,000 mw) installed capacity by December, 2017 from the current 2.5 gw level," Mahesh Kolli, president and joint managing director of Greenko told Business Standard on Monday.After the last year acquisition of the US company Sun Edison's solar assets and a 100-mw hydro electric project in Himachal Pradesh from Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC(TAQA), the Indian renewable energy company is raising this .
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LEDs to cut CO2 by 80 mn tonnes a year, save Rs 40,000 cr power 27.3.2017 News
The solar power programme has been scaled up from a 20 GW target to 100 GW by 2022
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BPL homes to get free power connections in UP 27.3.2017 News
These connections would be based on Socio-Economic Census data to avoid any discrimination
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Canada celebrates Earth Hour today 26.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Canada celebrates Earth Hour today
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Green sources can generate 60% power, says Goyal 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
With the Centre aggressively pushing renewable energy, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that India's 60% to 65% of installed power generation capacity will be from green energy in the next five years. Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff due to aggressive bidding by companies, the minister said, "Going by prices, we have discovered that 60-65% of India's installed capacity base will be green energy in five years." "India's renewable energy programme is a great example of how you can do big by thinking big," he said. At present, out of 315 GW of total power generation installed capacity, around 50 GW is from renewable sources, while large hydro projects (above 25 MW) constitute 44 GW. The government is targeting to produce renewable energy generation capacity of 175 GW by 2022. Of this, 100 GW will be solar, and wind energy capacity will be 60 GW. Solar tariff has plummeted to Rs 2.97 per unit in an auction conducted for 750 MW capacity in Rewa Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh last month. Even wind ...
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Nepal requests India for more electricity 25.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines.
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Nepal requests India for more electricity 25.3.2017 ET: Power
The construction of the 132KV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132KV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border transmission lines was completed recently, Kathmandu Post reported.
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Min: New machine for heart surgery at IGIMS in 2 months 25.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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Electricity plan for Bengaluru - a look at BESCOM’s data 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
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