Power Supply

  • NEA: 4378 MWh
  • Private Sector: 3994 MWh
  • India: 11383 MWh
  • Tripping: 80 MWh
  • Demand : 19835 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Tamil Nadu electricity regulator award blow to Adani Green Energy

The latest award of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) is a setback for Adani Green Energy in its running battle with Tamil Nadu’s distribution and transmission companies over the problem of ‘backdowns’, or arbitrary unplugging of its transmission lines from the grid. In response to a petition filed…

Power China ready to construct 500-MW pumped storage project

Philippine developer Olympia Violago Water & Power Inc. has signed a partnership with PowerChina for the design, procurement and construction of the 500-MW Wawa pumped storage hydroelectric project. The plant will be located in Rizal province and is expected to cost US$1 billion, according to power producer Equis Energy, which is also…

Warburg Pincus puts Rs 700 crore in CleanMax 

Global private equity fund Warburg Pincus has invested Rs 700 crore in CleanMax Solar, a rooftop solar developer for the corporate sector. The fund will have a significant minority stake in the company, a senior company official said. "CleanMax will use funds to continue rapid growth in the rooftop and…

About 22% of Brazil’s growth in power capacity could come from hydropower

Brazil’s Energy Research Agency (EPE) and Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) this week released its US$430 billion 10-Year Energy Expansion Plan proposition, PDE 2026, to help the country’s energy sector, including hydropower, BNamericas reports. According to PDE 2026, EPE forecasts installed power capacity over the next decade will increase by 64.1…

Power projects may get their very own ‘Aadhaar’ identity

The government is considering an Aadhaar-like unique identification for all the power projects in the country to know the right amount of electricity generation and consumption, electricity requirement, demand-supply patterns, and transmission system requirements. An online registry is proposed for the power producers, which include operators of all thermal, hydro,…

NLC India invests big money into renewable energy

State-owned power producer NLC India is investing heavily in renewable energy as producing only lignite and generating power from it may not be sustainable for long, chairman and managing director S K Acharya told ET. Earlier known as Neyveli Lignite CorporationBSE 2.25 %, the company recently won a 709 MW…

As Zimbabwe’s homes go solar, its businesses lag behind

With more than 100,000 solar power systems installed in homes in Zimbabwe, according to government figures, off-grid solar power is no longer a revelation for homeowners. But despite decades of power shortages, companies are only starting to catch on. Old Mutual Zimbabwe Ltd, the country’s biggest insurance and property firm,…

China leads clean energy expansion

As the development of clean energy hit new records, China, the world’s largest energy investor and innovation center, has made stronger-than-expected efforts to accelerate the process. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), on Tuesday lauded China’s efforts in the research and development of clean energy, saying “China takes…

Construction begins on Nigeria’s 3,050-MW Mambilla hydropower plant

Decades of planning are coming to fruition as construction of Nigeria's 3,050-MW Mambilla hydroelectric plant began earlier this week. The facility, to-be located on the Donga River in the eastern Taraba State, has stalled repeatedly since its conception in the early 1980s for a number of reasons -- most recently due…

Carbon-based transistors look to boost China’s chip industry

At a time when modern life is increasingly dependent on electronic devices, their key parts, chips, are nearing their performance limit. It is widely agreed that one option to tackle the problem is to replace silicon with carbon nanotubes to make transistors in chips. A group of Chinese researchers has…