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Power Supply

  • NEA: 351 MW
  • Private Sector: 165 MW
  • India: 484 MW
  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1260 MW
  • Soure : NEA

Interview

We are open to having a partner for solar business in India: Malcolm Wrigley, Engie India

French multinational energy giant Engie is bullish about growth prospects in India with the government’s increased focus on clean energy deployment. The company is working on its plan to invest $1 billion here and is open to explore a partnership for India solar business to co-invest in projects, Malcolm Wrigley, Country…


Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam meetings ends without clear resolution

Days after officials seemed poised for a collaborative breakthrough, a trilateral summit between the foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia has failed to resolve long-standing disputes over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The discussion began earlier this week in Sudan capital, Khartoum, and initially seemed to proceed well enough…


Primary Fule Main Challenge

Bangladesh must ensure efficient and optimum use of its own primary fuel, especially the high quality coal reserves, for achieving its national vision of middle income country by 2021 and developed economy by 2041.The government must take decision for mining coal now without further delay. Alongside, exploration of petroleum resources…


Solar power will cost less than thermal in 6-7 years, says Ajay Mathur

At a time when air pollution has become a leading environmental threat to public health, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) chief Ajay Mathur said India’s dependence on thermal power would end by 2050. Mathur in an inteview with Samreen Ahmad said solar batteries would…


50% Consumers To Get Quality Power Power by 2019

Despite the present constraints in power transmission grid and distribution networks, quality power supply to all, except the franchise areas of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board, can be ensured by 2019. It would be half of the total demand. It will take some more time to ensure quality uninterrupted supply to…


India needs to be in top 5 in our oil products business: Ben Van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell

In his maiden trip to India, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden says the world’s largest non-state-owned oil company by sales is as much focused on clean energy and renewable power as is it on oil retail and…


India Should Be Flexible To Boost Cross-Boarder Electricity Trade

The sub-regional initiative of BBIN is very necessary to take the hydropower of Nepal to the next level and for common benefits. India, being the largest economy in the sub-region and SAARC, its role is very crucial in materializing the…


Bangladesh seeks to protect rivers with new law

Bangladesh, India should work together on transboundary rivers instead of working separately and then starting to talk, says water secretary of Bangladesh The Ministry of Water Resources in Bangladesh has drafted a new river law. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Secretary in the ministry, says the new law is aimed more at protecting and…


‘NEA can provide optimum quantum of power to Bhairahawa SEZ’

The government has been developing special economic zones to promote exports by overcoming supply side constraints. The burgeoning trade deficit due to skyrocketing imports and sluggish exports is expected to narrow down along with industrialisation in the country. However, Bhairahawa SEZ, which was inaugurated in February last year, has yet…


‘Consumer shouldn’t be asked to pay inefficiencies discoms’

Power rates across the country will fall as the Centre plans legal measures to fix bill-collection inefficiencies, put a lid on cross-subsidies and ensure that consumers don’t pay for high distribution losses, minister for power and renewable energy R K Singh said. In an interview with Nishtha Saluja, Sarita Singh and Himangshu Watts , Singh said…


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