India`s long term solution for its energy needs

While the Government has taken steps to augment coal availability via higher production through Coal India Ltd as well as coal mine bidding, these measures will be inadequate to meet the demands of stalled and under-construction thermal power plants. Ratul Puri Hindustan Powerprojects India’s drive to ensure sustained development is largely dependent on the status […]

Winners never quit

At a time when the successful coal auctions bring hope for India’s power sector and the 2015-16 Budget proposes five new ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), the industry itself doubts whether sector constraints would allow these projects to make the grid. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has in the budget for the next fiscal proposed setting […]

Budget 2014: 700 crore allocated to Power and water reforms

In the maiden Budget Speech in Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister announced a budget of Rs.200 crore for power reforms and Rs.500 crore for water reforms to make Delhi a truly world class city Ratul Puri believes that the government’s decision to end the impasse on coal supplies to power plants and ensure availability […]

Chalking out an IPO for Hindustan Clean Energy by 2014-15 end

After an IPO for its Solar unit, Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt Ltd (HPPPL) is raising funds for its renewable energy projects by selling shares of its subsidiary, Hindustan Clean Energy through an initial public offer (IPO) by the end of 2014-15. With new government already in working, we have assurance of revival in the power sector. […]

Hindustan Power bags NSCI award second time in row

The thermal arm of Hindustan Powerprojects, Hindustan Thermalprojects, was awarded the National Safety Council Award (NSCI) by the labour ministry in recognition of the firm’s initiatives towards implementing effective occupational safety and health practices at its Anuppur unit in Madhya Pradesh. This is the second consecutive time that the plant has bagged the award. Hindustan […]

India’s Power Sector: Five key challenges and solutions

Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt. Ltd (HPPPL), recently outlined key challenges and plausible solutions in Business Standard magazine. According to him, the Indian Power sector has not been able to stimulate and sustain the required capacity addition that would the ever-growing power demand faced by the country. He elaborated on the five key challenges […]

Reduce interest rates to kickstart the economy

At the recent Business Today ‘Power Breakfast’ held on May 6, 2014 at The Oberoi Delhi, many industrialists were of the view that inflation in India is more of a political problem than an economic problem. According to sources, they believed there were many ways by which inflation can be curbed. Josey Puliyenthuruthel, Managing Editor, […]

Make India vibrant after vibrant Gujarat

With Gujarat’s success story preceding Narendra Modi’s role as the new prime minister, an optimistic outlook is being shared by India’s energy sector to bring about a similar transformation in country too. In a recent article in the Times of India, leading energy and natural resources firms in the country gauged their expectations from the […]