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Powering India – OPG Power Ventures

Following a financial clemin of a year like 2011, it's good to take a little time out to define at least one non-negotiable. A given. Something you can hang your hat on moving forward. Here's a starter for ten. India will consume all of the energy it produces in 2012. India's energy gap is not breaking news. For a country with a population only second to China's - 1,170 billion compared to China's 1,338 billion in 2010 - and an enviable recent record of economic growth, India's energy consumption figures compared to that of its northern neighbour, provide a glimpse of...

On the Radar – OPG Power Ventures

After keeping a sneaky eye on OPG Power Ventures for the past few months, I've decided to to take the plunge and add it to the Investor Trader Radar. OPG was set up in 2008 to develop, own and manage power generation facilities in India based on a prevailing and an expected electricity demand and supply imbalance in the country over the coming years. To that end OPG have slowly but surely been building a decent head of steam. Modest beginnings saw a 19.4MW power plant come online early in Tamil Nadu, followed by a smaller 10MW plant in Chennai last...