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Aug 2018
Aug 21 : Software Updates: Power Projects

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 2545 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with consultant is planning the installation of a greenfield 260 MW hydroelectric power project. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil and H&M works worth Rs. 1228 crores are expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2024
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Plant Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 10 crores
8Project Description: Promoter plans a 35-day scheduled annual maintenance in the 600 MW hydropower station. The major scope of work includes overhauling of speed governors, replacement of bearing sets, seals, replacement of valves, pipes, cleaning of the field winding of stator and rotor of the generator, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for required overhaul equipment is expected by September 2018.
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8A 130 KWp solar PV plant is coming up in a 2600 MW thermal power station: Opportunities for solar power developers   Details

Aug 20 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
 
8Supply of 2000 mm Steel Cord Belt Details
 
8Manufacture, testing & supply of 7000 KM ACSR Moose Conductor Details
 
8Procurement of Dry motor submersible Desilting Grit Pump with Accessories Details
 
8Annual Maintenance Contract of Coal Mill, APH, ESP nd Rotary Parts of Boiler Details
 
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 05 nos. LED High Mast Light and LED street lighting Details
 
8Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Dynamic Breaking Assembly Details
 
8Procurement of Different Type of Valves Details
 
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 220 KV Lightning Arresters Details
 
8Tender for the Civil works for Construction of Capacitor Bank at 132 KV substation Details
 
8Tender for the Supply of Journal Shaft for HP 803 Bowl Mills Details
 
8Procurement of 200mm SS316 Ball Valves for TG & SG Details
 
8Procurement of reclaimer buckets with connecting pin for SCR system Details
 
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8India's surging coal imports driven by captive power users: Russell. Details
8Reality check! Peak power deficit in April-July at 0.9%, overall electricity deficit stood at 0.6% Details
8CG Power inks pact with Malaysian firm Tenaga Switchgear Details
8Solar power capacity in Pavagada helps Karnataka top renewable energy list Details
8Coal India expects 367 mt output from 115 projects in 2018-19 Details
8Coal scam: Jindal Steel and Power refutes charges Details
8Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years Details
8Financial distress in India's thermal power sector Details
8'Tearful' Elon Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla electric car for the mass-market Details
8Banks refuse lending to private power companies' for parts upgrade Details
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Aug 20 : FDGs: Various kinds of incentives mulled

 The incentive mechanism for installing FDGs by thermal power plants is still being investigated.

 8The levy of a penalty on defaulters is under under review
 
8If timelines are not followed, generators may find them climbing several steps down the merit order dispatch ladder
 
8Already regulatory commissions has given the direction that increases in variable charges will be absorbed as it is due to "change in the law". 
 
8Among what is in discussion is not just priority in scheduling but also exemption in excise and customs duty and or GST, relaxation in 30% equity norms, utilization of NCEF collected coal cess and reduction in coal cess for environmentally complaint TPPs.
 
8Meanwhile, some generators have been galvanized into action. NTPC for example is trying to advance its installation schedules by up to one year
 
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Aug 20 : Gas-based power plants back in demand-I: Indian grid dynamics have changed.

At long last, combine cycle gas based power plant are back in demand. And they will not be subsidy driven this time around.
 8The expansion of the renewable industry will not mean that gas based power plants will be increasingly called upon to fill up the gap in power supply in the absence of large scale energy storage systems.
 8This is part of a major shift now on in the Indian power sector, in which conventional power plants shift from baseload to intermediate load operation
 8Indian power grid operators recently recommended the need for power plants to have fast load ramp-ups and shorter low-load and start-up time to ensure stable grid in the face of increasing injection of intermittent renewable energy. 
 8The demand for ancillary services such as provision of control reserves and frequency support, as well as tertiary control reserves along with consequential load-follow operation has gone up.
 8New operating dynamics, never seen earlier, have now emerged, such as two-shift operation, load-follow operation, island operation, black start capability, frequency support and very high start-up and operating reliability.
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Aug 20 : Gas-based power plants back in demand-II: Changes coming in the next few months.

This is where gas based power plants will now step in. And the change in coming quickly, within the coming few months. 
 8The pattern of dispatch of combine cycle gas turbines (CCFTs).
 8There will be a general shift for CCGTs from base load to flexible operation. 
 8Flexible operation is broadly defined as any mode of operation other than base load, such as a two-shift operation and load following.
 8Two shift operations will mean starting up and shutting down a plant each day to meet load demand during periods of high demand. 
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Aug 20 : Gas-based power plants back in demand-III: After test, an all-India roll out likely of working model.

Gas suppliers were recently contacted by India's grid operators to help out with two-shift gas plant operations.
8There was some initial reservations as such operations would lead to luctuations in pipeline pressure which would affect the others connected to their supply system. 
8But it is now learnt that least one of them have agreed to try out the experiment8
8A mock test is proposed to be carred out at the end of the month in one power plant wherein a gas turbine would be scheduled for 2-3 hours of operation during the evening peak to examine the level of  pressure fluctuations in the gas pipelines.
8On successful completion of the trial, the proposed two shift operation would be implemented. 
8The energy generated during this mock test will be scheduled to the beneficiaries of the respective generating stations. 
8f the system holds out, gas based power plants across the country will be moved into double shift. And nearly all of them will start pumping out power once again, given India's growing appetite for flexible power..
 
8If the demand for gas from the Indian power sector picks up in this manner, the gas supply industry in India is in for a major boost
 
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Aug 20 : Briefs

8The CEA is preparing a detailed National Level Data Registry system of all the existing and upcoming electricity generating units of the country of capacity 0.5 MW and above, with each getting a unique registration number from the CEA. Find out moe
 
8A task force has recommended measures not just to go down to 50% PLF but even further down to 40% and 25%. Find out more
 
8Find out more on snags faced by the ±800 kV Champa Kurukshetra HVDC with dedicated metalliuc return, the first in the world at ±800 kV level Find out more
 
8The Shakti Scheme has been able to elicit some discounts from power generators. A supplementary agreement has just been approved for supply of 9 lakh tonnes of coal at a price discount of Rs 0.03/Kwh. Clearly no power is more expensive than no power. Find out more   Details

Aug 20 : False reporting behind high pollution levels in India

The real reason why pollution is so rampant in India is due to false reporting of data
 8The rules are all in place but polluters just do not follow them
 859% of the industrial plants whose audits were back-checked by an independent agency were found to be polluting above the standard.
 8The other place where fraud occurs is at the auditing level. Monitoring reports carried out by accredited third-party labs were found to be heavily biased. For instance, independent back-check pollution readings were 0.3 standard deviations higher than the readings produced in official audits. In other words, 29% of industries were falsely reported to be in compliance.
 8A new study claims that pollution an be brought down by simple measures:
 -- Install real time emission monitors and check the data remotely
 -- Publicize the list of polluters to build public pressure
 -- Move to fines instead of heavy fisted criminal penalties
 -- Introduce emission trading
 -- Introduce a different set of incentives to get auditors to report correct data
 -- Introduce Odd-Even driving restrictions during times of heavy pollution, as data shows that this works
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Aug 20 : Wide difference between anticipated and actual demand: Need for better planning

The differentials between anticipated and actual power consumption continued to remain high in July
 
8In many states the differential is more than 5%
 
8This has provoked grid managers to emphasize once again on the need for scientific and realistic demand projections
 
8There is a need to revamp the available portfolio of demand projection tools
 
8There was concern expressed over what happened on 21st June,2018, when the frequency level was below 49.9 Hz. for 33% of time, sparking alarm across the grod
 
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Aug 20 : Automatic Demand Management: Not taking off yet

8The installation of Automatic Demand Management System allowing for remote tripping of feeders from the state load dispatch centers has not really taken off
 
8This has been a long pending demand to get the system going down to the 11 KVA level
 
8Work has been far from satisfactory
 
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Aug 20 : Promoter finds it difficult to extract bank guarantee after and acquisition attempt fails

One of the reasons why the power industry in India had been in trouble is because it has always been mired in red tape and heavy institutional regulations.
 
8Here is a power company which gave a Rs 200 crore bank guarantee to to get a pithead super thermal power station along with a captive coal mine going
 
8But the beneficiary state utility was meant to acquire the land but failed to do so
 
8The promoter has gone ahead and acquired the requisite private land that it was made to acquire
 
8But the acquisition of government and forest land got held over
 
8The promoter is now demanding that the bank guarantee be released
 
8The process has slowed down, and the power ministry is now figuring out whether performance benchmarks were indeed set for the promoter
 
8And if so, whether he fulfilled the conditions or not
 
8It will be a long while before the promoter gets his money back, it seems from way the proceedings are going as of now
 
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Aug 20 : Allowing transmission tariffs when line is not in use: Order reserved

8Should transmission tariffs be allowed if the transmission line is presumably ready for commissioning but has not been put to use because of circumstances beyond its control?
 
8The answer will probably depend upon what kind of circumstances the transmission company is talking about.
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Aug 20 : Demand Side Management should be made tariff recoverable

8Should demand side management related expenditure be made recoverable through tariffs?
 
8Should state regulatory commissions develop suitable incentive mechanims?
 
8How can utilities be encouraged to develop peak load management programmes to bring down power costs?
 
8Isn't it time for regulators to make resources available for design, development and implementation of DSM programmes?
 
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Aug 17 : Upcoming business opportunities in the power sector

Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 1060 crores
8Project Description: Owner has awarded an EPC contract for development of the flue gas desulphurization system (FGD) in a 1980 MW thermal power plant. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil works of piling, foundations, structural and architectural works of the FGD system is expected by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019  
8Completion Date: Q1:2022
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Annual Rate Contract Project
8Project Cost: 3 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is planning to come out with an O&M of the lignite handling plant in its existing 300 MW lignite based thermal power plant. A bid for an annual rate contract for O&M of the same is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an O&M of the lignite handling plant is expected by December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019  
8Completion Date: Q1:2020
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8Supply of C&I equipment required in a 1000 MW thermal power station: Find out the project owner
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Aug 17 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Design, Supply, Erection, Commissioning and O&M of 900KWp Rooftop Solar PV panels Details
8Supply and Delivery of Porcelain Guy Insulator Details
8Tender for Annual contract for the works of Testing of oil of Power T/F Details
8Tender for the Work of Maintenance, Servicing & Repairing of 220/110 /48 V Battery Sets & Battery Charger at Various EHV Details
8Supply of 132/33KV, 63MVA Power Transformer Details
8Supply & Delivery of LT AB Cable Accessories Details
8Supply of spares for H.P. & L.P. Compressors for Power Station Details
8Annual Maintenance of Generating Units of Power Station Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Stressed assets: Power producers seek extension of timeline citing RBI delay Details
 
8Floods hit Carborundum Universal’s hydel power plant in Kerala Details
 
8China dominates Europe's wind market: IEEFA Details
 
8Saubhagya scheme drags down government’s Extended Gram Swaraj Mission Details
 
8Govt asks power plants to increase generation to build coal inventories Details
 
8Axis to sell 12 NPA accounts including power, solar firms to ARCs Details
 
8Solar panel equipment maker Meyer Burger feels bite of Chinese subsidies cut Details
 
8Japan, South Korea steel exports to India surge on tariffs, high-end demand Details
 
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Aug 16 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 15960 crores
8Project Description: The EPC contractor along with sub-contractor is carrying out the preparation of the compound boundary wall in the 1600 MW greenfield thermal power plant. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for supply, civil works, erection, and commissioning of the natural draft cooling tower is expected by the September 2018.
RFQ for the coal handling plant main package is expected by October 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Jun/2018   
8Completion Date: 2022
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 8 crores
8Project Description: Owner has planned a 26-day scheduled annual overhaul in the 50 MW hydroelectric power station. The major scope of work includes overhauling of speed governors, replacement of bearing sets, seals, replacement of valves, pipes, cleaning of trashrack, replacement of runner blades of turbine due to damage caused by silts and debris, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for required overhaul equipment is expected by the end of August 2018.
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Aug 16 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 11KV XLPE power cable Details
8Procurement of S.S. Fasteners for TPP Details
8Rate contract for Supply of Transformers Details
8Tender for Purchase of Shaft Seal, Maintenance Seal, U-Packing Seal and other rubber items Details
8Tender for AMC for Preventive and Breakdown maintenance of HVDC and 400KV lines Details
8AMC for the work of 400kV and 220kV Lines Details
8Tender for the supply of 1.1 KV Aerial Bunched Cables Details
8Tender for the supply of Accessories for LT Aerial Bunched Cables and HT Aerial Bunched Cables Details
8Erection, testing & commissioning of Auto T/F, C&R Panels and other Equipments Details
8Tender for Providing Foundation of Equipments, Cable Trench and Earthmat of 40 MVA Transformer Bay Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Safeguard duty proposal has deepened uncertainty in the solar energy sector Details
 
8REC raises Rs 1,500 crore from German bank Details
 
8NTPC to set up subsidiary for coal mining soon Details
 
8Aluminium makers face coal shortage, says industry body Details
 
8CIL arm BCCL incurs Rs 95cr loss on blending steel grade coal with inferior type: CAG Details
 
8Arunachal CM stresses state's hydropower potential Details
 
8Order boost helps to power Vestas shares higher Details
 
8China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint Details
 
8Solar tariffs touch Rs 2.59 per unit in NTPC’s tender Details
 
8India commissions more thermal power plants despite pollution concerns Details
 
8Power min to hold SOS meeting to save stressed plants Details
 
8India to test gas-fired plants as ‘peakers’ to smooth power grid Details
 
8Power users rush to regulator as MSEDCL plans rate hike Details
 
8Banks finalising power firms' debt resolution plans Details
 
8Kerala floods: Power generation stopped in Idamalayar hydro dam Details
 
8No reverse auction, over-invoicing on coal import caused Rs 6,000 crore loss to TN: Activist Details
 
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Aug 14 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Contract for Operation & Maintenance of Ash Handling System Details
8Tender for Operation & Maintenance Contract of Electrical System Including DG Sets Details
8Supply of Spares for Overhauling of CGL make 145 KV SF6 Gas Breaker for Power Station Details
8Tender for Annual Maintenance of 4x60 MW Hydro Turbine Details
8Tender for the work of replacement of 245KV &145 KV Current Transformer Details
8Procurement of MS seamless Pipe & MS Flange bend Details
8Procurement of Carbon steel seamless Pipes & seamless bend Details
8Tender for Supply of 4500 nos. 9.00m PSC poles Details
8Tender for the Supply of Pump shaft assembly Details
8Tender for supply of 132 kV Isolator Details
8Tender for the work of Overhauling of 220/132 KV Power Transformer Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8NTPC may issue 2.5 mt coal import tender by mid-September Details
8China coal output hits lowest in years, but heatwave boosts power generation Details
8SDMC proposes to issue municipal bonds worth Rs 500 cr for 10 yrs Details
8Finance Ministry defers safeguard duty on solar cells in view of court order Details
8Solar tariff tumble stirs coal concerns Details
8Reserve Bank backs REC-promoted ARC for power sector stressed assets Details
825 government contracts may go to Power Grid; Private firms allege bias Details
8Chandigarh residents to pay more for power on higher fuel cost Details
8Private power companies seek more coal to soften prices Details
8India’s first electric vehicles charging corridor announced by Magenta Power Details
8Two Chinese EV sharing platforms in $730 million push to fuel growth: Sources Details
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Aug 14 : Mellbro Greenfield Captive Power Plant: RFQ for EPC contractor coming up

Project Description: Mellbro Sugars Pvt Ltd is planning to add a 30 MW co-generation power plant in its greenfield white sugar mill at village Shirur in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The project is awaiting environmental clearance. The major requirement will be a boiler (125 TPH), steam turbine, turbine generator, condenser, cooling water system, pumps, valves, control unit, cyclone dust collector (and wet scrubber), stack, ventilation system, among others.
Project Event: The project is awaiting capital approval following which the owner will release the RFQ for an EPC contractor and the process will take a minimum 3 to 4 months.
8Expenditure Approval: Sept/ 2018
8RFQ Date: Oct /2018.
8Release Date: Oct/2019
8Start Date: March/2019
8Completion Date: Dec/2020
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Aug 13 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name:  Brownfield Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 9250 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with an EPC contractor is carrying out the erection activities of a brownfield 660 MW thermal power project. A separate bid of an EPC contract for development of an FGD is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, engineering, supply, installation, construction and commissioning of an FGD (flue gas desulphurization unit) is expected by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2012
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: May/2013   
8Completion Date: Mar/2019
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant - O&M Contract
8Project Cost: 2.5 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is getting delayed in preparing the notice inviting tender document for an O&M contract for electrical equipment in the 3000 MW thermal power complex. Further bid is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for O&M of electrical equipment is expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019   
8Completion Date: Q1:2021
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Aug 13 : Briefs

8Margin under RRAS is not available due to gas & fuel shortage and it is being observed that prices in power exchange increase whenever RLDCs declares non-availability of margins in Northern and Western corridors. For more
8Low oscillations were observed on 02.07.18 in all India grid which is a matter of concern and root cause needs to be addressed as this may damage the Generators. For more 
8PriceWaterhouseCoopers is trying to sell a “Outage & Operational Management System” being developed in consultation with Computer ware. Once operational, the system will facilitate on-line transmission system outage management, PWC claimed. For more
8Hydro power generation was down in June while renewable power output was up. Weather vagaries are now going to play a very important part in the availability of power and grid stability in India.For more   Details

Aug 13 : New flexible merit order scheme in the offing

A new flexible merit order dispatch system is expected to take shape soon for central generation stations
8A central utility will now have the flexibility to generate power from its cheapest stations
8The gains from not utilizing more expensive power while moving to the flexible regime will be shared equally among generating companies and beneficiaries
8Once the new mechanism starts working optimally it will be extended to other generation stations as well
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Aug 13 : HCC: Going through some pain

HCC has been a big player in the industry
8But in the act of managing its large debt, it has lost its ability to grow
8The commitments on the cost side of the balance sheet have gone up, while orders received have lagged. 
8There is a strain on working capital
8The internal restructuring is still on and the company is confident of getting through this hump sooner than later.
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Aug 13 : Washeries: Not in demand

Washed non-coking coal does seem to have too many takers
8This one primary reason why beneficiated coal demand is not picking up strongly enough.
8Washery projects are also getting delayed because of delay in identification of land for washeries and reject handling, and time taken for acquisition and possession of the sites.
8Then again, for Coal India washeries, there is an inordinate amount of delay in tendering activity
8Also, tender participation is very low, leading to retender
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Aug 13 : Wind energy: Still making out a case for FiT

The wind energy is going through its transition
8The move from a Feed-in-Tariff regime to a reverse bidding process and have seen tariffs fall drastically.
8The issues plaguing industry are on the evacuation of wind energy generated and delay in payment by Discoms.
8But the situation is now improving
8However, those who felt comfortable with the earlier regime continue to demand the continuing of the Feed-in-Tariff regime for wind power projects below 25 MW.
8Apologists claim that this will help not only the small and medium installations mostly for captive use, but would also ensure a balanced and inclusive growth.
8The argument for continued support to the renewable industry arises from the argument that the when all externalities are taken into account, the cost of one unit of thermal power will
be several times the cost of renewable power. And MNRE draft report already proves this point
8Only when this concept is internalized by the policy and decision makers, will RE get the desired thrust.
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Aug 13 : L&T well placed to grab FGD contracts

L&T tie-ups and its marketing and technological superiority gives it an advantage of its rivals in cornering FGD contacts
8The company has a long-term technical licence agreement with Chiyoda Corporation of Japan for its ‘Chiyoda Thoroughbred 121TM (CT-121TM) FGD technology.
8The agreement grants L&T exclusive rights to undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of CT-121TM FGD systems.
8The CT-121TM FGD process is a unique technology developed by Chiyoda in which sulphur dioxide is absorbed from flue gas generated by coal-fired, oil-fired and other types of boilers and removed as gypsum.
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Aug 13 : NTPC pitches for long term LNG contact-III: Low price gas for CGD leading to market distortions

The government's decision to allocate 110% of the gas quantity needed for CNG and PNG through artificially low priced domestic gas is causing a demand distortion of unprecedented proportion.
8As domestic gas price has remained stagnant, the price of competing liquid fuels such diesel and petrol have flared up as subsidies have been removed on the latter.
8The price differential as of now is as high as 68%, causing the market to become distorted
8The differentials between competing fuels have thus become artificially wide
8As increasingly less polluting BS-VI sootless fuel is supplied to the market, the government will need to rethink the policy of 110% allocation of cheap domestic gas to the CNG, if not the PNG segment.
8As renewable energy infusion goes up, the power sector may need to be bailed out too with some low priced gas
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Aug 13 : Penalty imposed on UPCL for RPO default: Lack of demand, higher renewable tariff rates cannot be explanation enough

Once a Renewable Procurement Obligation (RPO) has entered into, any default in off take will attract penal provisions
8This was what happened Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL) when it failed to discharge its RPO obligation on the ground of subdued power demand.
8UPCL was given the option to carryover its RPO to the consecutive year
8But then again, UPCL did not fulfill its RPO quote on the ground that the RPO tariff rate went up from the previous year
8This was found to be unbecoming conduct on the part of UPCL. Hence penalties for default in lifting its RPO had to be imposed
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Aug 13 : Transmission company can encash generator's bank guarantee in case of non performance

A transmission company can encash the bank guarantee of a generator in case the later is not in a position to either open or LC or pay transmission charges after the completion of a transmission line by the transmission company for connecting the generation station to the grid.
8Even if force majure conditions, such as lack of environmental clearance or problems in land acquisition cause a delay in the commissioning of the generation plant, the owner will have to pay up if the concomitant transmission line is commissioned
8Regulators upheld the contention of the transmission company that it is within its rights to encash the bank guarantee.
8However the arguments are still being heard on the generator's plea that it is not liable to pay in case of force majure or a change in law.
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Aug 13 : NTPC pitches for long term LNG contact-I: Earlier deal thwarted by beneficiaries

The power sector is struggling to cope with the shortage of low-priced domestic gas as the bulk of it now diverted to CGD companies.
8NTPC recently lost out on securing 2 mmscmd of new ONGC domestic gas because consumers were unwilling to give a go-ahead for a deal.
8The gas could have been available for five years at around $5.05/mmbtu, with a ceiling price of $6.78/mmbtu
8This was a deal lost at power could have been available at between Rs 5.21 to Rs 5.47/kwh.
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Aug 13 : NTPC pitches for long term LNG contact-II: New contract details

Power utilities which buy power for NTPC's gas based power stations have now realized that it will be prudent to keep some RLNG supplies available to take care of times when demand for power surges ahead.
8Gas generation units are capable of quick ramp-up when there is an urgent demand for power during peak season.
8NTPC is now working out a long term LNG deal with a gas supplier as liquid fuel priced electricity has become frighteningly expensive.
Find out the details of the deal in terms of:
8ACQ quantity
8Flexible gas supply timing
8Flexibility in daily supply quantity
8Annual TOP quantity
8More such flexible deals will be the norm going ahead, as the gas market begins to get more competitive from 2020 onwards when large supplies of KG Basin gas will come in from discoveries developed by ONGC and RIL-BP
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Aug 13 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Construction work of 02X220 kV End/line bay at 220kV S/S Details
8Tender for the Work of dismantling of 132 kV & 66 kV equipments Details
8Tender for the work of Shifting/Height raising of 400 KV Line Details
8Tender for Construction of 02 Nos. of 400 KV Side of 400/220/33 KV ICT Bays Details
8Procurement of 0.5 MMT of Imported Coal Details
8Supply of Spares for Stacker Cum Reclaimer Details
8Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater and its lube oil system Details
8Tender for Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Testing, Inspection, Supply, Erection and Commissioning of Numerical type Generator Protection Relay Panels Details
8Supply of Shear Pin for Power Station Details
8Procurement of 0.2 MMT of Imported Coal Details
8Supply of Testing & Measuring Instruments Details
8Tender for the work of Modification in pipeline of MIV’s and PGV (Butterfly Valve) Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8CIL list a work in progress, six months after power ministry order Details
8Innogy sells stake in $2.6 billion wind project to Japanese firms Details
8Adani Green Energy reports Q1 FY19 net loss at Rs 74 crore Details
8Coal import in June qtr rises 4% to 58 MT Details
8Q1 results: Coal India profit surges 61% to Rs 3,786 crore Details
8Jharkhand to soon have a new policy for rooftop solar power plant Details
8Hyundai plans to introduce full range of electric vehicles in India Details
8'Har Ghar Bijli' scheme must be over by December: Bihar CM Details
8Madras High Court allows solar import release without paying safeguard duty Details
8Tamil Nadu power utility paid Rs 800 crore extra for lower grade coal: CAG Details
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Aug 13 : Offshore power: A lot of interest

Some of the world's largest companies participated in the EOI for offshore power held recently
8The government has now clarified that not participating in an EOI will not disqualify any company from participating in the tender
8The government has also made it clear that no 'agents' should be employed as the bidding process is going to be entirely transparent
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Aug 10 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Plant - RM&LE Project
8Project Cost: 340 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning the renovation, modernization and life extension of the existing 200 MW hydroelectric plant. Tenders will be invited through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) route. The scope of work includes refurbishment of the turbine, replacement of runner blades, the supply of new guide vanes, major overhauling of EOT cranes, replacement of trash rack, replacement of generator's stator and rotor windings, civil works of surge shaft, powerhouse and dam. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for renovation. modernization and life extension works are expected by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020   
8Completion Date: 2022
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant Expansion Project
8Project Cost: 6264 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is carrying out the trial run operation activities for commercial generation of power in a 660 MW super-critical plant in its existing thermal power complex. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for material handling and transportation of long lead FGD equipment to the site is expected by September 2018.
RFQ for piling, foundations, civil, structural, and architectural works of an FGD is expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2014
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: 2014   
8Completion Date: Q4:2018
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8A forced overhauling works are upcoming in a 1000 MW thermal power station in Chhattisgarh: Find out the RFQs
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Aug 10 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Preventive, Breakdown and Overhauling maintenance work of HT & LT Motors Details
8Annual contract for routine, Breakdown and capital maintenance works of 11/3.3 KV HT SEGR, Segregated Phase Bus Duct Details
8Annual contract for routine, Breakdown and capital maintenance works of protection system, AVR & Excitation system Details
8Tender for Supply of cast Basal Pipe Details
8Tender for the Work of Supply and erection of 110V 200AH battery set at 132 kV S/Stn Details
8Tender for the Work of stringing of 7/3.15 mm GS earth wire for overhead tower earthling for various 132 kV lines Details
8Tender for the work of Replacement of Existing 110v DC Tubular Type Battery Sets with Dry Type Maintenance free VRLA Battery Sets Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8China to target emission monitoring in steel, coal-fired power in 2018-2020  Details
8Himachal Pradesh cabinet approves Rs 224 crore irrigation scheme, to make use of solar pumps. Details
8NITI Aayog and CII Partner on Sustainable Development Goals Details
8100MW solar plant for Mizoram Details
8India to explore China's participation in International Solar Alliance Details
8Jindal Steel and Power posts profit in Q1 after 14 quarters Details
8Blockchain firm Soluna to build 900MW wind farm in Morocco: CEO Details
8Hydropower plants in Himachal shut; shortage in north India Details
8Nuclear capacity to triple by 2031 Details
8World Bank approves 2,000 cr for power reforms in Rajasthan Details
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Aug 09 : Upcoming opportunities in the power sector

Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 440 crores
8Project Description: Owner is preparing a feasibility report for installation of a flue gas desulphurisation unit in the 500 MW thermal power plant. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of an FGD unit is expected by the September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: 2020   
8Completion Date: 2022
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 1864 crores
8Project Description: Owner's 150 MW greenfield hydropower station DPR report is under examination at CEA. A bid for civil works is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil works is expected to be out in the Q4 2018, instead of Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2020   
8Completion Date: Q2:2025
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8R&M works of the air preheater (APH) in a 450 MW thermal power station in Chhattisgarh: Find out the RFQs
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Aug 09 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for the Work of replacement of damaged/deterioted 0.5 ACSR quadruple Bus conductor of 400KV Main Bus Details
8Tender for Supply of ACSR Wolf Conductor Details
8Supply of GE Make Governor main Distribution Valve Details
8Design, Manufacture, Testing & Supply of 63 KVA Distribution Transformer Details
8Supply of 9000 Nos. of 8.00M PSC Poles Details
8Annual rate contract for Construction of 66 KV/132 KV/220 KV line bay/TR bay foundations Details
8Supply of Painted stay set(complete) for HT / LT pole Details
8Supply of 8 Mtr and 9 Mtr. Long Steel Tubular Pole Details
8Procurement of material for repair and maintenance of 22 KV Overhead Line Details
8Tender for Repair along with HP-HVOF Coating on Damaged Guide Vane of Turbine Details
8Tender for Procurement of M.S. Pipe of size 200 NB, 250 NB & 300 NB installed at dry fly ash handling system Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8ISRO receives response from 141 firms for lithium ion tech Details
8India's energy deficit down to 1% in four years: NITI Aayog Details
8GE Capital to sell energy finance unit to Starwood Property Trust for $2.56 billion Details
8Govt to bid out 25 GW solar capacities in Ladakh Details
8Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the household electrification scheme Details
8Low capacity utilisation, hurdles in coal procurement add to power sector NPAs Details
8With 4 years to go, only 6 per cent of solar rooftop capacity target met Details
8Coal lobby's push for lower black lung tax clashed with U.S. studies Details
8NTPC asks bidders for additional tariffs for tender floated earlier Details
8SEZ solar units hit by blind spot in safeguard duty Details
8Auctions and interest rates in the times of renewable energy Details
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Aug 08 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Project Name: Greenfield Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 25440 crores
8Project Description: The EPC contractor is carrying out the demolition activities for replacement of the old units with a new 1980 MW super-critical thermal complex. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for stacker and reclaimer machine package along with wagon tippler, side arm charger, and apron feeder package is expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Nov/2017
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019   
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant - Long Term Maintenance Contract
8Project Cost: 5.2 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is evaluating bids for the long-term maintenance contract (LTC) of the water treatment plant and fire protection system. The owner is also planning to come out with an LTC of an ash handling plant soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for a long-term maintenance contract for an ash handling plant is expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019   
8Completion Date: Q1:2022
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8Project Name:  Hydroelectric Plant Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 8 crores
8Project Description: Owner has planned an 80-day scheduled annual overhaul in the 720 MW hydroelectric power station. The major scope of work includes overhauling of speed governors, replacement of bearing sets, seals, replacement of valves, pipes, cleaning of trashrack, replacement of runner blades of turbine due to damage caused by silts and debris, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for required overhaul equipment is expected by September 2018.
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Aug 08 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Maintenance Contract for carrying out breakdown maintenance and routine maintenance of 400 KV Line Details
8Design, Engineering, Manufacture, Fabrication, Erection, Testing, And Commissioning of 33 KV GIS Switching Station Details
8Tender for the Work of Stub-Strengthening of 110KV Lines Details
8Tender for the work of HP-HVOF Coating of 1No. Runner Details
8Tender for the work of Running & Maintenance of Electrical and Mechanical Installation Details
8Tender for Supply of 33KV Circuit Breaker Details
8Tender for Supply of 33KV Isolator Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8What Suzlon’s flip-flop on growth guidance tells us about wind sector Details
8With 4 years to go, India yet to install 94% of targeted solar rooftops Details
8Inox Wind posts Rs 10 crore net profit for Q1 Details
8Panel proposes Rs 510-cr transmission projects for wind power plants Details
8Thermal plants may miss the deadline for emission norms compliance: GE Power MD Details
8High Court to hear insolvency cases in power sector, says Supreme Court Details
8PTC India net down 6% at Rs 61.44cr in Apr-Jun quarter Details
8PM reviews performance of energy, mining sectors Details
8India to comfortably achieve 100 GW solar energy target by 2022: Govt Details
8Stressed assets will fetch more if fuel, regulatory issues are resolved: Power secy Details
8Luminous Power aims to double revenue from solar products in five years Details
8Silt in Satluj rises, 4 HP projects suspend hydro-power generation Details
8Number of power plants facing coal shortage has come down, says govt Details
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Aug 07 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of 220 KV SF-6 Circuit Breaker Details
8Manufacture and Supply of Re-Heater O/L Coil Assembly for Boiler Details
8Tender for the work of Insulation of Pipe, Valve & Equipment in various area of Boiler & ESP Details
8Annual maintenance contract for Grid substation Details
8Tender for the Completion of balance works in respect of construction of 220KV S/Y & associated works at TPS Details
8Tender for the Purchase of Power Cables Details
8Supply, Erection, Testing and commissioning of additional 1x100 MVA, 220/132 kV ICT and Associated works Details
8Tender for Extension of H.T and L.T line and construction of Distribution Sub-station Details
8Procurement for Supply, Erection, testing and commissioning of vent fan system along with civil work, electrical work and platform structures Details
8Procurement of 355.6 mm OD Cerolene Pipes for Ash Slurry Disposal & Ash Water Recovery Pipe Lines Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Uniper casts doubt over French business in light of coal exit. Details
8Australia's Wesfarmers quits coal with $635 million mine sale. Details
8Fitch assigns PFC's USD 300 mn bond final rating of 'BBB-'. Details
8CLP India to keep off ‘speculative gamble’ in solar bidding Details
8Opinion | Sashakt will not solve the NPA problem Details
8UN environment chief lauds India's efforts to use solar energy, curb plastics Details
8France approves bids for 720 MW solar power projects Details
8Ind-Ra upgrades Mytrah Energy’s credit rating Details
8India confident of achieving solar targets at affordable tariffs despite levying safeguard duty Details
8MP Urja Vikas Nigam extends deadline for rooftop solar bids after safeguard duty Details
8Adani Power first quarter net loss widens 82 per cent to Rs 825 crore Details
8Water release for hydropower to continue from Pavana dam in Maharashtra Details
8India set to have electricity surplus, but power cuts might not become a thing of past Details
8Gujarat leads India in approved capacity of solar parks Details
8MSEDCL has no answers to various tariff hike queries raised by consumers Details
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Aug 07 : Unified tariffs: Everyone will want a captive gas pipeline

The likelihood of unified tariffs coming into force is pushing more industrial enterprises nearer to gas sources to rush for their own captive pipelines
8Already, there is a move among refineries and power units to are moving towards getting their own pipelines
8But those power stations away from gas sources will welcome the unified tariff formula
8These developments may work against suppliers such as GAIL or GSPC
8Find out what is happening on this front
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Aug 07 : New paradigm: Wind power execution time doubles

This year may not see a huge volume of wind power commissioning as there is a prolonging of the transition period under the new bidding regime
8Project execution time has doubled from 9 to 18 months
8Nevertheless, the projection is that the industry is set to grow from FY20 onwards as projects won earlier, will be executed and new bids are in the pipeline.
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Aug 07 : Getting discoms out of the mud is not going to be easy: Modi government is coming to terms with this fact

Despite massive efforts to pull the discoms out of the mud, progress has been maddeningly slowly
8The latest data for 2017-18 seems to show that the cost coverage ratio has stayed stagnant
8Some discoms have improved their cost coverage but others have slid down
819  discoms have shown an improvement in AT&C losses, but others have shown an increase
8Overall losses are down but not by as much as was anticipated
8After the initial spurt of enthusiasm, the Modi government is taking a more realistic view of how discoms will fare going ahead, particularly after the universal electrification drive is completed
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Aug 07 : Shift in business model: TPO is a force disrupter

The paradigm shift of energy business models from the energy access company to the energy service company (ESCO) has had a transforming the power industry worldwide.
8Now it is the Third Party Ownership (TPO) model for solar power that is disrupting not only the traditional utility ESCO model but the entire solar power paradigm
8What is eventually going to make the TPO model work better than it is doing now?
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Aug 07 : Stockbroker finds out about solar power the hard way

In the good old days, almost everyone wanted to jump into the renewable energy bandwagon. From vegetable oil producers to stock brokers, everyone succumbed to the temptation of guaranteed returns for 25 years, no matter what the costs were or the tariff rates were.
8But those salad days are now gone and one prominent stockbroker is now left staring at the dark side of the business
8There was a delay in commissioning, and this will have the consequent effect of knocking down the tariff rate from Rs. 5.13 per unit to Rs. 4.36 per unit
8Over and above that, weather conditions and counterparty risks abound
8The renewable business is not for the faint hearted. Or for rent seekers. Not any more
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Aug 07 : New Development Bank: Will it fund power projects?

With an authorized capital of $100 billion and an initial paid-up capital of $50 billion, the New Development Bank is flush with money
8The bank is so far lending on sovereign basis in India
8But it is likely to loosen its purse strings for non-sovereign projects
8If the banking system is putting the squeeze on you, can the New Development Bank help you out?
8You never know.
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Aug 07 : JSW Energy: Salute the spirit of entrepreneurship

The troubles JSW Energy has been going through are an indicator of how volatile the power sector is at this point in time
8Volatile coal prices, uncertain water levels, fluctuating power prices and a regulatory system that is unyielding can push even the best companies into a corner
8Around 2000 MW of the company's capacity is sourced on imported coal and that is rather risky given how coal prices are behaving. Fuel costs were up 24% for the company.
8But JSW Energy is holding up bravely even though EBITDA is down 10% as per latest results
8The company is now pushing into the electric vehicle industry, where the future can be as uncertain as it is for the thermal power industry
8A sum of $150 million earmarked for investment in EVs -- against a budget of $ 1 billion -- may have to spill over to the next year.
8But what is entrepreneurship all about? It is about taking risks, isn't it?
8No one edifies the spirit of entrepreneurship better than JSW Energy
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Aug 07 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 18540 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with contractors is undertaking balance work activities in a greenfield 1980 MW super-critical thermal power plant. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for balance works in main plant area and balance civil works of pipes and cables worth Rs 10 crore are expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2012
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Jan/2012   
8Completion Date: Oct/2018
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 1860 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is evaluating bids for a 150 MW greenfield hydroelectric plant. No PPA is to be signed. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of electro-mechanical works is expected by the September 2018, instead of August 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019   
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Overhauling works in a 1200 MW North Chennai thermal power station: Find out the requirements
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Aug 06 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of LT Power Cable Details
8Tender for Procurement of Valves for Ash Handling System Details
8Tender for the work of replacement of damaged / broken disc Insulators of insulator strings & Misc. maintenance of 500 KV HVDC line Details
8Supply & Installation of 4 Nos. of Boiler Lifts Details
8Tender for Up-gradation and Underground cabling work for Electrical HT/LT Power Distribution system Details
8Tender for Attending Emergency Breakdown work & Annual routine maintenance work of 220/132/110 kV Lines Details
8Erection of Substation structure with different equipments, earthing, control room & yard lighting with Civil foundation for a new 33/11KV Sub-Station Details
8Erection of Substation structure with different equipments, earthing, control room & yard lighting with Civil foundation for a new 33/11KV Sub-Station Details
8Erection of Substation structure with different equipments, earthing, control room & yard lighting with Civil foundation for a new 33/11KV Sub-Station Details
8Tender for supply of control cables for 220kV & 132kV substations Details
8Tender for the work of Upgradation of 66 KV substation to 110 KV Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations ,Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire for 66 KV D/C line Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations ,Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire for 66 KV line Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations ,Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire for 66 KV line Details
8Design, Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning works for development of 220/33KV infrastructure at TPS Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8L&T construction arm bags orders worth Rs 1,296 crore Details
8World’s first thermal battery plant to be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh today Details
8NCLAT extends deadline for Bhushan Power bids to 13 August Details
8Solar Industries: Firing on all cylinders Details
8Delhi discoms sell 615.5 mn units to outside customers in Apr-Jun Details
8Opinion | The case for power discom privatization Details
8We are open to buying good assets under project Sashakt, says NTPC Details
8China's Shandong province cuts steel and coal capacity in environment plan Details
8Power demand rises, Punjab may fire up units at Ropar plant Details
8KSEB aims to generate 500 MW electricity from rooftop solar plants Details
8MNRE seeks exemption from safeguard duty for current solar power projects Details
8SECI cancels 2,000 MW wind tender as infra woes keep bidders away Details
8Maharashtra Discom plans Rs1.25/unit levy on rooftop solar prosumers Details
8India to have 2.5 per cent peak-time power surplus this financial year: CEA Details
8Daimler in talks to make electric smart cars in China Details
8Government may ask RBI to relax resolution plan deadline for power firms Details
8Supreme Energy may file corrected FY13 company records Details
8Suzlon eyes 30% of 20,000 MW wind capacity to be installed by FY21 Details
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Aug 06 : Upcoming opportunities in the power sector

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 8456 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company along with contractors is constructing a greenfield 1000 MW hydroelectric power project. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for material handling, erection, testing and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment contractor is expected by September 2018 by BHEL.
8Expenditure Approval: 2016
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Aug/2018
8Completion Date: 2023
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8Project Name: Hydro Power Station - Annual Maintenance Contractor
8Project Cost: 5 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning to come out with an annual maintenance contractor of hydro-mechanical equipment in a 60 MW hydropower station. The contract duration will be for 12 months. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an annual maintenance contractor of hydro-mechanical equipment is expected by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2020
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8Overhauling works in a 1000 MW thermal power station in Chhattisgarh: Find out the project owner
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Aug 03 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Procurement of 11 KV 3X120 sqmm UG XLPE Aluminium power cable Details
8Tender for Purchase of 11KV VCB Feeder panel Details
8Supply, Installation and Commissioning of High Mast Light system at Power Station Details
8Tender for the Supply of Boiler Feed Booster Pump Assembly Details
8Tender for the supply of Various sizes of Neoprene Diaphragm Valves and Butterfly Valves Details
8Tender for the supply of Numerical Generator Protection Relay Details
8Tender for Second circuit stringing of 220 KV Transmission Line with ACSR Zebra Conductor Details
8Construction of LILO of one Ckt of 132 KV D/C Transmission Line with ACSR Panther Conductor Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV Line Bays Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 KV D/C by making LILO arrangement with ACSR Panther conductor Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV D/C by making LILO arrangement Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8India leads in Sembcorp's capital expenditure Details
8How can India power more than a billion air conditioners by 2050? Details
8Stressed power assets: Is relief possible, Allahabad High Court asks Reserve Bank Details
8US Urges Top Court To Reverse Lower Court Order On Tata Mundra Project Details
8FMC says lithium pricing rising on strong electric car demand Details
8ADB provides $500m for Bangladesh power plant Details
8Opinion | India’s bank crisis is really a power crisis Details
8CIL identifies 7 coking coal mines in Australia for acquisition: Par Panel Details
8Leading pulmonologists ask Env Min to implement emission standards for coal plants Details
8FinMin may approve Rs 4K cr subsidy for FAME II: Officials Details
8Power Grid setting up 5 MWp rooftop solar projects Details
8Thermal power will continue to meet growing energy demand: Ind-Ra Details
8Government may tweak solar tender linked to manufacturing Details
8SECI okays lowest solar auction bid, cancels rest Details
8Siemens sees lower profit, but books more big-ticket orders Details
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Aug 03 : Powergrid: Powering on

Powergrid, can take a cut in regulated ROE in its tariff calculations
8And this is because it has it has a long pipeline capex that will turn in income and return
8There are also a few other things going for the company, as of now
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Aug 03 : Coal supply to power plants: The glass is either half empty or half full

With demand going up, and with surplus projected, what is the coal supply situation going to be like?
8Coal supply seems to be the biggest constraint, according to most observers. And it can derail the power story in India
8But the glass is half full or half empty depending upon who is viewing it.
8The government claims that there will enough coal but just to be on the safe side, the task of importing coal is being made easier.
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Aug 03 : India is going to be power surplus this year and next

A situation of surplus power is projected both for 2017-18 and 2018-19, according to latest forecasts.
8Even though demand is expected to grow at a good pace, supply will grow even faster
8And if there is a gap, then it will be due to factors other than non-availability of power
8Even if the supply projection is somewhat out of line with demand, backup capacity can be brought in to plug the gap
8A fully disaggregated set of demand and supply data is carried here for our readers
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Aug 03 : 2018-19 maintenance schedule: Our software covers it best

The website carries here the full maintenance schedule of all power projects in India for the rest of 2018-19
8The date and period of shutdown, the kind of maintenance to be carried out have been tabulated
8What is more, through this website's real time project monitoring software, it is possible to get details of key contacts involved with each plant maintenance, including equipment required, RFQ dates, along with full project and facility parameters
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Aug 03 : Large scale wind power: There are risks ahead, no doubt

Setting up large-sized wind power projects even at competitive rates come with their inherent risks despite 25-year old PPAs
8One risk is, of course, the vulnerability of revenues and cash flows to seasonality
8There is also the possibility of variance in wind power density across the years.
8The single-part nature of the tariffs under most PPAs, with revenues linked to the actual units generated and exported, is another risk. This risk is amplified by the lack of operational track record, in case of a new promoter.
8Risks can be further accentuated if the geographic concentration of the project is at a single location.
8Also, the fixed tariff nature of the project exposes the company to variation in interest rates on project debt.
8Further, there is the risk of dealing with a single counterparty, usually a state discom, where the possibility of delays in payments to renewable power developers cannot be ruled out, particularly when the tariff deals are higher than the prevailing market rate.
8There are also regulatory challenges from the implementation of the scheduling and forecasting framework for wind power projects in some states, given the limited experience in scheduling and forecasting in India in the face of the variable nature of wind energy generation.
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Aug 03 : Excess power in the grid: Debate over where to sell it

There is a debate on how to deal with surplus power generated through a combination of must-operate hydel plants and underdrawals.
8The advise was to explore the option of intra-day market in  a situation of sustained underdrawal
8There was a suggestion that in a particular geographical area, an appointed nominee can sell the excess in the DAM and Contingency market at good rates.
8This is because in the TAM Intraday market, there is no demand of power.
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Aug 03 : Indian power grid: Going through a period of rapid ups and downs

The Indian grid is going through frequent ups and downs.
8So much so that experts are demanding a deeper analysis of what is going on
8There are patches of surpluses, brought about by higher renewable injection, over flowing dams, dampening demand even as in some other patches where the demand was high.
8On an all India perspective, there were instances of the grid operating below as well as above IEGC range.
8The South and the North East saw an upsurge in hydel flows, even spillage, leading to backdown of thermal stations.
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Aug 03 : NTPC: Two factors can push the company to its knees

NTPC is the country's largest power producer
8Efficient power units allow for the power major to earn a return on equity of a very attractive 22% when the base post-tax ROW is just 15.5%.
8Two developments -- and they are real possibilities -- can bring the company down on its knees
8And it is not going to be a shortage of coal we are talking about here.
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Aug 03 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Limestone Handling and Gypsum Storage Project
8Project Cost: 116 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning to come out with a bid for limestone handling plant and gypsum handling plant related to the installation of an FGD system in a 3000 MW thermal power station. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for limestone handling, crushing and Gypsum Storage Package is expected by the mid-August 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 14/Aug/2018
8Release Date: 16/Aug/2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q1:2020
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8Project Name: ThermalPower Plant Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 5 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company has planned a 25-day scheduled annual overhaul in the 710 MW thermal power station. The specification of the work includes replacement of boiler pressure parts, replacement of basket in air preheater, repairing of economizer hoppers and seals. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event:RFQ for required overhaul is expected by the second week of August 2018.
8
Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 8/Aug/2018
8Release Date: 10/Aug/2018
8Start Date: 1/Sep/2018
8Completion Date: 15/Sep/2018
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8Project Name: Greenfield Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 7530 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company along with EPC contractor has completed the piling works for a 1600 MW greenfield super-critical thermal power project. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for fire protection system package and raw water system package is expected by the end of August 2018, instead of June.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2016
8RFQ Date: 28/Aug/2018
8Release Date: 31/Aug/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2017
8Completion Date: Q4:2021
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Aug 03 : Power Projects : Briefs

8Maintenance works in a 630 MW thermal power station: Get key contacts here
8New supercritical units coming up in Madhya Pradesh: Find out more
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Aug 02 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Gas Power Station - Supply of Cooling Tower Fill Pack and Drift Eliminator
8Project Cost: 16 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning the supply of a cooling tower fill pack and drifts eliminator system in a 780 MW gas power station. A Notice Inviting Tender is getting prepared. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for the supply of a cooling tower fill pack and drifts eliminator system is expected by September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q1:2019
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 3000 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company has recently floated an EOI for installation of seawater based Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) system for a 3200 MW thermal power plant. Further RFQs are expected soon.
8Project Event:RFQ for the supply and installation of seawater based FGD (Flue Gas Desulphurisation) system is expected by the mid-August 2018.
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Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 10/Aug/2018
8Release Date: 13/Aug/2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2022
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 500 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company along with consultant is undertaking preparation of a feasibility report for installation of a flue gas desulphurization system at an 800 MW thermal power station. Approval from the state government is pending. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project event: RFQ for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of an FGD is expected in the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2018
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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Aug 02 : Water crisis and power plants: The situation can turn alarming

India, it is estimated, will need up to 60bn cubic metres of water a year for its coal-fired electricity plans by 2035.
8More than 70% of India’s power plants are located in areas that are already water stressed or water scarce.
8In March, the flagship 2,300MW coal plant at Farakka had to suspend its generation due to low water in the canal that feeds it. India’s 91 reservoirs are at an average 29% of storage capacity according to the Central Water Commission. Historic levels of over-abstraction combined with forecast climate change will add extra stress on future water availability, making an already bad problem worse.
8The country’s warm temperatures and the poor quality coal used in most of its power plants means the water requirement is high.
8The high levels of pollution in rivers and waterways won’t help either; nor will the seasonality of river flow.
8Power plant costs can rise 40-400% if water gets scarce and if water use efficiencies have to be improved
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Aug 02 : Mundra losses widen: What is next for Tata Power?

The 4000 MW Mundra power plant continues to be a millstone around the neck of Tata Power
8The depreciation of the Rupee coupled with domestic supply obligation from its Indonesian coal mine operations has meant that losses in Mundra have deepened.
8So what strategy is the company adapting to cope with the unfortunate turn of events?
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Aug 02 : Coal prices may drop another 5%

International coal prices are now taking a downward correction.
8The retreat in demand seems to have been triggered by a sudden drop in temperatures in China brought about by a series of heavy rainfalls, whilst at the same time the overall market supply seems to have been boosted by a revamp in production volumes by local Chinese mines and a jump in port inventories.
8The projection now is that prices could witness a further 5 percent drop on top of the 5 percent drop noted thus far.
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Aug 02 : Too much renewal power has begun hurting the grid

Big renewable energy injections have begun hurting the grid
8Coupled with demand fluctuations, the grid is beginning to feel the pressure.
8Since hydel units are difficult to shut down on account of high water flow during the monsoon, the brunt is being faced by thermal units.
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Aug 02 : Airconditioning will eat up 200 GW of power by 2030

The power requirement for air conditioning in India is expected to be a massive 200 GW by 2030
8The government is putting together mandatory provisions, such as setting the default factory temperature at 24 degrees, and other measures to make air conditioning more efficient
8The plans are to save as much as Rs 10,000 crore in electricity cost yearly
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Aug 02 : Is UBI a possibility before 2019 elections? If so, the power sector will go through a massive transformation

Is there a likelihood of the Modi administration launching a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme before the 2019 elections?
8If it does, then the UBI will be pivoted around the energy sector -- involving both oil & gas and the power sector -- rather than on the Public Distribution System (PDS) for foodgrains and the fertilizer subsidy scheme.
8This is because the poor gains more from a UBI scheme centered around delivering full energy prices to the customer than if food and fertilizer subsidies are included in the scheme.
8If Modi can finish up his 100% electricity linkages to all households quickly enough, a UDI announcement can become a real possibility.
8If it really happens, the power sector will go through a tumultuous and unprecedented transformation.
8No doubt the announcement of such a scheme if not its implementation before 2019 will be a political game changer and only a risk taker like Modi is capable of taking such a decision.
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Aug 02 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Construction of associated 220 KV & 132 KV D/C Transmission Line Details
8Supply of HR Grade Conveyor Belt for Ash Handling Plant Details
8Tender for Procurement of Battery Charger Details
8Tender for Procurement of ESP Vacuum Pump Complete Assembly for AHP Details
8Supply of 6.6KV, 250KW motor for TPS Details
8Tender for Augmentation of 220 KV S/Stn. by providing additional 220/132 KV, 160 MVA T/F Details
8Supply of 40T capacity synthetic fibre double path sling for power house Details
8Tender for the Work of testing of EHV grade transformer oil samples (DGA) at site by mobile laboratory Details
8Tender for the work of Dismantling of 160 MVA T/F and Erection of New 200 MVA Transformer Details
8Tender for the work of Strengthening of 220KV & 132KV Bus Bar Details
8Tender for the Supply of capacitor Voltage Transformers Details
8Construction of 220 KV & 132 KV D/C Transmission Line with ACSR Conductor Details
8Construction of 132 KV D/C Transmission Line with ACSR Panther Conductor Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8'Zombie' power plants: A financial time-bomb that may torpedo Indian banks Details
8GE's Distributed Power unit sale backed with US$2.2bn of loans Details
8Andhra, Kerala, Maha top energy efficiency index Details
8Karnataka dethrones world leaders in renewable energy capacity Details
8Tata Power generation rises to 13,113 MU in Apr-Jun quarter Details
8Solar Charkha Mission to create one lakh direct jobs: Govt Details
8Safeguard duty will make solar power less competitive: Teri Details
8Power to cost more as Torrent raises fuel surcharge Details
8Government plans new policy to promote electric vehicles Details
8Tamil Nadu stares at power deficit after three years: Report Details
8Didn’t ask for specification changes for electric cars: Tata Motors Details
8No formal communication on government's NHPC stake sale: NTPC Details
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Aug 02 : Flexible thermal power generation: Concept to be put to test

A thermal power plant has finally been chosen for trying out flexible generation.
8A big team is going to monitor whether the power plant can operate at a PLF of 55% without compromising on safety.
8The equipment to watch out for is the boiler, whether it can handle the stress
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Aug 01 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Hydroelectic Power Station - Annual Maintenance Contractor
8Project Cost: 0.53 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to come out with a maintenance contract for hydro-mechanical equipment. Tenders for the same is expected soon.
8Project Event : RFQ of an annual rate contract for hydro-mechanical equipment are expected by the end of August 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Aug/2018
8Release Date: Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q4:2019
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Aug 01 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Operation & Maintenance works of Power House and Switchyard Details
8Tender for R & M works of 245 KV Isolator Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV D/C Transmission Line with ACSR Zebra conductor Details
8Tender for Construction of LILO line of 220 KV D/C Transmission line Details
8Tender for the work of Replacement of 4 x 100 MVA by 4 x 200 MVA Power Transformer along with bays Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 KV Transmission Line with ACSR conductor Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV D/C Transmission Line on Turnkey Basis Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 KV Transmission Line Details
8Tender for Civil work for Construction of Capacitor Bank at 220 KV & 132 KV Substation Details
8Tender for Contract for Steel Fabrication and other Misc. works in CHP Details
8Tender for Running & Maintenance of Hydro Mechanical Works, Civil Works Details
8Supply of Electrical switchgear items for retrofitting work in EOT cranes at Power House Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8UP re-invites online bids for 500 MW solar power Details
8Edelweiss infra fund eyes Engie’s India solar business. Details
8PowerGrid net profit up 9% at Rs 2,240 cr in Apr-Jun qtr Details
8Solar water pumps can help India surpass 100 GW target: Report Details
8TS ahead in power supply, meets a massive demand of 10,429 MW Details
8Why Karnataka should move away from coal to be self-reliant in electricity Details
8Traditional agricultural pumps can be replaced with 8K MW of solar power Details
8Improving state finances by reducing power losses Details
8Carlyle, Aion and Schneider in race for Su-Kam Power Systems Details
8Power loom sector wants electricity tariff slashed Details
8Odisha solar auction sees lower tariffs Details
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Aug 01 : Power Sector : Briefs

8A state utility is planning  to set up solar park in a retired thermal power station: Find out more   Details

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