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October 17, 2018, Wednesday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

IEA Praises India For Improvement In Access To Energy

IEA Praises India For Improvement In Access To Energy

India’s efforts in providing energy access to those without it have come in for praise by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Reduction In Prize Of Tariff For Solar Power A Demotivating Factor

Reduction In Prize Of Tariff For Solar Power A Demotivating Factor

The drastic reduction in the price offered per unit of solar power generated by households, and other institutions, appears to have made adopting this sustainable mode of energy an unviable proposition for many in the city.

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Thermal Power Plants In Gujarat May Face Closure On Coal Shortage: GSECL Official

Thermal Power Plants In Gujarat May Face Closure On Coal Shortage: GSECL Official

Thermal power plants in the state are not getting adequate supply of coal and could face closure, leading to power shortage, if immediate steps are not taken, a senior GSECL official has said.

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Avoid ACs, Geysers For Now, Mumbaikars Told

Avoid ACs, Geysers For Now, Mumbaikars Told

Avoid ACs and geysers. Be judicious while using energy-guzzling devices. This is the message the government has for citizens.

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Greenko set to buy Orange Renewables for $1 billion

Greenko set to buy Orange Renewables for $1 billion

Greenko, backed by Singapore’s GIC and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, is set to announce its largest acquisition with the purchase of the solar and wind portfolio of Orange Renewables for an enterprise value of about $1 billion, said multiple people with knowledge of the matter.

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THDC To Float Rs 8,000 Crore Tender For Khurja Thermal Power Plant

THDC To Float Rs 8,000 Crore Tender For Khurja Thermal Power Plant

Foraying into thermal power segment, state-run THDC India will float Rs 8,000 crore tender this month for providing main package for its 1320 MW coal-based Khurja project, which entails an investment of Rs 12,676 crore.

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Hand Of Government Lifted March Quarter GDP Growth: HSBC

Hand Of Government Lifted March Quarter GDP Growth: HSBC

The "hand of government" was the main driver behind the rise in January-March GDP growth to 7.7 per cent -- the fastest pace in seven quarters -- as exports and private consumption disappointed, says an HSBC report.

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MSEDCL To Set Up Pune’s 1st Electric Vehicle Charging Terminal Next Week

MSEDCL To Set Up Pune’s 1st Electric Vehicle Charging Terminal Next Week

The city will get its first electric vehicle charging station next week, courtesy the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

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Centre Releases Rs 8,000 Crore For Power Sector In Jammu & Kashmir

Centre Releases Rs 8,000 Crore For Power Sector In Jammu & Kashmir

The Centre has released Rs 8,000 crore to boost power sector in the state, power minister Sunil Sharma said today, assuring improvement in the electricity supply in coming months.

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No Respite For Mumbai Residents As Power Outage Continued On Day 3

No Respite For Mumbai Residents As Power Outage Continued On Day 3

For the third consecutive day, residents continued to face erratic power supply due to technical snag in the supply system of MSEDCL.

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Enforcement Directorate Attaches Properties Worth Rs 1000 Crores In Rajasthan

Enforcement Directorate Attaches Properties Worth Rs 1000 Crores In Rajasthan

Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth Rs 1000 crores in past two years in Rajasthan, although the market price could still be higher.

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Solar Rooftop Growth Slow; 40GW By 2022 Hard To Achieve: Experts

Solar Rooftop Growth Slow; 40GW By 2022 Hard To Achieve: Experts

The growth in the solar rooftop segment has not been significant, and the government may find it difficult to achieve the target of installing 40 gigawatt (GW) of capacity by 2022, say experts.

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Oil Prices: Consumers Wince Due To Hike Pain

Oil Prices: Consumers Wince Due To Hike Pain

Feeling the pinch of the steep hike in fuel prices and the consequent rise in rates of essential commodities, consumers have devised unique ways to offset the rising expenditure.

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Essar Oil Officially Becomes Nayara Energy

Essar Oil Officially Becomes Nayara Energy

After officially being renamed Nayara Energy, the Essar Oil Limited (EOL) on Sunday launched its new logo which is inspired by the virtues of fluidity, optimism and connectivity.

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Government Is Worried About Fuel Price Hike, Says BJP Minister

Government Is Worried About Fuel Price Hike, Says BJP Minister

The government is worried about the rising fuel prices, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Sunday.

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Fuel Price Hike: No-car Protest Planned Against Petrol, Diesel Price Rise

Fuel Price Hike: No-car Protest Planned Against Petrol, Diesel Price Rise

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Saturday urged the people of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack not to use their own vehicles for six hours on Monday to protest against the hike in prices of petroleum products.

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ONGC Suffered Rs 4,000 Crore Loss On Gas Production Due To Cap On Prices

ONGC Suffered Rs 4,000 Crore Loss On Gas Production Due To Cap On Prices

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) logged a Rs 4,000 crore loss on natural gas output in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 as the government mandated price for the fuel was less than the cost of production.

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India To Import First-ever LNG Cargo From Russia

India To Import First-ever LNG Cargo From Russia

India will tomorrow import its first ever cargo of LNG from Russia under a long-term deal as the world's fourth-largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) diversifies its import basket to meet its vast energy needs.

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Oil India Rating ‘Buy’: Jefferies Says EPS Met Expectations As Ebitda Slipped

Oil India Rating ‘Buy’: Jefferies Says EPS Met Expectations As Ebitda Slipped

Oil India’s Q4FY18 net rose 23% q/q to Rs 8.67 billion —in line with JEFe helped by higher other income and lower taxes offset somewhat by higher provisions.

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IRCTC Ropes In IIT-IIM Alumni-Run Start-Run To Deliver Food On Train Seats

IRCTC Ropes In IIT-IIM Alumni-Run Start-Run To Deliver Food On Train Seats

IRCTC has rolled out the facility of delivering food to passengers on their train seats. Not only food, the passengers can even place orders for alphonso mangoes.

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Indian Railways’ Non-fare Revenue Initiatives Have Turned Damp Squib

Indian Railways’ Non-fare Revenue Initiatives Have Turned Damp Squib

In a policy flip-flop, the Indian Railways is planning to decentralise its non-fare revenue (NFR) initiatives, given the poor response to the schemes it introduced.

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Train Delays To Cost Officials Their Promotions

Train Delays To Cost Officials Their Promotions

In what should come as a relief to railway passengers frustrated by delays in services, trains are now likely to run on time as any deviation from the schedule will cost officials of the national transporter their promotions.

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Redevelopment Project Gets Upgradation ‘tweak’ At Five Railway Stations

Redevelopment Project Gets Upgradation ‘tweak’ At Five Railway Stations

Even as the ambitious Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment is yet to take off, the Railway Board has decided to tweak the project and carry facility upgradation rather than complete redevelopment at five railways stations.

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Bullet Train Booster: Indian Railways To Do A First Along Mumbai-nagpur Expressway; Massive Gains In Offing
Is Your E-ticket Under Waiting List? Here’s A List Of Features IRCTC Has Introduced

Is Your E-ticket Under Waiting List? Here’s A List Of Features IRCTC Has Introduced

Last minute travelling especially via train is very common among Indian citizens. There have been unplanned trips which lead them to be waitlisted by Indian Railways.

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Railway Recruitment 2018: At Indianrailways.gov.in, Drive To Hire 9739 Constables For RPF, RPSF Begins

Railway Recruitment 2018: At Indianrailways.gov.in, Drive To Hire 9739 Constables For RPF, RPSF Begins

Railway Recruitment 2018: The application process for the position of constables and sub-inspectors in Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) has begun from June 1, 2018.

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Delhi Metro Installs 16 New AFC Gates At Magenta Line Interchange Stations

Delhi Metro Installs 16 New AFC Gates At Magenta Line Interchange Stations

Seeking to ensure smooth flow of commuters at new interchange stations of a recently-inaugurated corridor of the Magenta Line, the Delhi Metro has installed a total of 16 new automatic fare collection gates at the two facilities, officials said on Sunday.

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