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July 22, 2018, Sunday

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

Solar tariffs once again hit all-time low of Rs 2.44 a unit at SECI auction

Solar tariffs once again hit all-time low of Rs 2.44 a unit at SECI auction

The tariff had fallen to Rs 2.44 per unit only once before, in a SECI auction for projects at the Bhadla Solar Park in May 2017, but had been climbing significantly in subsequent auctions
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Kudankulam nuclear plant: SC extends deadline to set up facility to April 2022

Kudankulam nuclear plant: SC extends deadline to set up facility to April 2022

The Supreme Court today directed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to set up a facility for safe storage of radio-active spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) by April 2022.

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NABARD sanctions over Rs 735 cr for solar, irrigation projects in Bengal

NABARD sanctions over Rs 735 cr for solar, irrigation projects in Bengal

NABARD on Monday said it has sanctioned Rs 735.53 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for West Bengal for facilitating the execution of 86 projects.

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A sustainable switch to renewables

A sustainable switch to renewables

The 13th National Electricity Plan (NEP) was released in January 2018. The draft of the same was released in 2016, seeking comments from various stakeholders. What stands out from the 13th NEP is the fact that India is on the path towards energy sufficiency and most of the investments for the same are already under way.

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NTPC, CIL see output rise with June quarter growth

NTPC, CIL see output rise with June quarter growth

India’s largest power generator NTPC saw output jump 7.5% in the first quarter of the current financial year on the back of manufacturing activity growing at the strongest pace in June.

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India can export up to 5 GW wind energy by 2022: Tulsi Tanti

India can export up to 5 GW wind energy by 2022: Tulsi Tanti

India can become a global wind energy exporter by 2022 if the government continues to back its commitment to achieve 40 per cent of total installed power capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2030.

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Lower steel production decelerate India's May core factory output

Lower steel production decelerate India's May core factory output

Unfavourable base effect, along with lower production of steel, crude oil and cement decelerated India's eight major industries' output in May 2018, official data showed on Monday.

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Rajasthan power plant shuts 5 units amid weak electricity demand

Rajasthan power plant shuts 5 units amid weak electricity demand

Five units of 1,500 MW Suratgarh Thermal Power Station (STPS) in Rajasthan are shut due to weak electricity demand in the state, a plant official said.

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German renewables up 9.5 pct in first half, above 100 bln kWh: E.ON

German renewables up 9.5 pct in first half, above 100 bln kWh: E.ON

Citing inhouse analysts who supply data to E.ON's power sales units, the company said that, looking back over three years, the increase over the six months had been 33 percent.
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Bosnia invites bids for first large-scale solar power plant

Bosnia invites bids for first large-scale solar power plant

International and local investors have until July 27 to submit bids for the project which is expected to cost around 150 million Bosnian marka ($89.4 million), the official said.
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Eight core industries grow at 3.6% in May vs 4.6% in April

Eight core industries grow at 3.6% in May vs 4.6% in April

India’s eight core industries grew 3.6 per cent in May led by increased output of coal, cement, fertilizers and electricity. Core sector had grown 4.6 per cent in April.

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Gadkari renews calls for alternate fuels as oil on the boil

Gadkari renews calls for alternate fuels as oil on the boil

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today called for increasing use of alternate fuels to lower dependence on imported oil, which has been on the boil for quite some time impacting the economy.

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NRL becomes first oil PSU to introduce online legal compliance

NRL becomes first oil PSU to introduce online legal compliance

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) in Assam has become the first oil public sector undertaking (PSU) to adopt an online legal compliance system by introducing 'Legatrix'.

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Supreme Court directs NPCIL to set up safe storage facility of radioactive spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam

Supreme Court directs NPCIL to set up safe storage facility of radioactive spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to set up a facility for safe storage of radioactive spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in by April 2022 and rejected a plea to shut down the plant until an Away From Reactor facility is built.

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All you wanted to know about...

All you wanted to know about...

Last week, the government approved the construction of two more strategic petroleum reserves in the country. These will come up at Chandikhol in Odisha and Padur in Karnataka and will have an aggregate capacity of 6.5 million tonnes.

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India's plans to float 'Oil Buyers Club' with China to cut OPEC's dominance

India's plans to float 'Oil Buyers Club' with China to cut OPEC's dominance

The announcement last month that China and India are considering forming an “Oil Buyers’ Club” to counter the market power of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is proof that the run-up in oil prices this year, from $30 a barrel to $80, is happening in a very different context than spikes of the pasthttps://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-s-plans-to-float-oil-buyers-club-with-china-to-cut-opec-s-dominance-118070201063_1.html

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ONGC board gives nod to explore group restructuring options

ONGC board gives nod to explore group restructuring options

The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given in-principle approval for exploring options for a restructuring of the group firms including the merger of subsidiaries MRPL and HPCL.

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BP starts first gas deliveries to Turkey from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II

BP starts first gas deliveries to Turkey from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II

A BP-led international consortium started its first commercial deliveries of natural gas to Turkey from Azerbaijan's giant Shah Deniz field from Saturday, BP said on Monday, part of efforts aimed at cutting Europe's dependence on Russian energy supplies.

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Petrol hiked by Rs 8; diesel by Rs 9 in 5 months

Petrol hiked by Rs 8; diesel by Rs 9 in 5 months

The price of petrol and diesel has been hiked by Rs 8 and Rs 9.14 per litre, respectively, in the past five months and the downward trend for the past 30 days has been small consolation.

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Oil falls as White House says Saudi king to raise output if needed

Oil falls as White House says Saudi king to raise output if needed

Oil prices fell early on Monday, following comments from the White House that the leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can raise oil production if needed.

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India's infrastructure output grows 3.6 percent in May

India's infrastructure output grows 3.6 percent in May

The growth in output compares with a downwardly revised 4.6 percent year-on-year growth in April. During April-May, the annual output growth was 4.1 percent, data showed.

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Two passenger trains converted to memu

Two passenger trains converted to memu

Following a decision taken by Western Railway, two passenger trains connecting Bharuch and Anandhave been converted to memu.

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Bid adieu to your face towels: Indian Railways to replace them with cheap takeaway napkinds

Bid adieu to your face towels: Indian Railways to replace them with cheap takeaway napkinds

The face towels given to the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will be replaced with cheaper, smaller, disposable, takeaway napkins, according to an order issued by the Railway Board.

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78 special trains planned for festive crowd

78 special trains planned for festive crowd

Well ahead of the festive season, South Central Railway (SCR) has made plans to run 78 special train services from the twin cities to different parts of the country, so that people can plan trips in advance.

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Train Captains introduced in premium South Eastern Railway trains

Train Captains introduced in premium South Eastern Railway trains

In an attempt to improve on-board services and redress passengers’ grievances, South Eastern Railway has introduced ‘Train Captains’ in three premium trains run by it, an SER spokesman said in Kolkata on Monday.

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Indian Railways to roll out more trains; check if you will benefit from double decker train bonanza

Indian Railways to roll out more trains; check if you will benefit from double decker train bonanza

Indian Railways is looking to improve its services as well as ensure there are more trains available for travellers to get around without making them sweat in grimy conditions. In one such move to extend ease of journey on different routes, the national transporter has decided to add more bogeys or increase their numbers.

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Affordable, rural housing a blessing? Cement industry boom in sight even as infrastructure growth stumbles

Affordable, rural housing a blessing? Cement industry boom in sight even as infrastructure growth stumbles

The cement production in India is expected to expand by 6% in FY2019, exceeding the performance recorded in May 2018, even as the eight infrastructure industries registered a 10-month low of 3.6%.

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Starting July 2018 Indian Railways will live stream the IRCTC kitchens

Starting July 2018 Indian Railways will live stream the IRCTC kitchens

Beginning July 2018, passengers will be allowed to watch live streaming of meals being prepared in IRCTC kitchen at Pune railway station. So, if travelling in the Indian Railways makes you suspicious about the quality of food being sold and served in trains, the railways staff has solved the issue once and for all.

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Central and Western Railways to re-position 210 CCTV Cameras

Central and Western Railways to re-position 210 CCTV Cameras

210 station cameras do not capture useful footage as their view is obstructed or they are not looking in right direction. They are now being re-positioned A review of video surveillance at railway stations has painted a grim picture: over 200 cameras are positioned so badly that they do not record any useful footage for security officials.

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