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October 17, 2018, Wednesday

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

Electricity Demand Grows 7.4 Per Cent In July, Thermal PLF Lower: ICRA

Electricity Demand Grows 7.4 Per Cent In July, Thermal PLF Lower: ICRA

Rating agency ICRA today said electricity demand growth remains strong in July 2018 at 7.4 per cent but thermal plant load factor moderated by pick up in generation from wind and hydro sources.

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JSW Energy Promises Better Offer For Prayagraj Power

JSW Energy Promises Better Offer For Prayagraj Power

Sajjan Jindal's JSW Energy has promised lenders that it would sweeten the offer for Pragyaraj Power in an attempt to trump Tatas backed Resurgent Power, but hasn’t specified what the betterment would be, said two people familiar with the matter.

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Decades Of Policy, Regulation Mismatch To Haunt Insolvency In Power Sector

Decades Of Policy, Regulation Mismatch To Haunt Insolvency In Power Sector

When the Allahabad High Court (HC) in its judgment observed that stress in the power sector is due to fundamental issues and not because of any circular by the Reserve Bank of India

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If India’s Solar Energy Is Cheaper Than Coal, Why Isn’t The Industry Thriving?

If India’s Solar Energy Is Cheaper Than Coal, Why Isn’t The Industry Thriving?

India’s solar industry has grown at a rapid pace over the past few years with solar tariffs falling to record lows, even below the prevailing coal tariffs. However, a number of hurdles remain that is keeping the industry from booming.

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Made-In-India Luxury Electric Mini Bus Debuts: Meet Olectra Greentech eBuzz K6 Luxe

Made-In-India Luxury Electric Mini Bus Debuts: Meet Olectra Greentech eBuzz K6 Luxe

Olectra Greentech Limited has launched its first luxury mini electric bus christened eBuzz K6 LuXe.

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MOIL Mulls Developing High-grade Manganese For Electric Vehicles

MOIL Mulls Developing High-grade Manganese For Electric Vehicles

State-owned MOIL is looking to develop high-grade manganese for batteries which could be used in electric vehicles (EVs), Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said today.

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Discoms Propose Tariff For Electronic Vehicles

Discoms Propose Tariff For Electronic Vehicles

With electric vehicles on the rise and charging stations coming up in the state, Telangana power distribution companies have come up with electric vehicles tariff for charging station and battery swap.

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Lower Battery Costs And Strong Govt Support To Push Global Electric Car Sales: IEA

Lower Battery Costs And Strong Govt Support To Push Global Electric Car Sales: IEA

Lower cost of batteries and strong government support will help in increasing sales of electric cars globally, Fatih Birol, Executive Director at International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

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Olectra Greentech To Supply 80 India-made E-buses To Bengaluru

Olectra Greentech To Supply 80 India-made E-buses To Bengaluru

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has signed up for electric buses with Secunderabad-based Olectra Greentech.

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REC Seeks Shareholders Nod To Raise Borrowing Limit To Rs 3.5 Lakh Cr

REC Seeks Shareholders Nod To Raise Borrowing Limit To Rs 3.5 Lakh Cr

State-run Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has sought its shareholders approval to raise its overall borrowing limit to Rs 3.5 lakh crore from existing Rs 2 lakh crore.

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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Oil Surplus Vanishes Ahead Of Iran Deadline

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Oil Surplus Vanishes Ahead Of Iran Deadline

An overhang of homeless crude in the Atlantic Basin has halved in recent weeks, suggesting oil traders are bracing for a further supply loss from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and a new rally in prices.

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Natural Gas Price May Be Hiked By 14% From Oct; May Push CNG, Electricity Prices Up

Natural Gas Price May Be Hiked By 14% From Oct; May Push CNG, Electricity Prices Up

The government may from October raise price of domestic natural gas by over 14 per cent, a move that will translate into higher CNG price and increased cost of electricity and urea production.

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PESB Recommends Alka Mittal For The Post Of Director-HR At ONGC

PESB Recommends Alka Mittal For The Post Of Director-HR At ONGC

The government’s head-hunter Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) has recommended Alka Mittal for the post of Director (Human Resources) at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the state-owned and largest oil and gas explorer.

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Indian Oil To Supply Gas Through Pipelines In Coimbatore, Salem

Indian Oil To Supply Gas Through Pipelines In Coimbatore, Salem

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has bagged the tender for city gas distribution (CGD) projects in Coimbatore and Salem.

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Indian Railways, GAIL Sign Mou For Use Of Natural Gas In Railway Workshops

Indian Railways, GAIL Sign Mou For Use Of Natural Gas In Railway Workshops

State-owned natural gas transmission utility GAIL (India) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways to create infrastructure for supplying natural gas to the transporter's workshops, production units, depots and residential colonies.

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Diesel-guzzler Indian Railways Turns To Natural Gas To Cut Costs

Diesel-guzzler Indian Railways Turns To Natural Gas To Cut Costs

Indian Railways on Thursday signed a preliminary deal with gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd to use natural gas in some of its operations, part of a drive by the world`s third-biggest oil consumer to gradually shift to cleaner fuels.

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Here's All About Shakuntala Railways, India's Only Privately Owned 190-KM Railway Line

Here's All About Shakuntala Railways, India's Only Privately Owned 190-KM Railway Line

Indian Railways is a relic on wheels and ever since the dawn of railways in India in 1853, the national carrier has been a lifeline of India's public and the commercial transport.

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Around 6,000 Railway Stations Will Be WiFi-enabled In Next 6 Months: Railway Minister

Around 6,000 Railway Stations Will Be WiFi-enabled In Next 6 Months: Railway Minister

Around 6,000 railway stations will be WiFi-enabled in the next six-eight months, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said.

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Bullet Train Project: New Satellite Station In Vadodara To Manufacture India’s Longest Girder

Bullet Train Project: New Satellite Station In Vadodara To Manufacture India’s Longest Girder

In order to launch the longest girder of India’s first bullet train, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has decided to set up a new satellite station for Indian Railways in Vadodara, Gujarat.

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Demand For Suburban Trains Gathers Momentum

Demand For Suburban Trains Gathers Momentum

In a burgeoning city like Bengaluru, it is surprising that an efficient public transport system remains its Achilles Heel.

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16 Indian Firms Bid To Develop Bullet Train's Sabarmati Terminal Hub: NHRCL

16 Indian Firms Bid To Develop Bullet Train's Sabarmati Terminal Hub: NHRCL

As many as 16 companies based in India have shown interest in the development of the multi-model Sabarmati terminal hub of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, NHRCL, the executing agency of the high-speed corridor, said on Thursday.

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Eastern Peripheral Expressway Plans To Control Accidents

Eastern Peripheral Expressway Plans To Control Accidents

Financial Express reported that Eastern Peripheral Expressway: over the next 6-7 months, many new measures will be implemented on India’s first smart and green Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) in order to control the number of accidents and road violations.

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Hop In On Aqua Line Using Mobile Phone, Use Metro Card To Pay For Bus, Parking, Shopping Too

Hop In On Aqua Line Using Mobile Phone, Use Metro Card To Pay For Bus, Parking, Shopping Too

Users of the soon-to-be-opened Aqua Line that will connect Noida and Greater Noida will be able to use its smart card to also pay fares on city buses, parkings and even use it as a debit card for shopping at malls, senior officials said today.

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