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December 17, 2018, Monday

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Torrent Power wins SECI tender for 115 MW wind power project

Torrent Power wins SECI tender for 115 MW wind power project

Torrent Power participated in the competitive bidding process (by way of E-reverse auction process) conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on 25 September 2018 for setting-up of 1200 MW ISTS connected wind power projects,

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Essar Power adds to capacity of National Grid, commissions 337-km, 400 kV Mahan-Sipat transmission line

Essar Power adds to capacity of National Grid, commissions 337-km, 400 kV Mahan-Sipat transmission line

Essar Power on Wednesday announced that it has commissioned the 337-km Mahan-Sipat transmission line, the final leg of a 465-km transmission system consisting of three interstate transmission lines that have been built at an investment of Rs 2,400 crore.

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Massive capital flow needed to boost India's transition to renewable energy

Massive capital flow needed to boost India's transition to renewable energy

Conditions have to be created for the infusion of capital needed to accelerate the transition to renewable sources of energy, according to a panel of experts. Ajay Mathur, the Director General of TERI

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How clean energy can be India’s saviour

How clean energy can be India’s saviour

As evidenced by the fall of the rupee and the widening account deficit, India’s dependence on oil has left it bruised by global forces. In previous oil crises, India had no choice but to tighten budgets.

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Reducing dependence on fossil fuel to remain key focus area : Piyush Goyal

Reducing dependence on fossil fuel to remain key focus area : Piyush Goyal

Reducing dependence on fossil fuel will remain the prime focus area of the government policy and initiatives, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday. "World is conscious about the challenges in the energy sector

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Companies that use cleaner energy more profitable: Report

Companies that use cleaner energy more profitable: Report

Companies that use cleaner and smarter energy are more profitable than their peers, a new report said on Tuesday, underlining the business case for putting sustainability at the heart of corporate growth strategies.

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Board of Directors of Coal India approves 'add-on' over notified price of NEC coal

Board of Directors of Coal India approves 'add-on' over notified price of NEC coal

The Board of Directors of Coal India in its meeting held on 25 September 2018 has approved 'add on' over notified price of NEC coal G-1 to G-5 grades prices w.e.f. 00:00 hours of 27 September' 2018.

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India postpones Pak experts' inspection of 2 hydropower projects in J-K report

India postpones Pak experts' inspection of 2 hydropower projects in J-K report

India has postponed the scheduled inspection of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river by Pakistani experts following the fresh tension in bilateral ties and cancellation of foreign ministers' meeting in New York, according to a media report here Wednesday.

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Power Minister Nilesh Cabral vows 24x7 power supply in Goa

Power Minister Nilesh Cabral vows 24x7 power supply in Goa

Power minister Nilesh Cabral, who was inducted into the state cabinet on Monday, said that power is what everybody is complaining about, and that “if not 24 hours a day supply, I will try for 23 hours a day on an immediate basis and over time,

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NIT Goa to be India’s 1st fully solar-powered technical institute

NIT Goa to be India’s 1st fully solar-powered technical institute

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, has received funding of Rs 497 crore from the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry for construction of the first phase of its permanent campus at Cuncolim.

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Triton to set up solar battery plant in Andhra Pradesh

Triton to set up solar battery plant in Andhra Pradesh

US-based Triton Solar Company has agreed to set up a solar batteries manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh under public-private-partnership (PPP) model and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Andhra Pradesh

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Nayara Energy evaluating Vadinar refinery expansion; to expand petrol pumps to 7,000

Nayara Energy evaluating Vadinar refinery expansion; to expand petrol pumps to 7,000

Nayara Energy, formerly Essar Oil, said it is taking a fresh look at previously announced plans to double refining capacity to 40 million tonnes, but continues to pursue retail network expansion aggressively with an aim to ramp up the number of petrol pump

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Iran sanctions: Oil refiners draw up contingency plans to meet any shortfall in crude supply

Iran sanctions: Oil refiners draw up contingency plans to meet any shortfall in crude supply

Domestic oil refiners have drawn up contingency plans to meet the shortfall if crude oil supplies from Iran are slashed. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Energy Policy Summit,

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ONGC seeks exemption from government's share buyback request

ONGC seeks exemption from government's share buyback request

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) has sought an exemption from a government request to buy back government-held shares in the company as ONGC needs the funds for its own capital expenditures, Chairman Shashi Shanker said on Wednesday.

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Government has not told refiners to halt Iranian oil imports: Sources

Government has not told refiners to halt Iranian oil imports: Sources

India's government has not told the country's oil refiners to halt their imports of Iranian crude, a government source said on Wednesday, even as most Indian refiners have cut down their imports ahead of US sanctions on Iran.

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Increased gas use could reduce diesel demand, says Indian Oil executive

Increased gas use could reduce diesel demand, says Indian Oil executive

India’s biggest state-owned refiner Indian Oil Corp Ltd said on Wednesday that a gradual rise in India’s natural gas consumption could reduce local diesel demand.

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Will you soon pay Rs 100 for petrol in Mumbai? Soaring crude oil prices make a case for it

Will you soon pay Rs 100 for petrol in Mumbai? Soaring crude oil prices make a case for it

OMCs have hiked petrol prices in various metro cities on the back of rising crude oil and weak depreciation. A litre of petrol today was priced at Rs 82.86 in New Delhi, at Rs 84.68 in Kolkata and at Rs 86.13 in Chennai.

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India’s Infra Push Now Internationally Acclaimed: Nine Projects Shortlisted For Bentley’s Awards 2018

India’s Infra Push Now Internationally Acclaimed: Nine Projects Shortlisted For Bentley’s Awards 2018

Bentley Systems which is a leading global provider of software solutions for infrastructure projects has shortlisted nine Indian infrastructure projects for its Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards.

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Four railway stations to be redeveloped by March’

Four railway stations to be redeveloped by March’

South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Tuesday that the railway stations in Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal and Kurnool would redeveloped before March 2019 on the lines of the one planned at the Tirupati railway station.

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A year after launch, Railways' station revamp plan back to drawing board

A year after launch, Railways' station revamp plan back to drawing board

“We have the largest captive audience in the world and hence our land parcels have huge commercial value,” declared an emphatic Suresh Prabhu in February 2017 at the inauguration of the ambitious Rs 1 trillion station redevelopment plan.

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West Bengal Bandh: Protesters Vandalise Buses, Block Railway Tracks to Protest Islampur Killings

West Bengal Bandh: Protesters Vandalise Buses, Block Railway Tracks to Protest Islampur Killings

The 12-hour bandh in West Bengal, called by the BJP to protest the death of two students in alleged police firing in Islampur last week, has turned violent. Buses have been vandalised in Purulia

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Additional 210 CCTV Cameras To Be Installed On Central Railway Premises

Additional 210 CCTV Cameras To Be Installed On Central Railway Premises

In the view of increasing theft and accidents at railway premises, Central Railways has decided to install an additional 210 CCTV cameras to investigate and monitor such incidents for the safety of the passengers.

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Mumbai AC local train may halt at three more stations from October; details here

Mumbai AC local train may halt at three more stations from October; details here

Mumbai AC local train may halt at more stations! From next month onwards, the Western Railway zone of Indian Railways is planning to halt the Mumbai AC local train service at Marine Lines, Charni Road and Grant Road railway stations as well.

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