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November 14, 2018, Wednesday

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Delhi’s BSES Launches Its Second Phase of Solar City Program

Delhi’s BSES Launches Its Second Phase of Solar City Program

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), has launched the second phase of its Solar City initiative in New Delhi. Mercom has reported that in January 2018, BSES has launched Solar City to increase solar rooftop

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Three Remaining Units Of NTPC’s 3,300 MW Barh Super Thermal Power Project To Begin Operations By April 2021

Three Remaining Units Of NTPC’s 3,300 MW Barh Super Thermal Power Project To Begin Operations By April 2021

The Union Minister R K Singh has said that commercial generation of the three remaining units of the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) Barh super thermal power project will start by April 2021, Economic Times has reported.

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Coal, renewables would complement each other for meeting India's increasing energy demand

Coal, renewables would complement each other for meeting India's increasing energy demand

Amidst the mounting thrust on renewable energy, India has witnessed record coal production in the past four years. The statistic assumes importance in the middle of a popular rhetoric to write off coal. But it’s imperative to understand

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Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) to pay a total sum of ₹5.5 million (~ $0.075 million) to a hydro power project developer.

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JSW Energy to revive 240 MW hydro project, eyes acquisitions

JSW Energy to revive 240 MW hydro project, eyes acquisitions

Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy, that is reviving an old hydropower project plan and is scouting for acquisitions, has warned that the sector needs immediate attention as problems have crippled new projects.

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Your electricity bill may rise if you live in these states; Adani, Tata Power get SC relief

Your electricity bill may rise if you live in these states; Adani, Tata Power get SC relief

With the Supreme Court giving the go-ahead to discoms and stressed power companies — Adani group and Tata Power — to appeal for amendment in power purchasing agreement (PPA) of Mundra projects, it is likely for the consumer

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Corporates Win Three Solar and Non-solar RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

Corporates Win Three Solar and Non-solar RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

In three separate cases related to the delay in compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO), by corporates, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has provided relief to the obligated entities.

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Essar Steel: Committee of creditors still backing ArcelorMittal’s bid

Essar Steel: Committee of creditors still backing ArcelorMittal’s bid

ArcelorMittal’s acquisition of Essar Steel is a done deal despite attempts by erstwhile promoters, the Ruias, to retain the asset, said bankers with knowledge of the matter. On the other hand, a final decision on the matter may be delayed

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SECI justifies low-ceiling tariff as hybrid auction postponed again

SECI justifies low-ceiling tariff as hybrid auction postponed again

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has postponed its first major hybrid tender for 1200MW – where developers are required to set up a solar and a wind generating plant at the same site – for the fifth time.

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Anti-nuclear plant outfit raises decibel against Chutka

Anti-nuclear plant outfit raises decibel against Chutka

Claiming that the nuclear energy is unsafe and expensive, the NAACM — an umbrella organisation highlighting hazards of nuclear plants — urged governments across the country to scrap nuclear plants, wherever in existence.

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Clean energy: 15MW rooftop solar plants in west Delhi locality

Clean energy: 15MW rooftop solar plants in west Delhi locality

Power distribution company BSES Rajdhani launched the second segment of its solar city initiative by Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain in west Delhi’s Shakur Basti on Sunday. The segment follows the success of the first phase in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka.

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FEATURE: Villagers lose homes, land to feed India's booming power sector

FEATURE: Villagers lose homes, land to feed India's booming power sector

Siyaram Saket refuses to give up his one-and-a-half acres of farmland in central India - no matter how much the coal mining company offers him. Whatever the amount, said the 55-year-old, it will not be enough to replace

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Power consumer across the nation may soon have single tariff

Power consumer across the nation may soon have single tariff

In a move that can soon see the country have a single tariff regime with both the domestic and commercial consumers paying the same for the electricity, the union ministry of power has proposed new modifications in tariff policy

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OPINION: Trump plays a part as Asia's diesel profits surge, gasoline plummets

OPINION: Trump plays a part as Asia's diesel profits surge, gasoline plummets

It may be stretching the bow too far to blame Donald Trump for the collapse in the profits Asian refiners get for making gasoline, or indeed for the surge in diesel profits, but the policies of the U.S. president are certainly playing a role.

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After years of global success, Reliance Industries faces oil shock at home

After years of global success, Reliance Industries faces oil shock at home

Reliance Industries , currently India's second most valuable listed company, got rich by trading fuel across Asia, Africa and Europe while effectively ignoring its home market.

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At least six companies willing to partner India in second phase of strategic oil reserves

At least six companies willing to partner India in second phase of strategic oil reserves

At least six global companies have shown preliminary interest in partnering India in the development of the second phase of its strategic petroleum reserves. The country imports over 82 per cent of its crude oil supply and has fast-tracked efforts

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Petrol falls below Rs 80 in Delhi after 12 days of price cut

Petrol falls below Rs 80 in Delhi after 12 days of price cut

After many months of unabated price rise across the country, petrol prices fall below Rs 80 per liter in Delhi today. Fuel prices are on a decline since last two weeks. The fuel prices continued to witness a downfall today on the 12th straight day

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Sushma Swaraj meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, discusses bilateral ties

Sushma Swaraj meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, discusses bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and discussed ways to move forward on the roadmap set by the top leaders of the two countries. Swaraj arrived in Doha

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Vedanta wins 10-yr extension for Rajasthan oil block

Vedanta wins 10-yr extension for Rajasthan oil block

Vedanta Ltd has won a 10-year extension of its contract for the prolific Rajasthan oil block, but on condition that it pays a higher share of profit to the government, the company said Monday.

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Trump’s Iran sanctions resolve faces test from oil-thirsty China, India

Trump’s Iran sanctions resolve faces test from oil-thirsty China, India

Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced in May he would reimpose sanctions on Iran, the State Department began telling countries around the world the clock was ticking for them to cut oil purchases from the Islamic Republic to zero.

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Alphageo (India) bags contract worth Rs 33.89 cr from ONGC

Alphageo (India) bags contract worth Rs 33.89 cr from ONGC

Alphageo (India) has received Notification of Award (NOA) of Contract from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Western Offshore Basin for NSP Project, Mumbai for provision of2D Seismic Data Acquisition

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Kochi Metro | First phase of Kochi Water Metro to be completed by October 2019

Kochi Metro | First phase of Kochi Water Metro to be completed by October 2019

By October 2019, The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) plans to complete and begin operations of the first phase of Kochi Water Metro. Tenders for vessels will be finalized and awarded by first or second week of December, which is part of the Kochi Water Metro project.

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Russia eyes investments in smart cities, railways, transport: Suresh Prabhu

Russia eyes investments in smart cities, railways, transport: Suresh Prabhu

Russia has expressed interest in investing in projects like Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and smart cities besides railways, and public transport, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.

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You Will Soon Enjoy Train Travel At 200 Kmph, Thanks To This Made-In-India Electric Locomotive

You Will Soon Enjoy Train Travel At 200 Kmph, Thanks To This Made-In-India Electric Locomotive

Indian Railways is set to update its fleet of trains with a new electric locomotive that offers a better energy efficiency than the existing fleet. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), a state-owned electric locomotive manufacturer

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Railways improves on-time performance to 74% in October

Railways improves on-time performance to 74% in October

Indian Railways has improved the on-time performance of its trains in October. The punctuality score of the national transporter has increased from low levels of around 59.9 per cent in May to 74 per cent in October.

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Mumbai Metro Soars But Water Ferry Limps: Nariman Point-Borivali Project Remains On Paper

Mumbai Metro Soars But Water Ferry Limps: Nariman Point-Borivali Project Remains On Paper

Government of Maharashtra has been trying to boost Metro connectivity of Mumbai with its suburbs at a fast pace. However, one mode of transportation has no buyers- the water ferry project that is supposed to connect Nariman Point with Borivali has taken a backseat once more.

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Wow! This section of Indian Railways to give you flight-like experience on the land

Wow! This section of Indian Railways to give you flight-like experience on the land

Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Railway Line: If all goes well, you may get to experience a flight-like experience onboard this train, literally! Indian Railways has planned to use aircraft-like pressurized coaches in its trains for the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border.

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DTC workers’ strike cripple bus services in Delhi

DTC workers’ strike cripple bus services in Delhi

Most buses under the state-run Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will stay off roads on Monday as contractual employees of the corporation are observing a strike for want of better wages. The protest comes despite the Delhi

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Engineless Train-18 may link Howrah and Delhi

Engineless Train-18 may link Howrah and Delhi

A high-speed train journey between Howrah and New Delhi is in the offing with Indian Railways planning to introduce a Train-18 trainset on this route.

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