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January 23, 2019, Wednesday

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

Maha govt to supply electricity to farmers from solar energy

Maha govt to supply electricity to farmers from solar energy

After the success of a pilot project, the Maharashtra government plans to extend the chief minister's agricultural solar feeder scheme in the rest of the state. The pilot project of the scheme was introduced last year in two places in Ralegan Siddhi

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PSPCL to revive Jalkheri power plant

PSPCL to revive Jalkheri power plant

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has initiated the process to revive the Jalkheri biomass-based power plant with 1x10MW capacity on renovate, operate and transfer (ROT) basis. The power plant has been lying idle for 11 years now.

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Sunny future: Digital dividend for India’s renewables vision

Sunny future: Digital dividend for India’s renewables vision

India stands at the precipice of experiencing substantial economic growth riding on the back of strong policy measures and commitment towards creating macroeconomic resilience.

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Hybrid tender will see reverse auction among two bidders

Hybrid tender will see reverse auction among two bidders

The government will go ahead with the reverse auction for its first solar and wind hybrid tender which will see the two bidders, Adani Green Energy and Softbank-backed SB Energy, competing for a cumulative capacity of 840 MW.

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India Accelerates 3 Hydropower And Irrigation Projects To Thwart Unutilised Water From Flowing Into Pakistan

India Accelerates 3 Hydropower And Irrigation Projects To Thwart Unutilised Water From Flowing Into Pakistan

India is apparently leaving no stone unturned as it has given a green ticket to the acceleration of three projects that will prevent its share of Indus waters from flowing into the neighbouring country, Pakistan.

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ArcelorMittal win challenged again as SCB moves NCLT

ArcelorMittal win challenged again as SCB moves NCLT

Following several operational creditors challenging the decision of Essar Steel’s Committee of Creditors (CoC) to sell the debt-ridden steel major to ArcelorMittal at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has followed suit.

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JSW Steel revamps operations, product mix to align with climate change goals

JSW Steel revamps operations, product mix to align with climate change goals

JSW Steel is undertaking a major reorientation of its operations as well as product mix to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and align with the country’s climate change priorities. On the portfolio mix

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Standard Chartered Bank moves NCLT against CoC selecting Arcelor for Essar Steel

Standard Chartered Bank moves NCLT against CoC selecting Arcelor for Essar Steel

Standard Chartered Bank has filed an interlocutory application in the bankruptcy court against a panel of lenders selecting ArcelorMittal to takeover debt-ridden Essar Steel, saying the decision was "illegal" and was taken without considering its claims.

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Why Running Underutilised Coal Plants Is Better Economics

Why Running Underutilised Coal Plants Is Better Economics

Last week saw Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal pulling up Coal India for not meeting production and sales targets, and for delays in floating tenders that led to deteriorating coal stock at power plants.

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Satluj Jal Vidyut building 1,572 MW hydro projects: CMD

Satluj Jal Vidyut building 1,572 MW hydro projects: CMD

State-run Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Sunday said it's currently building hydro power projects totalling 1,572 megawatts (MW). The company said that the Himachal Pradesh government

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Delhi pollution update: ‘Unusual improvement’ in air quality, but still in ‘poor’ category

Delhi pollution update: ‘Unusual improvement’ in air quality, but still in ‘poor’ category

Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the “poor” category on Sunday despite an “unusual improvement” due to increased wind speed, favourable for dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

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Fuel prices fall for 5th straight day, petrol at Rs 74.79/litre in New Delhi

Fuel prices fall for 5th straight day, petrol at Rs 74.79/litre in New Delhi

Fuel prices fell for the fifth consecutive session on Monday, with petrol and diesel prices hovering below their mid-August levels due to the slump in global crude oil. Petrol and diesel were priced  

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4 gas distribution companies stocks likely to benefit from clean fuel drive

4 gas distribution companies stocks likely to benefit from clean fuel drive

Responding to environmental concerns, the government has vowed to raise the share of natural gas in the overall energy basket to 15% by 2030 from 6.5% in 2015. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)

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News digest: PCA framework, oil prices impact, More power to ROCs, and more

News digest: PCA framework, oil prices impact, More power to ROCs, and more

Foreign investors may come back to India because of the fall in oil prices and the improvement in the domestic fundamentals, but that could happen only after they make sure the oil correction is here to stay and India’s deficits are bridged. Read more

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Oil PSUs to allot 65,000 petrol pumps ahead of general elections

Oil PSUs to allot 65,000 petrol pumps ahead of general elections

Ahead of general elections, public sector oil companies plan to allot about 65,000 petrol pumps across the country to nearly double the existing retail network, officials said Sunday.

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Indian oil refiners look at ‘consortium’ approach to buy crude from United States

Indian oil refiners look at ‘consortium’ approach to buy crude from United States

Indian refiners, both state-owned and private, are weighing a “consortium” arrangement for buying crude from the United States to secure concessions and save on freight costs, at least two people familiar with the plan said.

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Oil PSUs plan to add 4,450 petrol pumps in Gujarat, says official

Oil PSUs plan to add 4,450 petrol pumps in Gujarat, says official

Public sector firms Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to add 4,450 retail outlets across Gujarat in a bid to expand its network and meet growing fuel needs, an official said here Sunday.

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Transport fuel prices continue to fall on global slide

Transport fuel prices continue to fall on global slide

Domestic fuel prices continued to decline on Sunday, with petrol down 40-41 paise and diesel rates slashed by 45-46 paise across major metros, in line with the downward trend in Brent crude oil, which has fallen below the $60 per-barrel-mark.

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Public sector oil companies IOCL, BPCL and HPCL to start 4,450 new petrol pumps in Gujarat

Public sector oil companies IOCL, BPCL and HPCL to start 4,450 new petrol pumps in Gujarat

Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) have planned to start total 4,450 new petrol pumps in Gujarat,48 in neighbouring union territory

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Crackdown at Indian Railways stations! Here is why this segment has to worry

Crackdown at Indian Railways stations! Here is why this segment has to worry

The Delhi Police will take strict action against those found smoking in Indian Railways stations, officials said Sunday. All police officers of seven police stations have been given training on the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

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New toll policy: Pay fee only for stretch you use

New toll policy: Pay fee only for stretch you use

The government has started work to revamp the toll policy for national highways, primarily focussing on a new regime of making people pay the toll or user fee only for the stretch they travel and not for the entire corridor between

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Delhi Metro to take you closer to T1, thanks to 370m-long subway with travelators

Delhi Metro to take you closer to T1, thanks to 370m-long subway with travelators

From May 2019, commuters taking the metro to reach the domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport won’t have to trek the distance from the station on foot.

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Train 18 completes first stage speed trials successfully; Indian Railways’ engine-less train now eyes 160 kmph

Train 18 completes first stage speed trials successfully; Indian Railways’ engine-less train now eyes 160 kmph

Train 18, the first long-distance engine-less train by Indian Railways, has successfully completed its first stage of trials by RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation).

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216 railway projects report cost overrun of Rs 2.46 lakh crore

216 railway projects report cost overrun of Rs 2.46 lakh crore

Railway projects account for over 60 per cent of the 358 central sector projects that are facing cost overrun for various reasons, with their cost escalating by Rs 2.46 lakh crore.

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh seeks Nitin Gadkari`s intervention for clearance of road projects in historic towns

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh seeks Nitin Gadkari`s intervention for clearance of road projects in historic towns

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for the clearance of road projects related to the historic towns of Sultanpur Lodhi 

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DPR will be submitted to Railway Board on new Railway Terminal for mysuru

DPR will be submitted to Railway Board on new Railway Terminal for mysuru

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) on a new railway terminal at Naganahalli, entailing the creation of additional infrastructure for Mysuru, will be submitted to the Railway Board shortly.

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