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March 25, 2019, Monday

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

NTPC acquires 720-MW Barauni Thermal Power Station

NTPC acquires 720-MW Barauni Thermal Power Station

State-run power producer NTPC on Sunday said it has acquired the 720 MW Barauni Thermal Power Station from Bihar State Power Generation Company Ltd.

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Rural UP power consumers to get 5 pc rebate for paying bill on time

Rural UP power consumers to get 5 pc rebate for paying bill on time

In a major relief to the power consumers in the rural area in Uttar Pradesh, the state electricity regularity commission has decided to provide five per cent rebate instead of one per cent to those rural consumers who pay their bill within the time limit.

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CEA yet to develop norms for ‘establishment costs’ of discoms, 12 months after power minister’s order

CEA yet to develop norms for ‘establishment costs’ of discoms, 12 months after power minister’s order

Over twelve months after Union Power Minister R K Singh asked the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to develop norms regarding “establishment costs” of power distribution companies (discoms), the CEA

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Power plants out of the woods on record coal supply

Power plants out of the woods on record coal supply

Record coal supply has helped power plants to replenish dwindling stockpile even after pumping up generation as electricity demand spiked 14 per cent during the October festive season and continued to grow apace at 5.5% in November.

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India must expand coal production: Union power minister RK Singh

India must expand coal production: Union power minister RK Singh

Union power minister RK Singh has said electricity demand is expected to grow manifold but coal supply remains an area of concern. In an interview to ET, he spoke about allowing the cost of imported coal to be passed on to consumers

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No power plant is facing coal shortage: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

No power plant is facing coal shortage: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

No power plant is facing fuel shortages, especially those fired by coal and that off-take by power plants has grown 8-9 per cent toll October, Union power minister Piyush Goyal has said. The minister also claimed that none of the thermal

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India's solar installations slowed down in July-Sept period: Experts

India's solar installations slowed down in July-Sept period: Experts

Amid increasing volatility in tender issuance, auctions and issues related to GST and safeguard duty, India's solar installations slowed down in the July-September period of 2018, officials said on Sunday.

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Fitch Ratings cuts Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency ratings as renewable stress rises

Fitch Ratings cuts Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency ratings as renewable stress rises

As India's renewable energy space starts showing signs of slowdown and eventual stress, Fitch Ratings has downgraded Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (Ireda) rating.

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Big relief from pollution! Delhi air quality improves over 10% in last 2 years

Big relief from pollution! Delhi air quality improves over 10% in last 2 years

What feels like a sigh of relief to Delhiites, the air quality in Delhi has improved over 10 per cent in the last two years and it is expected to improve further by next year.

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Petrol prices stable at Rs 75.96/ litre in Mumbai, diesel drops to Rs 67.38/litre

Petrol prices stable at Rs 75.96/ litre in Mumbai, diesel drops to Rs 67.38/litre

The petrol prices in four metro cities — Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai — remained unchanged on Monday after rising over the weekend. The diesel prices were cut for the third consecutive day in the four cities.

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Centre intends to move towards Gas based economy- Pradhan

Centre intends to move towards Gas based economy- Pradhan

Centre is intending to move towards Gas based economy by increasing the share of Natural Gas in India's energy basket from present 6-7 per cent to 15 per cent by the year 2022, Union Petroleum and Natrural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

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Rs 20,000 crore to be invested in Odisha in bio gas sector

Rs 20,000 crore to be invested in Odisha in bio gas sector

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan here on Sunday said Rs 20,000 crore will be invested in Odisha within five years for setting up of around 500 compressed bio gas (CBG) plants to turn waste materials into energy.

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5,000 compressed bio gas plants will be set up by 2023: Dharmendra Pradhan

5,000 compressed bio gas plants will be set up by 2023: Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on December 16 said around 5,000 Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants will be set across the country by 2023.

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Niti Aayog pushes for methanol as cooking fuel

Niti Aayog pushes for methanol as cooking fuel

Premier think tank Niti Aayog has proposed a move to transform the way food is prepared in India, reducing the massive import bill and worsening pollution. The Aayog has prepared a comprehensive plan advocating adoption

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Cairn India to pay $0.1 mn if it fails to meet exploration commitment in oil blocks

Cairn India to pay $0.1 mn if it fails to meet exploration commitment in oil blocks

Mining baron Anil Agarwal's Cairn India won a third of its total haul of 41 oil blocks in India's maiden bid round under open acreage licensing policy by committing a miniscule exploration programme whose non-fulfilment will attract

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Crude oil prices rise, but global economic concerns weigh

Crude oil prices rise, but global economic concerns weigh

Oil prices climbed on Monday after U.S. drilling activity fell to its lowest level in about two months, but increasing concerns about weaker growth in major economies kept a lid on gains. International Brent crude oil

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Iran Gov't Confident OPEC Will Reach Deal on Output Cuts

Iran Gov't Confident OPEC Will Reach Deal on Output Cuts

Iranian officials say OPEC's recent decision to cut output will reflect positively on the Islamic Republic's economy, as Tehran is still hoping to maintain some of its oil exports despite stringent US sanctions.

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More 15-car local trains would mean fewer people get ferried on Western Railway

More 15-car local trains would mean fewer people get ferried on Western Railway

Running 15-car trains on Churchgate-Andheri route could mean ferrying fewer commuters, say railway officials after the Union Railway Minister asked the authorities to consider increasing the number of 15-car trains on both fast and slow corridors of the suburban section.

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After Artificial Intelligence, Railways turns to Emotional Intelligence to improve customer experience

After Artificial Intelligence, Railways turns to Emotional Intelligence to improve customer experience

After adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prevent signal-failure, Indian Railways has now opted for Emotional Intelligence (EI) to help senior officials improve service delivery systems in a faster and more decisive way.

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Indian Railways to Confirm Berths For RAC And Waitlisted Ticket Holders

Indian Railways to Confirm Berths For RAC And Waitlisted Ticket Holders

The Indian Railways is coming up with a new tablet device that will be given to TTEs across the national transporter’s network. It is called the Hand-Held Terminals (HHTs), and these devices will help TTEs update Indian Railways about the real-time occupancy status of a running train.

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Soon, a virtual tour of railway heritage sites in trains, classrooms

Soon, a virtual tour of railway heritage sites in trains, classrooms

Soon, passengers on board trains or students in faraway locations can take a tour of the National Rail Museum or see the Kalka-Shimla rail route without moving from their seats.

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Rajkot railway division saves big on power bills

Rajkot railway division saves big on power bills

The Rajkot division of Western Railway (WR) has received five awards for saving on electricity bills by switching to solar power.

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