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April 24, 2019, Wednesday

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

Plants light up LED Bulbs, to roll out a ‘Green’ sustainable power

Plants light up LED Bulbs, to roll out a ‘Green’ sustainable power

Italian Scientists have developed ways to generate power with living plants for lighting up LED bulbs, providing a “green” solution of sustainable power. The research was done by the team of roboticists and biologists at IIT-Istituto

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India still faces challenges to meet growing power demand, says World Bank report

India still faces challenges to meet growing power demand, says World Bank report

Despite making a remarkable progress in electricity distribution over the years, India still faces challenges to meet its growing demand for power and reliable supply still remains low in the country, the World Bank said in a report.

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Power reforms: NITI bats for promoting auctions, discoms privatisation, independent regulators

Power reforms: NITI bats for promoting auctions, discoms privatisation, independent regulators

Government think tank Niti Aayog in its strategy document Wednesday suggested for the power sector a plethora of reforms like promoting smart grids, auctioning of energy, privatisation of discoms, payment of subsidies by direct

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Power discom BRPL inks MoU with India Post for financial inclusion of slum dwellers

Power discom BRPL inks MoU with India Post for financial inclusion of slum dwellers

Power discom BRPL has signed an agreement with India Post to promote financial inclusion and digital payments among slum dwellers in Delhi. As part of the agreement, residents of over 200 slum clusters in south and west Delhi

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CERC's draft tariff rules for FY19-24 to favour power

CERC's draft tariff rules for FY19-24 to favour power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC's) draft tariff regulations for five years between FY2019-2024 will be favourable for power generators, as the regulator has maintained the status quo on most of the parameters, says India Ratings (Ind-Ra).

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Reliability of power supply is crucial, merely adding households to electricity grid not enough: World Bank

Reliability of power supply is crucial, merely adding households to electricity grid not enough: World Bank

India must look at ensuring steady power supply to households for the government's electrification drive to be truly successful, and merely adding new consumers to the electricity grid is not enough, a senior World Bank economist said.

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DERC issues third amendment in Supply Code 2017, power consumers to be paid enhanced compensation

DERC issues third amendment in Supply Code 2017, power consumers to be paid enhanced compensation

Power consumers in the national capital will now be paid enhanced compensation from their discoms in case of outages as the DERC has issued the revised Supply Code 2017 notifying Delhi government's policy for compensation in case of electricity supply interruptions.

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Israel’s Eco Wave Power looks to partner Indian firms

Israel’s Eco Wave Power looks to partner Indian firms

Israel-based Eco Wave Power, one of the few companies that was able to commercialise its technology for generating electricity from waves, is looking for a strategic partner in India to start a pilot project and then scale operations across the country.

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No shortage of coal at power plants: Govt

No shortage of coal at power plants: Govt

There is no shortage of coal at the power generation plants across the nation, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said that "there is no shortage of coal for the power plants of the country".

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Ground breaking ceremony of Vedanta steel plant likely in Jan

Ground breaking ceremony of Vedanta steel plant likely in Jan

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Wednesday said the ground-breaking ceremony of the Vedanta Group's one million tone capacity steel plant would likely to be performed next month. The Rs 22,000 crore plant

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Fuel prices stable for second day, petrol at Rs 76.25/litre in Mumbai

Fuel prices stable for second day, petrol at Rs 76.25/litre in Mumbai

Fuel prices remained unchanged for a second day in four metro cities on Thursday, with petrol selling at 76.25/litre in Mumbai and diesel at Rs 67.55 per litre. According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol prices in Kolkata,

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Bring oil, coal, power under GST: Report

Bring oil, coal, power under GST: Report

Government think tank Niti Aayog in its strategy document Wednesday suggested for the power sector a plethora of reforms like promoting smart grids, auctioning of energy, privatisation of discom

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IOC released 5.14 lakh gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana

IOC released 5.14 lakh gas connections under PM Ujjwala Yojana

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Wednesday saidunder the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, 5.14 lakh gas connections were released in Telangana by three oil PSUs (IOCL, BPCL and HPCL).

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Narendra Modi slated to roll out Rs 160 billion projects in Odisha

Narendra Modi slated to roll out Rs 160 billion projects in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his scheduled Odisha visit on December 24 is slated to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate host of projects valued at Rs 160 billion.

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With high crude rates, ONGC profit may surge this fiscal year: Official

With high crude rates, ONGC profit may surge this fiscal year: Official

At a time when international crude oil prices dropped by over 30 per cent in the last two months, a top executive of state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) said on Wednesday that a drop in oil rates

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ONGC Board to consider OVL listing but IPO ruled out in near future

ONGC Board to consider OVL listing but IPO ruled out in near future

The ONGC board will this week consider a demand from the government to list its overseas investment arm ONGC Videsh on bourses, but an IPO of the firm is ruled out in near future as it will have to first separate assets in sanction-hit nations and take approval of lenders.

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SAC approves J-K Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill 2018

SAC approves J-K Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill 2018

Initiating process for promotion and regulating planned growth and development of New Srinagar and New Jammu cities, State Administrative Council (SAC) at a meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik

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Train 18, India's Fastest, May Get Flagged By PM From Varanasi: Report

Train 18, India's Fastest, May Get Flagged By PM From Varanasi: Report

Train 18, the fastest train from railways' stable, will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29 likely from his constituency Varanasi, sources said Wednesday.

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Expand highways, speed up rail network & reduce turnaround time at ports: Niti to transport sector

Expand highways, speed up rail network & reduce turnaround time at ports: Niti to transport sector

The government think tank Niti Aayog on Wednesday prescribed a series of measures to improve road, rail, air and waterway connectivity by expanding the networks, faster laying of railway lines and reducing the turnaround time at portsby 2022-23.

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Over 7,500 complaints from passengers till October this year over bad quality food: Railways

Over 7,500 complaints from passengers till October this year over bad quality food: Railways

The Railways has received more than 7,500 complaints from passengers over bad quality of food served on trains and imposed fines of about Rs 1.5 cr on vendors till October this year, the ministry informed Parliament on Wednesday.

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Get Ready For All New Train Experience, From February AC Locals Will Run Between Delhi-UP

Get Ready For All New Train Experience, From February AC Locals Will Run Between Delhi-UP

Indian Railways’ first air-conditioned train is ready for its maiden run in north India. The train is set to hit tracks next year in February. The train will have state-of-the art facilities for passengers travelling short distances from Delhi.

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