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July 19, 2019, Friday

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

Discoms' outstanding dues to power generators rise 24% to Rs 39,498 cr

Discoms' outstanding dues to power generators rise 24% to Rs 39,498 cr

Amid stress in the power sector, woes of electricity generating firms have increased further as their outstanding dues on state distribution companies (discoms) rose to Rs 39,498 crore in October 2018, up 24.7 per cent from a year-ago levels, official data showed.

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Fresh auctions for power pacts likely soon

Fresh auctions for power pacts likely soon

The government is likely to launch a fresh round of auction of power purchase contracts while also allowing escalation and fixed charges to power companies in a bid to alleviate stress in the sector.

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Chandrababu Naidu announces 9-hr power to farm sector

Chandrababu Naidu announces 9-hr power to farm sector

As a Sankranti gift to the farming community, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has taken a decision to give nine hours free power supply to agriculture. The Chief Minister directed the power utilities to work out modalities and mak

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Sembcorp to set up 2 SO2 pollution control units at 2 power plants

Sembcorp to set up 2 SO2 pollution control units at 2 power plants

Complying with environment norms, Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL) has floated a tender to set up two flue-gas desulphurisation (FGD) units worth over Rs 1,000 crore in its two power plants with a total capacity of 2,640 MW in Andhra Pradesh.

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Supply fuel, rejig PPAs for gas-based power projects: industry

Supply fuel, rejig PPAs for gas-based power projects: industry

Power industry experts believe the measures to revive gas-based power projects currently in discussion by the government could work only in the short-term .

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‘Renewable industry needs policy push’

‘Renewable industry needs policy push’

While India remains one of the most attractive markets when it comes to renewable energy, the industry needs a better regulatory environment and clarity on policies, industry players argued at the CII partnership summit in Mumbai on Sunday.

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Gujarat unhappy with high tariffs at recent solar auction

Gujarat unhappy with high tariffs at recent solar auction

Winning tariffs by Softbank backed SB Eenergy, Finland’s Fortum and French utility Engie in the latest solar auction in Gujarat are much higher than expected, prompting the state to consider whether the auction should be cancelled, officials said.

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States restart imports of coal after domestic supply fails to meet demand

States restart imports of coal after domestic supply fails to meet demand

The central government’s plan to completely rely on Coal India for domestic needs and have zero imports has faltered with states putting out tenders for importing coal. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra

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Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess

Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess

The 42nd standing committee on energy in its report on stressed gas-based power plants tabled in Parliament earlier this month has pulled up the government for diverting coal cess to compensate States for revenue loss post-GST

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JSW Steel faces no competition for Bhushan Power and Steel as Tatas not to revise bid

JSW Steel faces no competition for Bhushan Power and Steel as Tatas not to revise bid

JSW Steel, which came from behind to surge ahead of the Tatas in the race for Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL) with an offer of Rs 19,700 crore, is unlikely to face competition in its bid to acquire the stressed asset with the Tatas unwilling to raise their original offer.

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Fuel prices continue to spiral; petrol costs Rs 70.13/litre in Delhi, Rs 75.77/litre in Mumbai

Fuel prices continue to spiral; petrol costs Rs 70.13/litre in Delhi, Rs 75.77/litre in Mumbai

Transport fuel rates were hiked for the sixth time this month and saw their steepest rise on Monday, amid global crude oil rates continuing to climb handsomely following the implementation of output cuts by oil producers from January 1

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OMCs signal worry on pricing freedom in run-up to polls

OMCs signal worry on pricing freedom in run-up to polls

Staterun oil marketing companies IOC, BPCL and HPCL are building a buffer to cushion uncertainty on pricing freedom of retail fuel in the run-up to the general elections.

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Plea in Supreme Court to ensure transparency at fuel stations

Plea in Supreme Court to ensure transparency at fuel stations

A plea alleging fraudulent practices by several fuel stations in the country and seeking transparency in this regard has been filed in the Supreme Court. The plea filed by advocate Amit Sahni claimed that petrol pump

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BPCL to raise $500 million from overseas bond sale

BPCL to raise $500 million from overseas bond sale

State-run Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL) has hit the international bond market to raise as much as $500 million, said two investment bankers, requesting anonymity. BPCL, India’

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Cabinet set to sign off on ₹22,000-cr Numaligarh Refinery expansion

Cabinet set to sign off on ₹22,000-cr Numaligarh Refinery expansion

State-run oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is close to getting cabinet backing to expand the capacity of its refinery located at Numaligarh in Assam’s Golaghat district by 6 million tonnes with an investment of ₹22,000 crore.

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Oil output cut: Saudis say OPEC+ move provided a lifeline to US shale

Oil output cut: Saudis say OPEC+ move provided a lifeline to US shale

Arabia’s energy minister has no quarrels with U.S. shale and even sees output cuts by OPEC and its allies as directly aiding American drillers. “The action we have taken, quickly in December and that we’re seeing implemented

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Will electric mobility scupper India’s multi-billion dollar oil refinery expansion plans?

Will electric mobility scupper India’s multi-billion dollar oil refinery expansion plans?

An ambitious projection by a government panel on electric vehicles over the next decade has created jitters among the oil refining industry which has lined up billions of dollars to ramp up capacity in the world’s fastest growing major economy.

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Mumbai: Blue indicators on local train doors to prevent accidents

Mumbai: Blue indicators on local train doors to prevent accidents

The Railways is planning to install blue-coloured indicators on the doors of the Mumbai local in a order to prevent accidents, that usually occur when commuters board or de-board a train.

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Indian Railways go for eco-friendly hi-tech automatic coach washing plant in 2019

Indian Railways go for eco-friendly hi-tech automatic coach washing plant in 2019

Most of the Railway Coaching Depots in the country having the capacity of over 300 coaches will now have 'Automatic Coach Washing Plant' - a modern state-of-the-art facility to clean the exterior surfaces of railway

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3 Central Railways stations go green to save energy

3 Central Railways stations go green to save energy

Energy conservation has become the Indian Railways' 'Mission Area' in recent times, and as part of its efforts, three stations belonging to the Mumbai division of the Central Railways have adopted energy conservation techniques.

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Forget Five Star hotels: This Indian Railway station will make you feel WOW

Forget Five Star hotels: This Indian Railway station will make you feel WOW

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government is busy with the modernisation of railway stations across the country. In this regard, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has tweeted a photo of Tirupati Station.

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Government to construct 44 ‘strategically important’ roads along India-China border

Government to construct 44 ‘strategically important’ roads along India-China border

The government will construct 44 strategic roads along the border with China and over 2100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a CPWD document shows.

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From Platform Surfing to Installation of Blue Lights at Gate of Coaches: Railways’ New Drive

From Platform Surfing to Installation of Blue Lights at Gate of Coaches: Railways’ New Drive

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday informed that platform surfing was successfully tested at Mumbai Central Station. Platform surfing will help the Railway police to reach the passengers in need, even on crowded

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