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February 23, 2019, Saturday

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

Govt clarifies on household electrification; Says states over-estimated un-electrified houses

Govt clarifies on household electrification; Says states over-estimated un-electrified houses

The government today issued a clarification related to its pet scheme aimed at universal household electrification, Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, popularly known as Saubhagaya. The number of households to be electrified were found

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Delhi: No extra cost for buying power from Waste to Energy plants

Delhi: No extra cost for buying power from Waste to Energy plants

To promote clean sources of energy, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has decided to exempt all waste-to-energy projects from transmission and other related costs under open-access regulations.

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Working on hydro power to make Himachal self-reliant: CM Jai Ram Thakur

Working on hydro power to make Himachal self-reliant: CM Jai Ram Thakur

Tourism and hydro power can play a big role in making Himachal a self-reliant state, said chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday.

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How PFC and REC merger hits funding costs

How PFC and REC merger hits funding costs

Rural Electrification Corp’s merger with Power Finance Corp doesn’t seem to have gone down well with investors as the former’s borrowing cost has surged.

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PSPCL for reduction in tariff categories

PSPCL for reduction in tariff categories

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), in its tariff petition for the next financial year, has proposed the reduction in tariff categories so that domestic, commercial and industrial users pay same charges based on “load used and energy consumed”.

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India's 2018 Thermal Coal Imports Grew at Fastest Pace in Four Years: Report

India's 2018 Thermal Coal Imports Grew at Fastest Pace in Four Years: Report

India's 2018 thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in four years, according to two industry sources, despite moves by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to cut imports in a bid to reduce its trade deficit.

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Gujarat cancels 700 MW auction due to ‘high tariff’

Gujarat cancels 700 MW auction due to ‘high tariff’

The Gujarati state government has cancelled the results of a 700 MW auction held last month, blaming an “high tariff”. Softbank-backed SB Energy appeared to have secured 250 MW at Rs2.84 per unit while Finland’s Fortum

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ILFS says Spanish arm to undergo voluntary insolvency proceedings

ILFS says Spanish arm to undergo voluntary insolvency proceedings

Troubled IL&FS Group said Friday the board of Elsamex SA of Spain have unanimously agreed for initiation of voluntary insolvency proceedings in Spain in view of lack of liquidity. IL&FS arm IL&FS Transportation

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PM Modi to inaugurate BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Complex on Sunday

PM Modi to inaugurate BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Complex on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit The Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s (BPCL) Kochi Refinery on Sunday, will dedicate the Integrated Refinery Expansion Complex (IREC) to the nation and lay the foundation stone for the Petrochemical Complex.

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Centre committed to provide LPG to all BPL families: Union

Centre committed to provide LPG to all BPL families: Union

The Union government is committed to ensure that LPG connections are provided to all BPL families in the country, Minister of state for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Jigajinagi said Friday.

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Kitchens across India will soon be smoke-free: Ramesh Jigajinagi

Kitchens across India will soon be smoke-free: Ramesh Jigajinagi

Ramesh Jigajinagi, Union minister of state for drinking water and sanitation, said the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will always further the cause of the BPL families

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Oil up on Venezuela turmoil despite surging U.S. supply

Oil up on Venezuela turmoil despite surging U.S. supply

Oil prices rose on Friday as political turmoil in Venezuela threatened to reduce supply but fresh data on surging U.S. fuel stocks and global economic woes weighed on sentiment.

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W. Africa Crude-Spot muted, India's IOC takes a VLCC

W. Africa Crude-Spot muted, India's IOC takes a VLCC

Spot activity was subdued after a flurry of Angolan purchases by Chinese refiners while on the Nigerian side, traders waited for more tender results.

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Sabarmati Bullet train terminal to be one-stop gateway for Railways, bus transit, Ahmedabad Metro

Sabarmati Bullet train terminal to be one-stop gateway for Railways, bus transit, Ahmedabad Metro

The Sabarmati Terminal of the country’s first bullet train corridor will also be a first of its kind multimodal transport hub and a one-stop gateway to not just the bullet train but also the Indian Railways, the Ahmedabad Metro and a bus transit point.

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Train 18 gets safety nod, Railway Ministry writes to PMO for its formal launch

Train 18 gets safety nod, Railway Ministry writes to PMO for its formal launch

The Railways' state-of-the-art Train 18 got safety clearance on Friday from the Electrical Inspector to the Government (EIG), sources said. With this, the ministry has written to the PMO seeking time from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the train's formal launch, they said.

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Rail engine derails minutes after repairs

Rail engine derails minutes after repairs

An electric engine got derailed a few minutes after leaving a repair shed under the jurisdiction of the Ludhiana railway station on Friday afternoon. However, no casualties were reported.

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Gurugram: Structures on CPR razed, NHAI to get land next month

Gurugram: Structures on CPR razed, NHAI to get land next month

The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) on Friday demolished structures along the alignment of the Central Peripheral Road (CPR), which will be subsumed into the Dwarka Expressway so that it can be connected with NH-8 through a cloverleaf.

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