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July 20, 2019, Saturday

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

GE to combine renewable and grid assets

GE to combine renewable and grid assets

As part of the realignment, General Electric (GE) would move its grid solutions and hybrid renewable technologies, including solar and storage systems, into the renewable energy business, complementing its existing onshore wind, offshore wind, and hydro offerings.

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IL&FS puts Tamil Nadu power plant on the block

IL&FS puts Tamil Nadu power plant on the block

Beleaguered infrastructure lender IL&FS has put its Tamil Nadu power assets on the block. A power plant in Tamil Nadu, a port and a coal mine in Indonesia — together estimated at around Rs 10,000 crore, are on sale.

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Government to auction PPAs to revive 10,000 MW of stressed power plants

Government to auction PPAs to revive 10,000 MW of stressed power plants

The government expects to put 10,000 MW of stressed power assets on track through auctions, starting with 5,000 MW of power purchase contracts to be offered in the next 15 days. Tenders for procurement of 2,500 MW agreements for three years were issued on Thursday.

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Maharashtra: Tata Power project nipped before birth

Maharashtra: Tata Power project nipped before birth

In an order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has scrapped the execution of 400 kV Vikhroli transmission project by Tata Power(Transmission) citing inordinate delays and lack of substantial progress since 2011.

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Govt floats tender to tie up 2.5 GW PPAs with stranded plants

Govt floats tender to tie up 2.5 GW PPAs with stranded plants

After the pilot scheme to procure electricity from 2,500 MW capacity without power purchase agreements (PPAs) evoked a lukewarm response from the industry, the Union power ministry has floated the second round of a similar

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SC, BPL power consumers in Punjab can avail 200 units/month free

SC, BPL power consumers in Punjab can avail 200 units/month free

The Punjab government Thursday said it has decided to remove the upper annual limit of 3,000 units for electricity consumption by scheduled caste, backward class and BPL families, enabling domestic consumers in these categories to avail 200 units per month free of cost.

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Budget expectations: Bring electricity under GST, says power engineers’ body

Budget expectations: Bring electricity under GST, says power engineers’ body

Power engineers’ body, All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF), on Thursday said they want the Union Budget to make announcement on bringing electricity under the goods and services tax (GST).

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Sunshine moment: SNDT University’s 500-KW solar panel to cut power bill by 80%

Sunshine moment: SNDT University’s 500-KW solar panel to cut power bill by 80%

The Juhu campus of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University on Wednesday inaugurated a 500 kilowatt-power (kWp) solar project. Considered one of the largest rooftop renewable energy projects in the city,

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Fuel prices go down; petrol sold at Rs 70.94/ litre in Delhi, diesel at Rs 65.71/ litre

Fuel prices go down; petrol sold at Rs 70.94/ litre in Delhi, diesel at Rs 65.71/ litre

The fuel prices on Friday went down with petrol being sold at Rs 70.94 per litre and diesel at Rs 65.71 per litre in the national capital.

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Budget 2019: Govt must allocate up to Rs 50,000 crore for petroleum subsidy

Budget 2019: Govt must allocate up to Rs 50,000 crore for petroleum subsidy

The government’s petroleum subsidy allocation for the next financial year must be between Rs 37,000 crore and Rs 50,000 crore taking into account expected levels of average crude oil prices and the exchange rate, experts say.

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NGT seeks committee's view to limit petrol pumps across the country

NGT seeks committee's view to limit petrol pumps across the country

The National Green Tribunal has directed a committee comprising officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and the Central Pollution Control Board to look into the issue of increase in number of petrol pumps across the country and sought a report on the issue.

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Biochem signs MoU for Rs 2,000 cr biofuel refinery in Dahej

Biochem signs MoU for Rs 2,000 cr biofuel refinery in Dahej

The US-based Biochem on Thursday signed a MoU with the state government to invest Rs3,000 crore in Gujarat, including Rs2,000 crore for a biofuel refinery.

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Prisoners soon to run petrol bunk in Vellore Central Prison premises

Prisoners soon to run petrol bunk in Vellore Central Prison premises

The petrol bunk constructed in the outer periphery of the Central Prison, Vellore, is ready to launch. The commercial operations are expected to be set in motion soon.

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OPEC oil output drops on Saudi cut, outages and sanctions

OPEC oil output drops on Saudi cut, outages and sanctions

OPEC oil supply has fallen in January by the largest amount in two years, a Reuters survey found, as Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies over-delivered on the group's supply-cutting pact while Iran, Libya and Venezuela registered involuntary declines.

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India's top gas importer won't bid for Bangladesh's planned LNG terminal

India's top gas importer won't bid for Bangladesh's planned LNG terminal

India’s top gas importer Petronet LNG will not bid for the proposed 7.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefied natural gas terminal in Bangladesh and instead wants a government-to-government deal, its managing director Prabhat Singh said on Thursday.

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Good news! Non-subsidised LPG cylinder rates cut by Rs 30, subsidised LPG gets cheaper by Rs 1.46 per cylinder

Good news! Non-subsidised LPG cylinder rates cut by Rs 30, subsidised LPG gets cheaper by Rs 1.46 per cylinder

In a major development on Thursday, the prices of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) gas cylinders were slashed up to Rs 30 per cylinder, registering the third consecutive price cut in last 30 days.

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13th edition of Petrotech to be held in Greater Noida in February

13th edition of Petrotech to be held in Greater Noida in February

Energy Ministers from 18 countries, top industry executives, and over 7000 delegates from 70 countries will converge in Greater Noida in February to discuss the way forward for the energy sector at the 13th edition of Petrotech,

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Railway Budget 2019 Live: Piyush Goyal to outline big plans for Indian Railways

Railway Budget 2019 Live: Piyush Goyal to outline big plans for Indian Railways

Union Finance and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will present the Railway Budget 2019 as a part of the Union Budget 2019 today. Indian Railways, the national transporter, is the lifeline of the country and every year people eagerly wai

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Stuck with old rakes, Metro awaits Railway Board nod for new trains

Stuck with old rakes, Metro awaits Railway Board nod for new trains

Yet another ageing rake that ought to have been discarded years ago developed a technical snag at Dum Dum station on Thursday, leading to panic among passengers and disruption in services for nearly 30 minutes.

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Delhi-Jewar Metro Line To Connect NCR With Jewar International Airport In Greater Noida

Delhi-Jewar Metro Line To Connect NCR With Jewar International Airport In Greater Noida

Jewar International Airport planned in Greater Noida will have Delhi-Jewar Metro line which will aid in connecting the passengers to the National Capital Region (NCR), as reported by Metro Rail News.

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ICF asked to study feasibility of manufacturing Train 18 type coaches having berths

ICF asked to study feasibility of manufacturing Train 18 type coaches having berths

Railway board member for rolling stock Rajesh Agrawal on Thursday asked ICFto study the feasibility of manufacturing Train 18 type coaches with berths for overnight travel in the coming production year (2019-20)

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