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May 26, 2019, Sunday

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

Government okays norms to set up charging infra for electric vehicles

Government okays norms to set up charging infra for electric vehicles

The government on Friday approved amendments to Model Building Bye-laws (MBBL), 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014, to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, an official said.

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Wind power auction sees one-year high tariff

Wind power auction sees one-year high tariff

The sixth round of wind power auction by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) that concluded on Thursday discovered a tariff of Rs 2.82/unit, the highest since February last year when the price bottomed out at Rs 2.44/unit.

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PGCIL can offer power towers to telecom firms

PGCIL can offer power towers to telecom firms

To address the issue of deficiency of telecom coverage in remote areas, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has allowed state-owned power transmission firm Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to offer its electricity towers to telecom companies.

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India plans over $12 billion in power plant, EV incentives to cut pollution

India plans over $12 billion in power plant, EV incentives to cut pollution

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to help power plants install equipment to curb emissions, and also to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles, a government statement said on Friday.

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Sterling and Wilson tops solar EPC global ranking: report

Sterling and Wilson tops solar EPC global ranking: report

India’s solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson, a part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has emerged as the second largest utility solar scale EPC players in the global market after market leader China’s TBEA Co, according to the latest IHS Markit‘s Solar EPC

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Crude rise a fresh concern for rupee

Crude rise a fresh concern for rupee

Brent crude oil prices crossed the $65 per barrel mark for the first time in three months on Friday putting pressure on rupee which closed at 71.23 against the USD, down 0.1 per cent and the premier benchmark indices at BSE and National Stock Exchange falling by 0.2 per cent on Friday.

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‘India’s reserves built at $17 per barrel, global average is $23’

‘India’s reserves built at $17 per barrel, global average is $23’

India will soon have the capacity to store crude oil in underground caverns that it can dip into to meet 90 days of requirements in case of an emergency. “We currently have built capacity that can store about 9-9.5 days of crude oil requirements.

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India advises refiner to avoid US system for buying Venezuelan oil

India advises refiner to avoid US system for buying Venezuelan oil

India has asked one buyer of Venezuelan oil to consider paying the South American nation’s national oil company PDVSA in a way that avoids the US financial system, an Indian government source said, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuela last month.

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Underworld: India builds caves to save oil for crisis

Underworld: India builds caves to save oil for crisis

Psychologists describe hoarding as an emotional syndrome when people find it difficult to part with things. A sense of eternal fear of running out of things is overwhelming as also the need to pile up goods, irrespective of value or utility, resulting in a disorderly existence.

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Odisha: Work of new LPG bottling plant at Rayagada will begin soon

Odisha: Work of new LPG bottling plant at Rayagada will begin soon

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will start work very soon for construction of a LPG bottling plant at Rayagada with an investment of Rs 91 crore. The plant will be ready by September 2020, official sources said.

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Eastern Railway withholds final Majerhat bridge approval

Eastern Railway withholds final Majerhat bridge approval

Eastern Railway has withheld the final approval for the new Majerhat bridge, the construction of which has already begun with its “in-principle” nod. The blow came on Thursday as the zonal railway authorities returned the general arrangement drawing (GAD)

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Mumbai: Half AC, non-AC local plan 'time consuming'

Mumbai: Half AC, non-AC local plan 'time consuming'

The much-touted plan to convert half of a 12-car local into air-conditioned rakes seems to be just an idea. Railway authorities claim it's technically unfeasible to have both AC and non-AC bogies on a single local train.

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SC seeks DMRC reply over Reliance Infra arm’s appeal against HC order

SC seeks DMRC reply over Reliance Infra arm’s appeal against HC order

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on an appeal filed by Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAMEPL) — a Reliance Infrastructure subsidiaru 

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Train 18 highlights India’s engineering talent: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Train 18 highlights India’s engineering talent: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal lauded India’s engineering talent while referring to Train 18. Goyal, while onboard, said the train is a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision.

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JSPL bags order from Railways for additional 30,000 tonne rails

JSPL bags order from Railways for additional 30,000 tonne rails

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Friday said it has bagged an additional order of 30,000 tonne long rails from the Indian Railways. In July last year, JSPL bagged from the national transporter an order of 1 lakh tonne rails 

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