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May 26, 2019, Sunday

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

Gujarat mandates EPC, OEM details in wind power bids

Gujarat mandates EPC, OEM details in wind power bids

Gujarat's power regulator has laid down that all bidders in auctions for wind projects should also specify the equipment manufacturers and EPC contractors they have tied up with to execute the project.

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Assam to come up with solar park

Assam to come up with solar park

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a 70 MW Solar Park at Japisajia village of Amguri in Sibsagar district in a bid to boost power production and promoting clean energy in the state.

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Powering down! In first half of FY19, discoms report financial loss of over Rs 15,000 crore

Powering down! In first half of FY19, discoms report financial loss of over Rs 15,000 crore

State-run electricity distribution companies (discoms) reported financial losses of over Rs 15,000 crore in the first half of this fiscal — as much as the losses incurred by them during the whole of last year (see chart

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SEB turnaround aided by not paying gencos Rs 1.4 lakh crore

SEB turnaround aided by not paying gencos Rs 1.4 lakh crore

The latest sets of data from the power ministry suggest that the sector has witnessed a smart turnaround, mostly because of the UDAY scheme introduced a few years ago.

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‘Ready to meet power demand in summer’

‘Ready to meet power demand in summer’

Althouh BEST announced at the committee meeting on Wednesday that it has signed a five-year contract with Tata Power to procure 677MW electricity for island city from April 1, meeting the summer demand, which goes as high as 932 MW, will be a challenge.

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Emissions in Indo-Gangetic Plain linked to nearly half of untimely deaths due to outdoor air pollution

Emissions in Indo-Gangetic Plain linked to nearly half of untimely deaths due to outdoor air pollution

Toxic air does not know borders. A simulation study has gauged that 80 percent of the total untimely deaths in India due to outdoor air pollution is caused by emissions within the country itself

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Private power producers sulk over priority to PSUs in coal allocation

Private power producers sulk over priority to PSUs in coal allocation

Private power generators are peeved over the skewed priorities in allocation of coal. They alleged that public sector players are prioritized in coal supplies, leaving their private counterparts in a quandary.

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India factories' demand to generate own power to help Thermax

India factories' demand to generate own power to help Thermax

Thermax Ltd., an Indian maker of electricity-generation equipment, expects demand for captive power plants, typically small units to meet the internal needs of a business, to rise in the next 4-5 years as investments in large power projects

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5,000 compressed bio gas plants to come up by 2023: Pradhan

5,000 compressed bio gas plants to come up by 2023: Pradhan

Around 5,000 compressed-bio gas (CBG) plants will be set up in the country by 2023, while a city gas distribution system covering 400 districts will provide a ready market for the CBG, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

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India and China Defy Trump on the Iranian Oil Boycott

India and China Defy Trump on the Iranian Oil Boycott

Energy security is a top priority for a nation unable to meet the demand for hydrocarbons domestically. That is the key to understanding why India and China have refused to fall in line with US President Donald Trump’s ban on dealings with Iran’s oil, banking and transport sectors.

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Oil prices firm on falling US fuel inventories, but record output drags on prices

Oil prices firm on falling US fuel inventories, but record output drags on prices

US oil prices were firm on Thursday amid a fall in US inventories and as OPEC cuts supply, but record US crude output of 12.1 million barrels per day (bpd) prevented prices rising further.

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ONGC yet to submit development plan for GSPC field

ONGC yet to submit development plan for GSPC field

Though ONGC is digging appraisal wells at the Deen Dayal West (DDW) field it acquired from Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), it is still to submit the field development plan (FDP) and has sought time till December 2019 from the empowered committee of secretaries (ECS).

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High alert sounded at oil, gas units near Pak border

High alert sounded at oil, gas units near Pak border

The government has issued a high alert for all vital oil and gas installations, particularly those within the air-strike range from Pakistan, including public and private sector refineries located in Panipat (Haryana),

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Far from reducing imports, India's oil and gas production has slumped

Far from reducing imports, India's oil and gas production has slumped

At an energy conference in New Delhi in March 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set out a road map for reducing India’s crude oil imports by 10 per cent by 2022. This at a time when almost 77 per cent of the country’s fuel requirements were met via imports.

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OVL’s Mozambique project gets more buyers for projected gas production

OVL’s Mozambique project gets more buyers for projected gas production

Tokyo Gas and Centrica LNG Company will be co-purchasing 2.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of natural gas from ONGC Videsh-partnered Rovuma Offshore Area 1 project in Mozambique.

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Very Strong Plan' to Ensure Fuel Supplies to Defence Are in Place, Say Oil Companies

Very Strong Plan' to Ensure Fuel Supplies to Defence Are in Place, Say Oil Companies

As tensions with Pakistan escalated, Indian oil companies have put in motion a "very strong plan", including moving a convoy of 500 trucks, to ensure uninterrupted fuel supplies to all defence and strategic assets, top officials said Wednesday.

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Now, get rail tickets at ‘last’ minute

Now, get rail tickets at ‘last’ minute

Now you can check availability of berths and seats and book them even after the reservation chart is prepared. The railways launched the new feature on the IRCTC website on Wednesday.

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Andhra Pradesh gets new railway zone called ‘South Coast Railway’ in Vishakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh gets new railway zone called ‘South Coast Railway’ in Vishakhapatnam

Indian Railways will be making a new zone in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh named ‘South Coast Railway’, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday.

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Indian Railways reservation charts, vacant seats now available online

Indian Railways reservation charts, vacant seats now available online

In past few years, Indian Railways has strived hard to improve its services, and now it claims to be facilitating its passengers on the lines of airlines. The national transporter has also started displaying reserved charts online to allow its passengers

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Delhi Metro Network Put on Red Alert Amid Tensions Between India and Pakistan

Delhi Metro Network Put on Red Alert Amid Tensions Between India and Pakistan

The Delhi Metro Rail network has been put on red alert in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. "As advised by security agencies, Red Alert has been imposed in entire DMRC network from 6PM onwards today," a statement by the Delhi Metro

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Samjhauta Express on schedule between Delhi and Attari: Railways

Samjhauta Express on schedule between Delhi and Attari: Railways

The Railways on Wednesday said the Samjhauta Express will continue to run as per schedule from Delhi to Attari in India, amidst reports that Pakistan has suspended its operations between Wagah to Lahore on its side.

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