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March 21, 2019, Thursday

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

Green companies continue to bid aggressively for solar power projects

Green companies continue to bid aggressively for solar power projects

Renewable energy firms are continuing with aggressive bids for solar projects, with the winners in the latest auction including Finland’s Fortum and US-based Acme quoting a tariff of Rs 2.48 per unit.

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₹10,000-crore India EV policy seen as the spark the industry needs

₹10,000-crore India EV policy seen as the spark the industry needs

The announcement of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-2) scheme on Thursday, with an outlay of ₹10,000 crore for a period of three

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Power regulator asks discom to provide metered connections to all by June

Power regulator asks discom to provide metered connections to all by June

Even as domestic consumers in both rural and urban areas of the state brace for a steep hike in power tariff beginning April 1, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL)

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Coal imports checked by CIL’s efforts: Piyush Goyal

Coal imports checked by CIL’s efforts: Piyush Goyal

Railway and coal minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the country’s coal imports would have been 1.5 times higher than current volumes if Coal India (CIL) had not increased its production rate.

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India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target: US expert

India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target: US expert

India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said.

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Coal India likely to miss annual output target of 652 million tonne

Coal India likely to miss annual output target of 652 million tonne

With only a month left in the current financial year, although Coal India may inch closer towards its target of producing 610 million tonne (mt) of coal as set by the government, it is likely to miss its aspirational annual output target of 652 primarily

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Odisha CM inaugurates two power units of OPGC

Odisha CM inaugurates two power units of OPGC

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the third and fourth units of state-owned Odisha Power Generation Corporation's (OPGC) Ib Thermal Power Station in Jharsuguda district.

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Power Grid Corporation of India announces appointment of nominee director

Power Grid Corporation of India announces appointment of nominee director

Power Grid Corporation of India announced that the Ministry of Power conveyed that the President has appointed Ghanshyam Prasad, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Power as Govt.

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India close to 100pc household electrification, 19K families left in Chhattisgarh

India close to 100pc household electrification, 19K families left in Chhattisgarh

India has moved closer to achieving 100 per cent household electrification under the Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme as only 19,836 families in Chhattisgarh are left due to naxal issues.

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SECI auctions 750 MW solar power capacity at Rs 2.48 per unit

SECI auctions 750 MW solar power capacity at Rs 2.48 per unit

Acme, Fortum, Palimarwar and Sitara emerged as the successful bidders, quoting tariff of Rs 2.48 per unit, for 750 MW solar energy capacities auction conducted by state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a source said.

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National Mineral Policy 2019 Approved By Union Cabinet

National Mineral Policy 2019 Approved By Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the National Mineral Policy, 2019 that aims to promote transparency and effective regulation of the sector.

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No load-shedding this year, says Maharashtra energy minister

No load-shedding this year, says Maharashtra energy minister

There will be no load-shedding in Maharashtra this year as it has adequate coal stocks for power generation, state energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said.

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Assam to be hydrocarbon hub, says petroleum minister

Assam to be hydrocarbon hub, says petroleum minister

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said Assam will be the hub of hydrocarbon trade with Southeast Asian countries along with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal as the Centre is giving impetus to the growth of oil and natural gas sectors in the northeast.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Diesel demand may hit record high as India goes to polls

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Diesel demand may hit record high as India goes to polls

India’s diesel consumption may rise to a record this year on increasing infrastructure spending by the current government as it tries to hold off challengers in general elections that will be held over April and May.

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ONGC to invest nearly Rs 13000 crore in Assam in next five years

ONGC to invest nearly Rs 13000 crore in Assam in next five years

Oil & Natural Gas Corp chairman Shashi Shanker said the state-run company would invest nearly Rs 13,000 crore in Assam over the next five years in exploration and production.

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R Kesavan appointed CFO of HPCL

R Kesavan appointed CFO of HPCL

State-run fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) today announced the appointment of R Kesavan, Executive Director-Corporate Finance, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company with effect from March 1, 2019

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Rs 1.2 lakh crore investment committed in city gas rollout

Rs 1.2 lakh crore investment committed in city gas rollout

As much as Rs 1.2 lakh crore of investment has been committed by firms like IOC, Adani Gas and Torrent in a massive rollout of CNG stations and cooking gas connections to households over the next 8-10 years, oil regulator PNGRB

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High Alert Sounded in Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP Railway Stations After Terror Attack Warning

High Alert Sounded in Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP Railway Stations After Terror Attack Warning

Western Railway has stepped up security across its network in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh following intelligence inputs on the possibility of another terror attack. Further

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Mumbai: Escalator at Jogeshwari rail station gets stuck in red tape

Mumbai: Escalator at Jogeshwari rail station gets stuck in red tape

Departmental procedures and inter agency delays has stalled the installation of escalator at Jogeshwari station for almost a year. At present, the K-west ward (Andheri, Jogeshwari) is awaiting its road department approva

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MMRDA seeks lessons from Milan, London, Singapore

MMRDA seeks lessons from Milan, London, Singapore

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Agency (MMRDA) will soon sign MoUs with Milan Metro, Milan Municipal Corporation, Singapore Land Transport Authority, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit, Mass Transit Railway Hong Kong

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Railways & coal together ‘Engine of New India’, says Piyush Goyal on 5-yr achievements

Railways & coal together ‘Engine of New India’, says Piyush Goyal on 5-yr achievements

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said Railways and coal together are the ‘Engine of New India’ and a focused approach of the Modi Government in last five years has materialised various projects for benefiting common man and the counry.

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Gadkari to inaugurate flyover at Delhi's Dhaula Kuan junction on Saturday

Gadkari to inaugurate flyover at Delhi's Dhaula Kuan junction on Saturday

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will Saturday inaugurate a flyover at the national capital's Dhaula Kuan junction, considered as the first step towards development of a signal free corridor to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the government said Friday.

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Indian Railways: Bihar gets second Humsafar Express, to run between Patna and Bengaluru - What passengers should know

Indian Railways: Bihar gets second Humsafar Express, to run between Patna and Bengaluru - What passengers should know

Indian Railways has one more good news for you! Almost 11 months after it got its first Humsafar Express, Bihar is all set to get its second Humsafar Express. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will be flagging-off the train on March 2 through remote control from Jamui in Bihar.

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