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Friday, November 16, 2018

Weekly Newsletter From EnergyInfraPost.com

The Week It Was

POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

Indias Strategic Platforms to run on solar power

Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green by installing a solar power system on board. Navy said the system, equipped on the ship, works on sunlight and hence is 100 per

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Uttar Pradesh polls: Third of voters cite power cuts as top election issue

Almost a third of voters polled said power cuts were the biggest problem in Uttar Pradesh, according to a new survey conducted by by FourthLion Technologies

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Setting New Benchmarks, India's Rewa Solar Park Bidding Achieves A Record Low of Rs 2.97 a unit

Setting New Benchmarks, India's Rewa Solar Park Bidding Achieves A Record Low of Rs 2.97 a unit

The reverse bidding process for the Rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh saw record first year low tariffs by the bidding companies. While Mahindra emerged the successful bidder for Unit-1 and submitted the lowest first year tariff at Rs 2.979 a unit, Acme Solar bid further low for the second unit of Rewa at Rs 2.970 a unit and Solenberg bid the lowest first year tariff of Rs 2.974 for the third unit of Rewa.

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NTPC to add upto 2,500 Megawatt capacity every year: CMD Gurdeep Singh

The country's largest power generator NTPC LtdBSE -2.09 % today said it is looking to add capacity in a phased manner over the next few years. This is in line with the Central Electricity Authority's (CEA) projection of thermal capacity addition in the next five years

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After TCS, N Chandrasekaran To Chart New Highs For Tata Power

Team EnergyInfraPost India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power on Friday announced the appointment of Natarajan Chandrasekaran as the Chairman and Additional Director of the company from February 11. After making TCS as the world's most powerful brand in IT services, Chandrasekaran has now been given additional charge of Tata Power and take it to new highs. Chandrasekaran is the Chairman …

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Agreement for Swapping of Coal

Agreement for Swapping of Coal

The Inter-Ministerial Task Force has recommended shifting of coal linkage of Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) of about 1.2 Million Tonne from South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) to Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), leading to annual savings in transportation cost of about Rs. 100 crore to GSECL.

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NHPC Ltd fixes Feb 20 as record date for share buyback

NHPC Ltd fixes Feb 20 as record date for share buyback

State-run hydro power company, NHPC Ltd informed the exchanges on Friday that it has fixed February 20 as record date for Rs. 2,616.59-crore share buyback offer. NHPC's board has approved a proposal to buy back shares not exceeding 81.13 crore representing 7.33% of total shares at Rs 32.25 for a consideration of Rs. 2,616.59 crore.

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First-ever solar power plant commissioned in Jorhat

The first-ever solar power plant in the entire northeast region has been installed successfully in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in Assam’s Jorhat.

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Status of Rural Electrification, ​Over 12000 Out of 18452 Villages In Rural India Stand Electrified​ ​

Status of Rural Electrification, ​Over 12000 Out of 18452 Villages In Rural India Stand Electrified​ ​

The pace of rural electrification in India continued unabated and out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, as many as 12,033 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.

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Follow India The LED Way

Follow India The LED Way

With sales of LED bulbs exceeding 6 lakh a day, India can proudly claim achieving a substantial benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme and more than 10 crore by the industry outside the UJALA scheme. Alongside, close to 16.5 Lakh Street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).

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No compromise with Mines Safety :Piyush Goyal

No compromise with Mines Safety :Piyush Goyal

Union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines Piyush Goyal told the Parliament on Monday that a host of important steps have been initiated towards safety of mines and prevent Coal Mine Accidents.

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Complete Transparency : Check Out The State-wise Status Of Village Electrification On GARV App

Complete Transparency : Check Out The State-wise Status Of Village Electrification On GARV App

In line with its transparent style of functioning, the ministry of power's GARV App has made it possible for anyone to check the state by state status of the village electrification process in India. Available data shows that out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, more than 12,000 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.

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NTPC to close down 11,000 MW of Polluting Units and Replace With New Efficient Ones : Goyal in RS

NTPC to close down 11,000 MW of Polluting Units and Replace With New Efficient Ones : Goyal in RS

State-owned NTPC Ltd has decided to close down roughly 11,000 MW of old thermal plants which are polluting and causing distress in the local areas also and not good for the country, union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

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President's Estate To Switch To Solar Power And Cut Down Electricity Bills By Rs 80 lakh a year

Spending Rs 20 crore a year on electricity bills, Rashtrapati Bhavan which is not just the residence and office of the President of India but the President’s Estate is a small township, will soon able to cut its electricity bill by Rs 80 lakh after it switches to solar power.

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PowerGrid to invest around R1L cr in transmission sector

PowerGrid to invest around R1L cr in transmission sector

Power Grid Corporation will invest close to R1 lakh crore in transmission sector projects in five years to 2024, which is likely to shoot up if the government approves the electricity storage projects in the coming years

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India's Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9 GW With Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat As Leading States

India's Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9 GW With Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat As Leading States

India's solar power generation capacity has crossed 9 GW as on December 31, 2016 and Tamil Nadu is the leading state with largest solar capacity (1.6 GW) followed by Rajasthan (1.32 GW) and Gujarat (1.16 GW), Union power minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

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Private EPC companies get T&D boost

Private EPC companies get T&D boost

Even though the power sector is trying to recover from a mountain of debt and stalled projects, there's significant action on the ground when it comes to building transmission infrastructure.

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21 crore LED bulbs distributed, to save Rs 11,000 crore: PM Narendra Modi

Under the government's energy efficiency programme, 21 crores LED bulbs were distributed in the country which resulted in saving of Rs 11,000 crore for the consumers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Lok Sabha today.

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UP

UP voters want solar power, reveals survey

With Uttar Pradesh going to polls on February 11, 2017, a survey commissioned by 8minutes Future Energy Ltd has revealed a growing preference for solar power among voters in the state.

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Keen to buy foreign coking coal assets: Coal Minister Piyush Goyal

Coal India Ltd, the world's top coal miner, plans to acquire coking coal assets abroad as India lacks technology to economically develop local reserves, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said.

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IIT Bombay helps Rajasthan tribal communities set up solar manufacturing plant

A solar module manufacturing plant fully owned and operated by local tribal communities is being set up in Dungarpur, Rajasthan with the help of IIT Bombay.

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CCI clears Reliance Infra-Adani Transmission deal

The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of power transmission business of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure by Adani group firm Adani Transmission.

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Piyush Goyal to launch TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application to ensure transparent award of Statutory Clearances for Mining Operations

Piyush Goyal to launch TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application to ensure transparent award of Statutory Clearances for Mining Operations

With an objective to enhance transparency and accountability as a part of the Ease of Doing Business in the Mining sector, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal will launch TAMRA (**Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation) portal and Mobile Application here on 10th February, 2017. Ministers of Mining and senior officers from …

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