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 November 20, 2018

DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE 

POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

State to derive an Overall Net Benefit of approximately Rs.481 crores through UDAY

Sikkim Joins UDAY: to derive an Overall Net Benefit of approx Rs. 207 crores

The Government of India and the State of Sikkim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today, for operational improvement of the State’s Power Distribution Department

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Tata Power crosses 10,500 mark as it synchronises 15 MW solar plant in Telangana

Tata Power crosses 10,500 mark as it synchronises 15 MW solar plant in Telangana

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, announced on Thursday the synchronisation of its 15 MW solar plant at Belampally in Telangana, thereby starting its commercial operations.

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NTPC's Total Installed Capacity Rises to 48143 MW

NTPC's Total Installed Capacity Rises to 48143 MW

The total installed capacity of NTPC has become 48143 MW with addition of 115 MW of Bhadla Solar Power Project commissioned yesterday taking up NTPC's solar capacity to 475 MW.

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NTPC installs Robotic Dry Cleaning System for Solar PV Plant at NTPC Dadri

NTPC installs Robotic Dry Cleaning System for Solar PV Plant at NTPC Dadri

Robotic Dry Cleaning System for Solar panels at Solar PV plant at NTPC Dadri was inaugurated by A. K. Jha, Director (Technical), NTPC Limited in presence of D.K. Sood, RED (DBF) & ED (CSR/R&R) and S. K. Sinha, GGM (Dadri) and other senior officials of NTPC ​on Thursday.​

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Japan’s BB Tower picks minority stake in India-focussed igrenEnergi

Japan’s BB Tower picks minority stake in India-focussed igrenEnergi

Tokyo-based Broadband Tower K.K has picked a significant minority stake in igrenEnergi, an India-focused solar energy start up for an undisclosed sum.

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Energy efficiency need of hour, says Niti Aayog

Energy efficiency need of hour, says Niti Aayog

Buoyed by falling solar tariffs, Niti Aayog today said India needs energy efficiency by maximising supply of renewable energy sources to help realise the goal of sustainable development for affordable and clean power access

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Sembcorp Gayatri Power completes construction of 1320 MW thermal plant near Nellore

Sembcorp Gayatri Power completes construction of 1320 MW thermal plant near Nellore

The second 1320 megawatt coal fired thermal power plant of Sembcorp Gayatri Power has been declared fully operational with the completion of its unit II of 660 MW

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Setting Up of 25 Solar Parks

Setting Up of 25 Solar Parks

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has initiated scheme for setting up of 25 Solar Parks, each with the capacity of 500 MW and above, to be developed in next 5 years in various States.

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Punjab discom team on power theft check attacked

Punjab discom team on power theft check attacked

A team of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was allegedly attacked when it had gone to check power theft and illegal connections in Mahiana Wala village of Ferozepur district on Monday.

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Niti Aayog to rank states on energy efficiency

Niti Aayog to rank states on energy efficiency

India’s policy think-tank, Niti Aayog, will soon rank states on the basis of energy efficiency, a move which will help India achieve its international commitment of lowering energy consumption.

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Green certificate sales dip 30 per cent to 10.93 lakh in February

Green certificate sales dip 30 per cent to 10.93 lakh in February

Sales of renewable energy certificates (RECs) dropped 30 per cent to 10.93 lakh this month against 15.68 lakh in January this year.

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Nizamabad Farmers lose land for High Tension towers

Nizamabad Farmers lose land for High Tension towers

Farmers in Mupkal village of Balkonda mandal in the district are a distressed lot as their lands were forcibly taken away by the State government for the construction of huge high tension towers for a power grid by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

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Treatment plant or no power, top court tells polluting units

Treatment plant or no power, top court tells polluting units

Concerned over untreated domestic and industrial sewage flowing into rivers and other water bodies, the Supreme Court today ordered disconnection of electricity supply to polluting industries if these failed to set up effluent treatment plants (ETPs) in three months.

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Cashback on early electricity bill payment

Cashback on early electricity bill payment

To encourage digital electricity bill payment, the BSES, one of the two power discoms in Delhi, on Wednesday announced a cashback scheme for consumers paying their bill before the due date.

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India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector

India, Uganda to expand cooperation in energy sector

India and resource-rich Uganda agreed to expand cooperation in the energy sector and training of personnel for space programme and peaceful use of atomic energy.

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UK’s CDC Group plans renewable energy platform for India, South Asian countries

UK’s CDC Group plans renewable energy platform for India, South Asian countries

CDC Group Plc, the UK government’s development finance institution, is planning to set up its own renewable energy platform focussed on east India and neighbouring countries.

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Stigma about nuclear energy needs to be addressed: BARC expert

Stigma about nuclear energy needs to be addressed: BARC expert

“THERE REMAINS a stigma about nuclear energy in general public and that needs to be addressed,” said an expert from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, here on Wednesday.

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OIL AND GAS

ONGC to invest $1.1 bn to boost output

ONGC to invest $1.1 bn to boost output

Oil and Natural Gas Corp , the country's top oil and gas explorer, will invest Rs 73.37 billion ($1.10 billion) in five fields to produce about 15 million tonnes of oil and about 3 billion cubic metres (BCM) of gas, it said on Thursday

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India comfortable with crude oil prices up to $65/barrel: CEA

India comfortable with crude oil prices up to $65/barrel: CEA

Rising global oil prices will not pose a serious risk to the economy if they remain within the range of USD 55-65 a barrel, said chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian.

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.01 per bbl on 22.02.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.01 per bbl on 22.02.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 55.01 per barrel (bbl) on 22.02.2017.

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Setting up of LPG Dispensing Outlets in JK

Setting up of LPG Dispensing Outlets in JK

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Indian Oil Corporation to file an affidavit by March 1 indicating the date on which the Corporation would install Auto LPG Dispensing Outlets in the state.

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board becomes dysfunctional due to lack of replacements for retiring members

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board becomes dysfunctional due to lack of replacements for retiring members

Lack of replacements for the retiring members in the past one and a half years has left Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), the nation’s downstream regulator, with just one member, making the board dysfunctional that can potentially delay the latest round of award of rights to build pipeline in eight districts.

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Uproar over GSPC’s KG basin spending

Uproar over GSPC’s KG basin spending

There was an uproar in the state assembly and the house had to be adjourned, for four minutes, till the end of question hour, over the alleged scam in the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC).

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Oil-starved India to auction exploration rights by June: Sources

Oil-starved India to auction exploration rights by June: Sources

India plans to auction some oil exploration blocks by June and will allow bidders to carve out areas where they want to drill in order to attract greater interest, a government official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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'Royalty payout to Gujarat,Assam credit positive for ONGC,OIL'

'Royalty payout to Gujarat,Assam credit positive for ONGC,OIL'

The Centre's decision to pay over Rs 14,000-crore royalty claimed by Gujarat and Assam from ONGC and Oil India is credit positive for the two state-owned companies, Moody's Investors Service said today.

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Modi government to launch first major oilfields auction in two months

Modi government to launch first major oilfields auction in two months

The Modi government is planning to launch its first major auction of oilfields within the next two months under the revamped Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) worked out by the oil ministry.

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'India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas'

'India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas'

India has the potential to become a much larger producer and consumer of natural gas by 2022 when it is expected to surpass China in terms of population, a first of its kind Congressional report on India's natural gas said.

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India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas: US Congress report

India can be much larger producer, consumer of natural gas: US Congress report

India has the potential to become a much larger producer and consumer of natural gas by 2022, according to a first-of-its-kind Congressional report.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Healthy competition between major and non-major ports: Babu

Healthy competition between major and non-major ports: Babu

Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman MT Krishna Babu today said there was a healthy competition between all major ports and non-major ports, many of which are in the private sector, in the country.

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Saudi Arabia's Bahri plans to expand in India

Saudi Arabia's Bahri plans to expand in India

Saudi Arabia's state-run shipping company Bahri plans to expand its business in India, encouraged the country's consistent economic growth and its focus on manufacturing, its chief executive said

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APM Terminals Pipavav receives one of the world's largest vehicle carriers

APM Terminals Pipavav receives one of the world's largest vehicle carriers

APM Terminals Pipavav Thursday said it received the Hoegh Tracer, one of the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), and the largest to ever call an Indian port.

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DPR finalised for semi-high speed rail routes

DPR finalised for semi-high speed rail routes

The Railways has finalised the detailed project report (DPR) for an ambitious project aiming at running trains at 160 kmh on two busy corridors.

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Cabinet nod likely for Metro on Outer Ring Road today

Cabinet nod likely for Metro on Outer Ring Road today

The 17-km Rs 4.2k-cr Silk Board-KR Puram line to come up on an elevated corridor Metro connectivity on the Outer Ring Road -connecting much of the city's IT corridor -is likely to get a formal approval from the state government today .

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Railways unveils swanky coaches for unreserved categories

Railways unveils swanky coaches for unreserved categories

Indian Railways has unveiled a swanky category of unreserved coaches for its soon be launched Antyodaya Express trains. These coaches are fully unreserved LHB second class coaches with additional safety features

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Decade-long wait for realty developers may be nearing an end; India poised to unlock $9 bn for roads, power investing

Decade-long wait for realty developers may be nearing an end: India poised to unlock $9 bn for roads, power investing

A decade-long wait by India’s cash-hungry real estate and infrastructure developers may finally be nearing an end. Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. estimates that real estate and infrastructure trusts will raise as much as 600 billion rupees ($9 billion) this year as India rolls out the much-anticipated investment products mooted in 2007

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