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September 26, 2018, Wednesday

LATEST NEWS UPDATES ON ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FROM ACROSS THE MEDIA SPACE

Power Ministry To Meet States On Wednesday For Saubhagya Implementation

Power Ministry To Meet States On Wednesday For Saubhagya Implementation

The Union power ministry will hold a meeting with states on Wednesday to formalise the implementation strategy for the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya).

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NLC Invites Global Bids To Develop Coal Mines In Odisha

NLC Invites Global Bids To Develop Coal Mines In Odisha

State-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation has invited global and domestic firms to develop and operate its two coal mines with a production capacity of 20 MTPA in Odisha.

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CCEA To Revise Rampur Hydro Power Project Cost To Rs 4,233 Cr

CCEA To Revise Rampur Hydro Power Project Cost To Rs 4,233 Cr

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to approve revised cost of 412 MW Rampur hydro power project implemented by SJVN Ltd at Rs 4,233.21 crore in its meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

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Sustained Energy Demand Recovery Absent: ICRA

A sustained energy demand recovery is still absent and the stressed thermal assets are sizeable at about 60 GW, credit rating firm ICRA said today.

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Power Finance Corp Board Approves PFC Green Energy Merger With Parent

Power Finance Corp Board Approves PFC Green Energy Merger With Parent

State-run Power Finance Corp (PFC) today said its board has approved the proposal for merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary PFC Green Energy with the company.

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CAG Raps Rourkela Steel Plant For Rs 22.83 Crore Loss

CAG Raps Rourkela Steel Plant For Rs 22.83 Crore Loss

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report published in 2017 has accused the management of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) of SAIL for wasteful expenditure to the tune of `22.83 crore with unauthorised power supply to a contract firm.

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AIIB, ADB Approve $100 Million Loan For India's Power Sector

AIIB, ADB Approve $100 Million Loan For India's Power Sector

China-led AIIB and multilateral funding agency ADB will co-finance a USD 100-million loan for India to improve power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy, state media reported today.

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Why India, The World’s Third Largest Power Producer Is Energy Poor

Why India, The World’s Third Largest Power Producer Is Energy Poor

Showing a significant increase in electricity generation, India is now the third highest producer in the world.

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PNGRB Calls Public Consultation On GAIL’s Proposal For Unified Tariff For Gas Pipelines

PNGRB Calls Public Consultation On GAIL’s Proposal For Unified Tariff For Gas Pipelines

Downstream oil and gas sector regulator Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has called public consultations on a landmark proposal by gas transmission utility GAIL(India) to allow unified or pooled tariff for seven of its inter-connected cross-country pipelines.

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Adani's $3.5 Billion Debt-Funded 'Investment' In Australia At Risk: Report

Adani's $3.5 Billion Debt-Funded 'Investment' In Australia At Risk: Report

The Adani Group's entire A$3.5 billion (Rs 178 billion) debt-funded 'investment' in Australia is gravely at risk, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Monday.

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Azure Power Wins Rooftop Project To Power Indian Health Ministry Facilities

Azure Power Wins Rooftop Project To Power Indian Health Ministry Facilities

Major Indian solar developer Azure Power has won a 1.3MW rooftop solar project from an NTPC subsidiary to provide power for 25 years to both Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare facilities in the states and union territories of Delhi, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.

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Greenko Plans $750 Million Equity Investment For Diversification Drive

Greenko Plans $750 Million Equity Investment For Diversification Drive

Given the uncertainties surrounding India’s clean energy space, Hyderabad-based Greenko Group is planning a $750 million equity investment for buying power transmission and distribution (T&D) assets to diversify.

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NCP Halts Trains During Rail Roko At Kalwa Station Over Elphinstone Bridge Stampede

NCP Halts Trains During Rail Roko At Kalwa Station Over Elphinstone Bridge Stampede

Local train services between Thane-Kalyan are likely to be affected on Tuesday as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) halts trains during a ‘rail roko’ protest at Kalwa railway station, Mumbai.

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CIL's Talcher Plant Faces Indian Coal Roadblock

CIL's Talcher Plant Faces Indian Coal Roadblock

The operation of Coal India’s Rs 7,700-crore fertiliser plant at Talcher in Odisha has hit a roadblock: Neither the company nor its partners have the technology needed to run it.

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Energy Efficient: Nuclear Fusion Can Save The World

Energy Efficient: Nuclear Fusion Can Save The World

In 1831, British inventor Michael Faraday found he could excite electrons and generate electrical current by passing a magnet back and forth through a coil of wire.

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Uranium Supply To Power Uzbekistan-India Growing Strategic Ties

Uranium Supply To Power Uzbekistan-India Growing Strategic Ties

Landlocked but resource-rich Uzbekistan is seeking to deepen its strategic partnership with India, as it is planning to export uranium to power a growing number of nuclear plants in South Asia’s biggest country.

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Azure Roof Power To Electrify Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare Facilities Across 5 States

Azure Roof Power To Electrify Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare Facilities Across 5 States

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced that it has won a 1.3 MW solar rooftop project in an auction conducted by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN)

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The Daily Fix: Polluting Coal Power Plants Undermine India’s Climate Change Mitigation Commitments

The Daily Fix: Polluting Coal Power Plants Undermine India’s Climate Change Mitigation Commitments

When the United States President Donald Trump shocked the world by pulling his country out of the Paris climate change agreement earlier this year

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India, China Vie To Tap Clean Energy Market By Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Vehicles

India, China Vie To Tap Clean Energy Market By Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Vehicles

Asian rivals India and China are bracing for a new war that promises to be a breath of fresh air and change the way we commute.

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Ford Creates Team To Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Development Globally

Ford Creates Team To Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Development Globally

Ford Motor Co has formed a team to accelerate global development of electric vehicles, whose mission will be to "think big" and "make quicker decisions," an executive of the company said on Monday.

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Govt Cuts Excise Duty On Fuel By ₹ 2 A Litre

Govt Cuts Excise Duty On Fuel By ₹ 2 A Litre

Under attack for the spike in petrol and diesel prices, the Finance Ministry finally relented and reduced the Basic Excise Duty on these fuels by ₹ 2 a litre effective October 4.

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Gas Price Hike Will Benefit Producers By Rs 1,300 Crore: Ind-Ra

Gas Price Hike Will Benefit Producers By Rs 1,300 Crore: Ind-Ra

The increase in natural gas prices from this month would benefit domestic gas producers by around Rs 1,300 crore during the second half of the current fiscal, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said on Tuesday.

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Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.36 Per Bbl On 2.10.2017

Global Crude Oil Price Of Indian Basket Was US$ 55.36 Per Bbl On 2.10.2017

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$ 55.36 per barrel (bbl) on 2.10.2017.

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GAIL (India) Shares Climb On Unified Gas Tariff Proposal

GAIL (India) Shares Climb On Unified Gas Tariff Proposal

GAIL (India) shares jumped as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has proposed unified gas tariff for all pipelines.

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PM Modi's Oil Diplomacy: India's Move To Import Crude Oil From US Significant, May Ignite Price War In International Markets

PM Modi's Oil Diplomacy: India's Move To Import Crude Oil From US Significant, May Ignite Price War In International Markets

As domestic retail oil prices continue to grab headlines for all the wrong reasons, the arrival of the first shipment of crude oil from the US at Odisha’s Pradip Port on Monday marks an end to the US’ oil export hiatus since 1975

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Asia-Pacific Crude-PV Oil Sells Nov Ruby, Bunga Orkid At Higher Premiums

Asia-Pacific Crude-PV Oil Sells Nov Ruby, Bunga Orkid At Higher Premiums

Asia-Pacific crude premiums stayed firm on Tuesday after the remaining Vietnamese barrels for November-loading were sold at higher levels from a month earlier.

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In Oil-Thirsty India, Refiners Lend Unlikely Help To Gas

In Oil-Thirsty India, Refiners Lend Unlikely Help To Gas

A push to use more natural gas by the world’s fastest-growing oil guzzler is getting a boost from an unlikely source: the nation’s gasoline and diesel makers.

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Crude Imports: US Oil Is Cheaper For India Than The One From Dubai

Crude Imports: US Oil Is Cheaper For India Than The One From Dubai

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) have placed orders for 2 million barrels of crude from the US and the first shipment of US crude oil arrived at Paradip Port in Odisha

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No Service Charge On Train E-ticket Till March 2018: Railways

No Service Charge On Train E-ticket Till March 2018: Railways

Rail passengers will continue to enjoy service charge exemption on tickets booked online till March 2018.

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Mobikwik, IRCTC Rail Connect Partner For Ticket Bookings

Mobikwik, IRCTC Rail Connect Partner For Ticket Bookings

Digital payments firm MobiKwik today announced its partnership with IRCTC Rail connect app, which will allow customers book railway tickets using the former’s payment gateway.

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Stampede: Railways Launches Audit Of Suburban Stations

Stampede: Railways Launches Audit Of Suburban Stations

Four days after the Elphinstone Road station stampede claimed 23 lives, the railway administration today launched a "multidisciplinary" audit of all suburban train stations in and around Mumbai, senior officials said.

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Railway Security Stepped After ISIS Comments On Marseille Attack

Railway Security Stepped After ISIS Comments On Marseille Attack

Minutes after terror outfit ISIS's media wing Amaq reportedly called the attacker of Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France, a "soldier of the Islamic State", the Railway Protection Force and the Delhi Police stepped up the vigil at railway stations in the national Capital significantly.

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Angels Of Cleanliness Who Make Rail Travel Cheery

Even as the whole nation is engrossed in a sustained Swachh Bharat Mission -Clean India campaign, seldom do rail commuters pause for a moment on who cleans the bogies and prepares them for a hassle-free travel.

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On Swachhata Train, Students Urge To Keep Stations Clean

On Swachhata Train, Students Urge To Keep Stations Clean

Even as 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' turns three years, railway stations still remain unclean as litter and human excrement can be seen on platforms and tracks. Being mindful, the South East Central Railway (SECR) commissioned a 'Swachhata Train' to spread awareness between Itwari and Amgaon stations on Monday.

 

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200 Railway Officials Will Add To Cost: Sources

200 Railway Officials Will Add To Cost: Sources

Two hundred officials that will be brought in from various parts of India to implement the plan chalked out by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal for improving railway infrastructure in the city will add to the expenditure of the railways, said an official.

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'The Indian Railways Is A Classic Case Of Crony Socialism'

'The Indian Railways Is A Classic Case Of Crony Socialism'

Changing ministers won’t prevent Elphinstone-like tragedies in the future. Bold and far-reaching structural reforms will.

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Overcrowding In Mumbai Locals: Railways Sits On HC Orders, Former Judge Says Reflects Officials’ Casual Approach

Overcrowding In Mumbai Locals: Railways Sits On HC Orders, Former Judge Says Reflects Officials’ Casual Approach

It’s often described as Mumbai’s “lifeline” but overcrowding in the trains is one of the main factors behind around 300 commuters dying every month in railway accidents, according to statistics provided to the Bombay High Court.

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Motorman Blacks Out, Falls Off Train

Motorman Blacks Out, Falls Off Train

Passengers aboard the 37913 Howrah-Katwa local had a close shave on Monday when the engine's motorman fell unconscious, bringing the train to an abrupt halt in West Bengal's Burdwan district.

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‘Sindi Railway Dry Port To Change Vidarbha’s Economic Scene’

‘Sindi Railway Dry Port To Change Vidarbha’s Economic Scene’

Now, dream of exporting famous oranges of Vidarbha to foreign countries may become a reality as Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone for Wardha- Sindi Railway Dry Port on Monday.

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Sembcorp Industries Planning IPO Of Its India Business

Sembcorp Industries Planning IPO Of Its India Business

Singapore-based power producer Sembcorp Industries Ltd is preparing to list its Indian unit, according to two people aware of the plan.

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Govt’s New PPP Strategy Seen Boosting Infrastructure Creation

Govt’s New PPP Strategy Seen Boosting Infrastructure Creation

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has given a fresh lease of life to the public-private partnership (PPP) projects across sectors such as housing, railways, roads, aviation, power distribution, mining and even school education and health services.

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