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More Than 20,000 Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Field Staff Await Promotions

More Than 20,000 Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Field Staff Await Promotions

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) and the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (TANTRANSCO) have not been giving promotions to a group of workers in the field wing, though there are many capable people with more than a decade’s experience.

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NTPC Power Plants Face Bhel Equipment Woes

NTPC Power Plants Face Bhel Equipment Woes

State-run NTPC Ltd has been facing problems at several of its power projects due to issues related to equipment supplied by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel), said several people aware of the developments.

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Seven Arrested For Duping People With Fake Rail, NTPC Jobs

Seven Arrested For Duping People With Fake Rail, NTPC Jobs

Seven persons, including two women, were arrested on Monday for allegedly duping 100 job aspirants by promising them non-existent jobs in the Railways and the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

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Experts Advocate Shift To Alternative Energy Sources

Experts Advocate Shift To Alternative Energy Sources

Citing the ambitious target of achieving an installed capacity of 1,75,000 MW of renewable energy by 2022 set by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), energy experts called for a robust shift to alternative energy sources while speaking at the inaugural session of 33rd National Convention of Electrical Engineers (NCEE) at the National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi (NITT), on Friday.

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Rural Electrification Well Positioned To Be A Wholesale Bank, Says Lender’s Head

Rural Electrification Well Positioned To Be A Wholesale Bank, Says Lender’s Head

Is it the fatigue of being in the business of connecting thousands of villages with electricity for almost five decades? Or is it that banking is oh so sexy? Talk to PV Ramesh of Rural Electrification Corporation

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India Allows Inter-State Solar Power Sale To Cut Developers’ Risk

India Allows Inter-State Solar Power Sale To Cut Developers’ Risk

In an attempt to mitigate any risks that prospective solar power project developers may face with the sale of generated electricity, India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced a crucial modification in rules.

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Work On Hydel Project Begins Tomorrow

Work On Hydel Project Begins Tomorrow

KSEB officials said the excess water from the Peruvannamoozhi reservoir would be used for the 6MW power project, which would be linked to the Chakkittappara 110 kV substation.

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Tata Power Solar Commissions India’s First Rooftop Solar Carport

Tata Power Solar Commissions India’s First Rooftop Solar Carport

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, sets another landmark by commissioning an unprecedented rooftop project in India – a solar carport on the rooftop of the sprawling 70,000 sq.mtr Unity One mall, a Unity Group endeavor in Rohini.

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Surya Roshni Bags Orders Worth Rs 73 Cr From EESL

Surya Roshni Bags Orders Worth Rs 73 Cr From EESL

Lighting firm Surya Roshni has bagged orders worth Rs. 73 crore for supply of LED street lights and fans from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).

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Rohini Mall Gets India’s 1st Solar Carport Plant

Rohini Mall Gets India’s 1st Solar Carport Plant

The country's first rooftop solar carport was inaugurated at a mall in Rohini on Monday. The solar plant, which has come up on the rooftop of a parking space at Unity One, can generate 300kW of electricity daily and will meet 80% of the mall's daily needs, significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

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Clean Energy Taps Limited CSR Funding, Report Says

Clean Energy Taps Limited CSR Funding, Report Says

Companies are quick to pledge efforts to push renewable energy but found wanting when it comes to making investments in clean energy initiatives under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) heads.

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Engie Finally Gets A Buyer For Its 250 Megawatt India Solar Project

Engie Finally Gets A Buyer For Its 250 Megawatt India Solar Project

After months of uncertainty, Solairedirect has finally found a buyer for its 250 megawatt solar power project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Coal Shortage In India Leads To Energy Crisis

Coal Shortage In India Leads To Energy Crisis

In fact, both industrial and retail consumers in many parts of the country are reeling from electricity cuts, due to a shortage in supply of coal to thermal plants.

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'Coal Import May See Further Dip On Self-Sufficiency Push'

'Coal Import May See Further Dip On Self-Sufficiency Push'

Global rating agency Fitch has said India's dependency on imported coal may continue to decline as the government moves ahead on the path of self- sufficiency.

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As India’s Coal Shortage Continues, Private Players Are Irked At NTPC’s Bigger Share

As India’s Coal Shortage Continues, Private Players Are Irked At NTPC’s Bigger Share

As Coal India (CIL) struggles to step up coal supply to private power plants, it has been left puzzling over one particular aspect of the prevailing shortage of the dry fuel.

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BHP Targets Costs Cuts; Sees Upside In Copper, Steel Prices

BHP Targets Costs Cuts; Sees Upside In Copper, Steel Prices

Top global miner BHP Billiton Ltd said on Tuesday it will drive further cost cuts across its Australian business, and forecast strong price support from China for steelmaking raw materials.

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How To Accomplish India’s Energy Goals And Drive The Economy Further; All You Need To Know

How To Accomplish India’s Energy Goals And Drive The Economy Further; All You Need To Know

Over the last few years, India has emerged as a leader, at the forefront of issues pertaining to climate change.

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Green Ministry Vows ‘Harsh Measures’ To Prevent Smog In Delhi

Green Ministry Vows ‘Harsh Measures’ To Prevent Smog In Delhi

The country’s top environment ministry bureaucrat said that “harsh measures” could be on the anvil to prevent a repeat of the smog that engulfed Delhi earlier this month.

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‘Bhoomi Pujan’ Held By BHEL To Set Up Solar Power Plant

‘Bhoomi Pujan’ Held By BHEL To Set Up Solar Power Plant

To encourage the use of sustainable energy through non-conventional resources, BHEL Haridwar is setting up a 5 MW grid interactive Solar PV power plant near its 132 KV sub-station.

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Why The Pain  In Thermal Power May Be Enduring

Why The Pain  In Thermal Power May Be Enduring

Despite the steady growth in coal-based electricity generation, the fortunes of the producers haven’t seen a noticeable improvement.

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We're Looking To Buy Out Partners Or Having ESSL Issue Shares To Us: Rec's Pv Ramesh

We're Looking To Buy Out Partners Or Having ESSL Issue Shares To Us: Rec's Pv Ramesh

Rural Electrification Corporation has been in the business of funding generation, transmission and distribution projects as well as spearheading government’s power sector initiatives in the rural areas for almost five decades.

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Petcoke Ban: Shifting Back To Coal Is Easier Said Than Done For Cement Companies

Petcoke Ban: Shifting Back To Coal Is Easier Said Than Done For Cement Companies

Some cement producers are shifting back to coal from petroleum coke (petcoke) to meet their fuel requirements following the Supreme Court’s recent ban on petcoke use.

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KERC Okays Wind PPA At Old Tariff, To Assess Other Projects

KERC Okays Wind PPA At Old Tariff, To Assess Other Projects

Karnataka’s power regulator has finally started approving old power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind energy developers.

 

 

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Refinery News Roundup: Little Maintenance In Asia-Pacific

Refinery News Roundup: Little Maintenance In Asia-Pacific

Japan's Idemitsu Kosan has restarted the sole 160,000 b/d crude distillation unit at its Aichi refinery in central Japan.

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GAIL Delivered Setback In Bid To Renegotiate Gazprom LNG Deal

GAIL Delivered Setback In Bid To Renegotiate Gazprom LNG Deal

GAIL India Ltd. received notification from Russia’s Gazprom PJSC that it plans to start deliveries of liquefied natural gas through a contract the Indian buyer is trying to renegotiate, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Exclusive: Rising Russian Sakhalin-1 Oil Output May Threaten OPEC Deal Compliance

Exclusive: Rising Russian Sakhalin-1 Oil Output May Threaten OPEC Deal Compliance

Oil output from Russia’s Sakhalin-1 project is set to rise by about a quarter to 250,000-260,000 barrels per day (bpd) from January, sources with knowledge of the plan said, signalling Moscow may find it hard to comply with an extended OPEC output cut.

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Noida: Garbage Burning Near Gas Pipeline Poses Huge Risk

Noida: Garbage Burning Near Gas Pipeline Poses Huge Risk

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) on Monday complained to the Noida authority that garbage is burning above a gas pipeline near Kanhan Park is putting the facility at risk.

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India's New Oil-supply Strategy

India's New Oil-supply Strategy

The arrival of the New Prosperity tanker into Paradip Port, in Odisha on India's east coast, at the beginning of October was a landmark moment for US-Indian bilateral relations.

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Check-Spill Notice Slapped On Indian Oil

Check-Spill Notice Slapped On Indian Oil

The Odisha State Pollution Control Board has issued notices to Indian Oil Corporation Limited, asking it to take corrective measures to check frequent oil spills.

 

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OPEC Battle With US For Oil Supremacy Nears Day Of Reckoning

OPEC Battle With US For Oil Supremacy Nears Day Of Reckoning

The clash between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and America’s oil industry is reaching a day of reckoning.

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Oilfield Privatisation Plan Runs Into ONGC Wall

Oilfield Privatisation Plan Runs Into ONGC Wall

An association of officers of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stave off the government's plans to privatise 15 identified oil and gas fields.

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OPEC Will Extend The Cut

OPEC Will Extend The Cut

There will be an OPEC deal extension—no matter the public tussling between opposing forces in the industry cartel—if the world's largest oil producers are really determined to end the supply glut.

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54 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Gas

54 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Gas

Every once in a while, I will realize that I have spent way too much time talking about oil, complaining about pipelines, Permania, free money and the impending “End of Big Oil because of Electric Vehicles”. And it’s on those days that my attention turns to oil and coal’s neglected stepsister who we know as natural gas.

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Set Floor Price For Domestic Gas: Experts

Set Floor Price For Domestic Gas: Experts

Despite the recent fall in prices of imported LNG, the fuel still costs $6-7 per mmbtu to domestic consumers, clearly signalling the demand for gas at prices higher than $2.89 per mmbtu fetched by domestic explorers for shallow-water gas.

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Stalemate Continues Over PPAs Between Maharashtra Government, Sugar Mills

Stalemate Continues Over PPAs Between Maharashtra Government, Sugar Mills

A meeting between Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, also the chairman of Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) to find a solution to the power woes of the state’s sugar sector, ended in a stalemate.

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Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal Announces AC Locals To Start Running By December 25

Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal Announces AC Locals To Start Running By December 25

If all goes well, the much-awaited air-conditioned local train will start running as early as December 25. Won't that be a very Merry Christmas then!

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What Wage Negotiations? New Wage Policy For Public Sector Workers Leaves Little Room

What Wage Negotiations? New Wage Policy For Public Sector Workers Leaves Little Room

The Union Cabinet on 22 November 2017 approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). But the trade unions are not happy with the conditions.

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UP Banks On Finance Institutions To Fund Development Projects

UP Banks On Finance Institutions To Fund Development Projects

When chief minister Yogi Adityanath demanded Rs 10,000 crore from NABARD for development projects last week, he probably had resource crunch on top of his mind.

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Railways Records 6.5% More Passengers

Railways Records 6.5% More Passengers

Dwindling punctuality figures and a spate of mishaps earlier this year notwithstanding, business seems to be looking up for Indian Railways.

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Three Railway Officials Suspended Over Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Derailment

Three Railway Officials Suspended Over Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express Derailment

Four days after the derailment of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express train, the Ministry of Railways has suspended three officials over the accident. The three suspended railway officials include an engineer, a supervisor and a track man.

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Modi To Flag Off Hyderabad Metro, Protests In Old City

Modi To Flag Off Hyderabad Metro, Protests In Old City

The Hyderabad Metro Rail is ready to chug over the pillars that stand in wait, changing the landscape of this tech hub and promising to take the city's public transport to a different level.

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Encroachers Evicted From Station Flyover

Encroachers Evicted From Station Flyover

After successfully removing hawkers and preventing their returning to footpaths at Rani Jhansi Square, the Chamber II of Nagpur Traffic Police on Monday acted against the encroachments in front of Nagpur railway station.

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RPF Hero Saves Senior Citizen's Life

RPF Hero Saves Senior Citizen's Life

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable saved the life of a 62-year-old man after the senior citizen accidentally slipped in the gap between the train and the platform at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) while boarding the wrong train on Sunday.

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Govt Puts Rites, Ircon Disinvestment On Track

Govt Puts Rites, Ircon Disinvestment On Track

The government has decided to disinvest RITES Ltd in 2017-18, after temporarily shelving the listings of Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

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India, Denmark Vow To Boost Trade And Investment Ties

India, Denmark Vow To Boost Trade And Investment Ties

India and Denmark decided to ramp up cooperation in key sectors such as trade and investment, energy and shipping, during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen.

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Shipping, Airline Companies Add To GST Woes: Exporters

Shipping, Airline Companies Add To GST Woes: Exporters

Exporters have informed the finance ministry that goods and services tax refunds are getting delayed due to airline and shipping companies not submitting proof of export to customs and mismatches of invoice numbers in shipping bills and GST return forms.

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Rly Min Piyush Goyal Proposes Global Transport Museum At CSMT

Rly Min Piyush Goyal Proposes Global Transport Museum At CSMT

As Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Monday, he took the opportunity to propose yet another plan for the maintenance and restoration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Waves And Waste-To- Energy Can Be Critical In Energy Production Of Future: Former Official

Waves And Waste-To- Energy Can Be Critical In Energy Production Of Future: Former Official

India as a country has not yet explored wave energy and waste-to- energy, even though India has a vast coastline and huge solid waste management issue, said former chairperson of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) Chandra Iyengar.

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