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The Week That It Was : Latest Stories From The Energy & Infrastructure Space




In line with his government’s focus for the agricultural sector and providing continuous innovative solutions to the Indian farmers, Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday announced a new initiative under which the government would aid the setting up of small solar power units by farmers to exclusively power their agricultural pump sets. Read more...


In a landmark decision, the Union minister ​of state for power (Independent Charge), coal, RE and mines, Piyush Goyal on Thursday asked all states to go ahead and provide 100% metered electricity connections to all households irrespective of their being classified as Below the Poverty Line (BPL) or a Above The Poverty Line (APL) Read more...



All Lighthouses To Be Solarized by December

The Directorate General of Lighthouse & Lightships (DGLL), a subordinate organization under the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India is presently maintaining 193 Lighthouses which provide aids to marine navigation to the mariners transiting in coastal waters of India. Read more...


Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines said that it is very unfortunate that India continue to import coal from other countries inspite of the fact that we are a coal surplus nation today Read more...


Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the largest private power transmission company operating in India, announced on Wednesday the signing of Binding Term Sheet with Anil Ambani's Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (RInfra) to acquire the latter's mega inter-state operational transmission assets. The acquisition has been done in a manner consistent with Transmission Service Agreement Read more...

Adani Transmission Ltd. Completes the Acquisition of Operational Transmission Assets of GMR Energy Ltd

Continuing with its drive to own a big chunk of India's power transmission network, Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL) announced the completion of yet another acquisition on Thursday. Close on the heels of its announcement on 1st July, 2016, ATL said it has completed its acquisition of 74% shares of Maru Transmission Service Company Limited (MTSCL) and 49% shares of Aravali Transmission Service Company Limited (ATSCL). Read more...


After the successful auctioning of 16 mines, the government will re-auction the 37 mineral blocks by the end of December this year as these blocks did not elicit a satisfactory response in the recently held auction process. These 37 mineral blocks are in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Odisha. Read more...


Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that "by and large a consensus has been made with the states that hydro power should be declared as renewable power and a seperate renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for hydro should be set up. A new proposal will be worked out for the Cabinet with required amendments to India's long term renewable energy goals. Read more...


Bonds Worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore have been issued by states Under UDAY Scheme and the AT&C Losses are also Down by 1-2%. Rajasthan takes the lead in issuing bonds under the Centre's UDAY Scheme at Rs 71k crore followed by Uttar Pradesh at 44,510 crore and Haryana at Rs 25,951 crore Read more...


Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is in the process of drawing up a scheme for extending long term basis soft loans to the States at a flat rate to achieve 100% household electrification across the States for both APL (Above the Poverty Line) & BPL (Below the Poverty Line) population. Read more...


With a wide gamut of issues concerning the power, renewable energy, coal and mines sector on the agenda of the state power minister's meet, there is a strong possibility that the bi-annual state power minister's conference is now held thrice a year.  Read more...


Consensus on major issues emerged between the Centre and States As The Two Day Power Ministers Conference Comes To An End in Vadodara. Gujarat today. It was attended by Ministers and senior Officials from the 20 participating States and 2 Union Territories Read more...


Maharashtra has become the 17th State to join the UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana”, the Centre's financial and operational turnaround scheme for state power distribution companies (DISCOMs). The move will see the state reap benefits of Rs 9,725 crores by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C losses and enable it to eliminate the gap between cost of supply of power and realisation. Read more...

That's the spirit of Gujarat. Despite Torrential rains, Vadodara successfully hosts global expo SWITCH and State Power Minister's Meet

Continuos rains for over 48 hours just before the five-day mega electrical industries expo-SWITCH, along with the state power minister's conference on the sidelines of the expo, had posed a big challenge for the organisers and the state government. Read more...



Corpus of Start-Up Funds Launched By Oil PSUs (ONGC, IndianOil and OIL) touches Rs 180 crore

Team EnergyInfraPost In line with the Modi government’s initiative -- ‘Start-up India, the country’s leading public sector oil companies including the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil and Oil India Ltd (OIL) have announced start-up funds, the combined corpus of which has already reached Rs 180 crore. Read more...


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to an acquisition by ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) for 11% stake in JSC Vankorneft from M/s Rosneft Oil Company (Rosneft). Read more...


Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednsday called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is visiting India to participate in Indian Economic Summit.  Read more...


Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday met his Bangladesh counterpart Nasrul Hamid, Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, who is on an official visit to Delhi as a follow up to Pradhan's visit to Bangladesh in April this year. Pradhan discussed with his Bangladesh  Read more...


Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil), Oil India Limited (OIL) and Bharat PetroResources Limited (BPRL), through a joint venture company formed by their wholly-owned subsidiaries in Singapore, on Wednesday completed acquisition of participatory stakes in E&P assets of Russia's national oil company Read more...

After Defence, ADAG Reliance Group announces entry into oil and gas services sector with ALLRIG of USA

In line with the Modi government’s Act East Policy, the Anil Ambani controlled Reliance Group has announced an association with ALLRIG Inc of USA, a partnership that will cater to the oil & gas services sector in South-East region including India. Read more...


Entry of new players in India’s fuel retailing sector will soon witness a price war at petrol pumps thereby benefiting domestic consumers of petrol and diesel in line with prevailing international practice. Read more...

Participants of Rio Olympics belonging to Petroleum PSUs felicitated

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan gave awards to all the 28 Rio Participants from the Petroleum family. Some other eminent sports persons, who have gained repute earlier, and belong to the PSUs were also honoured. Read more...


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Anupama Airy
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