The Business Transfer Agreement (BTA) will pave the way for transforming Kota to a smart city by providing clean energy to boost up industrialization and setting up CNG corridor between Kota & Jaipur and Kota – Baran – Jhalawar besides providing green energy to the industrial clusters at Baran – Jhalawar adjoining areas of Kota.
In a significant step towards making Rajasthan a key base for setting retail gas infrastructure and opening CNG corridors connecting key cities, a Business Transfer Agreement (BTA) has been signed between RSGL and GAIL Gas Ltd on Tuesday.
The two new strategic oil facilities announced at Odisha and Rajasthan are in addition to the three facilities that already exist in the country as underground storages in rock caverns at Visakhapatnam (1.33 million tonnes), Mangalore (1.5 MT) and Padur (2.5 MT).
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the move to create two new strategic oil storage will enhance India’s energy security “taking our strategic reserve capacity to 15.33 MMT.” This, he said, will increase India’s oil storage capacity to meet the consumption requirement of about 90 days which is at par with the international benchmarks.
Goyal would also be launching ‘Coal Mitra’ – a Web portal for Flexibility in Utilization of Domestic Coal, during the event. The event is expected to be attended by State Energy Secretaries, Head of State Utilities, officials from International Financing Agencies, various CPSE’s, private sector and other Statutory bodies along with Media and Analysts.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, shall be presiding over an
People can contribute in the programme by providing their feedback and suggestions which shall be automatically forwarded to the concerned Managing Directors and Superintending Engineers of DISCOMs through SMS & Email on their dashboard.
While Launching the Garv-II mobile App for tracking rural electrification in real-time basis on Tuesday, Union minister
The Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme was launched by the Government in 2003 which has been extended to the Notified 21 States and 4 Union Territories to promote the use of alternative and environment friendly fuels. This intervention also sought to reduce import dependency for energy requirements.However, since 2006, OMCs were not able to receive offers for the required quantity of ethanol against the tenders floated by them due to various constraints like State Specific issues, Supplier related issues including Pricing issues of ethanol.
The CCEA has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to state-owned OMCs) for smooth implementation of their Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme. It has been decided that for the next sugar season 2016-17 during ethanol supply period from 1st December, 2016 to 30th November, 2017, the administered price of ethanol for the EBP Programme will be Rs.39/- per litre.
Power ministry is seen leading the digital initiatives of the NDA government through a variety of mobile applications and e-platforms
The latest digital offerings from the power ministry includes the TARANG’ mobile application along with two e-platforms: ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ e-bidding web portals. While the Vidyut Pravah mobile application is an excellent attempt to track availability and cost of power across India, TARANG is the latest mobile application that has caught the industry’s eye.
“TARANG” tracks the real time progress of transmission projects and associated works being carried out in transmission systems across the country.
Out of 24,150 mw stranded gas based power capacity in India, 17,420 mw has been made operational following government support to provide gas (as R-LNG) and with financial support coming from the Power System Development Fund.
As many as nine stranded gas based power generation plants with an installed capacity of 5,070 MW have emerged as successful bidders after participating in the fourth phase of reverse e-bidding process. An official statement from the power ministry said this process will involve government support of Rs 187.14 crore from the Power System Development Fund. “Government of India is committed to the revival of such stranded power plants as a measure to ensure 24X7 power to all,” it added.