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Apr 2018
Apr 20 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Renovation and Modernization of the Honeywell TDC 3000 system in unit-I of TPS Details
8Tender for Supply of 5 nos. battery chargers of various capacities for Hydro Power stations Details
8Design, manufacturing, supplying, laying, testing and commissioning of 175 meters 110kV XLPE UG cable Details
8Tender for the work of Re-orientation of 220kv line & 220kv Bus sectionalizer bay and PT Bay at 220kv Substation Details
8Tender for the Work of providing and installations Digital Communicable Transformer Auxiliary Monitoring system at 100KV & 110KV Substation Details
8Operation and maintenance of power plant equipments, mechanical/ electrical auxiliaries and other Power House/ Switchyard systems Details
8Tender for the work of Replacement of 11 Kv Circuit Breaker Control Panel Details
8Tender for Repair & Rehabilitation works for Chimney of Unit-2 in TPS Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract of preventive /routine / breakdown maintenance of C&I System Details
8Tender for the Work related to wheel fixing, dragging, erection,oil filtration and electrical testing of 01no. 84 MVA, 11/420 KV spare Generator Transformers Details
8Operation and Maintenance of Gauge and Discharge site at Dam site Details
8Tender for the work of Re-orientation of 400KV bay at 400/220KV substation Details
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8Siemens Gamesa bags multiple wind power orders of 140 MW. Details
8Reliance Power Q4 net rises 16%. Details
8Australian energy leaders look to end power and climate policy war. Details
8Honeywell announces expansion of its Pune facility. Details
8RP21 will open gateway for coal transportation Details
8Thyssenkrupp: JV with Tata Steel to be finalised by 2018-end Details
8Italy's Generali to sell holdings in coal sector in 6-12 months Details
8Coal India’s acting chairman may be replaced: IAS Suresh Kumar Details
8Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan Details
8Schneider-Temasek may announce a deal to buy l&t’s electric & automation business Details
8Power regulatory bodies must have a judicial member: Supreme Court Details
8Government on target: All villages to get electricity by month-end Details
8Power bills set to rise in Punjab, regulator clears about 2% hike in tariff Details
8 NTPC wants to exit joint venture with BHEL Details
8Strike cuts French power generation by over 4 GW Details
8Get ready, green Metro stations coming Details
8Steag expects more deals in Germany after RWE-E.ON swap Details
8NTPC calls tariff-based bids for 2,000MW of renewable energy Details
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Apr 19 : Power equipment: Find out where future demand is likely to come up

8Project Name: Absorber System Package in Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: 200 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning to install an absorber system package in order to comply with environmental norms for its 660 MW Unit in the 3000 MW thermal power complex. Approval from owner's headquarters is pending. Further RFQs are expected subsequently. The project requirements are: absorber limestone slurry re-circulation pumps, absorber oxidation air blowers, absorber tank slurry agitators, mist eliminator, silos, scaffolding, piles, elevators, water distribution systems, hand railing and fittings, slurry tanks, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for an absorber system package are expected in May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Q2:2019
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 4000 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is currently selecting a drilling contractor for a 500 MW greenfield hydro electric power project. Further bid are expected soon. The project requirements are: load cum excavator, hydraulic excavator, dumpers, jack hammer, water sprinkler machine, aggregate crushing plant, grouting pump, needle vibrator, air water jet blaster, drilling machines, DG sets, bending and cutting machine, fuel/water tankers, EOT crane, mobile crane, air compressor, tunnel boring machine, dozers, piles, elevators, building supports, gantry crane, spillway radial gates and hydraulic hoists, spillway stop logs, discharge pipe, valves, main inlet, intake trash rack, intake fixed wheel gates, desilting chamber gate, surge shaft gates, draft tube gate, trash rack cleaning machine, sluice gates, penstock, actuation system, flap gates, Francis turbine, pumps, spiral, casing, runner blades, guide vanes, oil pressure unit, water seal and air seal, generator and its control panel, guide bearings, protection relays, transformer and its auxiliaries, lightning arrester panels, excitation system and its auxiliaries, battery bank, SCADA, unit control board, sensors, console, display panels, gas insulated switch-gear and its auxiliaries - circuit breakers, isolators, capacitor bank, dis-connectors, governor panel, cables, transmission lines, nozzles, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for consultancy services for DPR preparation are expected by the end of April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2017
8RFQ Date: 28/Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2025
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 700 crores
8Project Description: Owner's plans to install a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) Unit at its 1200 MW unit in its 2500 MW thermal power station is getting hampered. The major requirements are: absorber system, gas to gas heat exchanger, piles, scaffolding, ladders, dozers, limestone silos, slurry tanks, booster fan, wet ball mills, slurry re-circulation pumps, bucket elevator, gypsum dehydration, stairways, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for supply of an FGD is expected to be out by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2021
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Apr 19 : 700 MW of NE Hydel projects: Provisional tariffs fixed

The 600 MW Kameng and the 100 MW Pare hydroelectric power plants are going to be operational this month
8But tariff rates have not been settled yet
8The tariff determination will not be completed before the declaration of COD and the process is expected to take 3 to 4 months’ time.
8Till note provisional rates have been fixed
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Apr 19 : Nuclear power: Full diagnostics of time and cost overrun

The rate of at which nuclear power plants are built must be increased in order to meet the goal of a low-carbon economy
8The Indian nuclear power industry has suffered from massive cost and time overruns
8The website carries here a full diagnostics of these findings to obtain a better understanding why some projects can go awry and why others go well.
8Taking advantage of lessons learned will contribute to lowering the costs of construction and improving nuclear technology’s reputation among policy-makers, regulators and civil society.
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Apr 19 : ABB: Feathers in its cap

ABB's Terra HP high power electric vehicle chargers chosen for use along U.S. highways in an ambitious 10-year project
8The company has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States.
8The chargers, which can refresh even the largest electric vehicle battery in under 15 minutes, were selected for deployment by Electrify America, which plans to place hundreds of charging stations within and around 17 metropolitan areas and along multiple nationwide highway corridors.
8Meanwhile, ABB has deployed five of its highest-capacity motors – each capable of pumping 23,000 liters per second – as part of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation Scheme
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Apr 19 : Coal prices firm up on higher anticipated demand from India

Global coal prices have been buoyed by the possibility of large Indian imports
8Indian coal inventories are low, water reservoirs are at very low levels even as Coal India’s production struggles to keep up with demand.
8What is more, stocks at Indian coal-fired plant were pegged last at 16.3m tonnes, some 40% lower than at the same time last year.
8The stage is therefore set for imports to surge
8Overall, global seaborne thermal coal import demand could rise by 5% this year to more than 960m tonnes amid growing appetite from China and India.
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Apr 19 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Construction of 2x40 MVA, 132/33KV and 2x20 MVA, 132/33KV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis Details
8Supply, Design, Erection, Retrofitting & Commissioning of 400 KV & 132 KV Circuit Breakers Details
8Tender for the supply of Lattice Type Main & Auxiliary Sub Station Structures Details
8Construction of 2x40 MVA, 132/33KV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis Details
8Construction and commissioning of 02Nos. 400/220 kV ICT bays at 400/220kV Substations Details
8Tender for the Supply of Poly Aluminum Chloride for TPS Details
8Tender for the work of Rewinding of L T Motors of CHP Details
8Construction of 220/132/33KV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis Details
8Procurement of Areva (GE T&D India Ltd.) make Relay Details
8Construction of Ash Water Recirculation Pump House Building at TPS Details
8Tender for Balance critical works (Civil Portion) of main Plant & offsite civil works of TPS Details
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning of Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations at TPS Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & commissioning of HT ABC Details
8Construction of Hydrogen Generation Plant Building Details
8Tender for the supply of 33 kV Vacuum Circuit Breaker (Qty.- 203 Nos.) Details
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8Everstone-Lightsource BP to set up $710 mn energy platform; NIIF among key backers Details
8Clean energy sector misses capacity target for second consecutive year Details
8NHPC can revive abandoned projects Details
8India, UK governments invest in $711 million Indian renewable energy fund Details
8Schneider Electric beats Q1 revenue forecast on upbeat China demand Details
8PM Modi meets Theresa May, discusses climate change Details
8Chinese city launches wind power lottery to ease grid strains Details
8Wind power capacity addition to improve to 3 GW this fiscal: ICRA Details
8BHEL appoints Subodh Gupta as Director Finance Details
8SMEV, Taiwan council ink pact to strengthen electric vehicle ecosystem Details
8500 new electric buses to power PMPML’s shift to green transport Details
8HP to raise issue of its share in BBMB power projects Details
8Power firm may use gas transformers in Kolkata Details
8Record power transmission in Maharashtra Details
8Britain's Banks Mining to challenge government rejection of new coal mine Details
8Greece submits bill on coal-fired plants sale, union threatens strikes Details
8Power plants in Rajasthan face coal shortage Details
8Importers to gain from 22% dip in Indonesia coal prices Details
8ICICI Bank loan case: CBI questions CFO of NuPower Renewables Details
8NuPower, Pinnacle Energy trust board member quits Details
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Apr 19 : Torrent Power's captive gas pipeline proposal will not go unopposed

Torrent power -- which has a 2730 MW of gas based power projects -- is trying to build a 90 km pipeline from the LNG terminal in Dahej
8The idea is to have control over its own gas supply resources, including its own terminal import facilities.
8But objections are likely to come in against the pipeline from others who have already laid pipeline networks there
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Apr 19 : Offshore wind energy: Indian E&P giants have no option but to step in

Offshore wind energy might sound like a frighteningly new area for the Indian oil & gas industry
8But there is little option left for the industry but to step into this segment. 
8A lot of oil & gas majors have taken advantage of their offshore oil & gas industry to build large subsidy-free offshore wind energy capacity 
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Apr 19 : Solar tariffs on the rise: Lobbies at work?

Find out how all kinds of lobbies are working at cross purposes to keep renewable energy tariffs high.
8The fact that solar tariffs have begun rising in India when they should be falling is an insidious indicator of counter-intuitive lobbying by well funded groups of companies and the government inability to look beyond the horizon on these issues.
8Also, there seems to be a divergence between the interests of solar advocates and the goal of global decarbonization
8Is the gas lobby too working at cross purposes here?
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Apr 19 : Micro grids in India-II: We can provide the right database

In the E&P sector hybrid micro-grids can work well to to save power costs, particularly in areas where grid supply is irregular or not available
8The full cost economics are carried here using Indian parameters
8Get the unsubsidized levelized tariff rates of different power sources in India here
8How will storage systems work in India and what are the cost parameters? 
8Microgrids can reduce diesel consumption by 50% and bring down the cost of power to Rs 4 vs. Rs 18
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Apr 19 : Micro grids in India-I: Diesel consumption can go down 50%, tariff can be at Rs 4 vs. Rs 18

In many segments of the Indian economy,  hybrid micro-grids can work well to to save power costs, particularly in areas where grid supply is irregular or not available
8The full cost economics are carried here using Indian parameters
8Get the unsubsidized levelized tariff rates of different power sources in India here
8How will storage systems work in India and what are the cost parameters?
8Microgrids can reduce diesel consumption by 50% and bring down the cost of power to Rs 4 vs. Rs 18
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Apr 19 : Government's backtracking on EV targets-II: The Chinese are different from the Indians

An explosive mix of electric vehicles, falling battery costs, increasing range and autonomous driving have disrupted the global transportation sector
8More change is coming and the world will be different place when the full impact of the revolution is unleashed.
8This time around, the change is driven more by China than any other country
8The Chinese have leapt ahead both in emission control and pushing electric vehicle use. They are likely to acquire leadership roles soon.
8The Chinese EV landscape is significantly different from that of India
8Get a comparison of how the two countries have embarked on different paths to electrifying their transportation fleets
8Can India "leapfrog" into the electric revolution?
8Find out how the Indian and the Chinese power sector will be impacted by the forthcomign EV revolution?
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Apr 19 : Government's backtracking on EV targets-I: What lies ahead for the power sector?

The Indian government has withdrawn its earlier stand that the country will go "all electric" in the transportation sector by 2030.
8It did so because it found that to be an impossible target to meet
8The government originally planned to save the country an estimated $60 billion in energy bills by 2030 (whilst also decreasing carbon emissions by 37 per cent), by switching the country’s transportation system towards EVs; however, in early 2018 it backtracked from a declaration to electrify the country’s entire vehicle fleet by 2030, to a more modest target of 30 per cent of the fleet.
8Is India still capable of leapfrogging into a wholesale adoption of EVs? Some signs are there that this can well be possible
8While the Indian automobile sector is preparing for the ensuing revolution, will the power sector be able to hold up to the onslaught?
8Policy makers could, however, see utility in EVs not only for transportation but also for their benefits to the power sector. EVs offer an opportunity to encourage distributed generation,  reducing dependence on electricity distribution companies and setting up commercially sustainable microgrids, especially in remote areas. Batteries used in EVs usually have a vehicle lifetime of eight to ten years, but they have significant potential after that for alternative uses, in particular as cheap storage for renewable energy capacity.
8Is battery swapping the right way to go in pushing EVs in India?
8When will EVs be cost compatible with ICE vehicles in India?
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Apr 19 : Gas trading hub in India: A lot of learning ahead

Setting up a gas trading hub is not easy as countries such as China, Japan and Singapore have not been able to successfully put up their own hubs despite a lot of background work and enabling factors in place.
8Indian teams in charge of building a gas trading hub will have to begin with visits to the US or UK or Australia to figure out how it works in these countries and whether what works there will work in India. 
8Studies and recommendations will be needed in putting together the regulatory framework in terms of pipeline infrastructure, ensuring interconnectivity of pipelines, tariff models and separation of transportation and sales paradigm in existing monopolies
8Standardized unbundled contracts must be the order of the day and working them out will not be easy.
8A lot of learning will be needed among Indian players before a hub can actually be designed.
8Capacity data disclosure and transparency will have to be the order of the day.
8Role of different players will have to be clearly defined and regulations laid down accordingly.
8What kind of market clearing mechanisms will be in place?
8How will price discovery be done?
8Many questions will have to be answered.
8One thing is for sure: A gas trading hub of the kind prevalent in the West will take many years before it can become a reality in India
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Apr 18 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for the supply of 33 kV Isolator (Qty.- 100 Nos.) Details
8Supply, Erection, Commissioning and Testing of Ring Main Unit (RMU) Details
8Procurement of 66kV, 132kV & 220kV C&R Panels Details
8Tender for Supply, erection, testing and commissioning of variable load hanger assembly Details
8ARC of Miscellaneous Civil Works at TPS Details
8Erection, testing & commissioning work of 66kV equipments, structures, earthings, control wiring, yard Lighting at 66 KV Substation Details
8Tender for the supply of Caustic Soda Lye at TPP Details
8Routine, breakdown, preventive maintenance and overhauling jobs (Mechanical works) of Turbine, Generator & their auxiliaries Details
8Tender for the Work of Stub Strengthening of EHV towers Details
8Supply of Coal Pipes for Milling system of TPS Details
8Supply, Laying, Testing & Commissioning of EHV 33 KV Cables Details
8Erection of 66kV equipment, structures, control wiring, yard Lighting etc at 66 KV Substation Details
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8States’ & discoms’ finances better than pre-UDAY days Details
8Gujarat scraps 2,000 MW short-term tender Details
8Is It ‘Lights Out’ For The Government’s Plan To Resolve Stressed Power Assets? Details
8India Had Coal-Free Power Capacity Addition During 8 Months In 2017 Details
8Vedanta to acquire 90% stake in Electrosteel Steels Details
8India Added More Solar & Wind In 2017 Than Coal-Based Capacity Details
8India-US to increase co-operation in oil & gas, power, renewable energy: Pradhan Details
8The Year of Electricity at the IEA Details
8IRENA lays out renewable energy road map to curb global warming Details
8Bihar to hand over its three thermal power plant to NTPC Details
8Saudi Electricity, GE sign pact for power sector Details
8India probes dumping of EVA sheets for solar modules by 5 nations Details
8Shanghai Electric inks Dubai thermo solar contract ahead of USD 1.5 billion loan Details
8Rajasthan aims 3,780 MW solar capacity by April next year Details
8ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across the U.S. Details
8Two solar-powered Ro-Ro ferries on the anvil for Goa Details
8Hero Future Energies sets up country’s first hybrid renewable power plant Details
8U.S. to spend $105.5 mln to advance solar technologies Details
8Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report Details
8E.ON says all turbines linked to grid at UK offshore wind farm Rampion Details
8Chinese city launches wind power lottery to ease grid strains Details
8Gujarat cancels 500 MW solar auction results, rebidding likely Details
8SC decision in ReNew Power case a major positive: Solar industry body Details
8Azure Power commissions 40 MW solar plant in Uttar Pradesh Details
8China's Huadian plans to close 14 coal-fired power generation units Details
8British PE firm Actis close to buying solar assets of India's Shapoorji Pallonji -sources Details
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Apr 18 : Business opportunities coming ahead in power sector

8Project Name: Boiler Maintenance of Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 25 crores
8Project Description: Promoter's proposal for a planned maintenance of a boiler and its auxiliaries for 20-days at its 1200 MW thermal power complex  has been delayed on account of lack of headquarter approval. The mandatory job includes servicing of burner system, overhauling of ID, FD and scanner air fans, replacement of seals, support bearings, casing, valves, overhauling of boiler pressure parts, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for overhauling of the boiler and its auxiliaries are expected by the first week of May 2018.
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydro Project
8Project Cost: 1500 crores
8Project Description: Owner has hired a company as an EIA consultant for preparation of an EIA report for a greenfield 210 MW hydroelectric project. The owner after preparation of the DPR will decide either to come up with a package wise or an EPC contract. The project requirement are: tunnel loading machine, load cum excavator, EOT crane, dozers, piles, elevators, scaffolding, gantry crane, spillway radial gates, valves, intake trash rack, penstock, sluice gates, Francis turbine, water and air seal, pumps, generator, transformer, excitation system and its auxiliaries, power-house equipment, SCADA, HMI, fire protection system, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contract or package wise bids is expected to come in May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2024
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Annual Rate Contract
8Project Cost: 3.5 crores
8Project Description: Developer is finalizing the notice inviting tender document for an annual rate contract (ARC) for a 600 MW thermal power plant. Further bid are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for round the clock ARC for the O&M of coal handling plant are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Oct/2018 
8Completion Date: Oct/2019
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Apr 17 : Offshore wind energy-III: Entire sector going through dramatic changes

The entire electricity industry and its supporting infrastructure have reached a critical watershed, and dramatic changes are in progress. 
8The next few years will be the last in which grids in industrialized nations are organized and operated in the same way as they have been for recent decades. 
8Electricity will increasingly be generated by different means, predominantly from renewables, and across all generation scales from massive offshore wind farms to domestic rooftop PV.
8New owners, users and traders will spring up, and the EV revolution is just about to start. 
8As per a fresh report, by the end of its forecast period in 2050, the electricity system, its culture, and its personnel will be unrecognizable. 
8Engineers, regulators, governments, business management, and C-suites will need to rise to this challenge.
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Apr 17 : Offshore wind energy-II: China in a dominating role

China is clearly ahead in the renewable game than the rest of the world. 
8A country that for more than a decade has led the world in greenhouse gas emissions, where coal-fired power has long dominated the energy mix, has today embraced renewables in a
big way.
8China is likely to reach its 2020 goal of producing 110 GW of solar power; it also wants to generate at least 210 GW of wind power by 2020, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said it’s likely to hit that target in 2019.
8What is more, six of the top 10 solar panel manufacturers are Chinese.
8An example of Chinese innovation is the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park with solar arrays covering more than 10 square miles. The solar park is coupled to one of the hydro plant’s quick-response turbines, which smooths the output curve of the PV power caused by fluctuations in sunlight due to cloud cover and time of day. Balancing the variable generation is key to enabling reliable power transmission to the grid via the hydro-power plant.
8A new research report now claims that China will eventually dominate the offshore wind energy space, with more than 50% of global offshore wind output coming from there.
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Apr 17 : Offshore wind energy-I: Costs are plummeting

Offshore wind energy is the new buzzword in investment circles
8A new report finds a technical potential of 2,058 GW of offshore wind resource capacity is accessible in U.S. waters using existing technology. This is equivalent to an energy output of 7,200 terawatt-hours per year -- enough to provide nearly double the total electric generation of the United States as of now. Currently, the US has around 23,000 MW of offshore project under development.
8Offshore wind costs are falling globally and it is likely that the European Union will meet its goal of a levelized cost of energy of $112/MWh by 2020.
8By Indian standards, these costs are still high but more cost savings likely on account of technological advances and digitization. Significant fall in offshore tariffs is likely beyond 2020.
8Offshore turbine sizes are getting larger and 10 MW units are likely to be in production soon
8What is more new floating offshore wind energy projects have shattered the myth that such units should be anchored to shallow waters
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Apr 17 : Offshore wind energy-IV: 2050 projects show offshore wind projects catching speed from 2025 onwards

 A new 50-year modeling exercise shows the relative capacity creation by different wind and solar energy sources in different regions of the world
8Onshore wind continues to dominate the space, but offshore wind picks up speed
8Projections show India's offshore wind energy contribution growing over the years, beginning from around 2025 onwards.
8Interestingly however, projections show offshore wind energy growth to be faster than onshore wind for India
8China clearly dominates the world 
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Apr 17 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply and Installation of Gravimetric feeder in place of existing volumetric feeder Details
8Supply and constructing 630 mtrs of Double Circuit and 120 mtrs of single circuit OH line & Associated works Details
8Supply of 2Nos. 275KVA, 11KV/315V Transformer for Dam Power House Details
8Construction of 220/132/33kV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis Details
8Tender for Providing Single Phase Connection to Various Consumer in Saubhagya Yojna Details
8Supply, Transportation & Spreading of Machine Crushed Rail Track Stone Ballast Details
8Construction of Sewage Treatment plant 6000 cum/day Details 
8Design, Manufacture, Supply, Erection, Commissioning & PG Test of Dust Extraction system Details 
8Supply of 66KV Grade XLPE Insulated Aluminium Conductor Power Cable of size 1Cx1000 sqmm Details
8Supply of 33KV XLPE Insulated Aluminium Conductor Power Cable of size 3Cx400 sqmm Details
8Laying, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Stolen/damaged 66 KV U/G Cable and Supply of cable accessories Details
8Tender for the Work of repair of faulty 33/22/11 kV CT’S & PT’S available at various 220/132 kV Substation Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for 400kV line Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for 500kV Bi-Pole HVDC line Details
8Tender for the Work of earth resistance measurement Details
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8UK joins International Solar Alliance to mark Narendra Modi visit. Details
8Income Tax authorities may seek more details from NuPower. Details
8S.African utility Eskom asks to recover $5.5 bln via higher tariffs. Details
8NCLT allows insolvency proceedings against Essar Power Jharkhand. Details
8With different ceiling rates, 7,670 MW solar projects on offer across India. Details
8Mahrashtra govt urged to appoint legal expert Details
8UDAY fails to charge up power distribution segment Details
8Westinghouse emerging from bankruptcy, capable of delivering India nuclear reactors: Rick Perry Details
8Spot power prices spurt on lower coal supplies Details
8Clean energy sector in a fix over GST rate on RECs Details
8Solar capacity addition to fall by 40% to about 4-4.5 GW in FY19: ICRA Details
8BEST's loss in distribution of power dips to 5% low in 4 years since 2014 Details
8NHPC's 50 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu synchronised with grid Details
8Green Energy Association to move SC against APTEL order on RECs Details
8German minister to carmakers: Invest in electric cars or lose out Details
8Siemens Gamesa to expand further in India despite tender troubles: CEO Markus Tacke Details
8Fortum gets contract to raise Finland's solar power capacity by 30 percent Details
8Madras HC vacates stay on safeguard duty for solar equipment imports Details
8Spending on European wind projects seen rising to $28.7 bln in 2018 Details
8Dutch energy company Eneco's CEO change angers works council Details
8Algeria's Sonatrach to invest in digital technology, solar power - CEO Details
8Coal block allocation: ED attaches Pushp Steel and Mining properties Details
8Polish coal miner PGG expects rise in 2018 capital spending Details
8China's thermal coal futures rally on tight import policy Details
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Apr 17 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Greenfield hydroelectric power station
8Project Cost: 2500 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is on the lookout for financial institutions for allocation of funds for the 300 MW greenfield hydroelectric power plant.  Package wise contracts are likely to come out. The project requirement are: tunnel loading machine, excavator, dozers, piles, penstock, surge shaft, pressure shaft, valve chamber, power-house complex and its auxiliaries, potyard, crushers, dumpers, batching plant, loaders, DG sets, compressors, ventilation blower, three Francis turbines, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected to be out in May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2024
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: Owner's installation of a flue-gas desulfurisation (FGD) unit in a 660 MW plant of its 1500 MW thermal power station is getting delayed because of issues with site survey activities. Further bid for supply of FGD is expected subsequently. The project requirement are: absorber system, gas to gas heat exchanger, piles, scaffolding, ladders, dozers, limestone silos, slurry tanks, booster fan, wet ball mills, slurry re-circulation pumps, bucket elevator, gypsum dehydration, stairways, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for supply of an FGD are expected to be out by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2017
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2021   
8Completion Date: Q2:2022
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8Project Name: Gas Based Power Station - R&M project
8Project Cost: 50 crores
8Project Description: Owner has re-scheduled its 25-day renovation and modernization of controls and instrumentation (C&I) works because in lack of preparation of NIT documents for its gas turbine in a 700 MW gas power station. The project requirement are: DDCMIS, analyzers, turbine governing system, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for R&M of C&I are expected by May 2018, instead of end of March 2018.
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Apr 16 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply cum Application of LRBM Insulation at Hot Air Duct and FG Duct Area Details
8Supply of Heavy Furnace Oil (HFO) to Thermal Power Stations Details
8Supply of Complete set of De-Superheater Details
8Supply of Ventilation Fan V-2 (Fan & motor) including installation, testing & commissioning at site of 3x210. MW TPS Details
8Rate contract for supply of Normal Disc and Antifog Long Rod Insulators of various types Details
8Supply of Miscellaneous Items for P.C. Piping, Boiler Non Pressure Parts, Furnace Bottom Ash Disposal system, Girth gear grease pumps & Ball Mill System of TPS Details
8Work of ARC of erection of 66kv feeder bay/TR bay, 66kV bus bar strengthening work & replacement of 132kV & 66kv Breaker under R&M Plan 2017-18 Details
8Tender for the supply of LMW Design 210 MW Turbine spares Details
8Work of ARC of erection of 66 kv feeder bay/TR bay, 66 kV bus bar strengthening work & replacement of 220 kV & 66 kv Breaker Details
8Tender for Operation and Maintenance of power houses Details
8Erection of 66 KV S/C H Frame Link Line With Panther Conductor Details
8Tender for the Routine maintenance work during outage & attending emergency breakdown work on various 400K Lines Details
8Tender for supply of Sulphuric Acid at TPP Details
8Supply of 3-Phase Polycarbonate Meter Box Details
8Supply of 1-Phase Polycarbonate Meter Box Details
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8ReNew Power slapped with Rs 110-million fine for delay in MP solar project Details
8Solar rooftop makers yet to get Centre’s Rs 200 crore subsidy Details
8MCA records reveal NuPower's valuation was Rs 700 cr at the time of Mauritius investment Details
8Tata Power Unit Eyes Solar Power Projects In Maharashtra Details
8UJALA van flagged off, to distribute LED bulbs in 404 villages Details
8Vedanta appoints Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan as CEO of Vedanta Details
8The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate assets has begun, to tide over bad loans crisis Details
8Suzlon commissions 626 MW wind power projects in FY'18 Details
8Om Metals bags order worth of Rs 1.57 bn from SJVN Details
8BHEL bags R&M order for ESP package at Ramagundam Super thermal power station Details
8EV charging stations don’t need separate license under Electricity Act: Power Ministry Details
8Suzlon retains market leadership as industry transitions Details
8Why availability of coal at plants has been hit, IIFL explains Details
8Bar raised higher for DVC Details
8Bangladesh wants to buy solar power from India Details
8PFC enters Waste-to-Energy' segment, lends Rs 290 cr to Bawana proj project Details
8Govt to auction 19 coal mines in June quarter, says coal secretary Details
8Why discoms need to go ‘smart’ to survive Details
8BHEL's solar plant stuck in limbo as MP govt keen to use site for events Details
8Pak inaugurates strategic Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in PoK Details
825 Megawatt waste-to-power plant to be constructed in Gurugram Details
8Not mandatory to appoint HC judge as SERC's head: Supreme Court Details
8Government extends phase-I of FAME India scheme for six months Details
8Italy's Eni defies sceptics, may up stake in nuclear fusion project Details
8Meghalaya CM Sangma meets Goyal, discusses coal mining ban issue Details
8Indonesia Q1 coal exports drop 9 pct year-on-year - energy ministry Details
8Ola plans to add 10,000 electric vehicles, mostly e-rickshaws in 12 months Details
8Two years after it was launched, the world’s first solar cooperative has transformed Gujarat’s Dhundi village Details
8Chinese scientists develop 3D conic device to increase solar-thermal conversion Details
8China interested in Pakistan’s hydel energy sector Details
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Apr 16 : Business opportunities coming in power sector

8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Station - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 500 crores
8Project Description: Owner is carrying out the feasibility report activities for installation of a Wet Flue Gas Desulphurisation (WFGD) Unit at its 1500 MW in the 4000 MW thermal power complex in order to comply with new environmental norms. The project requirement are: absorber system, gas to gas heat exchanger, piles, scaffolding, ladders, dozers, limestone silos, slurry tanks, booster fan, wet ball mills, slurry re-circulation pumps, bucket elevator, gypsum dehydration, stairways, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for installation of Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization Unit is expected by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Mar/2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 15 crores
8Project Description: Promoter has planned a 25-day scheduled annual maintenance of boiler, turbine and generator in the 600 MW of its 2000 MW  thermal power complex. The mandatory job includes acid cleaning of boiler, water tubes, boiler drum, dearator, checking and replacement of pressure parts of boiler, replacement of pipes in pent house, checking of bukstay links, replacement of seals, journal bearing and thrust bearing of the turbine and generator, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for required equipment are expected in June 2018.
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8Project Name: Brownfield Thermal Power Plant Expansion
8Project Cost: 5000 crores
8Project Description: Owner is getting delayed in awarding the LOA to the EPC contractor for a brownfield 800 MW super-critical plant at its thermal power station. The EPC contractor in turn will come out with RFQs  only after the LOA has been awarded. The project requirements are: steam turbine, boiler, hot air generator, coal handling plant, pulverizer, stacker-reclaimer, dozers, cranes, elevators, piles, ash handling plant, cooling tower, preheater, heat exchanger, chimney, water treatment plant, DM plant, fire fighting system,turbine oil purification system, switch-yard equipment, wagon tippler, conveyer belts, ESP, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works and transportation services are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: May/2015
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2023
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Apr 16 : Briefs

8A new renewable energy conference is coming up Click on Reports for more
8Clarifications issued saying charging stations to remain consumers and distributors of power Click on Reports for more
8Get the global index of clean energy investments Click on Reports for more
8Get a complete directory of global power plants here Click on Reports for more   Details

Apr 16 : New anti-pollution equipment: No one wants to take on the burden

States governments have rejected a suggestion that there should be no change in the Merit Order Dispatch system of power plants which have invested money in putting together new and expensive pollution control system
8A series of incentives are being sought to be provided to power plants investing in FDG units but none of have actually been notified yet
8One suggestion was that even if the tairff is higher, the MOD scheduling should not be disturbed, was not found feasible by state distribution utilities
8No one wants to take on the burden of the investments which will have to be made to install FDGs
8Who will eventually bell the cat remains a million dollar question
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Apr 16 : Power sector PSUs: Holding company mooted

A brainstorming report has come to the conclusion that there is a need for a holding company for public sector power companies
8The following major disadvantages have been identified for the current public sector model:
-- Risk averse hierarchical culture
-- Boards not steering long term growth path
-- Lack of accountability for non-performance
-- Slow to embrace new technology
-- Cumbersome procurement policy
8A set of radical suggestions has been made, including greater transparency and distribution of powers down the functional line of control
8Periodic performance benchmarking by independent agencies has been suggested
8Fast track promotion of star performers have been sought
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Apr 16 : Adani's Godda project: No need for it

Bangladesh needs to increase its electricity supply, but the proposed Adani Godda project does not seem to be the answer
8India is increasingly turning away from long-term thermal power purchase agreements and this project will lock in polluting power for Bangladesh for 25 years. That does not seem like a viable proposal
8The power tariff from the plant is way higher than Indian solar tariffs and NTPC's thermal power tariffs
8The plant will be operational only by 2022 by when the dynamics of the power industry can change dramatically
8Adani Power Ltd is in financial distress: the power plant may never be built and financial risk will flow to Bangladesh.
8Adani’s use of Australian coal for Godda is an attempt to prop up its stranded Carmichael project. Further importing coal into a coal mining area just does not make sense
8Adani already has a power plant in Mundra that is being sought to be sold under distress conditions
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Apr 16 : 1500 MW of solar power: Forecasting falls short

1500 MW of solar power is flowing out in stages from the Ananthapuramu solar park and the grid is struggling to absorb the power. There is some jurisdictional conflict as well. The forecasting, scheduling and balancing systems are still not available on the grid for a smooth transition. Click on Reports to know more
8The fact that projects are way off the mark is evident from the provisional shortfall and surplus of anticipated and actual consumption of power in March
8When estimates are at variance from what is actual, the impact of the grid can be unwholesome when variable renewable energy is injected into the paradigm
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Apr 16 : Indian energy sector: Where will the investment go?

The Indian energy market is a tight ship.
8Even though the Indian energy sector seems to hold out the biggest opportunity in the world today, nvestments when made will have to be carefully thought through The sector is changing at a dramatic pace and there is a high price to pay for any mis-steps.
8What are the major investment themes running through the sector as of now?
8What are the enabling factors which are required to be put in place for investments to ratchet up?
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Apr 13 : Business opportunities ahead in power sector

8Project Name: Thermal Power Station Project
8Project Cost: 5000 crores
8Project Description: Owner plans to set up a 660 MW replacement super-critical thermal power complex to be located in the existing premises of old Thermal Power Station has been delayed due to environment permission issues. Further RFQs are expected subsequently. The project requirements are: pulverized boiler, steam turbine, generator, cooling tower, coal handling plant, ash handling plant, chimney, heat exchanger, preheater, ventilation system, water treatment plant, scaffolding, dozers, cranes, stacker-reclaimer, ESP, switchyard equipment, transformer, fire protection system, FGD, NOx controller, tanks, silos, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contractor is expected to be floated by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2023
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 500 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is undertaking survey works for preparation of a feasibility report for installation of a flue gas desulphurisation unit (FGD) in 300 MW of its 750 MW thermal power plant. Further RFQs are expected after preparation of the feasibility report. The major requirements are: absorber system, gas to gas heat exchanger, piles, scaffolding, ladders, dozers, limestone silos, slurry tanks, booster fan, wet ball mills, slurry re-circulation pumps, bucket elevator, gypsum dehydration, stairways, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs supply, installation, erection and commissioning of FGD works are expected by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2017
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2022
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8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 20 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 25-day capital overhaul in 250 MW of its 3000 MW thermal power plant. The mandatory work includes replacement of boiler pressure parts, water tubes, replacement of pipes in pent house, turbine casing, checking and cleaning of condensate pumps, air preheater guide bearing replacement, checking of nozzles of coal burner and do proper lubrication, damper checking and replacement, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for required equipment are expected in mid - May 2018.
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Apr 13 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of 3 Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Details
8Tender for the Procurement of supporting pipe assembly for Air-pre heater casing at TPS Details
8Laying of tower foundations, Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with Earth wire for 66 KV line Details
8Tender for Replacement of 220 kV DC tower Details
8Annual Repair and Maintenance of Electrical Installation, HT/LT distribution and transmission lines and operation of DG Sets Details
8Tender for the work of Routine and breakdown maintenance of conveyor system of CHP Details
8Fabrication of various line materials such as cross arms, clamps etc Details
8Tender for supply of M.S. Steel (M.S.Angles & M.S. Round) Details
8Tender for manufacture, testing, supply and delivery of 11KV XLPE cable Details
8Tender for replacement of LT Bare conductor to AB XLPE Cable Details
8Tender for the Augmentation of 220 KV substation by providing additional 100 MVA 220/33 KV Transformer Details
8ARC for Operation & Maintenance of AC Plants, Evaporating Cooling Plant and Ventilation System of 2×300 MW TPP Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for maintenance of electrical equipments of TPS Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Nigeria's Power Sector Still Attractive to International Investors, Fashola Claims Details
8CBM extraction by Coal India opens possibilities for private sector Details
8Havells likely to witness moderate upside: Akash Jain Details
8India Inc announces M&A deals worth $18.53 billion in January-March: Report Details
8World’s 1st Renewable Mini-Grid Industry Association Established in Africa Details
8Mining Billionaire Backs Outback Gas Pipeline to Ease Power Woes Details
8Mudasarlova to have floating solar power plant Details
8Vice-President pitches for renewable energy Details
8Sterling and Wilson Announces Its Foray into Hybrid Power Plants and Energy Storage Solutions; Aims 1GWh of Installations Globally Details
8Power Ministry offers to supply e-cars to central government departments Details
8EDF Energy becomes second UK firm to raise energy prices on higher costs Details
8Industrial production grows 7.1 per cent in Feb on manufacturing boost Details
8CII helping Indian Railways save Rs 10 crore annually on energy conservation Details
8Australia's AGL to host coal-to-liquid hydrogen export trial for Japan's Kawasaki Details
8India’s first filament bulb-free village panchayat at Pilicode in Kerala Details
8This road is so smart it can charge a car Details
8Siemens Gamesa seeks second wind by targeting bigger markets Details
8Surat becomes India's top renewable energy producer across cities Details
8Renewable energy: Common bidding for projects not likely soon in India, says Siemens Details
8Deepak Kochhar’s NuPower seeks more time to explain Mauritius links Details
8At firms linked to Deepak Kochhar, loans rose and revenue fell in FY15-17 Details
8China's March coal imports rise as utilities boost buying to replenish stockpiles Details
8Coal India plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in Coal Bed Methane projects Details
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Apr 12 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Construction of 220 KV GIS Substation Details
8Manufacture, inspection, testing, supply and delivery of 27.72KL of EHV grade transformer oil Details
8Supply of LT XLPE Cables (Un armoured) for DDUGJY Details
8Work contract for annual maintenance of 220/132/110KV Transmission Lines Details
8Tender for Supply of LED post top lanteren, Bollard, GI Pipe and cable for yard lighting works Details
8Construction of 2*10 MVAR Capacitor Bank foundation at 132 KV Substation Details
8Design, manufacturing, testing and supply of Single circuit rewirable, extended type porcelain Kit Kat Fuse Units Details
8Tender for supply of 2.5 sqmm Single core PVC insulated, PVC sheathed cable with stranded aluminium conductor Details
8Tender for supply of Single core Unarmoured PVC insulated, PVC sheathed cable with stranded aluminium conductor Details
8Renovation of cable trenches and re-metalling of 66KV & Capacitor bank switchyard at 220KV Substation Details
8Tender for the Deployment of Pay loaders for coal filling into hoppers at TPS Details
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8India fulfils the resolution of global partnerships Details
8After mostly subdued FY18 output, FY19 could be better for Coal India Details
8Vedanta reports strong production for domestic zinc and aluminum businesses in FY18 Details
8Government gives approval for India-ISA Headquarters Agreement Details
8China doing much more than India to tap resource-rich African continent: Zambia’s energy minister Details
8What should investors look for in the March quarter results? Details
8GAIL to import only half of US LNG into India Details
8Govt invites expression of interest for 1 GW offshore wind energy project Details
8Thailand plans to increase coal use in power generation - minister Details
8Union cabinet simplifies CBM exploration from Coal India blocks Details
8Greek power grid launches international tender for Crete link project Details
8Bajaj Electricals wins Rs 2,389 crore order from UP power discom Details
8GE Power completes NTPC's first WFGD unit at Vindhyachal plant Details
8Power companies seek more time for debt resolution of stressed assets Details
8Power purchase scheme for 2,500 Megawatt capacity only a partial relief: ICRA Details
8Kerala pursuing hydro, wind and solar power projects to cut costs Details
8EDP bullish on U.S. renewable power despite Trump's support for coal Details
8Hyderabad can generate 1,730 Mw rooftop solar power: Study Details
8Decoding the link between NuPower's largest shareholder and Panama papers Details
8Atria Power plans $500 million dollar bond sale Details
8Meja thermal power unit facing teething trouble Details
8GE Signed a Large Supply Agreement for Jenbacher Gas Engines in Russia Details
8Mumbai Metro to run on power produced by Vikharan solar power plant Details
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Apr 12 : 1000 MW offshore wind tender finally out-III: Why it makes sense for Indian energy companies to jump in

 The clean energy narrative continues to change contours every now and then.
8Till sometime ago, a diversification away from dirty fuels to clearer energy was stated to be an imperative for the  energy industry but on account of rising demand for fossil fuels, higher oil prices and an uptick on coal production and trade, as well as the ascent of President Trump, the green drive has been put on the backburner.
8Eventually however, for energy companies, particularly oil & gas and thermal power companies, given the compulsions of global warming and the determined effort towards decarbonization, there must always be a lookout for greener assets.
8In this context, the website is of the view that for large Indian oil & gas companies, exploring the possibility of setting up offshore wind projects seems like a good entry point for some of them. Some of our companies such as RIL and ONGC operate in and around potential sites for offshore wind power assets. The deployment challenges are also similar for oil & gas as well as offshore wind assets. 
8The investment size is large and so is the green windfall.
8Such investments will also be a good fit for NTPC or a consortium of public sector power companies.
8The website carries here a full set of templates for an offshore wind farm in India.
8There are no doubt some uncertainties in building such wind farms in India.
8Estimating the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) of an offshore wind farm as well as related economic metrics such as net present value (NPV) or internal rate of return (IRR) will be a challenge due to the range of technical and economic factors in play and their associated uncertainties.
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Apr 12 : 1000 MW offshore wind tender finally out-II: Get the feasibility report here

 The website carries here a tentative feasibility report for an offshore wind project in the West Coast of India
8The capacity being talked about in the report is up to 500 MW whereas the offshore tender out today is for 1000 MW
8Three wind turbine generator sizes of 4 MW, 6 MW and 10 MW have been considered in the modeling exercise in the feasibility report.
8The use of O&M strategy is based on work boat access.
8All kinds of cost estimates are available including possible generator models
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Apr 12 : 1000 MW offshore wind tender finally out-I: Gujarat Coast will be the first location

The government has taken the leap of faith and called for a 1000 MW offshore wind energy project in Gulf of Khambat, off the coast of Gujarat.
8The proposed area is located 23-40 km seaward side from Pipavav port.
8The plans are to install at least 5 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2022.
8Areas off the coasts of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are two identified areas for development of offshore wind power.
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Apr 12 : Business opportunities coming head in power sector

8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Plant - Annual Maintenance Contractor
8Project Cost: 0.50 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning to come out with a bid for an annual maintenance contractor for electrical and switchyard equipment for a 2100 MW supercritical thermal power station. Further RFQs are expected soon subsequently.
8Project Event: RFQs for an annual maintenance contractor of electrical and switchyard equipment are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Oct/2018
8Completion Date: Oct/2019
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 1000 crores
8Project Description: The developer is planning the installation of a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) plant in its 2000 MW thermal power complex. Owner is expected to come out with a bid for FGD works subsequently after getting approval from headquarters. The major requirements are: absorber system, gas to gas heat exchanger, piles, scaffolding, ladders, dozers, limestone silos, slurry tanks, booster fan, wet ball mills, slurry re-circulation pumps, bucket elevator, gypsum dehydration, stairways, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for supply, installation, erection and commissioning of FGD works are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2021
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8Project Name: Procurement of Short Lead Equipment in hydro power station
8Project Cost: 12 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to procure and install short lead equipment in the currently running 600 MW hydro power station. The major requirements are: air filters, nozzles, butterfly valves, flapper valves, drainage pump, blades of runner, pipes, among others. Further bid are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFQs for required equipment are expected by end of April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 28/Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Q4:2018
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Contacts are an important tool in the hands of a business development manager. We put in great efforts to get you validated telephone numbers of departmental heads within the power industry.
8A general manager (maintenance) has been posted to a major thermal power station.   Details

Apr 11 : Business opportunities coming ahead in power sector

8Project Name: Absorber System Package in Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: 600 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to install an absorber system package in the 1200 MW out of the 3500 MW thermal power complex.  Further RFQs are expected subsequently. The project requirements are: absorber limestone slurry re-circulation pumps, absorber oxidation air blowers, absorber tank slurry agitators, mist eliminator, silos, scaffolding, piles, elevators, water distribution systems, hand railing and fittings, slurry tanks, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for absorber system package are expected in May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Q3:2019
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 1500 crores
8Project Description: Owner is at the final stage of forest clearance for a 100 MW greenfield hydroelectric plant. The project is getting delayed on lack of the forest clearance. Further RFQs are expected in package wise mode shortly. The project requirements are: civil works, tunnel boring machine, elevators, diversion tunnel, coffer dam, generator, powerhouse equipment, hydro-mechanical equipment, cranes, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil and infrastructure package is expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 25 crores
8Project Description: The developer has planned a 25-day scheduled annual maintenance in 900 MW thermal power plant. The mandatory job includes acid cleaning of boiler, water tubes, boiler drum, dearator, checking and replacement of pressure parts of boiler, inspection of wind box supports and its expansion joints, journal bearing and thrust bearing of turbine, replacement of pipes,among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment required is expected by second week of May 2018.
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Contacts are an important tool in the hands of a business development manager. We put in great efforts to get you validated telephone numbers of departmental heads within the power industry.
8A general manager has been promoted as Executive Director and has been shifted to a major thermal power station.   Details

Apr 11 : MicroGrid solutions for E&P projects: We can provide the right database

MicroGrids  can be modeled as efficient power supply solutions for remote mining locations which are not grid connected and are already working on diesel generations sets.
8There are a few variables to the power solutions case and the highest return comes from a Gen Set + Battery Energy Storage System (BESS, followed by a Gen Set + Solar, or a Gen Set + Solar + BESS system.
8These models are best applicable for mining locations, particularly in the oil & gas assets which are not grid connected or where grid connection is not working properly.
8We are the only company in the country capable of doing a detailed mapping of off-grid oil & gas projects E&P in India, complete with utility matrices and all aligned E&P data, given out already existing knowledge base and out unique online project monitoring software.
8We have a deep understanding of the petroleum sector (please see our sister site www.indianpetroplus.com )
8Out contacts and out analysts (all of which are engineers) in the industry allows us to build such a database quickly and accurately.
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Apr 11 : Coal India: Only time will tell whether it can deliver or not

How is Coal India Ltd going to fare going ahead?
8The company reported a 9.4% production growth and 5.5% offtake growth YoY in March 2018.
8Production jumped significantly in March this year in relation to the scanty 1-2% growth seen in the previous months of the year.
8Offtake growth remained strong at 5.5%, due to higher coal demand and falling hydro power PLFs during the month.
8Additionally, FY18 growth stood at 2.4% for production and 6.9% for offtake. Production growth was lower than offtake as CIL was depleting its stocks estimated at 50MMT.
8With stable power demand growth (5%-6%), coal production growth will have to go up, given the depleting stocks.
8While March production growth was encouraging, data for the next few months will have to be analyzed to see whether growth is going to be sustainable.
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Apr 11 : Thermal performance buoyant but hydel posts weak results

Power Generation during Q4FY18 increased by 3.9% yoy
8Coal based generation improved by 5.1%  while nuclear power output went up by 6.0%
8The point to note however is that hydro generation declined by 8.4%. Decline in the Hydro segment's generation was primarily due to low water levels across the reservoirs (following poor rainfall) and lower snow fall during Q4FY18.
8Gas power output stayed flat
8Average spot rate on the exchanges improved by 56.8% yoy to Rs4.0/unit during Q4FY18.
8Coal dispatches to the Power sector improved by 11.4% yoy
8All this means that NTPC and other thermal generators are likely to post better performance while NHPC will exude weaker fundamentals
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Apr 11 : Our Briefs

8Find out the weighted average entitlements of utilities for March on CS stations based on government orders as well as details of intra-regional bilateral exchanges
8The implementation of the GST has not seen any dramatic change in market shares of companies in the electrical cable busines. Quite clearly, the shift seems to be happening much slower than anticipated - only a few leading companies in the cables & wires industry are seeing such a shift, albeit only marginally. The primary reasons for this is the delay in the implementation of E-Way bill. But the equation is expected to change in the months ahead.
8The cement industry is a big consumer of power. There is an increasing requirement for the industry to adhere to a transition plan leading to a low carbon paradigm. How will the industry move from here onwards? Find out more
8Summer load shedding to go in Bangladesh.
8Business development opportunities have come up in a series of coal mining and coal washery projects.   Details

Apr 11 : New power modeling: Coal capacity in India to go up till 2030

What is the global country-wise projection of coal fired generation capacity increase or decrease until the year 2030.
8Fresh research has shown that capacity will continue to rise in India and China while the rest of the world will witness a decline
8Find out the quantum of increase projected for India, using new modeling equations and data
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Apr 11 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Repair of Generator air coolers & Lubrication Oil coolers for Hydro machines Details
8Tender for the work of Supply, drawing,testing and commissioning 1.7 Km HT line Details
8Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract including integration to the Grid for 8MW Capacity Wind Power Project with its comprehensive Operation and Maintenance for three years Details
8Overhaul of ID fans during annual overhaul Details
8Routine/preventive/breakdown maintenance of HM structure equipments of barrage and silt ejector of Power Station Details
8Construction of Boulder wire crates/check dams above TRT Outfall area of Power Station Details
8Supply of 63 MT 16mm MS rods for IPDS works Details
8Tender for Increasing capacity of (1*40+1*63 MVA to 2*63 MVA) and related work at 132 KV substation Details
8Tender for the Work of Additional 1X200MVA, 220/132 kV ICT along with HV & LV bays at 220kV Sub-station Details
8Overhauling of 400KV & 245KV CGL Make Circuit Breakers Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of protection relays (27 Nos.) Details
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8GUVNL's Indian Energy Exchange power purchase up 900%. Details
8CII calls for competitive power tariff. Details
8ANALYSIS-Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia Details
8Amreli Steels shelves plan for joint venture with Chinese firm Details
8NuPower issue: Integrity clause shields govt projects from private sector impropriety Details
8How India can end energy poverty by 2040 Details
8Coal Dead? Peak Oil Demand? Five Takes on Fossil Fuels' Future Details
8Power cuts looming, farmers in Maharashtra prepare for the worst Details
8China utilities plan new coal import price index to curb volatility Details
8Turkey aims to hold tenders for at least 5 mines in 2018 -energy undersecretary Details
8JSW Steel, AION get creditors' nod for Monnet Ispat takeover Details
8Italy's Eni targets 2 million French gas and power clients by 2021 Details
8Mumbai discoms gear up for scorching summer, expect 10% rise in peak power demand Details
8Visibility over resolution of stressed thermal capacity remains weak: ICRA Details
8Vattenfall installs first 8.8 Megawatt wind power turbine off Scotland Details
8China coal imports to fall this year amid concerns about curbs Details
8Norway's Statkraft enters Spain's power market with 170 MW solar power deal Details
8World's largest solar park to come up in Gujarat: CM Vijay Rupani Details
8Pune airport to switch over to solar power by April 30 Details
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Apr 10 : Business development opportunities in the power sector

8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: Owner has passed the initial stage of the forest clearance for a 54 MW greenfield hydel power project. The project is getting delayed due to lack of allocation of funds. Further RFQs in package-wise are expected subsequently. The project requirements are: civil works, tunnel boring machine, elevators, diversion tunnel, coffer dam, generator, powerhouse equipment, hydro-mechanical equipment, cranes, among others
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q4:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Project Name: Site Levelling and Infra Works Package in Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: 80 crores
8Project Description: The promoter's site leveling and civil infra works package for the 700 MW thermal power plant is getting delayed because approval from the owner's headquarter is taking time. Further RFQs are expected soon. The requirements are: scaffolding, elevators, dozers, piles, cranes, boring machine, building supports,among others.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 16/Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Q1:2019
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 3400 crores
8Project Description: Owner is undertaking site survey activities at its 430 MW hydro electric power project. Further RFQs are expected soon. The requirements are: civil works, tunnel boring machine, elevators, diversion tunnel, coffer dam, generator, powerhouse equipment, hydro-mechanical equipment, cranes, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for consultancy services for DPR preparation are expected by mid of April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2017
8RFQ Date: 15/Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2025
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Apr 10 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Operation & Maintenance of 132 KV Sub-Station Details
8Tender for the work of replacement of Old Pilot Wire Protection with Latest Numerical Line Differential Relay Details
8Supply of Flue Gas Oxygen Analyser and Spares Details
8Supply of ERW Pipes & GI Pipes Details
8Supply of ERW MS Pipes for fire fighting System Details
8Tender for the Dredging work in Overflow Lagoon of Ash Dykes Details
8Supply, Erection and Commissioning 05 No. Screw Compressors and 03 No. Air Driers along with Associated Piping and other works Details
8Supply, Erection and Commissioning of HVAC System and Related Piping work Details
8Providing electricity connections to un-electrified households and LT Line extension in rural areas under SAUBHAGYA on Turnkey Basis Details
8Tender for the Supply of various sizes of HAG, HAD, CAG and CAD hastelloy C-276 seal shims for HP 803 Bowl Mills Details
8Tender for Procurement of Various sizes of Fabricated Alloy steel plate Details
8Tender for the Supply of Muff Couplings suitable for BHEL make Cooling water pumps Details
8Tender for the work of Providing & Fixing of Copper Earth Bond for Various 132 kV EHV Transmission Line Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Japan energy panel sees role for nuclear in 2050 emissions targets Details
8ContourGlobal Seeks Brazil Power Deals But Not Engie Coal Plants Details
8Global push lands Indian steel sector on growth trajectory Details
8Coal stock running low, Maharashtra set to face a ‘powerless’ summer Details
8Difference in tariff rates due to two-part tariff system-PSPCL Details
8Private companies to install solar panels on water bodies, dams in Maharashtra Details
8BSES Rajdhani ties up with EESL to develop energy efficient technologies Details
8Bangladesh, India sign 130km oil pipeline deal Details
8L&T files objections to Tata Steel’s Bhushan Steel bid Details
8Mahindra Electric ties up with Zoomcar to offer 100 EVs in Delhi Details
8India to host the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Details
8Power sourcing cost for industries in Odisha to rise in future: Study Details
8Power Grid Corp of India: present perfect, future tense Details
8PTC India Financial to consolidate renewable business Details
8Power ministry unveils scheme to help 2,500 MW stranded thermal plants Details
8Bhel could see 75% growth in revenues in Q3 and Q4:Former CMD Details
8Big hike likely in pay scales of coal India's 17,000-odd executives Details
8Coal mining company considers restructuring, bankruptcy protection Details
8France's EDF March nuclear power production up 4.1 percent Details
8Electric Vehicles charging hiccup: Private stations can not sell electricity Details
8JSPL hopes to achieve 85% capacity utilisation at Angul plant in 3-4 months Details
8Solar power plant boost for National Cancer Institute in Maharashtra Details
8Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy' Details
8Imported solar power equipment will not attract customs duty Details
8PGCIL bags consultancy contract from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Details
 
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Apr 09 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for the Supply of 66 KV Control & Relay Panels Details
8Implementation of Substation Automation Systen (SAS) at 400 KV Non-SAS Substation Details
8Tender for Supply of MS Pipes (350 NB) for AHP Details
8Tender for the work of Fabrication & Renewal of 1600NB Condenser cooling water outlet bend Details
8Tender for the Supply of Spares for Booster Pumps of the Motor driven and Turbine Driven Boiler Feed Pumps Details
8R&M Works of Operation and routine maintenance of HM components of Power Station Details
8R&M of Mechanical Workshop and Operation of Cranes Details
8Tender for the work of Running and Maintenance of all electrical installation system of Power House Details
8Break down/preventive mtc. & Overhauling of Dm Plants, Dg Sets, Compressors, Hydrogen Gas Plants, Fire Protection System And other Allied Mechanical Auxiliaries at TPS Details
8Tender for the work of Creation of 1No. 132 KV Bay at 132 KV Substation Details
8Tender for the supply of LMW Design 210 MW Turbine spares Details
8Tender for Procurement of Compact substation Details
8Tender for Conducting Tube Thickness Survey in Boiler first pass & inter pass And Associated works at TPS Details
8Annual Rate Contract for diff. Repairing and Maintenance jobs at TPS Details
8Tender for the Supply of Transmission Line Towers & Substation Structures Details
8Supply & ETC for Diversion of 66KV Line Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Big infra projects held up at various stages. Details
8T.N. power sector ready to face the heat Details
8Power out! Narendra Modi government’s UDAY obligations start to bite into states’ finances Details
8Govt to notify tender rules for solar power plants in 7 days Details
8Power to people: Discoms to pay for unplanned outages, says RK Singh Details
8NLC India Ltd posts yet another record performance in FY 2017-18 Details
8SBI, PNB put 15 NPAs worth Rs 1,063 cr for sale Details
8With New RBI Norms, Power Sector May Identify Additional Rs 1.75 Lakh Crore of NPAs Details
8Reliance Infra beats L&T, others to win Koodankulam SSC contract Details
8Will achieve 100GW solar target ahead of 2022: Harsh Vardhan Details
8Chanda learned of Dhoot joining NuPower board after his exit: Spouse Details
8JSPL sees domestic steel production rise 38% yoy in Q4 Details
8Coal shortage at power plants may push up spot prices in summer Details
8Four Years on, Piyush Goyal is Struggling to Wean India off Imported Coal Details
8Bank silent on Deepak Kochhar’s dealings with Videocon’s Dhoot Details
8Norway fund should be able to invest in unlisted renewables -ruling party Details
8Ukraine's DTEK, China's CMEC to build one of Europe's largest solar projects Details
8Shimla gets its first grid-connected solar power plant of 35 Kilowatt capacity Details
8Apple says repeal of U.S. EPA carbon plan would threaten investments Details
8Coal India talks with union leaders on private mining fail Details
8Coal India's production capacity to get a 100 million tonne boost Details
8Eastern power plants get boost for coal transportation by South Eastern Railway Details
8RS 2,000 crore loan default: NCLT appoints IRP for East Coast Energy Details
8India to attract Rs 11,55,652 crore investment in power generation through 2022 Details
8SBI to invest Rs 8,000 crore in 900 Mw hydro power project in Nepal Details
8No power in PMC’s 25 bio-gas plants Details
8Power rate hike in open market to push PSPCL's purchase bill Details
8Reliance Energy geared to meet Mumbai power demand with PPAs Details
8PM Modi to flag off first 12,000 HP electric locomotive from Madhepura Details
8BBMB surpasses CEA's power generation target by 16 per cent Details
8India's hydro power generation grew 3 per cent last financial year Details
8With an eye on debt, Tata Sons set to discuss M&A plans of group companies Details
8Sterlite Power's OPGW facility receives 17025: 2005 accreditation by NABL Details
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Apr 09 : Business development opportunities in the power sector

8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 20000 crores
8Project Description: The EPC contractor has been given NOA  for replacement of the old units with a new super-critical complex. Preparation of NIT for civil works is underway.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil works is expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Nov/2017
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 2500 crores
8Project Description: Owner has currently applied for stage-I forest clearance for greenfield hydroelectric power station. Land acquisition is getting hampered due to delay in obtaining forest clearance. Further package-wise RFQs are expected.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2014
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Aug/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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8Project Name:Thermal Power Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 20 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 21-day scheduled annual maintenance of boiler parts and its auxiliaries in in one unit of an existing power complex. The mandatory job includes acid cleaning of boiler, water tubes, boiler drum, dearator, checking and replacement of pressure parts of boiler, replacement of pipes in pent house, checking of bukstay links, removal and refitting of the burner outer, inner and side casings, replacement of seals, replacement of guide bearing, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by third week of April 2018.
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Business opportunity for Solar Power Developers: RfS coming ahead for a major solar-cum-wind plant
8
A state based renewable sector company is planning to establish a solar park of capacity 160 MW capacity.
8 RFS bidding is expected to take place by Q3 2018
8 The owner shall come out with technical bid and financial bid after RfS bid.
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Apr 09 : Our Briefs

8Know the unit-wise annual generation programme for the power sector in 2018-19. Click on Reports for more
8The bidding document is out for power generators for auctioning of 2500 MW of power for a period of three years. The bidding is open for those who have capacities but do not have confirmed PPAs. Click on Reports for more 
8A state sector power distribution company has been accused of poor PPA management that lead to avoidable expenditure of a massive Rs 371 crore Click on Reports for more
8Indonesian coal price slides as Chinese demand wanes Click on Reports for more
8Details of Solar Power Projects allotted under 860 MW capacity Talukuwaru tender Click on Reports for more
8Enel, through its Indian renewable subsidiary BLP Energy Private Limited (“BLP Energy”), has won its first ever renewable energy tender in the country with the awarding of the right to sign a 25-year energy supply contract for a 285 MW wind farm in the State of Gujarat. Click on Reports for more
8Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invests an extra $247 million in ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Click on Reports for more
8Find out what Advanced Ultra Power Transmission Consultancy is up to in India. Get a detailed list of contracts it has been awarded recently. Click on Reports for more
8The website carries here a list of captive power business development opportunities now coming up. Click on Reports for more   Details

Apr 09 : Renewable data: Valuable insights

Get global renewable data statistics on hydropower, onland and offshore wind, pump storage, solar, bioenergy, municipal renewables, other solid and liquid biofuels, biogas, geothermal and offgrid facilities in the world
8The data is split up country-wise
8An interesting amount of data is available on India too, all collated in one place
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Apr 09 : Discom losses: Sticky downwards from here on

Discom losses are coming down after UDAY but there are hurdles ahead
8States are yet to dispense with the requisite quantum of subsidies
8Even as losses are coming down on one sides, now schemes are raising costs on the other
8While distribution losses have come down, they are now become increasingly sticky.
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Apr 09 : Solar module industry: Lots of uncertainties

The solar module industry in India faces a high competitive intensity.
8Nonetheless, an increase in the price levels of PV modules internationally in last six month period, coupled with an import duty (7.5%) on modules since October 2017 are benefiting the Indian industry.
8While the provisional safeguard duty as proposed by Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) is yet to be notified, companies may benefit through better competitiveness against the imported panels post implementation of such duty given that it  is applicable both on solar cells and the panels.
8Nonetheless, both the timelines and quantum of safeguard duty still remain uncertain.
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Apr 09 : Mini-Grids in India: Headwinds

Can mini-grids can be a solution for the base of the pyramid (BoP) market in India?
8What are the challenges faced in deploying mini-grids?
8Interventions to support the mini-grid deployment are also discussed.
8Mini-grids are no doubt targeting the BoP market but the business is not attractive in profitability terms and requires financial support.
8Lack of regulatory clarity and non-coordinated policies affect the financial viability of projects, which requires careful support.
8Mini-grid electrification has not been embedded in the rural development agenda and hence they have not contributed significantly to livelihood generation.
8Careful realignment of policies, regulatory frameworks and support systems can better support mini-grid deployment in India.
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Apr 09 : Latest renewable investment trends: Lessons for India

What are the latest trends in renewable energy investments?
8What is likely ahead as 2018 courses on?
8Even as renewable auctions bring about record low tariffs, the sector as a whole faces headwinds
8The withdrawal of price support or subsidies seems to be hitting the industry in more than one ways
8The sector is now increasingly being dominated by big industrial players, utilities and institutional investors. 
8Get to know what kind of asset classes are more in demand and what kind of funding and refinancing patterns are finally emerging
8What kind of R&D is taking place and what kind of funding allocations are being made?
8Keep in touch with the latest global advances on this front
8What is happening globally will happen in India too
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Apr 06 : Reliance Power: Many risks

Reliance Power continues to be mired in a lot of litigation, some of which may or may not be in favour of the company.
8Some of its schemes too are fraught with uncertainty, including the plan to deploy spare equipment from India for a 750 MW gas based plant in Samalkot. It is not known whether 8Bangaldesh can absorb expensive gas based power when India cannot.
8Its 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant is operating only at moderate PLF levels.
8Cash flow mismatches can sink the company still
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Apr 06 : Generators allowed flexibility to procure renewable power, pocket profit

Any thermal power generation company is now being given the flexibility to procure renewable power to meet their generation obligations.
8They will be given the freedom to procure power from anywhere in the country for this purpose
8Once the schedule for the next day is received, the thermal generator will have the flexibility to procure power to meet this commitment
8Since renewable power can be cheaper sometimes, the generator can stand to gain by backing down his own supply and procurement renewable power instead
8The benefit will be shared between the generator and the discom in equal proportion
8There are some caveats however to this new dispensation
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Apr 06 : Coal supply: Improving but is that enough?

What steps is the government taking to augment coal supply to power plants in India
8Two government committees are monitoring supplies.
8There are several other measures are in place
8The supply situation is improving
8But will all of this be enough
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Apr 06 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of Copper Rewinding Wires Details
8Tender for manufacture, testing, supply and delivery of 33 KV SCADA Compatible Individual Transformer Control & Relay Panel with Differential protection Details
8Tender for the work of construction of 33KV 10MVAR Capacitor bank at 220KV Substation Details
8Tender for Annual Rate Contract for the work of overhauling & repairing of 11/22/33 KV Circuit Breakers Details
8Balance Work of Offsite Area Civil Works Package for Super Thermal Power Project Details
8R&M Work of coal conveying system at TPP Details
8Tender for Residual Life Assessment / Life Extension Study Of Power House (4X9MW) Details
8Tender for the Attending Preventive/break down works in ACW pumps, SWB pumps & AWS pumps etc at TPS Details
8Tender for the Routine Maintenance works on Turbine lube oil system, centrifuge system, duplex filters, EOT cranes, CRH & AS valves actuators Details
8Procurement of ISI Marked LT AC 3Ph 4W CT operated, DT Energy Meters Details
8Tender for Attending preventive maintenance and breakdown works etc. in air compressors Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Union Government launches UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring. Details
 
8China earmarks $1B solar project in Turkey. Details
 
8AC Energy eyes power portfolio topping 5 GW Details
 
8Brazil's SteelCons wins 270 MW of solar in latest auction - report Details
 
8Brazil awards 806MW of solar with its lowest ever tariff in latest auction Details
 
8Duty on China imports, GST slow down India's solar additions: UN report Details
 
8Telangana to spend Rs 38k cr for three power projects Details
 
8TSGENCO MD credits 24/7 power for farmers to KCR Details
 
8China leads global solar energy investment as US, Europe lag Details
 
8Tata power launches IoT-based consumer substation in Mumbai Details
 
8After the storm of 2017, India’s wind power sector is settling down Details
 
8Himachal hydro project generating power costlier than market rate: CAG Details
 
8IEF meet cements India’s pole position in global energy map Details
 
8Gencos Move CERC to Pass on Costs Details
 
8Tanzania launches 240 MW power plant in bid to ease shortages Details
 
8Waste-to-energy plant work at Moshi depot to begin in May Details
 
8Marginal rise in wind tariffs in latest 2,000 Megawatt SECI auction Details
 
8Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity-UN Details
 
8Singapore's GIC says to raise investment in Indian renewable firm Greenko Details
 
8India Yamaha Motor sets up 1,100 KW solar plant at TN unit Details
 
87 power dept offices in N Goa, 6 in S Goa to run on solar energy Details
 
8Govt may revise coal production target of 1 bn tonnes set for 2020 Details
 
8Coal India may hike salaries of executives in 2 months at Rs 1,000 cr cost Details
 
8SCCL aims to achieve 68 million tonne coal production in FY 2019 Details
 
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Apr 06 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 10000 crores
8Project Description: The EPC contractor for a 1600 MW greenfield super-critical thermal power plant is looking for suppliers. 
8Project Event: RFQs for raw water system package are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2015
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2023
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8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Plant - AMC Contractor
8Project Cost: 0.50 crores
8Project Description: The owner will come out with an annual maintenance contract (AMC) for a 1200 MW thermal power station. Further RFQs are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs of an AMC for electrical maintenance of the switch-yard area are expected by mid of April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 18/Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Sep/2018
8Completion Date: Dec/2019
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Dismantling
8Project Cost: 200 crores
8Project Description: The developer is to submit a closure report to the CEA for a 120 MW coal based thermal power plant. The dismantling process is getting delayed. Further RFQs for demolition services are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFQ for dismantling services of various equipment is expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Project - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 1000 crores
8Project Description: The owner is carrying out detailed engineering activities for installation of three WFGDs at it's 2400 MW super-critical thermal power complex in order to comply with new environmental norms. Further RFQs for WFGDs are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for supply of WFGDs are expected to be out by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: The developer is going on with evaluation of bids of an FGD in its 600 MW of thermal power capacity out of the 1000 MW thermal power plant. The consultant will carry out the site survey and document the specifications needed for the installation of an FGD. The owner will come out with an EOI for an FGD subsequently.
8Project Event: RFQ for installation of Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant is expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 5000 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 800 MW greenfield thermal power project is getting delayed on account on account of lack of coal linkage. Further RFQs are expected soon.
 
8The major equipment required will be a steam generator and its auxiliaries, steam turbine, CFBC boiler, water cooled condenser, vacuum pumps, boiler feed pumps and its drives, feed pump motor, deaerating heater and closed heaters, condensate extraction pumps, suction basket strainer, furnace system, Furnace Chamber, bed media and fuel feed system, air supply and distribution system, soot blowing system, ESP, chimney, washery reject handling system, ash handling system, water treatment plant, DM plant, fire fighting system, turbine oil purification system, switch-yard equipment, cranes, thermo mechanically treated steel, DG sets, rolling shutters, fencing materials, down shop lead (DSL) crane, carbon steel and pipe, Cu Ni / Al bronze tubes, stacker cum reclaimer, wagon tippler, piles, reinforced steel, structural steel, MS & Electro forged gratings, conveyer belts, side arm charger, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contractor is expected by Q3 2018, instead of March 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2023
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Contact Update : 
Contacts are an important tool in the hands of a business development manager. We put in great efforts to get you validated telephone numbers of departmental heads within the power industry.
8A group general manager has been promoted as Executive Director and has been shifted to a major thermal power station.
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Apr 06 : Climate change risks: Climate change risks-I: Ignore at your own peril  

There is no denying the fact that in the midst of looking at immediate imperatives, oil & gas companies may end up ignoring the risks that climate change can entail.
8Even by projected New Policies Scenario (NPS) of the IEA, the quantum of emissions which will be let out would make the Paris goals unachievable, exhausting the carbon budget for the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit by 2022, and for a 2 degrees limit by 2034.
8A vast majority of the fossil fuel investments are not compatible with Paris Goal any more
Clear risk
8The clear risk is that either this volume of investments makes the Paris goal unachievable. If the Paris emission goals are achieved, then the capital invested will be wasted, potentially leading to a massive economic crisis.
8Anyone with a longer horizon on the industry must not miss out on these risk factors.
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Apr 06 : Climate change risks-II: Unfair principles

The remaining carbon budgets associated with the Paris goals are now extremely small: at current rates of emissions, the 1.5 degree budget will be exhausted in eight years, and the 2 degree budget in nineteen years.
8The IEA has now been accused of accepting a mere 50 percent probability of success of achieving the climate goals and that too by assuming negative emissions technologies will
 be invented, and by assuming unrealistically low non-energy emissions
8The IEA therefore is alleged to be grossly understating the degree of change in energy systems needed to achieve the goals.
8Then again, contrary to the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities, the IEA expects the majority of emissions reductions to occur in poor countries. 
8This is both unjust and understates the needed cuts in IEA full member countries. 
8For example, India is to cut its 2040 emissions by 46 percent, despite its pressing developmental needs, but the European Union by only 40 percent.
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Apr 06 : Climate change risks-III: Unrealistic assumptions  

The climate change risk is also accentuated by faulty assumptions.
8Negative emissions technology remains completely untested yet it is the basis on which emission projections are made by responsible research organizations around the world.
8Carbon Capture and Storage technology has now been found to be unworkable.
8Afforestation cannot take the load as even IEA's diluted emission standards will require building a forest cover in an area twice the size of India.
8So where does the world go from here?
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Apr 05 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Maintenance Contract for carrying out breakdown maintenance and routine maintenance of 400 KV Line Details
8Tender for the work of Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 2*33 KV Bays Including civil work at 220KV Substation Details
8Tender for manufacture, testing, supply and delivery of the 33 KV XLPE Armoured Aluminium Cable Details
8Tender for the providing trench covers in Boiler and ESP area at TPS Details
8Procurement of 350NB Seamless pipe with suitable M.S. Coupling for Ash Water Recovery system of a Thermal Power Station Details
8Work of Construction of new maintenance free Earthing system for CHP Details
8Annual work contract for application with material of Ceramic tiles and weld plug on coal Mill components of Roller cola mill of TPP Details
8Operation and maintenance of PT Plant, DM plant,Chlorination Plant,Laboratory and Effluent treatment Plant Details
8Tender for the work of Repairing of 02 Nos.Boiler Circulating Water Pump /motor Details
8Oil leakage attending and complete overhauling of various transformers of Hydro & Mini hydro power station Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Andhra Pradesh: Kavali nuclear power project proposal gains momentum Details
8Banks stare at $38 bn new dud loans from power sector: Report Details
8PM’s India visit: Special focus on energy banking Details
8Indian companies have scrapped projects worth $117 billion in just one year Details
8Adani, Torrent Power eye Eletrobras’ power distribution firms Details
8Indian firms seek to invest $600m in mining Details
8Coal India defers new pricing methodology Details
8Coal India registers 2.4% output growth, 32.6 MT short of target Details
8SJVN beats FY18 power generation target Details
8Bhel gains after commissioning Kishanganga hydro-electric project Details
8Spot power prices surge 57% YoY on IEX Details
8L&T construction arm bags orders worth Rs 3,376 cr Details
8Delhi High Court seeks CBI probe status on over-invoicing of coal, equipment by power firms Details
8Anil Ambani's Reliance sends Rs 1,000 cr defamation notice to Cong's Sanjay Nirupam Details
8BHP says to quit global coal lobby group, stick with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Details
8Goyal alleges lack of support from Odisha government in increasing coal production Details
8Power cuts get longer as summer sets in Details
8NITI Aayog submits draft Cabinet note on zero-emission vehicles Details
8Vestas taps car battery know-how for wind and solar power storage Details
8In a first in Andhra, Vizianagaram collectorate switches to solar power Details
8South Africa signs $4.7 billion of delayed renewable energy deals Details
8Roof-top Solar panels atop bus stops to help cut SMC’s power bills Details
8Wind energy capacity addition declines under auction regime Details
8GE Power and Alstom picked to build Polish Ostroleka power plant Details
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Apr 04 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Expansion Project
8Project Cost: 10000 crores
8Project Description: The owner is going on with construction and erection activities of a super-critical thermal power complex with a capacity of 1600 MW at thermal power station. Bid for an FGD package is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for a Flue Gas Desulphurisation Unit are expected in May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Sep/2014
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Oct/2015
8Completion Date: Q3:2019
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Station - Maintenance Contractor Project
8Project Cost: 3 crores
8Project Description: The owner will come out with a bid for maintenance contractor of hydro-mechanical and power house (electrical) equipment. Further RFQs are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for a biennial maintenance contractor for HM and electrical equipment are expected by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q4:2020
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 20 crores
8Project Description: The developer has planned a 31-day scheduled maintenance in the 1500 MW thermal power plant covering an annual overhaul of boiler and turbine. The mandatory job includes refurbishment of pressure parts of boiler, replacement of turbine rotating blades, burner refurbishment, replacement of spare parts of turbine, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by mid of May 2018.
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Apr 04 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of Clarified Water Pump Motor for 3x210 MW TPS Details
8Tender for the work of Drawing HT ABC and Pole Erection Details
8Tender for the Supply of Inner cone with inside ceramic liner for HP 803 Bowl Mills Details
8Tender for the Supply of Burner isolation valves, Burner trip valves and its rubber diaphragm for Boiler fuel burner firing system Details
8Breakdown/ preventive Mtc. & overhauling of Pumps and allied auxiliaries of 4x210 MW Units Details
8Tender for Supply of Water Cooled Screw Chiller Details
8Supply of Gearbox Bearings for XRP 763 Bowl Mills Details
8Annual Maintenance of Permanent way track of Railway Siding at TPP Details
8CHP Electrical Maintenance and other misc. work Details
8Electrical Maintenance Contract for Ash Handling Plant, ESP and other offsite areas Details
8Supply of Cement Grouting Machine Details
8Design,testing, supply, installation, commissioning of Advanced Process Control software Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Crisil warns about prices for Discoms Details
8Freyr Energy completes first of its kind solar power project in Manipur Details
8BHEL-NTPC recalibrating turbines to reduce dependence on imported coal: Piyush Goyal Details
8World leader to bid aggressively for India’s first ISTS solar projects. Details
8Chinese connection: This auto maker's stock has jumped 630% in 17 months Details
8India Needs $125 Billion In Four Years To Meet Renewable Energy Target Details
8Electricity spot prices may continue to rise in near term Details
8BSES Delhi discoms procure 200 MW wind power at low rate Details
8Indian power plants suffer as Indonesian coal prices go up Details
8Sanjay Nirupam hints at higher power tariffs via power sector scam Details
8EESL to invest Rs 2,400 crore to buy 20,000 EVs by March 2019 Details
8 Meghalaya CM meet Singh; seeks 24x7 power supply to households Details
8Deepak Kochhar’s NuPower weighs sale of its wind power plants Details
8Cabinet nod soon for Rs 50,000 cr KUSUM scheme on solar farming Details
8Erdogan, Putin mark start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant Details
8In 3 months, Goa power department snaps 4,000 connections, rakes in Rs 100 crore Details
8L&T, two other companies bag Uttar Pradesh power meter deal Details
8Spot power price up 25% in 2018, expected to flare up further Details
8Govt amends solar bidding norms, developers can now pass on duty hike Details
8Never had dealings with NuPower, says Rajiv Kochhar Details
8Income Tax department sends notice to Deepak Kochhar's NuPower Renewables Details
8India to achieve 60 GW wind capacity before 2022, say manufacturers Details
8Indonesia to postpone new coal, palm oil shipping rules to 2020 Details
8CIL to have around 1,500 railway rakes in 7 years: Goyal Details
8There is no energy trajectory for India that does not utilize coal: Benjamin Sporton Details
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Apr 04 : Minimum 55% load experimentation: Know more

The government is currently trying to go through the minimum 55% load experimentation for thermal units
8Six units have been selected
8Two NTPC units and one unit each from DVC, GSECL, APGENCO and MSPGCL would be taken up for 55 % minimum load operation
8Specific units have been identified
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Apr 04 : Generating more peak hydro power: Tepid response from states

States seem to be remarkably reticent to pursue the idea of generating peak power from hydroelectric plants
8A monthly analysis of hydro station performance was meant to be submitted by states but expect from one, the others have ignored the advisory
8A special meeting of hydel generators is now scheduled to figure out what kind of progress can be achieved
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Apr 04 : Renewable power: Some provisions need reexamination

It is now well known that even though solar and wind generators have very controllable reactive injection and absorption capability, they were not being utilized as there are penalties imposed by PPAs and other commitments
8Regulatory bodies are now being approached for flexible set points
8The system must move to the voltage level on a single basis or on solar or non-solar hours on daily basis.
8What is more, certain provisions of solar PPAs may not be as per the grid operations and this is an aspect that needs investigation.
8In this context, the reactive support for wind and power generators is required to be examined in view of higher RE penetration.
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Apr 04 : Data harvesting is a problem in India

The problem in India is not the generation of data but the harvesting of it
8The need for good and comprehensive data sets is now being felt.
8There is a need to carry out accurate power system studies for future operational and planning horizons.
8POSOCO has now been mandated to prepare the required data capture formats
8The other big point is whether such data can also be made available publicly so that independent third parties can mine the data to come up with accurate demand-supply and similar projections   Details

Apr 04 : Is auction the best route for renewable power-I: Policy makers need to be look at it again

The auction route to renewable power is not necessarily the best route, a detailed multi-country study seems to suggest.
8Auctions are complex and must be planned and administered with prudence and judiciousness, reviewing the successes and mishaps of others as well as the existing literature.
8While there is no single model which serves as a reference, several successful models should be considered when designing auctions, with specific best practices moulded and applied to meet the needs of a particular geography and market.
8The government must ensure that the auction trade-offs do not weigh too heavily in favour of, or against, one particular class of auction participants (i.e.investors, government, rate-payers)There are numerous trade-offs along every step of the auction design process that impact the per-unit price of electricity resulting from the auction, the generation technology employed and resulting carbon emissions, as well as other critical outcomes such as local content, investor confidence and the likelihood of project completion.
8There are lessons for policymakers here
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Apr 04 : Is auction the best route for renewable power-II: Tariffs are going back up again

Solar tariffs are going back up against
8Why is that so?
8Latest 25 year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are being signed 25% higher than the lowest tariff of Rs 2.44/kwh reached in the solar market
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Apr 04 : 110 page energy data compilation

The website carries here a 110 page report encompassing the latest data for India
8Macro as well micro lessons can be drawn from this vast treasure trove of information
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Apr 03 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: The owner's FGD installation and retrofitting of ESP in a 800 MW thermal power station is getting delayed on account of inability to elicit state government approval. Further RFQs are expected soon.
8The major requirement are: gas to gas exchanger, silos, limestone, gypsum, absorber, booster fans, mist eliminator, slurry pumps, oxidation air blowers, agitators, elevator, piles, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for installation of an FGD and retrofitting of ESP are expected to be out by mid of May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2016
8RFQ Date: 15/May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Dec/2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2020
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8Project Name: Hydro Power Renovation, Modernization and Up-gradation Project
8Project Cost: 50 crores
8Project Description: The developer is going on with renovation of the switch-yard area in a 80 MW hydro power plant. The mandatory job includes refurbishment of runners, replacement of governor, guide vanes, guide vane bushes, generator winding, excitation system among others. Further RFQs are expected soon after getting administrative approval.
8Project Event: RFQs for renovation and modernization works are expected to be out by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2018
8Completion Date: Q3:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Maintenance Project (Unit-4)
8Project Cost: 22 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned an 25-day scheduled maintenance in the 1400 MW thermal power complex covering annual overhaul of boiler parts and its auxiliaries, capital overhaul of turbine, replacement of GRP fan blades, replacement of air preheater regenerative baskets, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for short lead equipment required for maintenance are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Mar/2018
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: 3/Jul/2018
8Completion Date: 6/Aug/2018
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Apr 03 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for the procurement of Spares for Vacuum Pump in Compressor House of Ash Handling System Details
8Supply, installation and testing of silent diesel generator sets at various power houses Details
8Tender for the work of Construction of 33 KV Single Circuit Double Pole Structures line Details
8Tender for the Erection Work of 66KV S/C line with ACSR Panther conductor Details
8Tender for the Purchase of Various types of G.I. Structures for 11 KV to 400 KV Substations Details
8Tender for Erection Work of 66KV LILO Details
8Tender for the purchase of Various sizes of control cables Details
8Tender for the Work of replacement of conductor,Insulator and Hardware of 66KV D/C line Details
8Tender for Modification of 220 KV DCDS line Details
8Tender for Reconditioning of Primary Air Coal Bend Details
8Tender for the work of providing and laying of pipe line and establishing a temporary pumping facility Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8NuPower Renewables is in the news for all the wrong reasons Details
8Govt eyeing 10 GW of installed offshore wind power generation by 2022 Details
8Private power plants’ PLF seen rising in FY19 on CEA estimate Details
8JERC imposes fine of Rs 3.13 crore on power department Details
8Are electricity tariffs set to rise? This is what’s weighing on power distribution companies Details
8ISRO open to sharing EV-battery tech with private players Details
8GE Power helps rebuild 750 MW Al Qayara Power Plant Details
8TN power min writes to Goyal for rail rakes Details
8Central Coalfields pins hopes on green approvals to boost output in FY19 Details
8Govt expands ambit of emission standards for five industries to fight foul air Details
8Facor may go into liquidation as creditors reject all resolution plans Details
8NTPC’s power generation capacity reaches 53,000 Mw Details
8With 100% LED lights installed in stations, ECoR to save Rs 1.35 crore Details
8Goa govt decides to subsidise power tariff for consumers Details
8Oil to solar: Saudis push to be renewable energy powerhouse Details
8NextEra to sell Canadian wind and solar assets to CPPIB Details
8MSEDCL meets only half of solar farm pump target Details
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Apr 02 : Global review of energy policies-I: Lessons for India

For reference purposes, the website carries here a global review of renewable energy policies
8The review of regulatory and tariff structures allows Indian policy makers to benchmark their own performance with respect to peer countries
8Most of the countries, 21 out of 26, have an independent regulatory authority to supervise and regulate the sector
8A majority, 22 out of 26, provide for tax advantages for the generation of electricity from certain or all types of renewable energy sources.
8Purchase guarantees (feed-in tariffs) or similar support mechanisms are available in most of the countries, 20 out of 26.
8The ratio of ensuring a minimum price for the electricity generated by renewable energy companies is high as well (14 countries out of 26 countries).
8In 13 out of the 26 countries, priority for connection to and/or usage of the transmission and distribution system is provided for renewable energy companies.
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Apr 02 : Global review of energy policies-II: Is it commonplace to provide import tariff protection?

As many as 11 of the sampled 26 countries provide incentives for additional incentives for the domestic manufacturing of equipment and materials.
8Find out how many of them use import tariffs to protect domestic industry
8Is tariff protection an important policy tool?
8The answer to this question can come as a surprise to many
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Apr 02 : Our exclusives

8A 60 MW cogeneration business development opportunity is coming up. Click here for more
8BHEL has bagged a solar power project in the midst of heavy competition. Know more
8It looks like the non-solar REC inventory has exhausted significantly. On 1 April 2017, the total Non-Solar inventory was 129 lacs while the closing inventory was only 14.95 lacs RECs on 28 March and going forward the REC Market is expected to see a shortage situation on the sell-side.
8BHEL is diversifying out of power generation and has entered into an area which is not aligned to its usual line of business. Find out more
8Fortum launched its operations in India in September 2012 establishing an office in Delhi. It has been focusing on building its solar portfolio ever since.
8The CAG has castigated a solar thermal power plant and an attendant research facility for its inability to operate the facility well, resulting in a loss of a whopping Rs 50 crore
8Have renewables finally won the cost race? The costs of renewables are falling worldwide. A closer look indicates, however, that strong geographical differences remain: in a number of countries renewables are still not cost competitive with fossil power plants. Look into the latest data, future trends and the reasons for strong geographical variations in generation costs.
8The Azure group has more than 900 MW of solar power capacity under production with another 900+MW in various stages of development. But the going is not so easy with as generation has remained below the expected levels. The group's profitability and debt-protection metrics remain sensitive to its operational performance and any adverse variation in irradiation levels may impact PLF levels and consequently affect cash flows.
8Ansaldo Caldaie Boilers India Private Limited (ACBIPL) is an EPC contractor involved in manufacturing, supplying and erecting boilers. The company’s product profile includes utility boilers, heat recovery steam generators for combined cycle power plans, biomass and waste energy boilers. Business has not been good however. Know more.
8Changes in the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's Draft Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2017 have been carried out on the basis of stakeholder suggestions. Find out whose suggestions were accepted and whose were rejected.
8Can the services required for setting up and operation of renewable energy plan be exempt from the levy of GST? Click here for more.
8Are you safe from the volatility of the market if you run a small power plant at a tariff rate of a little over Rs 6/Kwh?   Details

Apr 02 : Coal is not dead yet

Multiple coal-fired power projects, with a total capacity of 440 gigawatts, have been cancelled, deferred, or delayed around the world over the past three years, including at least 250 gigawatts in China.
8Even taking cancellations into account, some 220 gigawatts of new coal-fired power generation is under construction.
8There are a number of wild cards when it comes to the outlook for coal demand.
8Expanded access to electricity, a rapid shift to electricity for heating and cooling, or a breakthrough in electric vehicle technology, particularly in developing markets, could stoke stronger than expected power demand and, therefore, coal consumption.
8Advances in cutting-edge clean coal technology that enables the capture and storage of CO2 from coal power plants—an approach that is currently cost prohibitive—could also boost coal consumption.
8Even as coal demand goes up in developing countries, in advanced countries such as the US, demand is expected to stay flat instead of declining rapidly.
8Also know more about why gas is going to remain a more expensive fuel than coal for a long time to come.
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Apr 02 : Gas price increase and its impact

The recently announced gas price increase will have an impact on the industrial sector
Find out how it will impact:
8The power industry
8The fertilizer industry
8The CGD industry
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Apr 02 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of PLC based Control Cubicle for Penstock Hydraulic gates Details
8Operation and Maintenance of sewage treatment plant (STP) Details
8Overhaul of FD fans during annual overhaul Details
8Operation and Maintenance works of Lignite Handling Plant and Power Distribution Center Details
8Purchase of Oil Filled Current Transformer for 220 KV Line Bay Details
8Supply, Dismantling, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Motor operated Mechanism for 245kv Isolator and Earth Switch Details
8Procurement of differential hall effect based square wave generator and speed monitor Details
8Coal unloading and transportation contract at TPP Details
8Tender for the Supply of PSC Poles Details
8Procurement of ACSR Snowbird Conductor for the 400 kV POT HEAD Yard Details
8Design, supply, installation, commissioning of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants with Twin Wall Insulated Control Rooms Details
8Work of Replacement of old disc insulators by Porcelain Long Rod Insulator Strings for various 220 kV lines Details
8Tender for the supply of 90kN Porcelain Disc Insulator Details
8Tender for the supply of 70000 Nos. of 3Ph 4W Static Watt hour Meter Details
8Supplying and drawing of 6 Km LT Aerial Bunched Cable Details
8AMC for Repairing & maintenance of ABT metering system at various EHV S/Stn Details
8Establishment of 220/132/33kV sub-station on turnkey basis Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Avaada Power in talks state govts for floating solar projects Details
8BHEL wins Rs.4,400 Crore order for 1x660 MW Supercritical Power Plant in UP. Details
8Here’s why Coal India sees opportunity in opening up of sector to private players Details
8The energy goldmine. Details
8Here is how India linking solar energy with agriculture. Details
8Power Employees in UP Step Up Agitation Against Privatisation, to Observe 72-Hour Strike. Details
8Discoms face financial stress as coal shortages drive up tariffs. Details
8Record output leaves CIL grappling with problem of plenty. Details
8Singareni to set up three new washeries. Details
8Putting electric vehicles before the policy cart. Details
8Scrapped captive coal mines: Production around half the Financial Year 2015 peak. Details
8UP Discoms Are Bleeding, Politics Is To Blame: New Study. Details
8Coal India misses FY 2017-18 annual output target by 32.63 million mt. Details
8Sterlite Power goes global, eyes international power transmission projects. Details
8Chandigarh power department likely to be unbundled, corporatised Details
8FirstEnergy unit that runs power plants files for bankruptcy Details
8Power companies see better margins on soaring summer demand Details
8Coal stocks critical, Rajasthan stares at power crisis Details
8Put power tariff hike on hold or face protests, Goa minister tells regulator Details
8Biggest waste-to-energy plant to come up in Gurugram soon Details
8Schneider Electric says electrified 700,000 households in 10 years Details
8SoftBank, China's GCL team up for $930 mln Indian solar venture Details
8ReNew Power buys Ostro Energy in biggest renewables deal Details
8No subsidy, no waiver, solar panel users left high and dry Details
8Rooftop solar plan yet to get off ground in residential sector Details
8Coal India sets 20 GW solar power generation target in next 10 yrs Details
8Madhya Pradesh set to use solar thermal-based technologies in industries Details
8Mahanadi Coalfields achieves highest-ever coal production at 143 MT Details
8Western Coalfields sees record 46.22 million tonne production in 2017-18 Details
8Coal India misses production target for 2017-18 by 5 per cent Details
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