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Dec 2017
Dec 13 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Gas Power Station Maintenance Project (GT-4)
8Project Cost: 14 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 35-day scheduled maintenance of GT-4 (130.19 MW) in the 817 MW (4x130.19 MW GT + 2x154.51 MW ST) Gas Based Power Station covering boiler license renewal of 8000 equivalent operating hours, flame tube inspection, inspection of air-fuel ratio and compressor washing.
8Equipment required will be valves, filters, casings, furnace tubes, seals, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected by third week of December 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 21/Dec/2017
8Release Date: 5/Jan/2018
8Start Date: 15/Jan/2018
8Completion Date: 18/Feb/2017
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8Project Name: Procurement of a Generator rotor in Thermal Power Station - O&M supply
8Project Cost: 25 crores
8Project Description: The developer is planning to replace the existing generator rotor in the generator at a 600 MW Thermal Power Station in Salem district of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The generator was supplied by BGR Energy Systems Ltd. The owner will procure a new generator rotor in case of failure of existing generator rotor, as repair of the rotor will take a long time. Administrative approval is awaited, subsequently after which the procurement team of the owner will come out with a bid for the new rotor.
8Project Event: RFQ for purchase of a new generator rotor is expected by Feb 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: Feb/2018
8Release Date: Feb/2018
8Start Date: Mar/2018
8Completion Date: May/2018
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Dec 13 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of 132KV Zinc Oxide LA, Pedestal Mounting, Nominal Discharge Current 10KA Details
8Tender for work of Slope Stabilization Studies of a Hydro Electric Project Details
8Tender for Supply of battery chargers & DCDB for various Sub-Stations Details
8Tender for procurement GI Stay set complete, GI HT V-X arm 5' feet, GI HT V-X arm 3½' feet , GI HT TI fitting Details
8Tender for work of Operation & Maintenance contract for Water Chemical Treatment Plant in TPS-II Expansion for two years Details
8Tender for supply and installation of 33 KV, 10/20 MVAR Capacitor bank including construction of 33KV bay for capacitor bank at different substaion and allied work on turnkey basis Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Uttarakhand CM Rawat discusses hydro projects with Nitin Gadkari Details
8Electric vehicle battery prices to steady by 2020: Hyundai Motor Co Details
8OPINION: E-Vehicle challenge and opportunity Details
8Thermal power plants’ capacity utilisation on the rise after 7 years of downtrend Details
8Government issues guidelines for tariff-based wind power auction Details
8Private power firms expect supply delay as CIL consults agency on bidding Details
8BHEL commissions coal-fired power plant in Indonesia Details
8Adani says will 'adjust to constraints' after Australia coal loan veto Details
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Dec 12 : Our News

8Indian grid continues to work in low frequencies due to overdrawal by states. Here is some tracking data about Click on Reports for more
8New web based scheduling and reporting software have now been put into effect. Check it out.Click on Reports for more
8Installation of Low Voltage Ride Through systems will be compulsory for wind, and now solar generators. From now on, this will be incorporated into fresh solar and wind tenders as well.Click on Reports for more
8Get a detailed note on the total and disaggregated transfer capacity of the Indian grid by March, 2018. Click on Reports for more
8Find out more on why some of India's largest distribution companies fall into the "distressed" category. Click on Reports for more
8Continuing the trend set in October, the day-ahead power market at IEX witnessed the convergence of market prices all over India for all hours in a day for the entire month of November realizing the One Grid, One Price aspiration. Click on Reports for more
8Two new transmission networks are being launched by PGCIL. Click on Reports for more
8China is gradually subduing coal price volatility via regulating market mechanism. Monthly coal imports by China are slowing down: how will that impact the Indian market? Click on Reports for more   Details

Dec 12 : South Asian market: What better integration can bring

Find out more on how integrating the South Asian market can unleash huge benefits for all member countries
8What are the incremental steps which can be taken to unlock the potential
8What can be their implications for the power sector?
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Dec 12 : World in transit: Benchmark yourself with your peers

As the world transits to a new paradigm, it has become essential for a power company to go for Decarbonisation, Digitalisation and Decentralisation.
8A company should be above the circumstances it can find itself in.
8Benchmark yourself with the best in the business.
8It is possible that a company may not be able to tick all the boxes which their peers could be doing but moving ahead has become important
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Dec 12 : Reducing loans to fossil fuels: Where is the pressure coming from?

Pressure is mounting from all directions to reduce bank and financial institution funding not just for coal but for all fossil fuels.
8There is also increasing pressure on the government to reduce subsidies on fossil fuels production and consumption.
8Where are the pressures coming from?
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Dec 12 : Coal shortage: Regulation soon to prevent gaming

Does coal shortage lead to the gaming of the merit order dispatch system
8Utilities are saying, "yes".
8This is because a generator has multiple LTA contracts
8And there is no guarantee that he is not taking advantage of shortage situation to despatch coal against the contracts which give him higher rates.
8A proposal is afoot for a pro rata reduction now in case of a step down in generation due to coal shortage
8There is a pro rate provision only for outages now.
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Dec 12 : Low operating power plants: Compensation procedure under discussion

Detailed procedures for compensation of low operating thermal power plants are in the process of being worked out.
8With increasing penetration of variable and intermittent RE generation, there is a need for more flexibility in the operation of conventional generation plants.
8The flexibility needs to be quantified, measured and duly compensated for.
8ThHe CERC notified regulatory provisions in April 2016 for the technical minimum for operation of Inter-State Generating Stations at 55% of Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR) installed capacity.
8The compensation mechanism is linked to station heat rate and the detailed procedure is under discussion stage still
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Dec 12 : Coal funding: "Dirty 30" identified

Pressure is mounting on the coal industry and finding a bank to loan to a coal mine is getting to be all that much more difficult.
8A list of "Dirty 30" top global financial institutions have been identified along with their shareholding or loans in coal companies
8LIC figures high up
8But the list is lead by some surprising names
8Then again a ranking system has been introduced from A to F, for banks and financial institutions invested in coal.
8All of this makes for interesting reading 
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Dec 12 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for work of Geophysical Investigation for a Hydro Electric Project Details
8Tender for work of Construction of LILO of 132kV S/C Beholi-Chhajpur Line at proposed 132kV S/Stn.Pasina Khurd with 0.4sq ACSR Zebra Conductor Details
8Tender for Construction of 220kV & 66 kV Transmission Lines on turnkey basis Details
8Tender for supply of Power & Control Cables of 1.1 kV Class for Various Substation under PSDF Details
8Biennial rate contract for reclamation of used/burnt Transformer oil including collection from different units and delivery of transformer oil after satisfactory reclamation to different units Details
8Diversion/reloaction of 132 KV D/C Line to eastablish D/C connectivity of 132 kV SS with BTPs and 220 Kv SS including construction of 2 Nos. 132 KV AIS Feeder bay at 132 KV SS & other associated works Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8HC notice to Centre on plea alleging over-invoicing by power firms Details
8Toshiba's turbine shipments reach 200,000 Megawatt milestone Details
8Global wind power output could shift south under climate change -study Details
8Chinese solar panels cloud prospects of $2 billion investment in domestic units Details
8Global banks undermining Paris climate agreement goals, say reports Details
8Wind energy auction guidelines set minimum plant size at 25 Mw Details
8Netherlands firm to invest 200 million Euros to set up solar manufacturing plant in Assam Details
8Talaipalli coal block likely to start commercial production in 2019 Details
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Dec 11 : Our News

8Greentech Power Private Ltd's (GPPL) 6 MW solar power plant is pegged on to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd, at a price of Rs 11.70/Kwh. Profit margins are good. As of now, because of a strong counter party, its rating is high but with others of its ilk where the cost of power is high, there are always attendant risks Click on Reports for more
8Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is a proven technology in grid-scale applications. It has been found that a micro-scale AA-CAES, when optimized with an appropriate configuration, could deliver energy input to output efficiency of up to 70%. What is the current state of micro scale CAES technology? Click on Reports for more
8A business opportunity is available for a 20 MW captive waste heat recovery power plant. Click on Reports for more.
8The government plans to modify the Standard Bidding Documents for UMPPs. Click on Reports for more
8If you are a government company with an allocated coal mine you can pass on the specified end use plants to others now in a relatively hassle free manner. Click on Reports for more
8Here are more details on a market leader in Valve Actuation. Find out more on how it has reached that position. Click on Reports for more
8BIS standards are to be reviewed for the power distribution sector. Click on Reports for more
8Pemmasani Solar Power Private Lts's 10 MW plant has a PPA at 6.84 per unit (kWh) for the next 25 years with the TSSPDCL The risk profile is slated to be "comfortable" for now. Click on Reports for more
8The website carries here the latest update on smart grid pilot projects in India. Click on Reports for more
8Genus Power Infrastructure is one of the largest players in the domestic electric metering market. Strong demand drivers are pushing up the market. Then again, the company is in T&D EPC segment, where too the traction is good. Click on Reports for more
8Coal production is sustained by demand from the power sector on the back of renewed electricity offtake. The upswing is expected to continue for the coming quarters though production targets are unlikely to be met. Click on Reports for more
8Lab testing, standardization and certification of solar equipment is coming in. It can be doubled edged sword. Click on Reports for more
8Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd: Find out more about the ingredients which have made the company so strong.Click on Reports for more
8FluentGrid's smart grid offering: Click on Reports for more   Details

Dec 11 : Lifecycle emission data-I: Is gas going to fight a losing battle?

Lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions are now increasingly used as a tool to fight the case against the use of gas.
8While gas is relatively cleaner fuel than coal, it is not clean enough to fight emissions, is the new argument.
8Fossil fuel technologies are way more carbon emitting than fossil fuel based fuels
8All renewable technology fuels are 1,000 g CO2eq/kWh lower than their fossil-fuelled counterparts (without CCS).
8Increasingly, this is going to be an important component of future conversations.
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Dec 11 : The world ahead-I: Hydrogen will be used to store energy

Worldwide, in 2020, large parts of the world will be able to produce renewable power at the cost of 2 to 3 US cents per kWh through solar cells placed in the deserts
8By about 2040,this cost to drop to less than 1 US cent per kWh.
8By this same year, it should also be possible to have floating wind turbines in the ocean produce electricity at a cost of 1 US cent per kwh
8The electricity to people will be brought in in the form of hydrogen.
8By means of electrolysis, the electricity and water will converted into hydrogen and oxygen.
8The world can then transport this hydrogen – compressed or liquefied– anywhere in the world, and store and use it whenever it wants.
8From hydrogen (electricity), carbon (biomass), oxygen (electricity) and nitrogen (air), the world can make all of  its chemical products in bulk.
8Moreover, with hydrogen and electricity we can also make all of our metals.
Read up more about how all of this is slowly but inexorably moving from fantasy to reality and how experimental projects have already taken off. Click on Reports for more   Details

Dec 11 : The world ahead-II: Ammonia will be made from solar energy

 In our ongoing series on dramatic new way of making fertilizers, the website carries here a blueprint of how ammonia and urea is going to produced from extremely cheap renewable energy in hot spots such as India, Africa, Australia and the Middle East, where solar radiation levels are expected to be high and price of electricity really cheap.
8The cost of electricity can sink very low levels and this will help in the transition. Already solar power bids in Mexico fetched a price of a little over Rs 1/kwh.
8The cost of electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and ammonia has been falling rapidly too
8And they will soon reach viable levels
8Large volumes of nitrogen is likely to be produced not just for use as fertilizers but as a means of storing energy and transporting it from cheaper locations to other parts of the world
8How quickly will this technology take roots? Click on Reports for more   Details

Dec 11 : The world ahead-III: How will it work

Find out how all of world's metals and its petrochemicals and chemicals will be delivered by cheap renewable energy using new technology
8All of the fresh water supply will also come from renewable energy as also the water to supply agriculture and industrial units.
8Hydrogen driven or battery operated cars will work as producers and generators of power
8Self driven cars and ships will revolutionize transportation entirely. In the future the world will be driving, sailing and flying autonomously and electrically, using electric motors, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.
8Power production will move away from less irradiation to higher irradiation areas around the world.
8The first steps towards this dramatic by inexorable change have already been taken.
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Dec 11 : Kiran Energy: The "kiran" seems to have worn off

Kiran Energy Solar Power Private Ltd was set up in the days when solar power projects were the flavor of the season and before prices went into precipitous decline.
8The company was promoted by two high powered professionals: Alan Rosling, former Executive Director of Tata Sons Ltd, and Mr. Ardeshir Contractor, former Managing
 Director of KPMG India. They were backed by support from renowned PE players such as Bessemer Venture Partners, New Silk Route and Argonaut Ventures.
8One solar project was signed at Rs 11.89 per unit, another at Rs 9.34 per unit. Yet another at Rs 15 for the first 12 years of its life. Then again there is agreement at Rs 6.95 with a 2% escalation every year.
8The counterparties are apparently very strong and promoters can bank on their 25-year old PPAs
8But can they, when prices are today at new lows ? A recent auction in Mexico saw solar prices dip to a little over Rs 1/kwh.
8Nothing can be taken for granted in the solar sector any more and no distribution company, however strong, will take a loss beyond a point no matter how watertight the PPA is
8The shine on Kiran Energy has clearly worn off for now.
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Dec 11 : Carbon pricing: How to make the transition

Higher carbon prices -- which are likely to kick in hard by 2025 --  are inevitable and eventually it is this which is going to bring about real changes on the ground.
8A lot of coal based power units will shut down and the rest will be retrofitted with Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) facilities.
8To be able to transition to a low emission environment not just for the power sector but for all industrial segments, a template has been evolved, involving short term, medium term and long term goals.
8Find out more on how the regulatory matrix is going to look going ahead.
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Dec 11 : Lifecycle emission data-II: Targeted regulation needed to bring down methane emissions for gas

Eliminating methane emission is the only way gas-based power or industries are going to survive in a low carbon environment.
8Methane emissions from oil and gas operations were estimated at 76 Mt in 2016.
875% reduction from current methane emission levels seems feasible if all available technologies were to be deployed
8The problem is that at lower gas prices, the level of possible emissions reductions globally with measures that have positive net present values would drop from 50% to 40%.
8That is not good enough.
8Targeted regulations, such as requiring uptake of specific technologies and implementation of specific practices and standards, in addition to reporting requirements, will be needed.
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Dec 11 : Energy efficiency in India: How to make it more effective

Energy efficiency labeling in India has so far not been a success
8The system is full of holes
8How can effective verification, monitoring and implementation rules be enforced?
8What should policy makers do?
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Dec 11 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply,Erection,Testing and commissioning of 220KV equipments & materials on EPC basis excluding civil works for creation of 02 Nos. of 220KV Feeder bay at TPS S/Stn. for LILO of One circuit of 220KV Line Details
8Tender for Construction of 2x40 MVA, 132/33KV GIS S/S Fathepur Sikari with SAS on turn-key basis including supply, erection, testing & commissioning of all equipments/materials and all civil works Details
8Tender for work of Creation of Electrical infrastructure and providing new house hold service connection in left out locations in a district Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 KV S/C line on D/C tower from 132 KV Aundh to 132 KV Ambheri Substation.(Total Length-14 km) Details
8Tender for Major overhaul works of HP Turbine, IP/LP Turbine and Generator in Unit-1 & Optional works at TPS I Expansion Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Interconnected power market a clear win for South Asia: ADB Details
8India faces painful move to cleaner energy Details
8India's ultra-mega solar project to be discussed at France Summit: World Bank Details
8ArtificiaI Intelligence, big data impacting power sector: Tata Power Details
8There is no need to import coal: Power ministry tells High Court Details
8Trichy heavy engineering firm fabricates vital part for thermal plant Details
8Industrial, commercial power tariff likely to come down on states' resolve to cut cross-subsidies Details
8Tamil Nadu needs urgent policy on green energy, say experts Details
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Dec 08 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project (Unit-4)
8Project Cost: 18 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 21 day scheduled maintenance of Unit-4 (250 MW) in the 1500 MW Thermal Power Station covering an annual maintenance of equipment which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of turbine, boiler, generator comprising HP, IP, LP cylinders gas testing, testing and cleaning of condenser parts, Residual Life Assessment of boiler pressure parts, assessing performance and condition monitoring of furnace, mills, APH and associated ducts.
8Equipment required will be air filters, nozzle, boiler tubes, valves, buckstays, chevron blades, generator relay, condenser tube banks, thrust bearing, journal bearings, pipes, turbine blades, turbine casing among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by fourth week of December 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2016
8RFQ Date: 27/Dec/2017
8Release Date: Jan/2018
8Start Date: 1/Feb/2018
8Completion Date: 21/Feb/2018
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8Project Name: Greenfield Supercritical Thermal Power Plant
8Project Cost: 16000 crores
8Project Description: The developer is planning to set up a 2400 MW (3*800 MW) thermal power plant near it's captive coal mines. The STPP is currently awaiting TOR from MoEF. Feasibility report of the project will be done in-house only. Site visit was done by MoEF officers in month of October. The proponent is expected to float an RFQ for a consultant for the preparation of an EIA. RFQs for main plant award (EPC package) are expected by Q1 2019 after getting approval from requisite departments. Also, its note worthy that for the FGD, a separate RFQ shall be floated for an EPC contractor.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EIA consultant is expected to be out in Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2018
8Release Date: Q2:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2024
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Dec 08 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for work of Design,Engineering, manufacture,Supply,Erection,Commissioning of FGD system for 3*600 MW Thermal Power Project Details
8Tender of Supply,Laying,testing and commissioning of HT/LT UG cable including Installation of feeder pillar box in connection with modification of distribution network on turnkey basis Details
8Tender for Construction of 2x40 MVA, 132/33KV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis including supply,erection, testing & commissioning of all equipments/materials and all civil works Details
8Tender for supply of 220KV CT (6 Nos.),33KV CT (100 Nos.) & Supporting Structure for 33 KV CT (50 Nos) Details
8Tender for work of Outsourcing the Operation and Maintenance of pressurised dense fly ash collection system(PDFACS ) for disposal of dry fly ash on tonnage basis in respect of Unit-III & IV for a period of 50 days Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8LED streetlights to illuminate roads in 8,000 Telangana villages Details
8SECI floats tender for 2,000 Megawatt capacity wind energy projects Details
8Siemens signs deal to build two gas-fired power plants in Libya Details
8Power Ministers' meet: States agree on 24X7 power for all, direct benefit transfer Details
8International Solar Alliance to develop an insurance scheme Details
8Kirloskar Solar plans to strengthen presence in Kerala, set up 200 Mw capacity Details
8Solar power company moves High Court against import duty Details
8Coal-based power units flouting emission control norms: Report Details
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Dec 07 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Plant - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 800 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning the installation of an WFGD unit at it's 1600 MW (2*800 MW) unit out of a 2400 MW (3*800 MW) Thermal Power Station. The company is expected to float tenders for the same. At present, site survey activities are ongoing for feasibility report. RFQ for supply of FGD is expected to be out by Q3 of 2018.
8The major requirements will be FGD, stacker and reclaimer, earthwork, cranes, pipes, installation, gypsum disposal, wet limestone, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for supply of FGD is expected to be out by the Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2016
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2021
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant - Dismantling
8Project Cost: 25 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to retire and dismantle units two thermal units (2x30 MW) with a capacity of 60 MW. At present, the consultant is working on the feasibility studies, based on which action is due by the Q2 2018. As of now, these two units have already been shut down since March 2016 due to a steep rise in fuel oil prices making cost of generation extremely high and unacceptable. RFQs for civil work and dismantling services of various equipment are expected by the Q2 2018. There is a tentative proposal to set up a solar plant on the land area after the dismantling is over.
8The major requirement will be cranes, dozers, dismantling services for electrical, mechanical and control and instrumentation (C&I) equipment, onsite inspection, inventorying, segregation and estimation among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for dismantling services of various equipment is expected by Q2 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2017
8RFQ Date: Q2:2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2020
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Dec 07 : Mapping India's thermal power sector: All matrices available

The website has fully mapped the relevant matrices of the Indian thermal power sector into its software.
8Key generation unit-wise contact data is not available along with full technical matrices.
8Ground level work by our analysts show that the thermal market continues to remain active. And despite indications to the contrary, planning activities are still on for 660 MW power units.
The two key areas where demand will emerge are:
 -- The dismantling segment where older units are pulled down and, in some cases, newer 660 MW units will come up, particularly in the state sector
 -- The FDG market, where stricter environmental norms will lead to a flurry of orders
8The maintenance market, both planned and unplanned, will continue to remain active.
8A 30,000 foot to ground level perspective is now available of the entire power market in terms of total dismantling market, new markets and the market for shutdowns.
8Actionable business development prospects are now available.
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Dec 07 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for work of Supply,Laying,testing and commissioning of HT/LT UG cable including Installation of feeder pillar box in connection with modification of distribution network on turnkey basis Details
8Tender for work of Operation and Maintenance contract for Lignite Handling System for 2 years in TPS-II Expansion Details
8Tender for work of Maintenance contract for Turbine and its auxiliaries in TPS-II Expansion Details
8Tender for Supply, Installation & Commisssioning of In-Situ Probe Type Continuous Stack Emission Monitoring System and Dust Monitoring System at Various Thermal Power Station Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 kV Double Circuit line on Double Circuit Monopoles Details
8Design,engineering,supply,delivery,erection,testing and commission of communicable & non-communicable type Fault passage Indicator (FPI)/ Fault Sensing Indicator (FSI) in the selected 33KV & 11 KV feeder Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Under new solar policy, Goa eyes to produce 150 MW power by 2021 Details
8Specify wind zone for projects during auction, demands industry body Details
8International Solar Alliance enters into force Details
8Australia joins International Solar Alliance, says will support clean energy Details
8Siemens announces India plan for manufacturing solar PV inverters Details
8Bihar power discoms file tariff petition for next financial year Details
8World's most complex nuclear plant with India as a scientific partner now 50% built Details
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Dec 07 : Our News

8Power Mech Projects Limited is as a power sector infrastructure service provider with a reputed client profile and the healthy consolidated order book position of Rs. 3500 crore. But will the thermal sector slow down impact it adversely? Click on Reports for more
8The DG set business is in trouble as solar power makes a decisive inroad into the sector and as grid connectivity and uptime go up. Where does that leave DG set manufacturer Sudhir Power Projects Limited? Click on Report for more.
8Low profitability has dogged the performance of Milestones Switchgears Pvt Ltd, a manufacturer of electrical control panels, bus ducts and related items, on account of intense competition. Where does it go from here? Click on Reports for more
8Northstar's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to supply power generated from the 4 MW solar project for a period of 25 years is in robust health. The company also has an O&M contract with Schneider Electric India for 5 years. The going is good for the company. For now. Eventually however what will be the fate of such small solar farms spread across India in a situation where solar tariffs continue to fall rapidly, remains an unanswered question. Click on Reports for more
8The Philippines are on the verge of raising their tax on coal. Will India do the same in the forthcoming budget? Click on Reports for more
8Global medium and high voltage motors market is expected to display enormous growth in the forthcoming years. Click on Reports for more
8Too much negative hype: Find out what makes Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA an under valued company as of now. Click on Reports for more
8Solar Industries India Ltd's future is intricately inked with that of the coal industry in India but find out more on what else the company is up to with its Rs 900 crore capex plan. Click on Reports for more
8A 150 MW captive power plant is coming out. Click on Reports for more
8LNG Power Ventures Ltd has changed hands, with the Bhilwara Energy Ltd. (BEL) (erstwhile promoter) selling its entire stake in the entity to Hero Wind Energy Pvt. Ltd. What happens next? And in what shape is Hero Wind Energy now? Will there be a move away from captive power? Click on Reports for more
8Clean Wind Power (Satara) Pvt Ltd has seen big delays in the release of payments by MSEDCL. Though this trend has been improving, payments are still being realized with a delay of more than six months. Click on Reports for more
8Tata Power's regulated equity is expected to come down drastically. Find out why.Click on Reports for more
8The website carries here a full list of hydel projects under survey and investigation in India as this juncture. Click on Reports for more
8The final list of bidder and developers for the 1000 MW Grid Connected Roof Top Solar PV System Scheme for Government Buildings is carried here. Project cost and allocated capacity of the winning bidders are carried here. Click on Reports for more   Details

Dec 07 : Solar energy replacing diesel gen sets: A suitable business model

Solar energy can replace diesel gen sets in Indian agriculture with electric pumps.
8As average incident solar radiation over India's geographical area is of 4-7 kWh/m /day with 250-300 clear sunshine days/year, solar pumps can do the job of ground water lifting and pressure water irrigation at the same time.
8The website carries here a suitable model of how to go about doing it.
8Agriculture extension services of fertilizer companies can work on this paradigm, along with other agencies.
8The website can help identify potential corporate clients for microgrids covering farmer communities through its extensive database.
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Dec 07 : New insights into gas demand-supply-III: Snippets

The majority of the respondents in a recent global study believed that technological progress in renewables and battery storage would have a greater influence on gas demand than carbon reduction targets.
8Gas has already become an unviable fuel for the power sector, leaving demand to emanate from the highly fragmented industrial sector. Given the dynamics of this sector and its sensitivity to gas prices, it is has become extremely difficult for the gas sector, accustomed to operating with 15–30 year long-term contracts, to plan for 2025, let alone 2050.
8There seems to be little pressure on the Indian policymaker to seek a changeover to gas despite dangerous levels of pollution in the air. Does this mean that he is waiting for a switchover to electric vehicles rather than CNG fired vehicles to clear the air?
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Dec 07 : New insights into gas demand-supply-II:

The key to gas fulfilling its potential role as a ‘transition fuel’ up to and beyond 2030, is that it must be delivered to high-income markets below $8/MMbtu, and to low-income markets below $6/MMbtu (and ideally closer to $5/MMbtu).
8The major challenge to the future of gas will be to ensure that it does not become (and in many low-income countries remain) unaffordable or uncompetitive, long before its emissions make it unburnable.
8There are many countries including India where there is an absolute price level, such as $5/MMbtu, above which customers can not afford to purchase the fuel either because of their income level, or because the end-user price level of the final product for which gas is being purchased would be too high.
8That fact that pipeline capacity utilization in India is low is a pointer to the inability of gas suppliers to find affording customers.
8KG Basin suppliers will have to keep these gas ceiling prices in mind while formulating their arithmetic.
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Dec 07 : Green Infra Farm: Takeover improves ratings

Sembcorp’s 100% takeover of Green Infra Wind Farm Assets Ltd brooks well for the company but will its counterparty payment receivable cycle improve?
8The website carries here a full list of hydel projects under survey and investigation in India at this juncture.
8For the time being, outstandings have come down but will they stay down from here on?
8Also weaker than expected generation in the last three wind seasons has become a cause of concern.
8The weather has clearly become unpredictable with global warming and this can adverse impact wind farm companies.
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Dec 07 : New insights into gas demand-supply-I: Affordability becomes the key issue now

New studies are increasingly showing a gloomy picture for gas demand globally and in India.
8These studies are focused on the question of affordability of gas as a fuel and feedstock rather than as a substituting fuel for other kinds of dirtier fossil fuels.
8Fresh insights seem to indicate that there are limited numbers of countries outside the OECD which can be expected to afford to pay wholesale (or import) prices of $6–8/MMbtu and above, which are needed to remunerate 2017 delivery costs of large volumes of gas from new pipeline gas or LNG projects.
8The unspoken assumption that around the early-mid 2020s, gas prices will rise somewhere close to 2011–14 levels, allowing a return to profitability for LNG projects which have come on stream since the mid-2010s, coaxing new projects to move forward, may not turn out to be true.
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Dec 07 : State Utilities: In transition

Some of the key state utilities are already saddled with PPAs in excess of demand and new PPAs are unlikely to be signed over the next 2 to 3 years
8Demand is moderating as feeder separation is likely to hit freeloaders in the distribution network
8State utilities are highly sensitive about open access as of now, as they fear losing high-value customers.
8Many state utilities are now trying to woo back industrial customers with lower tariffs
8The trend is towards distribution companies to evolve from content providers to solution providers.
8Some of the changes are already decipherable on the ground
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Dec 07 : Success story: How Jaipur Discom brought losses down

Jaipur Discom (Rajasthan) has reduced its AT&C losses from 33% in FY16 to 20% in 1HFY18.
8It expects to reduce these further to ~15% in FY19.
8The gap between revenue and cost is expected to decline to ‘nil’ in FY18 from INR2.5/kWh in FY16.
8The DISCOM is expected to turn a profit of INR0.11/kWh in FY19. Such a significant turnaround has been possible by a combination of regulatory support, excellent execution, UDAY, and political will.
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Dec 06 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Greenfield Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: Rs 12000 crore
8Project Description: The owner is planning to construct a 1600 MW (2*800 MW) greenfield super-critical thermal power plant. EC has been accorded on May 2016. The owner has awarded BTG and civil package to BHEL and LOA has been issued on June 2017. Geo-technical work is under progress. Work at the site is getting delayed due to legal wrangles over land acquisition. PFC has already sanctioned an amount of Rs. 9000 crorer for funding the project. The owner will come out with a BoP package and short lead items soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for BoP package and short lead items are expected by Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Mar/2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2018
8Release Date: Q2:2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q1:2023
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8Project Name: Procurement of HP rotor in Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: Rs 10 crore
8Project Description: The owner is planning to replace the existing HP rotor in the turbine which has served nearly 25 years. It will procure a new HP rotor without waiting for the old rotor to be repaired. Administrative approval is awaited, subsequently after which the procurement team of the owner will come out with a bid for the new rotor.
8Project Event: RFQ for purchase of new turbine rotor is expected by Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2018
8Release Date: Q1:2018
8Start Date: Apr/2018
8Completion Date: May/2018
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Dec 06 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Erection,Testing and Commissioning of Switch Yard Structure including supply of GI structure and Outdoor Equipment of proposed WBIIDC 33/11 KV Substation under IPDS scheme Details
8Tender for work of 02 No. 220 kv feeder Bays at 400 Kv S/S Raita for accommodating 220 Kv DCDS Raita-Kuthrel Interconnectors Details
8Tender for work of replacement of existing disc insulators by new polymer insulators at tension towers of 220 KV lines Details
8Tender for Construction of 132 kV Double Circuit line by 7x630 sq.mm. Al.Conductor, XLPE insulated, corregated Aluminum sheated 132kV power cable Details
8Tender for supplying,testing,installing & commissioning of 17km LT ABC of size 3×95+1×70+1×16 sqmm. on Existing poles on turnkey basis in IPDS scheme Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Draft Maharashtra EV policy moots 15% subsidy on price of electric vehicles Details
8Tangedco likely to import coal to meet power demand next summer Details
8Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 5,000 crore contracts in Bangladesh Details
8E-mobility, digital payments, DBT among power ministers’ agenda for meet Details
8HDFC Ergo to cover solar energy generation shortfall risk Details
8UP cabinet approves solar energy policy to generate 10,700 Mw green power Details
8Vision to generate 200 Mw solar power in airports: Civil Aviation minister Details
8RK Singh for shielding solar projects from uncertainty of dumping duty Details
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Dec 05 : LNG Update

US LNG cargoes are not price competitive yet in the Asian markets, where bulk of the demand is likely to emanate. Unless US producers change their core pricing policies
8The LNG glut will continue till around 2023-24
8The long term contract model seems to be in decay as deep pocketed portfolio players are players take both the price and the volume risks and sell the LNG to the final consumer in a variety of long-term, short-term or spot contracts to optimise the matching of supply and demand.
8So buyers don’t need to take volume risks.
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Dec 05 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant Replacement Project
8Project Cost: Rs 4800 crore
8Project Description: The owner along with consultant is carrying out clearance activities for replacement of the old units at Thermal Power Station with a new super-critical 660 MW complex in the existing premises of  Thermal Power Station. EC is expected to be granted in next 2 months. Dismantling of old units of 450 MW has already been carried out. Currently the owner is approaching PFC for funding of the project. RFQ for an EPC contractor is expected shortly. Project kick off date is expected by Q4 2018.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contractor is expected to be floated by Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2018
8Release Date: Q2:2018
8Start Date: Q4:2018
8Completion Date: Q1:2023
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8Project Name: Combined Cycle Power Station Maintenance Project (GT - 2)
8Project Cost: Rs 10 crore
8Project Description: The developer has planned a 7-day scheduled maintenance of GT-2 (130.19 MW) in the 817 MW (4x130.19 MW GT + 2x154.51 MW ST) Gas Based Power Station covering boiler license renewal of 8000 equivalent operating hours, flame tube inspection, inspection of air-fuel ratio and compressor washing.
8Equipment required will be valves, filters, casings, furnace tubes, seals, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected by fourth week of December 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2016
8RFQ Date: 26/Dec/2017
8Release Date: Jan/2018
8Start Date: 8/Feb/2018
8Completion Date: 14/Feb/2018
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Dec 05 : Our News

8Find out more on the formal reason given by Tata Steel to acquire 74% of Bhubaneshwar Power Pvt Ltd's  stake from JL Power Ltd for Rs 225 crore. The company owns a 135 MW power plant. Tata Steel and a subsidiary already hold 25% stake in the company.Click on Reports to read more
8An international conference on Power System Analysis, Control and Optimization is coming up in India. Click on Reports to read more
8Find out more on why ABB has been selected as the global leader in SCADA systems for the power sector Click on Reports to read more
8The website carries here a full review of the Integrated Power Development Scheme. Click on Reports to read more
8The recent RFQ document for another 2000 MW of wind-based power auction brought out by Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd is carried here for easy reference. Click on Reports to read more
8Apar Industries Ltd's profits are down this quarter and this half of the year. The conductors and transformers and specialty oil segments are down. Click on Reports to read more   Details

Dec 05 : UK to unlock value to households by revamping distribution networks: Lessons for India?

How is the UK reducing the cost of electricity for households and businesses by revamping the distribution system?
8Find out how smart systems can unlock huge amounts of value
8UK will soon move ahead to impose a cap on standard variable and default tariffs across the whole market
8It is also targeting a total carbon price in the power sector which will give businesses greater clarity, on the total price they will pay for each tonne of emissions
8The country is also optimizing the route to the market for renewable energy
8Are there lessons for India here?
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Dec 05 : Transmission business: Where is it headed?

Where is the transmission business headed these days?
8Will the recent slowdown in ordering from PGCIL be offset by ordering from states.
8Are order backlogs for EPC companies in this segment going up or down?
8What kind of rate of growth of business can still be expected in this business?
8Can the railways be the next big driver of growth?
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Dec 05 : Banks and Financial institutions: Where can coal-based power find funding

Are banks and financial institutions shifting their loan portfolios to renewable energy at the cost of coal based power?
8If so by how much?
8The website carries here a bank-wise, institution-wide review of loans portfolios in the power sector
8With some funding agencies closing doors, where does a coal-based power developer go for funding?
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Dec 05 : Coal is not dead yet in Asia: Find out more

Where the solution to air quality concerns is policy-driven renewable energy, the resulting disruption to coal markets could lead to under-investment in coal production capacity.
8The problem is that such under-investment in future coal supply may undermine the perceived economic and operational reliability of coal as the dominant player in the fuel mix.
8Disruptions to coal supply could bring increased volatility and high prices.
8The coal industry has been guilty of complacency, failing to adequately invest in clean and efficient technology to retain its competitiveness because they assumed that policymakers would not accept such investments
8But that is not the right way to handle the situation for a coal producer.
8For, it is too early to rule out the dominance of coal, particularly in Asia
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Dec 05 : PPA cancellation: What role should LDCs play?

What role should the Load Dispatch Centre play if a generator decides to cancel a PPA for lack of payment and decides to bring in a third party?
8Can the LDC refuse to schedule power?
8What really is the exact role of the LDC in such a case?
8Is there a need for further instructions on the role of the LDC in such situations?
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Dec 05 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for work of Dismantlin,Erection,Testing and Commissioning of 220 Kv Isolators at substations under PSDF Scheme Details
8Rate contract for Attend Breakdown of 220 Kv XLPE Cables(1200/1000/630 Sqmm) for Two Years Details
8Rate contract for Attending Breakdown/Shutdown at various 220 Kv Grid Substation Details
8Tender for manufacturing,testing,supply & delivery of 4000 Km ACSR 50 mm2 Nominal Aluminium area (Rabbit) Details
8Award of Annual Contract for Carrying out Maintenance Operations at Various 400 Kv Lines and Substations Details
8Tender for manufacturing, testing and supply of 66/11 KV Power Transformers (Qty.- 52) Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Kolkata airport to go green with 15 Megawatt solar power plant Details
8Bhel to renovate ESP package at Kahalgaon plant for Rs 215 Cr Details
8ADB approves $583 million loan facility to Reliance Power project Details
8BBMB commissions Units of Ganguwal and Kotla Power Houses Details
8Government mulls longer fixed cost recovery period for hydro power Details
8To revive projects, gas-based power companies seek subsidised natural gas imports Details
8Solar projects risk mitigation mechanism under ISA to be ready in a year Details
8India's largest floating solar power plant commissioned in Kerala Details
8Bridge to India cuts rooftop solar forecast to 10.8 Gigawatt by 2021 Details
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Dec 04 : 200 MW offshore wind project coming up: RFQs by mid-2018

A 200 MW offshore wind energy project is coming up in India
8An offshore vessel has been hired to do the geophysical studies
8A metaocean study has been completed
8RFQs for equipment and services are expected by mid-2018.
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Dec 04 : Global Clean Energy Competitiveness Index: Government can fawn over India's high ranking

The BJP government sold out on rankings from international agencies must applaud the latest ranking that India has acquired in Global Clean Energy Competitiveness Index
8India stands 5th in the world.
The ranking has been done by taking into account:
8Enabling framework
8Financing & investment
8Value chains
8Greenhouse gas management
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Dec 04 : Energy subsidies in India: A first time inventory

For the first time, an inventory has been built of all energy subsidies in India, apart from subsidies to nuclear power and large hydropower, which were excluded due to the lack of data. 8The reviewed subsidies are grouped according to the energy type they benefit: a) coal; b) oil and gas; c) renewable energy.
8The inventory covers three financial years: FY2014, FY2015 and FY2016
8The subsidies are defined as those given by way of budgetary transfers (this category does not include government loans and government loan guarantees), revenue foregone (tax breaks), provision of government-owned goods and services below market value (for example, the use of rail and other government infrastructure at below-market rates or preferential access to land and market) and price support (such as regulated fuel prices).
8The need for greater transparency is stressed and the need to analyse the data in a way that allows for better targetting and streamlining by the government.
8Some of the findings are indeed starling
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Dec 04 : Why India pays the highest price for LNG in the world?

India has consistently been paying the most for import of LNG than any other country in the world.
8Why is this so?
8Is there anything the government could do to ensure that landed prices in India of LNG are not the highest in the world?
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Dec 04 : LNG sector seeks relief-I: Secret comparables in LNG prices and lower customs duty sought

8Gas producers are protesting the sue of secret comparables in the pricing of LNG.
-- Since the determination of LNG pricing is highly complex, due to international price changes, varying cost of intermediary logistic services etc, secret comparables obtained from corporates are usually far from accurate and hence should not be applied for determination of arm’s length price of LNG, the industry is claiming.
-- Allowing use of secret comparables for non-commodities leads to a high number of disputes and unwarranted litigation.
 -- It is argued that developed countries, such as the US & UK have an official policy of not using secret comparables for any Arm’s Length Principle (ALP) evaluation.
8Then again, it is argued that since LNG falls in the same logical category as crude oil, it must have the same level of taxation as applied to crude il. The benefits of using LNG are far-reaching vis-a-vis the revenue loss to the exchequer.
-- International LNG prices are at least 20-25% lower than the crude oil (or petroleum fuels) on heat equivalent basis and thus go to reduce the cost of energy to end-consumer in addition to the forex saving, the argument goes.
-- Since customs duty on crude oil has already been made zero, import of LNG presently attracting 5% customs duty should also be exempt. Through Finance Act 2012, the government has exempted levy of Customs duty on import of LNG for power sector. However, this exemption should be extended to other sectors also.
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Dec 04 : LNG sector seeks relief-II: What will GST in gas entail?

The industry is anticipating that the budget will introduce GST on gas.
8Find out more on what is the anticipated rate for gas and for CNG to ensure that there is no much loss of revenue
8How will GAIL stand to benefit from it?
8And CGD companies?
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Dec 04 : New data on EVs in India-II: Huge savings possible

New analysis suggests the following outcomes out of the fast proliferation of EVs:
8A 100 per cent15 EV nation is estimated to contribute 12 per cent of the INDC emission intensity reduction targets (33-35 per cent)
8Oil imports saved due to 100 per cent 2030 is USD60-70 billion annually
8Due to 100 per cent incremental EV adoption by 2030, the Indian economy is expected to save Rs 5-6 lakh crores.
8These savings are net of power costs incurred less the oil purchase costs.
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Dec 04 : New data on EVs in India-I: New timelines

The advent of electric vehicles (EVs) in India has been a subject of much interest to the oil & gas industry.
Fresh research now shows that EVs will reach breakeven points, when they are equal to or cheaper than conventional vehicles, in the following timelines in India:
8Commercial cars: 2020
8Two wheelers: 2021
8Buses: 2022
8Passenger cars: 2023
8The inflection points have been advanced from earlier estimates because of rapidly falling battery cost.
8Disruptive technologies follow S-curves and once a technology wins, it could lead to the demise of incumbent technologies very quickly.
8What is more, time taken for disruptive technology to reach 80% penetration is shrinking very rapidly.
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Dec 04 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Combined Cycle Power Station Maintenance Project (GT - 2)
8Project Cost: Rs 16 crore
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 28-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-2 Gas Turbine (250 MW) in the 1500 MW ( 4*250 MW GT + 2*250 MW ST) combined gas based power station covering major inspection and overhauling (type C) of equipment which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the gas turbine set and generator set. Equipment required will be air filters, nozzle, water and oil piping, buckets, shrouds, support rings, combustion liners, thrust bearings, casings, seals, generator protection relay, inspect the fuel system and lubrication of generator, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected in third week of December 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2016
8RFQ Date: 20/Dec/2017
8Release Date: Jan/2018
8Start Date: 1/Feb/2018
8Completion Date: 28/Feb/2018
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8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: Rs 300 crore
8Project Description: The proponent is scheduled to install FGDs for Units 1 and 2 at it's 600 MW (2*300 MW) thermal power plant. At present, feasibility studies and phasing plans are underway. The project is expected to kick off in late 2021. RFQs for supply of FGDs are expected to be out by the Q3 2018. Interested parties are advised to go through the vendor registration process with the owner.
8The major requirement will be FGDs, stacker and reclaimer, earth work, cranes, pipes, installation, gypsum disposal, wet lime among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for supply of FGDs are expected in Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q4:2021
8Completion Date: Q1:2023
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8Project Name: 500 MW Solar PV Grid Project
8Project Cost: Rs 3000 crore
8Project Description: The proponent is planning to construct a 500 MW solar PV grid connected plant. The project is still under planning and site surveys are going on for scoping of the project. The project is under consideration of the Madhya Pradesh Government and after appraisal, bids for solar tariff rates is likely to be elicit.
8Project Event: RFQ for a power purchase auction is expected in Sep 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2018
8RFQ Date: Sep/2019
8Release Date: Q4:2019
8Start Date: Q3:2020
8Completion Date: Q4:2021
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Dec 04 : Environment ministry says no relaxation to FDG timelines: Attempts on to ensure merit order matrix is not displaced

The word is now going out from the government that FDG installations should be taken up seriously by thermal units
8The ministry of environment has put its foot down on the matter
8Attempts to ensure that the merit order offtake matrix does not get into disarray on account of the cost to be incurred in the installation of FDGs are now being made as of this juncture.
8CEA in the meanwhile has solicited views on a compensation system for the extra cost to be incurred on FDGs
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Dec 04 : Five-minute scheduling: Are systems in place for a transition?

The Load Dispatch Centers are gearing up for five minute scheduling
8But are the systems in place for such a transition?
8The systemic change will require a more robust forecasting system
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Dec 04 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of Cable Fault Locator (van Mountable model) with Pin Pointer Details
8Tender for supplying,testing,installing & commissioning of 11km HT ABC of size 3×150+1×120 sqmm. on Existing poles on turnkey basis in DDUGJY scheme Details
8Tender for Work of Setting up of 200KW (AC) Floating Solar PV plant Details
8Tender for Supply of ACSR Kundah Conductor(50 Km),ACSR Wolf Conductor(600 Km) and ACSR Dog Conductor(348 Km) Details
8Tender for Supply of materials,survey,installation,testing and commissioning of Rural Electrification works including construction works of New 33/11 KV Substation & associated works under DDUGJY Scheme Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & commissioning of Energy Management System (EMS) at various locations of 2x600MW TPP Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Low solar tariffs impacting sector’s health: Industry Details
8Coal India's supplies to power plants up by 9.2% Details
8PSPCL units shut as power coming from private plants Details
8KSEB unveils project to promote electric vehicles Details
8Modi govt plans to allow consumers to switch power service companies Details
8JSW Energy bags power purchase pacts aggregating to 208 Megawatt Details
8Wind auctions destroying industry, says industry body in SC petition Details
8World's largest panel maker Trina Solar shelves plan to set up plant in India Details
8International Solar Alliance to become legal entity on Wednesday Details
8Post wage hike, government now asks CIL to ramp up production Details
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Dec 01 : The spread of community wind power generation can spell trouble for operators

Community wind power generation is now on the rise in the Europe, particularly in Germany.
8Will the trend pick up in India?
8Communities get up to two years more than professional operators to develop their own wind generation
8Tender conditionality are also relaxed when bids are put in by communities
8The way the tenders in some European countries are designed are now hurting the mainstream wind industry.
8Community developers do a follow-up auction among turbine manufacturers to elicit the lowest rates after putting in initial bids, much to the detriment of professional developers.
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Dec 01 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Greenfield Hydro Power Station
8Project Cost: Rs 2000 crore
8Project Description: The owner is planning to construct a greenfield Stage -II 143 MW hydroelectric plant. Project site has been finalized the geological survey and investigation works at the site was awarded to M/s Aimil Ltd and work is underway. The inception report has been approved by the CEA. The owner is likely to come out with a tender for consultancy services for DPR preparation. The owner has confirmed that package wise bids will be advertised in the next 6-8 months.
8Project Event: RFQ for consultancy services for DPR preparation is expected by Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2015
8RFQ Date: Q1:2018
8Release Date: Q2:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q4:2024
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8Project Name: Hydro Power Station Maintenance Project (Unit - 2)
8Project Cost: Rs 16 crore
8Project Description: The owner is planning to carry out maintenance activities at its Unit - 2 (75 MW) out of 290 MW (2*75 + 2*70 MW) thermal power station. Activities are expected to begin by the start of March 2018. RFQs for inspection and various short lead items required for an annual overhaul are expected shortly.
8The requirement will include tubes, buck-stays, relay, bearings and inspection services, air filters, nozzle, boiler auxiliaries works, valves, journal bearings, pipes, casing, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for maintenance equipment is expected in January 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2016
8RFQ Date: Jan/2018
8Release Date: Feb/2018
8Start Date: 1/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 21/Mar/2018
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8Project Name: 175 MW Solar PV Grid Project
8Project Cost: Rs 1100 crore
8Project Description: The developer is planning to construct a 175 MW solar PV grid-connected plant.The project is still under planning and site surveys are going on for scoping of the project. 
8Project Event: RFQ for a power purchase auction is expected in Feb 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2018
8RFQ Date: Feb/2019
8Release Date: Q2:2019
8Start Date: Q4:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2021
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Dec 01 : A unique contact database

 We have built a unique first-of-its-kind database of power industry contacts in the country.
8Unlike a regular directory, very contact in our project monitoring software comes with a rich tapestry of information on the facility and the unit in which the contact is present, along with attendant business development prospect, if any, around the contact. Every contact information is validated on a regular basis by our team of in-house analysts
In an industrial facility in which contacts are located, we give you a whole lot of additional information including
-- Technology parameters
-- Design and actual Input-Output data for every raw material and product
-- Multi-parameter utility matrix
-- Long term maintenance contracts
-- Feedstock data
-- NIC codes
8A facility is further split up into its individual units and for each unit we have a similar set of parameters  as in the facility along with key contacts.
8And for each unit or facility, we have a resultant business development prospect, either in terms of maintenance prospect or a capital project, be an additional expansion or debottlenecking or a revamp or a new capital project
8The point to note is that we are always looking ahead and never behind, giving you exclusive information around a contact and his involvement in a future business prospect, which may be a month, six months, a year or two years away from being tendered out.
8Having worked in the business for more than two decades, we know what you are looking for.
8India has so far had a poor business prospect database because the existing databases do not fulfill the requirements of a business development manager. What we have done is  to plug that gap
8For you, a deal can just be a phone call away
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Dec 01 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for supplying and drawing HT XLPE AB Cable (3×150+1×120 sqmm.) along wandoor feeder in IPDS scheme on turnkey basis Details
8Tender for work of Conversion of 11KV 3Phase 3Wire over headline to underground Cable using 3x300 sqmm 11Kv XLPE Cable Details
8Tender for Supply of Digital Timer for Measurement of Breaker Timing (Qty.-18 Nos.) Details
8Tender for Supply of 420 Kv Current Transformers (Qty.-78 Nos) Details
8Tender for Procurement of Insulated Aerial work Platform & Insulated Scaffolding System for Live Maintenance of EHV transmission Line and substation upto 400 KV & associated work Details
8Tender for Work Contract for Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of additional 400/220/33 kV, 1x 315 MVA ICT at 400kV substation Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8RPower inks agreements for USD 1 bn projects in Bangladesh Details
8Assam woos investors; targets upto Rs 30,000 cr funds in 2 years Details
8Power Finance Corp lists green bond on London Stock Exchange Details
8UP targets un-metered power connections; hikes tariff by 63% Details
8India presents $3.1 tn climate investment opportunities till 2030: IFC Details
8Assocham for hydropower GST at par with other renewables Details
8Karnataka govt to bring action plan for electric vehicles policy Details
8India closer to signing nuclear pact with Russia, Bangladesh Details
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Dec 01 : Study of CSR in 100 companies: How to make clean energy projects self sustaining

The website carries here the findings of a study of CSR programmes of 100 companies.
8The thrust is on clean energy projects
8So what really constitutes CSR programme in clean energy?
8How is it possible to make such projects self sustaining and revenue generating?
8With whom do companies prefer to implement their CSR projects in clean energy?
8Which type of renewable energy do companies prefer?
8How much are companies spending on CSR in clean energy?
8There are lessons here for oil & gas companies
8Case studies can show how new models are now working.
There is a business case for renewable energy and micro grid companies to tie up with some of these CSR programmes, particularly with those which have large budgets.
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Dec 01 : Non-grid power companies put a list of demands

The time for submission of pre-budget list of demands have begun
The following demands have been put up to the finance ministry on behalf of the power user sector:
8CENVAT credit be given on clean energy cess. There is a also a demand to withdraw excise duty on fly ash.
8A demand has gone out from the caustic soda industry for full exemption from customs duty on imported equipment used to set up captive power plants in India.
8Group tax filing by companies with multiple SPVs for renewable energy
8Eligibility period for generation of power for claiming tax holiday be extended from 31 March 2017 to say 31 March 2020, especially given the coal shortage and other problem being faced by the sector.
8The relevant provisions of Section 9 of the Income Tax Act, in force since 1976, have been interpreted by the Supreme Court in India requiring the taxpayer to also satisfy the condition of ‘rendering of service in India’ for being taxable in India. This provision should now apply prospectively. Alternatively, a provision be inserted to clarify that past transactions would not be re-opened or contested by the tax officers on the strength of this provision.
8A clear provision has been sought for getting cash refund of accumulated CENVAT under Deemed Export Project under International Competitive Bidding. It is suggested that deemed exports should also get the same status as physical exports for getting cash refund under Rule-5 of CENVAT Credit Rules.
8It is suggested that the definition of the term Capital Goods should be amended to include Capital Goods used outside factory and used in relation to manufacturing of final products or for handling & transportation of raw materials, such as coal or fly ash, as well as intermediate products and final products.
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