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Feb 2018
Feb 19 : Business Opportunities Ahead : Expansion of a Captive Power Plant

8A cement manufacturing company is planning the expansion of an existing 7 MW waste heat recovery plant to 2x18 MW coal based thermal power plant and an additional 12 MW WHRB plant.
8TOR has been accorded
8EIA studies are ongoing
8An EIA consultant has already been awarded
8EPC contractor for supply and installation of AFBC boiler, turbine, generator and FGD is expected soon.
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Feb 19 :

Business Opportunities for Financial Institutions and Contractors for a Super-Critical Thermal Project
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Project Name: 
Thermal Power Brownfield Project
8Project Cost: 5000 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to establish an additional 800 MW super-critical thermal power plant in its existing premises of it's 1200 MW (2x600 MW) thermal power complex. Currently, TOR has been accorded for an EIA report preparation. Consultancy services for EIA report preparation has been out. The owner is currently looking out for investors for funding the project. Power Purchase Agreement is to signed with Telangana State DISCOMS. The owner has approved to place the order to the company on an EPC basis, regarding which LOA has not been awarded. EC is likely to be elicit within 6-8 months. The EPC contractor will come out with civil works bids soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected to be out in Q2 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Q2:2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2025
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: The company's 48 MW (3x16 MWgreenfield hydel power project in Himachal Pradesh is on hold on account of delay in allocating funds from Asian Development Bank. Environment Clearance has been accorded. Forest clearance is pending at District Forest Officer level. The owner will come out with a civil works contract soon, which will be subsequently followed by HM and E&M works a month later.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected by Q2 2018, instead of Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Q2:2018
8Release Date: Q3:2018
8Start Date: Q4:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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Feb 16 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name:  Super-Critical Brownfield Thermal Power Plant
8Project Cost: 4500 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning to establish a 800 MW super-critical thermal power complex in place of its existing 2x120 MW and 1x200 MW units. The dismantling tenders for 2x120 MW and 1x200 MW are already out which is under evaluation. Currently, PFR has been submitted to MoEF for scoping the TOR. Office buildings, DM plant, Coal Handling Plant and switch-yard has to be shifted to a new place for the existing units. The owner will come out with the requirement for consultancy services for DPR preparation soon. Moreover, bids for EPC contractors are likely to be out after preparation of EIA report.
8Project Event: RFQs for consultancy services for DPR preparation are expected to be out March 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2018
8RFQ Date: Mar/2018
8Release Date: Apr/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2024
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Station
8Project Cost: 300 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 97 MW greenfield hydroelectric project is on hold on account of delay in S&I works and frequent bad weather conditions at the site. DPR is currently under preparation, which is at final stages of completion. Public hearing is still pending. The developer will come out with a requirement for an EIA consultant for preparation of EIA/EMP report.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EIA consultant is expected by Q3 2018, instead of Q4 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: 2014
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2024
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Feb 16 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Design & Engineering, Manufacture/Procurement, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 5 MW Grid Connected Floating Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Details
8Supply, Erection and Commissioning of Zero Liquid Discharge System of Super Thermal Power Station Details
8Construction of 220/132/33KV Substation, with SAS on turn-key basis including supply,erection, testing & commissioning of all equipments/material Details
8Tender for the supply of 132/33KV, 40 MVA Power Transformer Details
8Tender the work of Monkey Patrolling of 220kV & 132kV EHV Lines Single Circuit/Double/Multi Circuit Towers Details
8Work of New 1*5 MVA 33/11 KV Substation, 10Km 33 KV Line And 05Km 11 KV Line Details
8Biennial contract for providing Fire Fighting personnel at a Power Project Details
8Supply of Instrument Air dryers for Ash Handling Plant of 2*250 MW TPS Details
8Tender for Procurment of Tubes and Bends for Economizer coils for Unit-II Boiler Details
8Routine maintenance and Break down maintenance of Boiler Water wall soot blower & Long Retractable Soot Blower for the boiler Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8All electric cars by 2030? Nitin Gadkari inaugurates EV charging points at Niti Aayog Details
8Infra sans thermal power gets ‘stable’ outlook Details
8CIL reduces output cost 5% despite Rs 1,000 cr wage hike in Q3 Details
8BHEL commissions 18 Megawatt hydro-electric project in Punjab Details
8Lithion Power to invest $1 billion to create battery swap ecosystem Details
8Over Rs 537-crore dues bleed MSEDCL, Aurangabad zone Details
8GE moves to sell part of overseas lighting business - WSJ Details
8ABB installs electric vehicle fast charger station at NITI Aayog Details
8SBI-UK DFID invest in India's SunSource Energy Details
8Tamil Nadu is 9th globally in renewable energy output Details
8Chasing Vestas, Siemens Gamesa targets $2.5 bln in cost cuts Details
8Actis set to buy Bhoruka's renewable energy assets Details
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Feb 15 : Transmission charges: Demand for more transparency

The prayer for issuing of specific regulations containing the terms and conditions for payment of transmission charges by different types of generators on the basis of energy actually injected by them is a subject of much discussion in the industry now.
8The present system of transmission charges in terms of 'MW per month' instead of actual flow of energy from different generating stations such as thermal and hydro is not in line with National Electricity Policy, 2005 and National Tariff Policy, 2006.
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Feb 15 : Grid integration report: Download report

A  Sub Group of the “Technical Committee for Implementation of Framework on Renewables at State Level” formed by the Forum of Regulators (FOR) for large-scale grid integration of renewables has examined various aspects of migrating from 15-minute to 5-minute scheduling, metering, accounting and settlement at the inter-state level.
8The report by the Sub Group is ready
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Feb 15 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Design, Manufacturing, Supply, Erection and Commissioning of DC system for CHP-1 at TPP. Details
8Tender for Mega O & M Contract for Electrical and C&I Systems at 3X800MW Units. Details
8Tender For Consultancy Service for Design, Engineering and Coordination for Setting up of 1x 800 MW Super critical unit Details
8Tender for Work of Installation of Air Conditioners, Fire Alarm System and Other Associated Renovation Works at 132KV Sub-Station Details
8AMC of Overhauling, servicing, repair & maintenance of CGL makes of 33KV circuit Breakers with supply of required spares at various EHV sub-station. Details
8Tender for Long Term Maintenance Contract for Boiler, Turbine Generator for a period of Three Years. Details
8Turnkey construction of 220kV D/C line Details
8Work Contract for Repairing of Economizer Coils Details
8Annual Running Contract for Operation and Maintenance of the Hydrogen Generation Plant having capacity- 2X10 Nm 3 /hr. at 2X600 MW TPP Details
8Tender for work of Replacement of earth wire & its accessories of various EHV lines Details
8Supply & Work of second circuit stringing on existing 132kV SCDC Line under EHV Details
8Tender for the Supply of Spares for Gear coupling for MOP and Turbine bearing jack oil lines Details
8Routine maintenance and Break down maintenance of Boiler Water wall soot blower & Long Retractable Soot Blower Details
8Routine maintenance and cleaning of fuel oil guns in Boiler for a period of 6 months Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Renewable energy push a great opportunity for Tamil Nadu to tap Details
8BHEL bags Rs 560 crore order from NTPC to install emission control equipment in Dadri power station Details
8Tata Power profit beats forecasts on renewable energy business Details
8Tata Power Q3 PAT slips 1% to Rs 612 cr Details
8NLC sees a 7% dip in Q3 profit Details
8Torrent Power biggest winner in wind projects auction Details
8Facing coal shortage, NTPC worried even as its third Bongaigaon unit is ready Details
8DVC wins 300 Megawatt power export contract to Bangladesh Details
8SunPower tops estimates on healthy demand for solar panels Details
8Wind energy tariffs do not fall further in latest auction for 2,000 Mw Details
8Adani looking for foreign coal mines despite challenges in Australia Details
8Global thermal coal demand will outpace supply in 2018 - Noble analyst Details
8Tata Power net falls 7 percent, margins shrink 350 bps Details
8GWEC releases 2017 annual market stats Details
8The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum Details
8Latest auction: At 2.44/unit, wind tariffs at December level Details
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Feb 15 : Our News

8Bharat Bijlee Ltd, is a one of the leading electrical engineering company in India, but subdued profitability and elongated receivable cycles are headaches Click on Reports for more
8Find out why, going ahead, solar is going to be a more attractive investment proposition than wind. Click on Reports for more
8Latest estimate seems to show that that the tipping point when the cost of new solar and wind becomes lower than the variable cost of running coal and gas plants in China is 2036. This means that it may be worth decommissioning coal and gas plants and replacing them with solar and wind in that country after that point. The same will apply for India too. Click on Reports for more
8While offshore wind costs are coming down more quickly than other renewables, it still remains more expensive than onshore wind well into the next decade, and the gap opens once again towards 2040, as cost efficiencies level off for offshore while they increase for onshore wind. Click on Reports for more
8The LOA for installation and commissioning of an AMR system for the northern region was awarded by Powergrid to M/s Kalkiteck way back in February 2012 but progress has been slow. Who is to be blamed? Click on Reports for more
8Orders from UP and PowerGrid have kept this transformer company going full speed ahead. A breakthrough order from Russia can put the company even higher. Click on Reports for more
8The metals and mining industry is India: Know more where the future business prospects are Click on Reports for more
8A coal manufacturer's profile shows how average cash cost per tonne of coal is coming down even as revenue per tonne goes up.  How long will the party last? Click on Reports for more
8The website carries here a series of business opportunities for coal washeries and coal mines from the point of view of equipment and service providers Click on Reports for more
8Frequency control continuum charts have been released for inclusion in the Indian Electricity Grid Code so as to ensure that operations move closer to the National Reference Frequency of 50 Hz Click on Reports for more
8Emergency meetings are being held for payment of Nuclear Power Corporation of India's escalating outstanding dues from state utilities. Click on Reports for more
8What is the latest status on creation of electricity reserves in the country? Click on Reports for more
8The website carries here a detailed list of instances of  non-compliance of merit order by utilities. Click on Reports for more
8Downlaod the exact calculation methodology for compensation to coal based generation units for degradation of Heat Rate, Aux Compensation and Secondary Fuel Consumption, due to Part Load Operation and Multiple Start/Stop of Units. Please write views on them. A similar exercise is currently under modeling for gas based power plants as well. Click on Reports for more
8Automatic Generation Control (AGC) has been implemented for the first time in India January 2018 as a pilot project at Dadri II STPS. This is a landmark achievement and would pave the way for much awaited secondary control through AGC in the Indian grid. Click on Reports for more
8What does the monthly economic report of the finance ministry has to say about the state of the Indian economy and where does the power sector figure in it? Is the future brighter for this segment? Click on Reports to know more.
8Flue gas desulphurization jobs are getting awarded. Find out more on one such order placed recently for over Rs 500 crore. Click on Reports for more
8Torrent power is one of India's largest power companies in the generation and T&D business. Find out how it is faring of late. Click on Reports for more
8The future of mobility has great implications of the Indian power sector. Find out what the industry leader M&M is doing on this front. Know more on how quickly the future is going to be upon us. Click on Reports for more
8Know more on how Bosch India is localizing its India mobility division to take on the onslaught of the future. Bosch will soon offer end-to-end solutions including drive components and
 intelligent charging infrastructures, geared towards making electromobility a sustainable reality for vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in India. Click on Reports for more
8Get a list of cases filed before the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission other than under Section 142 of the Electricity Act. Click on Reports for more
8Get the latest update on development of hydropower in Nepal. The challenges outweigh the prospects for now. Click on Reports for more
8Balco has 1200 MW of power, of which half is under IPP mode. What is the risk involved with the fact that bulk of it operates on merchant power mode. Click on Reports for more   Details

Feb 15 : GAIL's uniform tariff proposal: Going nowhere

Do not expect much traction from the PNGRB on GAIL's proposal for a unified tariff mechanism anytime soon
8The new no-nonsense PNGRB boss is unlikely to be browbeaten by GAIL's arguments in favour of such a tariff
8His priority seems to push the CGD agenda for the time being instead of awarding a bonanza to the gas major against the wishes of a majority of gas buyers.
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Feb 15 : GAIL's US commitments: Markets are nervous

GAIL's committed LNG volumes from the US are expected to land in India from next month.
8That is when the countdown begins on how the gas major's US offtake will eventually impact its bottomline.
8GAIL is remarkably reticent to share information on where it has tied up its volumes, as it claims it has.
8But a reasonable number of cargoes are expected to land in India
8Even though the company's other baseline parameters, including petrochemical capacity, gas transmission volumes and tariffs, are all expected to be up, the US LNG risk overwhelms all positives.
8A strong 'sell" signal has emerged from among stock market watchers as well.
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Feb 15 : 5 mmscmd of new gas in four months

ONGC is set to raise its output by around 5 mscmd in the next four months
8Know more about where the production ramp-up is coming from.
8Also has ONGC been able to capitalize on the recently acquired Deen Dayal field
8When will business development opportunities spring up in this formerly GSPC owned field?
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Feb 15 : Coal India: Looking up

Coal India reported lower than expected earnings in Q3 FY18
8The key reason for miss continued to be lower realisations in Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs).
8However, lower than expected costs did make up for lower realisations to a considerable extent.
8Find out more on how a strong revival in earnings is around the corner
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Feb 15 : Climate change and renewable power

Remember climate change will have an impact on renewable energy generation
8Find out more on the geographical locations where climate change will have a big enough impact
8Know more on which locations are in and which are out
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Feb 15 : Wind auctions: More data

Wind auctions are gaining visibility
8This is for a capacity of around 7.5 GW
8Estimated timelines are carried here
8Know more about the latest annual Indian wind market potential size and segmentation.
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Feb 15 : O&M business in renewable power: Like annuity flows

The renewable O&M business provides an annuity-like business
8Larger the base, the better is the cash flow
8Find out how the largest O&M operator in India is faring?
8What are the problems being faced?
8As margins go lower, find out how they are sought to be offset.
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Feb 15 : Jindal Power: What lies ahead

Find out more on Jindal Steel & Power power plant matrix
8Some of the power coming out of the company is at a very competitive price
8A combination of merchant sale and PPAs is being utilized rather well
8The fuel cost under PPAs is very competitive at Rs 1.6-1.7/kWh and the coal availability under FSA is good.
8Coal supply quality under FSA has also improved and grade slippage is no longer a big issue.
8But there are some formidable challenges ahead
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Feb 15 : Aravali Power: Risks outweigh prospects

What is the current status of Aravali Power Company Private Ltd's 1500 MW power plant at Jhajjar (Haryana), given that Delhi discoms offtake almost half of its power.
8The JV between NTPC and Haryana has been able to cut costs through rationalization of linkages but are the cuts deep enough?
8Find out how the risks outweigh the prospects as of now, even though efficiency and collections are both up
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Feb 15 : China will continue to add large coal capacities in next 10 years: Lessons for India?

If you think China's "blue skies" policy will stop new coal based power plants from coming up, that is not going to be true.
8Latest projections using sophisticated modeling show that China's capacity will continue to grow rapidly enough in the next 10 years
8Though not at the same pace as in the last 10 years
8The annual new added capacity will be much more than what India will add up every year over the next decade
8Get full and detailed analysis of the data here
Point to note: If massive coal based capacities continue to keep coming up in China, there is no reason why such capacities won't keep getting created in India
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Feb 15 : T&D orders are slowing down but opportunities are cropping up elsewhere

Is it true that India's big T&D orders are slowing down?
8Are the first signs already available on this?
8Find out how one of the country's largest private T&D EPC companies is doing
8Clearly business is down as is evident from the data coming in
8But new kind of orders are now emanating from the industry.
8There is a step change in the nature of business now.
8As someone who might be an equipment or service supplier to this business, are you aligned to these changes?
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Feb 15 : Renewable energy and grid stability-III: Practical steps needed

Our case studies show that there are straightforward, practical steps that countries can take to adapt existing power markets to much higher levels of variable renewable generation.
8These measures can help assure security of supply and grid reliability without the need for new, costly subsidies for back-up generation, for example via additional markets for capacity.
8The point to note however is that there is no single prescription for stabilizing a high renewables grid.
8There are nine approaches from the case studies, noting that no individual country would have to adopt every measure, rather what is needed is a selection according to their circumstances.
8It is argued that emerging countries should consider taking similar steps, rather than embarking on a radical redesign of their power markets.
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Feb 15 : Renewable energy and grid stability-I: India is an example

India figures in a multi-country analysis about how wind and solar power is being absorbed using existing integration technologies and policy measures without compromising reliability or
undercutting supply.
8Data for major cities in the national case studies indicate that none have suffered major grid problems. If anything, power outage data suggest that these are among the world’s most robust electric grids and are performing better than their peers.
8Find out more about solutions on how to handle economic pressure on traditional mid-merit plants as a result of the influx of renewable power.
8These case studies are of great importance for everyone involved in this sector as they provide deep business insights.
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Feb 15 : Renewable energy and grid stability-II: Find out what a "capacity market" is

Find out more about the concept of what is called a "capacity market".
8Under this concept, a central system operator decides on the planning requirement for future capacity, up to several years ahead, to assure security of supply.
8The operator then holds auctions inviting bids to provide that capacity.
8Successful bidders will receive a certain sum per unit of capacity that they make available in the target year. That revenue will be in addition to sales of energy in wholesale power markets. Such planning several years ahead of actual delivery could incentivize more back-up generation. It may also favor more flexible assets, for example, if units are favored according to their ramping ability.
8Find out where this concept has originated, where it is gaining ground and what are its advantages and disadvantages
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Feb 14 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant - Annual Maintenance Contractor Project
8Project Cost: 0.60 crores
8Project Description: The owner is going on with the construction activities for a greenfield 1000 MW (4x250 MW) thermal power complex. Currently, unit-1 and unit-2 (2x250 MW) has been commissioned and the other two units are under construction. The owner will come out with domestic bids for annual maintenance contract (AMC) for a period of 12 months of Unit-1 and Unit-2 for electrical equipment and switch-yard soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for AMC of unit-1 (250 MW) and unit-2 (250 MW) for electrical equipment and switch-yard are expected by May 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: May/2018
8Release Date: Jul/2018
8Start Date: Oct/2018
8Completion Date: Oct/2019
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Greenfield Project : S&I activities delays RFQ
8Project Cost: 500 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 60 MW (2*30 MW) greenfield hydel project on hold due to delay in survey and investigation activities at the site. Bad weather conditions and unusual delay by the survey team are hampering the S&I activities, which is expected to get completed by Q3 2018. Socio-economic survey, property survey and public hearing are still pending. The owner will come out with a requirement of an EIA consultant soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EIA consultant is expected by Q3 2018, instead of December 2017.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2018
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2024
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Feb 13 : Business Opportunities Ahead : Captive Power Plant

8A sponge manufacturing company is planning the expansion of an existing 25 MW captive power plant to 35 MW plant and an existing 8 MW WHRB to 16 MW WHRB to meet the demand of electricity for manufacturing of sponge iron.
8TOR has been accorded.
8Survey works are ongoing at the site.
8An EIA consultant has already been awarded.
8Package-wise bids for AFBC boiler, turbine, air cooled condenser and WHRB is expected soon.
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Feb 13 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Procurement of HP rotor in Thermal Power Station
8Project Cost: 10 crores
8Project Description: The owner's procurement for a new HP rotor to replace the existing HP rotor in the turbine is on hold due to delay in administrative approval. The developer will procure a new HP rotor without waiting for the old rotor to be repaired. Further RFQs are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFQ for purchase of new turbine rotor is expected by April 2018, instead of Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: Apr/2018
8Release Date: Jun/2018
8Start Date: Sep/2018
8Completion Date: Oct/2018
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8Project Name: Canal Head Power House Maintenance Project (Unit -5)
8Project Cost: 14 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 17-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-5 (50 MW) in the 250 MW (5x50 MW) canal head power house which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine-generator set, tunnel lining, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by third week of February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 17/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 3/Mar/2018
8Start Date: 20/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 5/Apr/2018
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Feb 13 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Maintenance Contract of C & I Control Equipments like DCS, PLC and Field Equipments of a TPS Details
8Tender for work of Earthing of Various Equipments at 220 KV Substation Details
8Tender for work of Providing & fixing of Non-Conductive Spike Guard for 132KV EHV Lines Details
8Tender for Repair & Maintenance Works of existing high velocity water spray system in the switchyard of 220 KV Substation Details
8Tender for work of Replacement of single AAC Tarantula/zebra to Single ACSR Moose Conductor 132KV main bus and transfer bus at 132KV Substation Details
8Tender for the Supply of 132/11 KV, 16/20 MVA Power Transformer ( Qty.- 16 Nos.) Details
8Tender for work of Restoration of ESP internals in four fields in Unit-1 Boiler during annual Maintenance period Details
8Biennial Maintenance Contract for Regular & Running Maintenance of all Electrical Equipments excluding running maintenance of AHS,LHS, PT & DM plant,and IGNP system electrical equipments Details
8Tender for Various Civil Works at 220 kv substation Details
8Tender for the Supply of Flow Divider Details
8Tender for the Supply of Feeder motor with eddy current clutch and Gear box drive complete set suitable for 36” gravimetric feeders Details
8Tender for the Supply of Single stage angle drain valve for Turbine with actuator Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Coal India target for power sector pegged at 513 mn tonnes for next fiscal Details
8State high on power generation Details
820 percent cross-subsidy cap: Industrial power cost to reduce by 14-20 percent Details
8NHPC net profit jumps over 3-fold at Rs 687 crore in December quarter Details
8New Jersey regulator approves $6 billion power auctions Details
8Already facing water scarcity, Gujarat will now battle power crisis Details
8Delhi HC ask CIL to supply coal to Reliance Power's Butibori Unit-I Details
8CCI approves RInfra Rs 18,800 crore deal with Adani Transmission Details
8NTPC power trading arm wins tender for supply of 300 Mw power to Bangladesh Details
8Government takes steps to boost coal supplies to power plants Details
8Trump budget cuts renewable energy office, ups nuclear weapons spending Details
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Feb 12 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Business Oppurtunities for a FGD package contractor
8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 100 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning the installation of a Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) unit at it's 420 MW (2x210 MW) unit in the 1720 MW (7x210 MW + 1x250 MW) Thermal Power Station. The company is expected to float tenders for the same. At present, the feasibility report has been submitted to the government for approval. Work on the project is meant to start in 2020. RFQ for supply of FGD is expected to be out soon.
 The major requirements will be FGD, earthwork, cranes, pipes, installation, gypsum disposal, absorber, limestone, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for supply of FGD are expected to be out by June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Jun/2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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Maintenance equipment required in a major hydro power plant
8Project Name: Hydroelectric-I Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 14 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 31-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-2 (250 MW) in the 1000 MW (4x250 MW) Hydroelectric Station, covering annual inspection and overhaul of equipment which includes overhauling and checking of auxiliary parts of the turbine-generator set, bearing sets, sensors and seals.
8Equipment required will be turbine bearings, gland seals, change of worn out bushes of guide vanes journals, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by third week of February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 16/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 26/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 1/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 31/Mar/2018
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Contact Update : 
A maintenance in-charge (O&M) of a NTPC's Super Thermal Power Station has been added in the facility.
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Feb 12 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of 1.1 KV Grade Power Cable of size 2CX25 and 4CX25 Sq.mm. Details
8Supply and installation of “BALANCE OF PLANT PACKAGE (BOP-SE3)” for Super critical Thermal Power Station Details
8Tender for Increasing Capacity of (1*40+1*63 MVA to 2*63 MVA) and other related work at 132 KV Substation Details
8Tender for rectification of internal defects and reconditioning of the dismantled 100 MW Unit I turbine runner at a Power House Details
8To Conduct the mandatory Energy Audit Test of Unit-I & II (2X600MW) through a firm having BEE Accredited Energy Auditor as per the guidelines of BEE Details
8Construction of 220 KV Substation on turnkey basis Details
8Procurement of Service Connection Materials Details
8Erection, Dismantling and Transportation of ICT/Transformer Accessories and Transportation of EHV Equipments Details
8Upgradation of 132kV Substation to 220 kV Substation Details
8Erection of New 132kV Bus & Auxilary Bus along with 132kV TBC bay & 132kV PT for existing 132kV Old Single Bus (Main) section with Supply of Allied equipments Details
8Procurement of 33/11 KV, 5 MVA Power Transformer And 11KV & 33KV Insulator Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Shortage of coal caused power generation loss in 2017-18, acknowledges govt Details
8PowerGrid Corporation to implement electrification works in Kashmir Details
8EVs may increment power demand of 160 billion units by 2030 Details
8Power Minister launches portal, mobile app for fly ash utilisation Details
8Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 567 crore NTPC order In Haryana Details
8Adani Power's proposal for setting up SEZ in Jharkhand rejected Details
8NTPC may borrow Rs 16,000 crore to add 6,900 MW by March 2019 Details
8CLSA sees limited upside for Bharat heavy Electricals Ltd shares Details
8British power capacity auction fails to attract natural gas projects Details
8First International Solar Alliance Summit in March to be mega diplomatic show Details
8Gujarat power utility floats 500 Megawatt solar power tender Details
8Thailand's biggest solar firm plans $1.76 bln in Vietnam wind projects Details
8Coal India third quarter net profit up 4 per cent at Rs 3,004 crore Details
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Feb 12 : Our News

8Find out more on how multinational auto companies are localizing themselves to take on domestic majors in India Click on Reports for more
8Know more on Bangladesh's quest to achieve a power generation capacity of an impressive 36,000 MW by 2021 Click on Reports for more
8Spot LNG delivery prices are high. Cargoes for delivery in the first half of March are trading between $10.70 and $11 per mmBtu while cargoes for the second half of the month are trading at just above $10 a barrel.  Click on Reports for more
8Gujarat has come out with offers for 500 MW of power with a greenshoe option for another 500 MW Click on Reports for more
811 coal mines have been allocated to Coal India Ltd last week. Click on Reports for more
8100 million tonnes of coal for unregulated sectors: Is it just talk or is there action too Click on Reports for more
8A mobile app has been launched for better fly ash management. Click on Reports for more
8What happens when you have a 3 MW solar plant with a over Rs 8/kwh price and a PLF of 22%. Can you sit easy for the next 25  years? Click on Reports for more
8NLC India is organizing a different kind of conference this time -- on corporate governance. Find out more should you want to attend Click on Reports for more
8Find out what an industry leader has to offer in terms of Atmospheric Fluidised Bed Combustion Boilers for firing solid fuels. Find out where these have been installed and how they are better than what the competition has to offer. Click on Reports for more
8Want to know more about the energy needs of the Indian railways. While the process of electrification is under way, IR is also engaged in diversifying its energy mix in favour of renewables. Click on Reports for more
8Get the full list of waste to energy projects here and all other attendant parameters Click on Reports for more   Details

Feb 12 : Solar tariffs: States seek innovative solutions

More than the central government, state governments are now pushing the non-conventional power agenda
8One such progressive state has issued a discussion paper on tariff fixation for solar power, both ground mounted a roof top
8Given that tariffs are now competitively arrived at, the dynamics have changed.
8In this context, is there a need to relook at the tariff rates set in the past?
8That is the big question
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Feb 12 : Mini wind turbine: How does it work

Find out what the requirements of a mini wind turbine which will generate power to charge mobile phones:
8The turbine must be able to generate at least 2.5 Watt-hours of charge over 1 hour which can be stored in the internal battery and supplied to USB devices.
8The turbine must operate indefinitely on wind energy.
8The turbine must be low-cost, ideally under $50.
8The turbine must be portable and easy to mount.
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Feb 12 : Kalpataru Power: Soaring high

Kalpataru Power, along with its two affiliates, has been springing surprises in terms of order intake
8The company seems to be riding the railway electrification drive
8The point to note is the company is an increasingly strong contender in projects abroad.
8Looking ahead, Kalpataru is likely to be one of the key beneficiaries of strong transmission capex in both domestic and global markets,
8Earnings are expected to soar
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Feb 12 : Petronet LNG: What has the future in store?

What are Petronet LNG's plans right ahead?
8What is the current status of the Dabhol terminal?
8How is the coming on stream of the Mundra LNG terminal going to impact PLL?
8How far has it progressed in its negotiations with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?
8When is the Kochi-Mangalore pipeline now expected to come on line?
8Till then, where will demand for gas come in for Kochi and for how much?
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Feb 12 : Coal fired power: Eliminating it is not possible

Completely eliminating coal-fired power generation globally, it is estimated, could entail construction of over 10,000 power plants at an estimated cost of $ 3-7 trillion using natural gas-fired capacity as a replacement.
8Alternately, the cost of a theoretical wind-and-battery storage combination is about 2.5 times that range.
8The natural gas option exceeds today's market capitalization of the entire S&P Energy index by roughly fourfold, while the wind-battery option is about 10 times today's market capitalization of the S&P Energy index as a whole.
8So think carefully before you speak of the end of coal as a fuel for the future
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Feb 12 : Solar rooftop comes of age-IV: Get the full template here

Get a full template on roof top solar here
8Find out the issues involved
8Find out how to get institutional funding
8Find out what kind or RORs you can get
8Know more on how to look for innovative funding proposals
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Feb 12 : Solar rooftop comes of age-III: Different kinds of business models are taking shape

Different kind of business models are now evolving for rooftop solar
8Currently majority of the rooftop capacity in India is based on the capex model, where the user has invested in the capital himself.
8The alternate model is the OPEX model where the developer builds a solar energy system on the customer’s property for no significant upfront charges.
8The generation from the solar energy system offsets the customer’s electric utility bill, and the developer sells the power generated to the customer at a fixed rate.
8Currently around 80% of the installed solar rooftop capacity was under the capex model.
8This model is gaining traction but there are other more innovative models which are slowly taking root
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Feb 12 : Solar rooftop comes of age-II: Where is the money coming from?

The government has plans to install 40 GW of rooftop solar power by 2022 at a cost of $ 34 billion
8That is the kind of money which is not easy to get
8Commercial lenders have limitations in long term financing they can provide.
8Banks are cautious in lending to rooftop solar projects because there are high perceived risks and limited information on the track records of rooftop solar investments. Even when banks lend to rooftop solar projects, the high-risk perception and high per unit transaction cost has led to high costs of borrowing, thereby negatively impacting IRR of the project.
8Find out more on how this limitation is being sought to be bridged and how some institutions are coming up with the money and tenor required to finance such projects.
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Feb 12 : Solar rooftop comes of age-I: How much cheaper is it now?

The solar rooftop market has grown at a CAGR of 98% over the last 4 years.
8Historically, solar rooftop systems have always maintained a 10-12% share of the overall solar capacity.
8With 65% of total installed capacity, commercial & Industrial remain the biggest market segment for rooftop solar. These consumers account for more than 50% of India’s total power demand and make savings of up to 50% through rooftop solar systems as their grid tariffs are typically between Rs 7-10 / kWh.
8Find out how much cheaper Indian roof top power is
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Feb 09 : Business Opportunities Ahead : A Captive Power Plant

8A paper manufacturing company is planning to add a 22 MW captive power plant in an existing Kraft paper plant.
8An EIA consultant is currently writing out the EIA report.
8EC is expected to be elicited in next 6 months.
8Package-wise bids for boiler, turbine, ESP, air cooled condenser is expected soon.
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Feb 09 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Hydro Power Station Maintenance Project (Unit-3)
8Project Cost: 15 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 20-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-3 (200 MW) in the 1200 MW (6*200 MW) river bed power house which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine-generator set, bearing sets, tunnel lining, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for equipment required are expected by mid-February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 15/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 25/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 9/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 29/Mar/2018
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8Project Name: Greenfield Multipurpose Project
8Project Cost: 1000 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 300 MW (3*100 MW) greenfield multipurpose project is on hold due to delay in site survey works at the site. PFR has been submitted to CWC which is under appraisal. The project developer will come out with a requirement for a consultant for DPR preparation soon.
8Project Event: RFQ of a consultant for preparation of DPR is expected by Q3 2018, instead of Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2025
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Feb 09 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of 450 Nos. LT single phase bi-directional Energy meters, 1200 Nos. LT three Phase whole current bi-directional Energy Meters and other type Energy meters Details
8Annual contract for outsourcing job work of carrying out the Operation,Upkeeping,Maintenance (mechanical,electrical and C&I) works of External coal conveying system of a TPS for period of 12 Months Details
8Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of additional 1 x 25 MVA ,132/33kV transformer along with 132kV & 33kV bus extension and allied equipments with civil works at 132kV substation Details
8Tender for Procurement of Bends for Hot Re-Heater Coils for Boiler Details
8Tender for the Supply of Pulley of various sizes for ICHS conveyors for a TPS Details
8Operation & Maintenance (Mechanical & Electrical) of Internal Coal Handling System at TPS for a period of 3 years Details
8Supply of 110 KV Transmission line Arrester with Disconnector & Surge Counters Details
8Supply of 33 KV, 11 KV & 132 KV Current Transformers And 132 KV & 33 KV Potential Transformer Details
8Procurement of 9 Meter long PCC 200Kg- WL poles Details
8Renovation and Modernization of ESP for 3 Nos. of 210 MW Units of a Thermal Power Station Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Bhel’s turnaround in order flows may be a flash in the pan Details
8Govt takes strategic decision to boost supply to thermal power stations Details
8Supreme Court order will impact our mines in Goa: Vedanta Details
8Renewable energy poses threat to coal’s future: Coal India Ltd Details
8Coal India's sales to power sector grow 6.8 per cent in current fiscal so Details
8No new coal mines need to be allocated or auctioned beyond current pipeline: Coal Vision Document 2030 Details
8BHEL third-quarter profit rises, but lags expectations Details
8Tamil Nadu's 40,000 crore plan to replace thermal units Details
8Jinal Mehta to be new MD of Torrent Power Details
8ABB sees brighter outlook for 2018 after fourth quarter net profit drops Details
8India, China to lead the emerging nations’ green bonds market in 2018 Details
8Siemens Gamesa bags 160MW of solar EPC orders Details
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Feb 08 : Software Update : Power Projects

8Project Name: Gas Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 12 crores
8Project Description: The owner has planned a 10-days scheduled maintenance of Unit-3 in the 127.20 MW Gas Based Power Station covering minor inspection (type A) of equipment which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the gas turbine set and air filter cleaning of compressor parts.
8Project Event: RFQ for short lead equipment required are expected by mid-February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 12/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 25/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 1/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 10/Mar/2018
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8Project Name: Hydroelectric Greenfield Project : PPA delays RFQ
8Project Cost: 200 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 52 MW (2x26 MW) greenfield hydroelectric plant has been held up on account of a delay in signing of the power purchase agreement. Environment Clearance is likely to be elicited by Q3 2018. Project kick off date is expected in early 2020. The developer will come out with a package wise bids after getting EC appraisal.
8Project Event: RFQs for civil works are expected to be out by Q1 2019, instead of Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q3:2019
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2024
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Feb 08 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Stringing/Replacement of conductor & Replacement of insulator of 220 KV line Details
8Work of Providing & Fixing of spares for 400KV PG & CB Isolators of various makes at 400KV S/Stn Details
8Procurement of 11 Meter long PCC 400Kg- WL poles Details
8Manufacture.Testing and supply of Coal Conveyor belt for Coal handling plant of a STPS Details
8Procurement of Supporting Roller Assembly for Drycon Conveyor in Bottom Ash Handling System of TPS Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for Preventive/Breakdown Maintenance and Safety checking of EOT Cranes of HPS Details
8Appointment of an Agency for Supply,Installation,Commissioning,Maintenance and Operations of Physical Infrastructure and Systems at Data Centre Details
8Design,Engineering, manufacturing,supply,Erection,testing & commissioning of 1MW(AC), Ground Mounted, Grid Interactive Solar PV Power Plant including 01 Year of defect liability Details
8Supply of HPMS Spares for XRP 763 Bowl Mills at a Thermal Power Station Details
8Tender for supply of 11 KV 36 KN Strain disc hardwares suitable for Dog and Raccoonl conductor for DDUGJY Works Details
8Supply & Erection of HT and LT Ariel Bunched Cable Details
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8Tamil Nadu should increase its solar and wind energy capacity, suggests study Details
8NTPC regulates load in the east as southern states buy more green power Details
8Plea to ensure power tariffs are reduced Details
8Telangana to host National Power Summit on February 9 Details
8NTPC invites bids for procurement of agro Residue for its Dadri power plant Details
8Australia's Origin Energy to book $417 mln writedown on Ironbark, Lattice Energy units Details
8Australia's AGL Energy first half profit jumps on soaring power prices Details
8Govt gives administrative approval, financial sanction to build 12 nuclear power reactors Details
8High Court decision on solar imports duty likely on February 13 Details
8Wind turbine maker Vestas eases worries about lower margins Details
8Brookfield-backed TerraForm bids $1.2 billion for Saeta Yield Details
8Solar, wind power tariffs may dip below Rs 2 per unit in 2-3 years Details
8Decide Sasan Power plea for more coal by Feb 21: HC to Centre Details
8Adani asked to prove Carmichael coal mine jobs promises in Aus Details
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Feb 08 : Our News

8The bankrupt American nuclear company, Westinghouse, which has been offloaded by its parent company Toshiba as a disastrous financial liability, will send its executives to India this week in an attempt to resuscitate its planned six-reactor project in the village of Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh on the country’s eastern coast. Find out why doing a deal with Westinghouse may not be a great idea. Click on Reports  for more
8Find out more on a global water treatment company making vast inroad's into the industrial water market. Click on Reports  for more
8 PowerGrid's total work in hand is Rs 1,03,000 crore. Yearly capex is at Rs 25,000 crore.
8The website carries here a series of business development opportunities in new coal mines and washeries. Click on Reports  for more
8The general principles for evaluation of applications for providing more flexibility in coal allocation from captive PSU coal mines to other PSUs for power generation has been put in place. Find out how the formula will work. Click on Reports  for more   Details

Feb 08 : Blockchain technology: Energy solutions are easier to onboard on this platform

Blockchain technology is not something India seems to be encouraging but globally energy solutions are now being onboarded to these platforms
8A new solution provider has come up with a blockchain based platform that seeks to verify and reward the production of sustainable and renewable energy through the issuance of an ERC20-compliant utility token.
8The advantage is that by capturing data directly from IOT and smart devices and through market aggregators, the platform is able to create immutable proof of production and allocate tokens via an open-source “oracle”.
8In doing so, the platform will serve as a standardized incentive for producers and allow consumers to validate their own sustainable actions.
8This revolutionary program is meant to address many of the systemic issues in global renewable markets today.
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Feb 08 : NTPC's woes won't end anytime soon

NTPC's generation may have grown 10% but so have its woes.
8Under recoveries have gone up on account of coal shortage
8The shutdown of the 500 MW Unchahar plant due a blast has added to its problems
8The outlook for the company in the course of the year does not look too bright.
8While demand is growing, coal shortages are hampering the company from pushing ahead
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Feb 08 : The budget has some sops for the power sector

The budget didn't provide much for the power sector
8But a deeper reading shows some positives
8Find out what they are
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Feb 08 : PowerGrid: Looking at a lower return on equity from now on

PowerGrid's return on equity has been on the decline.
8There is also an expectation that the ROE will take a further downward swing as the expectation is that the CERC will lower the base RoE from 15.5% to 14% after the current tariff regime ends in 2019.
8The core ROE is assumed to be 13% due to under-recoveries, and this will hit earnings per share
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Feb 08 : Why do some coal washeries get into trouble?

For many, coal washeries may seem like a good business. You wash the coal and sell it.
8But why is then that some washeries are ailing?
8The website carries here two examples in which project owners have delayed debt repayments
8One has a power plant attached to a self owned washery
8Then there is another company set up as captive power plant to feed power to a bunch of coal washeries
8Find out whether there are local or generic factors at play which are pushing these companies to the brink
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Feb 08 : JSW's EV venture: Charting into uncertain territory

JSW's venture into electric vehicles has raised rather than lowered the company's risk profile
8It is an entirely new line of business
8It has been so far been in a B-to-B space and transiting into a B-to-C space needs a different mindset entirely
8There is plan to spend Rs 4000 crore but no value can be attributed to such investment at this juncture.
8Also, the company has recently done less than what was expected.
8Find out more on what is in store
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Feb 08 : International turbine supplier under investigation for bribery in India

The website carries here details of an international energy major which is under investigation for possible bribery in India to government officials.
8The action in the US appeared surprising as the company is not headquartered there.
8This shows that the US now redefining its anti-corruption investigations
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Feb 08 : RIL-BP entry into the gas market: Will it be different this time around?

The entry of RIL-BP as a competitive supplier of gas in India can have a big impact only if the government plays along and brings about much needed reforms in this segment of the economy.
8Unless the stratified common carrier paradigm that underpins the midstream sector is unlocked, monopoly owners of the infrastructure are unlikely to allow for much progress.
8A case at point is a similar foray by Shell, which already has an LNG terminal in operation. The company is the largest global LNG player and yet in India, it remained stymied by lack of direct access to customers.
8With both BP and Shell actively involved in the Indian market, it is time for the government to breakup GAIL into its marketing and transmission arms as a first step towards reforming the sector.
8Unlike Shell, RIL-BP has a bigger exposure to market and is likely to push the government on reforms
8The PNGRB can play a bigger and more assertive role as well
8RIL thought it could break the monopolies in existence in the sector when it drew first gas in the KG basin. That attempt was unsuccesful.
8Let's see what happens this time around
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Feb 07 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name:  Super Thermal Power - LTC Project
8Project Cost: 10 crores
8Project Description: The owner is going on with the construction activities for a greenfield super-critical 1600 MW (2*800 MW) thermal power plant. Start-up Unit-1(800 MW) is expected within the 3-4 months. Unit-2 (800 MW) is under construction and expected to be synchronized in September 2018. The owner has already come out with bids for Long Term Contract (LTC) maintenance for CHP, WTP, AHP, C&I, mechanical equipment of the boiler. Bids for LTC for switch-yard equipment and cooling tower are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for a long term contract for switch-yard equipment and cooling tower are expected by April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: 2018
8Completion Date: 2024
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8Project Name:  Hydroelectric Greenfield Project : Getting Delayed
8Project Cost: 800 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 90 MW (3*30 MW) greenfield hydro power project has been held up on account of delay in grant of wildlife clearance. NBWL clearance is awaiting at the Nodal Officer level, and only after that will EC be elicited. The owner will come out with an EPC package after getting EC appraisal.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EPC contractor is expected by Q3 2018, instead of Q1 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2017
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2024
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Feb 07 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply, installation, Modification, Testing and commissioning of Independent water makeup expansion tank for secondary cooling water circuit of a Hydro Power Station Details
8Procurement of Bowl & Bowl hub Assembly with fasteners suitable for XRP 1043 Bowl Mill at a Thermal Power Station Details
8Work contract for 'D' metering work of Boiler tubes & bends and radiograhy of HP joints during AOH of Unit 5 & 6, 2*120 MW, of TPS Details
8Supply & Erection of HT and LT Ariel Bunched Cable (LT - 1.755 Km & HT - 8.97 Km Details
8Supply of 1 No. 33/0.415 KV, 500 KVA ,3 phase, Dyn 11 Distribution Transformer Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & commissioning submersible pump along with accessories under Disaster Management plan for CPS-II Dam Details
8Supply and Delivery of Armoured / Unarmoured Cables required for 200MW Hydro Electric Plant Details
8Erection, testing and commissioning of 230 kV SC line on DC towers from Karaikudi 230 kV SS to Nemmeli Thippiyakudy 230 kV SS including supply of all materials under total turnkey contrac Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Nuclear power: Uranium shipments hold up, but blip in generation Details
8 MEIL crossed another milestone Details
8Enforcing UDAY: Power Minister plans to do this through tariff policy Details
8From oil to solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables Details
8Europe added record 3 GW of offshore wind capacity last year -industry group Details
8China solar panels supplier grows in India to avoid trade controls Details
8 Knorr Bremse India, CleanMax Solar partner for rooftop solar plant Details
8CCI rejects complaint against Coal India Details
8JSW Energy Eyes acquisitions after Bina Power deal falls through Details
8JSW Energy third quarter PAT jumps two fold to Rs 50.55 crore Details
8Toyota-Suzuki to roll out small electric car for mass segment by 2020 Details
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Feb 06 : Our News

8Prices are up and so are volumes of electricity sold through power exchanges. Then again with new transmission lines commissioned, congestion is dramatically down. The problem seems to be on the power supply supply side, owing to an increase in e-auction rate and imported coal prices. This led to increase in clearing price on exchanges by 34% (from Rs 2.38/kWh to Rs 3.18/kWh) over last year (Apr-Dec). Know more
8Is a change in VAT a Change in Law, allowing for a pass through to tariffs? Know more on the various judgments on the subject Click on Reports for more
8Find out why some of the government sponsored overhead electrification projects executed by EPC companies have high debtor outstandings. Click on Reports for more
8Know more on the plans and strategies of this European power manor which has set up a 70-MW solar plant in Rajasthan and another 100-MW solar plant at Karnataka. These projects were won through the hard fought reverse auction process. The PPA are with an offtaker with high credibility and net worth. Click on Reports for more 
8Find out why the Indian solar sector provides good business opportunities. A full SWOT analysis is carried here. Click on Reports for more
8The recently announced 70% safeguard duty proposal along with a 7.85% port duty on imported solar modules is causing deep anxiety and regulatory uncertainty in the solar industry. Know more.
8Amit Uplenchwar has been appointed CEO of HCC’s E&C business Click on Reports for more
8Siemens Gamesa believes that while the renewable energy is going through a volatile stage at this point, the outlook is bright in the medium to long term Click on Reports for more
8Should a deferral be allowed for Renewable Purchase Obligations of an entity? If so under what conditions? Find out more.
8Get full details of possible business development opportunities in Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd Click on Reports for more
8Get the latest coal production, despatch and evacuation report of SECL Coal Fields Ltd Click on Reports for more
8A quantitative evaluation of NTPC shows that the scrip is fairly priced at this juncture and there is no upside possible. Find out more
8Vinod Tahiliani appointed CEO of India Gas Solutions, a BP-RIL JV to deliver natural gas. Click on Reports for more
8RFQs for another 2000 MW of power are out. Know more.   Details

Feb 06 : State regulatory body's scathing indictment of a state utility: Find out more

Find out more about how a regulatory body has come out with a scathing indictment of a state utility ability to engage the regulator in "trivial" issues.
8That the utility was indulging in steps that go against the stated objective of the state to encourage ease of doing business.
8That litigation was used to waste the time of the regulator.
8Hopefully such harsh words would slow down attempts at litigation when resolution can be arrived at through mutual discussion among parties
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Feb 06 : L&T's power division: Where is it headed?

How is L&T power segment faring?
8Aggressive competition and limited opportunities have impacted order inflow
8Revenue decline seems to be reflective of depleting domestic order book
8The good point is that execution of international orders on track
8Is the company eventually trying to divest itself of the power portfolio?
8Will there be takers?
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Feb 06 : 7.5% BCD on solar modules: MNRE's fire fighting leading nowhere

The MNRE is stepping in to fire fight after the imposition of 7.5 per cent Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on Solar PV Modules/Panels.
8To begin with, the ministry is trying to do an audit of the current status of imported modules
8But it seems to be running into rough weather here
8Find out more how MNRE seems to be hamstrung in its efforts
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Feb 06 : Latest research: Coal will continue to play a big role till 2040 and beyond

The latest global research data continues to predict a big role for coal right up to the year 2040.
8The share of coal will go down no doubt as other sources of energy grow faster
8Coal provides less than 30 percent of the world’s electricity in 2040, down from about 40 percent in 2016
8But this is a large number by any yardstick
8Get a detailed technical and comparative analysis of where coal stands today and how it will fare in the next 20 years or more
8Coal-fired generation grows in many countries including India due to electricity demand growth as well as favorable economics and supportive policy environments
8The end of coal is nowhere near
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Feb 06 : A New Solar Park : Business opportunities for major contractors and suppliers

Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency is planning the implementation of a Lohit solar park of 30 MW at Tezu township, in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Cuurently, land has been identified and acquired for installation of solar panels. DPR was prepared for 87 MW but due to time deficit and unavailability of topographical constraints the detailed project report is under capacity and cost revision to 30 MW.
The owner will come out with a Request for Selection (RfS) bid in next 4-5 months for setting up of grid connected solar park (30 MW).The Power Purchase Agreement with the bidders selected based on this RfS for purchase of solar power will be done afterwards.
After RfS bid, a single EPC contract for supply, installation and commissioning of the Lohit Solar Park (30 MW) shall come up.   Details

Feb 06 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Business Opportunities for an AMC contractor
8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Annual Maintenance Contractor
8Project Cost: 0.8 crores
8Project Description: The owner  is going on with the construction activities for a greenfield 750 MW (3*250 MW) thermal power plant. The unit-1 and unit-2 (2*250 MW) has been commissioned in 2017. The unit-3 (250 MW) is under construction and expected to get commissioned by July 2018. Annual Maintenance Contractor for CHP, chemical treatment plant has been awarded. The owner will come out with an open bid for selection of an Annual Maintenance Contractor (AMC) for operation and monitoring of AHP, switchyard, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for an annual maintenance contractor of AHP, Switch-yard are expected by April 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Apr/2018
8Release Date: May/2018
8Start Date: Aug/2018
8Completion Date: Sep/2019
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RFQ for FGD package contractor : Getting delayed
8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant- FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 400 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 600 MW (2*300 MW) Thermal Power Station is planning the installation of FGD and upgrading of ESPs. The project is getting delayed on account of delay in approval from CEA apparently because of the inability of the promoter to establish reasonable cost and finding bechmarks.. The installation is expected to begin by the end of March, 2021. RFQs for supply of FGD are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for FGD and upgrading ESPs are expected to be out by Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2016
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2021
8Completion Date: Q3:2023
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Feb 06 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply , Installation ,Testing and Commissioning of Neutral Grounding Resistor for earthing neutral of Power Transformers Details
8Procurement of various sizes of Damper seals, side seals and bottom seals of hot air & cold air gate of Thermal Power Station Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV Substation on Turnkey basis Details
8ICB Tender for Design, Engineering, Manufacturing,Supply, Laying, Jointing, Testing and Commissioning of 220kV D/C, 1x630 Sq.mm. Underground XLPE Cable from JB-01to JB-04 of existing 220KV, 1X630 sq. mm, Double Circuit,underground cable link between 220KV Pragati and Park Street substations on Turnkey Basis Details
8Tender for work of Rectification of lighting in Boiler area-Unit-I of TPS-II Expansion Details
8Tender for work of Installation of 400 kV, 125 MVAr bus shunt reactor with bay at 400 kV Akola –II substation Details
8Tender for Procurement of Three phase HT TV Meter with Box (Quantity- 770 Nos.) Details
8Tender for Supply, Erection & Commissioning of Intake louver, Pre filter & Spraying systems in the Air Washer & Ventilation system including Renovation of M.S Supports of approach and Maintenance platforms in Unit –II. at TPS Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Smart transmission management system launched in Rajasthan Details
8Looming coal shortage set to unplug power plants Details
8CLP India eyes transmission assets Details
8A huge transformation of the power sector can be expected Details
8ChinaCoal to add 54.7 million tonne of coal capacity in 2018 Details
8Capital Dynamics to acquire SunPower, First Solar JV for $977 mln Details
8Order probe into Talwandi power plant bidding, Jakhar urges CM Amarinder Singh Details
8Himachal government to float global tender for 960 MW Jangi hydel project Details
8Porsche to double investment in electric cars by 2022 Details
8In Andhra Pradesh, Public fumes over proposed hike in power tariffs Details
8Odisha electricity regulator begins public hearing on power tariff hike Details
8Westinghouse to hold talks for six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh Details
8Sebi seeks clarification on IPO plans of 5 companies including IREDA Details
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Feb 05 : Software Updates : Power Projects

Business Opportunities for an AMC contractor
8Project Name: Super Thermal Power Project - AMC Contractor
8Project Cost: 0.5 crores
8Project Description: The owner is going on with the construction activities for a greenfield 1320 MW (2*660 MW) ultra super-critical thermal power plant. The unit-1 (660 MW) is expected to get commissioned in Q3 2019. The owner will come out with an open bid for selection of an Annual Maintenance Contractor (AMC) for operation and monitoring of CHP, AHP, switchyard, boiler and its auxiliaries, CW chemical treatment plant, among others.
8Project Event: RFQs for Annual Maintenance Contractor (AMC) for boiler and its auxiliaries, and CHP for Unit-1 (660 MW) are expected by Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: Q4:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2020
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RFQs coming ahead for hydro maintenance equipment
8Project Name:  Hydroelectric Power Maintenance Project (Unit-1)
8Project Cost: 18 crores
8Project Description: The developer has planned a 21-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-1 (50 MW) in the 225 MW hydro power station which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine-generator set, bearing sets, seals, spiral drain pipe, tunnel lining, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected by mid of February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 12/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 26/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 1/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 21/Mar/2018
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RFQ for FGD package contractor : Getting delayed
8Project Name: Thermal Power Plant- FGD Addition : Cost revision delays RFQ
8Project Cost: 600 crores
8Project Description: The owner's 1000 MW (2*500 MW) Thermal Power Plant is planning to install FGDs and upgrade it's ESP in order to comply with the new environmental norms. The decision is pending at the Western Regional Power Committee to revise the cost of the FGD to Rs 1 crore/MW. Feasibility study has been done and report has been submitted to the state government for approval. The installation of FGD is expected to elicited by the end of 2021. The developer will come out with a FGD package soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for FGD is expected to be out by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: Q4:2021
8Completion Date: Q3:2022
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Feb 05 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Attending breakdown works in Bottom ash hopper, Scrapper feeders & Clinker Grinders at AHP Dn.,Unit-1 of a TPS for a period of six months Details
8Construction of one 33KV Bay regarding power supply for Cluster-VI of Maga Lift Irrigation Project on 100% Deposit work Scheme in Turn key Basis Details
8Tender for Supply, Erection and Commissioning of Insitu Probe Type CO, SO2, NOX, CO2 Flue Gas Analyzer for Stack Emission Monitoring Complete Set – 1 No. for a TPS Details
8Tender for Construction of 220 KV Substation Details
8Out sourcing of services for Extraction,collection,storage and loading of fly ash, Operation & Maintenance of dry fly ash and wet ash including coarse ash up to ash pump house sump of Units I & II of a TPP for a period of 12 months Details
8Design,Engineering, manufacturing,supply,Erection,testing,commissioning and operation & maintenance for five years of 100 MW grid connected Solar PV power project including civil works Details
8Manufacture,Testing,Supply & Delivery of EEL-3/Star-2(New),ISI Marked,100KVA,3Phase (11/0.433KV),Stack/wound core aluminum wound CRGO/Amorphous core distribution transformers (Qty.-10000 Nos.) Details
8Annual Running Contract For Cleaning, Removal of Garbage & Ash from Boiler Area of 2 X 210 MW, Unit-5 & 6 at TPS for one Year Details
8Ash Utilization by Ash filling in pond-A (phase-4) at Ash bund Unit-1 & 2 Danganiyakhar at HTPs, Korba West. Details
8Tender for manufacture, testing, supply and Delivery of Three phase 20-80 Amp. pre paid energy meter with vending service (Qty.- 5000 Nos.) Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Adani says opposition to Australia projects abetted by NGOs, competitors Details
8Greenko Group, Hero Future Energies eye Essel Infraprojects’ solar business Details
8Govt’s solar pump scheme to cost Rs1.4 trillion, says Raj Kumar Singh Details
8Sterlite power to pump in $10 Billion in transmission lines in 4 Years Details
870 pct safeguard duty on solar cell imports splits industry Details
8Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp raises profit outlook on higher coal prices Details
8Karnataka electricity regulator to hold public consultation on tariff Details
8Solar tariffs perk up in latest Karnataka auction Details
8Norway's wind power production to exceed 10 Twh by 2020 -minister Details
8Cochin International Airport inks deal to set up solar plants in Ghana Details
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Feb 02 : Software Updates : Power Projects

8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Dismantling : RFQs getting delayed
8Project Cost: 100 crores
8Project Description: The owner's Unit 2 and 3 (2*210 MW) of it's 1210 MW (2x500 MW + 210 MW) thermal power complex is going to be phased out and dismantled. The project is getting delayed due to delay in approval from the state government. Currently, Unit-2 (210 MW) has already been shut down since July, 2016 and Unit-3 (210 MW) is under reserve shut-down. RFQ for demolition services is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQs for demolition services are expected by Q3, 2018 instead of Q1, 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2017
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2020
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8Project Name: Hydro Power Maintenance Project (Unit - 2)
8Project Cost: 18 crores
8Project Description: The promoter has planned a 21-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-2 (135 MW) in the 405 MW hydro power station which includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine-generator set, bearing sets, seals, inspection of blades of runner, tunnel lining, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected by mid of February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 12/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 26/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 1/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 21/Mar/2018
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8Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Project : S&I delays RFQ
8Project Cost: 150 crores
8Project Description: The developer's 26 MW (2*13 MW) greenfield hydroelectric plant is under planning and is getting delayed on an account of delay in S&I works.. PFR has been prepared and site survey and investigation are underway for preparation of DPR. A DPR consultant for writing out the detailed project report will be needed shortly. The owner will also come out with pre-construction activities (drilling and drifting).
8Project Event: RFQ for a DPR consultant is expected by Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2012
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2024
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Feb 02 : Government capex on renewable energy far less than on conventional power

Despite the massive push into renewable energy, government budgetary and extra budgetary outlay in this segment is much lower than in the thermal power segment
8The total spent in renewables is a mere Rs 14,000 crore
8In comparison, the power ministry's total spend -- including public sector capex -- is Rs 70,000 crore
8Budgetary support to the solar sector totals up to Rs 848.50 crore only, indicating big investments in the segment is self funded
8Of the Rs 14,000 crore, around Rs 10,000 crore is made up of capex by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
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Feb 02 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Maintenance contract for Boiler pressure parts work for the year 2018-2019 Details
8Tender for Manufacture & supply of High Pressure Boiler Tube for 50/120 MW Boiler, 210 MW ABL/BHEL Boiler & 250 MW Boiler Details
8Tender for Boiler Rotating Equipments and Auxiliaries maintenance contract for the Year 2018-19 in TPS-II Expansion Details
8Out sourcing of services of Upkeeping & regular maintenance works of various divisions of coal handling plant (CHP) of a Thermal Power Plant for the period from 01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019. Details
8Tender for construction of 132/33 KV Substation on turnkey basis Details
8Tender for Dismantling, Stator Coil Rectification, Reassembling and Commissioning of the Unit of a Power House (1 x60 MW) Details
8Tender for Design,Engineering, Manufacturing,Testing,Inspection,Supply, Erection and Commissioning of Numerical type Generator Protection Relay Panels (GRP) for a TPS.(Qty.- 2 Sets) Details
8Tender for Manufacture,Testing,Supply & Delivery of EEL-3/Star-2(New),ISI Marked,200KVA 3Phase(11/0.433KV) Stack/wound core Aluminum wound CRGO/Amorphous core distribution transformers (Qty.-550 Nos) Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Funds dwindle for three power generating PSUs Details
8Solar pumps may help cut subsidized power Details
8300MW Kishenganga project likely to commission this year: DyCM Details
8China's 2018 power usage to rise 5.5 pct on economic growth, pollution curbs -CEC Details
8CIL misses coal production target in January at 56.69 MT Details
8National power engineers' body plans agitation in Delhi on April 3 Details
8Budget 2018: Positive impact on power sector, Saubhagya to boost demand Details
8Indian economy to grow at 8.5 per cent in 2018-19: Power Minister Details
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Feb 02 : Our News

8The finance minsiter has said that the second phase of  solar power development for an  additional 20,000 MW capacity is now underway. In principle approval has been given for 05 Solar parks under phase-II of the scheme with aggregate capacity of 2040 MW in Rajasthan (1000 MW), Gujarat (500 MW), Tamil Nadu (500 MW), Mizoram (20 MW) and Manipur (20 MW). Click on Reports for more
8Clarifications have been issued on the procurement conditions for the 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Plant in Andhra Pradesh Click on Reports for more
8Bangladesh has an electricity for all plan by 2021 plan. As part of the plan it is trying to remap the power sector. Click on Reports for more
8The fortunes of NTPC are intricately linked to resolving three niggling issues. Click on Reports for more
8Get a unit-wise break-up of capacities to be added by NTPC in 2018-19 Click on Reports for more
8The government is doing an exercise to find out the reasons for load shedding -- such as transmission constraints, distribution constraints, regulatory constraints viz the power purchase not allowed beyond an agreed cost or quantum, natural calamities, tripping of some of major transmission lines etc. Orders have gone out to everyone to provide the information on a specified format. Even if load shedding is zero, a "nil" report will have to be furnished on a monthly basis. Click on Reports for more
8Find out why many state transmission projects are no longer attractive and what needs to be done to attract investors. Also what needs to be done to take out frivolous bidders from the private bidding matrix. Click on Reports for more
8Know more on why Dr Sanjay Banga, senior vice president of Tata Power DDL, thinks the existence of the distribution company the way is it now is under threat and that such a company may no longer be in existence in the next 10 years. Click on Reports for more
8Find out what are the basic requirements for a flexible power generation capacity build up in India. Click on Reports for more
8New directors have come on board into NTPC. Click on Reports for more   Details

Feb 02 : TBCB transmission project: Business shrinks dramatically

Find out more about how the TBCB projects have dramatically shrunk the overall transmission market.
8Even PowerGrid's order booking has shrunk drastically
8Also find out why multilateral agencies are against the reverse bidding process.
8Also know more about how lack of availability of skilled manpower is now a big roadblock in the transmission sector.
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Feb 02 : Fresh incentive needed for hydel sector

An expert group has suggested a new set of incentives to the hdyel power sector
8The suggestion is to not define the ROE but to leave it to the developer
8Restriction on flow of free power to home state is another suggestion
8Longer tenure tax free bonds is another recommendation
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Feb 02 : Gathering of experts: Coal to stay kind for some more time

A gathering of power sector experts has expressed the view that coal based power generation is here to stay in India for a long time to come
8In this context, examples are given of how retiring old plans and putting up super critical plants can make business sense
8Retofitting is an option too but the cost benefits will have to weighted out carefully
 One point of view was the decommissioning should be compulsory for units which are more than 17 yeas old and that should be accompanied by new 800 MW units.
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Feb 02 : Solar thrust in the Indian railways: Details

It is proposed to erect solar power units in railway 7,000 stations  in the medium term. A beginning has already been made in 300 stations. Work is now being taken up for 2,000 railway stations as part of 1000 MW solar mission.
8The latest update is that 28.75 MW of solar roof top capacity has been installed in 350 stations including major stations like Varanasi, Katra, New Delhi, Old Delhi, Jaipur, Secunderabad and Kolkata.
8Orders have been placed for 37 MW solar roof top capacity covering 250 stations.
8Another 93 MW solar capacity has been finalized covering 950 stations.
8Further work is under progress at 200 stations
8Overall planning and execution has already been made for 2750 stations
8Balance stations (4250) are being planned in a phased manner by 2020-21.
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Feb 02 : Despite water tight PPAs, some small solar power companies face the crunch

Small solar power companies seem to be having a difficult time despite rock solid payment guarantee mechanisms
8Taking recourse to these guarantees is never an easy job particularly when the contracted power tariffs are high.
8Then again, if there are implementation delays for some reason or other, tariff rates go down, adversely impacting promoters
8Here is an example of what happened with one such developer
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Feb 02 : Wind energy rush is not helping

The rush to wind energy and the subsequent uncertainty and volatility have taken some companies unawares.
8When a larger time frame is taken into account, wind energy tariffs have been rising instead of falling but external disturbances have forced generators to back down
8In Tamil Nadu, for example, there have been grid backdowns which have adversely impacted wind energy generators.
8There has been higher grid availability in recent quarters but the pain from the past is being felt all around.
8The story seems to be the same for the biomass industry. In many cases, Intermittent availability of raw materials and subsequent lower utilization level derailed the business for some operators
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Feb 02 : Even as 70% safeguard duty on solar cells is proposed, India pleads it has cleared DCR measures in global panel

Even as there is an avalanche of protests over the Directorate General of Safeguards' recommendation of a 70% import duty on solar cells, India has sought to clear its name with the  Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO over a US complaint that certain domestic content requirements ("DCR measures") imposed by India on solar power developers ("SPDs") selling electricity to governmental agencies under its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission were anti-competitive in nature.
8India has claimed that it has ensured that these measures were cleared up and there are no such measures now under imposition
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Feb 02 : PX sale beyond beneficiary entitlement: Alert goes out

An alert has gone out of some instances of PX sale which are more than the beneficiary entitlements (during outage of a unit). 
8It was pointed out that such instances were to be avoided and it was the responsibility of the generator to interact with their trader to ensure equilibrium. 
8More auditing responsibility is now being vested by authorities to ensure discipline. 
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Feb 02 : Power to rural India: Is the government walking the talk?

Despite the big talk, the amount of money allocated for the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya schemes are going to be lower in 2018-19 in relation to the current year
There are two schemes working under this segment
8Gram Jyoti Yojna, which will have a spend of Rs 3800 crore
8Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Rural)-Saubhagya, with a spending cap of Rs 2750 crore
8Under Gram Jyoti Yojna, spending will be significantly less while the emphasis for the government is on Saubhagya where the spending has been raised.
8Given all the hype, the allocations may well fall short
The website carries here a full listing of all budget funded power related programmes, including assistance to priority projects for reference purposes
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Feb 02 : Get detailed public sector capex for 2018-19

Public sector capex spending in power in 2018-19 is pegged at a conservative Rs 54270.11. Power Grid and NTPC are the big spenders here. Find out the outlay for the current year and what is the outlay for the coming year for the following companies:
8NTPC
8NHPC
8DVC
8NEPCO
8PGCIL
8PFC
8SJVNL
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Feb 01 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual contract for outsourcing job work of carrying out the Operation,Maintenance (mechanical,electrical and C&I) works of complete Ash handling plant of a TPS for period of 12 Months Details
8Engineering,supply,Erection and commissioning of 132KV SC Line (Approximate 132KV Two phase line-5 Kms) on DC Tower from existing 220/132/33KV Grid substation to proposed RTSS & Associated works Details
8Tender for Supply of 1169 Sets of 11KV 200A Single Pole Mounted AB Switch (Vertical Type) ( 3 Phase, 2 Post Tilting Type) for IPDS Scheme Details
8Tender for supply of 66 KV Transformer Control & Relay panels of Type Non-SCADA (CT1R)- 50 Nos & Type SCADA (CT2R)- 15 Nos Details
8Tender for work of Engineering,supply,Erection and commissioning of 2*160 MVA (220/132KV) & 2*40(132/33KV)- 220/132/33 KV Grid Substation with SAS & Asociated 220KV LILO line (Arppox.-34.890 Kms) Details
8Procurement of 350NB Seamless pipe with suitable M.S. Coupling for Ash Water Recovery system of a Thermal Power Station Details
8Procurement of External Scrappers (Main-Primary) for CHP and ACHS Conveyors for a Thermal Power Station Details
8Procurement of Various sizes of High Pressure Bends of unit –I & II boilers of a Thermal Power Plant Details
8Tender for construction of 66 KV Substation on turnkey basis Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Budget 2018: Power Sector Hopes For Boost To Domestic Manufacturers [Outlook] Details
8Three ways to minimize power sector NPAs Details
8Cyber security standards for power utilities: Two BIS groups to issue norms within 6 months Details
8IREDA, Rewa Ultra Mega Solar ink Rs 216 cr sub-loan agreement Details
8Suzlon bags 96.6 Megawatt repeat order from ReNew Power Details
8NTPC Q3 net profit slips 4%; declares 27% interim dividend Details
8Larsen & Toubro third-quarter profit surges 53 percent, beats estimates Details
8Financial coal trading volumes had largest fall in 20 years in 2017-research Details
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Feb 01 : Software Updates : New RFQs coming ahead

Contractor to look for FGD package
8Project Name: Thermal Power Station - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 700 crores
8Project Description: The owner is planning the installation of a Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) unit at it's 1500 MW (6*250 MW) unit Thermal Power Station. The company is expected to float tenders for the same. At present, site survey activities have been carried out for the feasibility report for submission to CEA for approval. Work on the project is meant to start in 2020. RFQ for supply of FGD is expected to be out by Q3 2018.
8The major requirements will be FGD, stacker and reclaimer, cranes, pipes, gypsum disposal, limestone, absorber, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for supply of FGD is expected to be out by Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Q3:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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RFQ for hydro power maintenance coming up shortly
8Project Name: Hydro Power Maintenance Project (Unit - 8)
8Project Cost: 15 crores
8Project Description: The promoter has planned a 15-day scheduled maintenance of Unit-8 (65 MW) in the 520 MW Hydro Power Station, covering overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine and its blade sets, seals, and the oil cooling unit.
8Equipment required will be turbine bearings, gland seals, spiral casing, replacing of worn out rubber flaps, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for equipment is expected by mid of February 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2017
8RFQ Date: 11/Feb/2018
8Release Date: 28/Feb/2018
8Start Date: 16/Mar/2018
8Completion Date: 30/Mar/2018
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Contact Update
A key contact Group General Manager (Projects) has moved to the NTPC's Thermal Power Station. Find out who he is.
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