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Super thermal power plant: RFQ coming up for erection & commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment at ash and coal handling plant.  Super thermal power plant: More works tenders coming up.  India will go with nuclear power reactor using thorium as fuel ?.  Electric vehicle policies and electricity tariff for EV charging in India.  Gas use in India: More complicated than it seemed earlier.  Our Take.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  World is moving to a post-gas world-I: Policy makers need to take notice.  World is moving to a post-gas world-II: Where does it leave the gas industry?.  Work is moving to a post-gas world-III: Rooftop power now way cheaper than gas based power.  Brownfield thermal project: RFQs coming up ahead.  Paying up for renewable power: There is no escape from paying late fees.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  Our Take.  Software update: RFQs coming up.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  Greenfield super thermal power plant: More RFQs ahead.  Rs 200 crore FDG addition: RFQ in September.  Andhra belt tightening in renewables: NTPC to feel pinch too.  L&T's power business: Under transition.  

Super thermal power plant: RFQ coming up for erection & commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment at ash and coal handling plant

Jul 22: Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 13076.705 crores
8Project Description: Currently, EPC contractor BHEL has floated tenders for civil and architectural works for the nonplant structures and buildings as well as for the main plant area (excluding foundations of Boiler, ESP, Mill & Bunker) of Units 1 & 2 at the 2x660 MW units. Tenders for the erection and commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment of ash handling plant and coal handling plant is likely to be floated on September 2019. RFQs for civil, structural, architectural work for natural draft cooling tower and other civil work for the non-plant area is likely to be floated on Q4 2019.
8Project EventRFQ for the erection and commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment of ash handling plant and coal handling plant is expected by September 2019 by BHEL.
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Super thermal power plant: More works tenders coming up

Jul 22: Project Name: Super Thermal Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 9371.5 crores
8Project Description: Civil and structural works for the main plant area is already awarded. Currently, BHEL has floated tenders for civil, structural & architectural works for induced draft cooling towers, material storage yard, other civil work for non-  plant building for 2x660 mW plant.
8Project Event: RFQ for the civil, structural, piling works for ash handling plant and other mechanical work is expected by October 2019 by BHEL. 
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India will go with nuclear power reactor using thorium as fuel ?

Jul 22: 8With increased demand for carbon-free energy and accelerated growth of global nuclear power, it is possible that thorium will be used as a nuclear fuel in the foreseeable future
8India has ambitious plans for nuclear power reactor using thorium as fuel. India may be able to provide thorium for exports if international demand arises
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Electric vehicle policies and electricity tariff for EV charging in India

Jul 22: 8Comparison of electricity tariffs for EV charging in various states in India
8Comparison of electric vehicle policies in various states in India
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Gas use in India: More complicated than it seemed earlier

Jul 22:  It seems India will have its own unique model to push for higher use of gas in the economy.
8It is now concluded that the traditional direct switch from coal to gas will not happen in India.
8It is going to be a longer, more derivative route. Hence more complicated as well.
8But despite the grim narrative, there are some success stories, which give hope that there still is vast scope to raise gas consumption India
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Our Take

Jul 22: 8An International Conference and Exhibition on hydropower is coming soon. Details
8Development of an Electrostatic Precipitator with porous carbon electrodes to collect carbon particles: How will it work better for the power sector? Details
8Circumventing the challenge of grid integration: How well can India do the job? Details
8Business opportunity in thermal power project: An update Details
8The Telangana government is planning to come out with a new solar policy factoring in the changes in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector: Know more
8Electricity demand is likely to increase at a higher rate due to faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) in India? Details
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Download Tenders and Newsclips

Jul 22: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Construction of 4.8 km 33kV Double Circuit Overhead line Details
8Tender for Procurement of spares of HP and IP Stop And Control Valve Details
8Design, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract for 25 MW capacity Floating Solar Power Project Details
8Tender for Supply of Different Measuring Instruments for TPS Details
8Tender for Appointment of Project Management Agency (PMA) for investment monitoring of CAPEX plans for all projects executed Details
8Tender for Supply of Bearings for XRP 763 Mills Details
8Tender for Supply of Worm Shaft Bearings for XRP 763 Bowl Mills Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater Details
8Tender for the Procurement of LTSH Tubes and Bend for Boiler Details
8Supply of Seamless Coal Pipe of HP 803 Bowl Mills Details
8Supply, Delivery & Installation of 33kV Straight through joint for XLPE Cable Details
8Annual contract for operation and maintenance work of ash handling system Details
8Tender for Round the clock running/preventive/break down maintenance work of MAX-DNA DCS controlled C&I equipment of Boiler & Turbine Details
8Tender for Procurement of FRF Fluid for Main Turbine Governing System Details
8Tender for construction of line for bay shifting of 220kV line Details
8Tender for Purchase of Special Seals for MIV of Generating Units Details
8Tender for Comprehensive Energy Audit of 1500 MW HPS Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Canada’s pension fund OMERS seeks new green energy deals Details
 
8No cut in solar tariff: SECI to APSPDC Details
 
8GST Council meet on July 25, likely to consider lowering rate on EVs Details
 
8 BHEL bags Rs 486 crore order from NPCIL for Kudankulam project Details
 
8CG Power bags contract for High Voltage Substations for 400 MW wind farm in Saudi Arabia Details
 
8Amplus Energy to invest Rs 500 cr for 100MW solar project in UP Details
 
8Chandigarh to review all pending cases of solar subsidy Details
 
8Solar powered hybrid rickshaws make debut on IIT-Delhi campus Details
 
8CESC not to go for renewables biz Details
 
8Assam utility opens single window clearance for solar rooftop installations Details
 
8Haryana: Government buildings to have rooftop solar power plants Details
 
8Tata Power discom tries to promote solar power in north Delhi Details
 
8How India became the cheapest solar power producer in a short time Details
 
8Electricity prices at IEX hit 31-day high at Rs 4.38 per unit on high demand Details
 
8Sterlite Power, Welspun, IARC, others bid for Punj Lloyd Details
 
8NTPC, SECI threaten legal action against Andhra Details
 
8BEE to help Andhra Pradesh to build energy-efficient housing Details
 
8Odisha govt planning to introduce electric buses to cut pollution Details
 
8For Gujarat, it is dam safety over electricity Details
 
8Indian utilities' coal imports in H119 rise over 53% from year ago Details
 
8India making efforts to promote private investment in coal mining: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Details
 
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Details

World is moving to a post-gas world-I: Policy makers need to take notice

Jul 19: Even as Indian policy makers continue to emphasize the transition from coal to gas in India, some parts of the world are already moving on to a post-gas world. 
8"Get rid of gas" is finding an increasing acceptance among the citizenry in any parts of the world and government's are reacting to that call.
8In some countries, plans have been put in pace to be gas free by 2050. Plans are already been drawn up, and gas consumption will begin falling very soon in these countries while it ramps up in India.
8Is it time for India to look at a straight coal-to-renewable transition instead of moving from coal to gas to renewable energy?
8Having not built the gas infrastructure, will India be better off jumping straight to renewables, like Africa did, when it moved to mobile telephone without building a fixed line infrastructure?
8There are great advantages for a country such as India if it can skip an entire energy paradigm and move on ahead in the direction where the advanced countries are headed, or for that matter in the direction where the world will have to be eventually headed. The costs -- in terms of ecological health, pipeline and attendant network costs as also higher energy values -- would be much lower if that could be done.
8There is not doubt that the transition from coal to gas is easier than from coal to renewables or even gas to renewables, as harder decisions have to be taken.
8But it is better to bite the bullet now than later or else by the time the transition to gas takes place, policy makers may find out to their dismay that all the cost and infrastructure were just a waste of time and money. 
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World is moving to a post-gas world-II: Where does it leave the gas industry?

Jul 19: If India were to jump from coal to renewable, skipping the intermediate step that involves a partial transition to gas, where will it leave the gas industry?
8For one, the industry has to be united as it is not now.
8The point to understand is that political and public opinion can radically and suddenly change the prospects of an important economic sector like the gas industry.
8The call to move to renewable from gas will resonate sooner than later, and it is time to prepare for it.
8Then again, industry will still have a role to play, albeit a different one from what it does now. It needs a tailored approach to natural gas, so that it is in sync with, instead of being opposed to, the on-going innovation in the energy sector. 
8The gas industry should look at smart interactions with other sources of energy. There are ways by which the entire energy supply can become climate-friendly, while also remaining reliable and affordable for all. 
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Work is moving to a post-gas world-III: Rooftop power now way cheaper than gas based power

Jul 19: Rooftop solar power is getting to be cheaper than grid power, and far cheaper than gas-based power
8Latest price benchmarks put the cost at around Rs 4.50/kwh for rooftop power
8The rate for smaller installations are pegged at Rs 5.40/kwh
8The point to note is that it is an all-inclusive cost that includes installation, commissioning, transportation, insurance, five year AMC and applicable fees and taxes
8Will gas-based power be delivered at these rates, without a hefty dose of subsidy?
8"The government is proposing the revival of stranded gas-based power capacity, but the plain truth is that it is more expensive," a power sector official told our sister website,www.energylineindia.com
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Brownfield thermal project: RFQs coming up ahead

Jul 19: Project Name: Brownfield Super-Critical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 12772 crore
8Project Description: BHEL has floated tenders for supply, erection, installation, testing, commissioning of FGD and auxiliaries at 1x660 MW plant. The bidding process will start on August 2019. Meanwhile, the owner is still reviewing the draft feasibility report for implementation of natural draught cooling tower for the 660 MW power complex. Tenders for the same will likely to be floated on October 2019.
8Project EventRFQ for implementation of natural draught cooling towers is expected by October 2019 
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Paying up for renewable power: There is no escape from paying late fees

Jul 19: There is no escaping from late payment fees for discoms to renewable companies
8A high court has established that late payment fees have to be paid, at best the first installment within a month and the next spread over a year
8When the high court order was flouted, the generators went to to the regulatory body, who also ruled that there is no option for the discoms but to pay up
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Jul 19: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Biennial Maintenance contract for TG side Valves & Pipings Details
8Tender for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 120 Nos of VRLA type AGM Batteries Details
8Tender for Procurement of 400KV Isolator spares Details
8Tender for ARC of PP, soot-blower, APH works in boiler Details
8Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning works of Ash water recirculation system package Details
8Supply, Dismantling, Erection, Testing, Commissioning works of Combustion Modification Details
8Tender for Fabrication, Galvanising, Testing and Supply of 765kV S/C, 400kV D/C twin moose and 400 kV S/C Transmission Line Towers Details
8Tender for Procurement of Spares Part of Side Arm Charger installed at CHP Details
8Tender for Unloading of coal at track hopper Details
8Tender for transportation with loading of coal Details
8Tender for Installation of various 33 kV and 11 kV Electrical equipments in switchyard Details
8Tender for Operation & Routine maintenance of Power House and Switch yard Mechanical System Details
8Tender for strengthening of single conductor of 220kv bay by twin conductor Details
8Tender for Work contract for Operation & Maintenance of Short Conveyor Details
8Design, Manufacture, Test, Supply, Delivery & Retated Services of 132kV & 33kV Current Transformers Details
8Tender for Procurement of 300 NB, 350 NB & 400 NB ERW Pipe Details
8Tender for Design, Manufacture, Supply of Vertical type lift barrage gates Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Despite EV push, India needs to expand refining capacity by 80% to meet fuel needs: Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8At $20 billion in 2018, India’s green energy investments surpassed thermal power Details
8Asian Development Bank to give 1,540 crore for Tripura power projects Details
8Azure’s key investors explore selling stake Details
8Andhra government’s notice to Greenko on power tariff cut stayed Details
8Oil India Limited Seeks Bidders for 100 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program Details
8Early nod for transmission schemes under 66.5-GW renewable projects Details
8Bengal gets clearance for Deocha Pachami coal block Details
8MP may become leader in solar energy storage: Kamal Nath in assembly Details
8Initial filling of Sawra Kuddu hydel project barrage starts Details
8IEA sees hike in India's renewable energy sector investment Details
8MP may become leader in solar energy storage: CM Kamal Nath in assembly Details
8India’s $450 billion renewable energy plan would require Alternative Investment Funds: CPI Details
8Grants only if states adopt procedures: R K Singh, power and renewable energy minister Details
8Power ministry order on letter of credit to face challenges: India Ratings Details
8DIPAM writes to power ministry to explore NTPC-SJVN merger Details
8Appellate Tribunal for Electricity issues notice to Adani Power (Mundra) Details
8L&T bags orders worth up to Rs 2,500 crore from Damodar Valley Corporation Details
8REC raises $650 million through bonds to finance power projects Details
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Our Take

Jul 18: 8Modification of the procedure for scheduling of power to distribution company. Details
8Vidarbha Industries Power Ltd: Long-term and short-term ratings downgraded Details
8Rosa power project: Cash flow position has been impacted on account of the tariff order issued by the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Details
8Some states has faced variation up to 14% in power requirement. what is the reason of these variation? Know more
8What is the decision of power committee on metering issue of Bolandir (PG) - Katapalli (OPTCL) 220kV line, which was continuously recording less current that was fed into it? Details
 
CERC announcement on the pass through of costs are expected to further distress electricity DISCOMs, which faced combined losses of INR 24,000 (USD 3.4 billion) in the first nine months of FY 2019. Details
8Tariff hike pass-through: CERC allows pass-through of production cost increase to consumer Details
8Solar project developers in India: Top 20 project developers Details
8Bhagwati Power & Dteel Ltd: Ratings upgraded Details,
8Benchmark costs for grid connected rooftop solar power plants for the Year 2019-20: An update Details
8Status of payment security mechanism of the beneficiaries required against monthly energy billing as per PPA and CERC regulations: An update Details
8The status of projects which are being funded by PSDF: An update Details
8Prolonged outage of power system elements: An update Details
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Software update: RFQs coming up

Jul 18: Project Name: Power Plant Expansion
8Project Description: The owner is adding a 1*350 MW coal-based thermal plant to it's existing Haldia Thermal Power Plant (2*300 MW).
Know more about what kind of RFQs are expected to come out

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Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
Project Event
:RFQs for a complete overhauling of the turbine of unit 4 is expected by Q4 2019.
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Jul 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Annual Maintenance Contract of bottom ash handling system Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 110V/400 Ah Plante Battery Bank Details
8Tender for Work of renovation of 220/132 KV Line tower earthing for EHV Lines Details
8Tender for supply of horizontal central break isolators Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations, Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations, Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire for 66kV line Details
8Tender for Rate Contract for Vibration Analysis and Dynamic Balancing of all Units of HPS Details
8Tender for Construction of 01 No. 132kV line bay Details
8Expression of interest for Coal Prospecting & Exploration of coal mining project Details
8Tender for Construction of LILO of 220 KV line Details
8Tender for the Supply of Cold end basket supporting frame suitable for APH Details
8Tender for the Supply of inner cone with inside ceramic lining for bowl mills Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater Details
8Tender for Renewal of deteriorated/ eroded heating elements in APH Details
8Annual Contract for Operation and Mechanical maintenance, Electrical maintenance of Ash Handling Plant Details
8Design, Supply and Installation for Renovation and Modernization consisting of Up-gradation of Coal mill Details
8Tender for Round the clock checking/ routine and breakdown maintenance of Stacker-Reclaimer machine Details
8Tender for Supply of LED Lights with fittings Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Turbine makers hit by regulatory issues, slow demand, Chinese imports Details
 
8Unpredictable rains and sudden storms are new risk to India’s renewables goals Details
 
8CARE Ratings downgrades outlook for West Bengal power discom to BBB Details
 
8West Bengal failed to take initiative to create green energy fund: CAG Details
 
8After PNB, Punjab & Sind Bank detects Rs-238 cr fraud by Bhushan Power Details
 
8Southern discoms want ministry to defer the LC implementation Details
 
8Economic Affairs Committee approves India's largest hydro-electric project Details
 
8No power supply to discoms without bank guarantees Details
 
8Aptel stays AP discom’s letter on tariff cuts to 3 Greenko units Details
 
8AP govt's review of green energy PPAs triggers rating cuts for projects Details
 
8Naidu attacks YSRCP govt for decision to renegotiate power purchase agreements Details
 
8India's 2030 electric vehicles target hard to achieve: TERI chief Details
 
8Chandigarh: UT plans overhaul of electricity department Details
 
8DTC expects movement on procuring 300 e-buses Details
 
8BHEL bags Rs 750 crore order from NTPC-Indian Railways JV Details
 
8Water supply department seeks OTS of over Rs 490 crore outstanding PSPCL dues Details
 
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Greenfield super thermal power plant: More RFQs ahead

Jul 17: Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 11089.42 crores
8Project Description: The owner and the consultant are evaluating bids for the steam generator package and turbine-generator and associated packages in a 1320 MW (2x660 MW) greenfield super-critical thermal power plant. Techno-Commercial bids were opened on April 10, 2019, and their evaluation is under process. Price bid will be opened in August 2019 and it’s likely to be awarded by end of that month. Pre-bid meetings for water system package and switchyard package was already held on May 2019. These packages are likely to be awarded on Q42019. Moreover, tenders for coal, limestone, gypsum and ash handling plant packages are likely to be floated on November 2019.Others civil works tenders for buildings and and roads inside the plant area are likely to be floated in December 2019. 
8Project EventRFQ for coal, limestone, gypsum and ash handling plant packages are expected by November 2019.Others civil works tenders for misc. Building and roads inside the plant area are expected by December 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: 2019
8Release Date: 2019
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2023
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Rs 200 crore FDG addition: RFQ in September

Jul 17: Project Name: FGD Addition Project
8Project Cost: 200.00 crores
8Project Event: RFQ for the design, engineering, supply, erection, and commissioning of an FGD system is expected by September 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2019
8RFQ Date: Q3:2019
8Release Date:Q3: 2019
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2023
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Andhra belt tightening in renewables: NTPC to feel pinch too

Jul 17: NTPC may feel the pinch too from the move by Andhra Pradesh to renegotiate high priced renewable contracts.
8The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order to form a committee to negotiate and bring down the cost in all high-priced wind and solar PPAs and to make suitable
recommendations.
8Clearly of course, the unilateral modification of the PPAs is likely to be subjected to legal challenges.
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L&T's power business: Under transition

Jul 17: The fact that the power segment is in a bit of mess is evident from L&T 45% decline in power sector revenue. This is on account of declining order book and delay in receipt of new awards.
8Operating were profit but margins have improved but that was on account of higher proportion of international orders.
8The company is now trying to push the nuclear power plant business for which it has undertaken STG island contracts in upcoming PHWR nuclear based power plants and also in Selective Catalytic Reduction system market in India
8In the power business, the attention now focused on the FDG sements, where around 430 units are expected to come up on a capacity of  around 156 GW.
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Super thermal power plant: RFQ coming up for erection & commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment at ash and coal handling plant

Jul 22: Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 13076.705 crores
8Project Description: Currently, EPC contractor BHEL has floated tenders for civil and architectural works for the nonplant structures and buildings as well as for the main plant area (excluding foundations of Boiler, ESP, Mill & Bunker) of Units 1 & 2 at the 2x660 MW units. Tenders for the erection and commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment of ash handling plant and coal handling plant is likely to be floated on September 2019. RFQs for civil, structural, architectural work for natural draft cooling tower and other civil work for the non-plant area is likely to be floated on Q4 2019.
8Project EventRFQ for the erection and commissioning of electrical and C&I equipment of ash handling plant and coal handling plant is expected by September 2019 by BHEL.
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Super thermal power plant: More works tenders coming up

Jul 22: Project Name: Super Thermal Power Greenfield Project
8Project Cost: 9371.5 crores
8Project Description: Civil and structural works for the main plant area is already awarded. Currently, BHEL has floated tenders for civil, structural & architectural works for induced draft cooling towers, material storage yard, other civil work for non-  plant building for 2x660 mW plant.
8Project Event: RFQ for the civil, structural, piling works for ash handling plant and other mechanical work is expected by October 2019 by BHEL. 
Click here for more details Details

India will go with nuclear power reactor using thorium as fuel ?

Jul 22: 8With increased demand for carbon-free energy and accelerated growth of global nuclear power, it is possible that thorium will be used as a nuclear fuel in the foreseeable future
8India has ambitious plans for nuclear power reactor using thorium as fuel. India may be able to provide thorium for exports if international demand arises
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Electric vehicle policies and electricity tariff for EV charging in India

Jul 22: 8Comparison of electricity tariffs for EV charging in various states in India
8Comparison of electric vehicle policies in various states in India
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Gas use in India: More complicated than it seemed earlier

Jul 22:  It seems India will have its own unique model to push for higher use of gas in the economy.
8It is now concluded that the traditional direct switch from coal to gas will not happen in India.
8It is going to be a longer, more derivative route. Hence more complicated as well.
8But despite the grim narrative, there are some success stories, which give hope that there still is vast scope to raise gas consumption India
Click on Reports for more Details

Our Take

Jul 22: 8An International Conference and Exhibition on hydropower is coming soon. Details
8Development of an Electrostatic Precipitator with porous carbon electrodes to collect carbon particles: How will it work better for the power sector? Details
8Circumventing the challenge of grid integration: How well can India do the job? Details
8Business opportunity in thermal power project: An update Details
8The Telangana government is planning to come out with a new solar policy factoring in the changes in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector: Know more
8Electricity demand is likely to increase at a higher rate due to faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) in India? Details
You can also click on Reports for more Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Jul 22: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Construction of 4.8 km 33kV Double Circuit Overhead line Details
8Tender for Procurement of spares of HP and IP Stop And Control Valve Details
8Design, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contract for 25 MW capacity Floating Solar Power Project Details
8Tender for Supply of Different Measuring Instruments for TPS Details
8Tender for Appointment of Project Management Agency (PMA) for investment monitoring of CAPEX plans for all projects executed Details
8Tender for Supply of Bearings for XRP 763 Mills Details
8Tender for Supply of Worm Shaft Bearings for XRP 763 Bowl Mills Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater Details
8Tender for the Procurement of LTSH Tubes and Bend for Boiler Details
8Supply of Seamless Coal Pipe of HP 803 Bowl Mills Details
8Supply, Delivery & Installation of 33kV Straight through joint for XLPE Cable Details
8Annual contract for operation and maintenance work of ash handling system Details
8Tender for Round the clock running/preventive/break down maintenance work of MAX-DNA DCS controlled C&I equipment of Boiler & Turbine Details
8Tender for Procurement of FRF Fluid for Main Turbine Governing System Details
8Tender for construction of line for bay shifting of 220kV line Details
8Tender for Purchase of Special Seals for MIV of Generating Units Details
8Tender for Comprehensive Energy Audit of 1500 MW HPS Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Canada’s pension fund OMERS seeks new green energy deals Details
 
8No cut in solar tariff: SECI to APSPDC Details
 
8GST Council meet on July 25, likely to consider lowering rate on EVs Details
 
8 BHEL bags Rs 486 crore order from NPCIL for Kudankulam project Details
 
8CG Power bags contract for High Voltage Substations for 400 MW wind farm in Saudi Arabia Details
 
8Amplus Energy to invest Rs 500 cr for 100MW solar project in UP Details
 
8Chandigarh to review all pending cases of solar subsidy Details
 
8Solar powered hybrid rickshaws make debut on IIT-Delhi campus Details
 
8CESC not to go for renewables biz Details
 
8Assam utility opens single window clearance for solar rooftop installations Details
 
8Haryana: Government buildings to have rooftop solar power plants Details
 
8Tata Power discom tries to promote solar power in north Delhi Details
 
8How India became the cheapest solar power producer in a short time Details
 
8Electricity prices at IEX hit 31-day high at Rs 4.38 per unit on high demand Details
 
8Sterlite Power, Welspun, IARC, others bid for Punj Lloyd Details
 
8NTPC, SECI threaten legal action against Andhra Details
 
8BEE to help Andhra Pradesh to build energy-efficient housing Details
 
8Odisha govt planning to introduce electric buses to cut pollution Details
 
8For Gujarat, it is dam safety over electricity Details
 
8Indian utilities' coal imports in H119 rise over 53% from year ago Details
 
8India making efforts to promote private investment in coal mining: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Details
 
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Details

World is moving to a post-gas world-I: Policy makers need to take notice

Jul 19: Even as Indian policy makers continue to emphasize the transition from coal to gas in India, some parts of the world are already moving on to a post-gas world. 
8"Get rid of gas" is finding an increasing acceptance among the citizenry in any parts of the world and government's are reacting to that call.
8In some countries, plans have been put in pace to be gas free by 2050. Plans are already been drawn up, and gas consumption will begin falling very soon in these countries while it ramps up in India.
8Is it time for India to look at a straight coal-to-renewable transition instead of moving from coal to gas to renewable energy?
8Having not built the gas infrastructure, will India be better off jumping straight to renewables, like Africa did, when it moved to mobile telephone without building a fixed line infrastructure?
8There are great advantages for a country such as India if it can skip an entire energy paradigm and move on ahead in the direction where the advanced countries are headed, or for that matter in the direction where the world will have to be eventually headed. The costs -- in terms of ecological health, pipeline and attendant network costs as also higher energy values -- would be much lower if that could be done.
8There is not doubt that the transition from coal to gas is easier than from coal to renewables or even gas to renewables, as harder decisions have to be taken.
8But it is better to bite the bullet now than later or else by the time the transition to gas takes place, policy makers may find out to their dismay that all the cost and infrastructure were just a waste of time and money. 
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World is moving to a post-gas world-II: Where does it leave the gas industry?

Jul 19: If India were to jump from coal to renewable, skipping the intermediate step that involves a partial transition to gas, where will it leave the gas industry?
8For one, the industry has to be united as it is not now.
8The point to understand is that political and public opinion can radically and suddenly change the prospects of an important economic sector like the gas industry.
8The call to move to renewable from gas will resonate sooner than later, and it is time to prepare for it.
8Then again, industry will still have a role to play, albeit a different one from what it does now. It needs a tailored approach to natural gas, so that it is in sync with, instead of being opposed to, the on-going innovation in the energy sector. 
8The gas industry should look at smart interactions with other sources of energy. There are ways by which the entire energy supply can become climate-friendly, while also remaining reliable and affordable for all. 
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Work is moving to a post-gas world-III: Rooftop power now way cheaper than gas based power

Jul 19: Rooftop solar power is getting to be cheaper than grid power, and far cheaper than gas-based power
8Latest price benchmarks put the cost at around Rs 4.50/kwh for rooftop power
8The rate for smaller installations are pegged at Rs 5.40/kwh
8The point to note is that it is an all-inclusive cost that includes installation, commissioning, transportation, insurance, five year AMC and applicable fees and taxes
8Will gas-based power be delivered at these rates, without a hefty dose of subsidy?
8"The government is proposing the revival of stranded gas-based power capacity, but the plain truth is that it is more expensive," a power sector official told our sister website,www.energylineindia.com
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Brownfield thermal project: RFQs coming up ahead

Jul 19: Project Name: Brownfield Super-Critical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 12772 crore
8Project Description: BHEL has floated tenders for supply, erection, installation, testing, commissioning of FGD and auxiliaries at 1x660 MW plant. The bidding process will start on August 2019. Meanwhile, the owner is still reviewing the draft feasibility report for implementation of natural draught cooling tower for the 660 MW power complex. Tenders for the same will likely to be floated on October 2019.
8Project EventRFQ for implementation of natural draught cooling towers is expected by October 2019 
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Paying up for renewable power: There is no escape from paying late fees

Jul 19: There is no escaping from late payment fees for discoms to renewable companies
8A high court has established that late payment fees have to be paid, at best the first installment within a month and the next spread over a year
8When the high court order was flouted, the generators went to to the regulatory body, who also ruled that there is no option for the discoms but to pay up
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Jul 19: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Biennial Maintenance contract for TG side Valves & Pipings Details
8Tender for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 120 Nos of VRLA type AGM Batteries Details
8Tender for Procurement of 400KV Isolator spares Details
8Tender for ARC of PP, soot-blower, APH works in boiler Details
8Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning works of Ash water recirculation system package Details
8Supply, Dismantling, Erection, Testing, Commissioning works of Combustion Modification Details
8Tender for Fabrication, Galvanising, Testing and Supply of 765kV S/C, 400kV D/C twin moose and 400 kV S/C Transmission Line Towers Details
8Tender for Procurement of Spares Part of Side Arm Charger installed at CHP Details
8Tender for Unloading of coal at track hopper Details
8Tender for transportation with loading of coal Details
8Tender for Installation of various 33 kV and 11 kV Electrical equipments in switchyard Details
8Tender for Operation & Routine maintenance of Power House and Switch yard Mechanical System Details
8Tender for strengthening of single conductor of 220kv bay by twin conductor Details
8Tender for Work contract for Operation & Maintenance of Short Conveyor Details
8Design, Manufacture, Test, Supply, Delivery & Retated Services of 132kV & 33kV Current Transformers Details
8Tender for Procurement of 300 NB, 350 NB & 400 NB ERW Pipe Details
8Tender for Design, Manufacture, Supply of Vertical type lift barrage gates Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Despite EV push, India needs to expand refining capacity by 80% to meet fuel needs: Dharmendra Pradhan Details
8At $20 billion in 2018, India’s green energy investments surpassed thermal power Details
8Asian Development Bank to give 1,540 crore for Tripura power projects Details
8Azure’s key investors explore selling stake Details
8Andhra government’s notice to Greenko on power tariff cut stayed Details
8Oil India Limited Seeks Bidders for 100 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program Details
8Early nod for transmission schemes under 66.5-GW renewable projects Details
8Bengal gets clearance for Deocha Pachami coal block Details
8MP may become leader in solar energy storage: Kamal Nath in assembly Details
8Initial filling of Sawra Kuddu hydel project barrage starts Details
8IEA sees hike in India's renewable energy sector investment Details
8MP may become leader in solar energy storage: CM Kamal Nath in assembly Details
8India’s $450 billion renewable energy plan would require Alternative Investment Funds: CPI Details
8Grants only if states adopt procedures: R K Singh, power and renewable energy minister Details
8Power ministry order on letter of credit to face challenges: India Ratings Details
8DIPAM writes to power ministry to explore NTPC-SJVN merger Details
8Appellate Tribunal for Electricity issues notice to Adani Power (Mundra) Details
8L&T bags orders worth up to Rs 2,500 crore from Damodar Valley Corporation Details
8REC raises $650 million through bonds to finance power projects Details
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Our Take

Jul 18: 8Modification of the procedure for scheduling of power to distribution company. Details
8Vidarbha Industries Power Ltd: Long-term and short-term ratings downgraded Details
8Rosa power project: Cash flow position has been impacted on account of the tariff order issued by the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Details
8Some states has faced variation up to 14% in power requirement. what is the reason of these variation? Know more
8What is the decision of power committee on metering issue of Bolandir (PG) - Katapalli (OPTCL) 220kV line, which was continuously recording less current that was fed into it? Details
 
CERC announcement on the pass through of costs are expected to further distress electricity DISCOMs, which faced combined losses of INR 24,000 (USD 3.4 billion) in the first nine months of FY 2019. Details
8Tariff hike pass-through: CERC allows pass-through of production cost increase to consumer Details
8Solar project developers in India: Top 20 project developers Details
8Bhagwati Power & Dteel Ltd: Ratings upgraded Details,
8Benchmark costs for grid connected rooftop solar power plants for the Year 2019-20: An update Details
8Status of payment security mechanism of the beneficiaries required against monthly energy billing as per PPA and CERC regulations: An update Details
8The status of projects which are being funded by PSDF: An update Details
8Prolonged outage of power system elements: An update Details
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Software update: RFQs coming up

Jul 18: Project Name: Power Plant Expansion
8Project Description: The owner is adding a 1*350 MW coal-based thermal plant to it's existing Haldia Thermal Power Plant (2*300 MW).
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Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
Project Event
:RFQs for a complete overhauling of the turbine of unit 4 is expected by Q4 2019.
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Jul 18: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Annual Maintenance Contract of bottom ash handling system Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 110V/400 Ah Plante Battery Bank Details
8Tender for Work of renovation of 220/132 KV Line tower earthing for EHV Lines Details
8Tender for supply of horizontal central break isolators Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations, Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire Details
8Tender for Laying of tower foundations, Erection of towers and stringing & sagging of conductor with earth wire for 66kV line Details
8Tender for Rate Contract for Vibration Analysis and Dynamic Balancing of all Units of HPS Details
8Tender for Construction of 01 No. 132kV line bay Details
8Expression of interest for Coal Prospecting & Exploration of coal mining project Details
8Tender for Construction of LILO of 220 KV line Details
8Tender for the Supply of Cold end basket supporting frame suitable for APH Details
8Tender for the Supply of inner cone with inside ceramic lining for bowl mills Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater Details
8Tender for Renewal of deteriorated/ eroded heating elements in APH Details
8Annual Contract for Operation and Mechanical maintenance, Electrical maintenance of Ash Handling Plant Details
8Design, Supply and Installation for Renovation and Modernization consisting of Up-gradation of Coal mill Details
8Tender for Round the clock checking/ routine and breakdown maintenance of Stacker-Reclaimer machine Details
8Tender for Supply of LED Lights with fittings Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Turbine makers hit by regulatory issues, slow demand, Chinese imports Details
 
8Unpredictable rains and sudden storms are new risk to India’s renewables goals Details
 
8CARE Ratings downgrades outlook for West Bengal power discom to BBB Details
 
8West Bengal failed to take initiative to create green energy fund: CAG Details
 
8After PNB, Punjab & Sind Bank detects Rs-238 cr fraud by Bhushan Power Details
 
8Southern discoms want ministry to defer the LC implementation Details
 
8Economic Affairs Committee approves India's largest hydro-electric project Details
 
8No power supply to discoms without bank guarantees Details
 
8Aptel stays AP discom’s letter on tariff cuts to 3 Greenko units Details
 
8AP govt's review of green energy PPAs triggers rating cuts for projects Details
 
8Naidu attacks YSRCP govt for decision to renegotiate power purchase agreements Details
 
8India's 2030 electric vehicles target hard to achieve: TERI chief Details
 
8Chandigarh: UT plans overhaul of electricity department Details
 
8DTC expects movement on procuring 300 e-buses Details
 
8BHEL bags Rs 750 crore order from NTPC-Indian Railways JV Details
 
8Water supply department seeks OTS of over Rs 490 crore outstanding PSPCL dues Details
 
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Greenfield super thermal power plant: More RFQs ahead

Jul 17: Project Name: Greenfield Super Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: Rs 11089.42 crores
8Project Description: The owner and the consultant are evaluating bids for the steam generator package and turbine-generator and associated packages in a 1320 MW (2x660 MW) greenfield super-critical thermal power plant. Techno-Commercial bids were opened on April 10, 2019, and their evaluation is under process. Price bid will be opened in August 2019 and it’s likely to be awarded by end of that month. Pre-bid meetings for water system package and switchyard package was already held on May 2019. These packages are likely to be awarded on Q42019. Moreover, tenders for coal, limestone, gypsum and ash handling plant packages are likely to be floated on November 2019.Others civil works tenders for buildings and and roads inside the plant area are likely to be floated in December 2019. 
8Project EventRFQ for coal, limestone, gypsum and ash handling plant packages are expected by November 2019.Others civil works tenders for misc. Building and roads inside the plant area are expected by December 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: 2019
8Release Date: 2019
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2023
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Rs 200 crore FDG addition: RFQ in September

Jul 17: Project Name: FGD Addition Project
8Project Cost: 200.00 crores
8Project Event: RFQ for the design, engineering, supply, erection, and commissioning of an FGD system is expected by September 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2019
8RFQ Date: Q3:2019
8Release Date:Q3: 2019
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2023
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Andhra belt tightening in renewables: NTPC to feel pinch too

Jul 17: NTPC may feel the pinch too from the move by Andhra Pradesh to renegotiate high priced renewable contracts.
8The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order to form a committee to negotiate and bring down the cost in all high-priced wind and solar PPAs and to make suitable
recommendations.
8Clearly of course, the unilateral modification of the PPAs is likely to be subjected to legal challenges.
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L&T's power business: Under transition

Jul 17: The fact that the power segment is in a bit of mess is evident from L&T 45% decline in power sector revenue. This is on account of declining order book and delay in receipt of new awards.
8Operating were profit but margins have improved but that was on account of higher proportion of international orders.
8The company is now trying to push the nuclear power plant business for which it has undertaken STG island contracts in upcoming PHWR nuclear based power plants and also in Selective Catalytic Reduction system market in India
8In the power business, the attention now focused on the FDG sements, where around 430 units are expected to come up on a capacity of  around 156 GW.
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