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Sep 2018
Sep 21 : Greenfield hydel project: Know more

Owner plans greenfield hydel power project in Uttarakhand.
8Consultants have been shortlisted for the preparation of a comprehensive DPR.
8Click on details to know more about the project.   Details

Sep 21 : Equipment required in a gas based power plant: RFQs in Oct, 2018

Project Name: Gas Power Station - Supply of Cooling Tower Fill Pack and Drift Eliminator
8Project Cost: 15 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is getting delayed in coming out a bid for supply of a cooling tower fill pack and a drifts eliminator system in a 720 MW gas power station due to non-approval from the C&M group committee. A Notice Inviting Tender is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for the supply of a cooling tower fill pack and drifts eliminator system is expected by October 2018, instead of Sep 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Oct/2018
8Release Date: Oct/2018
8Start Date: Dec/2018
8Completion Date: Q2:2019
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Sep 21 : A greenfield hydro power project is in pipeline: RFQs for SIA studies in Dec, 2018

Project Name: Greenfield Hydropower Project
8Project Cost: 1620.33 crores
8Project Description: The project proponent along with EIA consultant is undertaking detailed project report activities for a greenfield 160 MW hydropower project. The capacity has been degraded due to environmental flows. Drilling activities for investigation purpose are yet to start. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for social impact assessment studies is expected by December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2024
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Sep 21 : High LNG prices-II: Prices will go up another $1.5/mmbtu this winter

Latest indications are that LNG prices are going to be red hot this winter.
 
8Expect a $1.5/mmbtu step up, the prediction goes
 
8This is over and above already high prevailing prices
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Sep 21 : High LNG prices-I: It will kill demand

India's LNG in imports have gone up by 9% in August
 
8But the price paid for it has gone up 80% for the month.
 
8Clearly, high prevailing LNG prices and the devaluation of the rupee have come as a double whammy
 
8Then again, projections are that the price of LNG is going spurt up by another $1.5/mmbtu
 
8In a price sensitive market such as India, what such prices will eventually do is stymie growth
 
8At these high prices, with the Rupee slated to depreciate further, it looks unlikely that offtake projections for 2018-19 will be fulfilled
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Sep 21 : LNG cargoes from the US: How are they priced?

India received the 6th highest number of LNG cargoes from the US ever since it started exporting LNG
8But the volume contracted is far smaller than countries higher up in the ladder, such as Japan and China
8The volumes should ideally go up as there is a reasonable arbitration advantage
8Get the volume and price points for each individual US cargo out of the US into the India here
8Also know more on why some cargoes meant for India have differential transactional rates.
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Sep 21 : Stranded coal power-I: Good or bad policy making?

The fact that a significant portion of coal-fired power plants are stranded assets is now a foregone conclusion
8But the government is fighting tooth and nail to ensure that they are not stranded. It has been found that a number of government interventions – in the form of public finance, subsidies and policy postponements are encouraging new capital investment in coal-fired power, which might otherwise be considered uneconomic, during the project appraisal, preparation and construction stage.
8Is this attempt good or bad policy?
8Clearly, attempts to keep such stranded capacity alive has its pros and cons
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Sep 21 : Stranded coal power-II: Need for more research

No study has been done in India yet on the links between government interventions and the drivers of asset stranding in the coal power sector.
8Further research is required on India’s coal power sector given the rapid pace of electrification, the electricity transition, and risks of high carbon lock-in.
8This could include modelling the removal of current interventions in the power sector (as has been undertaken in China) and of the interactions between different interventions – subsidies, public finance, and policy and regulatory interventions – and exploring some of the wider drivers of asset standing.
8Such work will support policy-makers to design and implement interventions – including fiscal reforms – that are needed  for all round development of the energy sector
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Sep 21 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Running and Maintenance of electrical installation and Power supply network Details
8Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 03 Nos. of Numerical Distance Protection Relays Details
8Tender for Procurement of ACI Bends and Laterals for Dry Ash Conveying Line Details
8Tender for supply of Battery bank Details
8Tender for Routine work of Repair & Maintenance of illumination System Details
8Purchase of Electrical Power Winches for maintenance off HM equipments Details
8Design, Engineering, Supply, Testing & Commissioning of 16 MVA Transformer Details
8Annual mechanical maintenance Contract of Coal Handling Plant Details
8Tender for Supply, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance for 3 years of Roof top LT Grid connected solar plant Details
8Procurement of Butterfly valves & check valves and M.S.ERW pipes & fittings Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8India’s first lignite-fired power plant proposed by Neyveli Corporation gets green nod. Details
 
8Karnataka’s power sector: History, politics of development have consequences Details
 
8Macquarie eyeing Goldman Sachs’ ReNew Power stake Details
 
8Mid-year infrastructure outlook stable: Ind-Ra Details
 
8SBI seeks to resolve 7-8 stressed power assets Details
 
8Decision on power NPAs likely by 10 October Details
 
8China ready to start world's first AP1000 nuclear reactor Details
 
8Mahanadi Coalfields to double Jharsuguda-Sardega line, triple coal handling Details
 
8Primary aluminium producers are facing severe coal crisis: AAI Details
 
8MSEDCL plans to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations Details
 
8Mahagenco in financial trouble as dues cross Rs 10,000 cr Details
 
8Power min skirts Rs 1k-cr coal scam; talks of HC stay order Details
 
8GE power CEO reveals problem with new turbine model, shares drop Details
 
8No deadline for 100% electrification of vehicles: Ananth Geete Details
 
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Sep 20 : Business opportunity for the maintenance contractor: RFQs ahead

An annual maintenance contract is coming up for the air preheater works in a 630 MW thermal power station.
8Find out more.
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Sep 20 : Maintenance works in a 1200 MW thermal power station: RFQs in Oct, 2018

Project Name: Thermal Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 5 crores
8Project Description: Owner has planned a 35-day scheduled overhaul in the 1200 MW Thermal Power Plant. The major scope of work envisages maintenance works in the high-pressure turbine parts, low-pressure turbine parts, replacement of air preheater basket, replacement of boiler refractories, coal bends replacement, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for the required overhaul works is expected by October 2018.
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Sep 20 : A Ultra Super-critical thermal power plant is coming up: RFQs in Nov, 2018

Project Name: Brownfield Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 8957 crores
8Project Description: The project proponent has been accorded environmental clearance in September 2018 for a 1600 MW brownfield ultra super-critical technology thermal power plant in the existing premises of old Thermal Power Station. The RFQs are getting delayed due to pending clearance from the state's high-level clearance committee. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for raw water, make-up water system, and associated civil works package are expected by November 2018, instead of June 2018.
 RFQ for the make-up water pipes package is expected by November 2018, instead of June 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2018
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2023
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Sep 20 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Annual maintenance work of all generating units & its auxiliaries Details
8Tender for Supply of Conveyor Belt of width 1600 mm Details
8Tender for the AMC for the work of fitting of missing/damaged/loose conductor Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater – ‘B’ pass and its lube oil system Details
8Tender for Refurbishment of Vanes of Gas Turbine Details
8Tender for Procurement of Lighting Distribution Panel of CHP and main Plant Lighting Details
8Tender for Various Maintenance activity to be Carried out under planned and emergency outages at 220 KV and 400 KV s/s Details
8Tender for Supply of Safety Valve Spares Details
8Tender for Supply, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance for 3 years of Roof top LT Grid connected solar plant Details
8Tender for Supply of Various sizes of Conveyor Belts Details
8Tender for Annual overhaul of Air Pre Heater – ‘A’ pass and its lube oil system Details
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For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Consumers upfront in tale of two reforms in Andhra Pradesh Details
8India banks to plan resolving $19 billion power sector debt on today Details
8Meghalaya babus allowing illegal coal mining: Wildlife group Details
8BSES energises 1000 solar rooftop connections, number likely to cross 2000 mark by year end Details
8Coal import scam: Adani group gets interim relief from DRI Details
8‘Upgrading India’s old power plants can offer 3,500 cr in savings’ Details
8Impose 50% of solar tariff as penalty for not buying power: Developers to MNRE Details
8India's solar PV installed capacity crosses 25 GW, says Mercom Details
8BHEL wins orders worth Rs 40,932 crore in FY'18, declares 91% dividend Details
8Germany to reach target of 1 million electric cars later than planned Details
8Patna: Government targets 24x7 power supply across state by 2022 Details
8Power demand in Gujarat hits record 17,652 Mw Details
8Government steps in to arrange funds for green projects Details
8Coal India supplies 30% more coal to Tamil Nadu for meeting demand Details
8Maharashtra: Power demand peaks to 20,000 MW Details
8Government may ask RBI to classify renewable energy projects under priority sector lending Details
8Tata Power, India Power Corp bid for Odisha discom Details
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Sep 19 : Two major EPC turnkey contractors have been short listed for 2 small hydroelectric power projects in J&K: Find out who are they?

An owner has shortlisted two major EPC contractors for their small hydropower projects in the J&K state.
8Find out who are the contractors and what is going on in the project.
8Find out the schedule for price bidding.
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Sep 19 : A Super-Critical Thermal Power Expansion Project: RFQs for E&C of fire fighting system in Nov, 2018

Project Name: Brownfield Super-Critical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 5125 crores
8Project Description: Ownerhas issued a letter of award to the EPC contractor for a brownfield 800 MW super-critical plant at its thermal power station. The boundary wall preparation is done and piling works in the main plant are yet to start. The boiler auxiliaries and pre-heater requirements will be done in-house only. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for erection and commissioning of the fire fighting system is expected by November 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: May/2015
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: Aug/2018
8Completion Date: Q3:2023
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Sep 19 : A Greenfield hydro-power project is getting delayed: Know about the issue and upcoming RFQs

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 3500 crores
8Project Description: The project proponent is undertaking a private land acquisition for a 210 MW greenfield hydroelectric power station. The project envisages construction of a 16m high cofferdam, 716m FRL, a 453m length diversion tunnel, an 85m spillway, a 108.17m HRT-1, and 146.89m HRT-2. The forest clearance is still pending. An invitation for bids is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for civil works and hydro-mechanical works are expected by the November 2018, instead of August 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q2:2023
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Sep 19 : LNG glut: Where has it disappeared?

Looks like the much talked about supply glut in the LNG industry, that was meant to kick in in 2018, is not really to be seen anywhere around.
8Every cargo seems to be finding a market.
8Winter demand is expected to be robust enough, despite higher supplier of gas through transnational pipelines to China, to keep prices high.
8There is perhaps a slight period of uncertainty between the winter of 2018 and the summer of 2021, when new capacities come on stream, but the market will tighten considerably from 2021 onwards, just when new gas from India's KG Basin begins to come in.
8High LNG prices is bad news for India, as it is a highly price sensitive market. Affordability in India is in the range of $5-7/mmbtu and not in the $9-11/mmbtu range.
8As prices stay high, gas marketing is where the challenge is going to be, both for domestic gas marketed by KG Basin suppliers and new LNG terminals which are coming up
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Sep 19 : Find out how you can go 'green'

If you are the boss of a corporate entity and interested in promoting green power as a corporate principle, there is a lot you can do.
8You can use organizational tools to promote green power, and that means not just electricity but a range of other options
8How do you go about contracting for green power?
8How to set up your own green power, as this has now become a viable option, as the cost for doing so is getting to be lower than grid power. So how do you go about doing it?
8How do you screen for options?
8Where to obtain resources and assistance?
8How to create a project plan?
8Where to get commercial solar financing?
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Sep 19 : Nuclear power: Still in the race

Do not rule out nuclear power yet from the new low-cost energy paradigm.
8A new breed of small (less than 300 MW) modular nuclear plants are being readied in global laboratories, where the power plant is centrally built and shipped for installation anywhere in the world.
8The levelized cost of electricity from these plants are competitive to cost of renewable or gas-based power.
8What is more, these nuclear plants can be used for centralized cooling and thermal desalination plants
8The residual heat is usable for a variety of industrial applications, including the production of glass, plastics, steel, synthetic fuels, and chemicals.
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Sep 19 : Which way is the EV revolution traveling: Get to know from the stakeholders

Which way is Indian electric vehicle revolution going from here?
8The all-electric by 2030 slogan has been dropped, but can we really go for 30% electric by 2030?
8The website carries here the views of automotive industry leaders on the looming electric vehicle revolution.
8Not everyone seems to be on the same page
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Sep 19 : Low solar tariffs-III: Other reasons why tariffs will continue to go down

It is not just Bifacial solar that is going to be the reason why solar prices are expected to keep coming down.
8There are a bunch of technological developments that will see future prices plunging
8Find out more on what are the latest developments and how far further will prices slip
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Sep 19 : Low solar tariffs-II: What exactly is Bifacial solar?

What exactly is Bifacial solar?
8It is a simple and outstanding technology, though the point to note is that it is just one of many fascinating innovations in the solar field.
8Bifacial technology unveils the rear side of a PV module for sunlight absorption.
8The gain varies between 5 and 30%, depending on various aspects, such as device design, location and mounting conditions.
8With the new generation of high-efficiency cells being capable of bifacial power generation, this technology is expected to gain quickly market shares.
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Sep 19 : Low solar tariffs-I: Saudi Arabia got a rate of $1.79 cents

Saudi Arabia had been able to get solar tariff rates down to 2.34US cents/kWh.
8Even more impressive is that in that tender was included one bid that was as low as 1.79 US cents, which was disqualified in the end.
8This bid reportedly wanted to deploy bifacial technology, which enables power generation on both sides of a solar module
8It promises yield improvements of 10 to 30%.
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Sep 19 : Google on the lookout for renewable energy

Google has made commitments to invest nearly $2.5 billion in innovative, large-scale renewable energy projects
8Google sees this as an opportunity to help deploy renewable energy at a larger scale while at the same time making investments that have an attractive risk-adjusted return.
8The company is now on the lookout for opportunities around the globe.
8Including India
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Sep 19 : 2x660 MW brownfield expansion of captive power complex: DRP being prepared

There is a brownfield expansion of a captive power plant in India.
8It is a big expansion: An addition of 2 units of 660 MW each.
8Two consultants have been employed to prepare the DPR
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Sep 19 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Annual Maintenance of Unit-1 & 3 of 31.4 MW Turbines and Generator Assemblies Details
8Supply of Balance Materials and Complete Erection, Testing & Commissioning work for 33/11/0.4 KV Substation Details
8Design, Supply, Erection & Commissioning of Acoustic Steam Leak Detection System Details
8Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 1200kwp Grid Connected Solar PV Project Details
8Tender for Refurbishment, reconditioning, Supply, erection and commissioning of battery Banks Details
8Tender for supply of 66 kV Lightning Arrester Details
8Tender for Providing Emulsifier protection system to 25 Nos Generator Transformers Details
8Design, Engineering, Supply, Testing & Commissioning of 35 MVA Transformer Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8NLC to invest Rs 1,290 bn to ramp up mining, power generation capacity Details
 
8RInfra set to become debt-free by next year: Anil Ambani Details
 
8Solar Industry shining with job offers, ‘Green Jobs’ to be the next big thing Details
 
8RPower eyes stressed thermal coal-based assets to boost growth Details
 
8CIL likely to supply 16 rakes/day to Tamil Nadu Gen Co Details
 
8PFC files insolvency plea against Rattan India Power Details
 
8Centre denies favouring Adani firm AEL Details
 
8European countries back plan to use more hydrogen for energy Details
 
8India’s aggregate cooling requirement to increase by 8 times in 20 years Details
 
8Soon, energy projects may undergo green checks Details
 
8Russia to start building two nuclear reactors in Hungary soon - Putin Details
 
8SBI announces steps to go carbon neutral by 2030 Details
 
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Sep 18 : A maintenance contract in a hydro power station is ahead: Get to know the key contacts

Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Plant: Maintenance Contractor Project
8Project Cost: 3 crores
8Project Description: Owner is getting delayed in coming out of bids for biennial maintenance contract of electrical works and 400 kV switchyard and its associated system due to approval pending from the high-level committee of the owner's hydro region headquarter in the 1000 MW hydropower station. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an electrical maintenance job contract is expected by the third week of September 2018.
RFQ for maintenance job contract of 400 kV switchyard and it's associated system is expected by the third week of September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 20/Sep/2018
8Release Date: 24/Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q1:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2021
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Sep 18 : Installation of an FGD unit is coming up in a 500 MW thermal power station: RFQs in November 2018

Project Name: Thermal Power Station: Installation of FGD Unit
8Project Cost: 500 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning the installation of a wet flue gas desulphurization (WFGD) unit in a 500 MW thermal power station. Approval is pending at the high-level committee of the state. An invitation for bids is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, engineering, manufacture, complete services of construction including erection, supervision, pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance testing of equipment and 3 years O&M of an FGD package is expected by November 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2018
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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Sep 18 : TPD Bio-CNG plant is coming up: Get to know the RFQs and key contacts

The major power sector companies in India is now moving to the renewable side for generation of electricity.
8Ministry of Power has already directed to install a renewable energy storage system at all existing thermal power stations.
8NTPC, a 53,651 MW capacity power company is going to invest Rs. 200 crores approx. in setting up of a 5 TPD Bio-CNG plant by using agriculture residues at its existing acquired land in the Dadri thermal power station.
8Click on details to know the future RFQs and the key contacts.
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Sep 18 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of 360V, 400AH Lead Acid Battery Details
8Tender for Procurement of Carrying Idlers & Return Idlers for CHP & ACHS conveyors Details
8Tender for Procurement of Dewatering Submersible Pumps Details
8Annual repair & maintenance of Electrical installations and Operation & maintenance of 11KV HT line/ 415V LT lines Details
8Tender for Rural Electricity Infrastructure work for connecting un-connected households Details
8Design, Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of Online Energy Monitoring and Management System Details
8Construction of foundation for Transformers, Pile foundation for Container Control room, Cable Trench and oil pit for Containerized Substation Details
8Tender for the work of HP-HVOF Coating of thirty numbers of new Guide Vanes Details
8Procurement of Pneumatic Tools for fastening of machine components Details
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 For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
 
8Stressed Power Units: ‘Banks have to take more than Rs 10K crore haircut’ Details
 
8BHEL flags off its first 6000HP electric locomotive Details
 
8Mytrah Energy signs PPA for 300 MW wind power with SECI in Tamil Nadu Details
 
8MSEDCL to set up 500 EV charging stations in 3-4 years Details
 
8Power prices surge to a record on higher demand Details
 
8States ready to pay to meet peak demand, but where are the power sellers? Details
 
8Congress accuses govt of favouring Gautam Adani in coal import case Details
 
8Lenders knock at NCLT door against GVK Power Details
 
8Thursday meet to take up stressed power projects resolution Details
 
8Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030 Details
 
8Lenders reluctant to fund renewable energy projects Details
 
8Solar project developers seek reversal of cap in tariffs Details
 
8Maharashtra: Power utility’s first solar power plant goes live Details
 
8Solar power tariffs hit record low once again Details
 
8Inox Wind looks to close FY19 in the green Details
 
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Sep 17 : A Greenfield Hydro Power Project: RFQs for CAT plan consultancy services in Nov, 2018

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 3125 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is evaluating bids for engagement of a consultant for preparation of the detailed project report in a 400 MW greenfield hydroelectric power project. RFQ for consultancy services for the catchment area treatment plan is getting delayed due to administrative issues. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for consultancy services for catchment area treatment (CAT) plan is expected by November 2018, instead of Q3, 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2017
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2025
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Sep 17 : A Brownfield Super-Critical Thermal Power Project: RFQs for the EIA consultant in Oct, 2018

Project Name: Brownfield Supercritical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 8264 crores
8Project Description: Owner has been accorded terms of reference for a 1320 super-critical thermal power expansion project at its existing ongoing facility of 1600 MW thermal power complex. The unit-1 has been commissioned. Moreover, another unit is in advanced stages of completion and is expected to get commissioned by November 2018. Currently, the owner is undertaking DPR activities for the expansion project by using in-house resources. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for the QCI-NABET consultant for conducting EIA studies is expected by October 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Oct/2018
8Release Date: Oct/2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2024
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Sep 17 : Spot LNG prices to crash?

Spot LNG prices may crash going ahead
 8And a supply glut is not the reason why that may happen
 8There will be a variety of other factors
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Sep 17 : Climate Action: Indian financial institutions in divestment campaign

Since its launch by students as a moral call to climate action in 2011, the fossil fuel divestment campaign has become a mainstream financial movement mobilizing trillions of dollars in support of the clean energy transition.
8Commitments to divest continue to grow rapidly:
8Today, nearly 1,000 institutional investors with $6.24 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil fuels, up from $52 billion four years ago—an increase of 11,900 percent.
8Find out how some Indian institutional investors have been roped in as well
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Sep 17 : Domestic gas prices to go up in October: Find out by how much

Domestic gas prices are to be revised upwards for the October-March period.
8By how much will prices go up?
8How will impact the Indian gas sector
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Sep 17 : Low carbon investment gap: To widen over time

India will find a substantial low-carbon energy and energy efficiency investment gap going ahead.
8The gap looks small now but it widens rapidly to unmanageable levels. The gap between what is needed and what is put on the ground could go up to as high as 81% for India.
8India's NDC pledge is a move in the right direction, but as his shown in this set of calculations, they are wholly insufficient for incentivizing the kind of deeper, structural changes in the energy investment portfolio required for reaching the low-temperature targets of the Paris Agreement.
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Sep 17 : 2018-19 demand outlook: A 6/7% growth likely

The electricity generation outlook for 2018-19 is expected to be in the range of 6-7%.
8Rural electrification led by “Power for All” is expected to drive demand for electricity.
8But if demand surges on account of high industrial demand, there should be shortages too as domestic availability of coal will come up as a big constraint.
8This in turn would lead to some plants switching to imported coal.
8With imported coal trading upward of $115-120 since May 2018, it would impact margins of electricity generation companies.
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Sep 17 : AT&C losses: Widening instead of narrowing

Clearly, the government seems unable to cut AT&C losses.
8AT&C losses have widened instead of narrowing.
8Deterioration in AT&C losses highlights slippage in the implementation of the UDAY scheme.
8Another indicator is the status of completion of smart metering of lines, which stood at 3.82 lakh, less than 1.5% of the total target to be implemented.
8Smart metering was expected to improve collection efficiency by minimizing human intervention as well as help consumers optimize the use of electricity during peak demand hours.
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Sep 17 : Auctioned capacity cancellation: Sending the wrong signals

The fact that 3.9GW of auctioned solar capacity was cancelled during the year is sending out the wrong signals to the market.
8SECI cancelled 2.4GW out of a total of 3GW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar auction held in July 2018.
8Then again, Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency cancelled 1GW of grid-connected project in the same month.
8Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd cancelled 500 MW of grid-connected solar capacity.
8Agencies stated high tariff and wide gap between winning bids for cancellation of auctions.
8But all of that is not sending the write message to potential investors.
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Sep 17 : Struggling to survive, coal-based power technology goes through a makeover

Gas based power plants are expecting a fillip for an increasing need for peaking power now that injection of renewable power into the grid is going up
8Coal-based power plants will never be able to compete in ramp-up speed with gas-based power plants
8But new technology is coming in that will make coal-based power plants more amenable to flexible generation.
8Another point to note is that coal-based power plant technology is making some rapid progress.
8The technology is moving beyond super critical from ultra super critical to advanced ultra super critical. From here on, the movement is towards Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle and eventually to Integrated Coal Gasification Fuel Cell Combined Cycle. Some pilot plants are in the offing already.
8At this rapid rate of technological development coal based power plants are unlikely to be phased out soon
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Sep 17 : Global warning: We could reach a point of no return

A new report released in August 2018 by a prestigious science academy has claimed that earth may soon be warming up to a point where it may go beyond the point of no return.
8If a threshold is crossed, there will be continued warming even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would
8The report examines the evidence that such a threshold might exist and where it might be.
8If the threshold is crossed, the resulting trajectory would likely cause serious disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies.
8Collective human action has been suggested to steer the earth away from a potential disastrous situation.
8Such action entails stewardship of the entire Earth System — biosphere, climate, and societies — and could include decarbonisation of the global economy, enhancement of biosphere  carbon sinks, behavioural changes, technological innovations, new governance arrangements, and transformed social values.
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Sep 17 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Supply of 11/.415 KV Step down Transformer Details
8Supply of 145 KV Current Transformer (CT) Details
8Manufacture and supply of Nylon Conveyor Belt for Coal Handling Plant Details
8Supply, installation, Testing & Commissioning of Telescopic Tilting tower lighting system Details
8Tender for the supply of Spares for HPMS System in XRP 803 Mills Details
8Procurement of 1.1 MMT of Imported Coal for Power Plants Details
8Procurement of 1.4 MMT of Imported Coal for Power Plants Details
8Tender for Operation & Routine maintenance of Power House and Switchyard Mechanical System Details
8Tender for work of replacement of old rusted tower of 132 kV Line Details
8Tender for Conversion of 132kV & 33kV single conductor bus to double conductor bus at various EHV substations Details
8Tender for the Work of Height Raising of 33KV Earth Electrode Line Details
8Supply of LT Mini Pillar boxes with tripping facility Details
8Construction of 220/132/33kV Substation with SAS on turn-key basis Details
8Supply of 309 Km of 11 kV XLPE UG Cable Details
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8Bankruptcy cases: Foreign funds load up equity to buy companies Details
 
8Reform in electricity sector is all about getting the politics right Details
 
8RBI refuses to be part of a panel on power sector Details
 
8Coal India wants a coal export policy Details
 
8Revenue department withdraws circular on suspension of safeguard duty on solar cells Details
 
8SB Energy denies allegations of cartelisation Details
 
8Odisha blames Centre for power tariff burden Details
 
8Coal offtake rises 9.5% to 247 mn tonnes in April-August, production up 12% Details
 
8Banks to go ahead with power units’ resolution plans Details
 
8Electric vehicle makers face shortage of engineers Details
 
8Tata Power discom to use drones for faster network maintenance Details
 
8Centre pushes for new power plant at Talcher; Odisha seems not so keen Details
 
8Tepid response to NMC’s 3,450 solar water heater project Details
 
8How India's power story derailed, blowing a Rs 1.74 lakh crore NPA hole Details
 
8Maharashtra to get 57,000 solar farm pumps: Energy minister Bawankule Details
 
8PMO asks agencies to increase usage of fly ash by 10 times Details
 
8Germany's RWE says too early to exit coal in 2035 Details
 
8CDPQ set to buy 40 per cent in CLP’s India arm Details
 
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Sep 14 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Procurement of Off Grid Solar (PV) Power Plant System Details
8Extension Notice- Construction of 220 KV D/C Transmission Line with twin moose Conductor Details
8Extension Notice- Tender for Reconductoring of 132 KV Transmission Line with HTLS Conductor Details
8Extension Notice- Construction of 132 KV D/C Transmission Line Details
8Corrigendum- Construction of220 KV D/C Transmission Line Details
8Tender for Procurement of LV components for TPP Details
8Tender for Rate contract for Overhauling/Repairing and replacement of Boiler Feed pump Details
8Tender for Repairing/ retubing of oil coolers of LGB and TGB of generating units Details
8Purchase of 04 Set Tube Bundle Set for Raw-Potable Water Heat Exchangers for Power Station Details
8Supply, Delivery and Erection of Galvanised Iron Structure Aluminium Pipe Bus and Different Connectors and Installation of Electrical Equipments Details
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8Four states show interest in buying power sans PPAs Details
8Hindustan Power looking to acquire stressed thermal power plants Details
8IKEA targets home delivery by electric vehicle in five major cities by 2020 Details
8Wind and solar farms could double rainfall in Sahara, scientists say Details
8Andhra Pradesh government directs discoms to take wind power in full Details
8‘Power regulators need to be more market-oriented’ Details
8Hartek Solar bags rooftop solar projects in Chandigarh Details
8ChargePoint to grow global EV charging network to 2.5 million by 2025 Details
8Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to produce power from sugar mills Details
8Government may auction power contracts with coal supplies Details
8NTPC power plant clearance: Odisha puts ball back in Centre’s court Details
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Sep 13 : Incentives to install FDGs: Everyone has his own take

Stakeholders are divided over what kind of incentives are to be given to generators to install FGDs
A set of initiatives were deliberated and they were:
8Priority in scheduling to the TPPs which are environmentally compliant irrespective of their variable cost.
8Increased variable cost due to installation of FGD and other pollution control equipment may be subtracted from the tariff for Merit Order Dispatch for those plants installing pollution control equipment.
8EPO (Environment Power Obligation) may be introduced in line with RPO (Renewable Power Obligation) and should be made mandatory for DISCOM to purchase at least
10% power from plants which are norms compliant
8Excise & Custom duty/GST may be exempted for pollution control equipment like FGD etc.
8Present limit of 30% equity to be met by plants to be relaxed to 10%
8NCEF collected through coal cess may be utilized for funding  utilities for installation of pollution control equipment.
8The amount of coal cess may be reduced for TPPs complying with new environmental norms.
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Sep 13 : New policy initiatives: Enough to keep you busy

Quite a few new policy proposals which will have a direct impact on the Indian power sector is currently under formulation. As a stakeholder, this is the time to put in your comments on the following draft notes:
8Draft Concept note on Merit Order Operation: Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal Power Stations to reduce the cost of power to the consumer
8Proposed amendments in Tariff Policy, 2016.
8Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Sharing of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses) Regulations, Sixth Amendment, 2018.
8Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018.
8Draft procedure for grant of connectivity to projects based on renewable sources to inter-state transmission system.
8Invitation of comments/suggestions on staff paper on “Revised Methodology for Application of the Escalation Rates for Payment”.
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Sep 13 : Standing Committee on Power: They could have done a better job on stressed assets

Did the Parliamentary Standing Committee in its much talked about report overlook the core issues around stressed power sector assets?
8Were obvious solutions overlooked?
8Was there a failure to point out who was responsible for the crisis?
8Did the Committee miss the woods for the trees?
8The answer seems to be a "yes".
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Sep 13 : Fresh data: Gas-based power is in for revival

Fresh data has been brought into play to project different sources of power in India's energy matrix in 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050.
8The interesting point to note is that gas-based power contributes the biggest share to energy generation, more than solar and wind.
8From today's perspective, when most gas-based power plants do not do well under the Merit Order Dispatch system, that fact that gas-based units will play such an important role in the future seems a little incongruous.
8How are these projections worked out?
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Sep 13 : LNG shipping market tightens: Landed prices to edge up

The LNG shipping market seems to be tightening faster than was anticipated
8And new high in spot prices are being observed
8Typically, LNG freight rates make up a significant portion of the final LNG price
8Find out how end prices are going to be impacted by higher freight rates
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Sep 13 : Conventional power: Still queuing up

Neither projections of slow demand or stressed assets or units being forced to work at their technical minimum seem to be deterring promoters from seeking permissions to set up newer conventional power plants
8A host of hydel plants are also lined up for permissions
8Since the sector was unlicensed, there has been a surfeit of new projects promoted by private entrepreneurs coming up, perhaps without keeping the demand dynamics in mind
8And promoters continue to rush in even today to set up newer plants
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Sep 13 : Hydrogen use: Get latest cost estimates here

Best level cost estimates are now available for production of hydrogen for use in power generation and automotive vehicles
8While there is a lot of talk about using renewable energy to produce hydrogen through electrolysis, at present the economics of converting fossil fuel such as gas to carbon-free hydrogen by using the carbon capture route seems to be more attractive
8Prices will have to fall much more for hydrogen to become a competitive fuel of choice
8All projections show hydrogen usage becoming a big component of the total energy paradigm by 2050
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Sep 13 : Power RFQs coming up

Project Name: Brownfield Supercritical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 4086 crores
8Project Description: Owner is evaluating the main plant package bids for an 800 MW super-critical thermal power expansion complex at its existing 1500 MW facility. Three big players are in the race. Also, the consultant is preparing the final EIA report. EC is likely to be elicited in the next 5-6 months. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for cooling tower package and twin flue chimney package is expected by the Q4 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2017
8RFQ Date: Q4:2018
8Release Date: Q4:2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2024
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The owner is planning to come out with a breakdown maintenance works in the 1050 MW thermal power station.

8The work tenure is for the period of 90 days.
8A detailed bid document is expected soon.
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Project Name: Thermal Power Station - AMC contractor
8Project Cost: 2 crores
8Project Description: A JV company has floated a bid for an annual maintenance job contract for a boiler and its auxiliaries and electrical and C&I equipment for a 2000 MW thermal power station. Currently, a tender document is getting prepared for an annual maintenance job of HT/LT transformer bus-ducts and rectiformers in the main plant and offsite area. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an annual maintenance contractor of HT/LT transformer bus-ducts and rectiformers is expected by the end of September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 25/Sep/2018
8Release Date: 28/Sep/2018
8Start Date: Nov/2018
8Completion Date: Nov/2019
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Sep 13 : Nagarjuna Fertilizers plans to restart: Gas to be diverted back from power sector

Nagarjuna Fertilizers is planning to restart its fertilizer plant shortly
8This will mean that a significant part of Nagarjuna's total gas consumption of 3.2 mmscmd of gas, which was diverted to the power sector when the plant shut down in the first week of July, will no longer be diverted
8Find out more about when Nagarjuna will go on stream?
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Sep 13 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Procurement of Leakage Current Analyzer for Surge Arrestor Details
8Supply of Mill Classifier Outlet Box with Ceramic Lining for Coal Mills Details
8Tender for Procurement of Pipe Details
8Tender for Procurement of Pressure and DP Transmitter Details
8Tender for Conversion of HT & LT overhead networks into underground system Details
8Tender for Construction of earth pits, laying of earth mat etc. for ESP Details
8Tender for Round the clock preventive maintenance, up-keeping servicing and breakdown maintenance of Bowl mills Details
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning of spares for vibration measurement system Details
8Tender for work contract of Supply of Material, Erection, Testing and Commissioning for work of Additional line Bays Details
8Tender for Attending break down works in Bottom ash Hopper, Scrapper Feeders & Clinker Grinders Details
8Tender for Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) System Package Details
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8Engie ties up with STOA to set up 2 GW wind plants in India Details
 
8Coal India to invest Rs 4K crore, to shut 53 underground mines Details
 
8Consumers feel the heat as private power firms face coal shortage Details
 
8Panel on power mulls payment security mechanism for private players Details
 
8For solar projects, bona fide Himachalis to get preference Details
 
8India solar power target under cloud as agencies spike bids for 9,000 MW Details
 
8High Court flays Maharashtra power utility Details
 
8Google buys into new Finnish wind energy in renewables search Details
 
8MSEDCL and Tata Power tariffs go up, BEST’s drops Details
 
8McDonald's, Google strike wind power deals in Europe Details
 
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Sep 12 : Simplification of tariff categories: Old wine in a new bottle or there is more to it?

The draft simplification of tariff categories notification is out.
8The new structure will do away with the multiplicity of tariffs now seen
8A maximum of 5 categories have been suggested
8Those with lower loads will be subsidized by those in higher load categories
8Under reporting of declared loads will be automatically corrected
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Sep 12 : Surplus power: Options before beneficiaries

What happens when beneficiaries are suddenly loaded with surplus
These are the options worked out with them
8Beneficiaries to sell surplus in the DAM and Contingency market as far as possible.
8If beneficiaries unable to sell surplus in the market, consent may be given to generators to sell in the market.
8All generating stations to comply with generation reduction instruction of 55% technical minimum.
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Sep 12 : NTPC: Wasteful expenditure

8NTPC's inability to take advantage of the customs duty exemption on import of materials for its mega power plants has cost the company a lot of money
8Then again, there was a disallowance of capital expenditure on spares because of delay in supply
8Then again, it lost money because of its optimize on its water supply plan for the Bhilai Expansion Project.
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Sep 12 : Northern region to register a 7% surplus in winter

The Northern region is expected to register surplus of 7% in November and December 2018
8The surplus figure is projected at around 3%
8But is expected to climb when temperatures cool in November and December
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Sep 12 : High cost of thermal coal: Captive power plants feel the pain

High cost of thermal power is a negative for industries with high power and coal consumption, and those with captive power units
8International thermal coal prices (up 18% YoY to USD 117/t) to remain robust owing to production cuts (and CY18E deficit of ~115mt) in China and a limited production uptick elsewhere.
8Find out how the impact works through the captive power system
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Sep 12 : Two wheeler fleet to be all electric in 5-7 years

The government has begun thinking in terms of rapid electrification of India two-wheeler fleet
8A time frame of five to seven years for the full transition is now being talked about
8Savings to the tune of Rs 1.20 lakh crore in crude oil imports is being bandied around
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Sep 12 : Haircuts in NCLT-2 will be higher

Higher haircuts can be expected out of NCLT-2
8The average haircuts will be in the range of 70-75%.
8This is higher than 55-60% in NCLT-1
8This is because there is lower demand for NCLT-2 assets
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Sep 12 : Insolvency stalled but what kind of hair cuts will these assets eventually incur?

Thankfully for the power sector, the Supreme Court has stayed the reference of defaulting borrowers to the insolvency court but it can at best be a temporary relief. The court is currently transferring all insolvency proceedings in the power courts on to itself before arriving at a decision.
8Eventually what kind of haircuts can you expect if a power company falls into the grip of the NCLT?
8Power assets to face higher haircuts; gas-based and under-construction projects are at most risk
Power exposure can be divided into four key categories:
8Fixed tariff – better prospects with haircut of ~30%
8Project is complete but no/partial PPAs – Parivartan scheme is launched for its revival; expected haircut of ~50%
8Gas-based – not much demand with expected haircut of ~80%-90%
8Project is not complete – no buyer; to be treated as scrap with a loss of ~90%-100%
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Sep 12 : Greenfield Hydroelectric project delayed: When are RFQs coming out?

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 5110 crores
8Project Description: A JV company is getting delayed in the evaluation of civil works bids for a 520 MW greenfield hydroelectric power project. The bids are expected to be opened in November 2018. Further bids are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFQ for hydro-mechanical works package is expected by November 2018, instead of Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2017
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: 2019
8Completion Date: 2024
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Sep 12 : R&M of coal mills in a power plant: Know more

8Owner plans a renovation and modernization of coal mills and its associated auxiliaries in a thermal power station.
8Click on details to know more about the equipment required and the key contact.
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Sep 12 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Procurement of Temperature Elements Details
8Supply, Installation & Commissioning of Smart Electric Energy Meters & Allied System Details
8Biennial Work of Online routine, preventive Shut down & Breakdown Maintenance of Beater wheel mills and its associated equipments Details
8Design, Engineering, Erection, Installation, Testing and Commissioning with 05 years Comprehensive Operation and Maintenance of 10MW (AC) Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Details
8Tender for Construction of Box Culvert cum Cable Trench for Shifting of 33 KV Lines Details
8Tender for Repair and HP-HVOF coating on Runner of Power Station Details
8Tender for Supply, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance for 3 years of Roof top LT Grid connected solar plant Details
8Tender for the work of Augmentation of 220 KV S/stn Details
8Tender for Improvement of Earthing System in 230/11KV S/S Details
8Tender for the work of Surface Hardening of 04 Nos. repaired Runners Details
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8CIL plans expansion, begins talks with Bangladesh for coal exploration Details
8Power NPAs: SC transfers all pleas challenging RBI notification to itself Details
8US companies to sign MOUs for solar power station in Gujarat Details
8SC asks banks to maintain status quo in insolvency proceedings against power firms Details
8Pradhan seeks early approval of NTPC project in Odisha Details
8Tata Power-DDL chips in to restore power in Kerala Details
8Ruckus in Odisha Assembly over non-clearance of NTPC project Details
8Tata Power to offer suite of services in rooftop solar drive Details
8'India, China driving global energy market transition' Details
8Recovery of power loans may be delayed Details
8Haryana chief minister announces cut in power tariffs Details
8Supreme Court to 57 power plants: Clean up act within 28 months Details
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Sep 12 : A biennial maintenance contract is coming in a lignite handling plant: RFQs in Q2, 2019

Project Name: Thermal Power Station - BRC Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 4 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning to come out with an O&M rate contract of the lignite handling plant in the 330 MW lignite based thermal power station. A Notice Inviting Tender is getting prepared. The contract duration will be for a tenure of 24 months. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for a biennial rate contract maintenance of the lignite handling plant is expected by the Q2 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2019
8RFQ Date: Q2:2019
8Release Date: Q2:2019
8Start Date: Q3:2019
8Completion Date: Q3:2021
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Sep 11 : Coal-based power: Now more expensive than renewables even after accounting for battery storage?

What is the cost of new coal fired generation in India?
8And, more importantly, how does renewable energy compare with these costs?
8A critical turning point is coming: when the cost of renewable power, after adding the cost of battery storage, turns out to be cheaper than super critical coal-fired power.
8That thermal power is under pressure is already known. Get a list of coal-fired plants which are now under shutdown because of unviable production economics. 
8Know more on how water shortage is hurting thermal power plants
8Also, when can we expect thermal coal demand to peak globally? What will happen to the coal industry in the aftermath?
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Sep 11 : A Greenfield Hydro Power Project : RFQs for civil and hydro mechanical works in Q1, 2019

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
 
8Project Cost: 6210 crores
 
8Project Description: Promoter is undertaking social impact assessment activities for a 600 MW greenfield hydropower project. DPR was prepared by using in-house resources. The project has been stuck due to the absence of forest clearance. Currently, the owner is undergoing site surveys and preparation of the final inspection report. Further bids are expected soon.
 
8Project Event: RFQ for civil and hydro-mechanical works expected in Q1, 2019.
 
8Expenditure Approval: 2012
 
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
 
8Release Date: Q1:2019
 
8Start Date: 2020
 
8Completion Date: 2024
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Sep 11 : Overhauling works in a thermal power station: Get to know the owner and key contact details

8Project Name: Thermal Power Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 5 crores
8Project Description: A subsidiary company, has planned a 36-day scheduled annual maintenance works in a 1980 MW super-critical thermal power plant. The major overhauling work includes residual life assessment of boiler pressure parts and assessing performance and condition monitoring of the furnace, mills, APH and associated ducts. The major equipment required will be a removal of the damaged supporting frame including support pipes, supply of new basket for air preheater, repairing of economizer hoppers and seals. Further RFQs are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for overhauling works is expected by the end September 2018.
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Sep 11 : Substation is coming in a Coal Mining Project: Know about the owner and the key contact details

8Owner is planning to come out with the substation requirements in a 15 MTPA Coal Mining Project.
8The coal mining project is going at per schedule.
8RFQ is expected in October 2018.
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Sep 11 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Procurement of Galvanized Top Adopter of 33 kV OH Line Details
8Supply of Various Size Motor operated Globe valves for Ash handling plant Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for all electrical and C&I related Maintenance of ESP & AHP Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for Condition Monitoring of Critical Equipment Details
8Annual Maintenance Contract for C&I System Details
8Tender for Procurement of Galvanized 'V' bracket of 33 kV OH Line Details
8Construction of LILO Line of both circuits of 220 KV D/C transmission line Details
8Tender for Augmentation/Modification works of one Cooling Tower Package Details
8Tender for Procurement of EHV Grade Transformer Oil Details
8Tender for work of providing & fixing of OLTC for 50MVA, 220/22KV Power Transformer Details
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8Greenko Group calls off plan to buy Orange Renewable Details
 
8Suzlon inks JV with CLP India for two solar projects in Maharashtra Details
 
8California aims to phase out fossil fuels by 2045 Details
 
8Modi, Hasina launch railway, power projects Details
 
8Power NPAs: Relief to 1 project, 4 more join SC plea Details
 
8Power Mech wins orders worth Rs 247 cr Details
 
8BSE, PTC, ICICI to set up power exchange Details
 
8Solar power developers may have to cough up 500 crore as apex court lifts Orissa HC stay on safeguard duty Details
 
8Hybrid wind-solar assets may lower capital costs by 5-7%:Study Details
 
8SC lifts stay on safeguard duty on solar imports Details
 
8Heavy rains drag down spot power price by 3.51% at IEX in Aug Details
 
8Madras HC relief to two private power firms; no action against their assets till hearing Details
 
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Sep 10 : EoI of an FGD in a thermal power station: RFQ expected in Q1, 2019

Project Name: Thermal Power Project - FGD Addition
8Project Cost: 210 crores
8Project Description: Owner is planning the installation of a flue gas desulphurization (FGD) unit in a 300 MW thermal power station. Currently, the owner is conducting a survey and investigation for the FGD by using in-house resources. The ESP has to be upgraded for revised environmental norms. An EoI for the FGD main package is expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EoI of an FGD main package is expected by the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q4:2018
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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Sep 10 : RFQ for an FGD: Major players BHEL, L&T, GE, among others in the race

Project Name: Thermal Power Station - Installation of FGD
8Project Cost: 1010 crores
8Project Description: A JV company is evaluating pre-qualification bids of an EoI for installation of the flue gas desulphurization main package in a 1200 MW thermal power station. Also, the owner is on the lookout for financial institutions to fund the project. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for the supply and installation of an FGD (Flue Gas Desulphurisation) system main package and its electrical power supply package are expected by the mid-September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 15/Sep/2018
8Release Date: 17/Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2020
8Completion Date: Q3:2022
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Sep 10 : RFQs for maintenance of major equipment in a hydro-power station: Get inside to know contact details

Project Name: Hydroelectric Power Plant Maintenance Project 
8Project Cost: 5 crores
8Project Description: Promoter has planned a 35-day scheduled annual maintenance in the 360 MW hydropower station. The major scope of work includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the turbine and its blade sets, seals, and the oil cooling unit. Equipment required will be turbine bearings, gland seals, spiral casing, replacing of worn out rubber flaps, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for the required overhaul works is expected by the October 2018.
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Sep 10 : Inter regional trade: How open access policies can help?

Inter regional trade between India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal  take place under government to government channels,
8Market based power trade is necessary to accelerate and expand power trade.
8Private investments are necessary
8Open access policies will have to be formulated
8How far are we from market discovery, which is prevalent only in India as of now,  in inter-regional trade?
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Sep 10 : States hardsell to renewable energy investors

Some states have begun hard selling themselves to potential renewable energy investors
8The documentation is exhaustive
8The selling points are seductively highlighted
8Click on Reports to know more on how one such state is marketing itself successfully   Details

Sep 10 : Moving to a 5-minute paradigm: How is to be managed?

If India has to move into a 5-minute scheduling paradigm, how will gate closures be managed?
8How will dispatch scheduling be prepared and what kind of changes will have to be brought about?
8And how will continuous matching occur? And how will the rules be formulated?
8What are the current practices for the Day Ahead, Real-Time and System Imbalance or the Ancillary Services Market and how will they need to change?
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Sep 10 : Reserves Regulation Ancillary Services: How has it evolved over the last two years

How have the Reserves Regulation Ancillary Services evolved over the last two years?
8What are the maximum and minimum rates achieved in this period?
8What is the mark up?
8What is the average variable charge refunded to DSM Pool for Regulation Down?
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Sep 10 : New DSM system: How would the deviation rate vector look like?

How would the deviation rate vector look like under the new DSM system?
8A chart shows a significant amount of variation over frequency under the new and old regimes
8What are the implications?
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Sep 10 : Lower minimum PLF: What happens to fixed cost compensation?

What happens to the fixed cost compensation mechanism once thermal power plants are forced to work at a lower minimum PLF?
8A tug-of-war is on.
8Some complicated questions are being thrown up
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Sep 10 : When is peak demand for coal arriving?

When is the peak arriving coal demand?
8Sooner than expected, according to fresh research.
8Prices are now at a five-year high in some parts of the world.
8So how long will the party last?
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Sep 10 : NHPC: Good days ahead?

NHPC's Profit After Tax (PAT) may have declined in 2017-18 by 18% but the future is bright
8The hydel power sector is highly regulated and yet the company claims to be making headway in two of its most controversial projects -- Parbati-II (800MW), delayed till end-CY21 due to difficult geological conditions, and  Subhasiri Lower (2,000MW), stuck due to litigation and agitations.
8Meanwhile he CEA has cleared the rroadblocksthat came charging tariffs that can allow for full capital cost recovery
8Look forward to good days ahead
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Sep 10 : 60,000 MW of stranded capacity: What if banks fail?

As much as 40,000 MW private generation capacity is struggling to remain commercially viable and another 20,000 MW capacity currently under construction could also meet the same fate.
8Find out how banks are running against the clock in trying to salvage these assets.
8If the banks fail in their attempt, the power sector will be the Next Domino To Fall.
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Sep 10 : LNG demand-supply gap to be plugged sooner than expected

The demand graph for LNG has seen three upward revisions over the last three quarters
8As a consequence, the point in time when the over supply situation turns into a deficit has been advanced.
8The point is now nearer than it had ever been in the past. Prices are expected to firm up from that point onwards.
8And this can be a massive bonanza for both ONGC and RIL-BP, whose investments are going start flowing in from 2020 onwards
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Sep 10 : State government sells interface with Modi to attract investors

State government's now holding out a whole lot of promise to potential investors
8It is not just state government officials that you get to interact with
8You will interface with no less than the Prime Minister and his team
8That is an inducement that no potential investor can turn away from
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Sep 10 : Electricity Act Amendements: Sweeping new changes

The amendments to the Electricity Act 2003 are finally out for public discussion.
8Many changes have been incorporated and new nomenclature, such as "decentralized distribution generation" or a "renewable energy service company" or "smart grid" and "smart metering", have been introduced.
8The infusion of renewable energy and the mechanisms to deal with it have been spelled out
8Given that the grid has now become sensitive to large infusions and withdrawals, penalties are going to be high for disobeying RLDC directions.
8Discretion has been provided to include more than one distributor within a single geographical area. A distribution licence will no longer be automatically extended if the operator is at fault.
8Consumers will over 1 MW load will be able to procure their own power from anyone using the open access option
8Fuel and power price adjustments will not be allowed for recovery of all prudent costs but tariffs determined through a transparent process of government bidding will not be allowed to be re-determined.
8All customers will pay full cost of power and subsidies, if any, will be transferred to the bank accounts of beneficiaries.
8Commissions will now have the powers of a civil court.
8The constitution of regulatory bodies and selection of regulators are being thoroughly revamped.
8A delayed payment charge of 18% will be levied if a tariff pass through is upheld after it is appealed against
8These and many other changes have been incorporated in the amendments.
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Sep 10 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Supply of Circuit Breaker Analyzer Details
8Tender for Repair/ rewinding of stator of various capacities 6.6 KV motors Details
8Tender for Supply of Numerical Relays Details
8Supply, Transportation, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of 02 Set of Dewatering Pumps Details
8Tender for Purchase of Induction Motors Details
8Procurement of Rotor Pole Keys for Power Station Details
8Design, Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of O&M Roof Top Solar Details
8Tender for Lime Stone Handling, Crushing & Gypsum Storage Package for FGD System Details
8Tender for Providing 1x5 MVA New 33/11 KV S/S Details
8Tender for Complete Rewinding of stator with new bars and new stator core of 250 MW Generator stator Details
8Tender for preventive and breakdown maintenance works in coal mills Details
8Procurement of Instrument cables and Power cables Details
8Tender for Up-Gradation of Chlorine Leak Detector System Details
8Tender for Replacement and Up-Gradation of Acoustic Steam Leak Detection System Details
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8Charges against the plant are half-truths and lies: P Ramnath, CEO, Sterlite Copper Details
8Record power consumption in Telangana by agriculture sector Details
8India readies a slew of power sector reforms Details
8Power shock: Generation by private players dips 17% in Gujarat Details
8Odisha's power trader Gridco to buy 300 Mw from ensuing SECI auctions Details
8Climate actions can create 14 million jobs by 2030: Research Details
8ABB CEO meets Modi, discusses e-mobility, renewable energy Details
8NTPC arm to begin 300 MW power supply to Bangladesh from midnight Details
8Power projects heading to NCLT may get to retain fuel supply pacts Details
8PTC India to ink medium term PPAs for 1900MW capacities under Govt's pilot scheme Details
8Power companies move HC to get more time to settle with lenders Details
8NTPC board approves Rs 9.7k crore investment for 1,320 MW expansion at Talcher plant Details
8Vidarbha's biggest solar power plant to be set up in Chandrapur Details
8SECL produced record 144.71 million tonne coal last financial year Details
8Sony Corporation to source 100% renewable power Details
8Blueprint in place to boost EVs, take share to 15% in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari Details
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Sep 07 : Installation of an FGD is coming in a thermal power station: RFQs in November 2018

Project Name: Thermal Power Station- FGD Addition 
8Project Cost: 1060 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with consultant has submitted a draft DPR for implementation of an FGD at its 2000 MW Thermal Power Station. Moreover, specifications are getting prepared at the owner's headquarter for installation of FGD. ESP is also to be upgraded for revised environmental norms in the existing six units. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of an FGD is expected to be out by November 2018, instead of Q3 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q3:2017
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2022
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Sep 07 : A Greenfield Hydro Power Project: RFQs for E&M works expected at end of Sept, 2018

Project Name: Greenfield Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 1860 crores
8Project Description: Owner has conducted a pre-bid meeting for civil and hydromechanical works for a 150 MW greenfield hydroelectric plant. Patel Engineering Limited, HCC Limited, Gammon India are among the big players in the bid. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of electro-mechanical works is expected by the end of September 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: 24/Sep/2018
8Release Date: 27/Sep/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q4:2023
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Sep 07 : Coal prices on a high

International coal prices increased by 29.6% yoy to US$107.0/tn (flat MoM) in July’18.
8On a landed cost basis, it was up 38.2% yoy at Rs7,343/tn due to INR depreciation.
8The HBA index increased by 36.6% yoy to US$107.8/tn in July’18 (highest ever since Dec’11).
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Sep 07 : Technical PLF: How far down can it go?

The authorities are trying to push the technical PLF down every time.
8The minimum technical limit is 55%.
8But efforts are being made to push some plants to an impossibly low 40%.
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Sep 07 : Ramp up rates are far below the yardstick

The model exercise to look at the optimal ramp-up rate of a thermal power plant showed that the rate is far slower than what was thought earlier
8The ramp-up rate was 1% against the benchmark 3%
8The result was that a ramp up from the minimum 50% to 100% took a whole 90 minutes, from 440 MW to 800 MW
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Sep 07 : 800 MW unit ramp ups are going to be the slowest

How long should 800 MW power plants take to cold start?
8The calculations vary from plant to plant
8Some of them will take such a long time that it will be impossible to fit them into a flexible generation regime
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Sep 07 : SPD for 500 MW solar park: Everyone wants to pass the buck

A 500 MW solar power park is ready for supply power
8But the interesting point is that no one wants to be dubbed as the Solar Power Developer (SPD)
8Is the SPD the aggregator or is the solar park promoter the SPD? Or should various individual developers be titled as SPDs?
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Sep 07 : Renewal reactive power: Who pays how much

Who is meant to pay for renewable reactive power?
8Usually the beneficiary either pays or gets paid depending upon voltage conditions
8But instances have cropped up where the entire reactive power is billed on one party, irrespective of how the voltage has behaved
8Then again, solar and wind reactive power is billed at a different rates
8There is still a lot of confusion that still needs to be settled
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Sep 07 : This is the best time to buy thermal power plants

The Allahabad High Court order will now mean that around 20GW capacity is likely to be referred to NCLT due to lack of unanimity among lenders on reaching a resolution.
8It is now likely that cash-rich players like JSW Energy, NTPC, NLC India and Torrent Power, among others, will be able to pick up these stressed assets for a song. 
8These stressed assets could face steep hair-cuts of 40-50% at the resolution stage and 60-70% at the NCLT stage in bidding values.
8This is the best possible opportunity to buy distressed assets at the cheapest possible price
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Sep 07 : Hydrogen from renewable energy is now cost compatible

The technologies needed to convert renewable energy to hydrogen are now ready.
8A target cost of USD 5–6/kg can already be achieved today by connecting an electrolyzer to the electricity grid (with 2017 Danish electricity prices that include all grid fees, levies and taxes) and prices are expected to fall further.
8A lot of fresh data has come in to establish the viability of renewable to hydrogen generation.
8The focus is now to move to large-scale applications that are able to rapidly generate economies of scale, with minimal infrastructure requirements, and in sectors where hydrogen from renewables stands out as the best-performing option for meeting climate targets.
8The target areas are large industries (refineries, chemicals facilities, methanol production) and heavy-duty transport (large fleets of hydrogen buses, trucks, trains on non-electrified lines, maritime, etc.).
8The hydrogen price curves are coming down more rapidly than before.
8Find out more on why the world is moving to a hydrogen economy quicker than was envisaged earlier.
8Know more how the refinery and petrochemical segments are going to be impacted by this looming transition
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Sep 07 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Implementation of High Voltage Distribution System by installation of new DTr and using AB cable Details
8Tender for Supply of Worm shaft with gear for Bowl Mill Details
8Tender for the work of Erection of 66kV S/C line on D/C Panther tower Details
8Tender for Diversion of 132KV double circuit Transmission line Details
8Tender for Laying of 45kv Garde XLPE Cable Details
8Supply, Installation, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of Current Transformer Details
8Design, Supply, Testing & Commissioning of 11/132 kV Generator Transformer Details
8Tender for Running and Maintenance of 66/11 KV Switchyard, DG Sets and power supply network Details
8Purchase of various grinding and drilling machines for Power Station Details
8Tender for Procurement of 33kV-22kV/11 KV Mineral Oil filled Power Transformer Details
8Tender for the work of construction of LILO on 132kV DC line Details
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8Banks decide to refer all stressed power loans to insolvency courts Details
 
8No permit will be required for EVs, alternative fuel vehicles: Gadkari Details
 
8Power Min directs PSUs to expedite J-K projects Details
 
8Leap Green Energy to expand renewable power capacity to 2 GW by 2020 Details
 
8Slow pace of renewables puts question mark on India's 2022 target Details
 
8Niti Aayog urges states to formulate EV policy Details
 
8Electric vehicle segment to stabilise in India over next 5 years: Mahindra & Mahindra Details
 
8Banks may refer GMR, Prayagraj, SKS, 8 other power companies to NCLT Details
 
8RBI refuses to relax norms for ARC to warehouse stressed power projects Details
 
8Tamil Nadu power demand increases by 2,000 MW compared to last year Details
 
8Goyal tells WCL to supply ample coal to Mahagenco Details
 
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Sep 06 : FDG installation-I: Disagreement over complaint and non-compliant merit order dispatch lists

There were serious disagreements in a recent meeting of state government representatives about the kind of incentives that can be extended to those generators who install FDGs
8The decision to divide complaint and non-complaint units and then to have a separate merit order dispatch for complaint generators was opposed
8Two separate merit order lists will create a lot of confusion, it was stated.
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Sep 06 : FDG installation-II: Common agreement areas found

While a dual merit order dispatch lists were opposed, there were some areas of agreement
These include:
8Excise and custom duty or GST be exempted for pollution control equipment like FGD .
8Present limit of 30% equity to be met by plants to be relaxed to 10%, this will enable plants to raise the fund comfortably and encourage early installation of pollution control equipment.
8NCEF collected through coal cess be utilized for funding the utilities for installation of pollution control equipment
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Sep 06 : FDG installation-III:How to measure variable cost?

There were some genuine fears expressed by some states over NTPC's view that variable cost will go up by Rs 0.10 to 0.12 upon installation of an FDG.
8State representatives are not very convinced about the extent of the rise in price.
8One argument made was that generators scheduling between 55% to 100% PLF are anyways compensated. There is also an incentive when PLF goes beyond 85%.
8The fear expressed is that if an FGD is installed then then a plant will not get schedule due to higher tariff rate is unjustified, it is argued.
8In any case, the fixed cost is paid by discom as per PPA.
8There is also the issue of who is going to verify incremental variable cost due to FGD installation.
8Further, the variable cost would change every month, and there is the possibility of some gaming by the gaming by generator.
8The NTPC representative then piped in, saying that that variable cost increases should be addressed through regulation via an agreed-upon methodology.
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Sep 06 : FDG installation-IV: Why are bankers so wary?

For private power plants, bankers do not seem to be very forthcoming in funding FGD installations
8What are the banks wary about?
8What guarantees are they seeking?
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Sep 06 : 5-minute scheduling: A long way away

The move to 5-minute scheduling of power is unlikely to happen anytime soon
8There are too many variables which are not in place
8Majority of the stakeholders are opposed to the idea
8What is more, the 5-minute system would not benefit DAM (Day Ahead Market) but may somewhat benefit the intra-day market.
8Overall, the visible benefits are too little for such a switch to be necessitated.
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Sep 06 : Partial load gas stations: Disagreement over compensation

A controversy seems to have broken out between gas based operators and beneficiaries over compensation to be given for gas stations working on partial load
8There were strong technical disagreements
8Despite several meetings, the issues are yet to be fully straightened out
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Sep 06 : Cold start: How long should it take?

What should be the cold start-up time for a thermal power plant?
8The issue is now coming increasingly into focus on account of the need for flexible generation
8Once a unit is taken to the "RSD" format, the rule is that it should be able to come back on within eight hours
8But many units are able to adhere to the norm
8The operators of one supercritical unit have now claimed that it will take as many as 35 hours to start after going to "RSD" mode
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Sep 06 : LED market: Leader defends market share

The LED market is getting flooded with new players
8But find out how a market leader is defending its market share
8Know more about new strategies adopted to defend and even expand market share
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Sep 06 : Solar power: Business models keep changing

Solar power operations are tight and complicated. Margins are thin
8Business models change quickly. New strategies are continuously re-adapted
8One company is making good by switching its business model from “development and down-selling of solar energy assets to financial investors” to “asset ownership” due to high return opportunities in the Renewal Energy Service Company (RESCO) model.
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Sep 06 : Solar boom: Good for the glass industry

The Indian glass industry is looking at the solar industry to add to its growth
8Government’s target of installing 100 GW by the year 2022 with an emphasis on the Make in India model is expected to boost solar glass demand in India.
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Sep 06 : Solar start-up: Government willing to hold hand

Do you want to work on a start-up in the solar industry?
8The government can help out.
8Even hold your hand
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Sep 06 : Higher carbon tax: Possible, says report

Are higher carbon taxes a plausible solution for a country like India?
8Yes, seems to be the answer
8Now that India has put in place a safety net for vulnerable sections of the population, it is possible to raise carbon taxes
8Higher taxes will provide the right signals to better use of fuelds.
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Sep 06 : Transmission license to stay operational, a 15-point guideline

A 15-point set of conditions have been set for grant of a transmission license
8What is more, the licensee will have to be in conformity with these conditions throughout the life of the project
8Or else, there is the possibility of the license being revoked
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Sep 06 : Disruptions due to demonetization and GST: Solar power SCOD put off by regulator

 Scheduled Commercial Operation Date for a solar power plant was allowed to be deferred by regulators citing the following grounds
8Demonetization of high-value currency by the central government
8Unprecedented and incessant rains and massive storms
8Introduction of GST resulted in uncertainty in the tax regime which slowed down manufacturing and as well as the service industry
8Reduction in anti-dumping duty by the European Union.
8Clearly, more than technical reasons can now be proffered for an extension of the SCOD.
8Will this now be the norm?
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Sep 06 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Construction of 3 Nos 33kv feeder bays and allied civil works by supplying, erection, testing & commissioning of Equipments Details
8Supply & Delivery of LT AB Cable Accessories Details
8Construction of Cable Trench for Power Evacuation from 220/132 KV Sub-Station to 33/11 KV Sub-Station Details
8Tender for Metal Spreading and Various maintenance works at 132 kV S/S Details
8Tender for the Supply of LT Pin Insulator Details
8Design, Engineering, Manufacture, Supply, Construction, Erection, Testing & Commissioning works for the Turbine Generator and Associated Packages Details
8Tender for Annual Track Maintenance Details
8Tender for replacement of Gear Boxes for Cooling Tower fans Details
8Tender for Implementation of Substation Automation System at 400 kV S/S Details
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8Union Bank of India expects Rs 2,000 crore recovery from resolution of stressed power projects Details
8France's nuclear power goals will be known by end of October - minister Details
8Total adds solar and hydro power capacity in France Details
8PM Narendra Modi to launch second phase of FAME India scheme on September 7 Details
8Centre to discuss 'Pariwartan' scheme with lenders Details
8Stressed power assets: REC asked to remodel Pariwartan ARC Details
8Toyota-Suzuki revs up plan to roll out hybrid, electric vehicles in India Details
8IL&FS flouts metering norms for SoftBank, ACME’s plants in Rajasthan Details
8Europe Power: Spot prices weighed by increased wind and nuclear output Details
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Sep 05 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

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8Annual Maintenance Contract of Ash Dyke Area Details
8Procurement of Assembly of Economiser Coils Upper Bank for Boilers Details
8Tender for Supply of 66/11 kV Power Transformers Details
8Tender for work of replacement of 220KV Isolator with new Double Break Isolators Details
8Tender for Replacement of Old ACDB by New ACDB at 132KV S/S Details
8Tender for work Contract of Supply of Material, Erection, Testing and Commissioning for work of 132 Kv Line bay Details
8Tender for the Supply of Recirculation Control Valve with Actuator Complete Set Details
8Procurement of Conveyor Belt for CHP & ACHS Conveyors Details
8Procurement of Channel Plate & End Plate gasket for TG Details
8Procurement of spares for rotary air pre heater installed at 500MW Boiler
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8Greener growth could add $26 trillion to world economy by 2030: Study Details
8France installed 879 MW of wind and solar capacity in H1 -ministry Details
8Odisha plans 3,000 crore energy storage project Details
8India To Generate 100 GW Solar Energy By 2022 Details
8Coal India supplied 12 per cent more coal than last year to the power sector Details
81/4th of power plants burning coal and cash, yet more in pipeline Details
8There’s a plug-free way to fill the world with electric vehicles Details
8NTPC rejects lenders’ proposal, mulls other options Details
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Sep 04 : Power sector: Projects in Pipeline

Project Name: Greenfield Multipurpose Hydroelectric Power Project
8Project Cost: 1560 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with consultant is planning the installation of a greenfield 450 MW multipurpose hydroelectric power project. Currently, a detailed project report is under examination at CEA and CWC. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for an EIA report preparation consultant is expected by November 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Aug/2018
8RFQ Date: Nov/2018
8Release Date: Nov/2018
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2025
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8Project Name: Gas Turbine Power Station Maintenance Project
8Project Cost: 7.20 crores
8Project Description: Promoter plans for 30-day scheduled annual maintenance in the 380 MW gas turbine power station. The major scope of work includes overhauling of auxiliary parts of the gas turbine set, compressor parts, complete hot gas path inspection and generator rewinding and minor inspection of the air-fuel ratio (AFR). The major equipment required are turbine-generator bearings, generator seal, combustion liners, casings, valves, air filters, nozzle, among others.
8Project Event: RFQ for the required maintenance works is expected by the mid-September 2018.
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Sep 04 : Two shift operations are here for good

Two shift operations are now the need of the hour
8This is what gas operators have to be prepared for
8Trail runs are being worked out
8Multiple parameters, from plant stress levels to gas supply fluctuations, as well as gas availability are being monitored
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Sep 04 : Disaster management: Mirror RLDC can work from another geographical space

Fail-safe disaster management procedures are not being put in place in Indian grids
8A full back-up control room in another city has been set up for at least one regional load dispatch centre
8During the drill, all SCADA displays, alarms and PMU displays were at the backup centre.
8Full real time supervision and monitoring was done
8The centre facilitated dozens of outages and revisions in drawl and injection schedules
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Sep 04 : Data gathering exercise on for 2019-2020

A big data gathering exercise is on for the next financial year for the following:
8Annual maintenance programmes for thermal and transmission projects
8Month-wise restricted and unrestricted requirement of power (MW) and energy (GWH)
8Commissioning dates of new generating units
8Month wise detail of proposed / tied-up bilateral agreements / Short term open access, banking facilities sought
8Expected RES energy (MUs) and corresponding demand (MW) for the year
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Sep 04 : Bushing failure diagnostics: New technology makes a difference

Bushing diagnostics is undergoing a technological makeover in India
8Latest data shows 35% of transformers and 46% of reactors are failing due to bushing failure.
8Conventional diagnosis methods have a lot of disadvantages
8Instead frequency domain spectroscopy performed at low voltages is better for identifying incipient faults.
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Sep 04 : Energy investments: India at the centre of global attention

India is now the centre of global attention as China's energy needs slow down and India's begin to accelerate.
8India adds the equivalent of today’s European Union to its electricity generation by 2040.
8India is already one of the top destinations for energy investments but still higher investment levels are needed.
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Sep 04 : Solar power will be cheaper than wind power in 2019 & 2020

What is the latest solar and wind power price projections for 2019 and 2020
8Prices will continue to fall
8The average solar energy price will now get lower than wind energy prices
8India is taking gigantic steps in the right direction but it needs to put in place best-practice policies to lock-in investments.
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Sep 04 : PSS tuning: Best practices

Power System Stablizer (PSS) controls are an important way to keep the grid in a stable condition
8These are used to enhance damping of the rotor oscillator caused by disturbances
8PSS detects the change in generator output power, controls the excitation value and reduces the rapidity of power fluctations
8Find out more on what are the best PSS practices in India?
8What are the best ways to take on a PSS tuning exercise?
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Sep 04 : Yamuna Power Infrastructure Ltd: The picture gets grimmer

Yamuna Power Infrastructure Ltd, a power transmission equipment manufacturer, is going through a stressful period
8Orders are not coming the way they were earlier
8Outstanding payments by clients are not getting cleared
8Find out more on what is going on
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Sep 04 : Clean technology: Which segment is the best to get into?

Which segment of the clean technology industry gets the largest venture capital funding?
8The industry is divided into 14 different segments
8Which segments get the largest attention and why
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Sep 04 : Aluminum plants: Feeling the heat of regulation change in coal supply

Aluminum is a highly power-intensive industry in which power accounts to 45% of the total production cost.
8Domestic players rely on coal-fired captive plants for power and fuel requirements.
8With the recent change in regulations through which the government has prioritized coal supplies to grid connected power stations, aluminum producers are facing coal shortages. thus increasing the reliance on expensive imported coal.
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Sep 04 : Coal cost programming can throw up radical results

In India, approximately 60% of electricity is generated by coal based power plants. The power tariff has two components: Fixed charge and a variable charge. The fixed charge is dependent on the mainly initial investment but the variable component depends on fuel charges and type of machine (heat rate).
8Studies have shown that the impact of coal cost (cost of coal + transportation cost) on variable component of the tariff is very high indeed.
8Find out how coal cost programming can optimize variable charges in radical ways
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Sep 04 : Download Tenders and Newsclips

For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders: 
8Tender for Procurement of 11KV Outdoor CT Details
8Procurement of Butterfly valves & check valves and M.S.ERW pipes & fittings Details
8Tender for Purchase of Oil Transfer Units for Power Station Details
8Tender for the work of Repairing of Damaged Runners of 20MW Francis Hydro Turbines Details
8Procurement of Supply, erection and commissioning of vertical sump pump Details
8Design, manufacturing, supplying, laying, testing and commissioning of 175 meters 110kV XLPE Cable Details
8Procurement for the Supply Erection testing and commissioning vent fan system Details
8Tender for Dismantling and dragging of 42 MVA, 11/132 KV Generator Transformer Details
8Tender for Maintenance of 2x24MW Hydro Generating Units with its auxiliaries and other equipments Details
8Tender for FGD Sysem package Details
8Construction of (2x160MVA + 3x50MVA), 220/132/33 KV GSS Details
8Construction of 220/132/33 KV GSS with SAS Details
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8Congress seeks independent probe into ‘coal import scam’ Details
 
8Jindal Steel & Power studies breakup as 42,000 crore of debt weighs Details
 
8India's coal import rises 12% to 79 MT in Apr-Jul Details
 
8Power cos going belly up Details
 
8Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered Details
 
8Discoms sign Memorandum of Understanding with BEE for power capacity building Details
 
8Kerala State Electricity Board rues its loss: Rs 850 crore and counting Details
 
8Solar panels installed in NLCIL buildings Details
 
8Maharashtra power utility starts converting agricultural feeders to solar Details
 
8With eye on tariffs, ministry tweaks eligibility for solar tender Details
 
8BSES to add 11 electric cars to its fleet that has 8 electric scooters Details
 
8Brazil to add 2,100 Megawatts of power generation capacity by 2024 Details
 
8CIL gets 27% higher price in auction for cement producers Details
 
8Delhi, UP, 3 other states may face power disruption due to coal supply issues Details
 
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