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Government plans new scheme to revive 24,000-MW gas power plants

The power and petroleum ministries are working on the new proposal. The earlier scheme entailing subsidy has been shelved.

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Coal-based power's market share at decade low, green energy nearly doubles

In terms of net new capacity installs to date in 2019-20, 5.7 Gw or two-thirds have been contributed by renewables.

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Tata Power seeks global investors to sell stake in renewable energy portfolio

Tata Power currently has a debt of Rs 44,000 crore and a debt to equity ratio - a financial metric.

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Coimbatore civic body to open its second solar power plant

The plant, which consists of 3,168 solar panels with a capacity of 320watts each, has been set up across 5.5 acres.

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India reaches electricity generation capacity of 365 GW

A total grid connected solar power generation capacity of 31,696 MW has been set up in the Country

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Coal inventory at thermal power stations rose 88.6% y-o-y to 19.0 mt due to higher coal production a

According to the rating firm, All-India energy supply declined 13.0 per cent in October 2019, resulting in a reduction in an energy deficit.

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Floating solar plants to power Jalood pumping station in Indore

The solar plants will be set up at Jalood and Yeshwant Sagar through fund raised by releasing Masala Bonds. The corporation officials aim to raise Rs

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Coal-fired plants may have to scale down utilisation to 35% by 2022

Even a scenario with 130 GW of renewables instead of the planned 175 GW by 2022 could result in plant load factor (PLF) dropping to 35-40 per cent.

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No impact of repayment delay on working capital: Sterling & Wilson Solar

Promoters aim to reduce outstanding loan by Rs 1,000 crore from listing date,by December 31

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Wind power producers sever ties with bankrupt Senvion

India is said to be scaling down contracts with Hamburg-based turbine manufacturer Senvion after its solvency filed in German court of law.

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Adani Power Q2 profit nosedives to Rs 4 crore

ADL's total expenses during the quarter were Rs 6,658.44 crore, compared with Rs 6,955.35 in the year-ago period.

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Renewables to account for 55% of energy mix by 2030

India has decided that by 2030, about 40% of its installed capacity will come from renewables.

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Coal imports at major ports slip 18 pc to 51 MT

The Indian Ports Association (IPA), which maintains cargo data handled by the 12 ports

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Rays Power Infra to invest ₹1,700 cr to set up 450 MW renewable projects

The company will be selling the energy generated to private and industrial consumers in various states

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Coal India invites bids for 100 MW solar project

Coal India’s total annual Power requirement for production is around 4.5 billion units

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Solar developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted

The ministry further clarified that any person is entitled to set up any capacity which he desires to set up and sell power

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JSW Energy aims to double capacity to 10 GW by 2024

The next phase of expansion that will take the company to 20 GW will be driven by renewable energy.

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Power sector needs good dose of private investments

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has grown by 66% at a time when investment across the globe has fallen by 30%

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Gujarat sets 30,000 MW renewable energy generation target by 2022

Gujarat's tourism sector has witnessed an average increase of 14.5 per cent

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India may not achieve its 2022 clean energy target

Payment delays and Andhra's decision to renegotiate tariffs threaten to derail India’s clean energy plans.

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Mahindra & Mahindra gets patent for solar power system on vehicle rooftops

Solar panels are fixed atop vehicle roofs to act as supplementary power source for electrical load demand without impacting the vehicle's aerodynamics

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Progress on stressed thermal asset resolution remains slow with only 10%

The all India electricity demand growth slowed down to 4.4% in the first six month of FY20.

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Power demand at IEX falls 26% in the last eight days

Demand for power has been gradually falling over the past few weeks.

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NTPC wind energy tender receives tepid response from developers

Wind tenders continue to draw little interest from developers including those from ‘navratna’ NTPC

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Tata Power plants among those seeking coal linkages without curbs

Allow projects that have not been commissioned to surrender coal linkages

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India to Build Solar, Wind Farms Along Pakistan Border

Mired in an economic slowdown, the government has tripled spending over the last three years as part of its push to cut down the use of oil and coal.

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JSW, Adani, others express interest in Avantha Power arm

JSW, Adani Power, NTPC, Tata Power-backed Resurgent Power and Singapore-based investors to participate in the bidding of Avantha Group’s Jhabua Powe

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IL&FS completes sale of wind energy assets to Orix

IL&FS said that it has completed the sale of its wind energy assets to Orix Corporation of Japan for Rs 4,900 crore, helping the debt ridden company t

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HC breather to Andhra discoms on LCs to wind, solar firms

The AP government stopped procuring renewable energy and, by extension, did not provide LCs to to renewable energy companies

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Fuel supply concerns emerge at NTPC

NTPC fully commercializes the new plants, red flags are emerging regarding its running plants

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India will honour energy contractual commitments

Commitments shall be honoured and investors should not have any concern," Sitharaman said at the India Energy Forum of CERAWeek.

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L&T wins up to Rs 2,500 crore worth contracts from domestic, international markets

The construction arm of L&T has won contracts for 400kV transmission line in Mozambique and for 220kV project in the UAE.

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Renewable energy capacity by 2022 to exceed 175 GW target

The New and Renewable Energy Ministry on Thursday denounced a Crisil report that stated the ministry may miss the renewable energy target by 42%

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Thermal coal import likely to cross 200 MT in 2019-20

Coal India Ltd's (CIL) production might fall short of its 2019-20 target of 660 million tonne

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Govt launches portal for monitoring coal supply to power plants

The Portal will enable all stakeholders to monitor coal supply.

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Gujarat's rooftop solar power scheme

This scheme aims to cover 2 lakh families

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Visaka Industries to build solar battery house

Sonam Wangchuk partners with Hyderabad-based Visaka Industries

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Power Discom Savings from the coporate tax cut of Rs 2500 Cr

ICRA estimates the reduction in tax rate.

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Essel Group in talks with Adani to sell solar energy assets

Firm rushes to finish construction of projects to be put up for sale

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Coal shortage puts Rs 5 trn investment in power plants at risk

Coal India should be made professionally more efficient as importing 20 per cent of the coal requirement of the country

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Coal India trade unions will need longer strike to dent current coal stock position

A day long strike by the trade unions of Coal India Limited (CIL) has not impacted the current coal stock availability at the thermal power plants.

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Tata Power decommissions 500 MW unit at Trombay citing high cost

The Trombay unit has an installed generation capacity of 1,580 MW, which supplies electricity to the majority of consumers

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India's coal import declines about 4% to 19 mn tonnes in July

During the April-July period of the ongoing fiscal, the import of thermal coal was up 13.4 per cent to 60.97 MT, against 53.76 MT

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Guj Govt Announces Changes in Solar Power Policy

government has made necessary changes in the policy to ensure its accessibility for production and use of solar energy by the MSME sector

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Power distribution sector needs drastic reforms

Government is currently working on bringing in the revised version of the scheme UDAY 2

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Ind-Ra revises solar sector outlook to stable for FY20

The agency has, however, maintained stable outlook for wind power sectors for the remainder of this fiscal.

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Capacity utilisation to rise as power demand to hover between 6-7%

The stable-to-negative outlook reflects mounting receivables by state distribution companies

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CIL drops plan to cut supplies to inefficient power plants

A government panel had suggested introduction of an upper limit of coal supply for each megawatt of installed capacity.

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Future thermal power plants at risk as water stress increases

Existing water shortage has already forced 61 thermal power plants to shut down

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India reaches solar power target four years ahead of schedule

New goal for 2022

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Over-capacity, water shortage and renewable power exerts pressure on thermal power plants

Three major challenges

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Over-capacity, water shortage and renewable power exerts pressure on thermal power plants

Three major challenges

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Lanco Thermal Power receive a claim of Rs 24,000 crore

Among the 15-20 lenders to the company are Andhra Bank, ICICI Bank,.etc

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Coal stocks at 47 power plants reach critical levels

‘critical’ or ‘super critical’ in terms of coal stocks

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Coal stocks at 47 power plants reach critical levels

Barring three plants, the situation is not considered ‘critical’ or ‘super critical’ in terms of coal stocks

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Core sector growth slows to 2.1% in July

The sectors' performance, however, is marginally better compared to a month earlier when the growth touched a 50-month low of 0.2 per cent.

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Green projects hit but 60% of Rs 1 lakh crore in coal cess sits idle

Against such a huge collection, however, only Rs 29,614 crore has been transferred to NCEF so far.

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Japan cautions Andhra Pradesh against reworking green power pacts

The ambassador’s missive to Jaganmohan Reddy comes on the heels of similar letters from power minister RK Singh.

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NTPC awards Rs 2,311 crore contracts to GE Steam Power

In addition, GE's scope for IGSTPP Jhajjar (3x500 MW) also includes 10 years of operation and maintenance including the supply of spare parts.

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Gujarat discom seeks to stop high Adani tariff

The power distribution utility of Gujarat has also sought refund with interest of excess power tariff paid to Adani Power due to fuel cost pass throug

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Policy induce stepped-up thermal efficiency in power plants

India seems to have well mastered super critical technology configured for domestic coal.

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No bidders for NTPC

According to the terms of the tender, transmission connectivity for these projects is expected to be provided through substations at existing NTPC the

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Govt may hive off Coal India into separate listed firms to raise funds

India, the world's second-largest coal consumer after China, depends on Coal India for about 83% of the domestic production

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Coal crunch shuts down three units of NTPC

Power production at the plant has dwindled to 1000 Mw against its capacity of 3000 Mw

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IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using

Solar Energy

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Thermal power to stay main energy source despite renewable push

The capacity of coal based generation would increase from the current about 195 gigawatt

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IOC joins NTPC, SECI, private energy firms against AP

IOC had set up its wind farms

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Coal India clears over 44% rake backlog to non-power sector consumers

Company sources estimate that this entire backlog of rake allocation can be cleared in the next 3-4 months

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Wind power companies file writ against AP

Top renewable energy companies such as Renew Power, Acme Solar, Mytrah Energy and Hero Future Energies are also likely to file similar petitions.

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Demand increases power prices by 7% in two days

Cumulative demand was 230.1 million units while supply offers were 244.24 million units.

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Private sector banks go easy on correspondents network

PSBs cite high compliance costs and rising operational expenses as reasons.

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Power demand grows at 7.4%

Rising capacity utilisation was driven by extended summer season with increased demand and sufficient coal supply.

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Increased power offerings at the Indian Energy Exchange pulls

During the 8 pm – 12 midnight slot

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Widening demand-supply gap raises average prices by 24%

Less than expected rainfall in large part of India resulted in increased demand for electricity.

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Andhra Pradesh calls meet with wind power firms to rejig tariffs

Power minister : Power Tariffs

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Debt respite for Rel Infra and Power

Infra arm inks ICA pact with lenders, power co in deal with US Exim Bank

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MP govt plans to set up coal power plants amid stress in sector

Coal India has already given in-principle agreements

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States seek help to make power plants meet emission norms

New norms are to implemented by 2022.

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Rules for captive power plants to be amended

Group captive power plants based on coal, solar and wind

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NTPC awards Rs 2,311 crore contracts to GE Steam Power

GE's scope for IGSTPP Jhajjar

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Coal to dominate India power

Despite a solar and wind energy boom

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Andhra to revise contracts signed in Naidu’s tenure

The state has about 8,364 mw of solar and wind projects.

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L&T Bags Rs 7,000 crore order for power project

L&T’s power generation projects business

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States may get regional power regulators

The proposal needs an amendment to the Electricity Act, 2003

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Solar power can save you Rs 46,000 in yearly bill

The framework has finally been notified

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Eight EU countries to phase out coal by 2030

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Vedanta,JSW Energy bid low for stressed Odisha power project

Cost overruns due to financial constraints.

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Telangana govt to buy 2000 mw additional power from NTPC

July to November of this year

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Govt’s 100-day plan aims to re-energize India

The power ministry plans to set up a pan-India distributor

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Power regulators may be told not to lower tariffs of stressed plants

Private power companies and lenders sought the government intervention

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Power generation growth likely to double in FY20

Coal would contribute around 79%

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RBI may shun sectoral exceptions

Ease timelines for stressed assets

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Coal supply improved

Govt steps eased power plants’ stress

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India becomes lowest-cost producer of solar power

Solar PV projects were found to have dropped between 2010-2018

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Power sector resolution to get delayed on Supreme Court order

Provisions of the circular have been struck down

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Power sector reforms - a new agenda for the new government

A New Industry Structure.

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Regulatory assets of power sector stand at Rs 76,963 cr

the latest tariff orders till FY2017-18-FY2018-19

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Tamil Nadu discom to halt wind and solar auctions

Renewable Purchase Obligation

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Delhi peak hour power demand

Power Demand crosses 7400MW this summer

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Coal here to stay despite India

India wants to move towards cleaner energy sources, but cost and other factors make it a difficult task.

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India

Combined losses by state distributors in the first nine months of the fiscal year

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Conserving energy for better options

JSW Energy adopts new options for conserving power

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Tata Power’s plan to transit from Non Renewable to Renewable

Know about Tata's Strategic Intent 2025 plan

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New power tariff regulations

The new regulations are set to benefit state-owned utilities

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Tata Power seeks to raise tariffs for its Mundra power plant units

Read how Tata Power plans to reduce the losses incurred by the increased imported coal prices

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Tata Power & Indraprasth Gas sign pact for green energy solutions

2 of India's largest companies assemble together to build a greener future.

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Private Power Investments at Risk

Dues as on date run into an estimated Rs 60,000 crore, half of it being towards independent power producers in power sector.

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Renewable Energy groups bid aggressively for Solar projects

Solar power projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan sees competitive bidding.

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Gujarat to stop preferential treatment in awarding Wind Projects

Wind producers to get some slack as state plans to help centrally auctioned projects

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Assam taps into its Solar potential

Assam's walk towards self sufficiency.

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Reforms to promote green Transmission Cables

POISONED WITH LEAD FOR YEARS, POWER MINISTRY PLANS ON REFORMS

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NTPC strides towards self sustainability

NTPC’s CAPTIVE COAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY INCREASES BY MULTIPLE FOLDS

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New energy policy instills insecurity in small firms

GUJARAT’S GREEN ENERGY POLICY WILL LEAD TO LAND HOARDING, FEAR SMALL FIRM

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Drop in solar PPA tariffs

Renewable energy groups bid aggressively for solar projects

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Solar Projects

eClouds Solar Price Particulars

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New cable infrastructure being considered as replacement under IPDS

Government to invest Rs 37,000 Crores towards the improvement of Cable infrastructure

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GERC edicts OEM & EPC particulars in project tender

GERC instructs bidders to declare OEM & EPC details.

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ZoomThru

ZoomThru a unique and revolutionary parking automation platform that helps zoom past the barriers with integrations of parking payment system, indoor

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Thermal Power

Thermal Power particulars

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Coal India

Not invited to bid, power firms may sue Coal India

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Solar Power lined up for 5 MW in Tamil Nadu

eClouds was instrumental in lining up 5 MW of solar power in Tamil Nadu last week.

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Substation installation at sub zero temperature in Kashmir completed

1000 MW Substation commissioned in sub zero temperatures in Kashmir

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More and more Consumers are going off grid

Distributed generation of power is bringing consumers out of the grid, Accenture report says!

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Will solar and wind prices fall further?

TERI has reported that wind and solar prices will reach an all time low in 2030.

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Grid Storage systems commissioned by Tata Power

At last the first major utility scale storage system has come into operation, thanks to Tata Power!

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Coal supplies to power plants up 7.3%: Coal ministry

The supply is likely to further increase after opening of the Dhanbad-Chandrapura line

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SoftBankled SB Energy has made its first pitch for a wind tender in India

SoftBankled energy leads enthusiastic bidding in wind power auction

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IL&FS selling its Tamil Nadu assets

After putting up its renewable assets for sale, now it is the thermal assets of IL&FS for sale

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Natural death of Energy Savings Certificates

The Energy Savings Certificate scheme is heading towards a silent closure, as government does not know how to move forward.

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Sensex, Nifty choppy on subdued global cues; ITC rises 1%

Asian shares were subdued this morning with major indices trading marginally lower.

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Energy majors adopt block chain platform for their trading.

Energy majors join Vakt, the block chain energy trading platform.

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PM to inaugurate PETROTECH 2019

PM would inaugurate the flagship hydrocarbon conference of India, PETROTECH 2019 on Feb 10

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PG&E, the Electricity Utility of California, has moved closer to Bankruptcy!

Pacific Gas and Electricity Corporation is closer to bankruptcy reported Renewable Energy World

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Power Sector Employees in the Government to strike work

Opposition to the Electricity Amendment Bill 2018 is gathering strength with Power Sector Employees announcing a nationwide strike.

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OA Software Instructions

Implementaion New OA Software - Tangedco

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Notification

Tangedco Notification

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GST on Electricity in the offing

PM Office has pushed all the connected departments to push for GST on energy.

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Existing gas based plants have no future, SBI

Huge investments made in Gas power plants have no future, says SBI Chairman

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Cabinet nod to sale of govt

Finance Ministry for the Rural Electrification Corporation

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Government to allot 10 coal mines to CIL in 2019

Higher output needs the Fuel Demand

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Indian Oil not taking up stake in Mundra LNG Terminal

One of the major LNG projects in the country at Mundra, owned by GSPC and Adani, along with Indian Oil, found their strategic partner withdraw.

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Petrol prices down

Petrol prices are down across the country.

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Power Mix For the Renewable Era

Optimize Power Cost Through Optimal Power Mix

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All foreign bids win! Indian bids are no where in the race!

700 MW of solar projects have been won by foreign bidders in Gujarat. Price is decided by the interest rate on the fund for project.

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Compensation to consumers for unscheduled power cut

This is happening in Delhi and not in Tamil Nadu. If there is a power cut then the power distribution company has to pay a compensation to consumer.

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NTPC acquires 720 MW Barauni thermal power plants

Barauni thermal power plant

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World Bank Report - India loses $86 billion in power sector annually due to distortions

World Bank report

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FICCI TAN ENERGY SUMMIT -2K18

Making Smart Energy & its Reality

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New Agricultural Export Policy and Electricity Business

The New Agricultural Export Policy was passed by the cabinet yesterday. This policy aims at doubling the agri exports by 2020.

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Vietnam Power sector needs $150 bln boost by 2030 - World bank official

HANOI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Power-hungry Vietnam, one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies and a production hub for global companies such as Samsung El

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eClouds Energy LLP

eClouds is now eClouds Energy LLP

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DGAD ends solar dumping probe,

BENGALURU: The Directorate General of Anti Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has officially terminated its investigation into charges of dumping of sol

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Wind tariffs may fall further in next sale,

BENGALURU: The wind energy industry is bracing for a further fall in tariffs as an auction of projects, which attracted record-low bids in February an

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PPAs for wind power will be cleared at new rates: KERC,

BENGALURU: Rejecting the requests of both wind developers and the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Karnataka’s power regulator has reite

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Search Cyclone Gaja alert sounded in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry,

Authorities on Sunday warned fishermen against venturing into the Bay of Bengal until Thursday and asked those in the mid-sea to return to shores as t

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