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Old July 18th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #1661
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Russia to give US$ 3.4 billion credit for two more N-plants in Tamil Nadu

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With Kudankulam nuclear project likely to be commissioned next month, Russia has agreed to extend a USD 3.4 billion credit for setting up of two more 1,000 MW atomic power plants at the same site in Tamil Nadu.

The two nations signed a protocol on Tuesday in Moscow for financing units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Power Project under which the Russian Federation will extend export credit amounting upto USD 3.4 billion for 85 per cent of the value of works, supplies and services provided by the Russian organisations for the two units.

The protocol also has provisions for state export credit amounting to USD 800 million for financing upto 85 per cent nuclear fuel and control assemblies. the credit carries an interest rate of four per cent per annum.

The estimated cost of building units 3 and 4 at Kudankulam will be Rs 32,000 crore, out of which Rs 17,000 crore is expected to be met through the Russian state credit, a Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) statement said.

The protocol was signed by A P Joshi, Special Secretary in the DAE, and S A Storchak, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

After facing seven months of protest, the Kudankulam nuclear power project is at an advanced stage of completion with the first 1,000 MW unit expected to be commissioned next month.

The second unit is expected to be commissioned after a gap of seven months from the commissioning of the first unit.

The agreement to set up two nuclear power plants at Kudankulam was signed in 1988, which was followed by an additional agreement in 1998.

Another Inter-Governmental Agreement was signed in December 2008 which provided for construction of four more nuclear power units at Kudankulam.
total capacity after completion of all ( 6-8 reactors) would be 9200 MW...hope all the remaining stages of the project go through smoothly...
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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1662
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Power grid failure: Amid gloom, Gujarat sets an example

AHMEDABAD: A power surplus state with near 24-hour electricity supply not just in cities like Ahmedabad and Vadodara but in all the 18,000 villages. Now, the Gujarat government plans to further sharply increase power generation from 13,500 MW now to 18,000 MW by the end of the current year.

The Narendra Modi government was able to ensure almost 24 hour electricity supply, especially in villages, by implementing the Jyoti Gram project. Even the Government of India has accepted this as a flagship scheme for the 12th Five-Year plan (2012-17) for supplying round-the-clock, high-quality, three-phase power to all villages.

Commissioned in 2006, Jyoti Gram provides for a separate electric feeder for domestic use and a limited agricultural supply of nearly eight hours a day, continuous and of constant voltage. A recently released Planning Commission document, "Faster, Sustainable and More Inclusive Growth : An Approach to the 12th Five Year Plan", says "the separation of agricultural feeders" in the country will enable villages to get "24 X 7 three-phased power for domestic uses, schools, hospitals and village industries".

As for the farm pumpsets, which require more power, they can obtain "eight hours or more of quality power on a pre-announced schedule." The document underlines, "The programme of feeder separation has to be carried through across the country. Gujarat has achieved very good results by combining feeder separation with an extensive watershed programme for groundwater recharge. Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have also moved forward in this direction. Feeder separation needs to be extended to all states, especially where groundwater is extensively used."

The Gujarat government spent Rs 1,200 crore to implement Jyoti Gram by separating 12,000 agricultural feeders from domestic feeders. It brought down transmission and distribution losses from 35 per cent five years ago to 15-19 per cent this year.

Already a power surplus state, Gujarat sold 5,105.43 million units (MUs) to other states last year earning a profit of Rs 1,888.53crore. Last year, the state had sold 5,105 million units to states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra. This was approximately seven per cent of total power produced in the state — 68,710 MUs. According to minister of state for power, Saurabh Patel the government sold power at Rs 8.51 per unit to Rajasthan, at Rs 7.70 per unit to Maharashtra and 9.52 per unit to Delhi. By selling these surplus power, the government was giving Rs 3,000 crore as subsidy to farmers.

With new plants planned to come up, the situation would further improve. And, Gujarat is not just planning to have more imported coal and gas based power plants, but is also negotiating with the Government of India for a second ultra mega power plant (UMPP). There has been no looking back since 2004 when the state successfully unbundled the loss-making Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) into smaller power utilities. Smaller set-ups improved efficiency - cutting T&D losses and better plant load factor - helping the firms to make profits.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1663
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AHMEDABAD: A power surplus state with "near" 24-hour electricity supply not just in cities like Ahmedabad and Vadodara but in all the 18,000 villages.
Correction: Cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara etc 'never' have power cuts. Period. Unless there are technical snags or very heavy rains... The annual power availability is pegged at 99.85%.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1664
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Now, an ultra mega solar power project in Gujarat


With renewable energy the in thing nowadays, the state government is exploring the possibility of setting up a 1,000 MW solar power project. The government has initiated talks with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank arm, seeking its support for the project.

“The project is still in the conceptual stage. We have initiated talks with the IFC to seek its support for the project. We will go ahead with it depending on their response,” said DJ Pandian, principal secretary, energy & petrochemicals department.

At the current costs of Rs8 to 9 crore per MW, the 1,000 MW project could cost anywhere between Rs8,000 to 9,000 crore.

The scale of the project can be gauged from the fact that total solar power generation capacity in the country presently stands at around 1,000 MW, including more than 600 MW in Gujarat alone. The Centre is eyeing solar power generation capacity of 20,000 MW by 2022 under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. While solar power is the cleanest form of energy, it is also the most expensive, costing four to five times the conventional power. This is solar energy’s biggest drawback, but the state government believes that the price can be brought down to the level of conventional energy.

“We have already managed to bring down cost of solar power from Rs15 per unit to less than Rs10 per unit. With better technologies, there is no reason why prices should not fall further. Our idea is to bring down solar power price at par with the grid, i.e. around Rs3 per unit,” Pandian said further.
The IFC, which is an arm of the World Bank, has said that it is keen to support such a project.

“We have funded quite a few projects in Gujarat, including solar power projects. We are keen to extend the partnership with Gujarat, and are in talks with the government to see how IFC can help in the 1,000 MW solar power project,” Anita George, regional industry director, Asia, infrastructure and natural resources, IFC, told DNA. The IFC official said that the funding agency could tie up with developers to provide funding to them.

“We could also be involved in development of infrastructure and other necessary framework for such a project,” she added.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1665
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Where would this plant be? I cant seem to find the location?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM   #1666
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Where would this plant be? I cant seem to find the location?
Project is still in conceptual phase, so location not yet decided...
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:33 AM   #1667
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May I ask a question from all of my Indian bretheren, particularly those affected by the nightmarish power failure - was there any rioting, looting, breakdown of law and order or loss of life due to the failure ?

Why do I ask ? Look across the border at the rioting.

Also, I think some praise is in order for the engineers and repair crews who restored power in 24 hrs or so.

The question is (politics aside) what is the status of all the new power plants cleared and being constructed (I think 2 were due to start operating in UP) ?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:14 PM   #1668
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Coal linkages are the biggest impediment - I believe 6000 MW of power plants U/C are under hold because of the linkages problem. Many of the recently built plants like Rosa in UP are disbursing a fraction of the total output because of the same problem.

Just google the plant names from this thread and you'll see the problem pretty much percolating everywhere - UPA's complete mismanagement of every aspect of the economy and infrastructure seems to be taking its toll.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #1669
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Just read somewhere that Indian state of Gujrat has been successfully supplying 24 hours electricity to all its cities and more than 12000 villages..
Can this really be true .. if it is then it is really Amazing and an example for the rest of the country.. could any local member kindly confirm if this info is true or not!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #1670
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I'm from Ahmedabad and I can confirm that Gujarat indeed has 24x7 electricity not only for big cities and towns but also for its 18,000+ (and not 12,000) villages...Yes, we do have power cuts, but rarely (once every 2-3 months, and for some minutes only).

More proof is that Gujarat is a power surplus state and out of its 70,000 MW-odd production, around 6000-7000 MW is sold to other states (including MH, TN, AP, RJ, MP etc.)
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That is really a gr8 achievement indeed!
Thanks 4 the that m8 though I guess u got a bit carried away with the 70K MW figure hehe..
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More proof is that Gujarat is a power surplus state and out of its 70,000 MW-odd production, around 6000-7000 MW is sold to other states (including MH, TN, AP, RJ, MP etc.)
r u sure its 70000MW ?????.. I guess it shld b 70000 MU
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Old August 5th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #1673
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yeah 70,000 is a bit too much
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Yep, my bad...its 17,000 MW (confused it with 70,000) .

Also, it sells approx 10% of its power (which would now become 1000-2000 MW).

Although the overall installed capacity is 21,000 MW with another 13,500 u/c and a further 19,000 MW proposed which takes the grand total to 53,000 MW once completed.
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An interesting analysis of the per capita power consumption of the top 8 power producing states...

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Per Capita power demand based on the 2011 population and the below table for these 8 states will be:





Per capita power consumption (in W)
  1. Maharashtra ---- 215 W
  2. Gujarat --------- 288 W
  3. Tamil Nadu ----- 222 W
  4. Andhra Pradesh - 186 W
  5. Karnataka ------ 202 W
  6. Uttar Pradesh --- 60 W
  7. Rajasthan ------ 138 W
  8. Punjab --------- 286 W
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More proof is that Gujarat is a power surplus state and out of its 70,000 MW-odd production, around 6000-7000 MW is sold to other states (including MH, TN, AP, RJ, MP etc.)
Why does gujarat sell to TN (thats Tamil nadu isnt it) the power must have to travle some great distances.... and surely thats very inefficient?

Why cant they sell to the likes of Hrayana or smthing like that
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I guess the deal must be done on the basis of profit and welfare for both the states...
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Name of the Country / Per Capita Consumption (kWh)

Canada / 17179
USA / 13338
Australia / 11126
Japan / 8076
France / 7689
Germany / 7030
United Kingdom / 6206
Russia / 5642
Italy / 5644
India / 631.41

Source: International Energy Agency publication “ Key word Energy Statistics, 2006

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STATEWISE GROSS ANNUAL PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY DURING THE YEAR 2005-06 (UTILITIES & NON-UTILITIES)

Name of the State /U.T.s - Per Capita Consumption* of Electricity (kWh)

Northern states
  1. Haryana - 1090.39
  2. Himachal Pradesh - 765.86
  3. Jammu & Kashmir - 711.01
  4. Punjab - 1436.79
  5. Rajasthan - 572.20
  6. Uttar Pradesh - 311.82
  7. Uttarakhand - 654.84
  8. Chandigarh - 1553.96
  9. Delhi - 1766.94
Sub-Total(NR) - 602.56


Western States
  1. Gujarat - 1283.77
  2. Madhya Pradesh - 580.34
  3. Chhattisgarh - 685.81
  4. Maharashtra - 934.43
  5. Goa - 1970.08
  6. Daman & Diu - 8300.12
  7. D. & N Haveli - 11567.67
Sub-Total(WR) - 916.28


Southern states
  1. Andhra Pradesh - 723.10
  2. Karnataka - 720.43
  3. Kerala - 424.13
  4. Tamil Nadu - 976.81
  5. Lakshadweep - 368.29
  6. Pondicherry - 2509.25
Sub-Total(SR) - 757.79


Eastern states
  1. Bihar - 85.86
  2. Jharkhand - 548.74
  3. Orissa - 633.93
  4. West Bengal - 380.61
  5. A.& N. Islands - 407.77
  6. Sikkim - 429.81
Sub-Total(ER) - 332.21


North-Eastern states
  1. Assam - 170.65
  2. Manipur - 215.21
  3. Meghalaya - 517.54
  4. Nagaland - 179.34
  5. Tripura - 190.62
  6. Arunachal Pradesh - 297.66
  7. Mizoram - 250.15
Sub-Total(NER) - 201.44

Total (All India) - 631.41
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Holy cow. Canadians and Americans consume approximately 1400+ units(kWh) and 1100+ units respectively per month? All these countries in the list have to work seriously to reduce green house gases if they are too concerned with global warming.

We pale in comparison to all those countries and we shouldn't blindly accept all the emission norms these countries force upon us. Curious to know where China stands in this list.

Never imagined Canadians to be consuming more power than the Americans. May be due to extreme cold in Canada compared to USA.

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Holy cow. Canadians and Americans consume approximately 1400+ units(kWh) and 1100+ units respectively per month? All these countries in the list have to work seriously to reduce green house gases if they are too concerned with global warming.

We pale in comparison to all those countries and we shouldn't blindly accept all the emission norms these countries force upon us. Curious to know where China stands in this list.

Never imagined Canadians to be consuming more power than the Americans. May be due to extreme cold in Canada compared to USA.
Average Chinese consume about 1/4-1/5th of average American. But yes they don't have as extreme winter as we have here in Canada. Iceland consumes most power I believe for similar reasons And an average Indian consumes about 1/4th of Average Chinese. To have a good industry base and provide a luxurious life style to our people we must up our production capacity by at least 5-6 times. I think it will take another 20 years or so for that
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