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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1581
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Nuclear fuel complex to be set up in Rajasthan's Kota

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NEW DELHI: The union government plans to set up a nuclear fuel complex in Rajasthan's Kota to supply fuel to nuclear power plants across the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

"The Department of Atomic Energy is making preparations to set up a new nuclear fuel complex at Kota in Rajasthan," Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy said.

Currently, there is only one nuclear fuel complex in Hyderabad, which supplies fuel to 20 nuclear reactors in the country.

India has massive expansion plans to increase the capacity of nuclear power plants to 63,000 MW by 2032, from the current level of 4,780 MW.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 08:53 PM   #1582
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GMR Infrastructure has put the development of its Rs 7,000-crore power project at Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, on the backburner, thanks to coal shortages.

The company acquired this 1,370-Mw project from SKJ Powergen in 2009. It was to be commissioned in 2014.

“Private power producers are so much bruised on Thursday, they do not dare to set up anything new. No one can put up any capacity in this kind of situation,” said A Subba Rao, chief financial officer of GMR.
The Union government recently gave a coal supply assurance to power producers and directed state-owned Coal India to go ahead and sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs). Rao says he’ll wait for implementation of these assurances.

Yet another 1,370-Mw coal-based power project GMR is developing in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, is yet to get an FSA. The company says this project is on the priority list, as the government said fuel would certainly be given for projects commissioned before 2015-16. The project is expected to be commissioned by 2013-14.

“I will not be be worried if the FSA does not come in the next one year. But as long as there is visibility that Coal India would sign an FSA by the time we commission the project, that’s good enough for us,” said Rao. Even as policy clarity and directions have come, the company is waiting for implementation clarity before proceeding.

GMR is not the only power company to have made this decision. Issues related to coal, water and power purchase agreements have made Larsen & Toubro scale down its plans, too. Two years before, it planned to set up as much as 6,000 Mw; now, it is concentrating on putting up only the 1,600-Mw Rajpura power project in Punjab. Tata Power said planning of two projects, the 1,600-Mw Dehrand in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, and Naraj Marthapur (2,000 Mw) in Odisha’s Cuttack district, are delayed as they are fraught with land acquisition worries. Adani, too, froze plans to set-up as much as 6,000 Mw of capacity.

Like other power companies, GMR is going ahead with the commissioning of its current portfolio. As a result, it will add 2,418 Mw of capacity in the next six months. It is setting up a 600-Mw unit at Vadodara from a project it acquired from Emco, 1,050 Mw at Kamalanga in Orissa, and 768 Mw of gas capacity in Rajahmundry. GMR is still awaiting a nod from the government for fuel supply for its gas-based power project. Without gas, the project cannot achieve a commercial date of operation. The unit awaits gas even for trial runs. “We are just waiting at the government's door to see what they will do,” said Rao.

The company raised two rounds of private equity capital in the power subsidiary in 2010 and had originally planned an Initial Public Offer. The plans were thwarted on two counts, volatile capital markets and bad news around the infrastructure sector. “We don't have any plans to raise capital for six months. If the fuel scenario improves in the next six months, we will see how we do,” said Rao. The company has already mobilised funds for most of the projects under development and will have no fresh requirement for another year, he said.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1583
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Power Corporation collects revenues of Rs 17,848 crore so far in FY12

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LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation has collected revenues of Rs 17,848 crore so far this fiscal, which is Rs 3,500 crore more than 2010-11, official sources said today.

"The Corporation has realised Rs 17,848 crore in 2011-12, which is Rs 3,500 crore more than Rs 14,291 crore realised in 2010-2011," its Joint Managing Director Dheeraj Sahu said here.

He said in this month, by March 24, Rs 712 crore has been realised which is more than the amount of Rs 483 crore realised last fiscal.

The corporation has directed officers to speed up process of realising revenue from defaulters and asked them to camp in districts and take support of local officers for the purpose.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1584
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The country's largest power producer NTPC today said it would invest over Rs 17,000 crore for implementing two thermal power projects in Maharashtra.

The Board of Directors of the company have accorded investment approval of Rs 17,317 crore for implementing Mouda and Solapur thermal power projects in Maharashtra, the company said in a filing to BSE.

An investment not exceeding Rs 7,921.47 crore has been approved for Mouda (1,320 MW) super thermal power project and Rs 9,395.18 crore for the Solapur (1,320 MW).

Meanwhile, the company, in order to part finance its capex, has tied up a loan of $100 million with the Japanese Mizuho Corporate Bank.

The loan will be spent on capital expenditure for the company's ongoing as well as new projects. It would also be utilised for financing coal mining projects and renovation and modernisation of power stations.

The company plans to invest Rs 24,000 crore on setting up a thermal plant of 4,000 MW at Vishakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh. The state government will facilitate land availability and coal linkage for the project.

NTPC operates plants with over 36,000 MW of capacity from all sources of energy.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #1585
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The Power Ministry is considering a financial bailout for power distribution companies (discoms) that are grappling with huge losses.

The precarious financials of discoms has raised concerns of possible default in the banking system.

When asked whether the government is looking at financial bailout for discoms, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said, "It is also being considered".

He also expressed the optimism that financial health of discoms would improve gradually.

In December last year, the Shunglu Committee on Financial Position of Distribution Utilities came up with slew of suggestions, including setting of a special purpose vehicle to absorb losses of discoms.

The net loss of 15 discoms -- which account for over 90% of country's power consumption -- after subsidies was Rs 27,000 crore for the year ended March 31, 2010, according to the panel report.

The poor health of discoms is mainly attributed to low-tariff regime as well as high Aggregate Technical & Commercial losses.

Recently, the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (ATE) asked state regulators to ensure time and cost-reflective tariff determination.

Earlier this week, rating agency ICRA pegged the losses of discoms -- before accounting for government subsidy -- in the country at Rs 80,000 crore for the current financial year.

Estimates were based on a study of discoms functioning in 11 states.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #1586
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With just about 54,000 MW capacity being added in the 11th Plan so far, the power sector is set to miss the revised capacity addition target of 62,000 MW in the current Plan period (2007-12).

"We have so far added 53,922 MW capacity in the 11th Plan period as on March 29," Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters here today.

The capacity addition target for the 11th Plan Period ending March 31 was revised downward to 62,000 MW from the earlier target of 78,500 MW.

Acute fuel shortages and high coal prices have been hurting the capacity addition plans.

An official of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) said the capacity addition in the 11th Plan is likely to be around 55,000 MW.

However, Shinde said the capacity addition of nearly 54,000 MW achieved in the 11th Plan period is much higher than 21,180 MW seen in the 10th Five-Year Plan (2002-07).

In the current fiscal, the capacity addition of 19,459 MW is the 'highest ever for any financial year", the Minister said.

According to the government, there are five projects -- having a total capacity of 1,885 MW -- are expected to be commissioned shortly.

Shinde said that a total of 875 billion units of electricity generation would be achieved this financial year, which would be 8% higher than 811 billion units seen in the previous fiscal.

Currently, the country's installed power generation capacity is 1,92,792 MW.

The capacity addition target for the 12the Five-Year Plan (2012-17) is about 76,000 MW.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #1587
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NTPC has added 1,000 MW in the South by commissioning one 500-MW unit at Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh and another 500-MW at Vallur in Tamil Nadu.

The 500 MW Unit 4 of Simhadri super thermal power project was synchronised with the grid on Thursday night. This comes within two days of commissioning another 500 MW Unit I at Vallur.

The total installed operational capacity of NTPC-Simhadri, near Visakhapatnam, has now gone up to 2,000 MW.

Power generated from Simhadri Stage-II will be supplied to Andhra Pradesh (384.4 MW), Karnataka (176 MW), Kerala (80 MW), Tamil Nadu (197 MW) and Puducherry (10 MW).

However, the entire power generated from Simhadri Stage-I 1000 MW (2x500MW) is supplied to Andhra Pradesh.

The Vallur project was set up NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Co Ltd, a joint venture of NTPC and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:18 AM   #1588
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Reliance Power Units fully commissioned..

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The 1,200-MW Rosa Thermal Power Project of Reliance Power in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh has become fully operational with the final unit of 300 MW being commissioned on March 31.

The mega power project has achieved this benchmark four months ahead of schedule — it was to be commissioned in July, said a release issued by the company. Rosa is the first thermal power plant to be set up in Uttar Pradesh in 20 years and marks the largest ever private sector investment of over Rs.600 crore in the State. The power plant will light up around 30 lakh homes in Uttar Pradesh.

Reliance Power Chief Executive Officer J. P. Chalasani said in the release that Rosa occupies a special place in the company's power portfolio as it is the first operating power plant of the company. The power plant is operating above 95 per cent plant load factor (PLF).

The power plant has helped create 5,000 direct and indirect jobs, besides vocational and skill enhancement programmes.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #1589
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Can anyone come out with an excel sheet kind of info regarding

1) Existing capacity in the diff power types
2) Planned capacity addition : Projects and stage of execution

We can track it here and see how much we are adding each year to our near 190GW now :-)
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #1590
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Coal India to invest $14.6 bn to raise output in five years

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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1591
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Gujarats 2nd UMPP to come up in Junagadh

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Government of India conveyed to the Gujarat government on Thursday that it is all set to begin the procedure for setting up the second ultra mega power plant (UMPP) in the state within three months. Central government officials in Gandhinagar on Thursday told state officials that time has come for the latter to be ready with offers on cost of land and infrastructure facilities like water, port and permissions like right of way and right of use, needed to implement the Rs 20,000 crore project.

A high-level delegation consisting of senior officials of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the National Power Finance Corporation Ltd said they had "finalized" 500 hectares of land for setting up UMPP at Lodhwa village in Junagadh district and will now begin implementing the project.

Lodhwa has been preferred over two other locations CEA had considered - one in Jamnagar district near Dwarka and another at Kandla.

To be a 4,000 MW imported coal-based project, Gujarat became the first state in India where Government of India has decided to set up the second UMPP. Phase one of the first UMPP (800 MW) has been implemented by the Tata Power at Mundra in Kutch district.

"We have earmarked the land needed by CEA to set up the second UMPP. Certain mining issues need to be sorted out before handing over the land," said a senior government official.

During discussions, the Central team, led by chief engineer, CEA, M S Puri said the layout plan for the second UMPP has been completed. "We were told that the bidding process, including requests for expressions of interest in the project, will now commence," the official said.

Already, a surplus power state by 2,000 MW, Gujarat government officials are not sure on whether to sign a power purchase agreement with the proposed developers of the second UMPP. "We may decide on it after looking into the cost at which the developers will sell power," the official said.

Currently, power plants in Gujarat have the capacity of 13,500 MW. The place where the second UMPP is to come up is next to the proposed multi-purpose port being developed by Shapoorji Pallonji at Chhara in Junagadh district.
Am surprised to read the Central Govt are going for imported coal, surely that can lead to the same problems that were faced by Tata Mundra UMPP?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:56 AM   #1592
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this is because they may change the terms in the UMPP agreement, there are chances that they may link tariffs with imported coal price index which will leave a legal tussle between TATA's and states(since they have already signed PPAs) but still for new UMPP it will be a great move and will make it more attractive for private players.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1593
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China power giant inks $2.4b India project
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Power Construction Corporation of China said on Friday it had signed a USD 2.4 billion contract to build the second phase of a massive coal-fired power complex in southern India that will help meet soaring local demand for electricity.

The second phase of the project for India's Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) will include the addition of four generators each with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW), the Chinese group said on its website.

The deal is an EPC contract, meaning Power Construction Corp will be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction. It said the project will create more than 10,000 jobs in India and use power equipment made in China.

IL&FS said it would import coal from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa to fuel the plant, the first phase of which included two generators each with capacity of 600 MW. It has acquired a mine in Indonesia to supply the generators.

IL&FS plans to sell the power from the project to state-run distribution companies on a long-term basis as well as in the open market.

Coal fuels more than half of India's power capacity of 191,000 MW and will be required for 85% of the 76,000 MW additional capacity targeted to be added in the next five years.

About 9,000 megawatts, nearly 10% of India's total coal-fired generating capacity, became unviable last year after Indonesia changed rules on coal prices. These plants have long-term agreements to sell power to states and no flexibility to pass on increased costs.

Slow environmental clearances and land acquisition have led to stagnating coal output in the country and have increased dependence on imports. Coal India , which accounts for 80% of India's coal output, produced about 436 million tonnes in 2011-12, missing a scaled-down target
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1594
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2,00,000 MW finally

Ladies and Gentlemen, finally India's Installed Capacity crosses 2 lakh MW Mark

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The installed capacity in the country has crossed 2 lakh MW mark with the commissioning of a 660 MW Unit of a power plant in Jhajjar in Haryana this week. With this the total installed capacity has reached 2,00,287 MW. It includes 1,32,013 MW capacity in thermal sector, 38,991 MW in hydro sector, 4,780 MW in nuclear sector and 24,503 MW in renewable energy sector. At the end of the 11th Plan, i.e. on 31st March 2012 the total installed capacity stood at 1,99,627 MW.

There has been an unprecedented growth in capacity addition during the 11th Plan with addition of 54,964 MW of fresh capacity showing a growth of 159% over the 10th Plan period during which 21,180 MW capacity was added. During the 9th Plan the capacity addition stood at 19,010 MW. The year 2011-12 also saw new benchmarks created in the capacity addition. A record capacity of 20,501 MW was added in 2011-12, out of which 5,482 MW was added in the month of March 2012 alone.

The improved performance in capacity addition during the 11th Plan period has been recorded across all sectors including the central, state and private sectors.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #1595
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Ladies and Gentlemen, finally India's Installed Capacity crosses 2 lakh MW Mark



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Great accomplishment! But the question is how much of this installed capacity is actually being utilized. I know many thermal power plants in India were operating at less than 50% plant load factor last year because of shortage of coal. I won't be surprised if "effective" capacity is only 1.5 lakh MW (or something like that).

Nevertheless, it's great achievement and testament to private sector's capabilities. They can revolutionize power in India the way they did mobile telecom... but only if they're given the opportunity.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1596
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The state's power availability has gone up by at least 150MW this summer as the first unit of NTPC's Mouda power plant has started generation at full load. NTPC officials said that the first 500MW unit was synchronized on April 8 and it went on full load on Thursday.

As the plant is located in Maharashtra, as per NTPC norms the state will get at least 30% power. The remaining power will go to four states in western region - Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Goa and the two union territories. There is a possibility that Chhattisgarh may forego its share as it has surplus power, hence it's share can be purchased by other states from NTPC at higher rate. However, power situation of that state will also be taken into consideration by union ministry of power (MOP).

This unit started generation in 40 months, which is the second fastest for NTPC. The foundation stone was laid on November 22, 2008 and the first contract was placed six days later. The land acquisition for the first phase of the plant was done in record time of five months. Since then Mouda pattern has been used by numerous other organizations to acquire land.

The total capacity of the plant is 2,320MW. The first phase is 1,000MW and second has two units of 660MW. Work on the second 500MW unit is going on at war footing. However, coal and water for this unit is yet to be tied up and are reportedly in the final stage. The work on second phase has not started yet.

The coal for the first unit will be sourced from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (in Odisha). It will be transported up to Chacher railway station on Howrah-Mumbai main line and then to the plant by NTPC's merry-go-round railway siding. NTPC has constructed an intake well in Gosikhurd dam near Pipri village of Bhandara district to lift water. The boiler, turbine and generator have been manufactured by BHEL.

Mouda is the first plant of NTPC in Maharashtra. Another plant is being constructed in Solapur. It will take time for commissioning as land acquisition is still going on. V Thangajpandian, S C Pandey and K K Sharma supervised the commissioning of the unit at full load.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1597
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I dunno if this has been posted, curiosity led me to this PDF document:

Electrification Rate by Indian States

Worth a look if you want to see progress of different states. Interesting to see both Maharashtra and UP have 88% electrification. While Jharkhan has 31% !!!
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Oh! The key point in the document is village electrification is different from population electrification. Bollocks! I thought we had something there.
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Great, but the statistics is on data up to 2009. It must be more than 95% now. So, it means that distribution is getting better. The only problem is many people don't take connection, they rather opt to steal.
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Great, but the statistics is on data up to 2009. It must be more than 95% now. So, it means that distribution is getting better. The only problem is many people don't take connection, they rather opt to steal.
Hmm... yeah, that's another good perspective. Although I doubt if power distribution would have been up to 95%. It's only been 2-3 years.
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