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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #21
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BHEL emerges as lowest bidder for RRVUNL power projects

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State-run BHEL is understood to have emerged as lowest bidder in two projects of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, worth Rs 12,200 crore for providing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the projects.

"BHEL has outbid BGR Energy Systems and Russian company, Powermachines, for the EPC contracts for two super-critical thermal power projects of RRVUNL," a source said.


The source added that the two projects, being set up at Chhabra and Suratgarh in Rajasthan, are of 1,320 MW each and the RRVUNL had floated a tender through international competitive bidding (ICB) route.
However, the bidding amount quoted by the Navratna PSU could not be immediately ascertained.

When contacted, a company official said that despite stiff competition from the foreign companies, this is second time that BHEL has emerged successful in the tender floated through ICB route.

Recently, it had won the EPC contract for first 700 MW supercritical unit at Bellary Power Project in Karnataka from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL).

The BHEL official added that EPC work on the two super critical thermal power plants will start as soon as the company gets the contract officially and would take about 36 to 48 months time to complete the project.

BHEL Chairman B P Rao has said earlier that the company is confident of facing competition from China and other countries in the core areas of equipment required for power plants due its vast experience and quality of its products.

The order book of the company is currently at on record level of Rs 1,54,000 crore and the company expects to exceed its turnover target of Rs 45,000 crore for 2011-12.

Scrips of the company were trading today at Rs 2,220 a piece on the Bombay Stock Exchange at 1345 hrs, up 1.76 per cent from the previous close.
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R-Power, NTPC sign solar energy deal

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Anil Ambani’s Reliance Power today signed a power purchase agreement with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam for a 100-Mw solar thermal power project in Rajasthan.

The project, being set up in the Bikaner region in Rajasthan, is expected to be commissioned within the next 28 months. It will be implemented by Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Power.


This is the company’s maiden solar power project and one of the country’s largest. Reliance Power is trying to set up 37,000 Mw, the largest capacity addition in the country’s private sector.
Reliance Power won this project in rate-based competitive bidding under the government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

The government plans to set up 1,100-Mw solar plants by 2013, under the mission’s first phase.

Two months ago, the government had allocated 650-Mw solar projects based on grid-based power and another 150 Mw for non-grid on tariff-based competitive bidding, said sources.

Other companies that have been sanctioned to set up 100-Mw solar plant at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan include Hyderabad-based Lanco Infratech and KVK Energy Ventures. Godawari Power and Ispat, and Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd have also got the nod to set up 50-Mw plant each at Jaisalmer.

Each project would cost about Rs 12-14 crore per Mw, said sources.

NVVNL is the designated nodal agency for procuring solar power by entering into PPAs with solar power developers under the Solar Mission.

Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Power, had announced plans to set up solar power plants of 600 Mw during the company’s annual general meeting last year.

Reliance Power was planning to use advanced concentrating solar thermal technology to achieve a 32 percent capacity utilisation factor, the highest among all companies who had signed agreements with NVVN, said officials with Reliance Power.

During the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to Mumbai, the Export-Import Bank of the US and Reliance Power had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on providing $5 billion in financial support to Reliance Power for the purchase of US goods and services to be used in the development of up to 8,000 Mw gas-fired electricity generating units and up to 900 Mw renewable (solar and wind) energy facilities.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #23
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JSW Energy commissions power project at Rajasthan

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JSW Energy announced that unit II of 135 MW of the 8X135 MW power project at Barmer District, Rajasthan State, has been successfully commissioned and has achieved commercial operation date (COD) effective Oct. 04, 2010.
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Headline: 6000 crores to be spent on solar energy

story: Rajasthan has won the solar race. The state will be seeing 6000 crores investment in solar energy. According to reports from the chief minister's office out of 630 megawatt solar schemes Rajasthan alone will get 505 megawatt projects. Before this 89 megawatt schemes already have been approved.

The text in grey: Under the National solar mission schemes, out of schemes with capacity of up to 470 megawatt, Rajasthan has acquired 5 projects of 400 megawatt. Also under the solar mission 21 projects with capability of 105 megawatt have been allotted to Rajasthan. Similarly out of 630 megawatt 505 megawatt capacity projects will be implemented in Rajasthan.
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Godawari Power to set up 50 MW plant in Rajasthan

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Godawari Power and Ispat announced that its request for setting up of 50 MW solar thermal power plant in the Village Parewar District Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

The aforesaid project was under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) administered by NTPC Vidyut Vyapaar Nigam (NVVN).

The company`s application has been accepted and selected for issuance of LoI under JNNSM.

The detailed letter to be issued by NVVN in this connection is awaited.
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Centre approves 12 solar power projects for Rajasthan

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan government's twelve solar power projects, one mega watt each, have been approved by the Centre under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Mission, an official said today.

Under the mission, roof top and small solar projects of one MW each would be set up in the state, the official of Rajasthan Non-Conventional Energy Corporation said.

An investment of Rs 200 is expected to be made in this sector and about 216 lakh units of power would be produced, he said.
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Suzlon bags contract for 30 mw wind turbine in Rajasthan


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NEW DELHI: The country's largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Friday said it has won a 30 MW wind turbine order from Bhubaneswar-based mineral developer Altrade Group.

Suzlon said it will operate and maintain the turbines which is will be installed at wind farms in the Jaisalmer and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

"The project will extend Suzlon's leadership of the Rajasthan wind market taking the total installed base to over 700 MW," the company said in a statement.

The company did not divulge any financial details of the deal.

According to Suzlon, the project is Altrade's maiden venture into wind energy annd once completed it will generate enough electricity for over 6,000 households.

The project is will be commissioned by January 2011.

Currently Suzlon is the market leader in this power segment and has over over 40 sites across eight states with an installed capacity base of more than 5,000 MW.
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State to become self-reliant in power production by 2015'

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JODHPUR: In another five years, Rajasthan will become self-reliant in power production and may even produce surplus electricity. This was stated by S K Kalla, chairman and managing director of Rajasthan State Vidhyut Utpadan Nigam Limited ( RVUNL). Currently, the state is purchasing electricity at a higher price from other states. A number of power projects are under progress in the state with a total production capacity of 8800 MW.

Talking to the reporters during his visit to Jodhpur, Kalla said the government has sanctioned eight projects in the state with a production capacity of 7750 MW under 12th Five Year Plan. Six super thermal power stations with a production capacity of 660 MW are proposed in Suratgarh and Chabra. Besides, four more such power stations with similar capacity are proposed to be set up in Kalisindh and Banswara.

Along with this, thermal power stations with a capacity of 330 MW each are also proposed to be set up in Chabra and Kota before 2015. The permission for this has been given in principal, Kalla said. Apart from this, three power plants at Chabra, Kalisindh and Ramgarh are to be commissioned with a total production capacity of 1860 MW by 2011-12.

"We are exploring all sources of energy available in the state. We have proposed two gas-based power plants with a capacity of 160 MW and 330 MW which are to be set up in Ramgarh and Dhaulpur respectively. Private companies have also been given permission to set up their power plants in the state," he said.

Focusing on the rich deposits of lignite in the state, two lignite-based power plants with 250 MW capacity each will be set up in Barsinghsar of Bikaner by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. Similarly, Rajwest Power has already started production in Jalipa Kapuradi in Barmer, which has a capacity to produce 135 MW. This plant is also lignite-based. Seven more units with the similar production capacity are to be commissioned later, he said.

Two more private players have been given permission to set up power plants in Banswara and Keshoraipatan. Ramgarh will also have two gas-based power plants by private players. Kalla assured that once all these projects are complete, Rajasthan will not only be in a position to meet the state's power demand but will also be in a position to produce surplus electricity.
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ONGC proposes to set up Rs 650 cr wind power project in Rajasthan

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NEW DELHI: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) proposes to invest Rs 650 crore to set up a wind power project in Rajasthan.

"ONGC proposes to set up 102 megawatt (MW) capacity wind power project in Rajasthan at an estimated cost of Rs 650 crore," Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The average annual generation would be in the range of 200-210 million units (one unit is equal to one kilowatt hour).

ONGC is also examining the feasibility of setting up a 501-MW grid connected solar power photovoltaic (PV) project in Gujarat and Rajasthan and some of its own installations.

"No time limit has been fixed to finalise the project. However, it would be ONGC's endeavour to finalise the project at the earliest," he said.

To a separate question, Prasada said ONGC recently approved development of Cluster-7 and WO-Cluster oil and gas fields in the western offshore.

"The estimated in place crude oil reserves in Cluster-7 and WO-Cluster are 35.91 million tonnes and 15.71 million tonnes, respectively and in place natural gas reserves in both the fields are 4.53 billion cubic meter and 15.91 bcm respectively," he said.

ONGC, he said, has drawn up a plan for improved oil recovery (IOR) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in 15 major fields, including Mumbai High.

The IOR schemes in Mumbai High North, Mumbai High South, Heera Part-1, Neelam, Heera Part-II oil and gas fields of western offshore, Gandhar, North Kadi Phase-I and II, Jotana Sobhasan, Santhal and Kalol fields in Gujarat have been completed.

"The facilities have been created for EOR schemes in Sanand, Balol and Santhal (fields) in Guajrat," he said. "The work for other IOR schemes namely Lakwa, Geleki and Rudrasagar (fields) have already commenced."
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Eco clearance norms for solar thermal projects relaxed

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NEW DELHI, JULY 1:

Solar thermal power developers such as Lanco Infratech, Reliance Power's Rajasthan Sun Technique, and Godawari Power and Ispat can now go ahead with their projects without any fear of environmental delays.

The Ministry of Environment & Forests has exempted entities implementing projects under the National Solar Mission from environment clearance requirement. But the developers will have to demonstrate that they are not using protected land and have applied for water permits.

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy had raised the issue of the State pollution control boards repeated requests to obtain prior environment clearance for solar thermal power projects. The pollution boards felt that these projects were covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment provisions.

“It is now clarified that solar thermal power projects are not covered by the provisions of the EIA notification, 2006,” Thursday's notification said. This decision is expected to speed up the implementation of these projects.

According to developers, solar power is clean and environment friendly and the land used for the projects does not require much change or development. Further, most of the land is used for installing solar collectors only. There are no polluting emissions or discharges in the air or water bodies because of these projects, the industry felt.

Of the 37 companies selected to develop 620 MW of solar power projects (both photovoltaic and thermal) under the Phase-1 of the National Solar Mission, seven are solar thermal projects with a capacity of 470 MW. Of these, Rajasthan has five projects — three of 100 MW and two of 50 MW each — totalling 400 MW. Andhra Pradesh has one project of 50 MW and Gujarat has one of 20 MW.

The companies have to implement the projects by May 2013. In the event of delays in implementation, the companies may forfeit bank guarantees of as much as Rs 180 crore for delays of up to five months, depending on the project size

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:37 PM   #31
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Jaisalmer fast developing as energy hub

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JAISALMER: It's hard to miss the hundreds of wind mills just as one enters the Jaisalmer district. Winds mills not only make a beautiful view but have also brought a change to the district. Now, the wind mills stand tall as witnesses to the desert district fast developing into a hub of non-convention energy source.

Non-conventional energy not only helps meet the state's energy requirement, but also plays a vital role in maintaining environmental balance. Till date, 12,00 units of wind energy have been set up in Jaisalmer while projects for 2,200MW are in the pipeline. The government has received 135 more proposals for 4,900MW solar energy projects and process of land allotment for these proposals has been completed.

With the state's policy to promote non-conventional energy areas and electricity produced free of cost from natural resources, renowned industrialists and personalities have shown their deep interest in setting up wind mill energy units.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and many other celebrities have already set up wind mill units, while former union petroleum minister Murli Deora, steel king Lakshmi Mittal and other industrialists have submitted applications to the state government for setting up wind energy units in Jaisalmer.

Many companies including Suzlon, Enercon and Vestas India Limited are not only promoting investors to set up wind mills but also extend help.

District collector Mahaveer Prasad Swami said Rajasthan State Power Project Corporation in 1998-99 had first set up a 2MW wind mill unit on an experimental basis. Today after 12 years, 1,277 units of wind mill have been set up generating 1,209.67MW electricity. Swami said proposals for 2,213MW wind mill units by various other companies are pending with the district administration, as no objection certificate from various departments are required in the process. After fulfiling these formalities, the units would be given approvals.

On solar energy projects, he said the district administration has received 135 proposals for 4,870MW from the nodal agency, RIC, out of which 11 projects for 319MW have been approved by IREDA. Processes for land allotment of the projects are in progress.

Swami said with a lot of solar and wind mill projects being set up in the district, grid sub-stations will be required for electricity transmission and the state government has been apprised in this regard.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #32
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PLG Power plans 100 MW of solar power generation plant at Rajasthan, India

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Mumbai-based PLG Power is in plans to come up with 100 MW of solar power generation plant. One of the biggest solar power projects under PLG Plast Ltd., is expected to start early this year 2011. The project will be put at Pokhran under the recent policy of Government of Rajasthan.

The project is in process to be approved by Indian Energy Exchange (IEC) and Rural Electrification Corporation to proceed further. The total estimated cost of the whole project is Rs. 13.50bn and is expected to start very shortly.

Punit Goel, CEO and director, said: “We have identified this region because of its favourable climatic conditions like very high ambient temperature, atmosphere and soil. This part of Rajasthan receives an adequate amount of solar radiation.” The installation of the project will be highly equipped with skilled labour and highly skilled man-power.

Government of Rajasthan recently announced energy policy on solar sector “Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2011”, which proved to be a gateway for manufacturers to set up a power project with a huge capacity. Under this policy the manufacturers are open to sell the generated power to any party or any other state than Rajasthan.

This will be a project after the commencement of 40-MW photovoltaic (PV) modules power project at Patan, Gujarat and 25-MW photovoltaic (PV) modules manufacturing unit at Sinnar, Nasik. www.solarpaces.org

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Azure Power secures Ex-Im Bank loan for Rajasthan solar project

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Azure Power has secured a US$16-million long-term loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States to finance the construction of its 5MW solar system in Rajasthan, India. The funding will be used to buy First Solar’s thin-film modules and SMA Solar’s inverters.

The project is not only one of the first to be developed under India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, but also one of the first to receive financial backing from an international financing institution.

Ex-Im Bank has now put US$75 million of its financial muscle behind four projects in India during the 2011 fiscal calendar and has set aside a further US$500 million for a project pipeline totalling 315MW. The three other projects are the ACME Solar Technology Project in Gujarat, and the Dalmia and Punj Lloyd Solar Projects in Rajasthan.

"India has set ambitious goals to increase solar energy production and is creating incentives to encourage solar companies to develop this market. Ex-Im Bank is pleased to partner with Azure Power to enable a robust solar power sector in India. We are working with US exporters to make sure that they have the competitive financing they need to participate in these important initiatives," Ex-Im Bank chairman and president Fred Hochberg said.

"Financing is a critical part of any solar project, and the support from Ex-Im Bank has helped to provide Azure Power with First Solar's advanced, thin-film modules," added James Brown, First Solar’s senior vice president. "Collaborating with Ex-Im Bank accelerates renewable energy deployment, allowing our customers to meet the growing demand for clean, renewable solar energy in India."

Repayment of the 16-and-a-half-year loan is based on the cash flows generated by the sale of electricity to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), for whom the Indian Government has provided special power-price incentives.

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MUMBAI – Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. said Monday it has begun construction of two indigenously designed atomic power plants of 700 megawatts each.

"The reactors are scheduled to be completed in the year 2016-17," India's only operator of commercial nuclear power plants said in a statement.

The two reactors are located in northwest India's Rajasthan state, which will get half of the total 1,400 MW capacity.

The state-run company's move comes a few months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, sparking a wave of protests against nuclear power worldwide.
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Rawatbhata (Rajasthan): India will begin the construction of its 25th nuclear power plant on Monday with the first pour of concrete for the 700 MW indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) at Rawatbhata.

The 700 MW PHWR will be the seventh nuclear plant at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), which already has an installed capacity of 1,180 MW from six units - the largest from a single site.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) currently operates 20 nuclear power plants across six sites and has an installed capacity of 4,780 MW.

The excavation work for the Unit 7 at RAPS started on August 19 last year and the NPCIL hopes to start commercial operations by June 2016. The first pour of concrete for Unit 8 at the station is expected later this year.

The Centre had given a financial sanction of Rs. 24,000 crores in October 2009 for building four units of 700 MW of PHWRs - two each at Kakrapar and Rawatbhata in Rajasthan.

The 700-MW PHWR has been designed by NPCIL by scaling up its 540 MW PHWRs under operation at Tarapur since 2005.

The NPCIL is building two 1,000 MW VVER type nuclear power plants at Kudankulam (TamilNadu)and two 700 MW PHWRs at Kakrapar in Gujarat. Unit 1 and 2 at Kudankulam are expected to be operational by August this year and May next year, respectively.

Both the 700 MW units at Kakrapar are expected to start producing power by 2015 end. With the progressive completion of the Kudankulam reactors and the four 700 MW PHWRs at Kakrapar and Rawatbhata, the installed nuclear power capacity of NPCIL is expected to reach 9,580 MW by 2016.
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Rajasthan announces bid dates for projects under its solar policy

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On April 19th of this year, Rajasthan finalized its Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2011. It targets a minimum of 550 megawatts (MW) of grid connected solar power in Phase 1 (up to 2013).

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), the nodal agency responsible for implementing the states’ solar policy, has published the revised draft for the Request for Selection (RfS) document for 250MW worth of projects. The revised draft incorporates some crucial suggestions from industry players and will most likely be released as the official document to be used by developers looking to submit their bids for projects under the Rajasthan solar policy. The RRECL has also published the draft for the Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for these projects.

According to the draft document, the competitive bidding for the 250MW worth of projects will include 50 rooftop projects of 1MW each, 100MW of Solar photovoltaics and 100MW worth of Concentrated Solar Projects (CSP) projects. The bidding will take place in the latter half of September this year, while the period for submission of the bids will be from August to September. The bench mark tariffs offered are INR15.32 per kWh for PV and INR12.58 per kWh for CSP projects. The developers will be required to offer discounts on these in order to win the bid. Bids are open to both Indian as well as international companies. Out of the 250MW going under the hammer, a single parent company can bid for 61MW worth of projects - one rooftop project of 1MW, up to 10MW worth of PV and 50MW of CSP projects.

Unlike the National Solar Mission, there is no domestic content requirement in the Rajasthan solar policy. The developer can choose any established and operational technology from India or abroad. The draft also gives clear parameters for setting up evacuation infrastructure from the plant to the nearest substation. This has been an issue between the distribution utility and developers in other solar policies so far. For solar PV and CSP projects, if the power plant lies within 15 kilometers of the nearest substation, the cost will be borne by the distribution company (DISCOM). For any length above 15 kilometers, the cost will be borne by the developer. For rooftop projects, the cost will be borne by the DISCOM but the developer will need to take necessary permission from the DISCOM before finalizing the location of the project.

The policy is an improvement on forerunners like the NSM and the Gujarat solar policy because the NSM had a provision of only 5MW of PV projects per developer which made it unattractive for big players and the Gujarat policy had no fixed limits on capacity allocation. The Policy also addresses the concerns of the developers, with regards to the allocation of land and water, availability of an evacuation network and the localized supply chain. Finding the right location and acquiring land is one of the major bottlenecks so far for projects in India. To solve this problem, the policy looks to create land banks from government land. Some of these land banks are situated near cities like Bikaner and Barmer. Under the policy, the developer can use this land for commercial projects after 25 years by selling them at a much higher price than originally paid.

Nonetheless, the Rajasthan policy will face competition from the NSM as bidding for its projects will likely coincide with that under the second batch of Phase 1 of the NSM, expected in the next months. The expected increase in project size allowed per developer under the NSM will attract more players. Most of the big players ignored the first batch of bidding, because of the small project size of only 5MW per developer. The government has introduced a Payment Security Scheme for projects under the NSM through which the government has guaranteed the payments to the developers in case of default by the state distributors. This will make the NSM a first choice for developers as it makes their projects more bankable. Unlike the NSM, which offers a fixed levelized tariff for 25 years to the developers, the current tariff order of the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) for solar power is only for the control period of ten years. After ten years, the RERC will re-calculate the tariff based on the prevailing market conditions. This makes the return on investment unclear as there is no certainty on the tariff beyond the ten year horizon while the expected lifetime of a PV plant is 25 years and even greater for CSP plants even greater.

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RAPS units to supply 50% of generated power to Rajasthan

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Jaipur, July 21 (PTI) Rajasthan will get fifty per cent of the total energy generated by the two under-construction units of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in Rawatbhata in Kota district. "The state will get 700 MW power out of the total production of 1400 MW. The decision was taken by the union government and the power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has informed the state chief minister Ashok Gehlot about the same through a letter," an official said today. "The chief minister had requested the union government to supply fifty per cent of total energy production (to the state) considering difficult geographical conditions of the desert. As a result the decision was finally taken," he added. Gehlot had highlighted the lack of coal in the state and its considerable distance from ports, which was the main cause of costly energy production in coal based plants. Earlier the state was supposed to get only 20 per cent of total production as per Gadgil formula which defines the entitlement of powers for states, the official said.

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JAISALMER: Jaisalmer has the potential to generate one lakh mega watt of solar and wind power, which can fulfil the demand of the entire nation, Union minister Farooq Abdullah has said.

Speaking on the occasion of dedicating Suzlon's S-97 MW wind turbine at Tejuwa village in the district on Tuesday, the minister for new and renewable energy said, "Rajasthan has an important place in India in regard to power generation , including unconventional forms like wind and solar. There would be no dearth in the desired assistance for power generation to the state."

Abdullah also emphasized that power generation from wind mills will never affect the tourism business. He gave the example of Maharashtra, where wind mills have become a major attraction for the tourists.


The minister said 20,000 MW of wind and solar power would be generated in the country by 2022.

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Rajasthan to become power sufficient, aims 12,873MW in next 2 years

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Jaipur: Rajasthan is expected to have a power generation capacity of 12,873MW by the year 2013, said State Energy Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in a project review meeting of the department, adding that in the last two years, state's generation capacity has touched the 2763MW mark.

"During the 12th plan an additional power generation capacity of 7750MW will be installed in the state. This includes adding 1702MW through under the renewable energy projects. During this financial year, we would be establishing 110MW solar energy plants, 300MW capacity windmills and 25MW capacity biomass plants in the state," Singh said.

Singh also instructed officials to achieve the target of giving 65,000 new agriculture connections during this year. "We would also be giving out 20,000 domestic electricity connections by March 2012 and we have also instructed officials to give electricity connects in villages with a population of 100 people," Singh said.

Energy minister also inquired about the electricity supply to farmers in the state. He has instructed to ensure that farmers get electricity supply for 6.5 to 7 hours on a regular basis.

According to officials, 32,000 villages in the state are supplied electricity for 20-22 hours and another 7,000 villages get 12-17 hour-supply, but the transmission and distribution losses are more than 20 per cent.

"We are aiming to bring down our T&D losses by 2 percentiles during this year and will ensure that farmers get their share of electricity for a bumper crop in the kharif and rabi season," Singh said.

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EoI for 500 mw solar power projects in September

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Kolkata: The government will float an expression of interest (EoI) in September for allocating 500 mw of solar power projects. This will be the second tranche of allocation in the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru New Solar Mission (JNNSM).

JNNSM project monitor SP Gon Chaudhuri said the second tranche of allocation would have more stringent technical specifications than the earlier one. Only those players who have exposure to power business are expected to respond to the EoI.

In the first tranche, the government allocated 150 mw of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects early this year. Before that it allocated 50 mw of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects under the generation-based incentive scheme (GBIS), which was later on brought under JNNSM.

Chaudhuri said 27 mw, out of the 200 mw so far allocated, has already been commissioned and the rest has attained financial closure. The projects so far commissioned are in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The government has earmarked an expenditure of R330 crore for procuring power from the first tranche of projects. For procuring power from the second tranche, the government is yet to earmark any expenditure.
But a budgetary allocation of around R250 crore has already been made this year towards development of green energy, Chaudhuri said. “Following the EOI for 500 mw of allocation, the country could expect 250 mw solar photovoltaic generation by the end of the next year,” he said.

JNNSM was launched in January this year, envisioning 20,000 mw of solar photovoltaic generation by 2022. Chaudhuri said the government’s decision to allot projects in the second phase would depend on the progress of the first phase of allocation,

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Reliance Power plans to invest Rs 8,000 crore to set up 500 MW solar power projects in Rajasthan

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NEW DELHI: Reliance Power plans to invest Rs 8,000 crore to set up 500 MW solar power projects in Rajasthan over the next three years, sources close to the development said.

The planned investment is the largest investment in solar projects in India and one of the largest in the world. The first phase of the project comprises setting up a 40 MW plant by 2012, for which the US Exim Bank has approved a loan for $84 million, and a 100 MW project in the following year. The rate of interest rate for the loan is 4-5% and the tenure would be 17 years.

"We are committed to development of large scale solar power projects and are first to embark on solar project of this magnitude. The recent sanction of loan by US Exim bank re-confirms our ability to successfully raise long term debt at attractive interest rates for its projects," a spokesperson from Reliance Power said.


The company has signed power purchase agreement for the 100 MW project with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd at a tariff of Rs 11.97 per unit. For the 40 MW plant, the power purchase agreement has been signed with Reliance Infrastructure.

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