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Ok,here goes everything that is related to energy-sector like oil,gas,thermal industry.

Time to restructure oil PSUs, says PM

THE Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Sunday said the Government was looking at the possibility of restructuring of the oil PSUs on a priority basis, with a view to making them globally competitive.

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I think they meant 1200 MW each (our editors love to add extra zeros for some reason :D).

DMIC to setup 6 new power projects
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Other one is the Tata Power UMPP (also 4000MW)

Prev mentions in other threads:

here, here and here

Based on the timescales mentioned, am now certain that first pic is Adani and second pic is Tata.
Wow!! Even I thought that there was only one massive power project at Mundra!!This is incredible - two 4k power projects at one go!!!
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^^ SSC = Energy Man!! You should buy a cape to go with the image :D
This is a significant piece of news! a 765 kva evacuation from the soon-to-be power surplus states to the highly deficient northern states implies good economics!! It will help the other states to sell power and generate revenue and help the power deficient northern states to even their power deficit!!!
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Govt approves new policy for power allocation
NEW DELHI: The government today approved a new policy for allocation of power to be generated by upcoming state-run thermal power plants , earmarking 50 per cent to the home states, while also fixing an overall target generation capacity of 1 lakh MW for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).

"The proposal is for allocation of 50 per cent power to the 'home' states, where the projects are located, 35 per cent to the other constituents of the region and 15 per cent power as unallocated power at the disposal of the Centre," a government official said after the Cabinet meeting.

The proposal pertains to 14 power projects -- Gadarwara, Lara, Talcher Expansion, Kudgi, Darlipalli, Gajmara, Barethi Gidderbaha, Katwa, Dhuvran, Khargone, Pudimadka, Bilhaur and Kathua of National Thermal Power Corporation ( NTPC )) coming up during 12th and 13th Plan and all thermal plants of central public sector undertakings, an official statement said.

At present the power is shared as per Gadgil formula, which provides for 10 per cent power as preferential allocation to home state, reserves 75 per cent for constituent states, including home state and retains the rest at Centre's disposal.

Under the rule, central power generating stations at present can provide a maximum of 33.3 per cent of the electricity to the home state.

"Enhancement of allocation to 50 per cent to the home states is the only new element in the present proposal," the statement said.

NTPC's Barethi project in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, is expected to spur development of infrastructure in the region, it added.

While 50 per cent of power from the project is proposed to be allocated to Madhya Pradesh, the home state and 15 per cent of power remains as unallocated power, 35 per cent of power is proposed to be allocated as a special dispensation to Uttar Pradesh for development of Bundelkhand region.

Meanwhile officials said that the government has also approved setting a power generation capacity target of one lakh MW for the 12th Five Year plan.

In the current 11 Year Plan (2007-11), the government had targeted 78,000 MW, which was slashed down to about 62,000 MW.
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Karnataka weeps as the government sleeps!!

Absence of 400 KVa transmission line trips UPCL's power plant

The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), a subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Ltd, an infrastructure developer, may have to wait a few more months to supply power to the state grid from its just-completed 1,200 Mw power plant due to delays in erecting transmission lines by the state government.

The company synchronised its second unit of 600 Mw on March 7 at Padubidri in Udupi district. UPCL has invested Rs 5,600 crore on its 2x600 Mw thermal power plant, which uses imported coal.

“UPCL is unable to evacuate entire 1,200 Mw from its Padubidri station to the state grid at Hassan as the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) is yet to install the 400 kva line as agreed in the power purchase agreement,” official sources said.

However, this is likely to result in the financial burden on KPTCL, the state-owned transmission company, as the UPCL is considering to invoke deemed generation cla-use as agreed in the PPA, company sources told Business Standard.

The deemed generation clause enables the company claim charges for entire power irrespective of it being drawn by the KPTCL or not.

As against the required 400 kva line, as agreed in the PPA with the company, the KPTCL has set up only a 220 kva power line at Kemar near Karkala in Dakshina Kannada district. This is capable of evacuating only 200 Mw of power from the plant to the main national grid at Hassan. Presently, the company has managed to supply 600 Mw from the first unit with frequent trips. “It would be difficult for us to evacuate power without a 400 kva line. At the same we can not keep our second unit idle for a long time,” co mpany officials said. The erection of 400 kva transmission line has been delayed for nearly one year. It was scheduled for completion in April 2010.

Meanwhile, KPTCL officials said that they were waiting for the forest department clearance to erect transmission towers through the western ghats. “So far, the forest department has issued only stage-1 clearance and until we get the stage-2 clearance, we can not proceed with the job of erecting transmission towers in the forest area as it involves cutting of trees,” an official said.

The 182 km long transmission line passes through the thick of western ghats and about 35 kms is forest area. The KPTCL has estimated the cost of this work at Rs 400 crore and has already completed the tendering process and awarded the contract to a Bangalore-based company. “Once, the stage-2 clearance is given we will start the work and it will be completed in about three months time,” the official said.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), has however cleared the project subject to state forest department clearance, he said.

Out of 1,200 Mw generated by UPCL, Karnataka would get 1,080 Mw, while the balance 120 Mw will be supplied to Punjab. As per the interim tariff agreement between UPCL and KPTCL, the cost of power is fixed at Rs 3.12 per unit.

Presently, the power-starved state government is purchasing around 1,300 Mw from outside the state at a price between Rs 9 and Rs 12 per unit. The current demand for power in the state is estimated at around 7,500 Mw.

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Now what's this?

India's Reliance Infra gets $1.6 bln power plant order

(Reuters) - India's Reliance Infrastructure said on Thursday it has secured an order worth 72 billion rupees ($1.6 billion) to build a 2,400 megawatt power plant in south India for group firm Reliance Power .

Both companies are controlled by Indian billionaire Anil Ambani.

Reliance Power is setting up the gas-based power plant at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh state, with generation expected by end-2011.

With this contract, Reliance Infrastructure said its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order backlog stood at 307 billion rupees. ($1 = 45.18 Indian Rupees) (Reporting by Prashant Mehra; Editing by Aradhana Aravindan) ))
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^^ Finally! About time!! Including Rosa - that's about 1800 MW UP has added in the past couple of years !!
^^ More FINALLY!! I like the capacity addition news. Its so much better to hear the words "grid synchronized" and "plant operationalized" rather than "planning to build", "announced plans", "signed MoU" and "keen to build" news crap that mostly remains a pipe dream!!

Essar Energy to go commercial with 2,910 MW power in '11
ndia-focused refiner and power generator Essar Energy's earnings jumped 8% in 2010, beating forecasts. Net profit in the 2010 calendar year was USD 248.3 million, as against USD 206.8 million in the previous year. During the period, revenues were up 42% at USD 10.005 billion.

Going forward, it is planning to boost its commercial production in 2011. Power, and refinery projects worth USD 4.90 billion is likely to be commercialised this year, the company said. Currently, it has 8,070 MW of power project under construction and is aiming to commercialise with 2,910 MW in 2011.

It said that the company has seen sudden spurt in gross revenue margins (GRMs) after crisis in Japan.

Essar Energy will sign an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell in the next couple of days to acquire its refinery in Stanlow in northwest England, the company’s management said. The company wants to complete Stanlow’s acquisition in the second half of 2011.

“We are fully funded for all capex plans and reviewing plans on expansion of retail network. We are also studying opportunity to upgrade Kenya refinery,” the company said.
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ABB Wins Contract to Build Indian Power Highway
ABB Wins Contract to Build Indian Power Highway
ZURICH – ABB Ltd. Wednesday said it had won a contract worth $900 million to help build an electricity highway more than 1,700 kilometers long in India, reflecting the unabated demand for power in emerging markets that has been a boon to the Swiss electrical-engineering giant during the economic crisis.

ABB, which has been a pioneer in building long-distance power links and already has won major contracts in China and Brazil over the past few years, said the link will provide electricity from hydro-power stations in northeastern India to some 90 million people in the region around the city of Agra, which is located south of New Delhi.

The project, whose total size is estimated at about $1.1 billion, was awarded by the Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd. Besides ABB, Indian government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. will also participate in the project, which uses ABB's cutting-edge, long-distance power technology that may have been the key trigger in ABB's success to outbid rivals, analysts said.

"The transmission link sets a new standard in ultrahigh-voltage power transmission and underlines ABB's global leadership in ultrahigh-voltage direct current technology," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's power-systems division. "We are pleased to continue supporting India in the development of its power infrastructure."

In contrast to conventional power links, ABB's ultrahigh-voltage direct current technology allows electricity to be transported over long distances without substantial electricity loss. While the technology was developed several decades ago, demand for long-distance power lines was limited in the past. It picked up only a few years ago as energy consumption soared in emerging markets.

Although India's per-capita electricity consumption still is one of the lowest in the world, its demand for electricity is growing rapidly, and growth rates are expected to remain above average. To meet this demand, economists say India needs to install additional power-generating capacity. More projects that connect remote areas that are rich with hydro or solar power with energy-guzzling business centers are expected to be built in the future, analysts say.

One such key megaproject could be the so-called Desertec project, which attempts to tap solar power in the Sahara desert for consumption in Europe. Similar projects are under way in the Middle East.

ABB has been benefiting from the strong demand in emerging markets over the past few years, helping the engineering concern fend off a slump in economic activity in industrialized regions such as the U.S. and Europe. Although competition in emerging markets has heated up of late, large orders from emerging markets continue to trickle in. Earlier this year ABB won a $16 million power contract in Brazil, a $20 million power products order in Ukraine, a $27 million power order in Oman and a $15 million contract in Mongolia.
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Machines for Palatana reach Agartala via B'desh
AGARTALA: Massive lorries carrying gigantic Over Dimensional Cargos (ODC) have begun rolling down towards the ambitious 726 mw Palatana power project. The 132- wheel lorries entered Tripura crossing Akhaura border near Agartala on Tuesday afternoon as thousands of curious visitors thronged the border post. The ODCs had recently reached Ashuganj river port on call from Kolkata in the first week of March. The first consignment had started it sail from Kshidirpore on February 22. ONGC sources said the first consignments of the heavy machineries would arrive at Palatana power site within days.

"All concerned in both India and Bangladesh are working on war footing to bring the turbines and other heavy machineries to Palatana so that power generation can start on time," said an official of the ONGC Tripura Power Company, which is responsible for the Palatana project.

"The lorries carrying about 326 tonnes of ODCs would roll very slowly negotiating the roads carefully. Most of the time the heavy trucks would cross at night," said an ONGC official. He added that some roads and bridges in Bangladesh had to be renovated for the huge trucks to reach the site. From Tripura to Ashuganj river port, Sources at the OTPC said, as many as 24 by-passes had to be created for smooth transportation of the ODCs. During Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in January last year, an accord was signed in which Dhaka's approval for Ashuganj port for Palatana heavy machineries transit was envisaged.
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Simhadri as in :pittavanipalem Village, Dist. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh?

Awesome news - capacity augmentation after all those years of announcements and MoU's and "promises of load shedding free states" and "keen to build a plant" crap - its welcome news to hear capacity addition being announced every month!!

We need tangible results - not bullshit talk of "planning to build" and "keen" and its synonym verbs about phantom projects!!! Hopefully, Andhra, Orissa, Maharashtra will joij Gujarat as states which are power surplus - a critical infrastructure reality to be classified as an advanced economy.

Now if only the laggards Karnataka and Kerela grow some spine to build actual plants, in the South!!!
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^^ so two more stages to go. Its a small plant- 660 MW - but a welcome addition!!
^^ Good step - but why only Pvt cos? what about the lumbering hulks NTPC and NHPC? Why do Govt cos get to do it the old-school way?
^^ Still looks like a govt website :D
but its better than afore!!
I think this is a BIG step - for states that are unable to get projects off the ground - this is as close to setting up a power project within state boundaries. Doubtless- Karnataka - the perennial laggard of South when it comes to Power Generation- would benefit the most!
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KBL Commissions largest pump for Ultra Mega Power Project
Pune based Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), water management solutions company has announced successful commissioning of India’s largest concrete volute pumps for condenser cooling water application for the first unit of 4000 MW (5 units of 800 MW each) Thermal power project of coastal Gujarat Power Limited (a Tata group company) at Mundra, Gujarat.

This is India’s first ultra mega ( above 800 MW) thermal power Plant. The company claims that it is the world's largest concrete volute pump for cooling Water application at India’s first Ultra Mega Power Project

KBL is executing an order for 10 cooling water concrete volute pumps for this project. All 10 pumps will be installed at a single location, making it the world’s largest condenser cooling water pumping system for a thermal power plant handling 175000 litres per second.
This 4000 MW power plant project is expected to benefit close to 1.6 crore domestic consumers apart from supplying cost competitive power to industry and agriculture.

Speaking on the occasion, Ravindra Pande, vice president and sector head (power), KBL said, "This project at Mundra was a major technological challenge because such massive Concrete Volute Pumps were never before deployed in a power plant to handle sea water." We feel extremely proud to be associated with India’s first Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP). KBL has consistently focused on delivering innovative products and services that meet customer’s requirement.
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Has this been posted afore?

Reliance Power wins five Himachal hydel projects

Reliance Power, the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company, has bagged 5 out of 10 hydel power projects in Himachal Pradesh through competitive bidding conducted by the Directorate of Energy in that state.

In all, bids were sought to set up 10 power plants with an aggregate capacity of 1,283 mw.

The five projects Reliance Power won will have a total capacity of 672 mw.

These include Purthi (300 mw), Sumte Kothang (130 mw) Lara Sumta (104 mw), Teling (94 mw) and Shangling (44 mw).

In January, the directorate had invited bids with a criteria of additional free power at uniform rate over and above minimum stipulated limit.

The bids were opened on March 16.

Reliance Power offered 21% free power for 40 years to the Himachal government, helping it win five projects.

The minimum criteria was set at 13% for the first 12 years, 19% for next 18 years and 31% for the balance 10 years.

Other winners include a consortium of Tata Power and SN Power, which got a 236 mw project at Dugar, while AMG Shipyard and AMR Constructions have won a project each at Tandi (104 mw) and Tinget (81 mw), respectively.

Reliance Power is constructing over 4,600 mw of hydel power plants in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The company’s total under-construction capacity stands at around 34,000 mw including three ultra-mega power plants of 4,000 mw each.
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