India's electricity diplomacy efforts with Bangladesh is slated to break new ground, with 500 MW of power flows slated to commence between the two countries from Wednesday. Of this, while 250 MW is to come from NTPC Ltd, the rest is being arranged by power trader PTC India Ltd, mainly from the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd.
The transfer of power has been possible by the recent commissioning of the crucial 71-km Baharampur-Bheramara transmission link between the electricity grids of the two countries, facilitating cross-border electricity transfer from India to Bangladesh.
The grid link is being seen as a major milestone in strengthening the bilateral relationship and comes at a time when India is desperate to make up for its inability to deliver on two key pacts with Bangladesh, the one on Teesta waters that had been blocked by the West Bengal administration and
Unfazed by opposition's criticism ofpower purchase at higher rates, UP cabinet on Tuesday, gave its nod to buying over 2100 Mw of power from three companies for 25 years at a rate ranging between Rs 5.58 per unit and Rs 5.84 per unit. The cabinet also gave a year's extension to work contract of a Spanish transmission company, Isolux Corsan, engaged in construction of transmission lines to evacuate power from three upcoming plants in Uttar Pradesh. The purchase of power from three companies-KSK Mahanadi, PTC India Limited and Krishnapattanam- happens to come through under the case-1 bidding process that envisages procurement of 6000 Mw of power for a period of 25 years, beginning 2016 up to 2042. Chief secretary Jawed Usmani said while 1000 Mw of power would be purchased from KSK Mahanadi, PTC will wheel out 361 Mw to the state. Likewise, the Krishnapattanam power corporation will be providing
Tata Power, nation's largest private power producer, has said the electricity regulator CERC's order for granting compensatory tariff for the company's Mundra project is likely to come up by month-end.
"CERC has finished the hearings and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission ( MERC) and has just submitted their affidavit about few days back on November 26 and now they have given time for us to file an affidavit to give our rejoinder on that affidavit," Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana told CNBC-TV 18.
He said, "After that perhaps they will take another two-three weeks. So, I am hoping that by end of December we could hope for the order." Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in April this year, allowed the private utility to raise power tariffs from its 4,000-MW Mundra ultra mega power project in Gujarat, to compensate for an unexpected increase in coal cost.
The Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society’s (CREST) proposal to sell solar power to the UT electricity department, which had hit a roadblock last month, is back on track. To clear the decks, CREST — which is executing rooftop solar photovoltaic power (SPV)
projects on behalf of UT department of science and technology — has agreed to make amendments in the revised draft proposal regardingt he sale of power generated from 10 rooftop SPV units. The revised proposal has been sent to the electricity department and will soon be submitted before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC). Last month, the project had received a blow after the electricity department had filed objections against the draft proposal CREST had submitted to JERC. In its petition before JERC, CREST had sought determination of preferential tariff under net metering for rooftop SPV projects and for sale of such power to the UT electricity department
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Mumbai: Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd may fund as much as Rs.2,500 crore ($401 million) of renewable and energy-efficiency projects in India as costs for coal-based power prompt companies to turn to alternatives.
Hitachi unveiled an energy-storage system that the company said will support wind and solar power and allow users to sell electricity into deregulated markets such as California. The units can be installed on high-voltage power lines, and will be able to capture excess energy produced by wind and solar sources so it can be sold back into the network when the demand for power exceeds the supply. The systems, which include telecommunications and lithium-ion battery technologies developed by Tokyo's Hitachi, will also minimize volatility on the power grid, company officials said Tuesday. "As the use of renewable energy expands, stabilization has become a very important priority," Masaaki Nomoto, general manager for the company's transmission and distribution systems division, said through a translator. He said the potential customers for the technology will include anyone who wants to sell power into the market, not just utilities. Energy storage is becoming an increasingly important part of the nation's electric
Following opposition from various wind power producers lobbies, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the apex electricity regulator, would review its regulation on day-ahead forecast by wind power producers. The CERC order has been challenged in three high courts of the country by three different organisations. Indian wind power association (IWPA) has filed an injunction against the regulation in Delhi High Court, Wind Independent Power Producers' Association (WIPPA) in ..
Madhya Pradesh ensures a 24X7 power supply in the state and thus mobilizes industrialization for more economic growth. From a power deficit of over 14% in 2007-08, Madhya Pradesh is expected to have surplus power of around 19% from long- and medium-term sources as Intensive efforts are being made to increase installed capacity in view of increasing power demand in the state. At present, power generation capacity has increased to 9453 MW including 2940 MW of central undertakings. As per an official release of the state government, a target has been set to increase power generation capacity by about 7012 MW till the end of financial year 2014-15. Works are in progress regarding increase in power generation capacity at power projects of Central and private sectors in the state. Major projects coming up for increasing power generation capacity in the state include Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company's 1200 MW Shri Singaji thermal power
Patrolling high-voltage electricity transmission networks by road and manually operating sub-stations are passé. Beginning this month, the Rs 12,700-crore PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) will roll out a scheme for air-surveillance of its vast 1,02,540 circuit km electricity transmission network and remotely control the 173 sub-stations. The aerial patrolling, which costs Rs 4,500 a km, will replace the existing system of patrolling by road. “We expect to start air-surveillance on the Delhi-Agra line by December 10,” R.P. Sasmal, Director (Operations) of PGCIL, told media persons here on Monday. The scheme will next be launched in the Agra-Gwalior section, passing through the Chambal ravine. PGCIL hopes to deploy at least three helicopters for surveillance of the nearly 15,000 circuit km network, spreading over the National Capital Region, by December 23.
MAJOR CHALLENGEThe company will hire a contractor who will hire two-seater helicopters, fitted with high-resolution and thermo vision cameras, and recruit pilots. PGCIL will pay