Reliance Infrastructure, HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems in fray for RAPDRP in Haryana
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August 5th, 2012
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CHANDIGARH: Reliance Infrastructure, HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems are in fray for Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program (part-A) in Haryana. The project will prepare baseline data to boost power sector reforms to cut aggregate technical and commercial losses and power thefts by installing geographic information system (GIS) and metering in towns in the state. RAPDRP, Rs 50,000 crore Centre government initiated power reform project is aimed to bring down transmission and distribution losses to 15% in the country. Under the program consumer indexing, GIS and asset mapping, metering of feeders and distribution transformers, automatic data logging, feeder segregation, ring fencing and information technology applications will be done. The project is to be completed in three-years and a data centre would be created at Hisar which will be common for DHBVN & UHBVN. There would be one disaster recovery centre at Panchkula. A call centre would be set up

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ADB funds power transmission project in Bihar
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August 5th, 2012
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New Delhi: Work has started on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project of Rs 650 crore in seven towns of power-starved Bihar for upgrading electricity transmission lines to cut down the losses. The project will be completed by June 2016, said sources in the Power Ministry, which facilitated the loan. The seven towns selected for the scheme are - Biharsharif in Nalanda (home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar), Motihari, Bettiah, Ara, Buxar, Samastipur and Begusarai. Continue

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8 northern states to discuss power woes with Moily on Monday
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August 5th, 2012
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Eight northern states will discuss on Monday with Union Power Minister Veerapa Moily the issues they face in electricity transmission and distribution. Moily had last week called a meeting of Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Rajasthan and Delhi after the country witnessed one of the worst-ever power crises on last Tuesday that hit lives of over 60 crore people. "Some of the states have confirmed their participation while some are yet to confirm," a Power Ministry official said. Continue

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Wind Power is Centre Piece of Renewable Energy Thrust Round table held on Wind Power Programme
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August 5th, 2012
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The Government of India has put together enabling policies and incentives for developing renewable energy sources. In his inaugural address at the Round Table on Wind Power Programme in New Delhi today, Shri Gireesh Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said, wind power is the thrust area in renewable energy and such Round Tables give opportunity to hear all sides. He said there are land and environmental issues which are a challenge but an investor friendly policy framework coupled with attractive tariff has provided a strong foundation for the growth of wind sector issues. Shri Pradhan said India stands 5th in the World in terms of total installed wind power capacity of about 17,600 MW. The Government is promoting commercial wind power projects through private sector investments by providing fiscal incentives such as 10 year tax holiday on income generation from renewable projects, excise duty exemption for manufacture

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DERC finalises measures to improve power distribution infra
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August 5th, 2012
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New Delhi: Delhi's power regulator DERC has finalised a number of measures to improve power distribution infrastructure in the city which include appointment of independent consultants to check its maintenance and upkeep by private companies. To address consumers' grievances on fast running meters, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has also decided to recognise NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories in various areas of the city to check accuracy of the meters. The certification by NABL, which functions under the Department of Science and Technology, is considered prestigious and DERC officials said the testing of meters by independent laboratories would address consumers' grievances. Continue

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