Without coal, ‘dark’ days await Haryana
Amit Antil
October 15th, 2012
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CHANDIGARH: Power cuts are staring at Haryana once again as three of its thermal power plants are facing acute shortage of coal. Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has expressed concern over the depleting coal stock at Khedar and Jhajjar thermal plants. According the daily report on coal stock by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the 1320MW Jhajjar thermal plant had 46,000MT of coal on Thursday which would last only a few days. The 1200MW Khedar thermal plant had around 1 lakh MT which would last six days. At NTPC's 1000MW thermal plant at Jhajjar, the coal stock is only for three days. Haryana has a daily production of 2745MW against the total requirement of around 5,000MW during non-summer days. The demand goes up during peak hours. The dwindling coal stock at HPGCL's plants is a big problem for the corporation as state-owned Coal India has turned down its request for enhancement of

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Bihar power board plans pacts with NHPC for thermal stations
Rakesh Kumar Kubde
October 14th, 2012
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The Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) is planning to strike joint venture agreements with NHPC Ltd for setting up two super critical thermal power stations of 2X 660 MW each at Kajra and Pirpainti, respectively. The hydro-power major is recently allowed by the Centre to foray in thermal power generation. While responses were not available from NHPC, the Bihar Government sources told Business Line that BSEB will hold a 51 per cent majority in the joint ventures to make it a deemed State Government undertaking. However, NHPC will manage the company. “NHPC has shown interest in the projects. We are hopeful to firm up plans in next two months,” a State Government official told Business Line. Continue

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Solar Energy Weekly Top10 News (9-14 Oct)
shivanshtyagi
October 14th, 2012
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10. US Dept. of Commerce announces long-awaited AD and CVD rulings. The long and winding road to this final determination imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties against Chinese manufacturers has finally been reached. The US Department of Commerce has announced that Chinese producers and exporters have sold solar cells in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 18.32% to 249.96%. The department also determined that Chinese producers and exporters have received countervailable subsidies of 14.78% to 15.97%. This is approximately the same as the ruling in May and in some cases 10% lower. 9. Solar to Power Avatar sequel. Back in May 2011, after relocating his production company to the MBS Media Campus, James Cameron announced that he would personally fund the construction of a massive solar array to power the next to ""Avatar"" sequels. “These are things the studios need to be thinking about,” Cameron told the Washington Post. “When I do

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Suntech can’t stop the Bleeding as top managers exit despite restructuring and UBS
shivanshtyagi
October 14th, 2012
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The travails of China’s top solar panel manufacturer do not seem to stop with its credibility being hit by a new problem each day. Suntech has made massive management blunders in the past for which it is paying heavily today. The company which is reeling under billions of dollars of debt has restructured its management and reduced the size of its operations. However that does not seem to have helped as top managers continue to flee the sinking Suntech ship. The hiring of top investment bank UBS to restructure its debt has not helped the stock or the company’s operations. The problems at Suntech have become so massive that only an outright bankruptcy or sale can solve it. This conclusion seems to have been reached by the interim CFO Anlin Ting-Mason as well. Suntech received a delisting notice from NASDAQ after it became a penny solar stock . Note other

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Concentrate on production of clean energy: Abdul Kalam
Alok Tripathi
October 14th, 2012
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Former President A P J Abdul Kalam pitched for focusing on producing “clean energy” like solar, wind and nuclear. “We have to give attention in producing clean energies like solar, wind and nuclear,” he said in response to a query on nuclear power plants. He said every one litre of petroleum fuel burnt generates 2 kg of carbon dioxide, but nuclear reactors do not produce any pollution. Over 540 nuclear reactors are functioning successfully the world over and there was no need for any anxiety on it, Kalam said in significant remarks against the backdrop of the protests against the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. Kalam, here to inaugurate a seminar, organised by the Indian Naval Academy, said, “We have to effectively use non-conventional energy sources instead of petroleum fuels and coal for producing energy.” Source:

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