Reliance Power secures clearance for 700MW hydro project in India
Tanay Tarany
October 16th, 2012
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Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company Reliance Power has secured the techno economic clearance from the Central Electricity Authority for its 700MW Tato II hydro project in India. The project is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, to be built on River Siyom entailing an investment of INR60bn ($1.1bn), reported the Hindu Business Line. Continue

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Turkmenistan invites Indian energy companies to invest
Sailesh
October 16th, 2012
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Turkmenistan is endowed with rich reserves of natural gas, crude oil, iodine, potassium and rock salts While it may still be a long-haul for the TAPI gas pipeline, Turkmenistan has invited ONGC Videsh and GAIL India for investment in the country. Turkmenistan’s Acting Minister of Oil & Gas Industry and Mineral Resources Kakageldy Abdullaev told reporters after a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart S Jaipal Reddy that he is keen to see a greater Indian participation in the nation’s energy space. “We want India to increase its presence in our energy sector”. “Many international companies are already working. We want Indian companies also to participate,” he said, adding that he has invited Indian companies like ONGC Videsh and GAIL. Abdullaev was here to attend the ongoing Petrotech 2012

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State Electricity Boards loan recast: Veerappa Moily says issues to be sorted out
Rakesh Kumar Kubde
October 16th, 2012
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Union Corporate Affairs and Power Minister Veerappa Moily today said any issues pertaining to recent loan recast of the state distribution companies will be sorted out. "Restructuring of debt of the discoms have come from the highest level. If there is any issue, we will intervene and sort it out," Moily told reporters on the sidelines of the FT-Yes Bank banking summit here this evening. In a breather to state distribution companies (discoms) reeling under severe losses and huge debts, the government last month approved a debt recast of Rs two lakh crore. As part of the package, the respective states will take over 50 per cent of the short-term debt of discoms in the next two to five years and convert them into long-term bonds over a period of time. Continue

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China power major eyes transmission projects in India, sets alarm bells ringing
Rakesh Kumar Kubde
October 16th, 2012
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The country’s grid managers have been forced to look at rewriting rules in the country’s power transmission business, following a formal move by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to set up base in India. The government-owned Chinese firm — the world’s largest electrical utility and ranked seventh in the 2011 Fortune Global 500 list of the largest global companies by revenue — has already conducted a preliminary recce for a transmission link project in the country. It has also put in a bid for another corridor through the competitive bidding route. Current rules provide foreign players unfettered access in the strategic transmission sector. The show of interest by the China firm, however, has prompted calls for a rethink, according to government officials involved in the management of the Indian grid. Internationally, most countries do not allow foreign participation in their grid networks. Continue

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Implement Electricity Act to get grid stability
Rakesh Kumar Kubde
October 16th, 2012
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Blaming the unscheduled interchange scheme, which is only an accounting procedure, cannot be the remedy. This scheme has to work within a modified grid code. Adopting the one put forth in the Electricity Act is an essential step forward There was a grid collapse in 2000. The government appointed a committee headed by the chairman of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The committee recommended that training should be conducted for transmission and load dispatch engineers, support for charging, self-start facilities at Faridabad, implementation of under-frequency relay scheme, periodic maintenance of important lines, better communication and recording facilities, implementation of ‘expert systems’ for analysis and restoration, review of black start procedures and islanding schemes. It also recommended the upgradation of high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems with the help of international experts and annual training workshops for load dispatch engineers. Further, it recommended that the government of UP should appoint a committee

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