HEADWINDS REMAIN FOR THERMAL POWER SECTOR

“As the macro and sectoral factors improve, backed by strong legislative and policy measures - such as amendments to Electricity Act and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code - stress in the thermal power sector will abate but it is a long road ahead!” - Sambitosh Mohapatra, Sandeep Kumar Mohanty

HOW TO REVIVE THE THERMAL POWER SECTOR?

“The major difficulties being faced by the coal-based projects are regarding availability of coal and payment delays by the DISCOMs. Ashok Khurana, Director General, Association of Power Producers (APP)”

NTPC Awards GE Power Four Contracts

GE Power announced that it has been awarded four orders by NTPC to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 1783 crore (USD 247 million).

R K Singh Reviews Buxar Thermal Power Project Progress

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh has directed the concerned officials to expedite the investment approval for the Buxar Thermal Power Project at the earliest so that foundation stone laying ceremony can take place by January, 2019.

GE Power to deliver India’s first low NOx boiler technology for thermal plants

GE Power today announced that its technology has been selected by NTPC and Tata Chemicals to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India with low...

BHEL Orders Twin Boiler Equipment to GE Power

As part of the order, GE Power will supply pressure parts equipment for the Patratu project at an order value of USD 52million and to Udangudi thermal power projects at a value of USD 20.4 million, for onshore supply.

Energywise – Performance Status All India – Regionwise

Period: Apr-2018 Vis-A-Vis Apr-2017 and Apr-Apr-2018 Vis-A-Vis Apr-Apr-2017.

NTPC Signs MoU with Bihar Govt

The MoU envisages transfer of Barauni Thermal Power Station (720 MW) to NTPC.

BHEL wins order for Supercritical Power Plant in Jharkhand

The order for setting up the 3x800 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Station Expansion, Phase-I (3x 800 MW) has been placed on BHEL by Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL - a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd. in Joint Venture with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited).

Status of Power Generation in India

India’s to make sure sustainable growth, not only economically but also from social and environmental factors dependency on thermal sector for power has been slowly decreasing considering conscious and smart & on the other hand our country’s potential for hydro-power generation is exponentially increasing, therefore, gradually shifting its base towards renewable energy generation for future plans…

BHEL commissions 250 MW Thermal Power Unit in Bihar

Located at Barauni in Begusarai district of Bihar, Barauni Extension power project has two units (Units 8&9) of 250 MW each.

BHEL bags EPC contract for 1,320 MW Supercritical Power Project

Valued at over Rs.7,300 Crore, the order for setting up the 2x660 MW Udangudi TPP has been placed on BHEL by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO).

Sustainable Improvement

The sector is rightly poised to witness a strong growth subject to continued policy impetus. The tremors of the state’s unilateral action could jeopardise the bankability of projects and could risk 175GW renewable plan of the government.

Emission Controls for Indian Thermal Power Plants

Thermal power plants are the most common sources for generation of electricity. These plants also pollute the environment mostly. They emit many harmful gases to the atmosphere apart from fly ash, which itself has many harmful health effects. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary aim of minimizing pollution. - Prof Mayadhar Swain

Capacity Sufficient, Demand Deficient

Ind-Ra has maintained a Stable Outlook on most of its rated power sector entities for FY18, as the agency expects its rated entities will continue to manage fuel and state power utility risks due to a favourable tariff mechanism, a comfortable liquidity position and support from central and state governments… - Salil Garg

Intelligent Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants – Next generation automation to accommodate high renewable...

The requirement for making coal fired stations intelligent arises from the beed for highly efficient plant operation and asset management on one hand and wide scale penetration of renewable energy (solar  photovoltaic and wind) into the grid which results in rapid cycling of the thermal plants, on the other hand. Ramping up or down of thermal plants hitherto was through manual load setting or through the free governor mode of operation. With the entrance of  rapidly varying renewable generation, the need for automatic load setting on the thermal plants through intelligent features arises... - M. Siddhartha Bhatt,  N. Rajkumar

“We are ready to execute power projects within the challenging timelines…”

Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (TJPS) is a Joint Venture between Toshiba Corporation, Japan and JSW Group, India. It was initially incorporated to manufacture and market Super-critical Steam Turbines and Generators for Thermal Power Plants in India. It has been merged with Toshiba Thermal & Hydro Power Systems Company, a division of Toshiba India Private Limited, to broaden the gamut from Manufacturing to One-stop Solution for Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Construction and Services (EMPCS) of Thermal Power Plant. In an exclusive e-interview with Electrical India, Managing Director of the company Yoshiaki Inayama is briefing on their operations to PK Chatterjee. Excerpts... 

Managing Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants Efficiently

This article identifies areas where installation of instrumentation and controls can bring about energy efficiency, safety and cost reduction in the primary cost components of a coal fired thermal station, viz., coal, fuel oil, water and auxiliary power...  - M Siddhartha Bhatt, N Rajkumar

Status Quo Of Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) has the highest overall generation capacity and the highest thermal installed capacity amongst all the state power generation utilities in India... - Nitin Goel

The Potential Of Renewable Energy Sources In The Energy Sector In India

India became the world's third largest producer of electricity in the year 2013 and accounts for 4.8% of global share in electricity generation. But its per capita electricity consumption is only 746 kWh, which is lower compared to many countries, though electricity tariff is cheaper in India. - Lekha Chandran
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