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)”

KUDANKULAM IS SAFEST NUCLEAR PLANT IN THE WORLD

The main feature of the Indian project (Kudankulam) is a unique combination of active and passive safety systems that provide maximum resilience against external and internal impacts, including tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even an aircraft crash. - Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO, Rosatom South Asia

Nuclear Power Projects: Prospects & Challenges

Despite the strong rationale for reducing GHG emissions, the installation of nuclear power projects is slower than other projects. A closer look. - Ashok Upadhyay

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.

L&T JV secures order for Nuclear Steam Generator Forgings

It has received an order worth ₹442 Crore from NPCIL to supply forgings for steam generators.

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.

Nuclear Energy & Challenge for India

The challenge for the nuclear community is to assure that nuclear power remains a viable option in meeting the energy requirements of the next century. It could be a major provider of electricity for base load as well as for urban transport in megacities. It can play a role in non-electric applications in district heating, process industries, maritime transport.

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
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Outlook 2019

Trends that will drive power distribution sector. – Subhajit Roy, Group Editor

Tata Power Gets Recognition at CBIP Awards 2019

Tata Power was honoured with two awards at the recently held Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Awards 2019 in Delhi.

Exicom Wins EV Infrastructure Company of the Year Award

Exicom wins ‘EV Infrastructure Company of the Year’ award at India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Industry Excellence Awards 2019 held at 6th Energy Storage India Conference & Expo.
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