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India will take atleast 6 years to cap toxic emissions from power plants

The Economic Times 21-07-2017

India wanted to cap toxic emissions from power plants by December. It's now discovering that target is at least 6 years from its reach.

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Coal India to invite applications from independent power producers

The Economic Times 21-07-2017

Coal India will conduct auctions under government's Shakti scheme for entering into long term coal supply contract with some 12,000 mw of independent power producers that have long term power purchase agreements with state distribution companies but does not have coal supply contract.

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Power plants without unique registration numbers can't sell to grid: CEA proposal

The Economic Times 21-07-2017

Power generating plants of over 1-mw capacity will have to obtain unique registration numbers without which they will not be able to inject their electricity in the grid, according to a proposal by the Central Electricity Authority.

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Centre to notify guidelines for renewable power procurement: Haryana govt

The Economic Times 21-07-2017

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified that a guideline for procurement of renewable power through competitive bidding would be notified shortly by the Centre, the Haryana government said today.

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JSW Energy-Jaiprakash Power deal may be shelved

The Hindu Businessline 21-07-2017

The 2,700-crore deal between JSW Energy Ltd and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) for acquiring the latter?s 500 megawatt (MW) Bina thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh may be shelved.

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Russia to sign three key pacts for Kudankulam units 5 & 6 this month

The Hindu Businessline 21-07-2017

Russian companies will sign three key agreements with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for Kudankulam units 5 and 6, by the end of this month, said Sergey Orlov, who heads the India operations of Atomstroyexport, one of the Russian companies engaged in the construction of nuclear power projects.

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Finland's Taaleri looking to buy solar power projects in India

Mint 21-07-2017

Attracted by the opportunities in India's solar energy space, Finland's Taaleri Plc is evaluating assets for acquisition here.

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Relief for Coal India as NCLAT stays two competition commission orders

Business Standard 21-07-2017

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has stayed rulings by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that Coal India (CIL) had abused its dominant position in framing fuel supply agreements with Gujarat Heavy Chemicals and Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company.

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Power reforms trip: Tariffs still a sore point with states

Business Standard 21-07-2017

Many states have rationalised power tariffs, setting in motion reforms in electricity pricing. Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand are among the states that announced higher tariffs for 2017-18.

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GST impact: Effective coal prices reduce by 2-3% for power sector consumers

Business Standard 21-07-2017

After the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) regime, effective coal prices ? notified price plus taxes ? have decreased by 2-3 per cent for consumers from the power sector as the new tax structure has abridged several additional taxes.

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Crashing solar tariffs crush storage plans

The Economic Times 20-07-2017

The steep fall in solar tariffs may have delighted discoms and other power consumers, but it is also having unintended consequences.

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SC order on RECs to give relief to RE players: ICRA

The Economic Times 20-07-2017

The recent order of the Supreme Court allowing trading of renewable energy certificates (RECs) at prices prevailing before March 31 is likely to give a breather to RE players, says ICRA.

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NTPC a key enabler of India's electricity transformation

The Economic Times 20-07-2017

A recent Morgan Stanley report has downgraded the Indian utilities industry. It highlighted that renewable energy is becoming so cheap that thermal power, mostly coal, is uncompetitive.

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Despite efforts under UDAY, power theft continues to remain high

Business Standard 20-07-2017

Energy theft continues to remain high despite concerted efforts by the Centre and the states, which signed up for the power distribution reforms ? Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

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JSW to set up solar project in West Bengal to meet captive needs

The Hindu Businessline 20-07-2017

Sajjan Jindal's $11 billion JSW Group plans to set up 200-250 MW land-based solar project at Salboni in West Bengal to meet captive requirements.

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