Two power plants planned in Tuticorin
Two companies are planning to set up power plants in Tuticorin.
The first one will be set up by NLC Tamil Nadu Power, a joint
venture of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and
Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The Rs 4,910-crore, 1,000-MW
thermal power plant will have a debt-equity mix of 70:30.
The entire debt of Rs 3,437 crore will be provided
by Rural Electrification Corporation, a Government of India
under-taking; while BHEL will supply the boiler, turbine and
generator for Rs 3,196 crore.
The 1,200-MW second plant will be set up by Coastal Energen
with Chinese equipment, at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore. The project
will inc-lude two cooling towers, gas-insulated switchgear
of 400 kva capacities and a desalination plant for water supply.
Contact:Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.
Tel: 044-2836 4613. Fax: 044-2836 4625.
PGCIL plans three transmission projects
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) is planning to
execute three transmission projects across India. The state-run
power transmission company's board recently approved investments
worth Rs 11,130 crore for an inter-regional grid connector
project, Rs 276 crore for a transmission project related to
the 500 MW Korba-III power station in Chhattisgarh and an
unspecified amount for a regional grid project in South India.
Contact: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Tel: 0124-257 1700.
GMR Group to set up power plants
GMR Group, which recently acquired two coalfields in Indonesia
and South Africa, plans to set up power plants in Gujarat,
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The
company is currently setting up a 1,050-MW Kamalanga plant
GMR Energy Ltd recently acquired 33.50 per cent in Homeland
Energy Group Ltd - which owns Homeland Mining and Energy SA
(Pty) Ltd, South Africa. The deal gave GMR access to the coal
mines being developed by Homeland Energy in South Africa.
GMR also bought PT Barasentosa Lestari in Indonesia with a
30-year mining licence for 100 mn tonne coal mines there.
The company has a capacity of 6,500 MW, out of which 824 MW
is in India. Besides, it has licenses for 3,000 MW more capacity.
Contact: GMR Group.
Tel: 080-4043 2000. Fax: 080-4043 2180.
NTPC targets 75,000 MW by 2017
NTPC which currently has
29,894 MW of installed capacity, has targeted 75,000 MW capacity
by 2017. The company recently launched a 1,320-MW thermal
power project at Solapur. The Rs 10,000-crore project will
be developed on 1,700 acre. The company will use ‘super
critical technology’ for the project, which ensures
about 5-10 per cent reduction in CO2 emission as well as reduction
in coal consumption. It will consume an estimated 7.5 mtpa
of coal. The project will be commissioned in 2013.
Contact: NTPC Ltd. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ntpc.co.in
Suzlon to install solar panels
Suzlon Energy Ltd, which recently installed 20 solar power
panels at its wind farm in Nashik, plans to install more such
panels at its various sites across India. These photo-voltaic
panels are provided by Tata BP Solar. They are equivalent
to approximately 10 kva diesel generator set and run for 20
hours a day. They supply power to the site office as well
as the project yard and are likely to incur an annual operation
and maintenance cost of Rs 4 lakh. The cost of solar panels
and installations will be around Rs 4.5 lakh.
Contact: Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Tel: 022-6723 3400. Fax: 022-663 9326.
BHEL to set up unit in TN
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is setting up a manufacturing
unit at Tirumayam in Tamil Nadu with an initial investment
of Rs 250 crore. The facility will initially produce boiler
components. It will provide direct employment to about 750
persons and indirect employment to about 3,000 people and
achieve an annual turnover of about Rs 500 crore. It will
also help the company to meet the national power targets during
the Eleventh and Twelfth Plan periods.
Contact: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
Tel: 011-2600 1010. Fax: 011-2649 3021.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.bhel.com
Gridco to buy power
Grid Corporation of Orissa Ltd (Gridco) plans to purchase
about 400-500 MW of surplus power from the captive power plants
to ensure uninterrupted supply of power to the consumers and
tide over any possible shortage of power in the state over
the next four months. The company also had entered into an
MoU with Power Trading Corporation (PTC) for supply of 150
MW of power per day. This power will be sourced from New Delhi
Power Ltd through the power banking system, while PTC will
act as the executing agency.
Contact: Grid Corporation of Orissa Ltd
Tel: 0674-254 0098. Fax: 0674-254 1904.
Power equipment capacity to reach 43,000 MW by 2015
India’s power equipment manufacturing capacity is likely
to increase to around 43,000 MW by 2015 as several companies
like Larsen & Toubro, JSW and Reliance are setting up
their facilities in partnership with overseas partners. Besides,
Chinese companies are also supplying over 20,000 MW capacity
of power generation equipment for the current plan period,
which ends in 2012. This capacity addition in power equipment
will help India to meet its target of over 80,000 MW in the
current plan period and 100,000 MW each in the subsequent
twelfth and thirteenth five-year plans. It will also lead
to upgradation of technology in the equipment sector.
Arani Power to provide complete power generation solutions
Arani Power Systems, which recently inaugurated its Rs 60-crore
steam turbine manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh, plans
to provide complete power generation solutions from 50 to
660 MW and also offer consultancy services. The company has
tiedup with Turboatom of Ukraine for providing technical support
for setting up to 1,100 MW units.
The Andhra Pradesh facility, set up for manufacturing 8 MW
to 45 MW steam turbines, will cater specifically to requirements
of co-generation plants, independent power producers (IPPs)
in the sugar, steel, cement, paper industries and biomass
based power plants.
Contact: Arani Power Systems.
Tel: 040-2304 0854. Fax: 040-2304 0856.
HAREDA to introduce online
The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Authority (HAREDA)
is planning to introduce online application system to fast
track the pending power projects in the state. It has also
stated that henceforth only developers having the adequate
land should contest for upcoming projects, as most of the
pending projects failed to take off due to delay in
Contact: Haryana Renewable Energy Development Authority,
Tel: 0172-279 0918. Fax: 0172-279 0928.
GMDC signs FSA with KSK Energy
Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) had signed
a Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with KSK Energy for setting
up a 1,750 MW power plant at the pit head. Under the agreement,
GMDC will supply fuel to KSK, which sell power to GMDC, which
in turn will sell power to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam.
Contact: GMDC.Tel: 079-2791 3501.
Fax: 079-2791 3038.
BHEL to supply generator
transformers to Adani Power
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will supply generator
transformers for the 1,980-MW Tirora Thermal Power Project
of Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd. The company recently won the
Rs 81-crore order for design, engineering, manufacture, supply
and installation of these generator transformers. The equipment
will be manufactured at the company’s Bhopal plant.
The supplies will commence in December 2010 and complete by
Contact: BHEL .
Tel: 011-2600 1010. Fax: 011-2649 3021.
Govt to add 78,577 MW during Eleventh Plan
The Central Government plans to add 78,577 MW during the XIth
plan period (2007-12). It recently launched a UMPP at Cheyyur
in Tamil Nadu. The nodal agency for this UMPP will be PFC
Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Finance, while
the power transmission and fuel transportation studies will
be done by state-run transmission utility PowerGrid Corp and
RITES Ltd respectively. The UMPP will be operational during
the Twelfth plan period (2012-17).
Contact: Government of India.
IGCAR to expand nuclear capacity
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) is planning
to increase the capacity of nuclear power in India from the
current 3,900 MWe to 25,000 MWe. The Centre will invest Rs
125,000 crore towards this capacity expansion that will also
includesetting of seven nuclear reactors of 338 MWe. These
reactors will commence operations by September 2010.
Contact: IGCAR. Tel: 044-274 8024.
MMRDA to foray into power
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)
is planning to foray into power sector. The authority will
primarily develop a Rs 1,000-crore gas-based captive power
plant, catering to the industrial consumers in areas like
Thane and Belapur. The plant will be operated by Maharashtra
State Power Generation Co Ltd.
Tel: 022-2659 0001. Fax: 022-2659 1264.
RPTL to set up 1,500 km transmission line
Reliance Power Transmission (RPTL), a Reliance Anil Dhirubhai
Ambani Group (R-ADAG) company is planning to set up a 1,500
km transmission line passing through Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh,
Gujarat and Karnataka. The company will invest around Rs 1,800
crore in the project that will be complete by 2010. The transmission
line will help wheel surplus power from eastern states to
the western region.
Contact: Reliance ADA Group.
Power Generation in Mundra to start from April 2009
Adani Power will start power generation from its proposed
4,620 MW thermal power plant at Mundra from April 2009. The
Rs 19,106-crore project, slated to be fully commissioned in
2011, will be completed in four phases. Phase-I will comprise
two units of 330 MW each to be completed by 2009-10. This
will be followed by 2X330 MW in phase-II, while Mundra-III
(2X660 MW) and Mundra IV (3X660 MW) are of super critical
category and will be completed in 2011.
Contact: Adani Power.
Tel: 079-2555 6927. Fax: 079-2555 7154.
CERC announces new power trading norms
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently
announced the new Inter-State Trading Regulation 2009, replacing
the current regulation that was introduced in 2004.
Under this regulation, CERC has reduced the number of categories
of licences from six to three. It has also stated that henceforth
firms can apply for these licences based on their net worth
and the amount of electricity proposed to be traded every
year and a licensee shall not purchase electricity from the
entities defaulting in payment of unscheduled charges, transmission
charges and charges of national or state or regional load
dispatch centres, if so directed by the CERC. The minimum
net worth requirement has also been revised upward from Rs
1.5 crore to Rs 5 crore.
This new regulation is aimed at making the terms and conditions
for granting trading licence more stringent, keeping in view
the current price of trading in power, liquidity needs of
power trading business and to encourage only serious players
intending to undertake trading business.
VPCSF plans captive
Vasantdada Patil Co-op Sugar Factory (VPCSF) is planning to
set up a 17 MW capacity captive power generation plant based
on the agro-waste obtained from sugarcane crushing in the
factory with an investment of around Rs 74 crore. This proposed
power plant is expected to be operational by March 2010.
OPGC to set up 1,200 MW plant
The Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), a joint venture
between the Orissa Government and AES, is planning to set
up 1200 MW plant, comprising two units (unit-3 &4) of
600 MW each, on 2000 acre at the company's IB valley thermal
power complex in Jharsuguda district by December 2009. The
total investment is estimated to be about Rs 7,500 crore.
NTPC, Nuclear Power Corpn to set up nuclear power plants
NTPC Ltd and Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) are planning
to jointly set up nuclear power plants across India in the
next eight years. The two companies will invest Rs 15,000
crore in the project. They will initially set up a 2,000-MW
nuclear power project, which will be operational by 2017.
Reactors for the project will be the indigenously-developed
700X2 MW pressurised heavy water or imported light water reactors
that will be sourced either from US, Russia or France. NPCIL
will hold the majority 51 per cent equity in the venture;
while NTPC will hold the remaining 49 per cent.
Contact: NTPC Ltd. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.ntpc.co.in
IBEUL to set up 20 MW
biomass power plant
Ind-Barath Energy Utkal Ltd (IBEUL) has proposed to set up
20 MW biomass power plant at Chiplima near Sambalpur with
an investment of Rs 80 crore. The plant will come up on 40
acre and be operational within 18 months of allotment of land
by the Orissa Government. Meanwhile, IBEUL has started the
leveling work on its 700 MW power plant over 600 acre at Sahajbahal.