BHEL has commissioned 250 MW unit based on ecofriendly Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) technology, using low quality coal (lignite) as the primary fuel. The unit has been commissioned at Bhavnagar Energy Company (BECL) 2x250 MW thermal power project, located at Padva village in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.
Petronet LNG plans to spend up to $3 billion in the next five years to expand overseas, setting up terminals in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka among other countries. Falling spot LNG prices have boosted consumption of the fuel in India and triggered demand for LNG infrastructure in countries long shut out of the gas trade.
Inox Wind has bagged an order for supply and commissioning of 50 MW of wind turbines for Atria Wind Power. The wind power project is located in Gujarat. It would be completed by March 2017.
Essar Projects has bagged a Rs 85 crore order from Indian Oil Corporation to replace its 141 km of pipeline of 18 inch diameter in the Koyali Viramgam section of Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) Koyali Sanganer pipeline.
The first meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency will be held in Visakhapatnam during 4th-5th July, 2016. Participation from all BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa has been confirmed.
State Bank of India has gone global to support clean energy to meet India's power requirement while protecting the environment. The bank has signed an agreement with the World Bank (WB) for a $625 million credit facility, aimed at supporting solar energy.
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning to set up a 600 MW solar power project at the Koyna hydel power complex in Maharashtra as part of an initiative to expand its solar portfolio. Various departments are currently carrying out the feasibility and technical and financial viability studies.
Siemens has bagged an order worth 130 million euro (over Rs 978 crore) to set up a high voltage direct current (HVDC) link to connect power supply networks of India and Bangladesh. The power link is scheduled to come on line in the second half of 2018.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy plans to set up grid-connected 1,000 MW wind energy projects which will supply power at price discovered through competitive bidding. The ministry has invited public comments by 24 June on the draft guidelines for implementation of the scheme.