Suzlon has bagged an order for a 132 MW project in Andhra Pradesh from ReNew Power Ventures. The project is capable of providing power to over 70,000 households and reducing 0.28 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 100 MW solar project for NTPC in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Tata Power Solar delivered the project in record 80% of stipulated timelines, and nearly three months ahead of schedule. Key highlights of the project were the innovative design of Balance of System (BoS) and cabling, along with optimized selection of evacuation systems.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a Rs 169 crore order from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited for setting up 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants on turnkey basis.
As per the CAG, savings in LPG subsidy paid directly to consumers was only Rs 1,764 crore, only about 15 percent of what government has claimed. In a report tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said bulk of the savings in subsidy was due to sharp fall in global prices.
L&T Power has won a contract worth Rs 3,860 crore from Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd. The contract includes design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of 3 x 660 MW Ghatampur Thermal Power Project, steam generator and auxiliaries package for NUPPL at Ghatampur in Uttar Pradesh.
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.
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.