New coating technology (LCCT) with improved protection for thermal power plant boilers can enhance their life

(07 Oct 2021)

Indian Scientists have developed a unique laser-based clad coating technology (LCCT) that provides improved protection to the boiler parts in thermal power plants. It can enhance life of boiler parts by 2- 3 times compared to currently use surfacing technologies. It has been found that this technology is suitable, not only for boiler parts of thermal power plants but also for any eng...

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Gate opened for the Power market reforms

(07 Oct 2021)

Power Sector has been waiting for the big reforms in the power market for last more than 10 years which was held up due to the jurisdiction issues between SEBI and CERC.

On 06.10.2021, on the day of MAHALAYA, the long pending matter between SEBI and C...

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Transmission System for Rajasthan Solar Energy zone commissioned

(07 Oct 2021)

POWERGRID Khetri Transmission System Ltd. (PKTSL), a fully owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has commissioned the Transmission System associated with Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part-C on 4th October 2021. This is one of the largest Inter State Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) projects established in the state of Rajasthan.

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NTPC in pact with Électricité de France S.A. for cooperation in international power sector

(07 Oct 2021)

In a significant development for the power sector, Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), one of the world’s leading power sector companies headquartered in Paris, France, and NTPC Ltd, India’s largest energy integrated company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore potential power project development opportunities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe ...

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Coal Secretary Reviews Ease of Doing Business & Environmental Sustainability with Coal Controller’s Organization Officials

(07 Oct 2021)

A meeting to review the functioning of Coal Controller’s Organization was held under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Coal Dr. Anil Kumar Jain recently in which senior level officials of the Ministry of Coal and Coal Controller’s Organization were present. The secretary reviewed Ease of doing business and environmental sustainability aspects, and appreciated decentraliza...

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Power Minister takes review meetingon performance of REC ad PFC

(06 Oct 2021)

Shri R.K. Singh, Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy reviewed the performance of REC and PFC Limited on 4th and 5th October 2021 respectively, in the presence of Minister of State for Power Shri Krishan Pal, Secretary Power and Senior Officers of Ministry of Power, with CMDs of REC and PFC and Senior Officers of these CPSEs.

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Statement of Power Ministry on coal stock position in Thermal Power Plants

(05 Oct 2021)

The demand for power has been increasing from August, 2021 onwards.  In August, 2021, the power consumption was 124 Billion Unit (BU) whereas the consumption in August, 2019 (before the COVID period) was 106 BU. This was an increase of almost 18-20%.  The increasing trend is persisting – the demand on 04.10.2021 was 1,74,000 MW - 15000 MW more than on the correspondin...

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Ministry of Coal Notifies rules for 50% Sale of Coal from Captive Mines

(05 Oct 2021)

The Ministry of Coal has amended Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 with a view to allowing sale ofcoal or lignite, on payment of additional amount, by the lessee of a captive mine up to 50 percent of the total coal or lignite produced in a financial year, after meeting the requirement ofthe end use plant linked with the mine. Earlier this year, the Mines and Minerals (Development & ...

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First EOI for signing long-term agreement with upcoming dedicated Ethanol plants for supply of ethanol received an overwhelming response;

(18 Sep 2021)

The first Expression of Interest (EOI) for signing long-term agreement with upcoming dedicated Ethanol plants for supply of Ethanol has received an overwhelming response, with 197 bidders participating in the same. The EOI was published by BPCL on behalf of Oil Marketing Companies under the guidance of Ministry of Petroleum &Natural Gas on 27th August which opened on 17th Septemb...

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District Level Committees to be constituted which shall exercise oversight over all power related schemes of Government of India:Power Ministry

(17 Sep 2021)

Ministry of Power has issued an order for the setting up of District Level Committees which shall exercise oversight over all power related schemes of  Government of India ; as also its impact on the provision of services to the people. This is being done in order to ensure the involvement and oversight of the people in the process of power sector reforms, and their implementati...

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