Kerala State Electricity Board buys costly power
For the first time this year, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has been forced to evacuate power from costly thermal and naphtha stations in the state. The utility was forced to purchase power from Brahmapuram and Kozhikode diesel power plants on March 9, the day that witnessed the highest power consumption of the year (77.5 million units).
Central, state agencies look for lower power tariff
Several agencies and institutions of state and central governments have requested the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to a cut in retail power supply tariff proposed by the two distribution companies (discoms) for 2018-19, which retained the current year tariff, stating that it is comparably high.
A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC and has worked at various levels in both Indian and multi-national companies such as Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES.
Azure Power has recently appointed Sushil Bhagat, former CFO, Hindustan Power Projects (HPPL), as the new Chief Financial Officer of Azure Power.
Warming Up to the Idea
Besides being a zero carbon emitting source of energy, costs of geothermal has significantly reduced over the years, making it an available option for India - one that the government too is contemplating.
CNIITMASH and HEC to establish technical training centre
CNIITMASH (a company being a part of Atomenergomash, a machine-building division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) and Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. (HEC) have launched the second stage of implementation of the agreement to establish the Center for General Engineering and Technical Training in India.
Kudankulam NPP Units 5 and 6 entering implementation
Three main contracts for Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant were signed between ASE Group of Companies (a part of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) and the NPCIL on July 31, 2017. The contracts are: for supply of the equipment with long manufacturing cycle, for the first priority design works and for supply of the working documentation.
Guj annuls 4 GW coal plant
The state has annulled a 4 GW coal UMPP to be developed by the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, citing existing surplus generation capacity (30 GW — old and renewable energy) and a desire to transition from fossil fuel–based energy sources to renewable power.