Land valuations hit green field power projects
The major blow to the sector was the governments inability to pass the Land Acquisition Bill. In the current scenario, it is impractical to put up a power plant as the land value is at a much higher level. In the urban area, it costs four times more and in the rural it is higher by two times.
The Power Paradox
The power sector of the country seems to be full of contradictions - there are about 300 million people who do not have access to power, about a third of the population is not lucky enough to escape scheduled and unscheduled power outages, but about 25,000 MW of installed capacity is unable to find buyers, the reason is that most of the power distribution companies (Discoms) are unable to buy enough power to cater their customers´ needs and even if they are ready to do so, there are not enough transmission lines to transfer excess power from pockets of plenty to the needy geographies.
On a Slow Track
Revival of power sector is a topic that is being widely discussed among the power sector aficionados, vendors and banking circles in India currently.
Against All Odds
A shining example of success, NTPC Ltd won PMI India´s Best Project of the Year award. The award was for exemplary use of project management techniques to complete 5MWp grid-connected solar PV plant in Port Blair in record time.
NTPC´s captive mining in the slow lane
Ten captive coal mines with total annual production capacity estimated at 106 million tonne (MT) would have translated into assured fuel supply for thermal power giant NTPC.
BHEL bags Rs.282-cr NTPC order
State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has bagged a Rs.282 crore order for setting up a 50 MW solar project on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis through competitive bidding from NTPC Ltd.
NTPC starts project work only after all tie-ups are in place
May refer CEA site for the above info. The idle capacity is mainly in gas power stations due to lack of fuel or no takers for high cost power because of expensive imported gas fuel or no PPAs. India does not have much gas resource.
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