SC upholds NTPC's decision to reject Montecarlo coal mine bid
The Supreme Court has upheld a Delhi High Court verdict validating state-run NTPC Ltd's decision to reject techno-commercial bid of private firm Montecarlo for development and operation of Dulanga coal mining project. "Technical evaluation or comparison by the court would be impermissible.
NTPC's Farakka plant gets green panel nod for coal supply
An Environment Ministry panel has given permission to state-run NTPC for transporting imported coal to its Farakka Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal via national waterways for another 6 months till January 2017. In July 2014, NTPC was given temporary permission to transport imported coal, up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), for one year.
Making TPPs sustainable
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) in the country in December 2015, with the primary aim of minimising pollution, in line with the country´s intent/commitments made at CoP21 at Paris last year.
NTPC´s Farakka plant gets green panel nod for coal supply
An Environment Ministry panel has given permission to state-run NTPC for transporting imported coal to its Farakka Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal via national waterways for another 6 months till January 2017.
Impact of costs should get pass through in tariffs
Preliminary estimates indicate capital expenditure requirement in the range of Rs.1.25 Cr/MW to Rs.1.5 Cr/MW, i.e about 20-25 per cent of the capital cost of a coal based power plant. Considering the above estimates, the total outlay involved could be about Rs.2.5 lakh crores.
Costs are involved, but they ultimately benefit
Economically, it involves some cost, but we have to link it to, what you have brought up, the social cost-benefit analysis. Health cost is for real. There is no that level of awareness in India, as to what the real health cost is. It includes hospitalisation cost, health cost, productivity cost, if you do not go to work etc.
Bijal Ashokbhai Shah, IAS, Managing Director, Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, aged 49, holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and an additional degree in Law.
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Power 20:20 | Highest growth network creation in central transmission - Power Grid
The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Power Grid), is a state-owned electric utility company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. It transmits about 50 per cent of the total power generated in India on its transmission network. Its subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) handles power management for Power Grid