Virtuaal Infra Power signs agreement with InfraCo Asia
Green energy developer Virtuaal Infra Power Pvt Ltd (VIPL) has announced its association with Singapore based Infra Co Asia Development Pte. Ltd. The association will help Virtuaal Infra power in producing renewable energy in north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
New power projects to boost connectivity to NE
Blaming poor connectivity for under-development of the North East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Centre was working in tandem with the states of the region to remove bottlenecks in development.
The power sector has begun to witness several initiatives by authorities to address concerns on State Electricity Boards, fuel supply pacts and power purchase agreements. It would, however, take a while before clarity on several issues emerges.
Making a splash!
India is endowed with rich hydropower potential to the tune of 148 GW (which would be able to meet a demand of 84 GW at 60 per cent load factor) which makes it one of the most important potential sources to meet the energy security needs of the country.
Power 20 - 20 | NHPC
Despite the fact that hydroelectric projects are recognised as the most economic and preferred source of electricity, the share of hydropower in the total installed capacity in India has been declining steadily since 1963. The hydro share has declined from 44 per cent in 1970 to 18 per cent in 2013.
The limited tariff hikes so far by SERCs for FY 2014-15, coupled with rising subsidy dependence to the tune of ` 72,000 crore for the sector as a whole, remains a concern for sector experts. The turf war over imposition of anti-dumping duty (ADD)
Amend Act, break CIL monopoly
We have a predominantly heavy dependence on coal and also a large stranded capacity of gas based power supply units. In the first instance, coal supply from Coal India has to be ramped up substantially. The Power Minister may have to convince the new Coal
With concerns growing over ongoing projects, NHPC's 10,000 MW target may not be achievable. However, the management is optimistic about achieving the same. Despite the fact that hydroelectric projects are recognised as the most economic and preferred source of electricity, the share of hydropower.
Indian army, BPCL create joint oil infrastructure
Indian army and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) have jointly created oil infrastructure with tankages in West Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh. Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Suneet Newton said that the project is a symbol of joint national effort on part of the public sector undertaking and the Army to develop infrastructure and facilities in the Northeast. The facility is for storage of all types of oils and lubricants and for bulk distribution of these products.
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