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NTPC starts 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power producer, has taken its total installed production capacity beyond the 51,000 MW mark with the addition of the 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra.The total capacity of the NTPC Group has become 51410 MW, including 20 coal based, 7 gas based, 10

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India sets up committee to study Chinese interest in power grid

India's ministry of power has set up a committee to examine concerns around the participation of Chinese companies in the country's fast-growing transmission sector.Since large Chinese firms typically have close ties to the Chinese government, concerns have been raised by both Indian companies as well as some security experts about

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BHEL commissions 800 MW supercritical coal unit in Karnataka

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissioned an 800 MW coal-based supercritical thermal unit at the  Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka, the heavy equipment maker said.The plant is a joint venture between BHEL and Karnataka Power Corporation Limited and now has a capacity of 1600 MW.With this,

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India is the first country to reuse nuclear waste on large scale – Minister

The Department of Atomic Energy today said that India is the first country in the world where the waste produced by nuclear power plants is being used for civilian applications.Jitendra Singh, the minister of state overseeing the department, also allayed concerns about any possible leakage of radiation from spent fuel."There

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Govt not to supply LNG to stranded gas power projects from next month

The government is not planning to extend the two-year-old scheme to supply subsidized, imported natural gas to stranded gas power projects when it expires this month, according to a senior power ministry official."We got a representation from the association of power producers requesting us to extend the scheme," said the official

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Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists.Responding to questions from the opposition in Lok Sabha on why India was not taking

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After missing twice, India comfortably meets power sector targets for 12th five-year plan

After missing its targets by wide margins in the previous two five-year plans, India is all set to comfortably meet or exceed all its power sector targets for the 12th five-year plan that ends this month.Five-year plans, borrowed from the Soviet Union, are a legacy of Nehruvian policy of setting

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India plans for eight-fold increase in nuclear power capacity to 45 GW

India is planning to increase its nuclear power generation capacity to 44,628 megawatt, about eight times the current capacity of 5,780 MW, the Prime Ministers' Office said today.At present, India has seven nuclear power plants. However, given that most of these were set up decades ago, most of these facilities

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Poor water levels cripple hydropower generation in Telangana, Jharkhand, Andhra, TN

Water levels of dams in central and south India are abnormally low this year, going by data of hydro-electricity production across India.According to data of electricity produced by dams in India from April 2016 to February 2017, both the south and central India are facing extreme shortage of water.The average

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Chhattisgarh leads as India uses solar to take power to villages

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has come out as a leader in India's quest to take electricity to remote villages where grid-based power cannot be supplied due to economical reasons.The state accounts for 550 of the 852 'decentralized distributed generation' schemes set up with central assistance so far, according

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