22 April 2018

TICKER TAPE: POWER

PGCIL AWARDS ABB 400KV SUBSTATION PROJECT 

 

ABB has won an order worth around $18 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL to construct a 400 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation at Kolhapur. The new substation will help strengthen the inter-regional grid between the western and southern regions. ABB’s project scope includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning. Key product supplies include the 400 kV GIS, shunt reactors, control and relay panels based on IEC 61850 platform. ABB’s latest generation GIS has a compact, modular and eco-efficient design, enabling reduction in product volume, footprint and weight, while enhancing eco-efficiency. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.

 

 

 

GE INDIA LAUNCHES LOW WIND TURBINE

 

US based global power major General Electric has launched a low speed wind turbine which it has developed out of its Chakan facility near Pune. This is part of the effort by the company to tap the growing wind energy equipment market in India, The turbine's large 103 metre rotor said to deliver high efficiency output and attractive project economics will further unlock the potential of wind project sites across India.  It is reported the latest model offers a 30 per cent rise in annual energy production as compared to the previous.  A 100 Mw wind farm powered by a new turbine can generate electricity required to fulfill the needs of 4,13,000 Indian homes and offset carbon emissions of 2,91,000 TCO2 per year. GE has so far installed 22,000 wind turbines worldwide.

 

 

 

CENTRE TO SET UP 14,000MW HYDRO BY 2018

 

Over 14,000 MW of hydro power capacity will be raised in the country over the next four years. As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA) data, close t o 40 projects are under various stages of implementation in the country and will be commissioned by 2018. The projects are being developed by the central and state governments and also by the private sector. It is reported the central government is constructing projects in excess of 7,500 MW. These include five projects of NHPC and three of NTPC. 

 

 


WREPL SOLAR PLANT GETS GE SUPPORT

 

GE Energy Financial Services and Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. (WREPL) have announced a partnership to expand solar energy generation. This is GE Energy Financial Services first investment in a solar power project in India. It is funding $24 million for a151 (DC)-megawatt solar photovoltaic power project that WREPL put into operation in August 2013, almost eight months ahead of schedule. The Neemuch project – one of the world’s largest solar plants – powers 624,000 homes and mitigates an estimated 216,372 tons of carbon emissions annually. The project, part of WREPL’s 308 (DC)-megawatt operational solar portfolio, is located on an 800-acre site in Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. 

 

 

 

ADANI DISPLACES TATA AS TOP PVT POWER PRODUCER

 

With the commissioning of the fourth unit of 660 mw at its power plant at Tiroda in Maharashtra, Adani Power, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, has become the country's largest private power producing company displacing Tata Power which has an installed capacity of 8,559 mw. With this Adani Power’s total installed capacity has been raised to 8,620 mw. At present, the company operates four power plants with a total installed capacity of 8,620 mw which includes 4,620 mw at Mundra in Gujarat, 2,640 mw at Tiroda, 1,320 mw at Kawai in Rajasthan and 40 mw of solar power plant at Kutch in Gujarat. Adani Power, which has been suffering from huge losses owing to non availability of coal, increase in the price of imported coal and the fall of the Indian Rupee, is hoping for a turnaround during 2014-15.

 

 

 

NATIONAL POWER EXCHANGE DROPS BOURSE PLAN

 

The prime movers of the National Power Exchange have decided to wind up their company, jointly promoted by NTPC, PFC and NHPC and private sector Tata Consultancy Services after dilly dallying on the plan to set up the bourse for five years. This has led electricity regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to withdraw the permission granted to the exchange for starting power trading business. Incidentally there are two power bourses operating in India at present – Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India.

 

 

 

GAS SHORTAGE SHUTS DOWN 6 AP PLANTS

 

Six gas-based power projects in Andhra Pradesh have had to shut down their units following acute shortage of gas. These projects collectively have a capacity of 5000 MW and are located in East Godavari district. The idle plants due to shortage of gas are GMR's Vemagiri (850 mw), GVK's Jegurupadu Extension (440 mw) and Gauthami (250 mw), Konaseema Gas Power (750 mw) Reliance (450 mw) and Spectrum (450 mw). It is reported one of the players has even started selling gas turbines and other units from its plant. The government meanwhile has said that gas supply restoration is possible only after July.

 




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