29 March 2020

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JNTP, India’s biggest container cargo handling port which requires around 60 lakh units of power on a monthly basis is setting up a 25MW project estimated to cost Rs.170 crore which will potentially meet nearly 55 per cent of the port’s requirement. The solar project is expected to generate 32 lakhs to 35 lakh units. The project known as the “solar farm” will require 125 hectares of land and the current government has chosen JNPT as the hub for Make in India for export led growth. With a 15 per cent subsidy component from Solar Energy Corporation of India, JNPT states that the project will reduce power tariff cost and the cost will be recovered within the first three years. The project is likely to be commissioned next month.




The commissioning of all the 3 supercritical units of the 1980 MW coal-based Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh within an ambitious number 85 days has been announced by state owned BHEL. The 3x660 MW Lalitpur STPP developed by Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd and promoted by Bajaj Hindusthan group is located in Lalitpur in the district of Bundelkhand. The three units have been synchronized by BHEL three to four months ahead of the schedule agreed between LPGCL and BHEL. This was made possible by compressing the erection and commissioning cycle, by the joint efforts of BHEL and LPGCL. Within a year, BHEL has commissioned 4 supercritical sets of 660 MW each in UP, significantly improving power availability in the state. 




Rooftop solar installations over all government and public institutions up to the height of two meters are to be made mandatory by law and this would be followed by incentives and tax breaks No approval will be required from municipal corporation or other urban development bodies concerned like DDA for putting up solar plants including any additional system for monitoring the performance of solar plant in existing or new buildings. It requires private power distribution companies to meet at least 75 per cent of their solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) within Delhi. Delhi government will facilitate capital subsidy, 30 per cent at present, provided by Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, to the domestic consumers for which the exercise of empanelment of vendors is already under process. The government plans to conduct awareness campaigns in Delhi and facilitate technical training for aspiring solar industry professionals to spur growth of solar power.




Following a drop in power consumption, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have withdrawn restrictions on power generators from supplying to other states owing to surplus power. Karnataka government held that daily consumption has reduced to 20 MUs from 50 MUs. The peak demand, which was 9,000-9,300 Mw during the first week of May, has also dropped to 7,200 Mw from 600 MW. The  infirm wind energy during morning and evening peak hours has raised considerably. Injected power is in the range of 650 Mw to 1,000 MW and average wind injection per day ranges from 19 MUs to 26 Mus. Tamil Nadu  holds that total power generation, excluding wind and solar now ranges  from 12,500 Mw to 15,000 Mw. Expecting forced outage of 1,400 Mw, the net availability is between 11,100 Mw and 13,600 Mw. Apart from this, wind power generation will be 2,000-3,600 Mw and solar will be 700 Mw.  Anticipated demand during May and October will be in the range of 14,000 and 15,300 Mw against the availability of 14,000 to 15,600 Mw. There will be 300 Mw of surplus power.  Market prices will slide due to competitive pressure and generators will be free to look for buyers elsewhere. Sometimes, generators prefer to sell at lower prices when they expect to get payments immediately It is unlikely to help the generators as demand drops all over the country during monsoon, leading to excess generation capacity in major states like Maharashtra and Gujarat. Free electricity market across the country will benefit all the consumers and economy.




Adani Green Energy Limited has won the competitive bidding for a 50 megawatt (mw) solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh. Under its Solar Energy Policy 2013, Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (NEDA) had invited competitive tariff based bidding from private companies for setting up of on-grid solar power units totalling 215 mw. Under the policy, the on-grid solar power plants would be set up by the respective private companies on land purchased by it. The entire investment would also be borne by the company. However, the state government would compensate, the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), with the difference in the solar power tariff approved by the cabinet and the weighted average tariff of conventional power purchase under case I bidding.

The technical bids for 355 mw were received by NEDA, the bid evaluation committee had recommended bids for 215 mw power generation capacity. Other companies have been selected for setting up solar power plants for various capacities viz. 20 mw, 10 mw and 5 mw.

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