Category: Thermal

January 18, 2016

According to a company statement, BHEL has commissioned the second 660 MW supercritical unit of Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Uttar Pradesh. BHEL has executed the main plant of the 3×660 MW Lalitpur STPP.

Last month, BHEL had successfully commissioned the first unit of 3×660 MW Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) at Bara in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The unit has been synchronised by BHEL four months ahead of the schedule agreed with the developer. The commencement of generation from the unit will result in a significant improvement of power availability.

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December 23, 2015

According to a Ministry Statement, the Union environment ministry has notified revised norms of emission standards for coal-based thermal power plants and made it mandatory for the existing ones to meet these parameters within two years . Besides tightening the emission norms, the ministry through the notification -issued on December 7 -also fixed water consumption parameters for all the plants, making it mandatory for them to use water more efficiently. Under the revised norms, the new power plants (to be commissioned from January 1, 2017 onwards) will have to achieve `zero waste water discharge’ standard by putting up adequate captive infrastructure. All upcoming power plants will be given environmental clearance only after getting such commitments under the new norms. It stated that “The new standards are aimed at reducing emission of PM10 (particulate matter), Sulphur Dioxide, and Oxide of Nitrogen, which will in turn help in bringing about an improvement in the ambient air quality (AAQ) in and around thermal power plants. The technology employed for the control of the proposed limit of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) will also help in control of mercury emission (at about 70-90%) as a co-benefit.”

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December 23, 2015

According to a company spokesman, the Bajaj group has successfully synchronised the second unit of 660 MW at its Lalitpur thermal power plant on 23rd December this year. The Lalitpur Power Generation Co Ltd, had earlier commissioned the first unit of 660 MW in September 2015. A The third unit would be commissioned early next year which would take the total generation capacity of the plant to 1980 MW.

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December 21, 2015

The parliament was informed of a delay in commissioning of NHPC’s 160-MW Teesta Low Dam-IV hydroelectric project in West Bengal ,scheduled during the next fiscal. Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha ,”Teesta Low Dam-IV is scheduled to be commissioned during 2016-17.. is running behind the schedule on account of… reasons (like) delay in forest clearance… cash crunch of the civil contractor (HCC) ,agitation by local organisations and flash floods in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He added that the two Hydro Electric projects (HEPs) viz. Teesta Low Dam-IV (160 mw) and Rammam-III (120 MW) in the state of West Bengal were accorded Techno Economic Clearance (TEC) by Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

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December 17, 2015

According to a top executive at Indian Oil Corporation, the falling level of water in the Brahmaputra could affect the functioning of its Guwahati refinery.The refinery is located in the vicinity of the river and draws its surface water for its operations and processes. Executive director J Borpujari said that a further drop in the water level could affect the refinery’s operations, as sandbars have come up in the areas from where the refinery draws water. He said “Although silting and sandbar formation is a regular phenomenon observed in the water intake area during winters (dry spell), this year the silting is unprecedentedly high. This has forced at least four pumps to shut down. The executive director added, “We have sought help from the water resources department of Assam government and will get in touch with the inland water transport department for they can do satellite survey and predict the areas where sandbars are likely to come up.” According to the refinery, the water level in the river has come down by two feet in comparison with last year. The refinery requires at least 1,300 cubic metres of water every hour, but it is now getting just only 1,000 cubic metres. The water level in the river is rapidly receding and there does not seem to be any likelihood of the level rising before rains in the upstream areas, and this is unlikely befo

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December 16, 2015

Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that work on the power plant Teesta Hydro Project in Sikkim started on October 1. The project was stalled for seven years and the investment pegged at Rs 9,000 crore of which 93 per cent investment was done earlier.

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December 16, 2015

The Andhra Pradesh government will set up two mega super critical thermal power plants with an installed capacity of 800 MW at a cost of Rs 9,600 crore in Krishnapatnam and Vijayawada districts. Sources say that the AP Govt has paid an an advance of Rs.430 crore to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd for the erection of boilers at those two plants. The deadline given to BHEL to complete the two projects is 36 months.

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December 16, 2015

Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that work on the power plant Teesta Hydro Project in Sikkim started on October 1. The project was stalled for seven years and the investment pegged at Rs 9,000 crore of which 93 per cent investment was done earlier.

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December 15, 2015

Reliance Power’s 3,960-MW Sasan ultra mega power project recorded the highest plant load factor – 98.2 per cent – in November this year among private thermal power generation plants in the country. IDFC Securities report stated “RPower logged the highest PLF of 98.2 per cent in November 2015 as Sasan UMPP outperformed industry average of 60.6 per cent in November 2015”. According to the report, power generation came in flat in November 2015 after a strong growth of 10.8 per cent and 8.8 per cent in September and October this year, respectively. The overall generation in November 2015 was 85.3 billion units.

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December 14, 2015

According to Chairman of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) Sanjay Agarwal , UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate a 660 MW unit at the Harduaganj Thermal power house at Qasimpur near Aligarh this week. He will also inaugurate 46.5 crores project for building electricity sub stations in the district,”

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