Category: Thermal

January 29, 2014

South Africa has extended a helping hand to the Punjab government for supporting the State in providing coal for its current and future thermal power plans, which would go a long way in making it a power surplus State. 

France K Morule, South Africa’s High Commissioner to India, told reporters on Jan 27 that he had met the Punjab Governor, Shivraj V Patil and also the State Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal and held talks with them regarding the forthcoming tie-ups with the North Indian State. 

He said that there were surplus coal deposits in South Africa and a regular coal linkage would be established with the State of Punjab for its thermal power plants. 

“We are a mineral rich Country and would certainly like to have an agreement with Punjab on this, to which the Chief Minister has readily agreed too,” he added. 

He was accompanied by an NRI entrepreneur, Vikramjit Singh Sahney, who is the President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Honorary Consul, Republic of South Africa for Northern India. 

“We are here to promote trade investments, tourism and cultural exchange with Punjab, as we have historical bonds between the two countries,” said Morule. 

He added that South Africa relates to India in many ways and people there relate a lot to the Indian history

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January 28, 2014

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed an initial agreement with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to set up a geothermal power project at Tattapani, in Chhattisgarh.

“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NTPC and Geological Survey of India on Jan 22 for preparation of DPR (Detailed Project Report) for a geothermal power project at Tattapani,” NTPC said in a statement, without providing financial details.

Ajit Kumar, ED (Business Development) at NTPC, and P B Sarolkar, Deputy Director General, GSI, signed the agreement.

NTPC had earlier signed a MoU with the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency to set up the project at Tattapani.

Geothermal power projects use heat from rocks and fluids in the earth’s crust to generate electricity.

NTPC’s current installed generation capacity is 42,454 MW. The company plans to add about 20,000 MW by 2017. It has a

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January 28, 2014

The implementation of new power projects would increase the production capacity of Neyveli Lignite Corporation to 11,195 MW, from the present 2,740 MW within a decade, B Surender Mohan, Chairman cum-Managing Director of NLC stated on Jan 26. 

In his Republic Day address, Surender Mohan outlined the progress of NLC’s new power projects. The (2 x 250 MW) TPS-II Expansion projects would commence commercial operation in the current fiscal year, he stated. 

Units I and II of the (2 x 500 MW) joint venture project ‘NTPL’ at Tuticorin is expected to be commissioned in February 2014 and May 2014 respectively, he added. 

The (2 x 500 MW) Neyveli New Thermal Power Project, Unit I is likely to be commissioned in August 2017 and Unit-II in February 2018. 

“The 4,000 MW coal based Sirkali Thermal Power Project in Nagapattinam is under our active consideration. We are pursuing the matter with the Tamil Nadu government to get in-principle approval for land allocation,” the NLC chief further said. 

Also, a 51 MW wind power farm is being set up at Kaluneerkulam, in Tirunelveli district and the bid process is on for a 10 MW solar power plant at Neyveli. 

Several other projects like the (3 x 660 MW) Ghathampur T

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