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22 - 28 November | 2010 | Projects Info News in Brief

NLC to set up power plant, wind mill

Neyveli Lignite Corp has proposed to set up 2,000 MW each coal-based pow- er plant in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh and a 50 MW wind mill in Tamil Nadu costing of Rs 313 crore. However, according to recent reports, coal fired power plants cost as much as Rs 20,000 crore. All the three projects are yet to be approved by respective state governments. Details of land and households will be known only after the state governments approvals have been obtained for setting up of the power plants. The 4,000 MW power plants require as much as 2,000 acre of land and the wind power project would need an area of 100 acre.

Muthoot Pappachan

to double capacity The Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG) has targeted to double wind energy gen- eration capacity by the end of 2012. Currently, the installed capacity of wind power is 25 MW with an investment of Rs 125 crore spread across farms in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts. The group has added 4.50 MW in the current year with an investment of Rs 26 crore generating 450 lakh units a year under a power purchase agreement with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The group was studying expan- sion plans that are expected to double our wind power generation capacity by end of 2012 and was also consider- ing other areas of clean ener- gy generation in consultation with industry experts.

Konark submits RFQ

for Gujarat project Konark Group has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to install and manage a 5 MW PV solar power sta- tion in Gujarat. The group has received an allocation from the Gujarat govern- ment to set up a solar plant generating 5 MW and is aim- ing to commission the entire power project by the third quarter of 2011. Konark invites reputed parties from across the globe to submit their proposals for design, engineering, supply, erect- ing, testing and commission- ing of 5 MW crystalline or thin-film solar PV technology with an associated overhead distribution line, including a minimum of five years of operation and maintenance on turnkey basis for an engi- neering, procurement and construction contract under the International competitive bidding process.

NHPC, OHPC JV to set

up 12 hydro projects NHPC and Orissa Hydro

Power Corporation and Na-

tional Hydro Power Corpor- ation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the end of December this year to forge a joint venture to develop 12 hydel projects in Orissa.

in its Indian arm to Vedanta Resources in the first quarter of 2011. It also believed that the deal is not done till it is completed. Cairn Energy pro- posed to sell 40 to 51 per cent out of its 62.38 per cent stake in Cairn India to London-list- ed Vedanta Resources for USD 8.48 billion.

Cairn hopes Vedanta deal to complete in 2011 Q1 C

airn Energy Plc hopes to get clearance for sale of majority stake

The deal, which was announced on August 16, is yet to get regulatory nod and part- ner approval. Cairn Energy has applied for government nod in seven out of the 10 properties held by Cairn India. It has not sought government approval and consent of partner Oil and Natural Gas (ONGC) in the three producing properties

Energy Info|7 Adani Power

targets 16,500 MW, to invest `80k cr

dani Power plans to set up generation capacity of 16,500 mw of power by 2014 at an investment of over Rs 80,000 crore. The plan includes setting up greenfield and brownfield electricity genera- tion projects in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.


including the giant Rajasthan block that has triggered oppo- sition. Both Oil Ministry and ONGC , which holds stake in

most of Cairn India’s proper- ties, have contested this view and have got legal opinion backing their claim.

sidiary Valecha Infrastructure Ltd, is foraying into power sector by setting up 440 MW project in Madhya Pradesh.

VEL to foray into power sector in MP V

alecha Engineering (VEL), through its 100 per cent sub-

It has signed an MoU with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to this effect at the Global Investor Submit held at Khajuraho. The investment size for the project is pegged

ower developers are seen rushing to join the queue for gas supply with recent finds which boosted future sup- ply prospects for new power projects. At least 120 thermal projects, with cumulative generation capacity of over 1, 42,000 MW, have applied for gas linkages with the govern- ment, of which 97,500 MW or nearly 70 per cent are in the private sector.

The applications are for proj- ects slated to come up beyond the Eleventh Plan, mostly in the Twelfth Plan period. The total gas requirement for all of these projects is pegged at a cumula-

tive 682 million standard cubic metres a day at 90 per cent plant load factor. The renewed demand for gas among proj- ect developers comes at a time when coal mining pros- pects appear dim in light of new stringent environmental norms that have been pro- posed in terms of ‘no go’ areas. With demand for gas alloca- tions perking up, the Centre has asked all gas-based project developers, including projects pending with CEA for the rec- ommendation of gas allocation and others intending to put up gas-based units, to furnish the details by November 20.


at Rs 2,200 crore. VEL has the capacity to further increase its capacity in future. It has already started to identify fea- sible land and other resources that are critical for the project.

The company is mainly focusing on coal-based capac- ity even though forest clear- ances to attached mines gen- erally remain an issue. It has restarted work on its 3,300 MW Tiroda project which was hit for want of forest clearance to attached Lohara mine. Upon intervention from the prime minister’s office, the govern- ment allocated long-term coal linkage to the project. There is no major a change in cost of the project due change in source of the fuel. The company was open to acquisition opportunities in coal and power sectors. Adani Power has been selected by Kosovo government to bid for power plants there. About two months ago, Adani Power and its Indonesian arm PT Adani Global were shortlisted by gov- ernment of Kosovo to bid for two coal-based units of 560 mw and 678 MW.

Rush for gas allocation increases NTPC gives investment nod P

ational Thermal Power Corporation’s Board

of Directors have accorded approval to invest in Pakri Barwadih coal mining project (15 million tonne per annum) estimated cost Rs 3,194 crore (including interest during con- struction, financing charges and working capital margin). The Pakri Barwadih coal block

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is located In Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand. It was allotted to NTPC in October 2004. Major activities like approval of mining plan, Rehabilitation Action Plan, arrangements for power supply, notifications for land acquisitions under CBA Act have been completed. Payment disbursement for land, CHP award etc were in progress.

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ahagenco has completed all formalities regarding installation of additional solar project of 4 MW at Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS). The local stakehold- ers gave their consent for the installation of the 4 MW grid interactive solar project last week end. The construction work is likely to be over in nine months by two companies. Megha Engineering and

Infrastructure of Hyderabad has been awarded contract for erection of 2MW (thin film technology) grid interactive

Second solar plant at Chandrapur M

solar PV power project worth Rs 24 crore. This 2 MW project would require 18 acres of land. Similarly contract for the other 2 MW (crystaline technology) project worth Rs 25 crore has been awarded to Instant Energy of Mumbai. This part of the project would require 5 hectare. Enthused by the success of its first solar power plant in CSTPS, Mahagenco had decided to take up additional 4 MW solar proj- ect on the same site. This time company has awarded separate contracts for 2 MW each to two different companies.

RGGVY achieves 73% target U

nder the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran

Yojana (RGGVY) – a Scheme for rural electricity infrastruc- ture and household electrifi- cation launched in 2005, the electrification works in 86,270 of un/de-electrified villages have been completed and free electricity connections were provided to 1.31 crore eligi-

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ble Below Poverty Line (BPL) households until 31.10.2010. The scheme had sanctioned coverage of electrification of 1.18 lakh un/de-electrified vil- lages and release of free elec- tricity connections to 2.46 crore rural BPL households, The revised Bharat Nirman tar- get is to electrify 1 lakh un/de- electrified villages.

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