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Indira Gandhi super thermal plant will generate power from 2010 - Hooda

Indira Gandhi super thermal plant will generate power from 2010 - Hooda

The first unit of 500 MW of the 1500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project in Jhajjar would commence power generation by June 2010, three months earlier than schedule, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said in Chandigarh. Talking to media persons, he said this project would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 8000 crore and Rs 1352 crore had already been spent on its construction activities.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a function to attend the boiler drum lifting ceremony of the 1,500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power plant which entails an investment of Rs 7,892 crore. “We expect the proposal to get through soon as no other state aspiring to set up a nuclear power plant has identified any site for that. We have no dearth of land and water at the identified site, which are the essentials for setting up a nuclear power plant,” Hooda said.

 

India can become reservoir of solar energy: RK Pachauri

 India can become reservoir of solar energy: RK PachauriTerming the Indian subcontinent a potential dynamo of renewable energy, Nobel laureate and noted environmentalist R K Pachauri said given the vast resource of solar energy at its disposal, India can play a leading role in the arena of new and clean technology."Large parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat wh...

Director General of Civil Aviation made Kalpakkam Nuclear plant no-fly zone

Director General of Civil Aviation made Kalpakkam Nuclear plant no-fly zoneFollowing heightened threat perception to sensitive installations, the government declared the Kalpakkam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu a no fly zone to prevent any 9/11 kind of targeting of this sensitive site. Kalpakkam now joins the only other atomic installation, Tarapur in Maharashtra, to ha...

Acme Energy Solutions to setup 100MW solar thermal power plant

Acme Energy Solutions to setup 100MW solar thermal power plant Gurgaon-based renewable energy company Acme Energy Solutions plans to set up India's first 100MW solar thermal power plant, the company said. In solar thermal energy plants, sunlight is reflected off concave mirrors or lenses to heat oil in metal tubes, which is then used to generate electricity; th...

Wind, water and the Sun are better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy

Wind, water and the Sun are better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy The first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions, has suggested that natural sources like wind, water and the Sun are much better than biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy. The evaluation was done by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and envi...

Government will review Mega power policy - minister says in Rajya Sabha

 Government will review Mega power policy - minister says in Rajya Sabha

Central Government will review the Mega Power Policy by deleting the condition of privatisation of distribution in cities as per the request of Kerala Government. “A proposal to review the Mega Power Policy, deleting the condition of privatisation of distribution in the cities is under consideration...

Delhi Metro awarded for National energy conservation award-2008

  Delhi Metro awarded for National energy conservation award-2008

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was conferred an award on 14-12-2008 by the power ministry for adopting special measures that result in energy conservation. Satish Kumar, DMRC's director (electrical), received the award on behalf of DMRC from Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde at the Nationa...

Power ministry plans for first open market in the world for energy savings

Power ministry plans for first open market in the world for energy savingsIndia will have the world's first market for trading in energy savings. Under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the power ministry has prepared the blueprint for trading in energy by industrial plants that save energy beyond the targets set for them. Under the plan, formulated by the Burea...

European Union to ban incandescent lamps from 2009

 European Union to ban incandescent lamps from 2009Following the US, The European Union will ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs from 2009, as part of an energy saving plan, EU sources said.The energy wasting light bulbs will be replaced with either CFLs or LEDs.The phase-out of incandescent light is to begin with the 100-watt bulb and end with...

Power cuts in Maharashtra forces Indian Railways to go solar

Power cuts in Maharashtra forces Indian Railways to go solarFrequent and long hours of power shortages faced by some railway stations has forced the railways to turn towards solar energy.The Pune division of the Central Railways has identified a total of 14 stations where solar power would be used for illuminating platforms and booking offices. The railway a...

Lesson from Enron - Private participation will be limited in nuclear power generation

Lesson from Enron - Private participation will be limited in nuclear power generationAlthough Central Government is strongly advocating for private sector participation in nuclear power generation, the equity of private sector will be limited to avoid a case like Enron's Dabhol power project where the plant gets stuck due to bankruptcy of the promoters and power purchase pacts get m...
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