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Economic Meltdown will slow down Ultra Mega Power Projects

 Economic Meltdown will slow down Ultra Mega Power ProjectsThe prevailing chaos in the global markets and economic crisis appears to slow down the upcoming Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) in the private sector in the country. While three Ultra Mega Power Projects, each with a capacity of 4,000 MW, are being set up in Mundhra (Gujarat) by Tata Power, the second one at Sasan in Madhya Pradesh and the third one at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh are being established by Reliance Power.

Besides, the fourth one is proposed at Tiliaya in Jharkhand and plans are on the anvil to have similar projects in Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Speaking to reporters after reviewing the progress of various APGenco projects in Hyderabad on 15-11-2008, Union Minister of State for Power and Commerce Jairam Ramesh said that the companies except Reliance ifra will have financial problems.
 

NPCIL to get stakes on uranium mines abroad

NPCIL to get stakes on uranium mines abroad

Public sector Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) is in talks to acquire stakes in companies that own uranium mining assets abroad, its CMD S K Jain said. “Preparatory talks are underway through technology and equipment suppliers. As part of a commitment to offer an uninterrupted supply of th...

Electricity consumers cannot directly approach courts- Supreme Court

Electricity consumers cannot directly approach courts- Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has held on 14-11-2008 that courts cannot entertain a petition filed by an electricity consumer accused of pilferage or involved in any other dispute pertaining to power supply unless he or she has exhausted all available alternatives for remedy. Interpreting sub-section (1) of Sec...

Centre grants additional Rs 300 Crore for IGCC Vijaywada plant

Centre grants additional Rs 300 Crore for IGCC Vijaywada plantCentral Government has approved a special grant of Rs 300 crore for the nation's first Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant with 182 MW capacity being set up at Vijaywada. "The clean coal technology can significantly reduce green house gases in thermal power plants. Considering its un...

Karnataka buys additional 450MW- But no relief for public

 Karnataka buys additional 450MW- But no relief for publicFrom 15-11-2008, Karnataka will have 450 MW of additional power available for distribution. But this will not reduce the duration of load shedding in Bangalore and other cities. Scheduled load shedding for two hours in Bangalore, however, will continue. "But there won't be unscheduled load-shedding,...

Ice shortage due to power crisis - Tamil Nadu fishermen on strike

 Ice shortage due to power crisis - Tamil Nadu fishermen on strike

Finally the power crisis is affecting even the fisherman!. From 14-11-2008, thousands of fishermen from all over Tamil Nadu went on an indefinite strike as ice plants supplying ice blocks used to preserve fish, will remain closed from 15-11-2008 . Fishermen said they could not venture into the sea w...

BHEL and L&T plans to setup new-generation Light Water Reactors

 BHEL and L&T plans to setup  new-generation Light Water Reactors

Public sector major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is looking to tie up with private sector engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to jointly set up new-generation Light Water Reactor-based (LWR) capacities in the future. Currently, BHEL and L&T are separately in talks with four sh...

Center will provide additional 600MW to Tamil Nadu - Arcot N Veerasamy

Center will provide additional 600MW to Tamil Nadu - Arcot N VeerasamyCentre has committed a five month supply of 600 mw to Tamil Nadu, Electricity Minister Arcot N Veerasamy told the state assembly on 13-11-2008. Veeraswamy, while answering a special call attention motion on the power situation in Tamil Nadu, said the Centre had yesterday conceded the state's request...

BSEB seeks additional 300MW power from Centre

BSEB seeks additional 300MW power from CentreWith the state facing severe power crisis due to fall in generation at hydel power stations due to freezing of water and thermal power stations due to insufficient coal supply, the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) has made a fervent plea to the Union power ministry for allocating an additional 3...

PSEB in financial crisis - disallows GPF withdrawal

  PSEB in financial crisis - disallows GPF withdrawalAs an outcome of the acute financial crunch being faced by the Punjab State Electricity Board(PSEB), the board has issued a circular disallowing its employees to withdraw money from their general provident fund (GPF). The employees have planned rallies at all sub divisions in the state against this ...

We don't want costly private Power: Confederation of Indian Industry

We don't  want costly private Power: Confederation of Indian IndustryThe Confederation of Indian Industry welcomed the Tamil Nadu Government’s proposal to allow third party sale of power and requested the Government to ensure power supply at reasonable cost. The press release CII at Chennai dated 13-11-2008 said that power from private power producers would be availa...
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