NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Russia supplies fuel to India’s oldest nuclear power plant
TVEL, fuel division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, has been supplying uranium fuel pellets for Tarapur on a regular basis in 2019. The total volume of the fuel pellets supplied to India for Tarapur in 2019 exceeded 50 tons. The pellets will be used for fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies for the Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant.
Independent power producers allowed to use Coal India supplies across plants
This is expected to reduce the cost of power generation making t...
Rajasthan: Discoms trip on payment to solar firms raises NPA fears
The discoms have not paid the dues for the past one year running into an e...
Group-IB report highlights cyberspace weaponisation in 2019. India is at it too
A newly released report from Singapore-based cybersecurity and threat-intelligence firm Group-IB underlines what has been brewing in cybersecurity over the last few years — the dominance of the nation state as the primary threat actor. “The leading and most frightening trend of 2019 was the use of cyber-weapons in military operations,” the report says.
Noida authority to set up 5 Megawatt solar power plants at multiple locations
The decision is yet to be made through e-tendering process for finalisation of contractor for installation, operation and maintenance for 25 years of the 5 MW solar photovoltaic plants.
Banks gave USD 745 billion to groups planning new coal power plants: NGOs
The report's release comes as world leaders met this week in Madrid for a 12-day UN climate summit, where they are expected to hammer out some of the details of the 2015 Paris agreement. But the report released by environmental groups on Thursday cites more than 1,000 new coal power stations or units in the pipeline.
Government plans new scheme to revive 24,000-MW gas power plants
The power and petroleum ministries are working on the new proposal. The earlier scheme entailing subsidy has been shelved. The proposed new scheme will offer no subsidy and hopes to help operate the power stations at 90% capacity by selling the bundled power. Bundling of solar power with an equal amount of gas-based power is expected to result in lower cost of production.
Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to declare 'no new coal' policy; future demands to be met by renewable & flexible based energy
Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu are states with the highest renewable energy potential in the country. Their installed renewable energy capacities are either higher than coal power or are on a path to overtake it.
Power ministry unveils norms for allocating coal linkage to plants without PPAs
Earlier, PPA was a pre-requisite for getting coal linkage. But, the government relaxed the norms under SHAKTI, or the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India, policy this year in March. For this purpose, the power ministry on Monday issued the methodology for the same.
Govt prepares to auction coal to stressed power plants
The auctions, likely to start by February next year, will be reserved for non-captive power plants which do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs) for more than half their capacity, according to the bid guidelines released by the power ministry.
Nuclear plants in country safe: Government
Jitendra Singh said there was an identification of a malware infection on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) administrative network which is used for day-to-day administrative activities.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
But as China's economy slows to the lowest level in a quarter century - around 6% growth, according to government statistics - policymakers are doubling down on support for coal and other heavy industries, the traditional backbones of China's energy system and economy.
Coimbatore civic body to open its second solar power plant
The plant, which consists of 3,168 solar panels with a capacity of 320watts each, has been set up across 5.5 acres within the premises of old dump yard at Kavundampalayam.
UBS downgrades Tata Steel to ‘sell’ on deleveraging concerns
The stock has underperformed the Sensex which is up 13 per cent so far in 2019.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu safe, claims NPCIL
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India, a public sector undertaking admitted to a malware attack on one of the computers in Kudankulam plant, a day after the plant authorities had asserted that cyber attacks on its systems are not possible. Earlier, the NPCIL, in its statement, also said that the plant systems were not affected.
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