Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

In an important development, the Supreme Court of India has directed the appropriate authorities to install diverters in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and convert the overhead cables ...
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Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

The pandemic was just one of the issues that pushed the solar back last year. The industry faced several other impediments coming in the way of project development. One of ...
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Andhra DISCOMs Seek ₹30 Billion Loan from PFC and REC to Clear Power Generators’ Dues

Andhra DISCOMs Seek ₹30 Billion Loan from PFC and REC to Clear Power Generators’ Dues

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh have informed the Andhra Pradesh High Court they had sought a loan of ₹30 billion (~$407.95 million) from the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and ...
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Contract Performance Guarantee for Power Transmission Projects Reduced by Over 60%

Contract Performance Guarantee for Power Transmission Projects Reduced by Over 60%

The Ministry of Power has reduced the contract performance guarantee for tariff-based competitive bidding transmission projects by more than 60%. The contract performance guarantee will now be charged at the ...
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AfDB to Fund $530 Million for Renewables Transmission Projects in Angola

AfDB to Fund $530 Million for Renewables Transmission Projects in Angola

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line connecting the north and south transmission grids in Angola for distributing ...
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Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Power (MoP) said that as the intrastate transmission systems have a major share in the country, the adoption of tariff-based competitive bidding to ...
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PGCIL

PGCIL Acquires Ramgarh New Transmission to Facilitate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has acquired the Ramgarh New Transmission Limited (RNTL) under Phase II, Part-A of the 'transmission strengthening program' to ...
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IndiGrid To Acquire Transmission Project from Sterlite Power for ₹46.25 Billion

IndiGrid To Acquire Transmission Project from Sterlite Power for ₹46.25 Billion

Infrastructure investment trust IndiGrid has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire NER–II transmission project from Sterlite Power for about ₹46.25 billion (~$632.9 million). The acquisition would increase IndiGrid's assets ...
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Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

The Telangana Solar Power Developers' Association has urged the state Chief Minister to advise the Telangana State Power Coordination Committee and Telangana state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to clear at least ...
CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the revised guidelines for the grant of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connectivity to renewable energy projects. The Commission had issued draft amendments ...
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India-AIIB Sign ₹21.9 Billion Loan Deal to Strengthen Power Transmission in Assam

India, AIIB Sign ₹21.9 Billion Loan Deal to Strengthen Power Transmission in Assam

The Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have signed a loan agreement for $304 million (~₹21.9 billion) to develop the 'Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement' project ...
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PGCIL Bags Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

PGCIL Bags Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has bagged two power transmission projects in Rajasthan through tariff-based competitive bidding. These projects are built to evacuate 8.1 ...
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Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to Avaada Energy and Ayana Renewable Power to construct transmission lines for 350 MW and 300 MW of solar projects, respectively, in ...
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PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) of India, a state-owned power transmission company, has bagged three power transmission projects in Rajasthan through competitive bidding. These are built to evacuate 8.1 GW of ...
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Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
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Tender Floated to Set up Transmission System for the 1.5 GW Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh

Tender Floated to Set Up Transmission System for the 1.5 GW Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has invited bids to develop the transmission system for 1.5 GW of projects in the solar park in Madhya Pradesh. Interested bidders are ...
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AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

Australia-based investment manager AMP Capital announced that it has established a 50:50 partnership with power transmission infrastructure developer Sterlite Power to develop power transmission projects in India. The two companies ...
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Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) for the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) with an estimated cost of ₹67 billion ...
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646,439 Rural Households in West Bengal Electrified Under SAUBHAGYA Program

646,439 Rural Households in West Bengal Electrified Under SAUBHAGYA Program

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has approved an investment proposal of ₹2.42 billion (~$32.92 million) by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) for providing connectivity and ...
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Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in its annual report for 2019-20, issued updates on the Green Energy Corridor program for the transmission and integration of renewable energy. To boost the ...
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PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite's ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite’s ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

Mumbai-based power transmission company Sterlite Power secured the financial closure for its Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL). Sterlite said that the total debt funding of ₹20.7 billion (~$281 ...
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Power Grid To Monetize Transmission Assets of ₹70 Billion via InvIT

Power Grid to Monetize Transmission Assets of ₹70 Billion via InvIT

Earlier this week, state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) received the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs’ approval to monetize its transmission projects through the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) model ...
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This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
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PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, announced that it had started the commercial operation of the first leg of the 6 GW Raigarh-Pugalur high ...
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Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to extend the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of the interstate power transmission projects that ...
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