Power Sector News – December 10th 2010

    Srinivasam Power Plans 2 Power Projects in AP

    Srinivasam Power Ltd has approached the Andhra Pradesh Government with a proposal to set up two power projects — one coal and another gas-based.

    The first one, a 1320 MW (2×660 MW) coal-fired plant based on supercritical technology, has been proposed at Pentakota village near Tuni in east Godavari district, and the second is a 300 MW combined-cycle gas-based plant at Bhuvanagiri and Anatharam villages in the backward district of Nalgonda.

    Kudankulam Atomic Power Project To be Commissioned early 2011

    Construction of India’s first large nuclear power plant has been completed at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu and it will be made operational by early next year, a top Russian official has said.

    Russia’s state-run nuclear firm Atomstroyexport, which is carrying out the project with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), said the main equipment at the 1,000 mw capacity reactor has already been installed and currently various tests are being conducted to make it operational.

    NTPC & UPPCL Plans 2,000 mw unit in Bilhaur

    The unit will have a capacity of at least 2,000 megawatts that may amply contribute in improving the power scenario of Uttar Pradesh.

    Talks to this effect took place between officials from UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and their counterparts in the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Though the two parties have not come to a conclusion, UPPCL chief Navneet Seghal has offered that if NTPC allocates 70% of the power generated from the unit to UP, there may be a deal

    Jindal Power to Launch IPO in March 2011

    Jindal Power is a power generation company with a fully operational thermal power project of 1,000 MW installed generation capacity since September 2008, which is based at Tamnar in district Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.As per its earlier DRHP, its three thermal power projects and three hydroelectric projects are under various stages of implementation with an aggregate installed generation capacity of 10,480 MW, and two thermal power projects and one hydroelectric project under various stages of planning with an aggregate installed generation capacity of 4,180 MW.

    First Solar to Supply Solar Modules For Acme’s Power Project in Gujarat

    the agreement entails building a 15 Mw power generation project in the state of Gujarat. The delivery of thin-film modules is expected to take place by March 2011 to fulfill the Gujarat government’s expectations, the statement said.

    Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, chairman and managing director, ATPL commented, “This agreement is in line with our endeavour of pioneering turnkey solar technologies in India. We are enthusiastic about working with First Solar to make this ambitious project a success and deliver larger benefits to the country

    Kalpataru Power bags 300 Crore Transmission Line Contract

    KPTL has also secured 2 orders from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for supply and erection and commissioning of 765 KV-238 Kms transmission lines in the State Orissa and M.P. The Company will require to manufacture and supply over 33000 Mts of Transmission Towers for these 3 projects.

    PGCIL is India’s central power transmission utility, and is presently implementing an ambitious program of grid expansion and modernization aimed at integrating an additional 37,000 MW (megawatts) of power to facilitate interregional transmission of electricity across the country. Societe nationale d’electricite (SNEL) is the national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Enganged in Power generation, transmission and distribution.

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