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  1. 1. RNI No.:MAHENG/2010/39548 ` 100 Vol.2 s No.5 s December 2011 - January 2012 s Mumbai ti o N s eC sP R NuClea Nuclear o N s oR – Road to cheaper power Increasing dependency on nuclear generated power seems to be the only answer for a power starved India which aims at providingNext issue: cheaper and cleaner energy for the 1.2 billionsector Focus population 22Coalspecial FeatureBudget 2012-13 We will reach the planned capacity 26 aggressive plans in NuclearCurtain Raiser s. K Malhotra Dr. eric lowenRenewable Feature Head Public Awareness Division, President Department of Atomic Energy American Nuclear Society.solar Power 24
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  3. 3. Editor’s dEskStrong Political Will Withclear ViSion!E very country needs uninterrupted power to sustain its eco- nomic and industrial growth and India is no different. How- Editor-In-Chief: Pankaj V Chauhan ever, India’s power sector seems to be clutched amidst issues Consulting Editor: Renjini Liza Varghesethat hinder country’s smooth growth and development. With looming Editorial Team:global economic crises - it is high time to take necessary steps so as to P Khode, Rahul Vyas, Devendra Mittalovercome the issues and get ready with strong foundation to meet the Research Team:uncertainties of the future. Santosh Kaushik, Deepti Mishra Vipul Singh, Priya Nair, Sonal ShahWhere are we heading? With every five year plan GoI sets huge capac- Marketing & Sales:ity addition targets but fails to meet them at the end, Eleventh five yearplan period is no different... thanks to so many reasons viz. delay in Pankaj Chauhan – CEO pankaj@vision-media.co.inallotment of projects, fuel linkage, environment issues, land acquisitionproblem, slow reforms, safety and many more leading to delay in imple- Sudhakar Chittru – Head Marketingmentation and commissioning of projects. Of initially planned capacity sudhakar@vision-media.co.inaddition targets of 78,000 MW (2007-12) which was curtailed during Sameer Shaikh – GMmidterm to 62,000 MW, the country is expected to add only around sameer@vision-media.co.in45,000 MW during the XIth plan period ending March 2012. Every sec- K. Pushpageetha – Regional Managertor is prey to one or the other reason for sluggish growth momentum. If geetha@vision-media.co.inwe talk of thermal power sector which accounts for more than two third Naveen Bharadwaj – North Regionof country’s power generation, it is going through a phase of acute fuel delhi@vision-media.co.inshortage and along with this any new project in thermal space raises Subscription & Circulation Team:the eyebrows of many environmentalists - since it is not environment Geetha, Sunil, Ajay, Vidyafriendly. Among clean power options, the country is blessed with im- Creative Head:mense hydro potential but to a large extent untapped. Hydro sector is the Prashant S. Kharatsecond biggest contributor to the country’s energy basket. However, the Grahic Designer:sector is also moving at a slower pace on account of more or less similar G. Sanjayissues. Wind and Solar are two viable options with clean energy but per Production Head:unit cost is dearer as compared to other sources. Nuclear is cheaper and Shantanu Singhcleaner but post Fukushima nuclear disaster the country has seen major All right reserved while all efforts are made toprotest from locals for shutting down the nuclear projects over safety ensure that the information published is correct, Power Insight holds no responsibility for anyissue, though India was quick to review its safety standards post Japan unlikely errors that might have occurred. Thenuclear accident. information on products & projects is being provided for the reference of the readers.We are just few months away to step in the XII five year plans. India However, readers are cautioned to make inquires & consult experts before taking any decision onneeds to add around 100 GW during these five years 2012-17 in order purchase of equipment or investment. Powerto meet the growing demand of power to feed its burgeoning population Insight holds no responsibility for any decision taken by readers on the basis of informationand growing industrial sector. We need to find solutions for the prevail- provided herein. All disputes are subjected toing issues. The call of the hour is - a clear vision and a strong political Mumbai Jurisdiction only.will to move ahead in right direction to achieve better future - in order Printed, Published, Edited and Owned by PANKAJ V CHAUHAN, Printed at MAGNAto sustain our economic and industrial growth momentum. GRAPHICS (INDIA) LTD.,101, C & D GOVT. IND. ESTATE, KANDIVLI (WEST), MUMBAI 400 067With best wishes to all our reader’s and associates for a very happy and and Published from G-3A, JUNGLEE PEER DURGAH, K.A.GAFFARKHAN ROAD, WORLI,prosperous year 2012! MUMBAI 400 018.Editor - in - Chief Editor: PANKAJ V CHAUHANPankaj V Chauhan RNI. NO. : MAHENG/2010/39548Email : editor.scribe@gmail.com Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 1
  4. 4. Contents Featured Interview 20 Draft guide for Micro Grid - implementation We will reach the planned capacity 26 Aggressive plans in Nuclear 22 Srikanth Chandrasekaran S. K Malhotra Dr. Eric Lowen Chair- India SIG Head Public Awareness Division, President - American IEEE-SA. Department of Atomic Energy Nuclear Society. 24 EPR reactor has im- Indian Nuclear Power Tremendous oppor- proved safety standards Sector - Commitments tunity for onshore Patrick Teyssier & Challenges development Nuclear Director Marketing & Strategy, G. R. Srinivasan Chintan Shah AREVA INDIA Advisor, Nuclear Power VP & Head Strategic 28 31 Business, GMR Energy Ltd. 54 Business Development, Suzlon – Road to cheaper power special report 40 events Calender 46 ELECRAMA 2012 Jan - Dec 2012 Product showcase 42 Advrtisers Index : Cover New Product & Technology L3 MAPPS IFC story Vol.2 s No.5 s December 2011 - January 2012 s Mumbai Uniflex Cables 7 IWES 9 50 DNE Transformer 11news Gold Stone Infra 13 Presswell 15national news 04 34 Wind Power Pentagon 17 37 Bikaner 39Global news 18 Inhouse Ad. KEI 53 IBCrenewable 48 Industry Feature renewable Feature Patel Engineering BCUpdates - Switchgears Wind Technology Ps.: Pictures are for reference only and bears no resembelance to any project or company.2 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 3
  5. 5. NatioNal NEws NatioNal NEwsPower sectorEnergy consumption must be increased: PM Indian nuclear plants to bolster safety measures India’s atomic energy regu- lator has decided to renew nuclear Power The regulator is also plan- ning to levy a licence fee have been suggested. The NPCIL (Nuclear Power Atomic Power Station (MAPS) and the first two the operational licence of as well as charge for other Corporation of India Ltd) units at Tarapur AtomicIndia needs to rapidly in- “We have set for ourselves servation Day celebrations. country relies on imports all the 20 atomic power services to be financially has to give us the road Power Station (TAPS) –crease energy consumption an ambitious target of 9% for a large component of its self-sufficient. “Every nu- map for implementing the plants in the country on are being issued limited annual growth in GDP in The government has target- clear power plant in Indiato achieve the ambitious energy requirement, it is vi- a short term basis till the same,” SS Bajaj, chairman period licence to operate the 12th Five-Year Plan. ed 9% annual expansion in has to renew its operationaltarget of 9% economic tal to “re-double” efforts to of Atomic Energy Regula- since December 31, 2010, the country’s GDP over the installation of additional licence once in five years. This high rate of economic tory Board (AERB), said.growth in the 12th Five- next five years, even though enhance energy efficiency safety measures as suggest- With the accident in Fu- and March 31, 2011, when growth would require ourYear Plan (2012-17), Prime energy consumption also to the country’s economy is as a step toward reducing ed after the disastrous Fu- kushima reactors in Japan, As a result, two of NPCIL’s their licence came up forMinister Manmohan Singh increase rapidly,” he said at passing through a difficult the energy intensity of the kushima accident in Japan. additional safety measures power stations – Madras renewal.said. the National Energy Con- phase. Singh said since the national GDP. India needs N-power to meet growing demandsGMR adds 384 Mw from its sub- NTPC to offer maintenance ser- The Government has as- setting up of nuclear plant energy sources and said sured the Parliament that at Kudankulam, Tamil several countries were go-sidiary to Andhra grid vices to Bangladesh nuclear energy is safe and Nadu, Minister of State in ing ahead with nuclearGMR Group has said that at Vemagiri. The first unit State-run NTPC said it has would offer O&M services clean and India needs nu- Prime Minister’s Office power plants. Citing thethe first unit of subsidiary inked a pact with Electric- for the 2x120 Mw Gas- clear energy to meet pro- V Narayanasamy said the has been commissioned in example of China, the Min-GMR Rajahmundry Energy based Siddhirganj Peaking jected power demand of Government is also con- a record time of 24 months. ity Generation CompanyLimited’s combined cycle more than 50,000 MW in scious of its corporate so- ister said the eastern neigh- of Bangladesh (EGCB) Power Plant near Dhaka.power plant at Vemagiri, The second unit is expect- the next couple of years. cial responsibility. bour will have the capac- to provide operation andin Andhra Pradesh, was ed to be commissioned by “Services to be provided by ity to produce more than maintenance services Stating this in the Question As regards nuclear energy,synchronised to the state’s NTPC includes Transition February, 2012, GMR said (O&M) for a power plant Hour in the Rajya Sabha on he said it is cheaper than 50,000 MW of nuclear en-power grid on December 9, Management & Take Over in a statement. This GMR in the neighbouring nation. the issue of protest against several non-conventional ergy in the next few years.adding 384 Mw capacity to services, O&M of owner’s project was identified as a The contract is worth about facility, Recruitment &the grid. XI Plan project and accord- Rs. 43 crore. It is also the Training of owner’s staff,The GMR Group is setting ingly, was shortlisted for single largest overseas or- Health, Safety, Quality and PM to focus on Russia, Japan N-deals after retail FDI setbackup the 2x384 Mw com- der received by NTPC, Environment Management Prime Minister Dr Manmo- Russia on a 3-day trip from at Koodankulam nuclear hold following Fukushimabined cycle power plant ad- gas allocation by the gov- making its foray as an over- for a period of six years,” han Singh is now focusing December 15 while Japa- power project in Tamil Daiichi power plant crisisjacent to its existing plant ernment of India. seas O&M operator. NTPC NTPC said in a statement. that was caused by a tsu- on the nuke deals with Rus- nese Premier Yoshihiko Nadu due to protests, Dr. sia and Japan to push for Noda is visiting India in the Singh is expected to sign nami and earthquake onGovernment confident of generating surplus power for export new nuclear power stations last week of December. The new contracts for the third March 11 this year. Sources said increase in the num- that has been stagnating for prime minister wants to use and fourth reactors at theWith half a dozen power export. will not face any power Sabha. the past few months, after both opportunities to nego- same site during his visit. ber of nuclear plants in theequipment firms slated to problem. I am confident his government failed to tiate nuclear cooperation country is on the top of Dr.set up units in India, the “We had only Bharat that the country will export The country’s total power Papers are also being pre- evolve consensus to allow pacts. Singh’s agenda in dealinggovernment expressed Heavy Electricals Ltd power to other countries,” generation is about 185,000 pared to sign a civil nuclear with all nuclear power na- global retail chains to doconfidence of meeting the (BHEL). Now, six big com- Power Minister Sushilku- Mw, of which 108,000 Mw Despite the delay in the cooperation pact with Ja- tions, as he knows that is business in the country.domestic power demand panies are coming in joint mar Shinde said during the goes for consumption, he scheduled commissioning pan to import nuclear tech- the only way India can meetand generating surplus for ventures and the country Question Hour in the Rajya said. Dr. Singh will be off to of the first two reactors nologies that were put on its growing energy needs.4 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 5
  6. 6. NatioNal NEwsnuclear PowerIndia, US seeking common Kudankulam plant delay costsground on civil nuclear issue pegged at Rs 2,653 croreIndia and the US are ex- issued the Gazette noti- The delay in commission-pected to seek a common fication last month, the ing of two nuclear powerground on the implemen- Obama Administration plants at Kudankulam hastation of civil nuclear deal led to escalation in cost to has decided to not to comewhen Deputy Secretary of the tune of Rs 2,653 crore. out with its view. IndiaState William Burns trav- The approved completionels to New Delhi in De- and the US appear to have cost of the Kudankulamcember second half amid agreed to avoid finger- Nuclear Power projectattempts by two sides to pointing in public on the was Rs 13,171 crore, of-avoid rhetoric in public. contentious nuclear li- ficials said.The issue which has been ability issue and are inter- “The completion costa matter of contention nally working to find out is now expected to be The total expenditure ondue to India’s nuclear li- a common ground. The Rs 15,824 crore and the the project till Septem-ability law is expected to project is expected to be ber this year has been Rs consequence of the newdominate the discussions completed in 2012-13,” 14,122 crore. As per the approach is that the US they added. The delay hasthat Burns will have with original plan, the first unitForeign Secretary Ranjan government has officially been attributed to various was to be commissionedMathai and with other of- held off any public com- reasons including delivery in December 2007, whichficials. ment on the Implementa- schedule of certain com- was revised to mid-2010. ponents from Russia and This was further revisedDespite strong reserva- tion Rules, preferring to the ongoing protests in to September 2011 whentions on this issue, after work with India through Kudankulam against the the anti-nuclear proteststhe Indian Government quiet diplomacy. nuclear power plant. broke out in Kudankulam.Australia uranium sales to India ‘will improve ties’Australia’s strategic ties Prime Minister Julia Gil- a deeply significant deci- of exporting uranium to thewith India are set to ben- lard had pushed for the sion so far as our strategic South Asian nation, whichefit from the ruling Labor scrapping of the ban on ex- relationship with India is has fought three wars withParty’s decision to lift a ban ports to the nuclear power, concerned,” Smith told Sky neighbour Pakistan sinceon exporting uranium to which is not a signatory to News. independence from Britainthe growing Asian power, the Nuclear Non-Prolifera- in 1947. “This will advanceDefence Minister Stephen tion Treaty, to help meet its Smith said he had no Australia’s interests,” heSmith said. energy needs. “This will be qualms about the prospect told.6 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 7
  7. 7. NatioNal NEws India Wind Energy Summit, 2012 19th – 20th April, 2012 – New Delhi, IndiaCoal & Gas -Coal ministry rejects Coal India’s proposal to cut output target monsoon. According to However, production has Coal secretary Alok Perti Prominent Speakers at the event include: picked up to some extent the target of 447mt pro- Dr. PramodDeo duction was cleared by the in the month of December. Chairman Planning Commission and During 2010-11, the com- that the ministry does not pany produced 431mt and want to reduce it. The coal ministry also fears that giv- supplied 424mt to its cli- Director –Renewables ing consent to such a de- ents. It is to be noted that CLP Power India Pvt. Ltd mand could have a bearing the power sector which is on global prices. already reeling under coal Mr. Sunil JainThe coal ministry has state-run miner wanted its Coal India has produced supply shortage will be af-turned down Coal India’s production target to be cut 248mt till November, about Green Infra Ltd.request to cut its produc- to 440mt owing to flood- 20mt less than the eight- fected greatly if targets aretion target for the year. The ing in its mines during the month target of 274mt. reduced further. Exclusive Opportunities Available!India to seek special status from Indonesia on coal blocksThe government said that The Ministry of Coal will Ministry has said. to pursue the matter.it will seek Indonesia’s co- “… Impress upon the - provisional government/ Seeking the allocation of The decision to approachoperation for the accord of“special status” to Indian regional government to coal blocks on a “nomi- the Indonesian govern-companies in the grant of allocate blocks under nation basis”, an official ment was taken in a meet-coal blocks, a move aimed their special status (most document of the ministry ing of an India-Indonesia Testimonials from our other eventsat bridging the widening favoured nation type) to has said it will be sending Joint Working Group on “It gave the delegates a great opportunity to learn about the wind business as well as meet interesting people.”demand-supply gap for Indian government coal a team from the Coal Min- Coal on November 24 and Terexthe dry fuel at home. companies…,” the Coal istry and CIL to Indonesia 25. “The event was good in organization and rich in content” XEMC NTPC receives 9 wagons of soil instead of coal NTPC’s Kahagaon unit Bihar’s Bhagalpur district pal Krishnan said. asked to visit Kahalgaon to For further information on the summit, please visit: received nine wagons of via the merry-go-round investigate the matter, he soil instead of coal from rail route from Ukhra in While the coal consign- said. The 2340 MW Kah- Eastern Coal India (ECL) West Bengal. During un- ment from 50 wagons have alhgaon plant receives 11 For more information please contact: Raniganj colliery, a senior loading, nine wagons were been unloaded, the nine to 15 rail rakes per day to Marketing Communication official of the power major found to have soil in them wagons filled with soil meet coal demand, but this said today. A rail rake con- instead of coal, Assistant have been left untouched. was the first time that such taining 59 wagons had ar- General Manager (AGM), ECL has been intimated an incident took place, rived at the NTPC plant in Fuel Management, T Go- about the incident and Krishnan added.8 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 9
  8. 8. NatioNal NEwstransmission & DistributionBS TransComm gets orders worth Rs. 244 croreBS TransComm has bagged bined value of these orders Power Transmission Ltd Crompton Greaves develops DNE TRANSFORMERSorders worth Rs 244 crore was Rs 244 crore. The com- for setting up of two sub-for construction of trans- pany has got an order for stations of 132/33KV in indigenous 1,200mission line, tower and engineering, procurement Raipur. Further, BS Trans-substations related to pow- and construction of a 765 Comm has bagged an order kV transformer ? Transformers upto 5000 KVA and 33 KV class are Computer Aided Design and DNE manufactured under strict supervision by our qualified and experienced Engineers toer projects in different parts KV Quad S/C transmission from Power Grid for sup- Global electrical solutions comply with the requirements of IS : 2026, 1180, BSI: 171of the country. The entity line for Raichur Sholapur ply of tower package for provider Crompton Greavesoffers turnkey service and Transmission Company 765KV S/C Jaipur – Lakha (CG), part of the USD 4 bil-technology solutions to Ltd. The contract is to be ka Nangal Transmission lion Avantha Group, said it executed by July 2013. Ac- line spanning 126 kilo- has successfully designed, de-power and telecom sectors. cording to the statement, metre, associated with the veloped and tested its first in-In a statement today, BS the firm has bagged orders Phase I Generation project digenous 1,200-kV class auto-TransComm said the com- from Chhattisgarh State in Orissa. transformer. Our Range of Products Oil Cooled Transformer • Power and DistributionProjects “The engineering major an- Rating 5 KVA to 5,000 KVA ? nounced the dispatch of its Transformers. first 1,200 kV transformer to Standard IS 2026 / IS 1180 / IEC - 76 ? Power Grid Corporation of In- • Special Purpose Transformers. Temp. Class : Up to 105 0C ?Reliance Power commissions another 300-MW dia Ltd (PGCIL) in Bina, Mad- Voltage Class : 0.441 KV, 11 KV, 22 KV, 33 KV ? hya Pradesh. The transformer • Auto Transformers.unit at Rosa was tested successfully in Oc- Dry Type TransformerReliance Power has com- ecutive Officer J P Chalsani commissioned, electricity tober at CG’s Transformer di- • Dry Transformers.missioned another 300- said the plant was operating generated from the Rosa vision in Mandideep, Madhya Rating 63 KVA to 1,000 KVA ?MW unit under its Rosa at 85% capacity and Chi- plant would meet about 15 Pradesh,” the company said in Application: Standard IS 2026 / IS 11171 / IEC - 726 ?project in Uttar Pradesh, nese equipment, sourced per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s a statement.taking the company’s to- power requirement. Since ? HT Consumers All Temp. Class : 900C - 1150C ? from the Shanghai Electrictal capacity to 900 MW of Company, was functioning UPPC is in a difficult finan- ity utility in case there are pay- ?Power Calibration Voltage Class : 11 KV ?the 1,200-MW Rosa power well. cial position, pointing over ment issues. He further added ?Industrial Transformersproject. The remaining 300 the payment issues Chala- that Reliance Power expects to Types : Resin Cast / Resin Impregnated With an investment outlay ?Domestic TransformersMW of the Rosa project sani stated that the compa-is expected to be commis- of over Rs 6,000 crore, the ny has the necessary secu- have a total installed capacity ?Multystory Complexes Special Features : No partial discharge, Low noisesioned in March, 2012. Rosa project is the largest rity mechanism, including a of 5,000 MW by December, ?Colonizers level, Maintenance free, Compact for indoorSpeaking on the occasion private sector investment in Letter of Credit (LC), with 2012, including thermal, gas Installation, Over loading ?Electricity boardsReliance Power Chief Ex- Uttar Pradesh. Once fully the Uttar Pradesh electric- and renewable energyL&T plans to invest in West BengalEngineering major Larsen mega watt power plant in ect. “We have got three- first phase,” said Shailendra DNE Transformers& Toubro (L&T) which West Bengal. However, the four options with us. The Roy, senior vice president Key Personhas recently, announced a location of the project is yet area will be decided based and head of corporate initia- Jagdish Chandra Joshi : ProprietorRs 83,000 crore investment to be identified. on the availability of water Admin. Office Factory tives, Larsen & Toubro.plans in state of Orissa, in- The company officials had a coal and land. It would be R-1/11, Jay Shree Colony, 1st Street, Opp. Bhasker School, H-161, RIICO Ind. Area,cluding a 2,000 MW ther- a 2x800 (1600 MW) power The firm will construct and Udaipur - 313 001, Rajasthan, India Dhoinda, Infront of MIning Office, meeting with the state chiefmal power plant has now minister Mamata Banerjee plant which will see an in- run the plant and also has Ph.: +91 294 2494408 +91 294 2494408 , Bhilwara Road Bypass Road, plans to add another 2x800 Mobile: +91 94141 56892 +91 94141 56892 Kankroli, Rajsamand - 313 326, Rajasthan, Indiaplans to invest Rs 10,000- in December 2011to decide vestment between Rs 10,000 Email: dne@dnetransformers.com ; Web: www.dnetransformers.com Ph: +91 2952 223852 +91 2952 223852Rs 11,000 crore for a 1600 on the location of the proj- to Rs 11,000 crore in the MW in the second phase.10 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 11
  9. 9. NatioNal NEwsFinanceFunds raised to expand, not for margin call: TantiFounding investors of Su- over other motives. is expanding by 40 per- international climate talks.zlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), cent annually, according to There’s “nothing wrong”India’s biggest wind-tur- Suzlon needs to invest in Chairman Tulsi Tanti. with founding investors,bine maker, sold a stake to property for wind farms and power distribution “We need some liquidity” known in India as “promot-raise cash for the companyto invest in land and in- equipment to maintain its to fund expansion, he said ers,” selling small stakesfrastructure, the chairman dominant share of the In- in an interview this week that will bring big benefits,said, rebuffing speculation dian wind market, which in Durban, South Africa, at he said. Tata Power secures funding forPower trading triples in 3 25Mw solar project in Gujaratyears: K C Venugopal Tata Power said that it has Mithapur project is beingVolume of power trading between distribution com- tied up funds for its 25-MW developed by Tata Powerin the country tripled to solar project in Gujarat, Renewable Energy Ltd, a panies Central Electricity which is to see an invest- subsidiary of Tata Power.10.25 billion units dur- Regulatory Commission ment of about Rs 365 crore.ing 2008-09 and 2010-11. has granted licenses to The solar photovoltaic (PV) “Tata Power RenewableAbout 3.31 billion units 44 entities and permitted power project at Mithapur Energy Limited has suc-of electricity was traded power exchanges for trad- will be funded through a cessfully tied up the entireduring 2008-09, minister ing in electricity. Traders debt equity mix of 70:30. debt requirement throughof state for power K C had started operations in The plant is expected to a consortium of domesticVenugopal informed Ra- 2004-05. Power exchang- start power generation by lenders, namely State Bankjya Sabha. es India Energy Exchange end-December. of India and Export ImportPower trading in the commenced operations Bank of India with SBI “The project financingcountry is undertaken in June 2008 and Power Capital Markets Ltd acting comprises equity of Rs 110through traders, power Exchange of India began as the sole financial advi- crore and rupee term loansexchanges and directly trading in October, 2008. of Rs 255 crore,” Tata Pow- sor and arranger,” the state- er said in a statement. The ment said.Delhi government agrees for bailout package to BSES discoms.Delhi government has Rs.500 crore. The deci- deliberation with the Cen- though the company hasn’tagreed to provide bailout sion was taken at a cabinet tre,” Dikshit said, without demanded a bailout pack-package to Reliance Infra- meeting chaired by Delhi spelling out any details. age yet. A source said thestructure-backed private chief minister Sheila Dik- government had agreed todiscoms BSES Yamuna and shit. “We have taken the She added that the state help the discoms on theBSES Rajdhani. The gov- decision to ensure there are government may also pro- condition that they investernment will help them out no power cuts in the city. It vide financial assistance around the same amount onwith fresh equity of around was decided after extensive to the Tata backed NDPL, infrastructure12 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 13
  10. 10. NatioNal NEwsHydro PowerTata Power, SN Power scout for hydro projects in India, NepalTata Power, along with at Tamakoshi in Nepal. and Nepal… The Tamako- provals. Earlier this year,its Norwegian partner SN shi hydro power project in they had bagged the 240 When asked whether thePower, is scouting for hy- Nepal is at an early stage of MW Dugar hydroelectric two entities are looking fordroelectric projects in India development and is await- project in Chenab Valley other opportunities, Tataand Nepal. The company in ing government approvals.” in Himachal Pradesh. Tata Power Executive Directorpartnership with SN Power (Finance) S Ramakrishnan According to him, the com- Power has an installed ca-already has two hydro proj- said, “Yes, the joint ven- missioning date would be pacity of 3,648 MW, outects in its kitty, including ture is scouting for other decided after receiving of which 500 MW is fromthe 880 Mw project coming opportunities both in India necessary government ap- hydro projects.Anjaw district of Arunachal excels in Mizo hydel projectshydro power sector await Centre nodThe remote Anjaw district of ects. The 2X100 KW Yapak, Two major hydro projects in Mizoram - 815Arunachal Pradesh is marching 2X50 KW Khrowtipani, 2X250 MW Lungreng hydro-power project andahead to notch a record in the KW Matinala and 2X250 KW 635 Chimmtuipui hydro-power project -arehydropower sector and is being Teepani projects were commis- stuck for the time-being as they await a nodhailed as the future powerhouse sioned recently while 2X50 KW from the Centre.The Mizoram governmentof the country with a 58,000 Hatipani, 2X30 KW Ashapani, is awaiting the clearance of the ministry ofMW hydropower potential. 2X100 KW Kachopani, 2X30 external affairs because going ahead with the KW Maipani and 2X200 KW project could have ramifications at the inter-The district which has total hy-dropower potential of above Langpani at Gamliang - are like- national level with the catchment and sub-7,000 MW is the first of the 17 ly to be commissioned within a mergence areas of both the dams falling indistricts in the state to commis- neighbouring Myanmar as India and Myan- month.sion many of its ongoing proj- mar do not have a water-sharing treaty. The The 16 MW Haleipani project, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation which is at an advanced stage, is (Neepco) signed an MoU with the Mizoram likely to be commissioned with- government for the two project in 2010. in 2012. However, according to The hydro-power potential of the north- official sources, no steps have east is estimated to be 59,000 MW, which been initiated so far for erecting is about 40% of India’s total hydro-power transmission lines for evacuation potential, however only 2% of the total of excess power to be generated potential has been exploited so far. While by the Haleipan project. Once increasing concern over the environmental the transmission lines are com- impact of hydro-power projects in the region missioned the state would be is being raised by various civil societies and almost self-sufficient and would social activists, many of the projects are fac- not need to purchase power at ing stiff opposition from the public. high prices from outside.14 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 15
  11. 11. NatioNal NEws WIndFaLL oF oPPortUnItIes In WInd PoWer IndUstrYthermal Power Sponsor The Event Showcase Your Product And Services Book The Stall Early And Get 10% Early Bird DiscountRaichur Thermal Power Station is again facing Ennore to get Sponsor Delegates, Enrich & Updatecoal shortage new 600 MW Advertise In Souvenir, Exhibition DirectoryKarnataka Power Cor- ever; only 1,200 MW is be- used to run the remaining power plantporation owned Raichur ing generated from opera- units. The reason cited byThermal Power Station is tional six units. While the the officials is non avail- Joinagain facing coal short- station needs 25,000 metric ability of wagons, for whichage crisis. The station has tonne of coal per day to run letters have been written toeight units and two of them all the eight units, the pres- the Railway Department to The five-unit Ennore ther-have stopped generation for ent stock in the station is seek more wagons. How- mal power plant commis-want of coal. According to only 10,000 metric tonne.sources, Unit 2 and Unit 8 ever, as per media news, sioned 40 years ago is un-are closed. The optimum Only three or four rakes of paucity of funds is the main able to produce power togeneration capacity of the coal is received by the sta- reason for shortage of coal the full capacity due to wearstation is 1,720 MW, how- tion every day and that is supply. and tear. Hence, the chief minister J Jayalalithaa has ordered to decommissionGreen organizations protest Thermal Plants in the plant and go in for anVidarbha ultra modern thermal facil- ity on the 90-acre plot. TheGreen organisations in Vi- Vidarbha. thermal plants would affect chief minister announceddarbha came together to environment drastically. that a new 600 MW high-protest the upcoming large R B Goenka, convenor Vi- While the water table will tech coal-fired electricitynumber of thermal power darbha Environment Ac- further lower, water and air generation station wouldplants on the grounds that tion Group (VEAG) ques- pollution will rise drasti- come up on the same prem- Supported Byit would further degrade tioned the need of more cally. ises by 2015 at a cost ofthe environment of the re- thermal power plants since `3,600 crore. A detailedgion. Their main demand the region is already self- The activists suggested al- project report, environmen- Ministry of New and Renewable Energy es sufficient in power and ternative ways that would atincluded the cancelling tal clearance, coal linkage g elepermissions to 49 power exporting energy. He said have lower environmental guarantee and finalisation Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency + D s 0 torplants slated to come up in impact and would not be bi- of bids are among the key 00 ibi that such a large number of 1 Exh + ased against some region’s tasks involved for setting Centre for Wind Energy Technology 100 kers interests like setting up of up the new power plant. Spea 8 0 + power where there is re- TUV Rheinland, India 100 of Thousands Visitor s According to sources, the quirement of power or near Ennore plant would contin- places having coal reserves World Wind Energy Technology Platform ue to be operated for some and opting for 100 MW more time until the com- plants that use air cooling missioning of new power in order to save water used projects such as the North For more details contact for cooling. Further, setting Chennai Thermal Power up underground transmis- Extension Project (2 x 600 IndIan WInd PoWer assocIatIon sion cables and infrastruc- MW) and the TNEB Limit- Door No. E, 6th Floor, Sakthi Tower-1, No.766, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, India ture corridors were also ed-NTPC joint venture Val- Ph : 0091 44 4550 4036, 4550 4281.E-mail : iwpacno@windpro.org recommended. lur (1,500 MW) plant. www.windpro.org16 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 17
  12. 12. Global NEws Global NEws Global news ABB Smart Grid “DirectConnect M.O.V.E” arrester for safety of un- Center of Ex- derground systems The new Cooper Power underground system. The by 80%. The expanded cellence ABB, the leading power Systems 33 kV and 36 kV DirectConnect M.O.V.E. M.O.V.E. arrester product and automation technol-China’s State Grid and BYD Launch World’s Largest Battery Energy M.O.V.E.™ arresters pro- arrester installs directly line now ranges from 18 kV ogy group, announced that vide the highest level of onto a 600A 35 kV bushing, up to 36 kV. For durability,Storage Station Temporary Overvoltage replacing three components each arrester features MOV its Raleigh-based Smart Grid Center of ExcellenceState Grid Corporation of 36 MW-Hours (MWh) of This new project with the tery is worth over $500M (TOV) protection available with one. disks that are rigidly bond- facility, is now operationalChina (SGCC) along with energy storage and a smart State Grid has outpaced USD (~3.3 Billion RMB). in the industry to under- This specific design, results ed into a single stack which and open for business. ThisBYD has constructed the power transmission system. other grid projects in China BYD’s battery energy stor- ground collector systems in in a 50% shorter stack- eliminates air pockets, new state-of-the-art Smartworld’s largest battery ener- and, though independently wind and solar applications ing height, reduces clut- moisture, and pinched rub- Grid Center of Excellence The State Grid system is age system provides a solu-gy storage station. Located designed by SGCC, is part against lightning and other ter in the cabinet, and al- ber between the disks that (COE) was created to dem- demonstrating a stable so- tion for the realization ofin Zhangbei, Hebei Prov- of the national “Golden surges. The uniquely high lows more generous fitting could compromise the cur- onstrate ABB’s technologyince, this large utility-scale lution for transferring vast Sun” program. The first energy storage in the smart TOV characteristics of the rent path and overheat the and investment in the smart of cable accessories intoproject combines 140 MW amounts of renewable elec- phase investment with grid that improves renew- M.O.V.E. arrester enable small enclosures. This de- assembly. The MOV stacks grid industry. The recentof renewable energy gen- tricity safely to the grid on 100MW of Wind, 40MW of able energy efficiency by it to survive and continue sign saves material costs, are also buffed smooth for acquisition of Ventyx (aeration (both wind & solar), an unprecedented scale. Solar and 36MWh of Bat- 5%-10%. to protect. This increases and, based on time studies, corona-free performance leading smart grid software the reliability of the entire reduces installation time and improved reliability. firm based in Atlanta), in- vestment in research, andRenewables, natural gas to dom- ABB to double cable production the productization of new France needs massive investment for Nuclearinate US power sector capacity in Sweden technology have allowedAmong key findings from well as to meet state renew- safety work ABB to become the leader ABB, the leading power tems division. in the modernization of theBlack & Veatch’s year-end able portfolio standards. France and its national to be shut down immedi- prime minister, said the and automation technol- distribution grid.Energy Market Perspective Additionally, the presumed This move follows an in- electricity supplier, EDF, ately but demanded a “mas- government would “ensure ogy group, will invest over(EMP) forecast that renew- abundance of a reliable, vestment of about $90 mil- have been told they will sive” investment to ensure that nuclear operators will The Center has functional $400 million to double theable energy capacity will cost-effective domestic lion announced last year to need to spend billions of the sites could withstand conform to all of the re- systems which display the capacity of its high-voltagemore than triple, while dou- natural gas supply supports euros on making their 58 a Fukushima-style natu- quests from the Autorité de end-to-end solution where cables manufacturing facil- build a new cable factorybling its overall percentage continued construction of nuclear reactors conform to ral shock. France has the Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), to information technologies ity in Karlskrona, Sweden, in the US - in Huntersville,of the U.S. energy mix, by natural gas-fueled power tough new safety standards world’s biggest dependence the calendar they have im- (IT) and operational tech- to meet growing demand North Carolina - for land2036. In addition, natural generation.” deemed necessary after last on nuclear power, which posed”. The scale of new nologies (OT) converge to for subsea cables. The in- cables used in alternatinggas could overtake coal as year’s atomic disaster at supplies about three-quar- spending required is a blow close the loop of automa- The Black & Veatch EMP vestment plan includes con- current (AC) and directthe primary fuel for U.S. Fukushima in Japan. The ters of its electricity, all of to both the cash-strapped tion, control and data ac- is updated semi-annually struction of new buildings current (DC) applications.power generation. Robert French nuclear safety au- it provided by EDF. government and to EDF, quisition. In addition to the and provides a holistic view and installation of addi- The Huntersville plant, cur- thority said in a report thatPatrylak, Managing Direc- which is already struggling demonstration area, ABB of how the energy industry tional manufacturing lines rently under construction, none of the reactors needed François Fillon, the Frenchtor of Black & Veatch’s with cost overruns and de- has invested in a Systems is likely to evolve. The at the existing plant. The is scheduled to open in the lays on a new reactor proj- Verification Center. ThisEMP service said, “Or- subscription-based service expansion will be carried third quarter of 2012. A ma- ect at Flamanville in Nor- new service will allowganizations will continue provides Black & Veatch out in a phased manner and jor upgrade of ABB’s Karl- mandy. EDF estimates that customers to configure, building out electric, natural gas, oil is expected to be completed skrona facility has already the new measures will cost test and install solutions renewable en- and financial clients with by 2015. “This investment been completed earlier this it €10bn. Eric Besson, the which will reduce installa- ergy projects a base case of how key is- will help us to boost pro- year. The new investment French energy minister, is tion time, site acceptance at a furious sues, such as regulation, duction capacity and meet will further strengthen to meet EDF and AREVA, tests and the deployment of pace to take legislation, technology, fuel the growing demand for which makes nuclear reac- new advanced applications. advantage of supply, fuel prices and eco- high-voltage subsea power ABB’s leading position tors, to discuss a timeframe ABB will host an official tax credit in- nomic growth, will impact cables,” said Peter Leupp, in the high-voltage cables for implementing the mea- dedication ceremony for centives as energy markets. head of ABB’s Power Sys- market. sures. the Center in January, 2012.18 | December 2011 - January 2012 | Power Insight Power Insight | December 2011 - January 2012 | 19

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