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Mega power transmission projects facing RoW constraints

Over half of the interregional power transmission projects awarded under the tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) mechanism are facing right-of-way challenges, a study by T&D India suggests. The basic data for the study was obtained from official reports released by Central Electricity Authority.

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Brazilian power transmission beckons Indian developers

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India has made a beginning in winning concessions in Brazil’s power transmission market, and with Brazil planning more such auctions, the opportunities for Indian companies appear bright. According to H.E. Rosimar Suzano, Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai, Indian companies like Sterlite Power have already won concessions in the power transmission space in Brazil, and Indian power transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India has also evinced interest. Suzano was speaking at the IEEMA Convention 2017 that witnessed a series of presentations by diplomats of several countries, on the theme “Make in India – Enhancing Global Footprint.”

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Power T&D Vision 2022

T&D India attempts to outline key contours that will describe the power sector over the next five years. While the primary focus is on the power transmission and distribution (T&D) sector, we are also looking at related areas.

Power Generation

  • Traditional coal-fired power plants will lose their prominence making way for renewable sources like solar and wind. With improved domestic coal availability, stranded coal-fired plants are expected to revive leading to an overall reduction in plant load factor (PLF) despite an increase in electricity generation.
  • The ultra mega power project series that hasn’t seen much progress beyond the Sasan and the Mundra projects, will slip into oblivion.

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Mega transmission projects up for award

In the foreseeable future, interstate power transmission projects worth over Rs.5,000 crore are coming up for award on the tariff-based competitive bidding route. This gives ample opportunity for existing developers to consolidate their position and also to emerging Indian and foreign companies to venture into power transmission development. A story by Venugopal Pillai.

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China’s role in power transmission raises concern

China’s role in power transmission raises concern

Indian trade bodies and manufacturing associations have voiced their concerns over the entry of Chinese players in the power transmission sector. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, minister of state (independent) charge for power in the Lok Sabha recently. The minister added the government has also set up a committee to look into this issue. Read more