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1.Coal paucity threatens 15,000 MW power projects

The shortage of coal may adversely affect the new capacity addition plans in power sector to the tune of 15,000 MW in the current fiscal. Coal availability for power plants designed to run on indigenous coal

2.Poor output from KG-D6 puts power ministry in a tizzy

The Union Ministry of Power has expressed concern over the decline in natural gas output at Reliance Industries' offshore KG-D6 fields as the shortfall may hit electricity generation this summer.

3.Goa receives 200 MW power from centre

The Union Ministry of Power has allocated 200 MW of energy to Goa from an ultra mega power project in Chhattisgarh.

4.IEEMA launches 10th edition of Elecrama 2012

Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) has launched the 10th edition of Elecrama which will be held from January 18-22, 2012 in Mumbai, India.The five day expo will be the world’s largest one stop shop for power transmission and distribution, and electrical and industrial electronics.

5.Coal to be supplied to power projects before auction

The Ministry of Power has asked the coal ministry to provide adequate coal supplies to power projects on priority basis before going ahead with the e-auction. Both ministries decided to hold discussions to address

6.Power Ministry proposes tariff-fixing process

The Union Ministry of Power has proposed changes in the Electricity Act to reform the tariff determination mechanism.

7.Coal-based power projects to come up in Uttarakhand

The Centre has asked the Uttarakhand government to provide free of cost land for setting up coal-based power plants in the hill state.

8.Construction of six hydel projects delayed

Construction of six hydro electric power projects has been put on hold as it has failed to obtain environment clearance. The decision is pending with the Ministry of Environment & Forests and the Ministry of Power is regularly monitoring the status of environment clearance for power projects. The CPSEs and other project developers are also pursuing the matter at the appropriate level to get the clearance expedited.

9.Power Ministry to frame tariff policy

The Power Ministry is in the final stages of framing the new tariff policy, which will soon be placed before the cabinet for approval.

10.PSPCL gets top rating from power ministry

The Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) has been awarded the top A+ rating by the Union Ministry of Power in its third annual Integrated Rating Exercise covering 40 state power distribution utilities in India.