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The State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is likely to conduct a follow-up meeting with solar industry representatives today to discuss the details of its tender for 7.5-GW solar energy projects in Leh and Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article26504915.ece

State-owned NHPC Limited has bagged the responsibility to complete Teesta VI hydropower project years after the initial builder – Lanco Teesta Hydro Power Ltd (LTHPL) – went into insolvency and the 500 mw project hit a roadblock. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/nhpc-to-complete-teesta-vi-hydropower-project-in-sikkim/articleshow/68374131.cms

Telangana has increased its installed power generation capacity to 16,506 MW from 7,778 MW in 2014 when the State was formed making into one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The Telangana government is now gearing up to increase the total capacity to 28,4000 MW over the next 4-5 years. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/article26504982.ece

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL), a global EPC player in the power and infrastructure contracting sector, has announced securing new projects worth Rs. 1,288 crore. Transmission and distribution business of Kalpataru Power has secured projects of Rs. 771 crore primarily in the international markets while its Oil and Gas business has bagged projects totalling Rs. […]

Siemens Financial Services (SFS), the financing arm of Siemens AG, has announced an equity investment in Greenko Group’s 200-MW Poovani Wind Power project being developed in Tamil Nadu and is backed by Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI). https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article26504916.ece

State-owned hydro power major NHPC plans to become a 10-Gw company by 2022. The company has planned a capex of Rs 3,800 crore for the next financial year. Currently, NHPC operates 7 Gw of hydro power units. It recently acquired the stressed hydro power unit of Lanco in Sikkim. https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/nhpc-to-be-10-gw-company-by-2022-plans-rs-3-800-cr-capex-for-next-fy-119031100854_1.html

NHPC will bid for 120-MW Jal Power stressed plant in Sikkim when the project is bid out under the bankruptcy court this month. Lenders had referred the project to NCLT and the bankruptcy court is likely to call bids for the project soon. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/nhpc-eyes-stressed-120-mw-jal-power-plant-in-sikkim/articleshow/68361793.cms?from=mdr

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL) has bagged new orders worth Rs 1,288 crore. The company’s transmission and distribution (T&D) business has secured projects of Rs 771 crore primarily in international markets. Its oil and gas business bagged two projects totalling Rs 517 crore. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/kalpataru-bags-orders-worth-rs-1288-c/articleshow/68356493.cms?from=mdr

Less than two months after amending the power sector guidelines for special economic zones (SEZs) enabling standalone power plants to qualify as SEZs and be eligible for tax sops, the government has approved Adani Power’s request to set up a power sector SEZ in Jharkhand. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/adani-groups-power-sez-gets-centres-nod-post-norms-tweak/article26432248.ece

The Centre is considering a Rs 37,000-crore scheme to fund new overhead electricity distribution cabling infrastructure in states for prevention of rampant power theft. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/new-electricity-cable-infrastructure-on-cards-via-rs-37000-crore-scheme/articleshow/68194374.cms