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Ultra Mega Power projects

Ultra Mega Power projects (UMPP) are a series of ambitious power projects planned by the Government of India. Ultra Mega Power projects, each with a capacity of 4000 megawatts or above, are being developed.  The UMPPs are seen as an expansion of the MPP (Mega Power Projects) projects that the Government of India undertook in ..

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Government to shut old power plants to replace them with new ones

Union Government is planning to shut down 100 old power plants with capacities ranging from 60 to 220 MW and replace them with 30 critical units ranging between 660MW to 800MW. The old units are more than 25 years old. This will require an estimated expense of Rs. 70, 000 Crore. Since the new units ..

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Growing demand of energy and India’s energy Security

The new government lost the opportunity to permeate the reasons for the soft oil prices, which helped taming the inflation and bringing down the CPI to below 5%. The government best utilized the opportunity by deregulating the diesel prices. The move would hit back the government as the oil prices in the global market surges ..

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Mega Power Policy 1995

Mega Power Policy was introduced in November, 1995 for providing impetus to development of large size power projects In the country and derive benefit from economies of scale. These guidelines were modified In 1998, 2001, 2006 and 2009 to rationalize the procedure for grant of mega certificate and facilitate quicker capacity addition. The Ministry of ..

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