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Blog Entry# 1966521
Posted: Aug 18 2016 (19:15)

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Aug 18 2016 (11:20)   Railways to reduce energy bill considerably

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On power front, railways is planing to save Rs 3,000 crore in sourcing electricity by proposing to procure power through competitive bidding
With an aim of reducing the energy bill, Railways have firmed up plans to import crude oil directly and started procuring power from the generators.
The diesel procurement policy has been reviewed and it has been decided to import crude oil directly and get it refined at oil marketing companies here, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
to be part of the larger reform drive, Railways have also floated a tender for selection of a consultant to identify alternate procurement strategies enabling the transporter to procure diesel at market linked prices.
Indian Railways consume around 2.8 billion litre diesel annually at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore - around 18 per cent of the working expenses. The procurement price is governed by a rate contract settled through an open tender by the Railway Board.
Through the contract with the oil marketing companies, which is valid for a year, zonal railways place diesel orders for supply. Oil depots maintain at least seven days of inventory on an average, the cost of which is borne by the Railways.
It will be cheaper for railways than the existing practice of fuel procurement and railways will save at least 10 per cent of the current fuel bill, the official claimed.
Accordingly, railways has sought Petroleum Ministry's permission to import crude oil directly.
"We are discussing the issue of procurement of crude and booking refinery capacity to process our crude as a service as only 40-50 per cent of crude converts to diesel. So an arrangement with the refiner to buy back the remaining products of crude processing needs to be put in place," he said.
On the power front, railways is planing to save Rs 3,000 crore in sourcing electricity by proposing to procure power through competitive bidding.
In the Rail Budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had said that to bring down the cost of electricity, the Railways will now procure power through a competitive bidding process to get favourable tariff from generating companies, power exchanges, and bilateral agreements.
Railways, which procure power from distribution companies, spends about Rs 12,300 crore a year to purchase 17.5 billion units of electricity.
Besides, railways have also rolled out plans to set up 1,000 MW solar power plants at railway lands and rooftops of railway buildings with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy over the next five years.

Aug 18 2016 (19:16)
srinivasvasanthi~   4388 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Till date IR utilizes incandescent bulbs in most of the coaches which have to be replaced by LED Bulbs.

Aug 19 2016 (00:24)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   10453 blog posts   14939 correct pred (63% accurate)
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haan ab to 100rs me 2 aa rahe hai

Aug 19 2016 (00:38)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3583 blog posts   1540 correct pred (72% accurate)
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cheaper ones generally have low reliability, leading to frequent replacements and piling up unwanted costs.
plus LED bulbs have issues with below average power quality and mechanical vibrations. Incandescent bulbs, though less efficient work quite well even with low voltages and mechanical vibrations.

Aug 19 2016 (21:21)
srinivasvasanthi~   4388 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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LED superior in all aspects.In my home i switched all incandescent bulbs to LED.LED works well,frequently power failures also sustained well and saved current vastly.

Aug 19 2016 (21:35)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3583 blog posts   1540 correct pred (72% accurate)
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your home doesn't have low voltage issues or shakes due to P-way 24/7
LED bulbs and CFL both are excellent when PQ issues aren't there and everything isn't subjected to vibrations. If things are perfect they have a life that outlasts that of every other bulb on market, but rolling stock in India is far from perfect.

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