Monthly Archives: February 2018


India to achieve 175 GW renewable energy ahead of 2022 deadline

New Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) India would achieve the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacities well before 2022, a senior government official said today. "India would achieve its target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity well before 2022 for which bidding process would be completed on time and International Solar [...]

By | 2018-02-24T02:26:12+00:00 February 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Power Pipeline: Over 20,000 MW of projects face an uncertain future

Lack of PPAs, coal linkage add to overcapacity woes as costs balloon from Rs 1,85,000 cr from Rs 1,45,000 cr Lower-than-expected growth in demand for electricity, coupled with the overcapacity of installed power projects, has precipitated a situation where more than 20,000 MW of under-construction coal-based power projects in the private sector are staring at [...]

By | 2018-02-23T11:56:16+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Britain sees record jump in renewable energy production in 2017

OSLO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's green energy production hit record highs in 2017, government data showed on Thursday, while overall output rose for the third year. Renewable energy output grew by 12.1 percent, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said, driven by increased wind and solar capacity as well as higher [...]

By | 2018-02-23T02:30:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Pledges of Rs 60,000 crore for renewable energy in UP Investors Summit

A total of 42 MoUs, promising investment of around Rs 60,000 crore, were signed in the field of renewable energy, mainly solar power plants. LUCKNOW: A total of 42 MoUs, promising investment of around Rs 60,000 crore, were signed in the field of renewable energy, mainly solar power plants. The summit saw developers showing interest in solar [...]

By | 2018-02-22T17:33:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Govt to introduce hybrid energy policy

GANDHINAGAR: Aiming to reduce the dependence on coal and gas for power generation, the Gujarat government will begin working on a new hybrid energy policy under which it will provide greater focus on solar and wind-based power, and promote wind and power based units that share the same land and transmission grid. A key source close to the development said, “According to [...]

By | 2018-02-22T17:29:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cash flow of power distribution firms likely to improve: India Ratings

The financial health of distribution firms, commonly called discoms, has improved due to lower transmission and distribution (T&D) losses, tariff hikes and cost rationalization, the agency said in a report. Historically known to be the weakest link in the energy value chain, the turnaround of discoms is also being driven by volume growth. New Delhi: [...]

By | 2018-02-22T11:12:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

KERC meeting to seek objectionsto demand for power tariff hike

Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM), a State-owned undertaking supplying electricity in impoverished Hyderabad Karnataka region, has demanded that Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) allow a hike in retail power tariff by 162 paise per unit across all categories of consumers. However, GESCOM’s proposal has attracted criticisms from consumers and civil society organisations. Hyderabad Karnataka Environment Awareness and [...]

By | 2018-02-22T07:30:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

ReNew Power inks pact with UP govt to set up 1200 MW renewable energy capacity

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) ReNew Power Ventures today said it has inked a pact with the Uttar Pradesh government to invest Rs 8,000 crore for 1,200 MW of renewable energy capacity, a move which can create 12,000 jobs in the state. ReNew Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of [...]

By | 2018-02-22T05:16:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Gujarat govt to introduce hybrid energy policy

Aiming to reduce the dependence on coal and gas for power generation, the Gujarat government will begin working on a new hybrid energy policy under which it will provide greater focus on solar and wind-based power, and promote wind and power based units that share the same land and transmission grid. Gandhinagar: Aiming to reduce [...]

By | 2018-02-22T02:51:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal’s quake-hit farmers

SHIKHARPUR, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal’s remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump. Standing in golden mustard fields, a huge solar panel powers the pump that provides some 40,000 litres of water daily to families still recovering from [...]

By | 2018-02-22T01:28:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments
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