Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bad news for discoms: Narendra Modi government proposes to penalise them for load-shedding

  The draft amendment to the National Tariff Policy, 2016, released by the power ministry on Wednesday proposed to introduce a penalty mechanism for gratuitous load-shedding by electricity distribution companies (discoms), capping cross-subsidies at 20% of the power supply cost and compute tariffs assuming aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses of 15%. The ministry would [...]

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PNB fraud: ED attaches Rs 52.80 crore wind farm owned by Nirav Modi’s family in Jaisalmer

The ED has issued a provisional order for attachment under the PMLA for freezing the 9.6 MW-power capacity farm (consisting of multiple windmills) that is “owned by” Ms. Solar Exports, Ms. Stellar Diamonds, Ms. Diamond R US and Ms. Neeshal Merchandising Private Limited. The Enforcement Directorate has attached a Rs 52.80 crore wind farm owned [...]

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India won’t levy duty on solar gear imports

Bengaluru: The government has decided not to impose safeguards duty on solar equipment from China and Malaysia, overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of a 70% levy that had delighted local manufacturers but alarmed developers who felt that the steep rise in input costs would make projects unviable.  The Delhi High Court disposed of [...]

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Move to connect solar, wind power stations to 11 kv grids

    Andhra Pradesh government is formulating a strategy on decentralised power generation through solar and wind power with an aim to reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) loses. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has set a target that the T&D loses should be confined between 4% and 5%. In fact, the energy department could successfully [...]

By | 2018-05-30T07:52:53+00:00 May 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Move to connect solar, wind power stations to 11 kv grids

Sanction power connections to firms within 2 days: Dora

  The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) HY Dora directed the engineers to sanction power connections within two days to the industries to be set up by new entrepreneurs in West Godavari district and cooperate with them to start the production. He was the chief guest at [...]

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We are learning to develop low-cost products for India

  Global industrial technology and auto-component supplier ZF had been preparing for the ongoing worldwide transition into electric vehicles since as early as 2012. The company plans to have 2,500 engineers in its new technology centre in Hyderabad by 2020. It also has a significant presence in the wind energy industry in the country. Wilhelm Rehm, [...]

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Manipur deputy CM bats for solar power

IMPHAL: Manipur deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh on Monday said the use of renewable energy should be considered to meet energy requirements in the state.  Speaking at the inaugural function of a grid-connected rooftop solar power plant in the Uripok area of Imphal, Joykumar said energy consumption level is rising with increases in population. He added that while [...]

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Bescom hopes to generate solar power to meet Bengaluru’s rising demand

Bengaluru: No amount of energy is sufficient for a burgeoning city like Bengaluru that guzzles more than 50 percent of generated power in Karnataka. From facing worst power crisis in the past, Bengaluru, of late, is currently buoyed by surplus power since the commissioning of world’s largest solar plant in Pavagada.  But how long will it [...]

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Lack of land title means no payment for solar power producers

State delaying companies’ land acquisition plans: Developers tell min. Solar projects need vast stretches of land to be set up, with 1 MW typically requiring about six acres. BENGALURU: Solar energy developers have protested to the ministry of new and renewable energy against the Karnataka government for delaying clearance of land acquisition and using that as a reason to deny [...]

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BEE signs pacts for promoting energy efficiency standards

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), an arm of the power ministry, announced it has signed two pacts for promoting energy efficiency in the Petrochemical and Energy Efficiency Appliances sector. The first agreement was signed with Engineers India Limited (EIL) for implementation of energy efficiency in the Petrochemical sector under the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. The second [...]

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