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After Insurance, Govt calls off Pakal Dul talks with AFCONS

Just couple of days after scrapping Government Employees Group Medical Insurance Scheme with Anil Ambani’s Reliance General Insurance, the State administration has also called off its ongoing negotiations with M/s AFCONS JAL JV for allotment of work on two tunnels of 10 kilometers each at 1000 MW Pakal Dul hydro-electric power project over river Marusadar, [...]

By | 2018-10-31T11:43:00+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on After Insurance, Govt calls off Pakal Dul talks with AFCONS

‘Voltage fluctuations are badly affecting industries in Verna’

  A public hearing conducted by the joint electricity regulatory commission in Margao saw industry personnel bring to the fore the poor quality of electricity and voltage fluctuations in the state.  Sandeep Prabhu, representing the Verna industrial estate which consumes around 20% of power in the state, told the commission that conductors between Ponda and [...]

By | 2018-10-31T10:06:55+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on ‘Voltage fluctuations are badly affecting industries in Verna’

Setting up solar plant likely to get dearer by 30 percent on weaker rupee

  31 Oct 2018 After the goods and services tax (GST) and safeguard duty, the Indian solar industry is facing challenges due to a fluctuation in the rupee. Rating agency CRISIL recently estimated that close to half of the under-construction solar power capacity in India worth Rs 280 billion faces viability risk because of the [...]

By | 2018-10-31T09:32:24+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Setting up solar plant likely to get dearer by 30 percent on weaker rupee

Renewables covered 31 pct of French electricity consumption in Q2 -RTE

PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Renewable energy sources covered 31 percent of French electricity consumption in the second quarter, its highest level since the 1960s, electricity grid operator RTE said on Monday. RTE, a unit of state utility EDF, said the increase in renewables consumption was due to a sharp rise in French hydropower generation [...]

By | 2018-10-31T03:36:47+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Renewables covered 31 pct of French electricity consumption in Q2 -RTE

SunPower cuts view as panel price drop sparks order delays

(Reuters) - U.S. solar company SunPower Corp (SPWR.O) on Tuesday lowered its 2018 forecast after some customers delayed equipment purchases due to a freefall in the market price of panels that was instigated by solar policy changes in top market China. China’s move in May to slash subsidies for domestic solar installations unleashed a flood [...]

By | 2018-10-31T03:02:39+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on SunPower cuts view as panel price drop sparks order delays

China new solar power capacity down 20 percent over January-September: regulator

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s newly added solar power capacity fell nearly 20 percent year on year for the January to September period, official data showed on Tuesday, hit by government efforts to reduce its spiraling subsidy bill by slashing new project approvals. The National Energy Administration (NEA) said at a briefing on Tuesday that newly [...]

By | 2018-10-30T10:28:58+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on China new solar power capacity down 20 percent over January-September: regulator

Who will lead India transition in adopting electric vehicles?

  In order to reduce rising oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions, the government of India is considering a 30 per cent penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) across two-wheelers and four-wheelers throughout the country by 2030. It has been providing substantial support in that endeavour. However, catapulting this transition from fossil fuel-based towards electric-based transport [...]

By | 2018-10-30T08:03:09+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Who will lead India transition in adopting electric vehicles?

Supreme Court throws lifeline for Tata, Adani, Essar power plants

  The Supreme Court on Monday offered a ray of hope to three troubled power projects run by Adani Power Ltd, Tata Power Co. Ltd and Essar Power Ltd by directing the apex electricity regulator to decide on changes to power purchase agreements (PPAs). The Supreme Court asked the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to [...]

By | 2018-10-30T08:01:30+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Supreme Court throws lifeline for Tata, Adani, Essar power plants

Hyderabad: Officials plan to set up solar pumps to fill water

  The forest department officials will be installing new solar pumps that can fill water into kuntas (small tanks) during the dry season. While there is enough water in the rainy season, water scarcity begins gradually from the month of November and gets worse from January onwards. By the time summer arrives, most water bodies [...]

By | 2018-10-30T05:51:27+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Hyderabad: Officials plan to set up solar pumps to fill water

Actis could step up investments in India’s green energy space

Actis recently raised $2.7 billion to invest in the energy space and is expected to make a larger allocation to India.  New Delhi: Growth market-focused alternative investment firm Actissaid India is one of its core investment markets where it has committed nearly a billion in the past 12 months, betting big on a fresh wave on renewable energy [...]

By | 2018-10-30T05:06:26+00:00 October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Actis could step up investments in India’s green energy space
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