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Lenders re-invite bids for Ind-Barath Tamil Nadu plant

  Led by Punjab National Bank (PNB), a consortium of 18 lenders to Ind-Barath Thermal Power have re-invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for a 100% stake in the project, according to a bid document, with the reserve price raised marginally to Rs 827.95 crore from Rs 823 crore earlier. FE had reported on March 2 [...]

By | 2018-06-19T08:48:37+00:00 June 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

  In the state of Maharashtra, all the grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana will not be required to pay property tax for a period of 30 years. To avail the tax rebate, the developers need to submit certificates issued by the authority overseeing the program (Mukhyamantri Saur [...]

By | 2018-06-19T05:44:24+00:00 June 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Centre plans to set up national discom

The Union government plans to set up a national power distribution company that will handhold state discoms in electricity distribution activities. NEW DELHI: The Union government plans to set up a national power distribution company that will handhold state discoms in electricity distribution activities and ensure time-bound implementation of central schemes. The proposed company will compete with private firms and contractors [...]

By | 2018-06-19T02:58:09+00:00 June 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Bengaluru international airport could switch to total solar power by 2020

Currently, power demand at KIA is 11MW per day and airport authorities estimate it to increase to about 20MW after completion of the second terminal. BENGALURU: The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has set itself an ambitious target of running Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) completely on solar power by 2020. Currently, power demand at KIA is 11MW per day and [...]

By | 2018-06-19T02:53:10+00:00 June 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India’s perennial water woes

The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 percent of the earth's surface, and by this, we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:34:49+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Adani Green Energy up 5 per cent on BSE listing

The scrip is admitted to the 'T' group of securities on the exchange. NEW DELHI: Adani GreenEnergy (AGEL) made a decent debut on the BSE on Monday as the scrip climbed 5 per cent. It hit a high of Rs 29.40 early today. The scrip has been admitted to the 'T' group of securities on the [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:24:15+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

INR 48 Crore saved on power bill: GHMC

  (18 Jun 2018) The GHMC has claimed that it has saved `48 crore on electricity bills from July 2017 to April 2018 by adopting innovative methods. The corporation claimed that it had upgraded 4,06,729 conventional sodium vapour lamps to LED in a year due to which it had managed to reduce electricity bills by [...]

By | 2018-06-18T09:51:45+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Power chargers: Self-reliance in Li-ion battery technology

  (18 Jun 2018) Over the last few years, lithium-ion (Li-ion) has become the battery chemistry of choice for the energy sector. The government is also actively supporting the manufacture of lithium batteries in the country. One of the major centers of ISRO, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), is also offering to transfer the in-house [...]

By | 2018-06-18T07:34:30+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Rooftop solar power plan shows promise

  (18 Jun 2018) The grid-connected rooftop project, which entails production of solar energy on rooftops of individual households and institutions, looks set for a promising start in the state. Around 12MW of solar energy would be produced from rooftops of individual households and at least 40MW would be produced by government offices and institutional [...]

By | 2018-06-18T07:26:37+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Climate change to affect India renewable energy plan: Study

  Changing weather patterns may negatively impact India’s renewable energy generation capacity, said developers and weather scientists. A recent research published in Nature Geoscience, which used 10 global climate models to investigate large-scale changes in wind power generation across the globe, indicated that there will be changes in wind power across Northern Hemisphere, with substantial [...]

By | 2018-06-18T07:23:28+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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