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Bescom sets up 80 electric vehicle charging stations

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

The city’s long wait for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles may end soon. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is planning to throw open 80 EV charging stations next week. Senior Bescom officials said the proposal to inaugurate the stations has been...

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Adani Green Energy interested in bidding for bundled renewable power: CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of the Adani Group, is interested in participating in the bidding for supplying bundled renewable and thermal power under the scheme floated by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy last month. “Once the scheme is finalised we...

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3 developers call off NTPC’s solar contracts  over regulatory delays

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 29, 2020

Solar power contracts of three major power plant developers with state-run NTPC Ltd have been cancelled due to delays in regulatory approvals, potentially disrupting India’s clean energy trajectory by knocking 1,400MW off it. These firms had participated in what was the first...

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Govt plans 10,000 MW solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

The state government is planning to set up a mega solar power project with an installed capacity of 10,000 MW in order to meet the increasing demand for power and to supply free, uninterrupted power to the agricultural sector. Addressing employees of the energy department...

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Adani Group Aims To Become World's Largest Solar Power Company By 2025: Gautam Adani

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani said on Wednesday that his company's main goal is to become the world's largest solar power company by 2025 and largest renewable power company by 2030. "Given our goal to become the world's largest solar power company by 2025 and the world's...

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Maharashtra: MSEDCL ups its price to woo solar power makers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

In view of the poor response to its tender for buying 1,350MW solar power, state discom MSEDCL has increased the maximum price to attract producers. The company had floated tenders for buying 1,350MW with a cap of Rs3.15 per unit but got bids for only 5MW. Now it has...

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Two schemes floated to revive stranded gas-based power units

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

The power ministry has finalised two schemes to procure 4,000 MW from gas-based power plants to rescue stranded units put up at a cost of about Rs 1,00,000 crore. The schemes include procuring 2,000 MW from gas-based plants through auction and bundling it with an equal...

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Telangana: Roadmap on 138 EV charging stations in a week

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

With the Central government approving 138 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for the State, the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) has begun formulating procedures for the selection and execution of setting up these stations. The...

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Railway gives push to green energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The Railways is accelerating its efforts to install and use renewable energy as part of its objective to reduce carbon footprint and reduce its power costs. It aims to source about 1,000 MW of solar power and about 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22. Currently, it consumes 200...

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SBI Chairman identifies solar, city gas, oil as bright spots for funding

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday stressed that there is an adequate availability of funds with the banking system but he does not find enough projects where investment is being sought. "Our first indication is that we are the largest financier of projects, we have a...

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