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Hero Future files petition against Andhra discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

In the continuing face-off between the Andhra Pradesh government and renewable energy developers, Hero Future Energies has filed a contempt petition with the Andhra Pradesh electricity power regulator for recovery of dues from the state’s discoms, which have not been paid...

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Solar auctions: Govt relaxes norms to attract bidders

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

In the wake of tepid response received from the industry towards recent solar auctions, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has amended the terms for bidders, allowing developers more time and flexibility to set up projects. This is the fourth set of revisions...

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Busting the myth: Increased penetration of rooftop solar power benefits discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2019

If power distribution companies think increased penetration of rooftop solar power in their area will hurt them due to loss of revenue and the expenditure involved in creating supporting infrastructure for such plants, they need to think again. A power discom in Delhi rather...

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Gurugram: Genset ban must, find ways to supply power, discom told

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed a plea filed by Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) seeking more time to implement the ban on diesel gensets in NCR cities of the state. The green tribunal said the discom should find other ways to prevent use of gensets...

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State discoms inefficient need to open up power sectors to others: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

States need to make their power supply systems more efficient in order for India to utilise the infrastructure it has set up, said Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh Friday at the bi-annual state power ministers’ conference. This includes improving...

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NIIF, EESL partner for deployment of smart meters pan India

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has joined hands with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to implement, finance and operate the smart meter roll-out programme of power distribution companies. NIIF and EESL on Thursday announced a new joint venture...

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India’s solar and wind boom is fizzling

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The world’s second most populous nation has been a shimmering bright spot for solar and wind growth, driven by government policies and ambitious targets. But new projects have stalled amid increasing regulatory uncertainty as states, their financially strained electricity...

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Corporate tax cut to lead to Rs 2,500 cr power discoms savings

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

The Centre's recent move to lower the corporate tax rate is a positive development for the power sector as it is expected to save Rs 2500 crore a year for the state distribution companies, ratings firms Icra said on Monday.

The move would allow power generators with...

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PMO steps in to ease supply of credit for green energy firms

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The Prime Minister’s Office has intervened to help ease credit supply to renewable energy firms, as the government moves to ensure that India’s efforts to emerge as a clean energy champion are not undermined by a lack of access to funds. The PMO has asked federal policy think...

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Gujarat: Vadodara leads in solar rooftop power applications

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Barodians are becoming quick to embrace renewable energy. State energy minister, Saurabh Patel revealed on Thursday that Vadodara tops the list of cities in Gujarat that have registered for the rooftop solar installations recently re-launched by the Gujarat government. Since...

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