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Hike in tariff likely to be less than projected: Uttarakhand Power Secretary

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 29, 2017

In a bid to allay fears among consumers about the proposed 13% hike in electricity tariff by the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), state power secretary Radhika Jhan, on Tuesday,...

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Government to push prepaid, smart meters in universal electrification drive

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2017

Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the Saubhagya scheme by...

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Gujarat High Court clears decks for state’s first wind auction

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 7, 2017

The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed a petition opposing the holding of the state’s first wind auction. An official at the state power distributor, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL)...

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Delhi metro to cover pedestrian bridges, install solar panels to generate power

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2017

Delhi Metro will install solar panels on the roof of pedestrian overbridges to generate clean and cheaper energy for use at stations.

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Karnataka overrules order to reduce discom tariff

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 31, 2017

In an unprecedented step, the Karnataka government has overruled a regulatory order that had reduced the tariff the state discom would pay for wind energy projects for which power purchase...

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Power Minister Singh asks NISE scientists to work on demonstrative projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 30, 2017

Power Minster R K Singh has called upon the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) to work with farm and dairy wings of the Centre and states to develop demonstrative projects in solar...

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Subject Tags: power , solar energy

Scientists develop turbine that can harness electricity from ocean currents

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2017

Scientists have developed a new turbine that can harness energy from ocean currents to produce low-cost and sustainable electricity.

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State discoms playing spoiler on open access for solar power

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 8, 2017

There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar parks are seeing tremendous growth, an area that still remains largely untapped is open access (OA) for...

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India needs to find allies to tap cheap funds for clean coal - trade body

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 8, 2017

India needs to partner with other countries to tap cheaper funds for cleaner coal technologies as the South Asian nation is expected to use the fuel to produce over half of its power in the next two decades, the World Coal Association chief said on Thursday.

India, the...

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NTPC commissions 250MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 6, 2017

India’s largest utility NTPC has commissioned the 250MW Mandsaur solar project in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing.

The project, officially completed on 1 September, is split in to five separate 50MW plants. Back in April...

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Subject Tags: India , power , Smart batteries