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Maharashtra to restart wind power purchase agreements after 3 years

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 22, 2017

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company, the main power utility, is set to resume signing power purchase agreements with wind developers in the state after a gap of almost three...

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India sanctions benchmarks costs for small-scale and rooftop solar

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 21, 2017

India has sanctioned the benchmark costs for grid-connected rooftop and small-scale solar PV plants for 2017/18, according to a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) release....

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Electrification drive: REC averages 30,000 new connections per week

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 21, 2017

India is in electrification overdrive, with about 30,000 new electricity connections being granted every week. The Union power ministry is mapping the progress live on a website and is also...

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Solar power: Regulator rejects Kerala Irrigation Infrastructure Development Corporation (KIIDC) application

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 20, 2017

The Kerala state electricity regulatory commission (KSERC) has rejected an application submitted by Kerala irrigation infrastructure development corporation (KIIDC) to determine tariff for the...

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25-yr old power plants to be turned into super critical plants

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 17, 2017

All power plants, which are over 25 years old, will be phased out and converted into 'super critical plants' to augment generation capacity and reduce pollution, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said...

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Gujarat government buys solar power at Rs 15 per unit from 38 firms

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 6, 2017

At a time when solar power costs in the country have fallen to record lows, Gujarat government bought solar power at the cost of Rs 15 per unit from 38 different private producers during the...

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Thermal power generation to reduce by half in next five years

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 6, 2017

Coal-fired power generation is expected to grow 4.05 per cent during 2017-18, suggests Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in its latest estimates. Hydel on the other hand is expected to grow 5....

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India to generate 1,229 billion units of power in 2017-18 from thermal, hydro, nuclear sources

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 1, 2017

The government has set a target of generating 1,229.4 billion units in 2017-18 from thermal, hydro and nuclear sources along with imports from Bhutan, Central Electricity Authority data showed...

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Suzlon to focus on wind-solar hybrid model

By : SustainabilityO..., Feb 28, 2017

Wind energy turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is present in all nine wind rich States with over 14 manufacturing facilities in the country. The company is the largest operations and maintenance...

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ADB, India ink $500 million loan pact to expand power connectivity

By : SustainabilityO..., Feb 24, 2017

India and the ADB today signed a $500 million loan pact to expand inter-regional power connectivity in the country, and strengthen transmission system to accommodate renewable energy-generation...

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