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Scrap mandatory approval from power-telecom panel: Solar companies

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 20, 2017

Solar developers have petitioned the Ministry of Power, pointing out that setting up projects within the timelines set for them would be a lot easier if they were not mandatorily required to...

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Energy firms back European Union plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 20, 2017

A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts.

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India’s wind turbine makers mull cuts as auction pace lags

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 15, 2017

ReGen Powertech Pvt., one of India’s top five wind turbine makers, last month shuttered a factory at Udaipur in Rajasthan and laid off workers, signalling challenges roiling the nation’s wind...

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Need to tap potential on Indo-US synergy on renewable power, says USISPF

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

Renewable hybrid projects are key to ensuring uninterrupted power supply and there is a need to explore full potential on this front, said US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) Secretary...

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Wind companies withdraw High Court plea against Tamil Nadu auction

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 14, 2017

Wind energy developers and equipment manufacturers who moved the Madras High Court to stop Tamil Nadu from holding its wind auction have had second thoughts and withdrawn their petition. The...

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Piramal Capital & APG bet on Mytrah, invest $300 million

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 13, 2017

Piramal Capital's Structured Finance Group and Dutch partner APG Asset Management (APG) are investing Rs 1,900 crore ($300 million) in Hyderabad-based renewable energy producer Mytrah Energy India Pvt. through mezzanine debt instruments in one of their largest transactions,...

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Tamil Nadu ends wind season evacuating 1,477 million units more in 2017

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 13, 2017

Wind power season has come to an end this year. In the last few days the wind power generation has gone down below 500MW while the total power demand has crossed 13,000MW. Compared to the last wind power season, Tangedco has evacuated not less than 20% more and in terms of...

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Wind power developers upset over Karnataka tariff revision

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

Wind power developers in Karnataka are up in arms over a September 4 tariff order of the state power regulator, which they claim is unfair to projects of 599 MW, for which power purchase agreements (PPAs) have already been signed. 

The order reduces the feed-in tariff...

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As demand grows, open market electricity tariff at 5-year high

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

At the India Energy Exchange (IEX), the average electricity tariff for August was ₹3.12 a unit (kilowatt hour) with peak tariff touching ₹7.91. In the first seven days of September, the average was ₹3.34 a unit and maximum at ₹8.7 a unit.

The electricity sector did not...

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NDMC areas to get 65,000 systems to tap sun’s power

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 8, 2017

Central Delhi could soon be generating up to 20 MW of power on the rooftops. The Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a union ministry of power venture, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Delhi Municipal Council to install 65,000 solar modules on major buildings...

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