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EESL to float fresh tender for 10,000 electric cars tomorrow

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will float another global tender for 10,000 electric vehicles tomorrow after aggregating demand from different parts of the country for the government’s electric mobility programme. The power ministry will also soon issue the policy and regulatory framework for setting up charging stations. “The demand for e-vehicles is constantly rising across various departments of the union and state governments. To cater to the growing demand, EESL will issue a fresh tender... Read more..

Source: Energy World

Fighting Air Pollution: Rs 1,151 crore fund to boost in-situ management of crop residue in Delhi and NCR

Seeking to provide a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution to farmers to deal with the problem of stubble burning that results in raising air pollution levels in the capital and neighbouring states every winter, the government on Wednesday approved a Rs 1,151 crore scheme to promote in-situ (in the farm itself) management of crop residue in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The fund, approved by the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA), will be used to promote agricultural ... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

NGT raps Delhi govt for not taking action against steel pickling units

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity according to the Delhi Master Plan (DMP), 2021. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim said the submission of the Delhi government that it could not take action unless the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (DSIIDC) jointly inspected... Read more..

Source: India Today
Subject Tags: NGT, Yamuna

Give concrete proposal on solid waste management: SC to Delhi government

The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government to submit “specific and concrete” proposals to deal with the issue of solid waste management in the national capital. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur perused the minutes of the January 12 meeting of a committee, headed by the health minister of Delhi, on solid waste management and observed, “the government of Delhi is just saying that we will do this and that, but when will you do all this”. “These are all discussions,” the bench, also... Read more..

Source: India

Microsoft inks renewable energy deal for Bengaluru facility

Tech giant Microsoft today said it has inked its first renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in Bengaluru. The agreement will see Microsoft purchase 3 megawatts of solar-powered electricity from Atria Power for its new office building in Bengaluru, meeting 80 per cent of the projected electricity... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

One million solar study lamps distributed: Government

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under a scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. 'One million Solar Study Lamps Scheme' has been successfully implemented or distributed under Solar Study Lamp Scheme, New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said in written reply to Rajya Sabha today. A new project for distribution of 70 lakh solar study lamps in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand Odisha and Uttar Pradesh which... Read more..

Source: Energy World

Amplus inks pacts with Andhra, Maharashtra for 500 MW solar energy

Amplus Energy Solutions today said it has signed agreements with Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to build solar projects with an investment of Rs 2,700 crore. The Gurgaon-based company has signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh to install 200 MW solar capacity with investment of Rs 1,200 crore. The project is expected to create 400 jobs in the state, Amplus said in a statement. 

The MoU with Maharashtra is for 300... Read more..

Source: Energy World

Maharashtra wind power auction sees firming up of tariffs

An auction to award 500 MW of wind power contracts in Maharashtra on Tuesday saw tariffs firming up, breaking a streak of plummeting prices for electricity generated from the renewable energy source. Adani Green Energy and KCT Renewable Energy offered to supply electricity at Rs 2.85 per unit in their bids for 75 MW each. All other winners of the auction, conducted by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd, quoted a higher amount. Previous auctions have seen wind power tariffs falling below Rs... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

Sustainability Outlook partners for the World Utility Summit 2018

The 2nd edition of the World Utility Summit 2018 is presented jointly by ELECRAMA and IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), from 11 to 13 March, 2018 at New Delhi, India covers 6 important Trending Topics including energy security, regulation, technology adoption, convergence of utility business, transportation electrification, storage and renewable energy integration. This edition hosts participation from 300+ Delegates representing 150+ Organizations across 50 Countries.

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Source: Sustainability Outlook

Non-availability of sufficient charging infra hampering promotion of EVs: Government

The government today said non-availability of sufficient charging infrastructure and absence of lithium battery technology is hampering promotion of the electric vehicles in the country. Under the National electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020, there is an ambitious target to achieve 6-7 million sales of hybrid and... Read more..

Source: Energy World

Uttarakhand facing acute water crisis: UNDP report

Uttarakhand which is considered reservoir for Indian subcontinent has faced drought in 10 out of 13 districts for two years from 2007-09 . With scant rainfall in winter, the state is likely to go through the situation of severe water crisis and forest fire. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has laid bare the... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

Bengaluru’s first 3-D map to harness rooftop solar energy

For the first time in the country,  researchers deployed an advanced Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system on a helicopter to draw up a 3D map of Bengaluru city, to assess the potential for harnessing solar energy over each building, and provide civic agencies the data for better planning of all amenities in the state capital. The study,... Read more..

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Sembcorp Energy arm wins 300 MW wind project

Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL) today said it has been awarded a 300-megawatt project in the country's third wind power auction conducted recently. This is the third consecutive win for the subsidiaries of Sembcorp Green Infra, a wholly-owned arm of SEIL, a company statement said. The nationwide wind power auction was... Read more..

Source: Energy World

India’s ReNew Power obtains USD 154 million for new projects

Indian renewables developer and operator ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd has secured INR 10 billion (USD 154m/EUR 125m) from HSBC Bank, the Hindu Business Line reports. The financing will be used to back the company’s new projects. Operating as an independent power producer (IPP), ReNew Power develops wind, utility-scale solar and rooftop solar projects in India. It says on its website, it has more than 3 GW of... Read more..

Source: Renewables Now

NLC India issues reduced solar and battery tender in Andaman Islands

After cancelling a major solar-plus-storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, even after holding an auction, NLC India has now released a new tender with a reduced energy storage component, as expected. The state-run... Read more..

Source: PV-Tech

IIT-Madras students develop mobile unit that turns plastic waste into fuel oil

A team of students from IIT-Madras has developed a solar-powered mobile unit that converts non-recyclable plastic waste into fuel oil that is cheaper than diesel and can be used as a substitute in generators, industrial boilers, furnaces, diesel-powered engines and agricultural pumps. The technology, when scaled up into a full-fledged commercial product, can be the ideal solution for city corporations to manage... Read more..

Source: The New Indian Express

ISMA withdraws anti-dumping plea on solar imports, to file fresh petition

Indian solar developers have been vocal about the repercussions of anti-dumping and safeguard duties, which will shoot up project costs and ultimately lead to higher solar tariffs. The Indian Solar Manufacturers’ Association (ISMA) has withdrawn a petition it had filed in July last year for anti-dumping investigation on solar cells and modules imported from China,Taiwan ... Read more..

Source: Economic Times

Mytrah Energy Plans To Add 1 GW Renewable Capacity By September 2019

Mytrah Energy, the winner in India’s first wind power auction last year, plans to add 1-gigawatt of wind and solar capacity by September next year as India increases the pace of tendering. That will add to Mytrah’s 2 GW of renewable energy capacity, Vikram Kailas, vice chairman and managing director at the company, told BloombergQuint in an interview. ... Read more..

Source: Bloomberg Quint

World's largest solar park launched in Karnataka

The world's largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs 16,500 crore at Pavagada in Karnataka's Tumakuru district was launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today. The 2,000 MW park, named as 'Shakti Sthala', spans across 13,000 acres spread over five villages and is a benchmark in the unique people's participation in power model put on ... Read more..

Source: Energy World

Andhra Pradesh to launch 1 lakh electric vehicles

The State government is planning to take the lead in the country by launching one lakh Electric Vehicles (EVs) which is expected to create over 1.05 lakh jobs. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has agreed to invest Rs. 2,000 crore per year for one lakh e-cars. According to a press release by the State Energy Conservation Mission CEO A. Chandra Sekhar Reddy, the EV project is aimed at transforming the... Read more..

Source: The Hindu

French President Emmanuel Macron to inaugurate UP’s largest solar plant in Mirzapur

French President Emmanuel Macron will inaugurate Uttar Pradesh’s largest solar power plant, at Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district, during his proposed visit on March 12. Mirzapur district magistrate Bimal Kumar Dubey confirmed the development. “French President Macron will arrive at the solar power plant at Dadar... Read more..

Source: Hindustan Times

Install solar plants or face action: CREST

The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has directed owners of houses measuring 500 square feet and above to get rooftop solar power plants installed. CREST in 2016 had set May 18,2018 as ... Read more..

Source: The Times of India

EESL to invest Rs.24.41 Crore to install energy-efficient LEDs in airports

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for installing energy-efficient LED lights at airports, buildings and facilities owned by the AAI across India. To this regard, EESL will make an upfront investment of Rs. 24.41 crore on the project. The entire procurement of lighting equipment, installation and maintenance will be undertaken by EESL without any cost burden on AAI... Read more..

Source: ANI News
Subject Tags: energy efficiency, LED, Lighting

New Delhi Municipal Council​’s Solar Road Project Faces Bumps

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) may have got too ambitious with its plans to make the Lutyens’ Zone run completely on renewable energy. One of the highlights of the NDMC’s budget presented in January by its chairman Naresh Kumar was a ‘solar road’ pilot project. But the trial of the project is not working out as planned, according to officials who are implementing it. Costing around Rs15 lakh, the NDMC has started the pilot project on public-private partnership (PPP) model. As per the pilot project,... Read more..

Source: The New Indian Express

IIEST designs solar panels to charge electric rickshaws on the go

E-rickshaws can now be charged on the go, thanks to a solar charging system designed by the Centre for Green Energy at IIEST. The ministry of human resources development-funded project is aimed at improving the battery life of the vehicles by ensuring less energy depletion. The product is ready to hit the market... Read more..

Source: Energy World