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Govt plans to restrict coal supply to Andhra Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

The Centre is considering restriction of coal supplies and all sanctioned loans and funding to Andhra Pradesh from central public sector units (PSUs) such as Power Finance Corp. Ltd (PFC) and REC Ltd, if the state government refuses to reconsider its decision to revise...

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UP: PCL to buy 200 MW solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) on Monday approved procurement of 200 MW solar power by UPPCL from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The tariff for it will be Rs 2.89 per unit, including a trading margin of Rs 0.07 per unit. The trading margin is like...

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Andhra govt yet to reach a deal on green energy contracts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

The hard-found compromise reached last month to end the impasse over Andhra Pradesh’s decision to relook at renewable energy contracts has floundered, said several Union and state government officials. The government led by chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has upped the...

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Re-negotiation of contracts with renewable energy players discourages investment in sector: WWF-India report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

The renegotiation of contracts with renewable energy players is impacting the viability of investments in the sector according to a report by WWF-India. The report titled, “The Rise of Renewables: Are You REDE?” said, “The fall in Renewable Energy (RE) prices, as a result of...

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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 developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

The renewable energy ministry on Wednesday clarified that solar energy developers can install additional direct current (DC) capacity which can be higher than the contracted alternate current (AC) capacity. Developers convert DC into AC for supplies to discoms. In some cases...

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Renewable energy producers struggle to stay afloat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

Independent power producers (IPPs) in renewable energy sector in the state are struggling to stay afloat as the government has delayed clearing their dues for months, even as they wait for a direction from the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) on...

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Renew Power, Avaada, UPC, Tata unit bag solar projects

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Renew Power, Avaada Energy, UPC Renewables and Tata Power Renewable Energy won projects in the 1,200 megawatts auction of the Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI), with the winners offering a slightly higher price than those in the previous round. In Thursday’s auction of the...

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UP to 'electrify' water bodies to generate 13,500 mw of solar energy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2019

Uttar Pradesh government is planning to install solar power panels above the state's expansive network of canals and water bodies to generate almost 13,500 megawatt (Mw) of solar energy. The state is planning to forge long-term contracts with private sector energy majors for...

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Wind to become largest power source by 2050, says Irena

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report named 'Future of Wind' in which it has suggested that wind energy could be the single largest source of power generation by mid-century. The report says that wind has the capability of satiating one-...

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