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State discoms inefficient need to open up power sectors to others: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

States need to make their power supply systems more efficient in order for India to utilise the infrastructure it has set up, said Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh Friday at the bi-annual state power ministers’ conference. This includes improving...

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Indian Railways tenders 32.56 MWp rooftop solar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

Railway Energy Management Company, on behalf of Indian Railways, has invited bids for setting up 32.56 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at office buildings, railway stations and other establishments of various Zonal Railways. The projects will be set up under...

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Renewable Power Projects: Clear energy dues, MNRE tells states

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

In the wake of rising dues from state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) to renewable power projects, the Centre has asked the states to clear their outstanding amounts as soon as possible. “The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constantly taken...

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One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

The future of coal in India may not be as bright as some previously assumed.

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, home to the country’s third-largest coal reserves, will not build any new coal power plants, Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface floating solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh and biggest in the country. The state...

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Govt lining up big-ticket reforms to energise India power market

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

The government is lining up big-ticket power sector reforms that will change the architecture of domestic electricity market, make it more responsive and reduce cost for distribution utilities as well as consumers through intense competition. The power ministry has set up an...

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UP govt clears state's first floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cleared a floating solar power plant on Rihand Dam with an investment of Rs 750 crore. It will be the first water surface...

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SunSource Energy plans to start work on 70 Megawatt solar power project in UP

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2019

Distributed solar power company SunSource Energy today announced it will start work on constructing a 70 Megawatt (Mw) solar power project in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated investment of around...

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NTPC may set up solar power project without signing a power purchase pact

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

NTPC is considering setting up of a solar power project without signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with State Discoms. A top company official said: “If solar power is really the cheapest...

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SECI to develop 500 MW solar projects in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2019

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will establish 500 MW (Phase I) of grid-connected solar PV projects in Tamil Nadu on Build Own Operate (B-O-O) basis. Tamil Nadu Generation and...

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