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    NTPC to build 375-MW solar power park in Uttar Pradesh

    According to reports, the UP government is set to join hands with NTPC to develop a 375-MW solar power park, at an estimated cost of R3,000 crore, in Jalon district, with the objective of tiding over the power crisis. The state government plans to hand over about 750 hectare in Jalon to NTPC for developing the solar park in a phased manner. NTPC will pay the state government a nominal rent on lease. “The ministry of new and renewable energy ... Read More »

    Fuji Electric to do viability study for AP smart grid project

    According to reports, Fuji Electric of Japan has agreed to send their representatives to conduct a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Andhra Pradesh. During a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Fuji Electric said it would send its representatives to AP by December-January. The company is set to do a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Panipat of Haryana. The delegation led by the Chief Minister visited Smart Grid Community (Fuji Electric). ... Read More »

    Africa needs India’s cooking stove, solar know-how: Think tank

    According to reports, Africa, which is on a “slow, uphill battle” to improve its bio-energy sector, needs India’s expertise in improved cooking stove (ICS) and durable solar products technology, a member of a leading think tank said here Wednesday. “India and Africa have a common background. There is a lot of technology coming from Europe but the tradition and culture of Europe is quite different from Africa,” Benard Mouk, director of programme at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) ... Read More »

    Merck inaugurates Biomass Plant in Goa

    According to reports, Merck, on Tuesday commissioned a climate-neutral co-generation plant at its production site in Goa, India. In doing so, Merck is underscoring its commitment to climate protection and energy efficiency in line with its corporate responsibility. The project is part of a company-wide climate protection program. Merck previously commissioned a new co-generation plant at its headquarters in Darmstadt in July. Dr. Thierry Hulot, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply and Member of Merck Pharmaceutical Executive ... Read More »

    Revise bioenergy power tariffs to equal diesel, coal

    According to reports, to boost the scope of renewable energy, India should revise tariffs generated from biomass energy (a renewable source) such that their pricing is equivalent to those of coal and diesel, an expert said here Wednesday. “We are pushing for a policy on biomass power generation such that they (Indian government) should make it coal equivalent price or diesel equivalent price. “We are also asking government to revise it every year,” D. Radhakrishna, chairman of Urja Gyan Foundation ... Read More »

    PowerMin for changes in renewable energy obligations

    According to reports, the Power Ministry will soon approach the Cabinet with a proposal to introduce stringent rules for buyers and sellers of renewable energy, besides making amendments to the provisions in the overall tariff policy, Union minister Piyush Goyal said Tuesday. “We have a particular focus on renewable energy and are looking at renewable power purchase obligation (RPO) for both the purchaser and generator…Will be enforcing this more strictly,” he said. At present, under the RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) ... Read More »

    Maharashtra needs clear policy on grid connectivity to solar power

    According to reports, Maharashtra needs a clear policy on allowing grid connectivity to roof top solar power generators in homes even as the Centre is taking steps to promote and popularise solar power across the country, according to clean energy activists here. Activists of city-based Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) say that using electricity generated from roof top generators at homes and offices could attract penal action as there is no clear policy on grid connectivity to such sets. The Central ... Read More »

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