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ReGen Powertech plans Rs 400-cr IPO next year

According to reports, Chennai-based wind turbine manufacturer ReGen Powertech intends to come out with its initial public offering next year and plans to raise between Rs 400 crore and Rs 500 crore from the market, the company’s Managing Director, Mr Madhusudan Khemka, told Business Line on Saturday. ReGen, which sells its wind turbines under a licence from and under the brand name of Vensys, closed last year with a turnover of Rs 1,250 crore. But with orders executed and those ... Read More »

Karnataka wind energy sector sees turnaround

According to reports, Karnataka is now emerging as a hot destination for investments in the wind energy sector. Several IPPs (Independent Power Producers) and wind farm developers have announced plans to set up shop in Karnataka — the State with the largest capacity for wind power in India. The State has an estimated wind potential of 8,591 MW, of which, only 1,576.2 MW has been actually realised as on December 2010, according to the World Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE). ... Read More »

Repower to Supply 12 Turbines for Alaska’s Biggest Wind Farm

According to reports, Repower Systems SE, a German unit of the India turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), won an order to supply what will become Alaska’s largest wind farm. Hamburg-based Repower signed a contract for the delivery of 12 of its “cold climate” turbines with 2.05 megawatts of capacity each with Golden Valley Electric Association Inc., a U.S. utility that is commissioning a 24.6-megawatt wind farm near Ferry, Alaska, Repower said today in an e-mailed statement. The turbines from ... Read More »

India needs a comprehensive energy policy

According to reports, with an ugly power crisis rearing its head, most citizens have braced themselves for a Diwali of blackouts. What threatens the country’s energy security today emanates not from volatile markets, or from an inimical state across the Himalayan border, it arises purely from regulatory and policy uncertainty. It arises of an organic incapacity to keep and to clear longterm policy goals. When the crash of 2008 came, it saw some of the most aggressive and coordinated interventions ... Read More »

Low-Carbon plans key to ‘liveable’ cities in India: Jitesh Brahmkshatriya , Head (environmental planning) Atkin

According to reports, experience from around the globe suggests that environment is one of the biggest casualties of breakneck urbanisation. India’s rich ecosystem looks vulnerable because the country is in the throes of expanding its urban landscape. Consider this: India’s urbanisation between 2010 and 2030 is expected to raise per-capita carbon dioxide emissions to 3.0-3.5 tonnes from 1.0-1.2 tonnes. Still, urban planning in India seems to be attuned to this reality. Borrowing a page from the rulebook of China and ... Read More »

India Solar Projects Get Bids From Local, Foreign Firms

According to reports, India has received bids from 154 companies including Spain’s Gestamp Solar, Fonroche Energy of France and local utilities Reliance Power Ltd. and Tata Power Co. for contracts to build solar power facilities, an executive of the agency in charge of buying electricity from solar projects said. The South Asian nation had called bids to build and operate 350 megawatt of solar power facilities. These will be the second round of contracts to be given under a federal ... Read More »

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