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Gamesa bags order from GAIL India for a 24.7 MW wind farm in Tamil Nadu

Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., theIndian subsidiary of Gamesa – World leader in the design, manufacture,installation and maintenance of wind turbines, bagged an order from GAIL India,for supplying 24.7 MW of wind power turbines to the project in Palani, TamilNadu. The project is expected to be commissioned by March 2012. Gamesa hasreceived an order for 29 units of G58-850 KW (24.7 MW) machines for theproject. This is the first PSU order for Gamesa which is aggressively workingtowards expanding its operations ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh plans solar-powered DTH service for tribal people

According to reports, the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Bhadrachalam, has embarked on an ambitious plan to provide solar-powered Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services to a total of 20 remote tribal habitations in the tribal sub-plan mandals of the district. The plan is part of an information and communication technology driven initiative to harness solar power, an inextinguishable source of energy, and reach out to the tribals of the primitive tribal groups (PTGs) living in inaccessible areas particularly on the hill-top ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu regulator to conduct public hearings on tariff revision

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) will conduct public hearings on the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board’s petition to revise electricity tariffs. The commission has said that the public can make their representation on this issue before it. The TNERC has said in regard to taking decision on the petitions, the Commission announces the programme of public hearing. Those who are interested may make it convenient to appear before the Commission on these dates at the nearest ... Read More »

Karnataka fixes tariff for solar power

According to reports, the state Cabinet fixed tariff to purchase power generated from non-conventional sources, Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya said. He said here that the KERC had directed the state government to fix the tariff to purchase power generated through non-conventional sources. The price of every unit of power generated via solar photovoltaic cell plants and solar thermal units has been fixed at Rs 14.5 and Rs 11.35 per unit, respectively. It is mandatory for all ... Read More »

Bangalore discom bats for solar street lighting

According to reports, in attempt to tide over the current energy crisis, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has warned to stop power supply for new street lights unless at least 50 per cent of them are run by solar energy. In an letter to the additional chief secretary to the government, BESCOM has suggested that the government should recommend the same with Urban Development Department, Rural Development Department and Panchayat Raj. In the recent times, the state government ... Read More »

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation adopts green methods to bring down energy consumption

According to reports, in an attempt to cut down on “soaring”  electricity bills, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided to use green and energy-efficient techniques to reduce  power consumption by almost 35 per cent. The  AMC has decided to construct all its new projects as green buildings, convert its main energy consuming establishment to solar powered one and change all the city street lights from high pressure sodium vapour lamps to energy efficient  LED lights. “During this financial year, the ... Read More »

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