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Maharashtra to revive Rs. 20 billion Sakri solar project

According to reports, the Maharashtra Government is trying to revive the Rs 2,000-crore Sakri solar power project in Dhule, northern Maharashtra. The 150-MW project hit a major hurdle in 2011 when the State Forest Department objected to the site of the plant, as it was a declared forest under Government records. Efforts are on to get the forest clearance by March, so that the project can be back on track. The mega solar project was declared in May 2011, a ... Read More »

Sun, Thorium future of Indias energy: Kakodkar

According to reports, the newly-appointed head of National Solar Mission Anil Kakodkar on Saturday said that solar energy and Thorium have answers for India’s energy needs. He was speaking at Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association Science Forum on ‘Sustainable Energy Security for India: Challenges and Options’. “If we have to meet 5,000 kWh per capita consumption of electricity at an estimated usage of 8 trillion units per year, coal will last only 11 years, where as Uranium and its ... Read More »

Unable to redetermine tariff:Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission

According to reports, the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday expressed its inability to redetermine power tariff for 2010-11 and 2011-12 in view of the stay on the revised tariff for the current fiscal and pendency of tariff- related cases in legal fora. ‘’Redetermination of tariff for the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12, as per Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE) order, is not feasible at this stage in view of the stay on revised tariff for 2011-12 on domestic ... Read More »

Solar power project commissioned in Chhattisgarh

According to reports, Kolkata-based crystalline photo voltaic module maker as well as EPC contractor; Vikram Solar Group, announced the commissioning of 2 MW grid-connected solar power project at Khaora, in Chhattisgarh. While solar PV modules are manufactured by Vikram Solar at its facility at Falta Special Economic Zone near Kolkata; the EPC contracts are carried out by its joint venture arm, Vikram Proener Projects. The company has already commissioned a 5 MW solar power plant project in Gujarat in December ... Read More »

Mytrah Energy to increase wind energy generation capacity

According to reports, renewable energy generation company, Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd, is set to augment capacity of about 150 MW through two wind farms in Andhra Pradesh and 250 MW more in Rajasthan, Karnataka and Maharashtra, taking the installed power generation capacity up to 500 MW by June 2012. “Once installed, this will make us the largest wind energy company in the country with a total capacity of 500 MW up from 100 MW now,” Mr Vikram Kailas, Managing Director ... Read More »

Suzlon, 2 other companies keen on offshore wind farms off Tamil Nadu coast

According to reports, Suzlon, Bharat Light and Power Pvt Ltd, and another company called Greenshore Energy, have shown interest in putting up large-scale wind farms in the seas near Tamil Nadu, it is reliably learnt. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Government have told Business Line that the Government has received four applications from these three companies. These companies have said that they would do wind assessment at their own cost. It is further learnt that these companies want to put ... Read More »

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