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Wind capacity additionin India likely to fall between 800-1000MW due to accelerated depreciation removal- ICRA

According to reports, discontinuation of the accelerated depreciation (AD) benefit for the wind energy sector is likely to result in a fall in capacity addition to the range of 800-1,000 mw in the near term. While the long-term outlook is seen as intact, scheme discontinuation is expected to impact the wind power capacity addition in the near term, according to rating agency Icra. Discontinuation of AD benefit would keep capacity addition for FY2013 lower than that achieved in FY2012. With ... Read More »

Gujarat Pollution Control Board ‘s 80KW solar-powered building inaugurated

According to reports, the new building of the  Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) at  Gandhinagar which is completely solar-powered was inaugurated on Friday. The  solar power facility supplies a total of 80 kilowatts of electricity to the building. The new building of GPCB will be used as a research and resource centre with a library and a training institute. National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) has certified GPCB as a national laboratory. Speaking at the inauguration, Gujarat ... Read More »

India Plan panel member bats for wind power, smartgrid

According to reports, addressing the 34th annual convocation of the Indian School of Mines University (ISMU) in Dhanbad on Friday,  Planning Commission member Bal  Krishna Chaturvedi called for popularizing power generation through wind mills. Chaturvey, who retired as a cabinet secretary, handed degrees to 757 graduates and 27 students who completed their PhD. Chaturvedi said wind was a prolific source of renewable energy. In India, wind farms are working successfully in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra while states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, ... Read More »

Vikram Solar Commissions a 2MW Solar Power Plant in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Vikram Solar announces the commissioning & launch of a grid-connected power plant of 2 MW capacity in Kharora, 38 KM from the city of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. This plant is set up under the RPSSGP Scheme of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and Chhattisgarh Investment Limited. The plant has been inaugurated by Dr. Raman Singh, the Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and was presided over by Swami Shri Satyaroopanand Ji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Raipur. This solar photovoltaic grid-connected ... Read More »

Mahindra Powerol plans to get into solar inverters

According to reports, Mahindra Powerol, engaged in the business of diesel generators, inverters and home UPS, is working on hybrid power solutions. “We are planning to get into solar-based inverters and working on the prototype,” P. Palaniappan, Business Head of Mahindra Powerol, a part of the Rs.1,000-crore farm equipment division of Mahindra & Mahindra, said at a press conference here on Thursday. Mahindra Powerol launched higher range of home UPS — 2.5kVA, 3.5kVA and 5kVA — and “extra life” batteries. ... Read More »

Power Grid Corporation of India to develop UP towns as ‘smart-grid’ cities

According to reports, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Thursday proposed developing Firozabad, a town near Agra, as a model of the ambitious ‘smart grid-smart city’ project that would add a new dimension to power distribution. The proposal was mooted at a high-level meeting between PGCIL chairman and managing director R.N. Nayak and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. In a presentation given to the chief minister, Nayak informed in detail about the plans and projects of the ... Read More »

Orissa demands subsidy for discoms to buy solar power

According to reports, the state energy minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak demanded that Centre should provide subsidy to power distributing companies (discoms) for buying costlier solar power, otherwise consumers in the state would be burdened with higher electricity bills. “The state consumers are unwilling to pay for high cost solar power. The government of India should subsidise solar power purchase by discoms,” he said at the inaugural function of a solar power plant near Khurda. The 1 MW capacity plant is ... Read More »

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