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Poor enforcement of purchase obligation leading to unsold renewable energy certificates in India

According to reports, more than 50,000 renewable energy certificates (RECs) remained unsold even at the floor prices in the trading in RECs on Wednesday. Vishal Pandya, Director, REConnect, a consultancy that operates in the REC trading area, said this was due to lack of enforcement of the ‘renewable purchase obligations’ (RPO). Pandya was speaking at a conference on ‘Dependability of REC Mechanism, RPO and Power Trading in solar industry’ organised by the Energy and Fuel Users’ Association (ENFUSE). He said the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu starts implementing solar home lighting programme

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu Government has commenced the implementation of its ambitious programme to provide solar-powered lights to 300,000 homes in the State. Work on this has been going on in the last couple of weeks in the Tiruchi district and 60,000 homes would be lighted in the current financial year, Sudeep Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), said today. (The government intends to do it in phase of 60,000 homes over a five-year period. ... Read More »

Experts call for sustainable expansion of India’s Power Industry

According to reports, reflecting on the perceived travails in the Indian energy sector, policymakers, business leaders, experts and stakeholders from across the spectrum rooted for low-carbon sources to generate sustainable power at the Power Industry India 2012 held today. The two-day conference has been jointly endorsed by The Energy and Resources Institute’s Business Council for Sustainable Development (TERI-BSCD), UK Trade and Investment, Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA) and the Indian Power Producers Association of India, and enjoys the support of the ... Read More »

Emergent Ventures India registers solar programme of activity with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

According to reports, Emergent Ventures India (EVI) has registered its solar programme of activity (PoA)-National Solar Power Development Programme, India (NSPDP)-with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With this registration, new grid connected solar power projects can be added to this PoA without the risk of not registering before December 2012, which marks the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) provides a promising area, where additional revenues can be harnessed ... Read More »

Offshore wind potential could transform power scene in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, tailwinds are spurring on the wind power sector in Tamil Nadu. As is well known, Tamil Nadu is the national champion of wind energy, with 7,055 MW of wind power capacity, or about 40 per cent of all wind power capacity in the entire country. In 2011-12, the wind mills in Tamil Nadu produced 9.7 billion units, accounting for 13 per cent of all the energy fed into the grid. On the basis of this solid foundation, a ... Read More »

India Has Estimated Potential for 19,750 MW of Small Hydro Power Projects

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah a couple of days ago informed Rajya Sabha that India has an estimated potential of about 19,750 MW of Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects. So far, 898 SHP projects with an aggregate capacity of 3411 MW have been set up and 348 projects aggregating to 1309 MW are under implementation. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ensures performance testing of all the plants for their functionality. He said that the ... Read More »

Indian Energy Exchange Chief suggests differential pricing for electricity

According to reports, to ensure optimum utilisation of electricity, Chief of the power exchange, IEX, Jayant Deo has suggested different pricing of power depending on the needs of consumers. Deo stepped down on Friday as Managing Director and CEO of Indian Energy Exchange after being at the helm since its inception nearly four years ago. He would remain as advisor to the bourse. According to him, supply of electricity to consumers could be classified into three broad categories – essential services, ... Read More »

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