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Suzlon Energy wins 84 MW order from Continuum Wind Energy

Suzlon Energy Ltd and Continuum Wind Energy have entered into a contract for the supply, erection and commissioning of 40 units of S95 – 2.1 MW turbines, corresponding to 84 MW in FY2012-13. The S95 turbine with its 95 meter rotor diameter is part of Suzlon’s S9X suite, which features larger and more efficient rotors, increased hub heights and technology enhancements, like the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology, are designed to harness power efficiently from lower wind speed sites. ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh Transco to strengthen, expedite network

According to reports, Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh has stepped up efforts to execute high tension evacuation lines and sub-stations in the State ahead of their schedule. By March, it expects to complete several major 400 kV sub-stations and lines. These include Shankarpally sub-station by October, Bhoopalapally-Gajwel line by December, Vijayawada thermal power station -Malkaram line by 2013, Krishnapatnam Nellore Quad-double circuit line of 36 km by March and Yeddumailaram-Gajwel line also by March. According to a statement from AP Transco, ... Read More »

Long-term cure lies in transparent tariff revisions, private investment: S&P

According to reports, a transparent tariff revision mechanism and participation by private players are the long-term solutions for a healthy electricity distribution sector in the country. The Government’s proposal to restructure short-term debts to the tune of Rs 1.20 lakh crore in the books of State Electricity Distribution Companies (Discoms) would provide them only a temporary reprieve from weakening finances, said global ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P). “We believe a sustained improvement in the credit quality of distribution companies and ... Read More »

A model biogas plant in Bangalore that produces 320 units of power a day

According to reports, the model biogas plant that uses wet waste to generate biogas/electricity on the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bangalore campus has been functioning well for nearly a year. The plant generates 90 kg of cooking gas a day that is used to generate around 320 units of power a day. This takes care of 25 per cent of the university’s electricity requirement. The plant generates three-phase power that is used by the university to operate sophisticated and energy-intensive equipment in ... Read More »

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to head GoM on bio-ethanol

According to reports,  Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) on pricing of bio-ethanol for blending with petrol and other related issues. “The Agriculture Minister will be the chairman of the GoM on bioethanol,” a senior government official told PTI. The GoM is authorised to examine all matters relating to pricing of bioethanol, its blending with petrol, and any other relevant issues and make its recommendations for formulating a suitable policy on the subject, he said. Finance Minister P ... Read More »

Pune’s ‘waste to energy’ project pays dividends

According to reports,  imagine a situation wherein 80 per cent of the solid waste generated daily is processed to produce energy. While most cities across Karnataka, particularly Bangalore, are still battling their garbage woes, the Pune Municipal Corporation appears to have stolen a march over other municipal corporations by having a good portion of its waste converted into energy. At a time when projects generating energy and compost out of segregated waste (mainly biodegradable waste) are catching up, the Pune ... Read More »

Rs 70 million project for solar street lights in Amritsar, Punjab

According to reports, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, chief parliamentary secretary health and family welfare Punjab, met the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) director Balour Singh at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh to discuss the issue of using solar energy to power street lights in Amritsar. The meeting concluded that  a Rs. 7-crore project would be taken up in the initial stages to provide solar street-lighting to 70 villages in Amritsar. The cost for the project would be shared by Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, Dr. Navjot ... Read More »

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