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Coimbatore suffers in darkness as wind energy generation falls

According to reports, it was a black Vinayaka Chathurthi in Coimbatore with the city witnessing more than 12 hours of power outages on Wednesday and Thursday. In one of the worst power cuts in recent history, the outages extended into the night. The outages started at 4 a.m. on Wednesday and went on until 1 a.m. on Thursday. People faced cuts in bursts of two to three hours. Officials attributed the outages to a sudden dip in wind energy production. A ... Read More »

Solar power mooted for hospitals, health centres in Odisha

According to reports, the State Government is planning to adopt solar energy for hospitals and health centres for ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the institutions. The objective is to make provision for adequate back-up power to tide over frequent power disruptions and maintain uninterrupted supply while reducing dependence on conventional energy. The move will also save consumption of diesel by DG sets, contributing to  lowering of GHG emissions. The Orissa Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has submitted a proposal to ... Read More »

Grid integration increases fear among energy experts

According to reports, even before the country would have learnt its lessons from the black out across north India on July 30 and 31, the talks of grid stability seem to be pointing at a possible vulnerability of the national grid once the southern grid is integrated into it by 2014. Surendra L Rao, former chairman of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ( CERC) and an energy expert says it loud that he is afraid of the future. “The south is also ... Read More »

CCI approves Winergy amalgamation with Siemens Ltd

According to reports, the Competition Commission has approved the proposed amalgamation of wind mill equipment maker Winergy Drive Systems India with diversified entity Siemens Ltd, saying the combination does not give rise to anti-competitive concerns. The proposed merger was approved by the boards of Siemens and Winergy in August. Approving the deal, Competition Commission of India in a order on September 13 said that based on the facts on record and the details provided in the notice, “the proposed combination ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh to replicate Gujarat model- plans five canal based solar power projects

According to reports, move over Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh is gearing up to become the largest producer of solar power in the country. In a first-of-its kind initiative, the UP government is planning to put to use its vast canal network, spanning over 74,000 km, to produce solar power. To begin with, the government plans to set up five pilot canal solar projects at locations across the state. Each of these projects will see the installation of solar panels over the canals, which would produce 10 mw energy each. Speaking ... Read More »

Guruvayur Devaswom Board to setup a waste management plant in Punnathurkotta

According to reports, the Guruvayur Devaswom Board will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Alappuzha-based company in a couple of days to set up a waste management plant in Punnathurkotta, where elephants owned by the board are housed. The draft of the agreement between the board and the company has been prepared and sent to the forest department for approval. Devaswom chairman T Chandramohan said, “The MoU is expected to be signed in a couple of days. We have sent the ... Read More »

China for resolving trade disputes with Indian solar panel companies

According to reports, the Chinese government today asked solar panel makers from China and India to continue with talks and cooperate to solve trade frictions, state run Xinhua reported. Reacting to reports that panel makers in India filed applications for an anti-dumping investigation against solar panels made in China and other countries, Commerce Ministry spokesman Shen Danyangsaid, “producers from both countries should diffuse disputes through dialogue”, it said. Earlier, he said companies from the two countries had agreed to conduct technology ... Read More »

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