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Punjab government focuses to generate 400 MW power through solar plants

According to reports, the Punjab Government has set a target to generate 400 megawatt power through solar power plants in the state. “Punjab has abundant sunlight which is available for more than 330 days in a year with good insulation levels, so the abundant energy can be utilized for generation of power during the day time through solar power plants,” an official release said here today. “The projects which were earlier considered uneconomical are now considered acceptable and viable in view ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu goes out of favour with wind energy investors

According to reports, despite the state desperately needing alternative sources of energy, wind energy producers are no longer keen on setting up new mills in the state. A huge backlog in paying arrears and a low price for the energy produced by windmills are forcing investors to look at other states like Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board owes 1,500 crore to the wind energy producers. The dues have accumulated over the past 14 months, said K Kasturirangan, chairman, Indian Wind Power Association. ... Read More »

Small industries in Tamil Nadu seek subsidised solar power

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu Government should provide solar power to MSMEs at a subsidised rate to beat the impact of the acute power cut, according to the Coimbatore District Small Industries’ Association (Codissia). It has also demanded that the Government ensure a level playing field for industries in the region by distributing equally the available power among all regions in the State. Codissia President R. Ramachandran, in a statement, said the MSMEs in the region have been reeling under ... Read More »

Hyderabad to introduce ‘Energy Conservation Building Code’ (ECBC) for new commercial buildings

According to reports, new commercial properties in the city will have to be ‘Energy Conservation Building Code’ (ECBC) compliant. Chief secretary Minnie Mathew had recently convened a special meeting with representatives of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) department, department of energy, New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL), Town and Country Planning Office and ECBC technical expert from IIIT and took a ... Read More »

DERC penalises Tata Power Delhi Distribution

According to reports, Delhi’s power regulator DERC has imposed a penalty of around Rs 19,000 on Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) for failing to provide electricity connection to a consumer within the prescribed time limit of 30 days. The order by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), which is a quasi-judicial body, came in response to a petition filed against TPDDL by Vijender Kumar Sharma, a resident of Tri Nagar in East Delhi. In the order, the DERC said Sharma had ... Read More »

Power generation capacity of 88,000 MW, 30000MW of renewables, targeted in 2012-17

According to reports, The Planning Commission has set a target of adding over 88,000 MW of power generation capacity in the 12th Plan period (2012-17). In order to bridge the gap between peak demand and peak deficit, and provide for faster retirement of the old energy inefficient plants, the target for the 12th Plan has been fixed at 88,425 MW,” said the 12th Plan document. The Commission had earlier estimated a capacity addition requirement of 75,785 MW in the next ... Read More »

ACC wants changes in policy to burn municipal waste in cement kilns

According to reports, the best way to handle the problem of disposal of municipal or industrial waste is to burn it in cement kilns, says ACC Ltd. For this, however, some tweaking of the policy is required. Burning waste in cement kilns is better than destroying them in incinerators or using them as landfill, says Ulhas Parlikar, Director – Geocycle Business, ACC Ltd. This is because the temperature inside a cement kiln can go as high as 2,000 degree Celsius at ... Read More »

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