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Andhra Pradesh announces solar policy sans feed-in tariff

According to reports, the government of Andhra Pradesh today announced its solar policy. The policy does not specify any limit on the total capacity of solar power plants that can be put up under it. It also neither provides for a fixed feed-in tariff (like Gujarat did), nor does it make way for price discovery through a reverse bidding process (as in the case of the National Solar Mission). However, the policy spells out the state’s stand on issues such as ... Read More »

Trishe Wind Energy Acquires Minneapolis-based National Wind LLC

National Wind LLC has been acquired by Trishe Wind Energy Inc. Trishe Wind Energy is part of Trishe Energy Group, founded in India. Trishe Energy Group is an international developer of wind energy with over 4000 MW of wind projects completed or under development in the U.S. and India. Under its new ownership, National Wind–A Trishe Group Company continues to develop community-partnered wind projects in the U.S. Since the beginning of 2012, National Wind has added five members to its ... Read More »

Shobha paints bleak power picture in Karnataka-cites deficit rainfall and low wind

According to reports, compared to last year, the state may face a severe power crisis this year, following deficit rainfall and low wind velocity. For production of electricity, the state mainly depends of wind power from September to December, but for the past one week, wind velocity has drastically decreased, minister for energy Shobha Karandlaje told reporters here on Wednesday. Last year during this period, 1,500MW was produced every day through wind power but for the past one week, only around ... Read More »

Korean firm to set up 330-MW solar projects in Kerala

According to reports, the State Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green signal for setting up solar projects in various parts of the State with a combined generation capacity of 330 MW. Addressing a press conference soon after the weekly Cabinet meeting here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the solar project would be established by the Korean company Hanjong Energy and Technology Pvt. Ltd. The company had promised to provide power at Rs.3.25 a unit or in accordance with the power tariff ... Read More »

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission may restore original slabs for power tariff

According to reports, in the wake of widespread complaints of inflated power bills, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday proposed to make certain adjustments in power tariff structure, which may bring relief to a majority of consumers. DERC has now proposed to revert to the original tariff structure, which will mean restoration of the slab for consumption between 201and 400 units, which was abolished by the regulator while effecting a 26 per cent hike in tariff for domestic consumers in ... Read More »

Grid frequency norms add to power woes

According to reports, tightening of grid frequency norms by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has increased power deficit in the state by 20% since September 17. Struggling with the problem of a drastic fall in wind power generation, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has increased unscheduled load shedding. On September 19, wind energy generation almost stopped. Windmills had been contributing 2,800-3,200MW for more than three months. Chennai, already facing a one-hour power cut, has been spared the additional burden ... Read More »

BHU eyes hydrogen as fuel for future

According to reports, even as the rising prices of conventional fuels burn holes in people’s pockets and threaten governments, scientists at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are busy devising ways to increase the production of Hydrogen from water to find a suitable substitute for fossil fuels. According to scientist and professor emeritus at Centre for Hydrogen Energy, department of Physics, BHU, Prof ON Srivastava, the BHU scientists are currently carrying out interdisciplinary studies to maximize extraction of hydrogen by replacing anodes with ... Read More »

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