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Solar players worried over Tamil Nadu purchase pact

According to reports, four days before the last date for submitting bids for securing rights to sell solar power to Tamil Nadu’s electricity distribution utility, Tangedco, several niggling issues in the power purchase agreement are worrying prospective bidders. Tangedco’s tender calls upon developers to put up solar power projects in the State, at locations of their choice, and sell power to the utility at tariffs that would be arrived at through the competitive bidding process. The tender wants to buy power ... Read More »

Sinovel gets approval to sell wind turbine machines in India

According to reports, Chinese company Sinovel which is one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world, has received the ‘type approval’ from the Centre for Wind Energy Technology to sell its (specified) machines in India. This approval effectively paves the way for Sinovel’s entry into the Indian wind market. The company has received approval for its 1.5 MW machine that has a rotor diameter of 82.92 metres and hub height of either 70 metres or 80 metres. Sinovel has ... Read More »

Delhi’s power islanding scheme put off to March

According to reports, over the course of the next few months Delhi will have to pray for no power fluctuations and no threats to the Northern Grid as its islanding scheme — a shield against the after-effects of a power grid collapse — is unlikely to be ready before March. The elaborate plan to island the city’s power installations that was accepted by the Union Ministry of Power this past October and supposed to be in place by January has now ... Read More »

Haryana govt to tap solar energy: Hooda

According to reports, the Haryana government would tap solar energy in a big way to generate additional power, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today. Interacting with mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting here, the Chief Minister said he had directed officers concerned to take technical advice for setting up solar power plants on canals. The state government has also signed a MoU with Bhutan for setting up a 1,500-2,000 MW hydro power project, he said. He said that work on the ... Read More »

Karnataka shifts solar park location due to non-availability of land

According to reports, minister for energy Shobha Karandlaje has said that owing to non-availability of government land and stiff resistance from some people, the government has decided to shift the proposed solar park from Bijapur district to Chitradurga district. Addressing presspersons here on Friday, she said that since the government had found adequate government land in Chitradurga, it has decided to shift the park from Bijapur. It may be noted that several people, including district in-charge Minister S.K. Bellubbi, had opposed ... Read More »

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike passes resolution to set up waste-to-energy plant

According to reports, amidst opposition even from members of the ruling party (BJP), the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council passed a resolution on Friday permitting Organic India Pvt. Ltd. to set up a waste-to-energy plant in Mandur. Opposition party leader M.K. Gunashekar, Janata Dal (S) Floor Leader Thimme Gowda, and councillors from Nandini Layout and Kacharakanahalli M. Nagaraj and Padmanabha Reddy, respectively, all sought to know the reason behind the move when the company had actually failed to put up ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh to get four wind monitoring stations

According to reports, to study the potential of harnessing wind power, four wind monitoring stations (WMS) will be set up in in Pilibhit, Sitapur, Shahjahanpur and Lakhimpur districts of Uttar Pradesh by the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET). After a year of analysis by C-WET, power plants based on wind energy will be developed in these areas on public-private partnership (PPP) model. This is the first time efforts are being made to tap wind power energy in northern India. ... Read More »

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