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Kerala rooftop solar scheme on shaky ground

Reports ask whether the rooftop solar programme, launched by the State government a fortnight ago, be a boon to the power-starved State? Several experts in the field are of the view that the scheme might fail, if not implemented with utmost care. It is pointed out that for a mass project which has no parallels in Kerala in terms of technology integration, a failure at the grassroots level will be counterproductive in the long-term. The pilot project, envisaged to provide off-grid power ... Read More »

Pune Municipal Corporation waste plant to generate 10 MW electricity

According to reports, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s Rochem Green plant to generate energy from waste will soon start generating 10 mega watt electricity. “The plant currently uses 300 metric tonne waste to generate 3 mega watt electricity. It will soon upgraded to take 700 metric tonne waste to generate 10 mega watt electricity,” said Suresh Jagtap, joint commissioner and incharge of municipal solid waste at PMC. Pune city generates around 1,600 metric tonne garbage every day. Of which, waste to energy projects make use of 375 ... Read More »

India’s first viability-gap funded transmission project inaugurated

According to reports, India’s first viability-gap funded, 99-km power transmission line project, in Haryana, was inaugurated on Monday. The 400 KV double circuit Jharli-Kabulpur-Rohtak line was built by a joint venture of Kalpataru Power Transmission and Techno Electric and Engineering Company. The Rs 444-crore public-private-partnership project with the Haryana Government has received Rs 92 crore of viability gap funding from Government of India. The joint venture partners brought in Rs 76 crore of equity (51 per cent with Kalpataru) and ... Read More »

Tangedco told to pay dues to PPN Power Company

According to reports, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity has upheld the decision of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission in a case relating to a dispute between Tamil Nadu’s electricity distribution company, Tangedco, and a private power generator, PPN Power Company. The dispute involves payment by Tangedco to PPN an amount of Rs 190 crore plus running interest charges. Tangedco had argued before the state regulatory commission, TNERC, that it was entitled to prompt payment rebates even if it settled only ... Read More »

Jakson Power plans 100 mw solar power capacity in next 3 years

According to reports, Jakson Power Solutions is aiming commissioning 100 MW of solar power generation capacity in next 3 years. The Delhi NCR headquartered company that announced commissioning of its first 20 mw project on 100 acres in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan has also acquired 250 acres of additional land to scale up capacity. Newly commissioned 20 mw solar power plant has been set up with an investment of Rs 200 crore under government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Jakson Power ... Read More »

Morgan Stanley-Backed Continuum Gets Loan for India Wind Farm

Earlier last month we had mentioned that a consortium led by the State Bank of India (SBI) funded Rs. 900 crore  to Bothe Windfarm Development, a project company of Continuum Wind Energy. According to reports today, Continuum Wind Energy, backed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners LP, received a 9-billion rupee ($164 million) loan from banks for a wind farm in India. The lenders led by the State Bank of India (SBIN) issued letters of credit to the local unit of Vestas Wind Systems A/S ... Read More »

BS Enviro acquires 51% in Skywater India

According to reports, BS Enviro Solutions Limited, a newly-incorporated subsidiary of Hyderabad-based telecom infrastructure company BS Limited, has acquired a 51% stake in air-to-water generators’ manufacturer Skywater India Private Limited. Skywater, a part of New York-based private investment fund Harbinger Capital Partners, has its research and development (R&D) facility and a manufacturing plant with an installed capacity to churn out 200 units of air-to-water generators a month in Hyderabad. The company’s technology was invented and patented in the US and is ... Read More »

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