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Gujarat bought 7,08,254 million units electricity from pvt sector in 2012

According to reports, Gujarat government bought 65,900 million unit (MU) electricity in 2011 and 7,08,254 MU in 2012 at average price of Rs 2.97 and Rs 3.27 per unit from private companies. In a written reply to Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar, state energy and petrochemical minister Saurabh Patel said that in 2011 and 2012, the state government bought 17,759 MU and 19,446 MU respectively from central sector, 26,067 MU and 23,270 MU from Gujarat State Electricity Ltd and 5,205 MU and ... Read More »

More sops needed to make energy from waste viable

According to reports, even as the Budget this year has stated that waste-to-energy projects will be financed by public-private partnership (PPP) mode, a lot needs to be worked out. The fine modality of waste collection, separation and disposal in a smooth fashion needs a great deal of technical and manpower support. Despite economic growth India has not been able to manage the waste churned out due to higher consumption. The country disposes more than 188 million tonnes of garbage every day. ... Read More »

Mahindra Reva to launch e2o electric vehicle in India on Mar 18

According to reports, Mahindra Reva, a part of 15.9 billion dollars Mahindra Group, today announced that it would launch its next generation electric vehicle– the e2o– in the domestic market on March 18. The Mahindra e2o (powered by Reva) was unveiled at the last Auto Expo here during January 2012. “We are delighted to announce the launch of the e2o, which will mark a significant milestone in Mahindra’s automotive journey. Electric vehicles today epitomise clean and green driving and Mahindra wants ... Read More »

40 projects sanctioned under RGGVY in Rajasthan

Under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), 40 projects (25 projects in X Plan and 15 projects in XI Plan) of Rajasthan were sanctioned  for  electrification of 4,339 un/de-electrified villages (UEV), intensive electrification of 34,783 partially electrified villages (PEV) and release of free electricity connections to 12,24,417 Below Poverty Line ( BPL) households. Cumulatively, as on 31.01.2013, the electrification works in 4,102 UE villages, 32,294 PE villages have been completed and free electricity connections to 11,20,242 BPL households have been ... Read More »

Northern Grid will get connected with Southern Grid by 2014

The Northern Grid will be connected with the Southern Grid on synchronous mode by 2014 with the completion of two 765 KV S/C transmission lines. These Two 765 kV S/C transmission lines from Raichur (Karnataka) to Sholapur (Maharashtra) are under construction. One line is being constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. while the other is being constructed by M/s. Raichur Sholapur Transmission Company Limited (RSTCL). As per the sub-Section (a) to (i) of Section 5.4.2, of the Indian ... Read More »

India sets target of 15,000 MW of wind Energy during 12th plan period

The Government has set a target of 15000 MW of wind power to be installed during 12th Plan period.  The capital expenditure for setting up one MW wind power project is approximately Rs.6 crores. A total capacity of 18551 MW from wind energy has already been established in the country.  This is around 9% of the total installed power capacity in the country. The Government has been promoting wind power projects through private sector investment by providing fiscal and promotional ... Read More »

Welspun Energy ties up Rs 8.85 billion for 130 MW solar project

According to reports, Welspun Energy, India’s biggest developer of solar projects, today said it has tied up funds for its 130 megawatt (MW) solar project in Madhya Pradesh. The company said it has arranged Rs 885 crore from a banking consortium led by the Central Bank of India. The project located in Mandsuar district of Madhya Pradesh will start generating power by May 2014. The 130 MW project is the largest solar project in the country. Welspun Energy Ltd (WEL), which ... Read More »

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