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Use renewable sources of energy, says Abdullah

According to reports, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Wednesday called for making extensive use of renewable sources of energy to reduce the country’s dependence on conventional sources. Speaking at the commissioning of the 40 kwp (kilowatts-peak) solar power project at Raj Bhavan, Abdullah said that making use of solar power and wind power will help reduce the country’s dependence on conventional sources of fuel such as coal, petroleum and gas. He also pointed out that the nation ... Read More »

Kozhikode Corporation to install LED streetlights

According to reports, in a bid to reduce power consumption, the Kozhikode corporation authorities have decided to install LED lights. The civic body is considering two separate proposals comprising installation of LED lights and solar-powered LED lights in its limit on an experimental basis. The decision was taken in the wake of suggestion put forth by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) when the civic body approached them to entrust the work on the introduction of metering facility for streetlights. ... Read More »

Gamesa India bags the CII-EHS excellence award

The Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) conferred its prestigious Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Excellence 2012 Award on Gamesa Wind Turbines Private, the wholly owned subsidiary of a Spanish Wind Energy MNC company. Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited was chosen under the Renewable Energy sector amongst several contenders. On behalf of the Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited, the award was received by Mr. MC. Mallikarjune Gowda, General Manager-HSE, from Mr. Premkumar Pandurangam, Senior Director-Sustainability, Cognizant Technology. “The recent CII-EHS Excellence award ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh issues Government Order to encourage solar power

According to reports, the state government on Monday announced its policy for encouraging solar power production in the state and issued a GO (No. 22) to this effect. In view of the potential to harness solar power, it was felt that net metering facility be provided to the consumers to generate solar power for self-consumption and feeding excess power into the grid when it is not being consumed by them. AP Transco recently installed 100 KW solar plant at Vidyut Soudha, ... Read More »

Nehru Memorial College plans to establish solar park on 20 acres

According to reports, the two-day national seminar on ‘resolving power crisis through solar energy’ organised by the Innovation Incubator (i2) of Nehru Memorial College (NMC), Puthanampatti near here, commenced on Monday. The event was sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, Syndicate Bank and Public Action. P.Annadurai, Chief Engineer, Tangedco, Tiruchi, said that the State government has already announced a State Solar Policy which envisages power cut-free State by 2014. He reminded about government subsidy of Rs.2 ... Read More »

Power deficit peaks in the South of India

According to reports, exposing chinks in the latest turnaround of the power sector’s performance at the national level, southern states are seeing the power scenario touch worrisome levels. The region failed to meet up to 17 per cent of its peak power demand of 36,000 megawatt (Mw) in January. This was the highest monthly deficit in the south in recent times. By contrast, the western region registered a deficit of 5.8 per cent, eastern region 5.4 per cent and the North ... Read More »

Suzlon bond fizzles in Asian secondary credit markets

According to reports, five new deals yesterday took centre stage today in Asian secondary credit markets, with the attention on the 5-year bonds from wind-turbine maker Suzlon. The 2018s, with the backing of a State Bank of India standby letter of credit, was the worst-performing bond among the five, widening some 20bp in the morning from 419bp over US Treasuries, the level at which priced. Quotes hovered at that level for the rest of the day. “That deal was a bit ... Read More »

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