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SJVN to commission 412 MW Rampur wind energy project in FY14

According to reports, RP Singh, chief managing director, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam(SJVN Ltd) expects the company’s 412 megawatt Rampur unit to be commissioned by FY14. “This unit is likely to generate about 1,700-1,800 million units of energy. However, the unit will not be producing any power before FY15,” Singh said in an interview to CNBC-TV18. Meanwhile, the company aims to close the current financial year with energy generation of 6,800 milllion units. Below is the edited transcript of Singh’s interview to CNBC-TV18. Q: We understand you ... Read More »

Mahindra sees 500 Mw opportunity in solar

According to reports, Mahindra group’s three-year-old foray into the solar power sector is in the midst of takeoff. The company says that it could set-up as much as 500 megawatts of solar power in the next 24-36 months. This opportunity however is not restricted just to the projects it had won during the national solar mission. It has already set-up a five megawatt power project, and yet another 33 megawatts power project, both under the tariff-based bidding as a part of ... Read More »

ONGC hopes to double oil, gas production in India by 2030

According to reports, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is contemplating putting buying stakes in power sector – hydro, solar, hydel and nuclear – and plans are afoot to double the oil and gas production in India by 2030, its chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudev has said. Launching the production operations from the first onshore marginal gas fields in Krishna-Godavari Basin at Ponnamanda on Thursday, he said the ONGC has 110 marginal fields across India, a few of which ... Read More »

Hyundai reviewing solar power option for plant in India

According to reports, Tamil Nadu’s crippling power problems is prompting some of its bigger industrial players to look for off-the-grid alternatives. The latest to “contemplate” such alternative sources of power is Hyundai Motor India. The company is “actively considering the solar option which is at a planning stage right now,” said Sanjay Pillai, vice president HR, HMI. “The study is still going on right now.’ According to the Tamil Nadu government mandated policy, industrial power consumers in the state will need ... Read More »

Tirunelveli Corporation plans power generation from waste

According to reports, in a bid to bring down its electricity bill, the Municipal Corporation has proposed to establish a biomethanation plant to produce 400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of power from organic waste and waste water. The project, expected to ease the short-staffed Corporation’s burden of disposing the mounting garbage in the town, is to be implemented on an outlay of Rs. 1 crore. According to data available with the Corporation, 160 tonnes of solid waste are generated every day in ... Read More »

India installs 210 MW of grid-tied solar PV in February 2013

According to reports, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) reports that 210 MW of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity was added in February 2013, as the largest source of new renewable energy generation in the nation during the month. This brings India to 505 MW of grid-tied PV added during fiscal year (FY) 2012-2013, for a total of 1.45 GW installed to date. Additionally, MNRE reports 17.6 MW of new off-grid PV in FY 2012-2013, for a total ... Read More »

Hutti Gold Mines sets up bio-diesel plant

According to reports, Hutti Gold Mines is making its own contribution for ‘green earth’ through harnessing renewable energies. A 1,000-litre capacity bio-diesel plant has been set up at the production centre to blend bio-diesel with diesel. HGML managing director A.K. Monnappa, who is also the Managing Director of Karnataka Biofuel Development Board, said HGML uses nearly 50,000 litres of diesel a month for its production needs. The bio-diesel produced is blended with the fossil fuel to save energy, he added. Read More »

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