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Wind power producers oppose competitive bidding for projects

According to reports, the newly-formed Wind Independent Power Producers Association (WIPPA) has started off with two major campaign themes — opposing price discovery of wind power tariff through a competitive bidding route and moving the judiciary to enforce renewable purchase obligation. WIPPA, which had been in the forming for several months now, was formally launched at Renergy 2013, a conference of the renewable energy industry organised here by the Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA). WIPPA is an association of wind IPPs, ... Read More »

South to get the lion’s share of solar plants

According to reports, southern districts will take the lion’s share of new solar power plants to be set up under the State’s Solar Energy Policy. Of the plants approved for 209 megawatt (MW), the south will have 155 MW, of which Ramanathapuram district alone accounts for 97 MW, Tuticorin 33, Sivaganga 17 and Virudhunagar 8. Capacities of the proposed plants vary from one MW to 10 MW to 23 MW to 60 MW. In monetary terms, this development means that these ... Read More »

Kerala PSUs to switch over to solar power

According to reports, ten more public sector units are looking to switch to solar energy after Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) today became the first. P. K. Kunhalikkutty, Minister for Industries, switched on the off-grid solar photo voltaic system at the KSIDC corporate office here in the city. He commended the effort, saying that it was a pioneering initiative that should be emulated by Government departments across the State. “We are happy that KSIDC is setting an example for other ... Read More »

Mitzuki to launch solar products in India

According to reports, Japan-based Mitzuki Corporation Ltd is entering the Indian market with the introduction of solar-powered products. The company, which is part of the UAE-based Legend Group, is introducing solar water heater, heat pump, solar inverter, solar lights, security cameras and other home security products. “Apart from our research and development wing in Japan, we have three design and production bases in Malaysia, Taiwan and China. However, we are planning to invest Rs 300 crore to set up a production ... Read More »

Wind brings weekend relief from power cuts in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, for the Tamil Nadu government the answer to the power crisis appears to be blowing in the wind. Over the weekend, the state’s windmills came to the rescue of Chennaiites who have been reeling under the searing May summer and extended power cuts. Tamil Nadu electricity board (TNEB) relaxed curbs on power supply in most parts of the city on Saturday and Sunday as about 2,800 megawatt (MW) of power was generated through wind energy.  TNEB officials ... Read More »

Solar power all set to heat things up as Tamil Nadu pushes the rooftop scheme

According to reports, after making rain water harvesting a mass movement, the state government is now working towards a mass revolution in generating solar power from the rooftops, according to chairman and managing director of Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency, Sudeep Jain Hit hard by a power crisis, the state is focusing on renewable energy and has now embarked on a major solar energy initiative by announcing the Solar Energy Policy and is trying to generate 3,000 MW in the next ... Read More »

Reliance Power Solar-Thermal Plant Stalled by Water Delay

According to reports, a Reliance Power Ltd. (RPWR) solar-thermal plant should start up next month after missing a May deadline because Indian authorities failed to lay a water pipeline to the site in time, Chief Executive Officer Jayaram P. Chalasani said. The 100-megawatt project “is ready to go” as soon as the water arrives, Chalasani told reporters today in Mumbai. The Rajasthan state government is completing the pipeline and the plant should begin generating after testing, he said. India extended the ... Read More »

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