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Renewable energy finds no favour with discoms

According to reports, reeling under financial burden, the power distribution companies (discoms) in the state are not keen on buying power generated through non-conventional means in view of the high power tariff. None of the three discoms in the state are keen on entering into power purchase agreement (PPA) with alternate energy producers. This, despite the emphasis on promoting alternate energy sources by the state and union governments. The only notable PPA entered by state’s power management company was with ... Read More »

India to play a big part in GE’s next big bet- Industrial Internet

According to reports, Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, didn’t come to India in the late 1980s to sell outsourcing. He had jet engines and plastics on his mind. But meetings with top Indian government advisors and CEOs quickly convinced him about India’s invaluable status as a low-cost, offshore destination for outsourced services. A series of decisions led to the creation of Gecis (today’s Genpact) and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, GE is also unrecognisable ... Read More »

‘Achieving 20K MW solar power capacity by 2022 won’t be easy’

According to reports, poor financial health of power distribution companies and funding issues pose challenges to India’s plan of having 20,000 MW solar energy capacity by 2022, according to a senior government official. The ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, has set a target 20,000 MW installed solar power capacity by 2022. “We believe the 20,000 MW target is achievable. But it will not be easy as there are several challenges like inadequate transmission network, financial ability ... Read More »

Solar energy policy will not hit tribals: Kerala CM

According to reports, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday that proposals in the Solar Energy Policy of the government for use of tribal land for solar and other renewable energy projects would not lead to alienation of tribal lands. Replying to questions at his weekly Cabinet briefing, the Chief Minister said that the proposals were aimed at ensuring a steady income to tribals. Their land was to be used for generating solar power under terms of an agreement ... Read More »

Rs 30,000 each to beneficiary to install solar power panels

According to reports, in order to provide solar power-run equipment to the beneficiaries of Ram Manohar Lohia Gramin Awas Yojna, the state authorities have decided to provide Rs 30,000 each to beneficiary to install solar power panels. Over 1.14 lakh beneficiaries would be benefited by the scheme. The rural development department had consulted the agency concerned to select the model of fans, either ceiling or table, that would be suitable to run on solar power, simultaneously with light bulbs or ... Read More »

A beautiful future for small grids

According to reports, the academic buildings of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, are located on top of a steep hill. Even geared bicycles can climb up the slope only with difficulty. As a result, scooters and motorcycles abound on campus but there are no bicycles. Walking up the winding road is a strenuous exercise. It also takes time. The destination is in sight but is reached only with much huffing and puffing. The humid weather makes the climb ... Read More »

Solar City Project of Ministry of Renewable Energy Faces Dark Future

According to reports, the Solar City project under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has hit a road block for want of funds and land. Bhubaneswar was one of 60 cities identified by MNRE for Solar City project. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the nodal agency for implementation of the project, stated that lack of funds and financial assistance from the State Government has delayed the project. Drafted by OREDA in collaboration with Science and Technology Department, the project was ... Read More »

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