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Central Electricity Regulatory Commission to review regulation on wind power companies

According to reports, following opposition from various wind power producers lobbies, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the apex electricity regulator, would review its regulation on day-ahead forecast by wind power producers. The CERC order has been challenged in three high courts of the country by three different organisations. Indian wind power association (IWPA) has filed an injunction against the regulation in Delhi High Court, Wind Independent Power Producers’ Association (WIPPA) in Madras High Court and a recent addition, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) in Ahmedabad High Court. Wind power producers ... Read More »

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation proposes to set up 10 biogas plants, to spend Rs 10 crore

According to reports, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has proposed to set-up 10 biogas plants to generate power from wet garbage on pilot basis. The power generated will be used for street lights. Sanjay Kulkarni, executive engineer, environment department, PCMC, said that each bio-gas plant will have a capacity to utilise 5 tonnes of wet garbage per day. The civic body will be identifying locations for constructing these plants. It will need plots measuring around 5,000 to 10,000 sq ft for each plant. The ... Read More »

Is direct current making a comeback?

Acco0rding to reports, two mega trends are evident in the field of electricity. First, changing lifestyles are skewing consumption towards DC, as most devices we use today work on direct current — mobile phones, laptops and desktops, flat-screen TVs — and come with devices that convert AC to DC. Second, the energy-saving drive has spawned DC devices. Two examples of this are ‘brushless DC’ motors and LED lights. A DC-motor-based ceiling fan consumes 60 per cent less electricity, and while ... Read More »

Power companies asked to seek defence nod via nodal ministries only

According to reports, to ensure a proper check on credentials of power projects and their developers, Defence Ministry has sought routing of applications seeking its clearance for the proposed facilities through the concerned ministries only. Subsequently, the Defence Ministry would not entertain any applications unless they are routed through the Power Ministry or the New and Renewable Energy Ministry, as per the nature of the project. This has been communicated by the Defence Ministry to the two other ministries after ... Read More »

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