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French EDF Energies, EREN acquire 50% stake in Indian solar power generator ACME

According to reports, two French green energy companies, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and EREN, have acquired 25% stake each in ACME Solar Energy Ltd, the solar energy arm of New Delhi-based ACME Cleantech Solutions in a Rs 550 crore deal. EDF EN is the renewable energy arm of French state-run utility Electricite De France SA. The Rs 650 crore ACME Cleantech has a current solar power generation capacity of 17.5 Megawatt (MW). Also, ACME Solar is developing two solar ... Read More »

DERC invites ideas for solar power metering

According to reports, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has invited suggestions and feedback from stakeholders on a proposal to introduce net metering for rooftop solar power generation as per guidelines laid down by the ministry of new and renewable energy. The commission claims that, with about 300 sunny days in Delhi a year and around 30 lakh households, Delhi has more than 700 sq km of built-up area for installation of photo-voltaic systems. With net metering, the commission will be able ... Read More »

Smart Grid investments to reach $274.9B in emerging markets

Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – over the next decade will reach $274.9 billion, outpacing developed countries. This investment will be aimed at reducing electricity theft, improving reliability and incorporating renewable energy into electricity grids, according to a study released today by Northeast Group, LLC. The annual study, Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2014, found that investments will include smart metering and advancements for transmission and distribution ... Read More »

Empee Sugars’ biomass power plant on the block

According to reports, Empee Sugars has decided to sell its 10 MW biomass-based power plant in Tamil Nadu. The plant located on a 14-acre land parcel in Pudukottai district has power purchase agreements for third party sale to industries. According to the senior officials, the company hopes to concentrate on larger power plants it operates under the power division and there are plans for expansion in the power sector. So, it has decided to exit the relatively small scale biomass ... Read More »

Infosys Awarded Highest LEED Rating for its BPO Building in Pune

Infosys,  today announced that its BPO building at the Hinjewadi campus in Pune, has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) India ‘Platinum’ rating by the Indian Green Building Council, the highest recognition for sustainable building design. With this, Infosys now has a total of eight buildings covering more than 2.5 million square feet of space that have garnered the prestigious Platinum rating. Some of the key features of the building include the use of- Efficient lighting: The use of LED and ... Read More »

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