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Step up wind power capacity to be auctioned, says industry

According to reports, the wind industry has welcomed the launch of the second round of auction of wind power capacity for 1,000 MW, but has unequivocally said “not enough”. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director of Gamesa India, the country’s biggest wind turbine company, wants 3,000 MW of capacity auctioned now and another 3,000 MW by October, and another 3,000 MW in the last quarter of the year. “Only then will the market momentum achieved last year be maintained,” Kymal ... Read More »

Commission to fix feed-in tariff for solar power

According to reports, for the first time in the country , a feed-in tariff for rooftop solar power will be fixed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) soon. State power utility Tangedco has proposed the new tariff to resolve the net-metering problems faced by rooftop power generators. Many individuals, schools, colleges and other buildings have solar power units on terraces but are unable to connect them to the grid without a net meter which calculates the number of ... Read More »

State run EESL to invest 100 million pounds in UK over next three years

According to reports, State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will invest 100 million pounds in the UK over the next 3 years with an aim to create space in the country’s 6.4-billion pounds energy efficiency services market. EESL entered into a joint venture with EnergyPro Ltd, an advisory company in energy efficiency, and invested in EPAL, earlier a wholly-owned arm of the EnergyPro. EESL would route its investments through EPAL. “EESL has already invested 7 million pounds in the EPAL. ... Read More »

In turbine manufacturing, wind blowing the India way

According to reports, India will soon be the global manufacturing hub for wind turbines, just as China is for solar panels today, feels Tulsi Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon Energy. In a chat with Business Line on the sidelines of Windergy 2017, an international conference of the wind industry organised in New Delhi by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association last week, Tanti said that the position of ‘global manufacturing hub for the wind industry’ is today “vacant”. China ... Read More »

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