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Russia’s Rosatom may acquire wind power projects in India

According to reports, attracted by the opportunities in India’s green energy space, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp. is planning to enter the country’s renewable energy sector. To start with, the Moscow-based Rosatom, through its unit JSC OTEK, may acquire wind energy projects in India. Rosatom, which has a partnership with state-run Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, is also planning to set up small hydropower projects in the country. “They are ... Read More »

Coal India will set up 1,000 Megawatt solar power generation capacity: Piyush Goyal

According to reports, power, coal, mines and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal has announced that state-owned miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) will set up 1,000 Megawatt (Mw) solar power generation capacity in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint. “Power PSUs are working on switching to renewable energy sources for generation of power. Coal India is also working to set up 1 GW of solar power generation. We will continue to work towards achieving 10 GW of renewable power capacity ... Read More »

Karnataka discoms barred from buying more wind power

According to reports, Thermal power plants are facing the heat from wind energy, prompting the regulator in Karnataka to order distribution companies to stop signing any power purchase agreement (PPA) with wind electricity suppliers until further notice. In an April 25 letter to Rajneesh Goel, additional chief secretary with the energy department of Karnataka, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), noted that the state has already signed enough PPAs with renewable energy developers to ensure it fulfils its renewable purchase obligation (RPO), ... Read More »

Govt imposes one-year ban on 71 solar panel companies

According to reports, the government has barred 71 firms from rooftop solar projects for a year by removing them from the panel that makes them eligible to bid. These include Amra Raja Electronics Ltd, Cleantech Synergy, Hollandia Power Solutions, IL&FS Energy Development Co and Jindal Green Technologies. The government has written to the companies saying they had failed to update details of the projects that they had executed. “Empanelled companies offer solar panels, which are technically complaint with standard requirements. All ... Read More »

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