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Anand Kumar replaces Rajeev Kapoor as secretary MNRE

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, as many as 17 officials have appointed secretaries at various ministries. New and Renewable Power secretary Rajeev Kapoor has been moved to Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals as secretary and has been replaced by Anand Kumar, Managing Director National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. Read More »

TN Govt to set up solar panels atop Chennai Corpn buildings

According to reports, Tamil Nadu goverment will set up solar panels atop Chennai Corporation buildings with the aim of tapping 88 lakh units of power potential. Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said an estimated 5.5 MW of power a day can be generated by installing solar panels atop these buildings. “It has been estimated that a total of 88 lakh units of power can be generated annually from solar energy,” he said. The scheme will be implemented at a cost of ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh signs wind power PPAs, does U-turn, wants 25 pct price cut now

According to reports,  Andhra Pradesh’s electricity distribution companies (discoms) signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with various wind power generators at between Rs 4.76 and Rs 4.84 per unit in 2015, at tariffs that looked competitive then. But now that, two years later, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) managed to get bids as low as Rs 3.46 per unit — SECI invited bids for 1,000 MW — the Andhra Pradesh discoms want their PPAs to be revised down to these ... Read More »

India’s clean energy sector could create 300,000 new jobs by 2020: Study

According to reports, more than 300,000 new workers can be employed in wind and solar jobs and more than one million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India’s ambitious clean energy goals to install 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, said a study released on Wednesday. It highlighted that the solar and wind energy sectors employed more than 21,000 additional people across India in 2016-17 while an additional 25,000 people will be employed over the coming ... Read More »

Chennai Metro to draw solar power, save ₹1.5 crore a year

According to reports, the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, a joint venture of the Central and Tamil Nadu governments, intends to install solar power plants at its stations and the Koyambedu maintenance depot to provide 6 MW of electricity. Bengaluru-based CleanMax Solar will put up and own the solar plants and sell the power to Chennai Metro. The price at which the energy will be sold has not been disclosed, but a press release from CleanMax says Chennai Metro would save ... Read More »

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