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Tangedco evacuates 5,079MW of wind power, sets national record

According to reports, Tangedco at 7pm on Monday evacuated 5,079MW of wind power, a new record in wind power evacuation in Tamil Nadu and India. It was a two hour sustained supply of over 5,000MW on Monday. For nearly 3 hours, Tangedco put 3 thermal units with a total capacity of 1,020MW on stand-by mode and also advised other power sources to operate at 50% of their capacity. “We were thrilled on Monday evening when the wind power generation started increasing. Immediately, we put private thermal ... Read More »

NLC India invests big money into renewable energy

According to reports,State-owned power producer NLC India is investing heavily in renewable energy as producing only lignite and generating power from it may not be sustainable for long, chairman and managing director S K Acharya told ET. Earlier known as Neyveli Lignite CorporationBSE 2.65 %, the company recently won a 709 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu and hopes green energy will boost topline growth. It has firmed up a capex of about Rs 17,400 crore for setting up 4,200 ... Read More »

Sun to shine on solar, wind power may lag: Icra

According to reports, solar capacity addition, at 7-7.5 megawatt (mw), is likely to exceed wind’s this fiscal even as experts have flagged risks such as not enough buyers and debt leverage in the renewables sector. Credit rating agency Icra said on Tuesday that the share of the wind and solar capacity is estimated to be 35% and 55% respectively, out of the total 65 gigawatt (gw) capacity addition estimated during fiscals 2018 to 2022. Sabyasachi Majumdar, senior vice-president and group ... Read More »

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