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Chintan Shah to quit Suzlon to join IREDA

According to reports, Chintan Navinbhai Shah, one of the top honchos of Suzlon, will be soon quitting the company to join the Indian Renewable Energy Agency (IREDA) as its Director-Technical, the Public Sector Selection Board announced on Monday. Shah (44), who joined Suzlon in January 2001 as a production engineer, is today the company’s President — Strategic Business Development & Corporate Affairs, and has been the wind turbine manufacturer’s point man for all interface with the authorities. He is also ... Read More »

Renewable energy push takes a hit on random back-down instructions by discoms

According to reports, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s aggressive renewable energy push that aims to ramp up the share of green power in the country’s electricity supply mix from the current seven per cent to nearly 20 per cent by 2022, is getting stonewalled across a number of states. State-owned power distribution utilities (discoms) in states such as Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are reported to be curtailing solar and wind power generation, as well as randomly issuing backing down ... Read More »

‘Solar and wind projects unviable owing to low tariffs’

According to reports,As states compete with each other to lower solar power tariff, companies have begun expressing doubts about the viability of solar power projects. Many renewable power companies gathered at a two-day green energy conference organised by CII in the city on Tuesday to discuss the issue. “Capacity addition in the present financial year looks extremely difficult due to the standoff in signing power purchase agreements in several states at rates determined by the respective regulatory commissions,” said Siemens Gamesa Renewable ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu all set to generate 30 to 35 per cent power from renewable sources

According to reports, Tamil Nadu is going green in power generation as nearly 30 to 35 per cent of power supplied to the State is generated from renewable energy sources like wind and sun, according to Tamil Nadu energy secretary Vikram Kapur. Addressing the 16th edition of Green Power, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry here on Tuesday, Kapur said against the installed capacity of 29,000 MW of power generated, 10,500 MW was from renewable energy. This also includes 7,800 ... Read More »

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