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Solar energy to power Delhi Metro’s Phase III

According to reports, Delhi Metro’s Phase III is likely to be fully powered by solar energy.  Last week, Delhi Metro signed a purchase agreement for 25 years with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India and the Madhya Pradesh government.  Under this agreement, Delhi Metro will source 345 MUs annually from this project, “Effectively, the entire energy requirement of phase III of Delhi Metro project,” said a statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). ... Read More »

Power Grid eyes electric vehicle play

According to reports, enthused by the market potential for electric vehicles (EV) in India, state-owned Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd (PGCIL), the power transmission utility responsible for establishing green energy transmission corridors, is considering setting up charging stations for EVs. The public sector unit is also exploring commercially viable energy storage solutions such as batteries that would help with grid stability—the balance between production and consumption. “We are working on developing an EV business. The idea is to store ... Read More »

SAIL TO GENERATE POWER FROM MUNICIPAL WASTE

According to reports, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), India’s largest steel maker in public sector, will set up a processing plant for generating power from municipal solid waste generated in Bhilai township, company officials said on Saturday. The processing plant would utilise pyrolysis/ biomethanation/ RDF based Municipal solid waste technology or any other gasification technology for ‘Waste to Energy’ power generation. Power will be generated from 400 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, officials added. As per a ... Read More »

Trai extends industry feedback deadlines again on ways to cut telco carbon emissions

According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has for a second time extended the deadlines for stakeholder comments and counter-comments on its discussion paper on ways to reduce carbon emissions in the telecom industry and computing carbon footprint in mobile networks. The telecom regulator has now sought comments on the discussion paper by April 3 and counter-comments by April 17. It had originally sought comments and counter-comments by February 13 and February 27 respectively, and had initially ... Read More »

Get the strategy right for integrating renewable energy into Indian grid

According to reports, India has embarked upon a laudable and ambitious program to install 100 GW of solar PV plants and 60 GW of wind turbine plants by 2022. However, such a large scale addition of variable or intermittent generation in a system packed with inflexible baseload coal plants – expected to total to around 250 GW by 2022 – will pose a challenge to grid management. Tackling this will require some planning and course correction. Is there a precedent ... Read More »

Here’s why Elon Musk’s iconic Tesla might just work in India

According to reports, when I heard that Elon Musk’s Tesla was likely to come to India this summer, my first response was that this is not going to work. Okay, that’s not exactly true. My first response was a very happy ‘this cannot be true!’ jig. My second more sobering thought was ‘but this is not going to work’. I have since changed my mind about all of that. The reasons for why Tesla doesn’t really work in an Indian ... Read More »

Chandigarh UT plans electric buses in city

According to reports, to reduce vehicular pollution, the UT Administration has initiated the process to introduce  electric buses in the city. The CTU has invited the expression of  Interest from manufactures of the buses. Initially, the project will be started on a pilot basis on a couple of routes  with the eight to 10 buses. The companies will have to submit a  proposal, along the related infrastructure needed for running the buses.  The companies have been asked to submit the proposal till ... Read More »

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