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Kayathar-Chennai transmission line to go live by April-end


According to reports, the long-awaited Kayathar-Chennai transmission line, meant to exclusively transmit renewable power from the largest wind belt in Tamil Nadu, is likely to be commissioned by the end of this month, sources close to the state electricity utility Tangedco said. More power — up to 1,500 MW — from windmills in that region could be moved to consumption centres like Chennai, where consequently, there could be less power cuts. The Khayathar region is one of the four major ... Read More »

Solar Panels Set to Power Local Bodies in Kerala


According to reports, the local bodies in the state are all set to get a solar boost with the support of Anert. Already, 30 LSGs have been listed for installation of solar panels and others will follow suit soon. As part of implementing the solar policy, some of the local bodies had decided to go for generation of solar power. They invited tenders and installed photovoltaic power plants, which lacked technical specification. Later, the Power Department issued an order to ... Read More »

JERC approves sale of solar power at Rs 1.13 per unit for plant in Chandigarh


According to reports, a solar power plant at Paryavaran Bhawan in Sector 19, Chandigarh. In an order which is seen as a deterrent to solar power generation, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has approved the sale of solar power to the Electricity Department at the rate of Rs 1.13 per unit, as against Rs 8.75 per unit which the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) had demaned in a petition filed on behalf of the Department ... Read More »

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to tap tech for smart BKC


According to reports, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to implement the smart city project in Bandra-Kurla Complex that will entail better management of energy, provision of user-friendly applications and enhanced security. In the first phase of the project, MMRDA plans to concentrate on wi-fi connectivity, energy-efficient street lighting, mobile-enabled parking spot locator, smart security and a visitor-friendly portal. “We have appointed Accenture as the consultant for the project,” a senior MMRDA official said. “It is expected ... Read More »

Department of Telecommunication plans subsidies, grants and overseas borrowings for telcos to invest in green technologies


According to reports, the telecom department plans to facilitate a mix of subsidies, grants and overseas borrowings through multilateral agencies to help cash-strapped telcos invest in green energy technologies mandated by the government It is likely to push for a slew of financing options by leveraging the infrastructure status available to tower operators, says a telecom department (DoT) note. “Financing alternatives, including external commercial borrowings from World Bank and Asian Development Bank”, in addition to “subsidies from the ministry of ... Read More »

India’s investment in renewable energy dips: US Report


According to reports, even as China invested more in renewable energy than the whole of Europe in 2013, India’s investment in renewable energy went down 15 percent to $6 billion (Rs.360.48 billion) last year, according to a latest Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 report. Globally, renewable energy’s share of electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 percent drop in investments to $214.4 billion. At $56 billion (Rs.3,364.48 billion), the Chinese total was down six ... Read More »

Mytrah Energy to host business plan competition


According to reports, Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd has announced its move to host Inspiring Solution Business Plan Competition. The competition calls for the best minds across the globe to present their entrepreneurial idea. The best idea will be provided with a seed fund of $100,000 to set up their dream enterprise. Participants can enter one of three categories, individual, start up and team. The competition is open to people above the age of 18 from any vocation or nationality. All ... Read More »

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