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Tangedco buildings to be made green to reduce power usage

According to reports, Tangedco would work closely with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) in making their existing as well as upcoming offices as green buildings to reduce consumption of electricity, said a senior Tangedco official. Appreciating the efforts of IGBC at a workshop on ‘Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)’ in Coimbatore on Thursday, chief engineer of Tangedco, Coimbatore, T Haldorai said the greening of Tangedco offices would be taken up across the state. He said making every structure a green building ... Read More »

Germany provides 200 mn euro for India’s Energy Efficiency Programme

According to reports, India and Germany on Friday inked an over 200 million euro (Rs 1,400 crore) loan agreement, taking the total German commitment for better energy efficiency in India to 600 million euro (Rs 4,200 crore), a statement said. The agreement, inked at the German Embassy in the presence of German Ambassador Martin Ney, was between the German Development Bank (KfW) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), ... Read More »

SMC wins seven national awards for water supply, renewable energy

According to reports, it’s raining awards for the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for water supply system, promotion of renewable energy and smart grids in India. For the first time, the civic body will be receiving around seven awards from the government of India for efficient water supply system and the smart use of renewable energy including smart grid and rooftop solar power plants. Official sources said that the four most prestigious awards have come from the Construction Industry Development Council ... Read More »

APEPDCL bags top spot in energy conservation in India

According to reports, city-based Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) bagged the top spot in energy conservation among all 44 distribution companies in the country. The union ministry of power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines announced the results at the National level Energy Conservation Day celebrations held in New Delhi on Wednesday. APEPDCL CMD MM Nayak received the prize from union minister of power Piyush Goyal. Speaking to TOI, Nayak said the discom received the award ... Read More »

MPCCIA for subsidy to buy solar energy for cold storage units

According to reports, two days ahead of scheduled start of India Cold Chain Expo (ICE-2016) here, a Madhya Pradesh industry body today demanded the Centre to grant 35 per cent subsidy to buy solar energy system for running cold storage centres. “We want to run our cold storages by solar (green) energy. We demand that the government should provide us 35 per cent subsidy for purchase of solar power system to run our establishments,” MP Cold Chain Industry Association (MPCCIA) ... Read More »

Install solar panels at your home, save on bills , says Vizag based Solar Startup

According to reports, aiming to promote renewable energy, a Vizag-based startup – RED Solar Private Limited – is working towards promoting the use of solar energy and installing solar panels in residential and commercial buildings in the city. Founded by Venkatesh Majjiand Rajesh Varma Bhupatirajuwho did their masters in the US and returned to the city after gaining experience there, RED Solar has already installed five solar energy systems in the current financial year. The company intends to complete 20 ... Read More »


According to reports, it seems that Pune has missed the bus for the solar city project under the central government’s smart cities mission due to the lackadaisical attitude of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) electrical department. The civic body was not allocated the funds required to start the initiative as the authorities delayed in submission of the detailed project report (DPR) to the Centre. Seven cities — Thane, Nagpur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad, Nanded, Shirdi and Pune — from the state were ... Read More »

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