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Andhra Pradesh switches to LED efficiency

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According to reports, Andhra Pradesh will be one of the first states to take up energy conservation under the DELP (Demand Side Efficient Lighting Programme) on a massive scale to meet future energy requirements. The pilot project, which will later be adopted for the entire state, has begun with Guntur district where 20 lakh LED bulbs will replace  traditional incandescent bulbs in every household. By implementing this, Guntur alone will save an estimated 75 to 80 MU per annum. The ... Read More »

Government building roof tops in NDMC to generate 12 MW solar power

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According to reports, roof top of government building in NDMC area will be utilised to generate up to 12 MW of solar power in the next three years, area MP Meenakshi Lekhi said. “Total target is to generate 12 MW of power (through roof top solar panels). It may take three years. We will be able finish 1 MW power generation by October-November. This will be transferred to main grid,” Lekhi told PTI. She said that the requirement of her ... Read More »

MMRDA plans to transform BKC into a ‘smart city’

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According to reports, with a view to attract investor interests and get a premium pricing for its remaining land bank, the city’s planning authority MMRDA plans to transform the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) into a ‘smart city’. “We want to provide such basic amenities that will transform BKC into a smart city, which will strengthen its brand value,” Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Additional Commissioner Sanjay Sethi told PTI. He said the authority is contemplating to provide facilities like wi-fi ... Read More »

CII unit to give big push to construction of green buildings

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According to reports, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has set a target of constructing 10 billion sq ft of environment-friendly space in India by 2022 and will give a major push to housing for low-income group people. IGBC Chairman Prem C Jain said currently the country houses 2.2 billion sq ft green building space and the target is to take it to 10 billion. A major chunk of the target will be achieved through creating green residential spaces for ... Read More »

DERC to notify tariff for green power next week

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According to reports, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) will next week notify the tariffs for renewable energy generation after announcing net metering regulations on Tuesday. While net metering regulations now make it possible for consumers to generate renewable energy and reduce electricity bills by the amount of power they supply to the grid, the tariffs at which they sell will determine actual benefits. A senior DERC official confirmed that tariffs for renewable energy generation will be announced next week, before ... Read More »

Smart Cities will make India manufacturing hub for energy efficient solutions

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According to reports, with the national green promise taking shape, in the form of green building movement and plans for development of smart cities, India has potential to become a manufacturing hub for energy efficient, according to Danfoss, a global player in energy efficiency solutions. Speaking the Green Building Congress here, Danfoss highlighted energy efficient solutions given the Government’s thrust towards setting up 100 smart cities. With rising population and infrastructure constraints, the need to build smart cities has been ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal to launch three energy efficient initiatives

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According to reports, the initiatives developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Ministry of Power include Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Story Residential Building Star Rating for Hospital Buildings and for Diesel Generators. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas will deliver the keynote address at the function. Design Guidelines for ‘Energy-Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings’ is developed with the objective to provide a comprehensive information on how to design energy-efficient multi-storey residential buildings. The guidelines take ... Read More »

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