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DEG (Deutsche Investitions‐und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH), a subsidiary of KFW, a German government-owned development bank join hands with iPLON GmbH, an international leader in the area of Solar PV monitoring systems and Total Life Cycle Management  is organising a two day workshop “Renewable Energy to Tamil Nadu [RE2TN]” on 4th & 5th February 2015 in  Chennai. This two day workshop will witness the speakers from Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai, utility company from Hall- Germany, important stakeholders in Indo-German ... Read More »

Centre to let consumers choose electricity suppliers?

According to reports,peeved at your power distribution company’s high tariffs or poor quality of service? A change may be on hand with the Centre planning to provide choice to consumers to choose electricity suppliers. The Union power ministry has introduced amendments to the Electricity Act in Parliament.  Peeved at your power distribution company’s high tariffs or poor quality of service? A change may be on hand with the Centre planning to provide choice to consumers to choose electricity suppliers. The ... Read More »

Infrastructure support set to boost India’s renewable energy programme

According to reports, the government has taken a slew of measures to create the necessary infrastructure, including providing financial support and easing of environmental regulations, to give a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme. Besides, the government has mandated use of locally made gear for major solar and wind power projects to promote domestic industry, even as it amicably resolved the anti-dumping duty dispute, to make India ”Solar manufacturing” hub with priority for domestic players in line with ”Make ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu gets Rs 587 crore loan from German bank

According to reports, German development bank KfW has sanctioned a loan of 76 million euros (587crore) to the Tamil Nadu government for setting up inter-state transmission lines. This is part of the green energy corridors project under Indo-German bilateral development cooperation. The project in the power sector aims to create transmission infrastructure in the renewable energy potential rich states and facilitate evacuation of renewable energy into the national grid. The agreement was signed in New Delhi on Wednesday. On the ... Read More »

India Power Lines to Get $1.2 Billion German Revamp With KfW

According to reports, German state-owned bank KfW Group will spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to refurbish India’s electricity network for carrying more renewable energy from sources such as solar and wind. KfW agreed to loan Power Grid Corp of India Ltd. 500 million euros to build new power lines and signed deals with India’s government for two loans totaling 125 million euros for grid projects in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, it said today in an e-mailed statement. The deals ... Read More »

POSOCO to become an independent Government-owned company

According to reports, the Government has decided to set up Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) as an independent public sector company. POSOCO operates the National Load Despatch Centre and the Regional Load Despatch Centre which are responsible for operating the electricity market in the country. It is also the nodal agency for major reforms in the power sector such as Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism, transmission pricing, short term open access in transmission, deviation settlement mechanism and the power system development ... Read More »

Centre launches new power infra scheme

According to reports, with work under APDRP and R-APDRP schemes almost nearing completion, central government has launched a new power infrastructure upgrade scheme. Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) aims to improve the distribution and transmission systems in urban areas. Under IPDS feeders, distribution transformers and consumers will be metered to find out precisely where power theft is taking place. Implementation of Information technology (IT) in distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network will be done. The targets set for R-APDRP ... Read More »

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