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Wind to energise investments in Gadag – Karnataka

According to reports, the data available with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), roughly 19,347 mw power could be generated through renewable energy sources – and wind energy can contribute around 60 per cent of it. On one hand, the district has received third highest capacity allocation for power generation through wind mills, on the other hand it has the highest percentage of installed capacity in the state. However, the potential needs to be tapped optimally and KREDL – the ... Read More »

Karnataka energy dept stays solar power plant tender process

According to reports, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) had released a request for proposal (RFP) inviting tenders for setting up 80-MW solar thermal and solar photovoltaic projects in accordance with the State’s renewable energy policy to make capacity additions of 126 MW of solar power in the next five years. The power purchase agreement tariff fixed by KREDL quoted Rs 14.50 per unit in accordance with the amount fixed by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC). The bids for ... Read More »

National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL) of India launches ‘Varsha’-wind prediction software

According to reports, energy sector professionals and officials from across the state gathered in the city on Saturday to discuss latest developments in wind forecasting at a one day seminar organised by the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) in association with National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL) and the Centre for Study of Science Technology and Policy (C-Step). The inaugural session featured ‘Varsha’ which is a wind prediction software developed by NAL capable of making predictions upto 24 hours in advance. “Wind ... Read More »

Karnataka cancels 18 grid interactive solar projects

According to reports, the Karnataka government’s ambitious plan to generating 200 Mw power from the solar photovoltaic power projects has suffered a setback with the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) rejecting the proposal to grant subsidy for 18 projects from the state. As a result, the state government has been forced to cancel the permission granted to those projects. The state government had allotted 129 Mw of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power plants to various developers covering 21 ... Read More »

Karnataka cancels lease granted to wind energy firm at BB Hills

According to reports, in a significant effort in saving the Western Ghats, the Deputy Commissioner withdrew the order granting the lease for 305.37 acres of land to the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) for a period of 30 years to set up 124 windmills. During a meeting on March 24, 2011, headed by Principal Secretary (Forests, Ecology and Environment), it was recommended that the lease be cancelled to save the ecologically sensitive and significant Bababudangiri. Based on the recommendation, ... Read More »

Karnataka floats RFP for 80MW grid connected solar power projects

According to reports, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited floats RFP for 80 MW solar power projects. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), a state-owned nodal agency for promotion of renewable energy, has floated a request for proposal (RFP) from the power-producing companies for setting up of 80 Mw grid connected solar PV and solar thermal power projects. The project is envisaged under the Karnataka State Solar Policy 2011-12 to 2015-16. Under the policy, the state is looking to generate ... Read More »

India’s Karnataka invites solar bids worth 80 MW

According to reports, the Indian state of Karnataka is inviting bids for solar projects worth 80 megawatts (MW). A draft of the power purchase agreements (PPAs) offered under the policy has also been released. Criticism is aimed at both the lack of experience required for developers, and the benchmark tariffs set. Under its new solar policy introduced last month, 30 MW of solar thermal and 50 MW of photovoltaic projects will be selected on the basis of the discounts offered ... Read More »

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