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Mini-hydel projects pose a threat to Western Ghats

According to reports, the Western Ghats, which has made it to the coveted list of World Heritage sites, is facing a serious threat from mini-hydel projects in Karnataka. According to K. Ramesh, a senior officer of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL), 76 mini-hydel projects have already been commissioned and 300 are in various stages of implementation. Sources in KREDL disclosed that permission had been accorded for setting up 72 mini-hydel projects in the Western Ghats. Of these, 44 are ... Read More »

Rajashree Cement Factory in Gulbarga taps solar power

According to reports, the Birla-owned Rajashree Cement Factory has became the first industry in the district to tap solar energy to partly meet its electricity requirements. It has installed a 100.3-kV solar power plant on its premises at Malkhed in Sedam taluk. The power plant can produce 360 units of energy every day. This will be used to meet the requirements of the guesthouse and the officers’ mess. Ramesh H. Nagar, Deputy General Manager of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. ... Read More »

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 »

KREDL to set up ‘akshay urja shops’ in tier-1 and 2 cities in Karnataka

According to reports, with a view to fostering use of small, solar energy-based products, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL), intends to set up ‘akshay urja shops’ in several tier-1 and tier-2 cities in Karnataka. These shops would sell off-the-shelf solar products such as lanterns, table lamps and cookers at meagre amounts such as Rs 400. The idea is that once the curiosity is aroused, it is easy to popularise use of solar products. “District officers there concentrate at popularising ... Read More »

Karnataka Renewable Energy receives plans to set up 350 MW of solar projects

According to reports, despite uncertainties surrounding the solar REC scheme, several developers have shown interest in setting up solar projects in Karnataka under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Scheme, the State had announced recently. “Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) has received proposals to set up 350 MW of solar projects under the REC scheme, and all of it will be allocated  in a couple of months,” Mr N.S. Prasanna Kumar, toldBusiness Line. “We had initially called for applications for ... Read More »

Karnataka Energy Dept lifts stay order on bidding process for solar projects

According to reports, the stay order placed by the State Energy Department on the tender process for developing solar projects under the Karnataka’s Solar Mission has been lifted. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) is set to open the technical and financial bids in a couple of days. The main issue that led to the stay was a complaint from bidders stating that KREDL should have followed e-tendering procedure for the bidding process for companies to participate in the Karnataka ... 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 »

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