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Government Proposes 50 GW Energy Parks To Boost Cleantech Ecosystem

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

The Indian government may soon set up ultramega renewable energy parks of a total of 50 gigawatts in Gujarat and Rajasthan to set up solar, wind and wind hybrid power plants. The proposal, considered the world’s largest renewable energy investment programme, is being welcomed...

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Parliamentary panel pulls up MNRE for missing renewable energy targets over years

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has pulled up the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for failing to meet the targets for capacity addition over years. The failure could hamper the efforts at meeting the larger national target of reaching 175 Gigawatt (...

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Adani Green Energy interested in bidding for bundled renewable power: CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of the Adani Group, is interested in participating in the bidding for supplying bundled renewable and thermal power under the scheme floated by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy last month. “Once the scheme is finalised we...

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Bescom sets up 80 electric vehicle charging stations

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

The city’s long wait for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles may end soon. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is planning to throw open 80 EV charging stations next week. Senior Bescom officials said the proposal to inaugurate the stations has been...

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3 developers call off NTPC’s solar contracts  over regulatory delays

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 29, 2020

Solar power contracts of three major power plant developers with state-run NTPC Ltd have been cancelled due to delays in regulatory approvals, potentially disrupting India’s clean energy trajectory by knocking 1,400MW off it. These firms had participated in what was the first...

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Govt plans 10,000 MW solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

The state government is planning to set up a mega solar power project with an installed capacity of 10,000 MW in order to meet the increasing demand for power and to supply free, uninterrupted power to the agricultural sector. Addressing employees of the energy department...

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Adani Group Aims To Become World's Largest Solar Power Company By 2025: Gautam Adani

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani said on Wednesday that his company's main goal is to become the world's largest solar power company by 2025 and largest renewable power company by 2030. "Given our goal to become the world's largest solar power company by 2025 and the world's...

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Maharashtra: MSEDCL ups its price to woo solar power makers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

In view of the poor response to its tender for buying 1,350MW solar power, state discom MSEDCL has increased the maximum price to attract producers. The company had floated tenders for buying 1,350MW with a cap of Rs3.15 per unit but got bids for only 5MW. Now it has...

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Telangana: Roadmap on 138 EV charging stations in a week

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

With the Central government approving 138 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for the State, the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) has begun formulating procedures for the selection and execution of setting up these stations. The...

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Two schemes floated to revive stranded gas-based power units

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

The power ministry has finalised two schemes to procure 4,000 MW from gas-based power plants to rescue stranded units put up at a cost of about Rs 1,00,000 crore. The schemes include procuring 2,000 MW from gas-based plants through auction and bundling it with an equal...

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