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Maharashtra: Metro installing solar panels atop stations at fast pace

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

MahaMetro, which aims to meet 65 per cent of its energy requirement from solar, is installing panels atop its stations at a fast pace. Its aim is to install total 14MW and so far 1MW has been installed and work is going on another 1.5MW. A Metro spokesperson said that solar...

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Tata Motors Lucknow Plant to Meet 100% Energy Demand From RE by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

Staying true to its core philosophy of adopting sustainable practices, Tata Motors has announced that its Lucknow plant has minimised the use of energy in its functions and processes with its constructive and consistent efforts and is on track to attaining 100 percent...

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Sterlite Power secures Rs 2K cr funding to execute Lakadia Vadodara project

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

Sterlite Power on Wednesday said it has secured Rs 2,024 crore funding from IndusInd Bank and L&T Infrastructure Finance to execute Lakadia Vadodara transmission project. Sterlite Power has achieved financial closure for its Lakadia Vadodara Transmission Project Ltd (...

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Rooftop solar growth too slow to meet 2022 target

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

The growth is rooftop solar power generation remains far too slow for the country to achieve the government’s ambitious target of 40 gigawatt of rooftop capacity by 2022, industry experts said. The country installed rooftop capacity of only 1,896 MW in 2019, according to data...

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Maharashtra: MSEDCL wants no penalty over renewable energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 25, 2020

MSEDCL has filed a petition in Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) urging the Commission not to levy any penalty on it for failing to meet renewable energy targets, till 2022-23. The discom has claimed that despite repeated efforts by MSEDCL to procure power...

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Optimal grid utilization imperative whilst integrating renewable energy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

The recent SECI tender for 400 MW round-the-clock (RTC) power supply to State Discoms provides that renewable energy generation components wind and solar, along with energy storage system installed, if any, may either be co-located or located at different locations. National...

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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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India may find it difficult to meet its 175 GW target by 2022, finds CSE and Down To Earth’s State of India’s Environment report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

India’s renewable energy (RE) sector seems to be losing steam, even as the total capacity has reached almost 86 GW by December 2019, says the latest State of India’s Environment Annualreport, released here at the 2020 Annual Media Conclave and Anil Agarwal Dialogue. India has...

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NLC eyes 21,011 Mw power generation by 2025, renewables to make up 4,200 Mw

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2020

NLC India Ltd (formerly known as Neyveli Lignite Corporation), the Navaratna company under the Ministry of Coal, has set a target to reach 21,011 Mw power generation by 2025. The company which was traditionally a lignite and coal-based power producer is planning to generate...

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India needs 50 GWh of battery storage within 2.5 yrs for planned EV transition: NITI Aayog official

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will need 50 gigawatt hour (GWh) of battery storage capacity over the next two-and-a-half years to support the projected growth in renewable energy and meet the national electric mobility target, a senior NITI Aayog official said. “If India moves on the projected path...

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