Get Set for Power Supplier Porting

(03 Nov 2019)

The Central government is planning to amend the Electricity Act, 2003 to bring in more reforms to protect both consumers and investors in the sector. The Bill, being drafted by the Ministry of Power with a target to introduce it in the Parliament's winter session, will have a new consumer friendly tariff policy. Consumers will be able to choose the power supplier and won't ha...

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Energy storage will take 3 years to gather steam

(30 Oct 2019)

While India has seen a spate of renewable plus storage tender announcements, it is three years before the energy storage sector in the the country sees large-scale activity and implementation—according to speakers at a stationary energy storage session organized by consultants Bridge To India, on the sidelines of Renewable Energy India Expo 2019.

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Jodhpur agrivoltaic pilot project replicated

(30 Oct 2019)

When Dr Priyabrata Santra walked through the arid, sandy landscape of Jodhpur in 2016 clutching the blueprint of the country’s first agrivoltaic scheme, he knew the odds were stacked against the success of the pilot project.

Challenges abou...

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Govt to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production: Pralhad Joshi

(19 Oct 2019)

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said the government will go all the way to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production at earliest and end dependence on imported coal

Joshi dedicated the 'Continuous Miner' at Churi underground (UG) mines in Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) to the nation.

Addressing a programme the Coal M...

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Khanij Bidesh plans to acquire cobalt, lithium mines in Australia, South Africa

(18 Oct 2019)

With energy storage solutions such as lithium-ion batteries holding the key to India’s energy security, state-run Khanij Bidesh India Ltd is scouting for acquiring cobalt and lithium mines in Australia and South America.

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Demand for power transmission and distribution equipment to grow at 8.2%

(18 Oct 2019)

Demand for electric power transmission and distribution equipment in India is forecast to rise 8.2% per year to $15.8 billion in 2023, the Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com, has predicted in a recent report on the transmission and distribution sector.

Upgrades and expansion of the nation's underdeveloped electricity sector – both to reduce the...

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Kasturba Health Society Issues Tender for Solar Pack and Rooftop Solar System

(18 Oct 2019)

Maharashtra’s Kasturba Health Society has issued a tender for an on-grid solar power pack of 50 kW and a 75 kW rooftop solar.

The solar system will be installed at the MCH building of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) at Sevag...

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APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

(18 Oct 2019)

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided relief to the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) after it was penalized by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for not meeting its renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

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Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

(18 Oct 2019)

In its recent notification, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered compensatory relief to two solar developers from safeguard duty imposition last year.

ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited and Arinsun Clean Energy Pr...

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Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

(18 Oct 2019)

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in India.

A 25% safeguard duty was imposed for the first ...

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