Assam Signs MoU with NHPC to Develop 2 GW Subansiri Lower Hydro Project

Assam Signs MoU with NHPC to Develop 2 GW Subansiri Lower Hydro Project

The Government of Assam and the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Subansiri lower hydroelectric project located along the borders of Assam ...
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Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Source

Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Sources

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed all the stakeholders that energy from the ocean like tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion, will be accepted as renewable ...
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Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has specified an upper ceiling tariff of ₹3.50 (~$0.049)/kWh for competitive bidding to procure power from fossil fuel-based cogeneration projects in the state. Specifying the tariff ...
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Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for biomass, biogas, and biomass gasifier energy. These regulations will come into force from ...
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MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum regarding continuation of issue of concessional custom duty certificate (CCDC) to set up projects for generation of power ...
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Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Drax Power and Siemens have signed a £40 million ($52.47 million) contract for the upgrade of turbines on three of Drax Power’s biomass units over the next three years. The ...
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Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Public sector banks in the country funded more coal projects than renewable projects in 2017, according to the latest report issued by the Center for Financial Accountability (CFA), a financial ...
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India Plans to Deploy Seven Million Electric Vehicles by 2020

India is targeting the deployment of five to seven million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. The NEMMP’s goal is ...
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Hydro

Hydropower Projects Delayed in India Due to Complex Clearance Procedures

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has ...
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NITI Aayog Says Solar's Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

NITI Aayog Says Solar’s Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has released its draft national energy policy (NEP) for 2017. The report predicts that the share of solar and wind to be 14 to ...
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India’s Power Supply Deficit was 0.5 Percent in April 2017

In April 2017, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.5 percent. 100,801 million units (MU) of energy was supplied against the requirement of 101,329 MU, according to the Central ...
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Indian port

CERC Releases Draft Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations for 2017-2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) released their draft tariff regulations for 2017 to 2020. The public hearing on the draft will be held on March 15, 2017, and the ...
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India's Renewable Energy Installed Capacity Doubles with the Inclusion of Hydro

India’s Renewable Energy Installed Capacity Doubles with the Inclusion of Hydro

At the recently conducted Power Ministers’ conference in Goa, Hydro power has been granted renewable energy status. It was also decided that a separate renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) should ...
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Kerala

Kerala Targets 1 GW in Renewable Energy Installations to Meet Energy Demand

The renewable energy sector in Kerala could soon get a boost. The state plans to set up close to 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects comprising of solar and wind ...
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