Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Bosch Limited signed a power purchase agreement to procure solar power for 25 years from a 30 MW project by Amp Energy India. The power would be supplied by Amp Energy from its open access facility in Raichur, Karnataka. The project will generate about 43 MUs of green energy per year for Bosch and will meet about 40% of the company’s energy consumption. This project will provide solar power to energize three facilities of Bosch in and around Bangalore. Bosch will also offset 31,000 tons of CO2 per annum through this purchase.
Union Power Minister RK Singh unveiled the Automatic Generation Control (AGC). The AGC is being operated by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) through National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC). Through AGC, NLDC sends signals to more than 50 power projects in the country every four seconds to maintain the frequency and reliability of the power system. AGC will ensure more efficient and automatic frequency control for handling variable and intermittent renewable generation. Singh noted that under the POSOCO’s AGC project, to date, 51 GW of generation capacity across all five regions is operational. He said India was preparing to integrate large-scale variable and intermittent renewable sources. The AGC was a critical tool to enable frequency control.
KPI Global Infrastructure bagged an order from Anuapm Rasavan to execute solar power projects of 12.50 MWdc capacity under the captive power producer segment. Earlier, the company had bagged orders from Gandhar Food Products, N. J. Texturisers, Sai Laxmi Tex, Shabnam Petrofils, and Vihita Chem for executing solar power projects of 5.084 MWdc capacity under the captive power producer segment.
Power transmission infrastructure developer Sterlite Power commissioned the ₹16.62 billion (~$222.81 million) Khargone Transmission Limited (KTL) project in Madhya Pradesh. The project will evacuate 13.20 GW of power generated by the Khargone power project to a 765 kV Khandwa substation. The power then will be distributed across Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. With the completion of the 765 kV D/C Khandwa – Dhule transmission line, all the elements in the project are complete and charged.
Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.