Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Real estate developer Lodha Group has partnered with Tata Power to provide EV charging solutions in all its residential and commercial projects across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune. Under this partnership, Tata Power will install EV charging stations at Lodha developments across MMR and Pune. These chargers will be accessible to all Lodha residents and visitors.
AMEA Power announced the commissioning of its 50 MW solar power plant in Jordan, its second operational renewable energy power plant in the country. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the commercial operation date (COD) was officially achieved on September 1, 2021. Following the commercial commissioning of AMEA Power’s Abour wind project that reached COD in July 2021, the company now has 100MW of operational renewable power projects in Jordan.
Reliance Industries and UK oil and gas company BP joint venture, Jio-BP, have tied up with all-electric ride-hailing platform BluSmart to establish a large-scale commercial EV charging stations network in India. Jio-BP said that both the companies would collaborate in planning, development, and operation of EV charging infrastructure where BluSmart operates. The stations will be concentrated in urban areas. The project would b rolled out initially in the National Capital Region.
Hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells supplier SFC Energy have signed a letter of intent with the Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and FC TecNrgy (FCTec). The letter of intent forms the framework for the current and future cooperation between the three companies. The partners aim to address the rapidly developing market for off-grid, low-emission power supplies for Indian homeland security and disaster control, defense, among other applications. The partner network is aiming for local sales of € 50 to 100 million by 2025.
The Global Wind Energy Council has called on the Government of Vietnam to implement a 6-month postponement of the feed-in-tender (FiT) deadline to April 2022 to allow wind projects to complete construction safely and within the current procurement program. Due to COVID-19 impacts, 4 GW of wind power projects, which are approved projects under construction with a target to reach commercial operation date for November 1, 2021, FiT deadline, are likely to miss the deadline in November 2021, putting USD 6.7 billion, which includes $ 6.51 billion in capital expenditures, and an additional $ 151 million in operating expenditures per year across an average 25-year lifetime of projects. It would also put almost 21,000 potential jobs at risk.
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.