Siemens Gamesa, the world’s second-largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced this week that it is expanding its solar business, after successfully securing an order to provide a complete turnkey EPC solution for 160 megawatts of solar in India.
In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.
Maharashtra, with an installed generation capacity of 13,602 MW, is set to become power surplus. Industry majors including Tata Power, Adani Power, Torrent Power, SoftBank Group, ReNew Power and Waaree Energies will invest a whopping Rs 1.30 lakh crore in generation (thermal, gas, solar and wind), transmission and distribution.
Tamil Nadu, which is a pioneer in renewable energy generation, will be adding an additional 9.5 giga watts (GW) by 2022, said Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary in the Department of Energy, on Friday.
With an installed wind power capacity of 32.7 GW, India is the fourth-largest generator of wind power in the world.
The Department of Energy, Government of Telangana, and Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited, in association with Elets Technomedia Private Limited organised National Power Summit at Taj Krishna on Friday.
Power Minister R K Singh today launched a web-based monitoring system and a fly-ash mobile application which would act as an interface between producers and consumers.
Tangedco is set to replace all old thermal units in the state with new super critical units at an estimated 40,000 crore. The new thermal units, which will have a combined capacity of 5,700MW, will come up in the next five years.
State-run powergiant NTPC has invited bids for procuring 1,000 metric tonne of agro residue based fuel per day as part of the eco-friendly drive in the NCR.
Spanish-German renewable energy developer Siemens Gamesa has confirmed this week that it will add 160 MW of solar PV capacity to its growing Indian pipeline.