After setting up one of India’s biggest solar power plants in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan’s Bhadla village, the state is now aiming to produce solar energy from rooftops.
98.8% villages in Bihar have been provided electricity connection by July this year. The remaining 1.2% villages would be covered by December, 2017.
Adani Transmission has acquired two special purpose entities from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam through competitive bidding route.
Cold facts show solar naysayers are wron
Naysayers may have doubted the sustainability of the dramatic reduction in solar tariff in India in recent years but an analysis of comparative date shows that low solar tariff is here to stay.
Unfazed by the recent escalation in diplomatic tensions between India and China due to continuing standoff over the Doklam trijunction, China’s state-owned Southern Power Grid is participating in competitive bidding for at least three transmission projects here.
The Centre has made it clear that it has no plan to reduce the tenure of long-term power purchase agreements (PPA) from 25 years to five years and it is entirely for distribution companies (discoms) to decide how they manage power purchase portfolio.
Water shortage related power shut offs in 2016 ranging from days to months, cost India about 14 tera watt-hours (TWh) of thermal electricity generation which is sufficient to power Sri Lanka for an entire year, as per a report by World Resources Institute.
The Central Government motivated drive to transform India into an ‘energy efficiency’ country has received a major push having sold 66.72 crore LED bulbs against its target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs by March 2019.
As Westinghouse is already struggling to win more business for the AP1000 reactor, India’s continuation with talks may be consolatory as the job has become much harder after the suspension of two of the four reactors in the US.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in effect from last month has reduced the incidence of tax on coal to 5 per cent, as compared to a cumulative tax of more than 13 per cent on account of various indirect taxes earlier, Parliament was informed on Thursday.