The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has approved the petition filed by Tata Power Company Limited – Distribution (TPC-D) to procure 150 MW of solar power at a tariff rate of Rs 2.83/kWh for a duration of 25-years.
The hard-found compromise reached last month to end the impasse over Andhra Pradesh’s decision to relook at renewable energy contracts has floundered, said several Union and state government officials.
The slowdown has hit installation of rooftop solar systems. Rooftop solar installations dropped 43.6% in the September quarter from the year-ago period, shows data from Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy communications firm. Installations are down 35.5% in the nine months to September.
India has signed agreements for providing over $190 million in Lines of Credit for strengthening the drinking water and electricity supply and for solar projects in the West African nation of Guinea.
The All-India Power Engineers’ Federation (AIPEF) has decided to hold a national convention of electricity employees and engineers from across the country at New Delhi against the enactment of Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014 on June 8, alleging exploitation of power sector workers under the grab of new amendment.
India has extended Line of Credits for two solar projects in Guinea. The agreements were exchanged in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Guinean counterpart Mamadi Toure.
The renewable energy ministry has continuously failed to achieve its yearly targets of clean energy capacity addition, which may hamper the mission of having 175 GW of renewables by 2022, said a Parliamentary panel.
The growing talk of all countries requiring to increase efforts to reduce emissions in order to slowdown the increase in global temperature has resulted in focusing on the failure of countries, particularly the rich industrialised countries, to do their promised share to slowdown global warming.
In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R K Singh, on Tuesday stated that by October 2019, 37,090.03 MW capacity of wind power has already been installed in the country.
Chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar laid emphasis on promoting the use of solar energy to save environment and maintain ecological balance on the third day of his Jal Jivan Hariyali Yatra on Thursday.