To achieve the target of having 60 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind energy capacity by 2022, the government has invited tenders for 2,000 MW of wind power projects connected to the inter-state transmission system.
January was full of news on the energy front. For instance, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) was held in Abu Dhabi. 15-17 January.
Opinion is divided on the recent proposal of Director General (DG) of Safeguards to impose a provisional 70% safeguard duty on solar cell imports for a period of 200 days.
The Union Budget for 2018-19 tabled in Parliament today has sought to achieve universal energy access with focus on expanding the coverage of flagship schemes aimed at providing cooking gas and electricity connections to the poor.
As the government continues to lay emphasis for increased adoption of renewable energy, the power sector hopes for a much-needed thrust to domestic manufacture of equipments in this year’s Union Budget.
India’s economy would grow at 8.5% next fiscal and the 7.5% growth projection by economists is on the “conservative side”, power minister R. K. Singh said on Thursday.
In line with efforts to economize on fossil fuels, plans have been formulated to add 1,000 megawatts, or 1 gigawatt of renewable capacity to the national power grid per annum, a senior official at the Energy Ministry said.
Over 400 experts are expected to brainstorm on energy transition across the globe in view of technology and digital disruptions at 7th India Energy Congress, scheduled to begin tomorrow here.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the dream of harnessing solar power in Davos at the World Economic Forum, it was not mere rhetoric.
Wind developers are up in arms against Andhra Pradesh discoms for insisting on an arbitrary discount, appropriating a specific benefit the Centre grants renewable energy developers, verbally harping on renegotiating power purchase agreements and threatening not to pay for any excess power provided above an agreed threshold. “They are compulsorily deducting 2% of the tariff, […]