Daily Archive: April 19, 2012

India: 200 MW PV park inaugurated; 600 MW commissioned

At the inauguration of the Charanka solar park in India, photovoltaic projects worth 604.89 megawatts (MW) were handed commissioning certificates by Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. In related news, 50 MW of photovoltaic projects...

Coal ministry deals blow to OPGC`s expansion plan

In a setback to the expansion plan of state owned Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), the Ministry of Coal has ruled out the possibility of offering tapering coal linkage for the 1,320 MW project...

J&K to have first wind power project at Reasi

Jammu and Kashmir will have first wind power project in the state and a site in Reasi’s mountainous district has been found suitable for it. The process to grant the project has been begun....

ICF goes green, generates own power

At a time when Tamil Nadu has effected all possible measures for power conservation, against the backdrop of the severe electricity crisis crippling the State, India’s premier coach manufacturing unit of the railways in...

Global Wind Industry to Reach 500 GW by 2017

The global wind industry is set to install more than 46 GW of new wind energy this year and, according to a new five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council...

Andhra solution for fuel-hungry power units

Power-starved Andhra Pradesh has devised a unique solution to its problem — set up a terminal on sea to bring precious natural gas to get its power plants running. A first of its kind...

Six years on, Garhwa power project in limbo

he ambitious rural electrification project under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Programme (RGREP) to electrify 746 villages in the district is in limbo. The project failed to achieve its target even after six years. The...

Coal output is key to energy security

To maintain India’s growth, it is imperative that energy is readily available and is affordable. According to the Ministry of Coal, the gap in demand and domestic supply of coal has increased to 83...

Global venture capital funding in smart grid falls

Although a number of state utilities in India are planning to invest in smart grids in their distribution areas, the global funding scene for such grids remains dull. “The lackluster venture capital (VC) investing...