Daily Archive: July 20, 2012

Waaree bags 5.75 MW solar power contract in Maharashtra

Waaree Energies Pvt Ltd, an India-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, design engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of solar PV power plants, has successfully won a contract to set up a 5.75 MW thin...

Bailout schemes fail to push states on power reforms

THE government’s promise of another reform-linked mega-bailout for power distribution companies comes even though there is little evidence that such largesse prompts states to mend their ways and restructure the sector. In July 2008,...

BNDES Shuts $3.5 Billion Wind Market To Five Companies

Five of the biggest wind-turbine makers have been shut out of Brazil’s $3.5 billion market by the national development bank BNDES after failing to meet local- content requirements. Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS), Suzlon...

Local solar panel makers facing the heat

The Government should come out with conducive policy measures to reduce the cost of solar power, while simultaneously promoting local solar panel producers. Reductions in solar power tariff were possible till recently because of...

Power Min may ask plants to delay annual maintenance work

Power Ministry is likely to order power generation firms to delay the annual maintenance work at their thermal plants as delayed monsoon is likely to compound electricity deficit by impacting hydro-power production. Power Ministry...

Maharashtra tweaks power distribution franchisee model

Maharashtra has tweaked its power distribution franchisee (DF) model, which is currently in place in Bhiwandi, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Jalgaon, in a bid to ensure additional payment security by franchisees. As per the revised...

Power sector owes

The power sector’s woes never seem to end. So are the meetings to find solutions — the outcomes often being disproportionate to the time spent. The latest one, involving State power ministers in New...