Daily Archive: July 8, 2013

India’s Renewable Energy mix Increases

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, reported that the total deployment of grid connected renewable energy in India has increased to 28446.05 mega watt. The deployment in the month of may...

State yet to tap full potential of wind power

To overcome the shortage of electricity, the state government is encouraging its production from non-conventional sources, especially wind, and has sanctioned six wind power projects in Anantapur district this year. These will come up...

Students harness wind power for competition

A bevy of windmills were on display at the Bala Bhavan at Cubbon Park on Sunday morning. Nearly 300 children between ages nine and 15 were here to demonstrate their homemade hand-held wind-energy generators...

Power plants’ capacity utilisation at record low

This summer has been the worst ever for both consumers and power generation companies. Thermal plants have run at the lowest capacity in 20 years, plagued by a combination of acute fuel scarcity and the inability...

Power maths: Shift to Tata, halve your bill

Domestic electricity consumers who switch over to Tata Power Company (TPC) from Reliance Infra (RInfra) stand to save up to 50 per cent on their monthly bills despite the recent 25% increase in TPC tariff. And the savings for changeover...

Poor awareness hampers switch to solar power

MADURAI: The suppliers approved by the nodal agency for promotion of renewable energy in the state say that the efforts to promote solar energyamong the public is hampered by low awareness. Many don’t know the...

‘Make local sourcing mandatory for mega power projects’

The Heavy Industries Ministry has sought the Prime Minister’s intervention for making domestic sourcing of equipment mandatory in new Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP). “This will facilitate in utilising the domestic manufacturing capacity optimally,”...