Monthly Archive: June 2015

India’s solar-powered dreams

The Union government has ambitious renewable energy targets of 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power and 60GW of wind power by 2022. However, the government is also facing large deficits and competing budget priorities,...

Farmers not keen on harvesting solar power crop

Farmers in Amritsar district have shown lukewarm interest in the state government’s recently-introduced scheme of installing solar power plants in their fields. Huge investments and poor awareness seem to be stalling the scheme meant...

Weak public response on discoms paying for blackout

Only five suggestions have been received by the electricity regulator in the city over changes in provisions that would force a power distribution company to pay compensation to its consumers for unscheduled blackouts that...

Despite reduction, Maharashtra power tariff still high

NAGPUR: Even though Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has reduced MSEDCL’s tariff for industry, it is still on the higher side compared to most neighbouring states. To add to the woes, the cross subsidy...