Monthly Archive: June 2017

India: UPNEDA issues draft Solar Power Policy 2017

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has adopted the draft Solar Power Policy 2017 to ensure advancement towards both economic and environmental objectives, including the state target of 8% solar...

Making a smart energy grid work for India

Newspapers are showcasing the dramatically lower costs of solar power, reportedly cheaper than coal power now, and we are told that smart grids (and smart cities) are just around the corner. While enormous strides...

Tamil Nadu power looms on strike for 3 days

TRICHY: More than 1,000 small-scale power loom job working units in Tamil Nadu, employing around 50,000 workers, are set to go on strike from Tuesday for three days against the proposed Goods and Services...

Towards ‘smart’ power procurement

India has made significant strides in the power sector over the past few years. The country is the fourth 4th largest country in the world in terms of generating capacity, and achieved close to...

TANGEDCO,Tamilnadu proposes severe net metering cut

Indian state utility the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has announced plans to drastically slash its net metering rates in an attempt to boost rooftop solar uptake in Tamil Nadu. Faced with...