Monthly Archive: July 2017

Renewable energy industry wants cross subsidy waived

NEW DELHI, JULY 17:   Renewable energy industry representatives have sought the waiving of a cross subsidy surcharge (CSS) levied by States on transmission. In a letter to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power,...

Waste-to-energy plants to come up in 63 ULBs

Visakhapatnam: Works on setting up eco-friendly waste-to-energy plants in 10 major cities of AP has picked up pace. These plants will cover 63 urban local bodies and process about 4,400 metric tonnes of solid waste a...

Off-grid solar power and rural electrification

While grid extension is the main driver of rural electrification in India today and almost all Indian villages are now electrified, the reality at the habitation and household level is very different. In Bihar...

Siemens, AES form new energy storage joint venture Fluence

Manufacturers such as Siemens have been taking a strong interest in energy storage. In January, Siemens formed a partnership with Eos Energy Storage to integrate, install and service energy storage solutions. Siemens has now taken an...

New policy to boost purchase from power plants

To bring respite to 26,000-MW gas and hydro power plants that are stranded, the government is planning to introduce what is called “peaking power policy”, which would allow electricity distribution companies (discoms) to step...