Monthly Archive: August 2017

Solar eclipse biggest test of renewable era

As Monday’s total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, US electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the...

Discoms save Rs 15K cr under UDAY scheme

Debt-laden power distribution companies in states which participated in the UDAY scheme, meant for their revival, have saved Rs 15,000 crore till March this year, the power ministry said today. The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)...

Power Grid inks $500 m loan pact with ADB

NEW DELHI, AUG 18:   State-run power transmission utility Power Grid Corp today said it will get a loan of USD 500 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its various projects. “Power Grid...

India: MAHAGENCO tenders 110 MW of solar

Following the announcement of 2 GW of solar projects, the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has now issued calls for two separate tenders for the accumulative capacity of 110 MW of solar PV....

Micro-grids, a route to ensure 24X7 power

India – world’s largest democracy, with 65% of its population below the age of 25, a growing middle class with increasing disposable income, and a significant appetite for internet use- all these are one...

Taking Aim at China, India Tightens Power Grid

India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware – moves that government and industry officials say aim to...