Author: Ritwik Mondal

Role of EVs in achieving solar power dreams

India has set itself an ambitious target of reaching 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, of which 160 GW is from solar and wind power. This translates to 30% of India’s total...

Haryana waives wheeling charges on power from solar plants

Chandigarh:- The Haryana government has waived intra-state wheeling charges, cross subsidy charges, transmission and distribution charges on the electricity generated from solar power plants in the state. Any investor, who installs a solar power plant at...

Initiatives for Clean and Green Indian Navy

On February 12, 2017, INS Sarvekshak, a survey ship of the Indian Navy had completed installation of a 5KW solar power system on board [1]. It is estimated that in this project, the profit generated...

GMC spent Rs 2.2 crore extra on power bills: CAG

Panaji: Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim incurred excess expenditure to the tune of Rs 2.23 crores due to non-revision of contract demand of high tension (HT) electricity connection, observed the comptroller and...

MERC grants AMC relief on issue of power dues

Aurangabad: The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that the tariff category of Public Water Works (PWW) applies for water schemes irrespective of whether or not they are operated and/or maintained by private...

Nepal, China to develop cross-border power transmission lines

Kathmandu: Nepal and China have initiated process for the joint development of cross-border transmission lines which will pave the way for electricity trade between the two neighbours. Nepal has sent a draft of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

Adani Transmission acquires 2 SPVs from Rajasthan transco

NEW DELHI: Adani Transmission today said it has acquired two special purpose entities from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam through competitive bidding route. Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RVPN) had formed the two special purpose...

India’s first solar boat proves critics wrong

KOCHI: The temple town of Vaikom shot to fame recently as the country’s first solar boat designed by Sandith Thandassery, an entrepreneur and a naval architect, started ferrying from here. The solar boat Adithya came from the...

Indian coal growth has slowed since 2015

India’s coal use has grown 2.2% a year since 2015, a drop from annual growth of more than 6% over the previous 10 years. That is the conclusion of analysis of official data on...