Centre to help AP to add 4000 MW of Solar Power
Kshitij Dhingra
July 28th, 2014
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The Union Government is planning to give a big solar power push to Andhra Pradesh. The Centre will help set up the State add 4,000 MW of solar power in the next two years, making it a leader in solar power in the country. Anantapur district will be made the solar power hub of the country.

Addressing reporters after his meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Sunday, Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal has said that the State would be allotted 200 MW of power from NTPC’s Jhajjar plant from August 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

He discussed the power scenario with the AP Chief Minister and promised help from the Centre to augment power supply and to help generate more power. He said the Hinduja group would add 520 MW of power in Visakhapatnam by the

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Policy on rooftop power generation for capital soon
Kshitij Dhingra
July 28th, 2014
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After years of wait, the decks are finally being cleared for rooftop solar power generation in the Capital. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is expected to notify the proposal, which will see solar units fixed on rooftops, in two weeks’ time. The initiative envisages individual households producing solar power for their own consumption and also decreasing the peak time load on the power network.

The DERC is in the process of finalising regulations about its proposal to introduce net metering for rooftop solar power generation as per the guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

After the policy is notified, the Delhi Government will initiate putting of solar plants on government buildings, colleges and hospitals. It may be later followed at individual level. In fact, the Delhi Government may announce “production-based subsidy” and other incentives for solar power

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Rooftop Solar Panels on 300 Government Buildings
Kshitij Dhingra
July 27th, 2014
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With the state government pushing for tapping of renewable energy sources, about 300 government buildings including 50 panchayat union offices would be harnessing solar power to meet their energy needs.
Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), the nodal agency to promote renewable energy, has floated bids to install seven-kilo watt grid tied solar rooftop power plants at 300 government buildings.
According to TEDA sources, the solar rooftop systems would be installed at 50 panchayat union offices and remaining in the 234 assembly constituencies.  The buildings in the assembly constituencies would be identified shortly, sources said, adding that once the contract is awarded, the solar system would be installed within 90 days.
The work on installing 30 kilo watt solar plant in secretariat would begin shortly. In Fort St George, government building housing the secretariat, will have

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MNRE scheme to power Odisha villages
Kshitij Dhingra
July 27th, 2014
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Each household to get a 10-200W peak solar PV system to power 3-5 LED lights, 1-2 fans, and other small appliances.  

The  government has set in motion the task to identify un-electrified villages to be powered through .

The work is being taken up as per a pilot scheme to be launched by the Union ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE). Under this scheme, solar PV () based home systems would be provided to every household in two villages/hamlets in every Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha constituency.

Each household will be provided with a 10-200 W peak solar PV system enough to provide power to 3-5 LED lights,1-2 fans, provision of mobile charging and running other small appliances at the discretion of the household. Each system is estimated

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Telangana to buy power from Chattisgarh
Kshitij Dhingra
July 26th, 2014
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In a bid to overcome power shortage, the Telangana government today decided to buy power from Chhattisgarh on medium and long-term basis.

K Chandrasekhar Rao, chief minister of Telangana gave instructions to Managing Director Transco to buy 1,000 MW power from Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company and enter into power purchase agreement ( PPA) for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCL) lines, a Chief Minister office release said.

The Chief Minister also asked the company to obtain 1,500 MW of power through dedicated lines and float tenders to set up those lines. "In addition, the chief minister wants them to negotiate to have 2000 MW power on medium-term basis from Chhattisgarh to meet immediate needs for a five year period," the release said. The chief minister said the neighbouring state has surplus power and in a position to spare to other states and

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