India has more than 1 lakh MW potential of wind energy
Kshitij Dhingra
August 1st, 2014
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An assessment by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has estimated that the total wind power potential of India was over one lakh MW, the Lok Sabha was told today. 

In his written reply, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal said, a wind resource assessment programme has been implemented by the ministry through the Centre for Wind Energy Technology ( C-WET) to estimate the wind potential in the country and identify suitable sites of installation of wind power programme. "A total of 790 sites have so far been assessed in view of wind potential programme availability. A total wind power potential in the country has been estimated at 1,02,788 MW at 80 M hub height," he said. To another question, the Minister said the government has proposed to tap the country's solar and wind

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India 5th largest wind energy producer
Kshitij Dhingra
August 1st, 2014
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India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 per cent of the total renewable energy produced in the country, India's ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam has said. 

Annual growth rate of renewable energy in India in the last decade has been about 22 per cent, said Seetharam, who was was earlier this month appointed India's permanent representative to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  India is one of the 21 members of the Abu Dhabi-based IRENA and the current vice-chairman of its council. 

Seetharam said hydropower, bio-energy and solar energy are other areas that have good potential and sharing experiences and international cooperation is the way forward to tap this potential. 

"There are plans during the 12th five-year

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Siemens win 411 crore order from PGCIL
Kshitij Dhingra
July 31st, 2014
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Siemens Limited has won a crucial turnkey order (design, engineering, commissioning and installation) from of India Limited (PGCIL) worth approximately Rs 411 crores. The order is for static var compensators (SVCs) for three of PGCIL’s substations - Ludhiana in Punjab, Kankroli in Rajasthan and New Wangpoh in Jammu & Kashmir.
 
is a high-voltage system that dynamically controls the network voltage and keeps the network voltage constant. The order is for one of a series of SVC projects planned by Power Grid Corporation to improve grid stability across India.
 
“The delivery of stable, reliable power supply to meet the increasing demands from industry and urban centres is crucial for India’s sustainable progress. It

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Nepal prepares to sign power trade deal with India
Kshitij Dhingra
July 31st, 2014
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Energy-starved Nepal is gearing to ink a major power trade deal with India during the upcoming visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive here on Sunday on his first official visit. 

Three major political parties of Nepal - the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) - yesterday consented to the government's plan to sign Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India during Modi's visit.  The meeting of senior leaders of major parties was called by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to seek national consensus on the agenda to be discussed with the Indian Prime Minister during his two-day visit. 

The meeting formed a three-member cross-party panel to finalise the contents of the PTA to be forwarded to the Indian side for approval, official sources said. 

The

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Power generation begins at Jurala relief to Telangana
Kshitij Dhingra
July 31st, 2014
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Power generation began at the Jurala hydro project on Wednesday, bringing relief to the new state of Telangana which is hit by bad monsoon and severe power crisis.

Five of the six generating units were pressed into service to produce 1.80 mw of power. The total capacity of the power station is 6MW. Jurala has been receiving 90,000 cusecs of flood water from Narayanpur reservoir following heavy rains in the upper catchment of the river Krishna in Karnataka. About 5,000 cusecs was released from Jurala to generate power.

Project officials said they will lift the crest gates on Thursday to release flood water if the dam becomes full.

The water level at present is 316.5 feet as against full reservoir level of 318.53 feet. Source: Times of

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