CERC office is net energy plus building
shivanshtyagi
October 11th, 2012
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Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s office building in city has been acknowledged as nation’s 1st Net Energy Plus building. The building, which is also the office of Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), was constructed using solar passive technology and has been selected for net plus energy building award given by India Tech Foundation-Mumbai. The award recognises the works done to conserve and minimise energy used in a building. The panel of jury in the competition was headed by former justice BN Krishna, who selected entries from Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for the award. Sanjeev Jain, chief engineer, CREDA, said that the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power (BEEMP), New Delhi, has fixed norms for consumption of energy in any building. Continue

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How India’s power sector is losing Rs 55,000 crore per year
Himanshu Arora
October 11th, 2012
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A decade ago, Chandrakant's fishing village in India's financial capital Mumbai lived mostly by candlelight. What people did not have — electricity — they stole. It was easy enough to hook onto the two thin power lines that passed over the village and take a little for themselves. Today, his settlement has moved up the feeding chain of Mumbai neighbourhoods and most residents have city electricity meters. But the loose habits of the past persist. Residents still steal power on special occasions, weddings or funerals that need to be lit brighter than their home meters can bear. An electrician like Chandrakant — who asked that his full name and that of his neighbourhood not be revealed because of his illegal activity — just hooks onto one of four main distribution lines in the village, with the quiet approval of local officials. India's power sector is lousy with thieves. Men like Chandrakant are the least

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Adverse policies hinder wind energy investments in TN
Amit Antil
October 11th, 2012
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Tamil Nadu is losing out on the one viable opportunity to tackle the prevailing power shortage – increasing wind energy generation, by its adverse policies, according to Ramesh Kymal, Chairman, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturer’s Association. In an interaction with the Hindu group of publications, he said the recent tariff fixed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Authority has made investments in wind energy generation unviable. A meagre hike in tariff, the price the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, the public sector utility pays power producers, has been offset by a hike in charges. Investors have lost interest in setting up wind power generation capacity in Tamil Nadu as the charge, dubbed cross-subsidy charge of about Rs 1.30 per kWhr, makes investments in wind project unviable, according to Kymal..... continue

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Policy Implementation is the real challenge for RE-power in India : Mr. Sankalp Ved
shivanshtyagi
October 10th, 2012
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Mr. Sankalp Ved is Electrical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager accredited by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) & he also did PG Diploma in Finance management. He is having with 9.3 years experience in Energy sector especially renewable energy. He is presently looking after Renewable Energy Business in Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd. which comprises of 100 MW of wind power & 10 MW of Solar power Projects.  In past he also worked in Tata Power Company Ltd. Suzlon Energy Ltd. and Secure Meters Ltd 1.    What kind of market reports investors should look while investing?  There are several reports currently available for RE projects, most of them mainly include and showcase past numbers in different formats. They dissect and analyze old transaction / deals in their own way. Even if any future projection is made, it is mostly guess work without any analytics involved. These should be included in a report but should

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Punjab to introduce new non-conventional energy policy: Majithia
Amit Antil
October 10th, 2012
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CHANDIGARH: Punjab is all set to introduce a New Non-Conventional Energy Policy-2012 to meet the increasing demand of clean energy and to reduce the burden on conventional energy resources.Bikram Singh Majithia, Non-Conventional Energy Minister, Punjab stated this during the two-day International Seminar on ‘Energy Access’ inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, here at Vigyan Bhawan, in which delegates from more than 30 countries and United Nations participated. He said that to attract the giant players of Biomass sector, the Punjab Government has offered highest tariff of Rs 5.83 per unit to purchase the power generated by the Biomass plants while Andhra Pradesh was offered Rs 5.18, Haryana Rs 5.65, Maharashtra Rs 5.74, Rajasthan Rs 5.16, Tamil Nadu Rs 5.12, Uttar Pradesh Rs 5.24 per unit. Majithia said that Punjab is leading to become a power surplus state as Punjab Government has made massive investments in both the Conventional and Non-Conventional

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