IIT-Gandhinagar, UL join hands for solar power research

The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) has joined hands with US-based Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), USA, a not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organisation for a student research project in solar power. In...

Tata Power commissions 25 MW solar project in Gujarat

Country’s largest private power utility Tata Power today said it has commissioned the 25 MW Mithapur solar project in Gujarat, boosting the entity’s renewable energy portfolio.  The solar photo-voltaic (PV) power project has been developed with an investment...

PV Intelligence Brief

Yingli, DuPont PV, sign $100m strategic deal DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Yingli Green Energy have signed a $100m strategic agreement, marking the second strategic agreement that DuPont has signed this month. This deal will...

Replicate Patiala model to reduce AT&C losses—PSEB Engineers

Replicate Patiala model to reduce AT&C losses—PSEB Engineers Wednesday February 15, 2012 Chandigarh PSEB Engineers Association has demanded “Patiala model”be replicated in other towns of Punjab to reduce Transmission and Commercial losses in state....

‘Inefficient’ UPCL draws state govt flak

The government has censured the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) for its poor planning, irregularities in contracts, un-metered billing amid the state-owned entity facing rising liabilities of Rs 3135.38 crore and heavy losses taht...

Tariff revision delay hits CESC numbers

Delay by the State level regulator in awarding tariff order against cost push for 2011-12 has hit CESC Ltd hard so far during the fiscal. CESC had requested tariff escalation by nearly one rupee...

TN would need 23 MW to meet solar RPO

INFORMATION GLEANED FROM INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OF TAMIL NADU GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (TANGEDCO) SHOWS THAT THE COMPANY WOULD NEED 23 MW OF SOLAR POWER CAPACITY TO MEET ITS SOLAR-SPECIFIC RENEWABLE PURCHASE OBLIGATION. THE TAMIL...

Fuel crisis hinders ambitions of captive power

Captive power players—companies that set up their own power plants in order to supply energy to their manufacturing operations—have for the last few years hoped to outgrow their boots and become major power brokers...

JSW Energy to set up power plant in South Africa

Integrated power generator JSW Energy, looking for suitable acquisitions inside India, is planning to set up a 450-600-MW coal-fired plant inSouth Africa where the power sector is opening up for investment. “We are interested in acquiring power...

CERC issues tariff guidelines for renewable energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued the norms for determining tariffs of electricity generated from various renewable energy sources. These norms apply for the five-year-period beginning 2012-13. SOLAR ENERGY An interesting part...

Lanco to exit wind energy business

In an indication of the coming consolidation in India’s wind energy sector, Lanco Infratech Ltd has decided to exit the segment and has given the mandate for selling the business to audit and consulting...