RECs worth Rs.1,300 crore are lying unsold
The support mechanism and the incentives like GBI and AD are essentially required for the growth of the wind energy in India, says KR Nair, Vice President, Indian Wind Power Association. Edited excerpts...
CIL in massive solar drive
Coal India Ltd is considering building Rs 70 billion ($1.2 billion) worth of solar projects to compensate for carbon pollution, said people familiar with the plan.The company is in talks with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for a combined capacity of 1,000-megawatts according to reports. Earlier, coal and power minister Piyush Goyal described Coal India.
Reforms in coal sector unleashed
The government has decided to allocate area containing coal for specified end uses through auction by competitive bidding, according to Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy.
A strategic need for India
According to estimates, India´s trade deficit stands at $140 billion. Whereas considering only energy imports, around $ 170 billion is a significant contributor to the deficit.
There is a lack of rationalisation of power tariffs
Please tell us about the philosophy behind Godrej Electricals & Electronics and the ´Power Infrastructure and Renewable Energy´ department. Established in 1897, the Godrej group has been a symbol of enduring ideals in a changing world. With seven major companies with interests in real estate
Power 20:20 | Welspun Energy
Welspun Energy Ltd. (WEL) is part of the $3.5 billion Welspun Group. WEL has identified a portfolio of 1 GW wind and 750 MW solar capacities and is working to commission these. The company has successfully commissioned 297 MW (DC)
Amend Act, break CIL monopoly
We have a predominantly heavy dependence on coal and also a large stranded capacity of gas based power supply units. In the first instance, coal supply from Coal India has to be ramped up substantially. The Power Minister may have to convince the new Coal
According to a report released by Pike Research in 2013, a total of 454 geothermal projects are currently underway across the globe. A total of 64 countries have active geothermal projects (with surface exploration already underway), a significant improvement over the 30-odd countries
Tata Powers capacity at 13,183 MUs
Tata Power, one of India's largest integrated power companies, has announced generation of 2670 MUs in Q4 FY13-14 and 13,183 MUs in FY13-14.The company, together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed gross generation capacity of 8585 MW including thermal (coal, gas and oil).