Solar's 1 million job bonanza
From a perennially energy-deficient state with a peak shortage of 14 per cent in 2010 to a peak shortage of less than one per cent in 2018, India has moved miles from the days of energy blackouts and frequent power cuts.
Rural Electrification | A Dream that must come true
Over 300 million Indians are deprived of uninterrupted electricity supply more than 65 years after independence. In the Union Budget, the government has announced 2018 as the year by when all Indian villages will be fully electrified.
Power 20:20 Personality Profile
Dr Arup Roy Choudhury joined NTPC as CMD in September, 2010, and since then the company has achieved several commendable milestones, which include capacity addition of 12,315 MW, which is 27.6 per cent of the total capacity added in the last 39 years i.e. 44,598 MW.
GoI´s aggressive push towards solar has rejuvenated the solar market and given tremendous growth potential for upcoming clean energy eco-system, believe experts.
Renewable Energy (RE) has many unique attributes ´ rapid deployment, modular nature and environment friendliness ´ which make it a beneficial source of power in a country like India, which has a high energy deficit, growing demands and an inadequate grid infrastructure.
States,fall in line!
The recent Supreme Court order in the Hindustan Zinc Ltd Vs Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) case has given the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) cause a huge boost (See Box: Supreme Court Verdict). But, while most industry players POWER TODAY spoke to deemed the verdict long awaited
RE Commitments: Sunny or Windy days ahead?
With a total of 2.70 lakh MW of renewable commitments from public and private developers, 62,100 MW of manufacturing commitment from public and private manufacturers, and 6,000 MW of EPC commitments from players.