750 MW Rewa solar project to break new ground
Bids for the proposed and much delayed 750 MW solar power tender in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh are expected to be submitted by January 2017, although another extension still seems likely. The project is being tendered by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS), a joint venture between SECI and the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Developers can bid for three project units of 250 MW each in a solar park being developed by RUMS.
E-bidding through DEEP results in savings
The first e-bidding process through the DEEP Portal for short-term power procurement has resulted in substantive savings for states such as Uttarakhand, Kerala, Bihar and also for private discom Torrent Power.
First e-bidding process through DEEP Portal
First e-Bidding process through recently launched DEEP (Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price) e-Bidding Portal for Short term power procurement has been concluded for the State of Uttarakhand and Kerala.
Gridco to buy 4.5percent power from green sources in FY17
Odisha state owned bulk power purchaser Gridco Ltd would buy 4.5 per cent of its total power requirement from green energy sources in 2016-17. Out of 4.5 per cent of the power to be procured from renewable sources, solar energy would account for 1.5 per cent while the rest three per cent would be obtained from non-solar sources, energy minister Pranab Prakash Das informed the state legislative assembly in a written reply
Optimal utilisation of existing power generation plants is necessary
Highest annual capacity addition in last one year is a fact that cannot be denied, but at the same time it is also a fact that PLF which was 77.5 per cent in 2009-10, has dropped to 64.46 per cent in 2014-15. This indicates that the capacity created is not being utilised optimally, and the reasons should be looked into and addresse
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