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
India´s oil cos plan Rs.3.4 trillion investments
During the Eleventh Plan period (2007-2012), domestic oil and gas players exceeded the planned capital expenditure outlay. They invested Rs 2,751.6 billion, 120 per cent of the planned target of Rs 2,289.9 billion.
An Energy Revolution
There has been a development on the energy sector front in November that has the potential to shake up the entire domain. In a few markets in the United States, renewable energy is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.
India is endowed with rich hydropower potential to the tune of 148 GW (which would be able to meet a demand of 84 GW at 60 per cent load factor) which makes it one of the most important potential sources to meet the energy security needs of the country.
India has immense repowering potential
More private wind developers will evince interest in taking up projects under the repowering scheme, which will lead to overall growth of the sector, says Mahesh Palashikar, CEO, GE Renewables, India.
Grievance redressal mechanisms need overhaul
Pratik Agarwal, Head-Infrastructure Business, Sterlite Technologies, speaks on the main factors influencing the growth of the transmission & distribution sector in the country.
Government mulls stronger norms for RPO
The government is looking at bringing in stronger provisions through possible amendments in the Electricity Act to ensure that entities comply with renewable purchase obligations (RPO). Under the RPO framework, entities such as distribution companies (discoms) procuring electricity are required to get certain percentage from green energy sources.
UN okays India’s largest solar project in Rajasthan
As part of its emissions trading scheme, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has approved India’s largest solar project .
The Clean Development Mechanism’s (CDM) latest project is a 100 mw concentrated solar power (CSP) installation to be constructed in Rajasthan. Despite countless delays in the construction process India-based Reliance Power will complete the project under Phase 1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India’s renewable energy pr