India to consider ways to cut hydropower tariffs
India is mulling reducing tariffs for new hydro-electric power projects. The move seeks to help them compete against cheaper forms of electricity, according to sources. The power ministry has proposed excluding the costs of building infrastructure like roads and bridges from tariffs to make new hydropower projects viable.
Virtual power plant project starts in Toyota
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Denso Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc., together with Toyota City, have launched a "virtual power plant" demonstration project, which aims to achieve the local production and consumption of renewable energy. The project outlines the construction of a virtual power plant that will regulate electric power demand according to the supply of electric power generated from renewable energy in Toyota city and that will enable multi
MCP participates in biomass power generation project
Mitsubishi Corporation Power Systems, Inc. (MCP), has joined with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) to establish a new joint venture. The new venture, Aioi Bioenergy Corporation, is being set up to promote and develop biomass power generation business in Japan. The new venture will have an initial capital of 450 million yen, with 40 per cent of that being invested by MCP.
Sungrow supplied central inverters totalling 18MW in Japan in Dec
Sungrow announced that it supplied central inverters totalling 18 MW in Japan, last December. Sungrow’s containerised SG2000 central inverter has been supplied to the two plants in the area served by Kansai Electric Power (10 MW) and Chubu Electric Power (8 MW) respectively, and have been approved to be connected to local grids.
Ratle Power Project Reviewed
J&K´s Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan convened a meeting of officers to discuss the legal course of action with regard to construction of 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric Power Project on river Chenab in Drabshala area of Kishtwar district.
Brighter days ahead
Slow, to negative and now, to flat growth, diesel genes market has witnessed a roller coaster ride in the past five years. A couple of years back, the projections were that the DG sets market will surpass the $ 3.3 billion mark by 2018. Now, given the sustained sluggish scenario the projections are tempered.
India is taking its first steps for development of tidal or offshore energy. Though this space has immense potential, a few chinks need to be ironed out before whole-scale adoption and deployment of this technology.