Monthly Archives: February 2013

Economic Survey 2013: India suffered peak power shortage of 9%

India witnessed a peak power shortage of 9 per cent during the five years ending 2012 when over 50,000 MW new generation capacity was created, Economic Survey said on Wednesday. “During the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12), nearly 55,000 MW … Continue reading

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Solar power one of the fastest growing segment of Indian power sector

From almost negligible capacity in 2009 to 1,000+ MW today, solar power is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian power sector, aided in good measure by enabling policies of the government. The Union government has set a target of … Continue reading

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TN biomass producers want electricity duty abolished, as high fuel prices are eating into revenues

  The Tamil Nadu Biomass Power Producers’ Association has been promised help by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board(TNEB). In a meeting called by the TNEB last week members of the Association made a strong plea, among others, for the abolition … Continue reading

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Biomass-based power producers seek interest subvention

Biomass-based power producers have knocked on the doors of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for lobbying with the Ministry of Finance for a 2 per cent interest subvention for the loans taken by them. The Indian Biomass Power … Continue reading

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Low-Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian Cement Industry

Following the global Cement Technology Roadmap in 2009 developed in a partnership between WBCSD CSI and the International Energy Agency (IEA), nine CSI members in India* again joined hands with IEA to develop a ‘Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry’. The initiative … Continue reading

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Cumulative deployment of various Renewable Energy Systems / Devices in the country as on 31/01/2013

New & Renewable Energy Cumulative deployment of various Renewable Energy Systems/ Devices in the country as on 31/01/2013 Renewable Energy Programme/ Systems Target for 2012-13 Deployment during January, 2013 Total Deployment in 2012-13 Cumulative achievement up to 31.01.2013 I. POWER … Continue reading

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Decentralised Storage: Impact on future distribution grids – An EUELECTRIC report, June 2012

Flush with RE sources of power, EU recognizes the risk it brings to the grid without the appropriate balance of storage.  Europe’s electricity system is undergoing profound changes. The EU is planning a decarbonisation path that will see the EU … Continue reading

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Mahindra’s take on the Reva Electric Car platform

The e2O is the latest offering from the Mahindra Group, which says it will meet its “5 Cs” framework: clean, convenient, connective, clever, and cost effective. The four-seater e2O (pronounced “ee-too-oh” has already been certified as road-worthy. Its range of … Continue reading

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M.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission – Approach paper on Fixation of norms for determination of tariff for procurement of power from Wind Electric Generators

MP ERC looking for suggestions on tariff setting for the next control period Earlier, the Commission had issued a tariff order for procurement of power from wind electric generators on 11.6.2004. The control period was ended on 31.3.07. Thereafter, the … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Revolution Hiccups: Grid Instability Has Industry Scrambling for Solutions

Natgrp: We need to be cognizant of the dangers of too much variable renewable energy (wind especially) and once peak demand has been met, consistent storage solutions are a necessity to ensure businesses in India do not fail. Sudden fluctuations … Continue reading

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