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Utilities should buy 5% renewable energy from 2009-10- CERC Chairman

 Utilities should buy 5% renewable energy from 2009-10- CERC ChairmanPramod Deo, Chairman of the central electricity regulatory commission (CERC) said that all power utilities in the country will have to buy at least five per cent of their grid purchase from renewable energy sources from 2009-10 onwards.The Cerc will fix the dynamic minimum purchase standard for renewal energy which will help reduce emission from the electricity sector. "While the minimum purchase standard will be fixed, from 2009-10 onwards all electricity utilities in the country will have to buy renewable energy. There will be one per cent increase in the purchase of renewable energy for every year for the next 10 years," he said.

Deo was speaking on National action plan on climate change and the role of electricity regulator to mark the fifth foundation day of Pune-based World Institute of Sustainable Energy (Wise).
 

Power holiday proposal for industries put on hold in Tamil Nadu

Power holiday proposal for industries put on hold in Tamil NaduDue to opposition from some section of industries, TNEB has put on hold its proposal to introduce two-day power holiday for industries from January 1,2009 aimed as part of attempts to tide over the power crisis in the state. While a section of the industry welcomed the measure on the ground that it ...

Two days in a week power holiday for industries in Tamil Nadu

 Two days in a week power holiday for industries in Tamil Nadu

From 2009, January 1, the industrial units in Tamil Nadu will have their operations five days a week. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has proposed a compulsory two-day power holiday for both heavy and light industries due to the ongoing power crisis in the state.A system of holidays for diff...

Electricity Employees in Uttar Pradesh to go on strike from today

Electricity Employees in Uttar Pradesh to go on strike from todayElectricity Employee unions of UP have given a call for "work boycott"  from january 1, 2009 demanding revision of their pay scales according to the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. The pay scales of power employees were last revised 12 years before in 1996, that too, after the employees went o...

PSEB to provide pre-paid meters to Govt. Offices for avoiding dues

PSEB to provide pre-paid meters to Govt. Offices for avoiding duesFacing serious problems in recovering Rs 63 crore electricity bills pending with various government departments, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has in a novel move decided to checkmate its tormentors and install pre-paid electricity meters.

"Though our officials don't have any problem showing ...

NTPC should bid for Ultra Mega Power Projects - Parliamentary Committee

NTPC should bid for Ultra Mega Power Projects - Parliamentary CommitteeState-run NTPC may emerge a successful bidder for the upcoming 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Projects, provided Government pays heed to the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Committee. "Early steps need to be taken to remove the bottlenecks faced by NTPC in the competitive bidding process,'' a r...

CSEB will be divided into 5 companies despite protests from unions

 CSEB will be divided into 5 companies despite protests from unions

Chhattisgarh government has decided to divide the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) into five companies wef 31-12-2008 as per Indian Electricity Act-2003 - one holding company and four others to manage transmission, distribution, generation and trading. Trade unions earlier approached the ...

Shiela Dikshit assures scrutiny of tariff proposals of private discoms

Shiela Dikshit assures scrutiny of tariff proposals of private discoms

The Delhi Chief minister Shiela Dikshit promised that the Government will verify the petitions, seeking massive rate hikes,submitted by private discoms to regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) . "After examination, we will assess how valid their claims are," she told the media. La...

PLG Power inaugurates 50 MW solar power project in Nashik

PLG Power inaugurates 50 MW solar power project in Nashik

PLG Power, a flagship energy and power division of the Rs 2000 crore PLG Group, successfully inaugurated its world class solar power project (100 per cent EOU) to manufacture 50 MW of solar photovoltaic modules recently at, Nasik, Maharashtra, under the technical and turnkey collaboration with Spire...

Punjab to implement zero-cost energy efficiency model for street lights

  Punjab to implement zero-cost energy efficiency model  for street lights

Punjab government unveiled a novel zero-cost energy-efficiency improvement model that would reduce energy consumption to 50 per cent without putting any financial burden on the state exchequer. Presiding an Energy Conservation Day jointly organized by Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and Punj...

14 hours load shedding - Nepal decares power emergency

14 hours load shedding - Nepal decares power emergencyWhile the rest of the world steps up festivities to welcome this new year, Nepal faces a dismal future with its Maoist government announcing a power emergency due to severe power crisis. Already enduring a 10-hour power outage daily, Nepal will see the blackout rise to 14-16 hours  as its main power...
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