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SDMC to set up Delhi’s first solar energy plant

SDMC to set up Delhi’s first solar energy plant

Promoting the use of green energy in the city, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on February 10 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Power Trading Corporation India Ltd. to establish the first municipal solar energy plant in city. It will have the capacity to generate 2.5 MW of electricity.

The plant will be established at 9.42 acres of land in Ferozpur Village (Faridabad) which is leased out for a period of 25 years. "The land belongs to the unified Municipal Corporation and lying unutilised for years as the hot mix plant constructed here became defunct. So the corporation decided to use the place for establishing solar plant," said a senior SDMC official.

 

35 open access companies return to Maharashtra discom's fold

35 open access companies return to Maharashtra discom's fold

Altogether 35 firms drawing power for their units have decided to become consumers of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) again.

The 35 companies were among 130 firms in the Konkan region of the state power utility and had been buying power from private producers a...

UDAY fails to provide a panacea for ailing discoms

UDAY fails to provide a panacea for ailing discoms

More than one year since its launch and 82 per cent of bailout package (bonds) utilised by States; Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) is failing to bring a new dawn for the State-run power distribution sector.

According to a recent report prepared by Motilal Oswal, out of the 21 States that partici...

Living in the dark: 240 million Indians have no electricity

Living in the dark: 240 million Indians have no electricity

Screams alerted Dadasaheb Vidhate to the fire trapping three of his children in the family's thatched-roof hut in rural India.  "Neighbours rushed to help douse the fire, but we couldn't save anyone," Vidhate, 45, said of the blaze four years ago, which he blames on an overturned kerosene lamp....

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd continues to lose despite UDAY

 Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd continues to lose despite UDAY

The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd, despite joining the centre's ambitious UDAY scheme aimed at bringing state-run power discoms out of losses, is again saddled with huge arrears to be paid to DVC and Coal India.

Jharkhand was the first state to join the scheme in September 2015. Under the scheme, ...

MoU signed between POWERGRID and Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA)

MoU signed between POWERGRID and Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA)

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.(POWERGRID), a central Power Sector PSU and CTU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) & its group of companies on 25th January, 2017 in Gurgaon. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Saeed Al Suwaidi, ...

Smart meters can be game changers : Piyush Goyal

Smart meters can be game changers : Piyush Goyal

Power minister Piyush Goyal on 23-01-2017 pitched for wider use of smart electricity meters and urged the electrical equipment industry to come up with innovations that suit the domestic consumer as the country strives to use energy efficiently.

Addressing industry executives at the beginning of a th...

Centre to float mega tender for smart meters

Centre to float mega tender for smart meters

With 21 states now agreeing to go along with the Ujjwal Discoms Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the scheme to rescue the finances of electricity distribution companies (discoms), the Union ministry of power will do a mega tender for procuring 'smart meters' for these states.

It is in discussion with the sta...

Railways to float Rs8,000 crore tenders for transmission network

Railways to float Rs8,000 crore tenders for transmission network

As part of a strategy to reduce its electricity bills, Indian Railways plans to award tenders worth around Rs8,000 crore to set up a dedicated electricity transmission network.

The national transporter, which announced a Rs41,000 crore cost-saving exercise earlier this week, will award six tenders. F...

Lower demand widens Adani Power's Q3 standalone loss 16-fold to Rs 478 crore

Lower demand widens Adani Power's Q3 standalone loss 16-fold to Rs 478 crore

Non-availability of domestic fuel linkages and lower power demand has led to Adani Power Limited (APL)'s standalone net loss widening Rs 478.39 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 for the financial year 2016-17, the company said in its filing on BSE.

As against this, the power arm of the Ad...

Haryana makes power bill no dues mandatory for seeking govt jobs

Haryana makes power bill no dues mandatory for seeking govt jobs

To apply for a government job in Haryana, the aspirants will have to clear their electricity bill dues first. The Haryana government on Tuesday decided to make regular payment of electricity bills mandatory for those applying for government jobs.

The new rule would also be applicable for issuance and...

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