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Suresh Prabhu flags off India's first solar-powered 1,600 HP train coach

Suresh Prabhu flags off India's first solar-powered 1,600 HP train coach

India's first solar-powered Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) coach was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu from the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. The country's first country's first 1,600-horsepower DEMU coach is equipped with solar-powered hotel load system installed and commissioned by Jakson Engineers Limited.

According to the official statement, the installed solar rooftop system will generate 7,200 kilowatts (KW) of energy per year that will be used for powering internal lights, fans and other electrical systems of the coach. The project will help offset carbon emissions by 9 tonnes per coach per year and also save about 21,000 litres of diesel for a solar-powered DEMU with six trailer coaches, thereby, saving Rs 12 lakh every year.

 

CEA prepares power distribution perspective plan to help stressed discoms

CEA prepares power distribution perspective plan to help stressed discoms

A new 'Long Term Distribution Perspective Plan' is being drafted by the ministry of power to collate details of all the power distribution companies across the country. Being prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), this the first ever draft proposal aimed at envisaging the infrastructur...

Tangedco evacuates 5,079MW of wind power, sets national record

Tangedco evacuates 5,079MW of wind power, sets national record

Tangedco at 7pm on 10-07-2017 evacuated 5,079MW of wind power, a new record in wind power evacuation in Tamil Nadu and India. It was a two hour sustained supply of over 5,000MW on 10-07-2017.

For nearly 3 hours, Tangedco put 3 thermal units with a total capacity of 1,020MW on stand-by mode and also a...

Uttar Pradesh asks developers to reduce the solar power tariffs

Uttar Pradesh asks developers to reduce the solar power tariffs

As Uttar Pradesh gears up with the mission of 'Power To All By 2019', renewable is bound to play a major role. The present government has made efforts to finally catch the investors' interests and set the policy right. As a matter of fact, the state is blessed with a good solar radiation to the tune...

Adani Power’s Mundra plant slump sale lacks lenders’ NOC

Adani Power’s Mundra plant slump sale lacks lenders’ NOC

Adani Power's plans to separate its ailing asset, the 4620 MW coal-based power plant in Mundra, by slump sale to its subsidiary, Adani Power (Mundra) Ltd, will take time as the transaction has not got necessary regulatory approvals.

In its meeting held on July 3, the Board of Approval (BOA) for Speci...

Morgan Stanley downgrades view on power utilities

Morgan Stanley downgrades view on power utilities

In its report "Renewable Energy: What Cheap, Clean Energy Means for Global Utilities" released on July 7, Morgan Stanley downgraded its industry view of India Utilities to "In-Line" from "Attractive" as renewable energy is bringing major disruption to India's thermal power sector.

"Solar power will, ...

Pvt thermal projects staring at muted power demand: India Ratings

Pvt thermal projects staring at muted power demand: India Ratings

Owing to non-remunerative tariffs due to aggressive bids and falling renewable power tariffs, private thermal projects are staring at muted power demand, says a report by India Ratings (Ind-Ra).

According to the rating agency, private developers are facing more challenges in operating thermal power p...

By Excluding Petroleum, Electricity and Real Estate, GST Fails to Achieve its Purpose: P Chidambaram

By Excluding Petroleum, Electricity and Real Estate, GST Fails to Achieve its Purpose: P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram accused the government of rolling out an adulterated version of Goods and Services Tax (GST), which would fail to achieve its purpose. Chidambaram said the the decision to exclude petroleum, electricity and real estate from the ambit o...

We need NTPC to bail out pvt power cos. So don't say govt should not be in business

We need NTPC to bail out pvt power cos. So don't say govt should not be in business

Turning around all loss-making public sector units is a free-market economist's erotic dream. Pages are written every day in Indian newspapers arguing for shutting down or selling government-owned companies that have been in the red for a few years.

In line with this reformist agenda, the Narendra Mo...

lower castes are discriminated against even when it comes to accessing electricity

lower castes are discriminated against even when it comes to accessing electricity

Among their many privileges, India's wealthiest households can rely on a consistent supply of electricity and access to cooking gas. The situation is rather different for other social groups, however. My research has shown lower caste and tribal households have 10%-30% less access to electricity and...

CAG audit: SC regular bench to hear pleas of Delhi discoms

CAG audit: SC regular bench to hear pleas of Delhi discoms

The Supreme Court on July 3 declined a plea of power distribution companies seeking setting up of a constitution bench for hearing the issue of validity of an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer said that the regular bench will hear...

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