Government Amends Solar Bidding Norms

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. 

EG, First District with Full LED Street Lighting

East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh has become the first district in the country to be fully equipped with LED street lights. AP CM made a formal declaration in this regard on the occasion of Panchayat Raj Divas at Dwarapudi in East Godavari this afternoon. Around 3.1 lakh LED street lights have been installed in the district that would result in saving of 34 mn unit […]

LED Lights on all Gurugram Roads by May-end

The installation of LED streetlights has finally begun in the city with ward numbers one & 35 after a delay of over two months. The whole city will be covered under the project within next two months, said MCG officials. The project is being implemented by state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). ESSL signed a deal with MCG to install over 48,00 […]

SECI Invites Bids for 2000MW Hybrid Projects

Solar Corporation of India (SECI) is set to launch its second hybrid tender – for projects combining wind and solar energy – in May. It has issued an advertisement alerting developers that it will be inviting sealed bids for “1000 MW of wind power projects in existing solar power projects” as well as “1000 MW of solar power projects in shadow free areas of wind p […]

Sanjay Banga Appoints as New CEO

Tata Power Delhi Distribution announced the appointment of Sanjay Banga as the company’s new chief executive officer. 
Banga will take over from Praveer Sinha who has been elevated to the position of chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Power from May 1, 2018 

Philips Introduces T Bulb in India

Philips Lighting announced the launch of first-of-its-kind LED bulb in India known as T Bulb. The bulb is meant for home lighting segment & comes with a price tag of Rs 299. The device is available in 10W (1000 Lumens) & 8W (800 Lumens) variants in the country. The major highlight of the bulb is the new ‘T’ shape, which the company claims can provide wide […]

‘National Workshop on Electrical Safety’

Electricity has become an integral as well as most essential part of human life and its safety needs complete attention in every aspect as it touches all sphere of our day to day life. The ever-increasing need of enhanced productivity, increasing access, efficiency and comfort/convenience has made its usage intense in terms of quality/quantity/ form and most impo […]

Indian Solar Auctions Consist of Participation from Multitude Developers

News about the cancellation of renewable energy auctions demands urgent attention. Renewable energy generation and toll roads have primarily driven India's infrastructure push in the recent past, especially to attract private investors. It is essential to tackle the current issues on an urgent basis to ensure that these two sectors continue to be a template for others to emulate. 

MNRE Seeks Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Current Solar Power Projects

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the finance ministry to exempt solar power projects under implementation from 25% safeguard duty imposed on imported solar equipment.
“We have requested the finance ministry to exempt projects that have already been awarded or were at the implementation stage before July 30,” MNRE secretary Anand Kumar told. The duty came […]

Damodar Valley Corporation's Proposal to Supply Power to Bangladesh Using Domestic Coal

A public interest litigation has been filed in Supreme Court, challenging state-run Damodar Valley Corporation's proposal to supply power to Bangladesh from power plants using concessional domestic coal. 
The PIL, filed by advocate Piyush Joshi, questions DVC’s plan to use domestic coal for power at a time when the commodity is scarce for power plants in India. It also terms […]