Author: Shitanshu Shukla

IREDA Keen To Promote Renewable Energy Projects In Odisha

Pradip Kumar Das, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) met Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha, in Bhubaneshwar on May 13 over the prospects of Renewable Energy in the state. “IREDA is keen to promote more RE projects in Odisha, realizing the immense green energy potential in […]

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Lithium Price Surge Leaves Car Makers Comparing LFP with NCM batteries

Steep rises in battery raw materials prices since the start of 2021 have favoured a faster shift to LFP batteries for electric vehicles, over NMC batteries. Cobalt and Lithium for example have become dearer by 70% and 700% respectively. The lowest-cost pack has always been lithium-iron-phosphate, or LFP, the preferred choice of Tesla, Volkswagon and […]

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Fresh CERC Regulations For RE Certificates for RE Market Development

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) released on May 9 a set of regulations for development of renewable energy market through renewable energy certificates, holding back the date of enforcement. The National Load Despatch Centre remains the mandated Central Agency to enforce a host of regulations like (i) registration of eligible entities, (ii) developing a […]

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US University Confers Inaugural Award On ReNew Power CEO

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) conferred  the inaugural “Distinguished Alumni Award” on Sumant Sinha, the founder, chairman and CEO of ReNew Power. A press release issued by SIPA on May 9 reads, “Sinha, the founder, chairman, and CEO of ReNew Power, received the first Distinguished Alumni award. The awards, Alumni Association chair […]

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Huawei Unveils Smart PV And Energy Storage Solutions At Intersolar Europe 2022

Huawei unveiled its all-new smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solutions at Intersolar Europe 2022 on May 11, renewing its commitment to a low-carbon smart society with clean energy. Among the innovative and sustainable solutions showcased were utility-scale PV plants, energy storage systems, commercial and industrial applications, residential uses, and smart micro-grids, according to a […]

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Singapore Calls Neighbours For Low-Carbon Power, Gets 20 Proposals

Singapore recently called its neighbours to bring in around 30% of its electricity demand by 2035, receiving 20 proposals from overseas. Currently generating 95% of its electricity from natural gas, Singapore wants to decarbonize its power mix but finds itself handicapped by tiny land area. Left with few options but to look offshore, Singapore approached […]

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Altigreen Has New Service Head, Quality Head

Altigreen, an EV major, has strengthened its leadership team in the critical areas of service and quality to meet the surging demand of the EV industry. Releasing a press statement on May 6, the company has informed the appointment of Mainak Nandi as national head of service and spares and Vinod Gupta as head of […]

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Renewable Energy Supply Increases By 15.5 GW: CEEW-CEF

New capacity addition of non-hydro renewable energy increased to 15.5 GW during FY22, according to the latest edition of the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) market handbook on May 6. Compared to 7.7 GW installed in the previous FY, it is quite an improvement. However, it is a poor consolation given India has the […]

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Pumped hydro resurfaces when sun doesn’t shine and wind doesn’t blow

When the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, grid-scale energy storage will be a big challenge as climate neutrality increasingly presses for a massive scale-up. Pumped hydro is back and can catapult India into the big league to make up for the lost opportunities. Not just that, as we are seeing during the […]

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