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Discoms’ Dues to Power Gencos Rises 50% to Rs 88,177 Cr in December

Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by Discoms jumped nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 crore in December 2019 over the same month previous year Power producers’ total outstanding dues owed by Discoms jumped nearly 50 percent to Rs 88,177 crore in December 2019 over the same month previous year, reflecting stress in the sector. Discoms owed […]

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Karnataka Bags Proposals Worth Rs 72K Cr, With EVs and Solar in Focus

It has been reported that Rs 72,000 crore investment proposals were received at the Invest Karnataka meet for the states’ northern region. It has been reported that Rs 72,000 crore investment proposals were received at the Invest Karnataka meet, held on February 14, 2020, for the states’ northern region. “About 50 foreign and domestic firms […]

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Will CoronaVirus Prove To Be The Force Majeure Of 2020 for Indian solar?

India’s renewable, and especially the solar sector, has had a tough time since 2018. In 2018, it was the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which upended calculations of bid winners, especially those who signed their PPA’s just before the GST came in. If that wasn’t enough, it was followed by the Safeguard Duty, which muddied […]

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Gadkari Inaugurates First Inter-City Electric Bus Service in Maharashtra

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated the first inter-city electric bus service, between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra. Live from the Inauguration of Pune – Mumbai – Pune Electric Bus https://t.co/QxDDNUrbmP — Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 14, 2020  Union Minister for Transport, Highways, and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated the first inter-city […]

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CRISIL Backs 3-Wheelers, Two Wheelers to Lead EV Charge

By 2024, as much as 43-48 percent of new 3-wheelers and 12-17 percent of new 2-wheelers sold in India will be electric vehicles, a study by CRISIL has shown A view that we have repeatedly pointed out as an unfolding reality has been confirmed by CRISIL too. The leading research firm  has predicted that by […]

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CRISIL Report on Getting Charged

By 2024, as much as 43-48 percent of new 3-wheelers (excluding e-rickshaws), and 12-17 percent of new two-wheelers sold in India will be electric vehicles (EVs), a study by CRISIL Research has shown. But traction may be low for 4-wheelers, with only 5 percent of new sales likely to be EVs. The study looked at […]

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SECI Signs PSA for 100 MW Solar Power With Storage With Chhattisgarh Discom

SECI has signed a PSA worth 100 MW solar power clubbed with 50 MW/100 MWh Energy from Battery Storage with the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Power Purchase Agreement for 100 MW Solar Power with 50MW/150 MWh Energy from Battery Storage was signed with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited at Vidhyut Sewa Bhawan at […]

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Mumbai Metro Tenders for 4.43 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

MMRDA has issued a tender for setting up 4.43 MW of rooftop solar PV projects at the station site of the Mumbai Metro Rail. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for setting up 4.43 MW of rooftop solar PV projects at station site of the […]

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Fifteen Cleantech Startups Awarded for Unique Technology, Biz Model

In a bid to encourage startup companies in the cleantech space, fifteen companies addressing climate change and energy access were awarded by the Government of India, BIRAC, Tata Trusts, Tata Power and Social Alpha. These companies were working on technologies for energy storage, smart metering, clean cooking, innovative electric vehicle (EV) solutions, battery technologies, energy monitoring […]

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