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Duke Energy Grants $9 Lakh to Support Job Training Programs in North Carolina

Duke Energy, a leading energy company in the US, awarded USD 903,828 in grants to support apprenticeship job training programs at 8 community colleges in North Carolina. Moreover, this grant is in line with its 2017 commitment to fund USD 5 million in apprenticeship programs at community colleges across the state. Commenting on the development, Peter Hans, president of the NC […]

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Siemens Inks Long-Term Pact with EnergyNest for Energy Storage Solns

Siemens Energy, a division of global technology giant Siemens, has recently entered into a long-term partnership with the Norwegian technology company EnergyNest. EnergyNest, which is a startup in the space, is a supplier of thermal energy storage systems. The two companies joined hands with an aim to jointly offer modularized and standardized thermal energy storage […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Wind Power Procurement from 2.5 GW ISTS Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for implementation of ‘scheme for a tariff-based competitive bidding process for procurement of renewable energy power from 2500 MW ISTS connected blended wind power projects’. The government has implemented the scheme for procurement of power at a tariff discovered via a transparent process of […]

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IndianOil in Partnership with SUN Mobility Opens EV Battery Swapping Facility at its Retail Outlet in Chandigarh

Oil major Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) has opened its battery-swapping station for electric vehicles (EVs) at its retail outlet in Chandigarh in partnership with SUN Mobility. Bengaluru-based SUN Mobility is a joint venture (JV) between Maini Group and SUN Group–co-founded by Chetan Maini, founder of India’s first electric car, Reva and Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman […]

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Sterlite Power Buys SPV from PFC to Execute Large ISTS Project

Sterlite Power, a leading power transmission infrastructure developer, on Friday, said that it has acquired Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission Ltd (VNLTL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) from power sector lender PFC’s arm PFC Consulting Ltd. Through this acquisition, the company is planning to execute a large inter-state transmission system (ISTS) project – Western Region […]

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Vestas Bags 48 MW Wind Turbine Order in Vietnam

Vestas has secured a 48 MW order with Vietnamese developer, Phong Lieu Wind Power JSC for a wind project located in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam. Vestas has secured a 48 MW order with Vietnamese developer, Phong Lieu Wind Power JSC for a wind project located in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam. This […]

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How India has Become the World’s Largest Clean Energy Auction Market: BNEF

BNEF has released a new white paper detailing how India has become the world’s largest and most competitive clean energy auction market Bloomberg Philanthropies and BloombergNEF (BNEF) released “India’s Clean Power Revolution,” a new white paper detailing how India has become the world’s largest and most competitive clean energy auction market – and a model […]

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Enphase and Q CELLS Announce AC Module Partnership

Enphase Energy and Q CELLS have announced a strategic partnership to develop AC Modules (ACMs) based on seventh-generation Enphase IQ microinverters Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and a leading supplier of solar microinverters, and Q CELLS, a renowned total energy solutions provider in solar cell and module, energy storage, downstream project business and […]

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Utility-Scale Solar Remains Off-Limits Across Solar Rich Southwest US: IEEFA

The largest property owner in the US—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03 percent of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—Federal Land Agency Lags on Solar Development Approvals […]

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