Alok Kumar

Aerosols Key Factor In Declining Solar Irradiance In India- IIT Delhi Researchers

Researchers from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences Solar at IIT Delhi have come out with a report that looks at multi decade data to evaluate trends in solar irradiance in India. The researchers, Sushovan Ghosh, Alok Kumar, Dilip Ganguly and Sagnik Dey, make the case for seeking reductions in aerosol release into the atmosphere over […]

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Pankaj Agrawal is the New Power Secretary of India

Pankaj Agrawal has been appointed Power Secretary effective July 1, 2023. He will replace Alok Kumar, who will embrace retirement. Agrawal is an IAS Officer from the 1992 batch from the Madhya Pradesh cadre.  The announcement came in late in the night amid the G20 leadership of India. Agrawal was the Additional Secretary and Director […]

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The Wind Picks Up For Offshore Energy In India, R.K Singh Leads Key Decisions On Tendering, Transmission

In one of the most decisive steps for India’s offshore wind energy ambitions, R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy held a meeting yesterday on transmission planning for offshore wind energy projects in India. Alok Kumar, Secretary, Power and Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy were also […]

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Alok Kumar Assumes Power Secretary Role, Taking Over From Sanjeev Sahai

Alok Kumar, a 1988 batch IAS officer of UP cadre, has taken over as Union Power Secretary, succeeding Sanjeev Nandan Sahai. Ministry of Power welcomes Shri Alok Kumar, the new Secretary(Power) — Ministry of Power (@MinOfPower) February 1, 2021 Alok Kumar, a 1988 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, on Monday took over as Union Power Secretary. Kumar will succeed Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, […]

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Uttar Pradesh Government Allows Industry to Choose Power Discom

The permission to take power from a source other than the existing distribution company will be granted by the Uttar Pradesh power transmission corporation limited and the respective discom. Ahead of the investor meet, the Uttar Pradesh government offered yet another sop to industries by giving them the option to take power from the power […]

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Uttar Pradesh to Invite Bids for 100 MW Solar Power Projects in March

According to a senior state ministry official the bids are for solar projects on open access basis to be set up in the Bundelkhand region. Boosted by the successful implementation of solar projects in states like Karnataka and Gujarat, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to invite bids for 100 MW of solar power projects […]

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