CESC Seeks Solar Power Suppliers To Meet RPO Obligations

CESC, the privately owned discom and power generator that is entrusted with managing power for the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, has advertised for its April to October renewable purchase requirements. RPO’s are considered key to driving demand for solar power, enabling the sector’s expansion. In fact, even as CESC has advertised for its […]

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CESC, Exide Partner For First Large BESS Project In Bengal

Kolkata Discom CESC and Exide, India’s largest battery manufacturer have partnered on a grid connected 315 kWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) at low tension (LT) distribution system for better peak load management. The project is the first of its kind for West Bengal at this scale. CESC is part of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. […]

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As BIPV Sytems Boom Worldwide, Familiar Challenges in India

At the much more low key SNEC Shanghai 2020 this year, a light global presence has not deterred China based majors from rolling out their best offerings. Among others, it was interesting to see firms offer up BIPV (Building Integrated Photo Voltaic) options, in anticipation of an expected boom in this segment. In China for […]

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5 Reasons Discoms Should Consider This For Financial Distress

That a financial crisis is pretty much  business as usual for discoms in India has been well documented on this site, and elsewhere. Many solutions have also been suggested, most of which seem to fall short of actually settling the matter. So here is one we would like to suggest, without quite getting into the […]

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Price Cut in Per Unit Solar Power a Discouraging Factor

“Coal and hydroelectricity have come cheaper, and it has become more viable for Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) to buy power from neighboring states than getting it from households,” Sales manager of Evervolt Solar Private Ltd Karunakaran A said. After a steep decline in the prices offered for per unit of solar power generated by households and […]

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