Solar Industry Paving Way Forward For Circular Economy

Darshika Gupta, a mechanical engineer by training and part of the business development team at the Commercial and Industrial division of Amplus  Solar, makes a case for the need to shift to a circular economy. The expansion of the global renewable energy (RE) sector has been evident in recent years, improving energy security by decreasing […]

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CERC to Revoke GEPL’s Interstate Trading License

GEPL was found to be in non-compliance of CERC’s Payment of Fees Regulations The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a show cause notice to Global Energy Private Limited (GEPL), a category 1 interstate electricity trading license holder, regarding default in payment of fees for two successive financial years. A category 1 interstate trading […]

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Mukesh Ambani Signals A Clean Energy Shift at RIL AGM

At the Reliance AGM (Annual General Meeting for Shareholders) yesterday Chairman Mukesh Ambani made some key announcements that deserve scrutiny for their implications on India’s fossil fuels future. The 43rd AGM of Reliance Industries Limited, now India’s most valuable group, was notable for announcements in the group’s traditional fuels business, even as all the thunder […]

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The Missing Element in the Proposed Electricity Act Reforms

India is the third largest producer and consumer of electricity worldwide. But it still has one of the lowest per capita power consumption (1,181 kWh) as compared to the world’s average per capita power consumption, which stands high at nearly 2,700 kWh. Because of this, our nation faces the challenge of ensuring sound financial health […]

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Bengal Chief Minister Joins Building Chorus Against Electricity Act Amendments

The Electricity Act Amendment Bill (2020), slated for a possible introduction in the coming session of parliament, faced a predictable salvo yesterday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banejee termed its provisions ‘anti- federal’ and even ‘inhuman’ to be brought up at a time when the pandemic is raging. In a strongly-worded letter to Prime Minister […]

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Water Scarcity Driving Smarter Solutions in Solar Projects

India is a country that is developing rapidly and with this growth comes an increasing demand for water. Although India is well endowed with strong natural river systems, water scarcity is becoming a serious issue in the country. With higher demand for electricity, traditional sources of energy have become a liability not just due to […]

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IEX Follows PXIL in Launching RTM for Electricity Transactions

IEX has today (June 1, 2020) launched the real-time electricity market (RTM) on its platform, to help utilities buy and sell power just an hour before the requirement. Energy trading platform Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has today launched the real-time electricity market (RTM) on its platform, a move that will help utilities buy and sell power just an hour before the […]

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R.K. Singh: The 5 Point Checklist for 2020

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh will complete 3 years of his association with the Power Ministry on September 3 this year. 2020 could be the year that defines his tenure. Ever since his appointment as the Minister of Power (Independent Charge) in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, he has found himself in the idle of […]

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Importance of Using Storage with Increasing Renewable Energy

Background and Context The Government of India has announced ambitious targets for Renewable Energy (RE) capacity addition, and the Country is rapidly adding Wind and Solar generation in the energy mix. However, there are some well accepted issues associated with RE power – such as intermittency, fluctuations owing to weather changes, and limited forecasting/ scheduling […]

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