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IIT Delhi Halves Carbon Footprint With 4.7 MW Green Energy Capacity

IIT-Delhi has achieved the milestone of becoming the 1st Central Govt funded technical institute to reduce its carbon footprint by over 50% Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi (IIT-D) has announced that from April 1, 2021, the institute achieved the milestone of becoming the first Central Government funded technical institute to reduce its carbon footprint […]

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Tender Issued for Hydro Plus Floating Solar Hybrid Project in Mumbai

MCGM has tendered for a renewable hybrid energy project of 20 MW hydro power capacity and 80 MW floating solar capacity at the Vaitarna lake. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) acting through the Municipal Commissioner, has issued a tender for the selection of developers for procurement of a renewable hybrid energy project to […]

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Power Minister Rubbishes News of October Woes for Thermal Plants

Mr. R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy has denied the news of idling in the thermal sector. Is he right? In a somewhat belated response to a series of stories that  came out last week about the ‘distress’ in the thermal power sector, Shri R.K. Singh, India’s MNRE Minister has […]

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India plans to establish 500 GW of RE capacity by 2030: MNRE Secretary

India is planning to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity mix by 2030 according to MNRE secretary Aanand Kumar. Speaking at the 17th meeting of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council being held in Abu Dhabi, the MNRE Secretary said, “India would have installed 175 GW of RE capacity by 2022 without […]

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Year End Review 2018 – MNRE

India attains global 4th and 5th positions in wind and solar power installed capacities; India now at 5th global position for overall installed renewable energy capacity A total of 101.83 billion units of power were generated in the country during the year 2017-18 from renewable energy The Government has declared the trajectory of bidding 60 […]

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Three Solar Projects to Be Launched By Vietnam Based TTC, In First Half of 2018

With a combined investment of about 3 trillion dong ($132 million), the three projects in central and southern provinces of Vietnam will have a total capacity of around 150 megawatts (MW). Vietnam based TTC Corp expects to start construction work for the country’s first three solar power projects in the first half of 2018, its chairman announced. […]

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MNRE announced new National Lab Policy for Renewable Energy

As per MNRE, India’s target of achieving 175GW of renewable energy by 2022 has made it mandatory to have and robust and precise policy. In order to acquire better quality and reliability of projects under the renewable energy category in India the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently announced the new and […]

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1.5 MW Small Hydro Power Plant in Biaras Drass, Kargil (J&K) becomes first project to be commissioned under Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative

Power Project would meet normal power requirement of about 1000 families The Biaras Small Hydro Power Project (SHP) of 1.5 MW capacity, in Biaras Drass, Kargil Jammu & Kashmir, was commissioned on 4th November 2017. The total cost of the project, fully funded by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, is Rs. 17 crores […]

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Saubhagya Scheme to Be in Spotlight at Power Ministers’ Meet

Four crore households are estimated to be electrified under the Saubhagya scheme. Around 90 per cent of these are located in 7 States namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Assam. The Centre is expected to ask states to submit their plans and funding requirements for providing electricity to four crore families […]

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