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INKEL Commissions 0.6 MW Solar Plant in Kerala Under IPDS Scheme

INKEL Limited has announced that it has commissioned a 0.6MW grid-connected solar power plant at a 110 kV KSEB Substation at Kottiyam in Kollam district of Kerala under the IPDS scheme. The project was inaugurated by M.M Mani Hon’ble Minister for Electricity on September 16, 2020. The project was executed by INKEL Limited (A Public-Private […]

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DVC to Execute 1776 MW Floating Solar Projects in West Bengal and Jharkhand

The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to execute 1776 MW of floating solar projects in four of its dams in West Bengal and Jharkhand. State-owned thermal power major Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has announced that it will focus only on solar projects to add new capacity to its portfolio. According to a top company official, the […]

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NTPC Shifts Objective; to Stop Land Acquisition for Thermal Projects

NTPC proposes to completely stop land acquisition for thermal projects and rather look for reducing its carbon footprint through a renewable energy push. India’s largest coal-fired power producer NTPC has announced that it proposes to completely stop land acquisition for greenfield thermal projects and rather look for reducing its carbon footprint through an aggressive renewable […]

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MNRE Issues Amendments for its Dispute Resolution Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the guideline for the operation of its Dispute Resolution Mechanism to consider the unforeseen disputes between solar and wind power developers and SECl/ NTPC/ NHPC, beyond their contractual agreements. A few key amendments made by the ministry: 1. The DRC will consider all […]

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India’s Solar Outlook Revised to Stable, Wind Continues Negative Trend

India Ratings has maintained a negative outlook on India’s wind sector for 2HFY21, bur the solar sector outlook has been revised to stable from negative. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has maintained a negative outlook on India’s energy and transport infrastructure for the second half of FY2021, stemming from a likely low demand, driven by […]

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Restrictive Banking Provisions aren’t Helping Renewable Adoption in India

After restrictive net metering regulations and withdrawal of waivers for open access renewable projects, regulators are now restricting banking facilities. Banking is important as it provides renewable developers a mechanism to utilise their excess generation and avail financial benefits in some cases, states an analyst by JMK Research. In the last year, some renewable energy-rich […]

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West Bengal Government Planning for Floating Solar Projects

The West Bengal government is planning to develop floating solar power projects in a big way as it does not require a large tract of land. The West Bengal government is planning to develop floating solar power projects in a big way as it does not require a large tract of land, a minister said on September 25, 2020. The government is exploring […]

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India Offers $100 Mn LOC to Sri Lanka for Three Solar Projects

India has offered a LOC worth USD 100 million to Sri Lanka for three solar projects in the country, according to an official statement. India has offered a Line of Credit (LOC) worth USD 100 million to Sri Lanka for three solar projects in the country, according to an official statement. India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay had called on […]

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JSW Energy Wins 810 MW Blended Wind Capacity Under SECI Tender

JSW Energy has received LoA for a total blended wind capacity of 810 MW from SECI under its tender for setting up of 2500 MW wind projects (Tranche – IX). JSW Energy has announced that its 100 percent subsidiary JSW Solar has received a Letter of Award (LoA) for a total blended wind capacity of […]

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