Kerala State Commission Turns Down KSEB Petition For Gross Metering, Net Billing

In an important order last week, the Kerala Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has turned down the plea of the state discom, Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd (KSEB) for modification of the net metering rules as applicable in the state to  gross metering and a net billing regime. KSEB had also made a plea for the […]

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Skyfri Group To Operate Assets Of Largest Floating Solar Project In Kerala

Norway based Skyfri Group has informed that it will now handle comprehensive solar asset operations of a Kerala based floating solar power plant. The floating solar project is said to be one of the largest in the state. According to reports, the solar facility has a capacity of 22MW AC/31MWp DC. Skyfri Group informs that […]

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NTPC Starts Commercial Operation On India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

India’s largest power producer, State-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has revealed starting commercial operations on a Kayamkulam Floating Solar PV Project at Kayamkulam, Kerala. It is currently executing the last part capacity of 35 MW out of the 92 MW project. This makes it India’s largest floating solar power plant. The project EPC was […]

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Kerala Invites Bids for Wind Energy Projects Worth 65 MW

For the development of 65 MW of wind power projects, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEBL) has invited bids for the selection of developers under tariff-based competitive bidding. The last day for the submission of bids is June 20, 2022 and the tendered bids will be opened on June 23. As per the notification by […]

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Gujarat tops NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1

Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1 (SECI) among larger states, which is aimed at ranking states and Union territories (UTs) on six parameters including discoms’ performance, energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives. With reference to clean energy, particularly solar energy, Gujarat is racing to become number one with a […]

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Low demand for grid-connected rooftop solar systems in Kerala

Kerala, the most literate state in the country with a high proportion of urban, independent housing, is failing the rooftop solar test. Grid-connected rooftop solar power systems, one of the key projects identified to meet the state’s solar target, is failing to  attract many users. This, even as the state discovered fairly competitive prices for […]

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Solar Boats introduced at Peruvannamuzhi, Kerala

A ‘sun cruise’ has been introduced at the Peruvannamuzhi ecotourism spot in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. Two solar-powered boats will be seen on the reservoir to promote the culture of cruising among tourists. The inauguration of the boats was done by the state’s Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine. The solar boats belong to Green […]

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Cochin Airport to Be Power-positive With New Solar Plant from March 6

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the world’s first airport fully powered by solar energy, is to become power-positive with the commissioning of its new solar power plant near Payyannur in Kannur district of Kerala. Chief Minister of the State Pinarayi Vijayan would inaugurate the 12 MWp solar power plant on March 6, Managing Director […]

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Kerala Plans 200 MW Renewable Projects Over 10 Dams

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is seeking bids to develop 100 megawatt (MW) each of wind projects and floating solar projects. All of these projects will be constructed in ten dams of the state. The government has said that the bids for the wind energy projects shall open on February 24. It has also […]

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