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Each Degree Rise in Heat Index led to 187 MW Increase in Power Demand: CSE

Every degree rise in heat index resulted in a 187-megawatt increase in electricity demand during COVID-19 lockdown, which was six percent higher than in 2019, according to a new analysis. The analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was on electricity demand and its correlation with weather data during the successive stages of lockdown […]

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3 Firms Pitch for Equalisation Levy on Solar Equipment Supplies From SEZs

A group of three domestic solar energy firms has pitched for an equalisation levy on solar equipment supplies from SEZs for domestic use A group of three domestic solar energy firms has pitched for an equalisation levy on solar equipment supplies from special economic zones (SEZs) for domestic use, so as to bring them at […]

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EV Startup Simple Energy in Talks to Raise Over Rs 7.5 Crore

Bengaluru-based EV startup Simple Energy is in talks with angel investors to raise up to USD 1 million (about Rs 7.5 crore), founder Suhas Rajkumar has said Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Simple Energy is in talks with angel investors to raise up to USD 1 million (about Rs 7.5 crore), its founder Suhas Rajkumar […]

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Rs 50K Crore Loss in Forex if SPDs Exempted from Customs Duty: AISIA

India will lose nearly Rs 50,000 crore in foreign exchange (forex) if SPDs are given exemption from basic customs duty on Chinese imports, AISIA has said. India will lose nearly Rs 50,000 crore in foreign exchange (forex) if solar power developers (SPDs) are given exemption from basic customs duty on Chinese imports, the All India Solar […]

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Sterling and Wilson Solar to Train Locals in Absence of Full Workforce


Amid uncertainty over the return of migrant labourers, Sterling and Wilson Solar plan to train the locals to compensate for the shortage in their workforce. Sterling and Wilson Solar have announced that amid uncertainty over the return of migrant labourers who left for their villages due to the COVID-19 fears, they plan to train the […]

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MoP may Consider Extending ISTS Charges Waiver beyond 2022: RK Singh

RK Singh has said the MoP may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Union Power Minister RK Singh has said that the power ministry (MoP) may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Last year in November, the ministry had extended […]

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Andhra Govt Renegotiates Greenko IREP Contract, Secures Rs 3495 Cr Extra Revenue

AP Govt has secured an additional revenue of Rs 3495 crore after it successfully renegotiated the IREP contract with the implementing firm Greenko group. The Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government has announced that it has secured an additional revenue of Rs 3495 crore after it successfully renegotiated the contract, for the proposed Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP), […]

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Leading Electrical Equipment Firm RR Global Enters EV Segment

RR Global has announced its entry into the EV segment with the proposed launch of two electric scooter models under the firms’ new venture in ‘BGAUSS’. RR Global India, a leading electrical equipment company has announced its entry into the electric vehicle (EV) segment with the proposed launch of two electric scooter models under the […]

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UPPCL Gets Recognition from CM for Achieving Good Results During Crisis

UPPCL has drawn recognition from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for achieving good results in ensuring electric supply amid the Coronavirus crisis. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), the company responsible for electricity transmission and distribution within the state of Uttar Pradesh, has drawn recognition from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for achieving good results in […]

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