West Bengal

Polaris Receives 7,700 Cr. Order To Deploy Smart Meter In India

Polaris has been awarded a Rs. 2,246 crore contract to install 2.2 million smart meters in West Bengal. Their project aims to reduce losses for DISCOMs and empower consumers by introducing smart prepaid meters. With this order, Polaris has closed orders of over INR 7,700 Crores across the geographies of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, […]

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West Bengal Thermal Power Plant To Produce Solar From Multiple Sources

West Bengal-based Sagardighi Thermal Power Plant (TPP) is now all set to produce solar power from different sources to send it to the local grid. The TPP situated at Murshidabad has established a 10 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar plant and a 5 MW grid-connected floating solar plant for the same. The power plant has now […]

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West Bengal Can Save Rs 62,000cr By Roping In Renewables: Report  

A report by think tank Climate Risk Horizons (CRH) suggests that West Bengal can save thousands of crores in the coming decade by moving away from coal and towards clean energy. The savings accrue through a combination of measures such as the retirement of older, more expensive coal power plants; diverting investment planned for new […]

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GoodWe Expands India Footprint With Appointment Of Antyodaya Ujas as Authorized Partners

GoodWe India has announced a strategic partnership with Antyodaya Ujas, a key player in West Bengal’s Renewable Energy Sector. This collaboration marks a significant leap forward in amplifying GoodWe’s footprint in the Indian Solar Market. Antyodaya Ujas, as the Authorized Distributor, will play a pivotal role in the promotion and distribution of GoodWe’s extensive range […]

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L&T Construction Wins 75MW Order For Floating PV In Jharkhand

Larssen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational company engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Services recently bagged an order to establish a 75MW Floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant on the Panchet Dam in Jharkhand. This plant forms part of the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park being developed on Damodar Valley corporation reservoirs in […]

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Snap-E-Cabs Plans To Train, Engage 100 Women Drivers In West Bengal

Snap-E Cabs, an on-demand, app-based fleet of 100% Electric Vehicles (EV), has planned to increase the number of female cab drivers in its fleet. The company is set to train and engage the first batch with 30 female drivers and 50-60 in the subsequent two batches and take the overall count to about 100 in the next […]

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West Bengal Discoms Operate Without Any Clear Mandate On RPO

Electricity distribution companies in West Bengal have been struggling on a different front when it comes to their handling of renewable energy portfolios. The state, which has merely 636 MW of total installed renewable power capacity (excluding hydro) till recently, was clueless about its Renewable Purchase Targets (RPOs).  Legal complexities and litigations have kept the issue pending, […]

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West Bengal Proposes A Ceiling Tariff For Small Renewable Projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has now released its draft regulations to govern the tariff determination in the state for different forms of electricity generation. The new draft regulations have been named WBERC (Modalities of Tariff Determination) Regulations 2023. The Commission has asked the public and the stakeholders to send their comments on the draft […]

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WBPDCL Issues EOI For Its 500 MW Floating Solar Project at Bakreswar Dam

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has now issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking consultants for conducting the technical and feasibility studies of the proposed 500 Megawatt (MW) floating solar power project on the catchment areas of Bakreswar dam.  The WBPDCL will recruit the first consultants to conduct technical and feasibility studies […]

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