West Bengal

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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WBPDCL Issues Tender for 22.5 MW Floating Solar Plants

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) has invited bidders for floating solar plants aggregating 22.5 MW across it’s various ponds in the state. These ponds are located close to its thermal power plants. The E-tender cum reverse auction specifies for Design & Engineering, Manufacture / Procurement, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 22.5 MW […]

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PHED Invites Bids for Solarization of WBSEDCL-Energized Pumping Installation at West Bengal

The Public Health Engineering Department has floated a tender and invited bids for the solarization of West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) energized pumping installation at Jhargram, West Bengal. The bid opening date is 27.02.2023 at 2:00 PM. The bid submission end date is 24.02.2023 at 3:00 PM. The estimated cost is Rs […]

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WBPDCL Seeks Bids for 2nd 5 MW Floating Solar Tender at Sagardighi

A 5 MW grid-connected floating solar project on a raw water pond at Sagardighi thermal power station has been invited for bids by West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) via an e-tender and reverse auction. Within ten months of getting the work order, the project must be put into operation. The state’s previous largest floating […]

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Government Plans Green Hydrogen Plant in West Bengal

According to Power Minister Aroop Biswas, West Bengal is preparing to build a green hydrogen plant in Durgapur as the federal government has identified the state as a potential location for its production. As per the recent talk at INFOCOM 2022, a networking conference led by the research community, Biswas stated that the Center’s Revamped […]

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Stella Moto by Jaidka Group Officially Enters Indian EV Markets

The Jaidka Group-backed Stella Moto has entered the market for electric two-wheelers (e2W) in India. In the passenger and load carrier (L3) divisions, the Jaidka Group has been operating electric three-wheelers for the past six years. Stella Moto intends to put the most cost-effective electric vehicles on the road built around  innovation and high-quality products […]

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SECI Extends Deadline for Two Tenders Once Again

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) has extended the deadline for two major solar tenders once again. This time, one tender is for a grid-connected 30 MW Floating Solar PV (FSPV) Plants on raw water reservoirs, while the other is for the supply of 1680 MWp domestically manufactured Solar PV Modules. SECI had floated a […]

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