China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on “Build-Own-Operate-Transfer” basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned […]

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The 10,000-megawatt project on the Siang river would ‘submerge the district headquarters of Upper Siang district’. On September 26, a delegation of the Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended a presentation in Delhi by the Central government think tank Niti Aayog “on [a] proposed Multipurpose River Valley Project for Siang River”. […]

KERC Sets ₹3.74/kWh as Benchmark Tariff for Wind Projects in Karnataka.

KERC Sets ₹3.74/kWh as Benchmark Tariff for Wind Projects in Karnataka.

  The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed ₹3.74 (~$0.058)/kWh as the generic tariff for wind projects in Karnataka. The new benchmark tariff will be applicable through March 31, 2018. Furthermore, KERC has proposed a debt-equity ratio of 70:30 for tariff determination, with proposed project costs ₹62 million (~$0.97 million)/MW at a CUF of 28%. To […]

Vestas’ progress in India continues with 100 MW turnkey order.

Vestas’ progress in India continues with 100 MW turnkey order.

Leveraging Vestas’ extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe, the order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The order follows the inauguration of Vestas’ blades factory in Gujarat and the 54 MW Periyapatti order earlier this year, adding […]

Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

A statement issued by Himachal Pradesh government said that it generated Rs 3,345 crore revenue in the last four years by selling electricity. The official statement further mentioned that efforts are being made to involve global players so that identified hydel potential of the state could be exploited more efficiently and effectively. As of now, the […]

Vaisala expands Indian operations.

Vaisala expands Indian operations.

3TIER India, a subsidiary of global environmental and industrial measurement leader, Vaisala, has announced significant investment in its personnel as it responds to steadily growing demand in the Indian wind and solar sectors for its renewable energy services and measurement equipment. By the end of 2017, the firm will have doubled the capacity of its […]

Inox Wind signs deal with Adani Green Energy.

Inox Wind signs deal with Adani Green Energy.

Inox Wind has announced a deal for SECI-1 100 MW capacity with Adani Green Energy. As part of the contract, they are to supply, erect and commission 50 units of its latest 2MW turbines of 120m Hub height & 113m Rotor diameter. PPA has been signed for a fixed tariff of Rs3.46/unit for 25 years with PTC […]

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank has said. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being built by India, it said in a fact sheet […]

India: Telangana Irrigation Minister said that delay in Pulichintala power cost Rs 1,000 crore loss.

India: Telangana Irrigation Minister said that delay in Pulichintala power cost Rs 1,000 crore loss.

The project was executed and completed by the TRS government within three years. Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao on Sunday accused the previous Congress regime of not taking up two hydroelectric and irrigation projects in the region which had resulted in a Rs 1,000-crore loss. Speaking to mediapersons in the evening along with Medak MP […]

ACME Solar raises Rs 700 cr from financial arm of Piramal Enterprises.

ACME Solar raises Rs 700 cr from financial arm of Piramal Enterprises.

Piramal Finance Ltd (PFL), a part of the Ajay Piramal-controlled Piramal Enterprises, has sanctioned Rs 700 crore to ACME Solar Holdings, Delhi-based Independent Power Producer, with a portfolio of over 1.8 GW of solar power across 14 states. The company’s current operational capacity is over 1 GW and is expected to reach 1.4 GW by […]

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