Monthly Archives: July 2019

Himachal HC penalises HPPCL on water project for six states

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday penalised state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL), which is constructing a hydro-power dam project for providing water to six states including Delhi, for unnecessary litigation and directed the company to recover the litigation costs from erring officials. Allowing the petition of Sat Dev Singh, whose land was […]

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MNRE issues clarification on payment security mechanism for gencos

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification on the power ministry’s latest order that makes it mandatory for distribution companies to open and maintain adequate Letter of Credit (LC) as a payment security mechanism for generation firms. The 28 June order had stated that even in the event power is […]

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Tesla introduces Megapack: Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Less than two years ago, Tesla built and installed the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Hornsdale, South Australia, using Tesla Powerpack batteries. Since then, the facility saved nearly $40 million in its first year alone and helped to stabilize and balance the region’s unreliable grid. Battery storage is transforming the global electric grid and is […]

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India offers USD 100 mn aid to Benin to meet sustainable development goals

India offered concessional financial assistance of USD 100 million to Benin with an aim to help the West African country meet its Sustainable Development Goals. President Ram Nath Kovind is currently on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Africa, having reached the port city of Cotonou in Benin on Sunday. He was accorded […]

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​ I-T attaches Rs 254 cr worth ‘benami’ equity of Ratul Puri, Chairman of HPP

The Income Tax Department has attached Rs 254 crore worth of “benami” equity of Ratul Puri, which he is stated to have allegedly received from a suspect in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case via shell companies, officials said on Tuesday. Ratul Puri, the chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt (HPP) Ltd, is the nephew of […]

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Hanergy GSE, TAM-Europe develops China’s First Airport Shuttle Bus Thin-film Roof System

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, today announced that its US based subsidiary, Global Solar Energy Inc. (Hanergy GSE) & TAM-Europe have recently co-developed China’s first airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system. Earlier last year in November, Hanergy had signed a cooperation agreement with TAM-Europe Company, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech Group Corporation to develop a […]

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Future belongs to electric vehicles: UP transport minister

Uttar Pradesh transport minister Swatantradev Singh on Sunday said electric vehicles are the need of the hour and the future belongs to them. “Electric vehicles have many advantages. Less consumption of diesel and petrol will not only reduce pollution, it will also save foreign currency which is used to import the fuel,” Singh said at […]

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5,645 electric buses sanctioned for 65 cities: Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities, a move seen towards environment-friendly mobility. Last week, the GST Council headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to cut the tax rates on e-vehicles from 12 per cent to 5 per cent with […]

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IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar […]

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Tata Power arm to develop 250 MW solar power project in Gujarat

Tata Power’s renewable energy subsidiary TPREL has received a letter of award from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to set up a 250 MW solar project in Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat. This is in addition to 100 MW project awarded by GUVNL in May 2019 for Raghanesda Solar Park, the company added. “Tata […]

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