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NEWS Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU- connected Wind Power Project Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has launched Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU) with an objective to facilitate supply of wind power to the non-windy states at a price discovered through transparent bidding process. Ministry has designated Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as nodal agency for implementation of the scheme. The Scheme will encourage competitiveness through scaling up of project sizes and introduction of efficient and transparent e-bidding and e-auctioning processes. It will also facilitate fulfilment of Non-Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) requirement of non-windy states. The Government of India has set an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW power capacity from renewable energy resources by 2022 and out of this 60 GW has to come from wind power. The Scheme will be implemented for setting up 1000 MW capacity of CTU connected Wind Power Projects by Wind Project Developers on build, own and operate basis. However, the capacity may go higher than 1000 MW, if there is higher demand from Discoms of non-windy states. MNRE has also issued Draft guidelines for implementation of scheme for setting up of 1000 MW CTU connected wind power projects issued by MNRE for stakeholders’ consultation. Waaree Energies felicitated with National Excellence Award Fortifying its leadership position in the solar power segment, Waaree Energies has announced that it has bagged the National Excellence Award for Roof top solar power projects. The central government through Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has honoured India’s No. 1 ranked Solar PV manufacturer and leading solar solutions company, with the prestigious National Excellence Award for roof top solar power projects in the domestic solar module manufacturing category. Honorable Minister of state for Power, Coal and New and renewable energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal presented the award to Waaree energies at the National workshop on roof top Solar Power at Vigyan- Bhavan in New Delhi. Speaking on this occasion Mr. Hitesh Doshi, Chairman and Managing Director commented “It is an honor to be recognized by the government for excellence in the field of solar energy. Just as the powerful sun reaches the remotest corners of the world, Waaree is determined to widen the solar energy landscape in the best possible way. These recognitions go a long way in keeping our morale high and motivate us to keep up our quest for excellence and contribute to India’s mission for ‘Power for all’ in the most sustainable manner”. ABB’s project scope included the design, supply, installation and commissioning related to the solar plant electrification and automation systems. This includes two 230 kilovolt (kV) and three 110 kV outdoor switchyards to connect to the local transmission grid and will enable clean power supply for around 150,000 households based on average national per capita consumption. Uday, Sufficient RE Generation Capacity- Keys to Achieve One Nation One Grid One Price Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said that our nation doesn’t have the luxury of time; our people cannot wait any longer. We have to deliver extraordinary results; we have to meet the aspirations of the people of India fast. While launching a energy & infrastructure sectors web portal at a media event, Mr. Goyal said, “We have to take power to every home, to different hamlets. We have to ensure that a child in rural remote village gets 24 hour power . Power- which his family can afford in these trying times, Power- which encourages and allows him to compete with the rest of the world on equal terms. In some sense, energy gives him the power to get digitally connected to the world and to enjoy fruits of new technologies”. On the feasibility of achieving One Nation One Grid One Price, Mr. Goyal said that to make this happen there are three key elements namely UDAY enabling Discoms to increase volume of power purchase , planning sufficient Renewable Energy generating capacity in all regions and reducing coal imports by increasing coal production in the country . To strengthen the interstate transmission lines, the government has initiated an ambitious programme, Mr. Goyal added. Talking about the present day journalism scenario, Mr. Goyal said “I genuinely believe days and times calls for new breed of journalism and excellence in journalism which certainly is very hard hitting to stop wrong from happen but which also encourages to work.” The minister added that acknowledgment and encouragement sometimes goes a long way to encourage even better work done in years to come. 18 energetica INDIA · MAY16


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