L&T Commissions 99MW Singoli-Bhatwari Hydroelectric Power Plant in Uttarakhand

The commissioning of this run-of-the-river plant along the iconic Char Dham route will be a major boost to the state of Uttarakhand, with the plant’s capability of providing over 400 million units of renewable energy per annum.

Renewable energy / Hydropower | 22/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Hitachi ABB Introduces New Ecosystem for Digitalization of Transformers

Switzerland-headquartered Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched the open and scalable TXpertTM Ecosystem for digitalization of transformers. The ecosystem has been designed to drive data-driven intelligence and decision making in the operations and maintenance of transformers and power grids.

Smart Grid / T&D | 22/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Tata Power’s arm Likely to Install 200 Microgrids by 2021: Rockefeller Foundation

Tata Power Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), an arm of utility giant Tata Power, is expected to complete the installation of 200 microgrids and make them ready for use by next year, said the Rockefeller Foundation.

Smart Grid / T&D | 21/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Power PSUs have Made India a Power Surplus Nation: RK Singh

The power public sector undertakings (PSUs) together have connected India in its length and breadth. The endeavour of the power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation with almost 1.25 lakh MW capacity of electricity being added in past 5 years, says RK Singh, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister.

Policies & Regulations | 19/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

90% of Rail Network Electrified in Bihar, says PM Modi

In Bihar over the period of last six years, more than 3,000 kms of railways have been electrified, Modi further added while dedicating the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation through video conference. He also inaugurated new Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in the state for the benefit of passengers.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 19/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Innergex Signs 2 Long-Term PPAs for Solar, BESS in Hawaii

Innergex Renewable Energy has signed two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) that provide a fixed price with the Hawaiian Electric Company for the power produced at the Barbers Point and Kahana solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) projects.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 18/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Nextracker, Shanghai Electric Partner to Supply Trackers for Middle East’s Largest Solar Park

Solar tracker solutions provider Nextracker has entered into a strategic partnership with Shanghai Electric to supply more than 1 GW of its solar tracker technology, NX Horizon™ for phase-V of Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, which is the largest in the Middle East.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 18/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Trina Solar's Vertex Modules Pass TUV Rheinland’s Reliability Test with Flying Colors

This is another major breakthrough and milestone after the solar module maker was granted both the IEC 61215 PV module performance standard and the IEC 61730 PV module safety standard certificates in March this year.

Standards & Certifications | 18/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Duke Energy Proposes New Plan to Expand Rooftop Solar in South Carolina

American electric power holding company Duke Energy has entered into an agreement with leading solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 18/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Fourth Partner Energy Raises $16 Mn to Construct New Solar Assets of 150 MW

In a second round of funding this year, Hyderabad-based distributed solar player, Fourth Partner Energy has raised USD 16 million (~ Rs 126 crore) in mezzanine funding from Symbiotics-led consortium of European impact investment funds.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 17/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

AVEVA Introduces New Solution for Industrial Customers

AVEVA launched AVEVA Select, a new program designed for partners to gain full access to it’s comprehensive software portfolio. The new program has been designed to help customers accelerate their digital transformation agendas by leveraging the breadth of the AVEVA software portfolio across its install base.

Energy efficiency | 17/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Microchip, Cartesiam, Edge Impulse, Motion Gestures Partner to Simplify ML Implementation

Microchip Technology, microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP integrated circuits manufacturer, has partnered with Cartesiam, Edge Impulse and Motion Gestures to simplify machine learning (ML) implementation at the edge using it’s ARM Cortex based 32-bit micro-controllers and microprocessors in its MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment.

Other Energy Applications / Lighting | 16/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Desjardins Group, CC&L Infrastructure Partner to Buy EDPR’s US Renewable Assets

The Desjardins Group Pension Plan and Desjardins Financial Security have joined hands with Connor, Clark & Lunn (CC&L) Infrastructure to acquire a majority stake in a portfolio of US renewable power assets from EDP Renováveis (EDPR).

Business | 16/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Dehui’s Newly-Constructed Lines in Vietnam Produce Modules with 22.5% Efficiency

Solar panel maker Dehui said that its newly-constructed solar cell and module lines in Vietnam produce modules’ with reported efficiency of 22.5 per cent, which is most advanced and efficient among Vietnamese makers.

Solar manufacturing | 16/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Expands Tropos Portfolio for Industrial Communications

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has introduced its next generation wireless communication solution Tropos TRO600 portfolio. The company will introduce a hybrid wireless architecture, seamlessly integrating 2G, 3G and 4G LTE communication technologies, self-healing broadband mesh and select sub-GHz technologies from its eco-system partners into a single device.

Smart Grid / T&D | 16/09/2020 | By Manu Tayal

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