Projects which are to be commissioned by June will be particularly affected. Rating agency CRISIL has estimated that about 3-GW solar projects worth Rs 16,000 crore will bear the brunt of coronavirus. Since most of these projects are connected with the interstate transmission system, any inordinate delay in their commissioning may invite transmission/point of connection charges from the Power Grid Corporation of India under Long Term Open Access rules
The viral spread has driven key shifts: Factories have shut down, corporations are stepping up to help build ventilators, generative manufacturing is helping in innovative ways (printing ventilator valves), technology is helping with remote work, telehealth is poised to emerge as a preferred medium for non-COVID health issue resolution and many more shifts are on the horizon
On April 12, 2019, the revised Renewable Energy Development Act approved by Taiwan authorities set the goal of over 20GW renewables by 2025. It aims to increase the proportion of renewable energy by 20% from the present 5% by including the policy to free Taiwan from nuclear energy by 2025
For many plants in the Indian power market, the CFB scrubber is a compelling economic choice particularly for units rated at 600MW or less due to its lower installed cost, auxiliary power, and water usage. CFB scrubbers also offer a compact footprint and low maintenance while maintaining high reliability
OEMs in the power sector need to utilize AI for their vital product developments to speed up the design prototyping process. They need to leverage Machine Learning to align the product with actual operational & flexibility requirements
While viability has been frequently talked about, funding options have not been given their share of limelight in the popular media. It is high time that appropriate awareness is created amongst the residential consumer. That along with the appropriate policy and regulatory support will truly blossom the segment and help surpass (not just meet) the ambitious target of 40GW by 2022
The growth of aluminum is only set to surge in the future given the planned investments in the power sector. Aluminum is going to see a growth of CAGR 8% by 2025, especially in this industry given the number of sustainable initiatives lined up in the coming future
On the backdrop of the need to accelerate renewable energy generation while tackling the issues of climate change and rapidly increasing power demand – some urgent corrective measures are required in India’s solar sector. Especially, in the rooftop solar segment, where the growth has been slow for a while, net metering can bring in the much-needed push for C&I players to seriously consider transitioning to clean energy
Uneven and constantly changing state policies have created confusion in a market that is already technologically unclear in a consumers’ mind leading to rampant decision paralysis. System integrators have to bear the brunt of this since their sales lead cycled and business development costs skyrocket. A single centrally controlled policy will immensely help the industry.
Almost two-thirds of India’s installed power generation capacity is based on coal-fired plants, but most of these plants, especially the older ones, are yet to procure or install the requisite technology for emission control. The industry, however, has begun to take cognizance of this and a big push is underway to reduce the emission levels. The total power generation in the country is expected to cross 830 GW by the year 2030, and almost half of this will be coal-based
While solar projects can be set up anywhere, its scattering leads to higher project costs per MW and higher transmission losses. When projects are individual and of a lower capacity, they incur substantially higher expenses in site development, drawing separate transmission lines to the nearest substation, procuring water and in the creation of other necessary infrastructure
Rooftop solar systems are one of the most suited clean technologies for the urban built environment. Moreover, 82 percent of India’s potential for technology in urban areas is in the residential sector. However, uptake of the technology has been largely among industrial and commercial consumers. For residential consumers, installing rooftop solar systems possesses several challenges.
As the world’s largest producer of cotton and the second-largest producer of wheat and rice, India is undoubtedly an agrarian country. About 800 million people out of the country’s 1.3 billion population depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. India’s farmers have constantly faced the brunt of climate change and crop failures since most of the agriculture in the country is monsoon based
Rural electrification has been a goal that India had been pursuing for long as part of its own development agenda, even before the advent of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and thereafter, SDGs. However, it was in recent years that this really picked up pace after such programs were taken up in mission mode, in a goal-oriented manner accompanied by real-time monitoring mechanisms.
With the help of AI and other emerging technologies, utilities can improve long-term business planning around infrastructure investments and maintenance schedules, launch new revenue-generating customer-focused energy services, and proactively optimize operational performance
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