Solar Manufacturers in SEZ Seeks Equalization Levy under AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

Solar equipment makers in SEZ sought government support to provide equalization levy on their products supplied to the domestic market, like manufacturers in DTA region. The move came as the government is considering imposing basic customs duty (BCD) to discourage imports. If the BCD be implemented, it would also apply on solar manufacturers in the SEZ.

Solar manufacturing | 08/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Delhi Gets its EV Policy; Incentives Up to Rs 30k for 2W, 3W; Rs 1.5 Lakh for Cars

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has launched ‘Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy’ under which his government will waive registration fee and road tax, and will also provide incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new cars in the state. EV Industry has welcomed the move.

Policies & Regulations | 08/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

EESL, IESA Ink MoU for Faster EV Adoption, Scaling Charging Infra Pan India

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), a leading alliance on energy storage and e-mobility, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure faster adoption of electric vehicle (EV) mobility and scaling of EV charging infrastructure on pan India.

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 07/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

We are Electric Surplus, Planning to Generate Power via Solar for e-Mobility, says Nitin Gadkar

India is electric surplus country, and is mulling to generate power via solar energy, and other renewable energy sources which have tremendous potential, so power is not a problem for electric mobility (e-mobility), said Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

Policies & Regulations | 07/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Indian Oil Tenders for 350 KW Solar PV Project in Haryana

State-owned energy major Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has floated a tender inviting bids from eligible bidders for setting up of 350 KWp captive solar photovoltaic (PV) project on Lump-sum turn-key (LSTK) basis at its LPG Bottling Plant in Gurugram, Haryana. The earnest money deposited (EMD) for the tender is fixed at Rs 1,61,400.

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 03/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Grasim Industries, Cleanmax Form JV to Setup 32.4 MW Wind Project in K’taka

Textile major Grasim Industries has signed an agreement with Cleanmax Enviro Energy Solutions to set up a joint venture company Clean Max Power 3 LLP. The two entities have formed the JV to establish, operate and maintain 32.4 MW of wind power plant in Karnataka, wherein the power generated will be supplied exclusively to Grasim under Captive Rules.

Renewable energy / Wind Power | 08/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

BHEL Commences Civil Works at 660 MW Sagardighi Thermal Plant in WB

State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commenced civil works at the Sagardighi Supercritical Thermal Power Project with 660 MW of capacity in West Bengal. The company has started civil works following the issuance of the Notice to Proceed by the developer after obtaining necessary approvals such as environmental clearances.

Conventional energy / Thermal Power Plants | 08/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Actis Buys ACME’s 400 MW Solar Portfolio in MP, Andhra

Emerging markets investor Actis has completed the acquisition of two solar projects with an aggregate capacity of 400 MW from Acme Solar Holdings located in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The UK-based investor has bought ACME’s solar assets through its Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund (ALLIF).

Business | 08/08/2020 | By Manu Tayal

Evacuation Infrastructure for RE Projects to Drive Rs. 1.8 Trillion Investments in Transmission

In line with the shift in policy focus from conventional sources (coal and gas) to renewable power sources (wind and solar), the focus of the transmission segment is towards augmenting the transmission infrastructure for evacuation of power generated by renewable energy projects

Business | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

PTC India in talks with Greenko, Lord Dholakia, Jindal Power for India’s New Power Exchange

Though the power trade on exchanges has picked up in recent months, such transactions in the overall power market in the country are less than 10 percent. The entry of new exchange and modifications in regulations is anticipated to give a boost to power exchanges

Business | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

Electricity (Amendment) Bill- An Opportunity to Transform Indian Electricity System: GlobalData

The bill incorporates the National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP), which is likely to push the generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy and prescribe a minimum percentage of the purchase of electricity from renewable and hydro sources of energy

Business | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

Frost & Sullivan Presents Top Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Opportunities of Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities, reports that digitization and advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) are driving the large-scale adoption of sensor technologies across cities

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Building | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

Tata Motors Introduces Monthly Subscription Model for its Nexon EV

Through a partnership with Orix Auto Infrastructure Services Limited, amongst India’s top leasing companies, this service is being offered in 5 major cities – Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, during the inaugural phase of the launch

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

TUV Rheinland India Unveils Hybrid Renewable Energy System Services

As a Renewable Energy Advisor or Consultant, TUV Rheinland will be helping Bidders / RE and Thermal Independent Power producers/developers in preparing Project Sizing Tools, complemented with internal software to help optimize different energy generation technologies to arrive at an optimal mix for lowest cost of energy determination

Business | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

Mercedes-Benz and CATL Partners for Leadership in Future Battery Technology

The agreement covers the full range of battery technologies, from cells across modules for Mercedes-Benz Cars to entire battery systems for Mercedes-Benz Vans in promising innovative technology configurations. This also includes the CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 07/08/2020 | By News Bureau

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