Category Archives: Power Generation

Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers

 In another setback for power plants languishing without long-term buyers, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the bids conducted in 2016 to procure 3,800 MW of power from independent power producers. The decision, according to sources, was taken … Continue reading

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Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18

Subject: Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar  Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18.  In continuation of this Ministry’s sanction order number 5/23/2009-P&C (Pt. iii) dated 3rd November 2014 reg. additions/amendments in the above mentioned scheme, I … Continue reading

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How will GST impact Solar Projects in India

Implications-of-GST-on-delivered-cost-of-Renewable-Energy Executive summary Multiple Indirect taxes are currently levied on transactions in India. Some of the taxes are levied and collected by the Central Government, while other taxes are collected by the State Governments. Accordingly, the current Indirect tax regime … Continue reading

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The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

China steals an unsavory global spotlight for the thick, noxious smog that often chokes its mega-cities. Air pollution has become so bad in Beijing, for example, that Chinese officials aim to slash its local coal consumption by 30% in 2017. … Continue reading

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Solar nearly level with wind and out-competing fossil fuels in developing countries – BNEF

Average capital expenditure (capex) for PV projects in developing countries during 2015 stood at US$2.15 million/MW, rapidly approaching average wind capex of US$2.02 million/MW. Credit: BNEF Driven by steep cost declines in PV equipment, solar is now on a par … Continue reading

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Graphene can now convert CO2 into liquid fuels using quantum dots

Not content with it being able to make futuristic sensors, researchers have now found a way to harness graphene to make it convert CO2 into liquid fuels. Just a few days ago (16 December), we were told that researchers at the University … Continue reading

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LOAD GENERATION BALANCE REPORT 2016-17 – Central Electricity Authority

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