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KUSUM scheme for solar uptake by farmers: A fineprint

Over 20 million grid-connected agriculture water pumps installed in the country consume 17 per cent of the total annual electricity consumption. New Delhi: The government has published the guidelines for the implementation of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power plants by farmers. Under the […]

Andhra Pradesh asks power discoms not to back out of green power purchase agreements

With tariffs dropping sharply at wind project auctions over last 2 years, the discoms are seeking renegotiation for lower rates. BENGALURU: The Andhra Pradesh government has directed state-run power distribution companies to honour contracts signed with renewable energy developers, offering relief to generators at a time when several clean energy buyers are backing out of […]

L&T bags orders worth Rs 1,000 cr to Rs 2,500 cr from power T&D projects

L&T Construction will execute these EPC orders in India and abroad Larsen & Toubro’s construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,000 cr to Rs 2,500 crore for power transmission and distribution projects. L&T Construction will execute these engineering, procurement, and construction orders in India and abroad. The orders include construction or substations and transmission […]

KERC can’t unilaterally fix power purchase tariff: HC

Bengaluru: If there is no request coming from either of the parties for a power purchase agreement (PPA), the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), the energy regulator in the state, cannot determine tariff. The high court made this observation while quashing the retrospective imposition of wheeling and banking charges on renewable energy developers by the […]