India’s cabinet approves Rs 1,700 crore additional outlay for northeast power project


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 6,700 crore for the north eastern region power system improvement project (NERPSIP) which aims to augment power transmission and distribution systems in the area. The project was sanctioned by the government in December, 2014, with the initial cost estimate of Rs […]

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Government schools in Delhi plan to monetise solar power


Government schools in Delhi are eyeing substantial income, apart from significant reduction in electricity bills, as they start earning money by selling electricity generated by the rooftop solar systems installed on their buildings, reports Financial Express. Under the Centre’s scheme for government building solarisation, the Delhi government has developed over 21 mega-watt (MW) of solar […]

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Coal likely to face challenges in India as renewables look to scale up


Coal remains central in the power mix of the developing world, with coal plants still being built across Asia in order to meet rising baseload electricity needs. However, a more challenging macroeconomic environment and slowing power demand growth are raising some questions around the growth of coal even in developing economies. Last year may have […]

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