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Consultation Meeting for Tamil Nadu Solar Policy – Nov 23, 430 PM

Consultation Meeting for TN Solar Policy – Nov 23, 430 PM . A Consultation Meeting has been convened at TANGEDCO Head Quarters, 144 Anna Salai on 23rd Nov 4.30 PM with Prospective Bidders for installation of 1000 MW Solar Power Plants. This is a follow up to the Tamil Nadu Solar Policy . All those […]

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Future Feed-in-Tariff Trends for India – for Wind, Solar and Other Renewable Power Sources

It is an open secret that renewable power requires incentives – these usually are in the form of capital subsidies, tax incentives and most importantly, via feed in tariffs. It is a million dollar (make that Billion Dollar) question what the future of feed in tariffs will be for the mainstream renewable power sources. I […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy

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RPO Compliance and Penalties for Non Compliance

Many individuals and industry professionals had enquired me about the penalties for non-compliance for RPO (renewable purchase obligations). Of course, implementing obligation compliance is a difficult thing indeed. In countries such as India, which are considered “soft states” when it comes to implementing any policies against anyone, leave alone against large and influential “discoms”, the […]

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Challenges for IEGC (Indian Electricity Grid Code) and RRF (Renewable Regulatory Fund)

If you are in the Indian wind power sector, you would have definitely heard the terms IEGC and RRF often. IEGC stands for Indian Electricity Grid Code, while RRF stands for Renewable Regulatory Fund. Why are these two terms important in the context of wind power? Wind power being a highly volatile source of power […]

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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy

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Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 – Full Text

I have gone through the entire text of the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy released earlier today and providing the policy document in detail. I have deliberately left out some of the sections as they are not specific to the policy but general information on technology, global installations etc. (Excerpts of the Consultation Meeting held […]

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Energy Technology Vision 2035 Initiative – Participation Requested from Students

The Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing Technology Vision 2035 for our country. This is the second such exercise of TIFAC and is a follow-up to the exercise carried out in the early nineties under Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Technology Vision […]

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Posted in: Colleges, Events, Innovations, Policies and Regulations, Society and Community

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy – What It Means To Industries, Domestic and Other Segments

  Solar Developer – EPC – Financiers Meet for Solar PV Power Plants. Chennai, Mar 22, 2013 India’s Largest Meet for the THREE KEY STAKEHOLDERS in Solar PV Power Plants Learn how to get financing for solar PV projects Meet prospective EPCs and Developers 400 delegates expected. The Whos-Who of Solar EPCs and Developers Will […]

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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic

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Are Our Green Companies Really Green?

India can now boast of many prominent renewable energy companies – in solar, wind, biofuels, waste to energy and more. But how many of these companies really “think and act” green? Most of these companies predominantly work on the same principles that other unsustainable companies do – stock market price, shareholder realization, profits, etc. – […]

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Posted in: Corporate Sustainability, Policies and Regulations

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105550 Villages Electrified Under RGGYY 2005-2012

I have been writing about the fact that tens of thousands of Indian villages are not connected to the grid. (here and here) It was hence of interest to me when I came across data on how many villages had been electrified Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana ( (RGGYY in short, to make life easy […]

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Posted in: Bottom of Pyramid, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Policies and Regulations, Rural Sector

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