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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO and MNRE being the other actors in the drama. The script goes like this: MNRE would like wind generation to have “must run” status, meaning they should be backed down as […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Gas, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy

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RISEN Energy & RAASI Green Earth Sign MoU for 100 MW Solar Plant in Ramnad, TN

Press release RISEN Energy Co. Ltd, China & RAASI Green Earth Energy (P) Ltd, India, signed a landmark MoU to jointly invest and develop a 100 MW Solar Plant in Ramnad district, Tamilnadu, India.RISEN Energy’s joint investment and development of  this 100 MW Solar Power Plant with Raasi Green Earth Energy in Tamilnadu makes it […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Solar Photovoltaic

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Gujarat to be 4th largest state in rooftop solar projects by 2022

It is a bit difficult to figure out how Mercom CapitalGroup makes its estimates. I am not complaining. At the same time, I am not envying them. Getting estimates done for how much rooftop solar India will do in the next few years is as tricky as it can get. While grid connected, utility scale solar is […]

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Posted in: Rooftop Solar

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700 MW Solar Farm from Adani at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu Looks Like a Reality

Update on 6 Jul 2015: Looks like these folks mean it. Adani has signed an MoU for 648 MW, when Rajesh Adani flew to Chennai and made a presentation to CM Jayalalitha late last week. TANGEDCO also announced that it has separately signed PPA for 31 solar power plants (at the same 7.01 tariff was […]

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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic

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Tamil Nadu Solar Policy Bidding for 1000 MW – Excerpts of TANGEDCO Consultation Meeting

A fairly hectic consultation meeting happened yesterday at TANGEDCO (TNEB) for bidding for 1000 MW of solar projects in TN. Crowd was amazing, something along the lines of what one would have expected at a top-line movie premiere (sans the pretty women, it was a men’s show alright). Such was the crowd that the hospitable […]

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

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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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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy

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Green Buildings in Tamil Nadu – LEED, IGBC, BEE Rated Buildings

=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power? EAI can do a feasibility study for the use of solar PV & thermal, biomass for heat and power, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency to dramatically cut down fossil fuel use and reduce […]

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Posted in: Energy Efficiency

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Financial Status of Tamil Nadu State Electric Utilities, TNEB

It is an open secret that the Tamil Nadu state electricity utilities are bankrupt. All right, perhaps they are not technically bankrupt, but for many private power producers, the difference does not matter. Ask especially wind power producers in Tamil Nadu who had not been paid for many months together! Recent announcements of power tariff […]

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Status of Small Hydro Power in Tamil Nadu – Potential, Installed Capacity, Future Plans

When someone thinks about small hydro power in India, he or she thinks mainly about North East or Himachal Pradesh, or sometimes perhaps Karnataka. Tamil Nadu does not usually come to mind for small hydro, and perhaps with justification, because the state does not figure in the country in the top 5 when it comes […]

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Posted in: Hydro Power

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Tamil Nadu’s Biomass Power Plans – Energy Plantations is the Answer?

Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10% of the potential has so far been utilized. Of course, the lack of a robust supply chain that make create supply and price security is a problem as much in […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power

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