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Govt to give renewables their moment in the sun

September 12, 2019
“Various public sector undertakings have been urged to set up ultra mega renewable energy plants in major states in collaboration with state governments through SPV mechanism for these parks," said Anand Kumar, secretary in the ministry of new and renewable energy, adding that the SPVs can either purchase land or take it on lease from state governments or private parties.

India’s diesel demand in August falls to a 10-month low

September 12, 2019
A broad decline in automobile sales coupled with excess rainfall and floods in some parts of the country may have finally caught up with diesel demand in India, which fell to its lowest level in 10 months to 6,116 Thousand Metric Tonne (TMT) in August, data published by the oil ministry’s statistical arm Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) showed.

India’s power demand hit a record high on Friday night

April 27, 2019
India’s electricity demand touched an all time record high of 176.724 gigawatts (GW) on Friday night at a time when the general elections to elect the 17th Lok Sabha are on.

As rollout of solar-pump scheme is delayed, Bihar offers higher diesel subsidy to farmers

April 24, 2019
The roll out of KUSUM has been long overdue. According to Cabinet approval for the scheme, the Centre will provide ₹10,000 crore for four years.

Building The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in India, The PPP Way.

March 4, 2018
PPPs can be designed to augment the sector in many ways, starting from the operational aspects to running commercial fleets and developing the storage infrastructure to charging assets for EVs.