Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

Salem Smart City invites bids for rooftop solar projects

Salem Smart City Limited (SSCL) has invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects. The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the projects. A bidder will also have to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a period of five years. The last date for bid submission

Power demand increases, spot power price Up 10% YoY in December 2018

Spot power price in India declined to ₹3.30 (~$0.04766)/kWh in December 2018, an eight percent decline month-over-month (MOM). However, the spot price increased by 10 percent year-over-year (YoY). “Compared to the same month in previous year, the spot price is still higher. Power demand has increased in the country and is set to increase further

Kerala to float tenders for 1 GW of solar projects under Soura program

Joining the other states in achieving 100 GW of solar capacity together by 2022, the state of Kerala is now planning to develop 1,000 MW of solar projects under the SOURA program. The SOURA scheme is to be jointly implemented by Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT),

Ministry of Finance gets 15 EVs, 28 charging stations installed in Delhi’s North Block

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles (EVs) to the Department of Economic Affairs that comes under the Ministry of Finance. With this development, the Ministry of Finance begins its transition towards a reduced carbon footprint and a more environmentally sustainable future, marking its participation in India’s

Lessors to troubled Jet Airways consider taking back planes

The airline had previously told some lessors it would clear arrears by Dec 31, but was unable do so. Crisis talks between cash-strapped Jet Airways Ltd and aircraft lessors have failed to ease a row over late payments, prompting some lessors to explore taking back aircraft, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. In

Zero tolerance for any safety violations: Suresh Prabhu

With airlines in the country facing issues in Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus planes, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday said passengers’ safety has to be paramount and there is zero tolerance for any violation of relevant guidelines. He said that ensuring safety is a responsibility of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and “we have

BIAL to invest over Rs 13,000 crore for airport development

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, is all set to get bigger and better. The operator, Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL), has drawn up a Rs 13,000 crore plan to further develop the airport by constructing a new terminal, a second runway and by expanding its access roads. Hari Marar, MD, BIAL, said the second runway will

Govt spending of over Rs 20,000 cr to fix accident prone spots: Gadkari

The government is spending more than Rs 20,000 crore to rectify accident prone black spots on roads across the country in order to reduce fatalities in such incidents, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Friday. Speaking here at the launch of a research report by Nissan India and SaveLife Foundation, Gadkari said the first priority of