Andhra Pradesh asks power discoms not to back out of green power purchase agreements

BENGALURU: The Andhra Pradesh government has directed state-run power distribution companies to honour contracts signed with renewable energy developers, offering relief to generators at a time when several clean energy buyers are backing out of agreements and seeking lower tariffs. Andhra Pradesh, one of the leading states in using renewable energy, has more than 7,000 […]

Karnataka High Court offers relief to renewable energy companies

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court has quashed the state regulator’s order imposing retrospective charges related to transmission on renewable energy developers. The developers had challenged a May 2018 order of the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) that imposed retrospective ‘wheeling and banking’ charges on wind, hydel and solar projects commissioned from October 2013, January 2015 […]

Power Ministry to bring norms to promote green transmission cables

NEW DELHI: The Power Ministry is likely to issue soon new norms for bringing greener options of electricity transmission cables like aluminium to protect environment from ill-effects of lead-based equipment, according to a source. Admitting that lead electricity transmission cables are an environmental hazard and poisonous, the Power Ministry along the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), […]

L&T bags orders worth Rs 1,000 cr- Rs 2,500 cr from power T&D projects

Larsen & Toubro’s construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,000 cr- Rs 2,500 cr for power transmission and distribution projects, the engineering major said on Tuesday. L&T Construction will execute these engineering, procurement, and construction orders in India and abroad. The orders include construction or substations and transmission lines connected to the ring network […]