"CIL (Coal India) is well geared to meet any surge in demand for the dry fuel from the power sector especially on the back of close to 63 million tonnes stock at its pitheads," the PSU said in a statement.
Tata Power Solar, India's largest integrated solar company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received a "Letter of Award (LoA)" to build 320 MW of ground mounted Solar PV project for NTPC, a company statement said.
On December 30 last year, all-India power demand had touched 182.89 GW. According to data from the power ministry, the peak power demand met (the highest supply in a day) during January last year stood at 170.97 GW.
Participating in a webinar organised by the Institute of Directors, Ashish Upadhyaya, additional secretary in the Ministry of Power, said the major focus of the central government will be on the distribution sector for the next three-four years. Talking about the continuous losses of discoms, he said there is a gap between the actual rate of supply of power and the cost recovered from consumers.
“We look forward to clarity on schemes that would attract investment towards capacity creation in the solar PV supply chain in India,” said Sujoy Ghosh, vice president – APAC & India Region at First Solar, a leading US solar panel manufacturer that has been considering setting up a production unit in India.
A senior government official said that as a special case, the Centre is likely to allow Pujari to continue as the CERC chief till he turns 65. He is currently 63 years old. Pujari, a former power secretary, was appointed to head the CERC for three years till January 31.
Total corporate funding, including venture capital funding, public market and debt financing, into the solar sector stood at USD 3.8 billion during 2019, the clean energy consulting firm said in a report.
The partnership will involve the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) from India, while the Uzbek representation will come from the International Solar Energy Institute (ISEI).
According to data from the power ministry, the peak power demand met (the highest supply in a day) during January last year stood at 170.97 GW. The rising power demand shows perk up in economic activities leading to higher commercial and industrial demand which was affected due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Considering the importance of Mumbai system, state transmission utility in line with the future scenario, may suitably plan to maximise embedded generation against the need to import power from grid as a part of long-term plan,” the CEA said, noting that the city’s power units account for only 50% of its peak demand.
The company in a statement said that despite all the challenges of global pandemic COVID-19, unprecedented rain and flood in Kutchh, the team of experts made it possible to commission the project three months prior to its scheduled commissioning date.
"The 700-megawatt pressurized heavy water reactor of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat is the first of 16 planned units that will help balance the grid against growing intermittent renewable generation," KN Vyas, India’s atomic energy secretary said.
Hartek Solar, which executed the project right from installation of solar panels and inverter to supply, design, engineering and commissioning, has synced the plant with a smart grid-interactive inverter system, which will enable the hospital to run its medical emergency services and diagnostic facilities without any glitches.