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Hitachi ABB Power Grids commissions ultra-high-voltage DC link connecting Indian states 

The 1,800-kilometer link connecting Raigarh in Chhattisgarh to Pugalur in Tamil Nadu can deliver 6 GW. Power can be transmitted in either direction, depending on demand.

Earth sciences ministry revisiting weather forecast approach to suit solar sector needs

The Ministry of Earth Sciences will strengthen meteorological forecasting activities in sync with the demands of the solar and wind energy sector stakeholders. It is already working on a five-year (2021-26) plan, said M. Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES, at a virtual workshop conducted recently.

Transmission charges waiver for renewables extended till June 30, 2025  

The power ministry has announced that the exemption on grid charges is now available to solar and wind projects to be commissioned up to June 30, 2025. The waiver is also allowed for pumped-hydro storage and battery energy storage system projects.

Flagging off the energy transition decade 

With the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021, India is providing the right policy direction for this decade of the energy transition. Yet, there is room for further improvement. 

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Punjab tenders 5 MW rooftop solar

Developers have until July 8 to bid for setting up the rooftop solar capacity in RESCO mode. The plants shall come upon various government and private buildings in the State.

Cheaper renewable energy will leave new coal assets stranded

A new Ieefa report discusses the viability of under-construction coal-fired power plants and evaluates the associated stranded asset risk in building additional coal-fired capacity in India’s electricity system.

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ISA, MNRE, and World Bank conduct inception workshop for ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ program 

‘One Sun One World One Grid’ is a global supergrid project proposed by India for seamless sharing of renewable energy resources among countries. The inception workshop was attended by more than 160 experts and discussed the roadmap of the project.

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IEA highlights solar’s dependence on Chinese copper processing

The sheer volume of new power lines which will be required to accommodate the rising tide of solar installations ensures copper has been included by the International Energy Agency on its list of minerals which must keep flowing if the energy transition is to stay on course. And it’s not production that’s the potential bottleneck.

Could India establish itself as the global leader in energy storage?

In India, the lack of suitable fiscal incentives and relevant experience, combined with high upfront capital costs, has hindered the adoption of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in comparison to other developed countries. However, there is potential for the country to take the lead.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins INR 124-crore order

The company has bagged an order from an aluminium producer to strengthen the power infrastructure at its plant in Chhattisgarh.

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