West Bengal

IndiGrid acquires Sterlite Power’s transmission project worth US$134 million

The project—East North Interconnection Company Limited (ENICL)—provides critical inter-state connectivity for evacuation of power from generation plants in the north-eastern region. It also aims to end power shortfall in Assam during non-monsoon months.

Vikram Solar supplies modules for 300 solar pumps across West Bengal and Odisha

The government’s KUSUM scheme helps farmers install standalone solar pumps with a capacity of up to 7.5 hp. There is also support to make grid connected pumps of the same size solar powered. A PV capacity of up to twice the pump capacity in kW is allowed under the scheme.

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Websol Energy mulling solar manufacturing capacity expansion

The crystalline solar cells and modules manufacturer—which has 200 MW of cell line and 250 MW of module line capacity—has secured orders equal to full production capacity for both cells and modules till March 2020.

Vikram Solar commissions 2.15 MW single-shed rooftop solar plant in West Bengal

The project—commissioned for food processing firm Keventer Agro—is spread across 250×70 m2 and uses 6240 numbers of Vikram’s high-efficiency 345Wp monocrystalline modules.

West Bengal could get 1.7 GW of solar but coal will reign for at least 30 years

A minister said an unnamed private investor had proposed an 800 MW solar project in the state on top of a 900 MW scheme being carried out with Japan. But the chairman of power giant NTPC said AI and digitization should be used to extend coal burning for decades to come.

Kolkata utility seeks 200 MW of solar power to meet RPO

The power company needs to secure PV energy for 11-18 hours per day this month and in September in order to meet its renewable purchase obligation. Solar energy from outside the state of West Bengal will be considered.

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No construction permits without solar in one town in Telangana

The municipal council of Karimnagar has mandated rooftop solar on new buildings of a certain size as part of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s Smart City Mission, which requires 10% of municipal energy to be generated from solar.

Vikram Solar bags 1 MW private sector floating solar project

The Kolkata-based module manufacturer and EPC contractor will commission the project for Hindustan Zinc Limited at Ghosunda Dam, near Chittorgarh, in Rajasthan.

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Vikram Solar commissions 20 MW solar projects for WBSEDCL

The plants at Patni and Lalgarh in West Bengal are expected to generate 1.55 million units of electricity per megawatt (MW) annually.

Emami demerges cement unit, consolidates solar business

Kolkata based Emami Group has transferred the solar power division of its cement unit to Emami Power, which aims to build over 300 MW of solar power capacity over the next three years.

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