Power Supply

  • NEA: 4378 MWh
  • Private Sector: 3994 MWh
  • India: 11383 MWh
  • Tripping: 80 MWh
  • Demand : 19835 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


New York Sets Out to Beat California; Mandates 100 Percent Renewables by 2040

In an address last week, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo laid out plans for his “Green New Deal,” which includes aggressive mandates and goals for clean energy, money for offshore wind development, and much more. The Green New Deal is included in New York’s 2019 Executive Budget. The plan…

President Trump can’t stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. In total, more than 23,400 megawatts (MW) of…

Australia’s solar, wind boom to power past grid woes in 2019

Australia's wind and solar boom looks set to power through 2019 following a record year, despite grid constraints and extra scrutiny from network operators to make sure new projects don't spark blackouts like ones that hit two years ago. Abundant wind and sun, falling turbine and panel costs, and corporate…

PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense

Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector. California has ambitious clean-energy targets, codified in SB 100, the law passed last year committing the state to reach…

Gujarat government suggests wind park to accommodate central developers

The Gujarat government is considering a proposal to give land for centrally-sanctioned wind projects on the condition that the winning developers set up projects at the site decided by the state government—a sort of wind park. Earlier, the state government had been going slow on sanctioning land for wind projects…

Web-based tool to help assess rooftop energy potential

A first-of-its-kind tool that evaluates which part of one’s rooftop can generate maximum solar energy and identify the best areas for solar power generation is expected to go live on Bangalore Electricity supply Company Ltd (Bescom) website by the month-end. The web-based tool, based on an aerial survey done using LiDAR(light detection and ranging)…

100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There?

Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype To Be Installed In Rotterdam

The turbine is designed to capture offshore wind and turn it into electricity, however, the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing. During the initial period of operations, it will allow GE to collect data needed to obtain a Type Certificate, a key step…

Indian Railways drawing 4 GW solar project bid for powering locos

Indian Railways will soon run trains using solar power from arrays of photovoltaic cells deployed on both sides of select electrified tracks in 10 states, replacing 4,000 MW of coal-fired electricity in bid to become a green transporter. Government sources told TOI the Railway Board is examining the project bid document,…

Norms mandate local sourcing of gear for new power projects

Upcoming, coal-fired and hydropower stations and transmission lines will have to purchase equipment locally, as per new guidelines issued by the central government. The norms, published on the power ministry’s website on Tuesday, will apply to power plants and transmission lines being set up by government-owned firms as well as private…