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Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer lighted with Solar power

India-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan has been successfully lighted with solar power generated form first ever project of its kind undertaken in the country. The floodlights, along with fencing and border posts managed by Border Security Force (BSF) were supplied with the solar power generated from 5 MW solar power plant installed at ..

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Union Cabinet gives nod to UDAY Scheme for financial restructuring package for power DISCOMs

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY) for financial restructuring of debt of power distribution companies. The Scheme aims for financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs) and also ensures a sustainable permanent solution to the problem. About UDAY scheme Allows power DISCOMs ..

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National Offshore Wind Power Policy 2015

The offshore wind farming is of two types viz. shallow water and deep sea farming. Most progress around the world has been done in case of shallow water wind farms only.  The offshore wind faming is attractive because of several reasons such as stronger winds for efficient generation of power; no impact on real estate ..

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Hydro Power in India

Hydro-electric power is a renewable natural resource known for their almost nil GHG emission. The oldest Hydropower power plant in India is in Darjeeling District in West Bengal. Its installed capacity is 130KW and was commissioned in the year 1897. India began with a humble 560MW capacity in 1950-51. With over 41000 MW installed capacity ..

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Current Status of Ultra Mega Power Projects in India

The coal fired Ultra Mega Power Projects were envisioned by the UPA Government under the “Power for all” vision of the 11th plan documents. Initially 16 UMPPs each with a capacity of about 4000 MW were identified in various parts of the Country. Out of them, four projects viz. Sasan in Madhya Pradesh (Reliance Power), ..

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India’s largest Thermal Power Plants

Thermal power plants, producing energy from coal, gas and diesel constitute 69.52% of the installed capacity of India.  Of this, 60.59% {or 87% within the thermal power} is shared by coal. India’s 80% coal produced is consumed by coal based power plants only and despite that we need to continuously import coal. Important Thermal Power ..

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