Electricity and energy are key African issues: with 2/3 of its population still without access to electricity services and electricity demand assumed to triple until 2030, African nations’ energy policies are essential to achieve their development goals. Increased use of renewable energy can make this transition possible.

Additionally, the provision of penalty for gratuitous loadsheddings in the tariff policy would also push discoms to have adequate PPAs tied up.

Use of solar thermal is yet to catch the imagination of investors and users; the key is to incentivise industry to use this less expensive method of heating

In February 2019, Bridge to India published its report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The country’s total solar power generation capacity stood at 28.06 GW (see chart alongside).

The policy, announced just before the election dates were declared, offers hope for this neglected sector

Off-grid rural electrification options using crop and woody residues in Côte d’Ivoire show that if all crop and forest residues estimated as available could be used, an estimated 2 million people could be supplied with electricity using two types of technology: combustion and gasification.

Open access by industrial and other bulk consumers of electricity has picked up in the current year, helped by renewable energy policies of several states such as Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Harya

All India Power Engineers Federation writes to leaders of BJP, Congress and other parties.

India submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC in Oct. 2015 as a part of its obligation to the global community in combating the Climate Change. Countries are due to update their current pledges to the Paris Agreement by the end of next year (2020).

Clean energy solutions provider Siemens Gamesa Thursday said it has commissioned 10 MW solar power project for Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) in Tamil Nadu.

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