The UK now gets more Power from Renewables than Coal
The UK government has released a report on the state of renewable energy generation in the country, announcing that for the first time in the country’s history more power is being generated from renewable energy sources than from coal. These renewable sources include wind, bioenergy, solar, and hydroelectric, and they now collectively produce more than a quarter of the overall energy for Britain. That’s compared to a figure of 20.5% for coal, making renewables the second largest energy source overall, after natural gas. The study is available in pdf format.
Karnataka Power problems get worse
T Muralidhar runs a factory in Hosur, the industrial town in Tamil Nadu along the state's border with Bengaluru. Early this year, the co-founder of Snam Abrasives, which makes silicon carbide powder used in the metal and stone polishing industries, contemplated shifting and merging the factory with his unit in Attibele on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Kentucky cities form new Power agency
Representatives of 10 municipal power providers met for the first time Thursday as the new Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency, an entity they are banking on can provide lower cost electricity to residents and businesses than Kentucky Utilities has for decades.
Portable Wind Turbines Power Phones or Homes
If you really want to impress on your next camping trip, forget those solar-powered battery chargers everyone else is lugging around. Instead, prepare for gasps of envy and awe as you reach into your backpack and pull out your own collapsible wind turbine.
Odisha, once Power surplus, faces blackouts
The Odisha government's decision to resort to power outages much before summer looks like a man-made crisis, given the government's failure to launch power projects and unregulated drawing of water by industries causing scarcity in reservoirs. In Odisha, once a power surplus state, the state government, which claims to be a pioneer in electricity reforms, has resorted to power outages from the beginning of September, expressing its inability to supply uninterrupted power to consumers.
Tata Power plans to strengthen distribution network in Mumbai
Tata Power, which has a consumer base of half a million in Mumbai, will seek the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC)’s approval to strengthen its distribution network in the city. The plan, formulated after MERC’s directive last year at the time of renewal of distribution licence up to 2039, envisages an investment of Rs 1,000 crore and completion of network strengthening in three years.
Three states to kick-start Power sector reforms
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has started the process of setting the power sector right, with Goa, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya taking the lead in joining hands with the Centre. Besides regular rate increases and debt restructuring to clean up their books, these states will also initiate schemes to enable 24x7 power supply to consumers, at a cost of INR 7,563 crore.