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November 2017
India saved ₹ 47,185 crore on higher energy efficiency in three years
The PAT scheme resulted in avoided generation of about 5,635 MW, saving energy equivalent to 8.67 MTOE.
Tata’s Delhi utility and GIZ to cooperate on rooftop PV, storage and energy efficiency measures
The two bodies plan to research and conduct studies on these areas and organize capacity building programs jointly for channel partners, project developers, financial institutions, government departments, distribution utilities, and public sector undertakings (PSUs).
Maharashtra plan: government buildings to go green, save Rs 119 crore per year
As part of the Centre’s initiative to ‘Make India Energy Efficient’, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) — a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings and the Union Power Ministry — will implement the project, bearing the capital costs.
Study on Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Grid
The recently concluded study commissioned by The Forum of Regulators looks into international best practices, technical impacts of EVs at macro and micro-levels, legal aspects and possible business models, and economic impacts of EVs in India.
Wärtsilä believes energy storage is ‘only answer’ to India’s grid problems
Wärtsilä said that India would benefit from instant-start, fast ramping technologies such as battery storage.
EESL, M&M join hands to implement energy efficient alternatives with LED
The company aims to save 200 lakh kWh/annum of energy and reduce carbon emission by 16,400 tonne per annum, it said in its presentation. The entire energy efficiency project comprises installation of LED lights, energy efficient motors and air conditioners.
Mahindra wins India’s first large-scale solar-plus-storage auction
NLC India has auctioned a 20MW solar PV project to be combined with 28MWh of energy storage capacity in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the first time such an auction for utility-scale storage has been completed in India.
IIT Roorkee developing a smart grid
This $75 million, five-year project called the US-India collaboration for smart distribution system with storage (UI-ASSIST) is part of the Indo-US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center.
EESL to procure energy efficient powerlooms for small and medium units
The procurement by EESL will be made without any upfront costs and the use of efficient equipment will result in energy savings and cost savings to the unit owner, who would repay to EESL in instalments over a period of four to five years.