India's attempt at ramping up its renewable energy capacity has got off to a slow start. Against the the target of installing 12 GW of solar capacity in fiscal year 2016-17, only around 6 GW was installed by April 2017.
The government today launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution accordingly.
The Chhattisgarh Government has set a target of installing 1,561 solar power plants in various Government schools in the State.
Out of 1561 schools, 649 schools have been already provided connectivity.
The UP Government is set to roll out its Solar Energy policy and uploaded the draft policy in the in the official website of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) for suggestions from consumers and willing investors.
The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.
The Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (NPDCL) has made submission of Aadhaar card mandatory for all the consumers seeking electricity connections in the undivided Karimnagar district.
Supply of coal by state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) to power plants slipped by nearly 2% to 64.7 million tonnes (MT) during the April-May period of the ongoing fiscal even as the power sector witnessed a rise in terms of demand.