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PM Narendra Modi may step in to resolve wrangling on NITI Aayog’s proposed National Energy Policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to intervene to resolve an inter-ministerial wrangling over NITI Aayog’s proposed National Energy Policy to roll out the long-overdue power sector reforms. Different stakeholder ministries, including those of power, coal, and new and renewable&hellip

Withdraw Price Distorting LED Bulb Distribution Scheme: Industry to Government

The LED industry has asked the government to withdraw its bulbs distribution scheme, alleging it is resulting in price distortion and discouraging retailers from selling the lamps. However, state-run Energy Efficient Service Ltd (EESL), nodal agency for the distribution programme,&hellip

Spearheading Regional Workshops on ECBC Implementation in States

The Second Regional Workshop on ECBC Implementation in states was organised by NITI Aayog, with support from UNDP-GEF-BEE and AEEE, in Ahmedabad, on 15th and 16th of March, 2017. Attended by over 50 state government officials from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra&hellip

EESL to raise Rs5,000 crore to fund expansion

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is set to raise Rs5,000 crore from its promoters Rural Electrification Corp., Power Finance Corp. and NTPC Ltd as well as through loans from domestic and overseas lenders. The money will be used to&hellip

India: EESL signs $212m loan deal with Germany’s KfW Development Bank

New Delhi: State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), which is in an expansion mode, has signed a €200 million loan deal with Germany’s KfW Development Bank, EESL managing director Saurabh Kumar said on Friday. EESL, a joint venture of state-run&hellip

Bharuch to be lit up with 14,000 LED lamps, thanks to Surat Municipal Corp

SURAT: Bharuch town will be illuminated with more than 14,000 LED street lamps. Thanks to Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for taking up the gigantic task in a record four days. The decision to illuminate Bharuch town with LED lamps was&hellip

Haryana crosses 10 million UJALA LED bulbs distribution

The scheme has resulted in daily savings of over Rs. 14.2 million in consumer electricity bills and has helped the state in avoiding a peak demand of 255 MW. The annual energy saved from this programme can help light up&hellip

ABB to make India export hub for high-end power gear

Swiss-Swedish power equipment and robotics company ABB Ltd will transfer new smart-grid technologies to its Indian arm and ramp up local production to make the country an export hub for high-end power transmission systems and micro-grids, ABB India Ltd chief&hellip

For over 7.5 % growth, improve infra and energy efficiency, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of Planning Commission, stressed a need for improving inclusiveness and sustainability for India to continue growing at the rate of more than 7.5 percent. Delivering a lecture on ‘Indian Economy – The Challenges Ahead’&hellip

Sikkim Government Launches UJALA Scheme and Endorses LEDs

With an objective to replace inefficient bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs in Sikkim, the Minister for Energy & Power and Labour Department of Sikkim, D.D.Bhutia, officially launched Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDS and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme here&hellip

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