Morocco turns on massive solar power plant in Sahara Desert and other top Power news of the day

A round up of the major headlines which dominated the Power sector, nationally and internationally

Feb 05, 2016 07:02 IST India Infoline News Service

Coal linkages, or long-term supply of fuel to sectors such as steel, cement, and aluminium, will now be granted only through electronic auctions. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs here on Wednesday.(Hindu Business Line)

To ensure regular coal supplies and a level-playing field to non-regulated sectors such as steel and cement, the government on Wednesday said coal linkages will be provided to them only through auctions, which will kick off later this month.(Hindustan Times)

In an effort to understand why the solar thermal power sector has not been encouraged for power generation and other applications, Centre of Science and Environment (CSE) organised a conference here today titled 'The forgotten solar: Solar thermal and its development'.(Merinews)

A wind farm that would be the largest in the world and power more than a million homes has been given the go-ahead in Britain.Offshore wind developer Dong Energy said Wednesday a final decision had been made to construct the 1.2-gigawatt Hornsea Project One scheme off the coast of Yorkshire in northern England.(Discovery news)

Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.(WBEZ91.5)

India has agreed to allot a site for a second Russian-built nuclear power plant in the country after Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, according to a senior official of Russia's atomic energy corporation.(The Hans India)

Renewable energy firm Gamesa India said that it has bagged an order from Atria Power for setting up a 50-MW wind power project in Madhya Pradesh. "Gamesa India has announced a new 50 MW wind power project with Atria Power to be commissioned in Kukru wind farm, Madhya Pradesh by 31 March 2016," the company said in a release. (Money Control)

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