Small Hydro Power – Investment Opportunities A large number of SHP projects were established in the public sector during the onset of the early 1990s. However, over the last 10 years, a sizable power capacity is now being added through private players. New incentive systems continue to attract increasing level of investment from the private [...]

Small Hydro Power in India Classification of Small Hydro in India Small Hydro Power projects in the country are generally categorized as those having small gestation periods and requiring lesser investment unlike other energy projects, thereby emerging as an attractive option for investors. Small Hydro Power projects generally serve a small community or industrial plant. A [...]

Issues and Challenges of Biomass Energy in India The various issues and challenges faced by biomass power plants as well as the major barriers impeding an enhanced promotion of biomass power plants in the states are covered in the following article. The Government has been implementing the biomass power and cogeneration program since 1994. In [...]

Nuclear Power Corporation of India India’s cash strapped government has been trying to sell shares of public sector undertakings in 2012 without much success. The general economic downturn, bad investor sentiment, unrealistic valuations have meant that most of the share sales have been not occurred and some that have been completed are mainly due to [...]

Indian Renewable Energy Mandate not Met India’s much hyped market based renewable energy incentive system of “Renewable Energy Certificate” (REC) has crashed. The REC market which started in 2012 at two power exchanges had initially shown a lot of promise with increasing volumes. It had offered a market based remuneration system for renewable energy developers [...]

Nuclear Waste is become the biggest bottleneck for nuclear power these days with courts and activists raising this problem. Note while the biggest disadvantage of nuclear energy is the possibility of a major radioactive incident, nuclear waste is not a possibility but a fact. No country has a foolproof policy to dispose nuclear waste which [...]