Monday, April 28, 2014

Solar Power for NALCO Corporate Office

As part of green initiatives, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) is setting up a grid connected PV system on rooftop solar project of 160 kilowatts peak (kWp) for its corporate office building here.

The project setting up activity was formally launched by NALCO's CMD Ansuman Das yesterday, a company release said.

The project is expected to generate green renewable energy of about 2.10 lakh units per annum. 30 per cent subsidy of the capital cost would be provided by the central government through the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI).

NALCO has already commissioned two wind power plants of capacities 50.4 MW and 47.6 MW at Gandikota in Andra Pradesh and Ludarva in Rajasthan respectively.

Besides, plans are also afoot to set up the third wind power plant in its own mined out area of Panchpatmali Bauxite deposit in Koraput, it said.

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UK trade fest in Kochi tomorrow

* As part of initiatives to strengthen its partnership with Kerala in new areas like startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) Britain is organising a promotional event in Kochi tomorrow.

The event, organised by the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai in collaboration with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), will see over 35 British companies participating to encourage innovations and partnership in Kerala, British Deputy High Commissioner Bharat Joshi said in Thiruvananthapuram.

The event,"the Great British festival", also assumes signfifiance as it comes close on the heels of the visit of Prince of Wales to Kerala in November last.

"The royal visit was evidence of how much the UK values the relationship with God's Own Country," Joshi said.

He said apart traditional areas of co-operation Britain is ready to explore co-operation in start-up ventures and SMEs. Primary healthcare is another sector where the Britain is keen to enter into collaboration with Kerala, he said.

About 30 British companies are already operating in Kerala and there was scope for broadening and deepening the co-operation in new areas.

He said the British visa facilitation centre in Kochi is to be strengthened considering imporatance of the city as the commercial hub of Kerala.


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