800 MW solar power plant to boost Bengals alternative energy drive

first_imgKolkata: The state Power department’s efforts to reduce dependence on coal-based thermal power and harness more and more solar power has received a big boost, with a private player submitting a proposal to the department for setting up a 800 megawatt solar power plant.”We have already held meetings with our engineers and are working on preparing a detailed proposal. It will be forwarded to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her approval. We are trying hard to ensure that the project takes off as this will be the biggest solar project in the country,” state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on the sidelines of the 10th Energy Conclave 2019 organised by CII on Saturday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to sources in the Power department, the company that has proposed setting up of the solar project has already acquired 500 acres of land at a strategic location in the state. “They are ready to acquire more land if needed for the unit, but our department will have to make Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with them for purchasing power generated from the unit,” Chattopadhyay added. Land is a major issue in the state for big solar projects and so the Power department is coming up with small units for harnessing solar power. In the last three years, solar power generation in the state has gone up from 2 megawatt to 132 megawatt. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayChief Minister Mamata Banerjee has laid emphasis on solar energy through a project called ‘Aloshree’, under which solar panels are being set up on the roof of various government offices across the state. Solar panels have been set up in more than 1,500 schools and colleges. “Our department is also working on having a competitive rate for power tariff. The Damodar Valley Corporation’s power rate is lower than us. If we succeed in our aim then more and more industries will come up with their projects in the state,” the minister said. Chattopadhyay reiterated that Bengal is a power surplus state and ensures round-the-clock power supply for consumers, the number of whom stands at 1 crore 93 lakh. The department has also been able to tackle the problem of low voltage for both domestic and industrial consumers through technological intervention.last_img read more

March Madness Kentucky Not In Louisville Overall No 1

A year later, Kentucky was not good enough to defend its national championship, which made fans in Louisville doubly ecstatic.You see, the teams are bitter rivals, and the Wildcats were left out of the NCAA Tournament field. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are the overall No. 1 seed, playing in the Midwest Region, which competes in, of all places, Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky, home of the NIT-bound Kentucky.The Cardinals will face either Liberty or North Carolina State in a second-round game Thursday. Kentucky plays an NIT game Tuesday — on the road because Rupp is taken for the NCAAs — at Robert Morris.The selection committee had tough decisions after five teams swapped the top ranking in The Associated Press poll, capped by West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga (30-2) moving to the lead spot for the first time in school history. Bobinski said six teams were in the running for No. 1 seeds on the final weekend, the result of a season in which no school established itself as a clear-cut favorite.In the end the four were filled by Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas and Indiana. Cases for No. 1 were made by Georgetown and Duke, too, both of whom are No. 2 seedss.The Cardinals have ripped off 10 straight wins since a three-game slide, capped by a stunning turnaround in the championship game of the Big East tournament. They trailed Syracuse by 16 points early in the second half, but put on the full-court pressure and won in a romp, 78-61.The Big East, in its final year before the basketball-only schools break away to form their own league, led the way with eight teams in the NCAA field.“We are ecstatic to be the No. 1 seed, particularly after finishing off one of the greatest conferences in the history of college basketball with a Big East championship,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. “Our players showed incredible grit to come back from 16 points down. We know we will be challenged right away in one of the toughest brackets that I’ve seen in quite some time. I think our guys are up for the challenge.”No. 7 Kansas (29-5) moved up to take the second overall seed after an impressive run through the Big 12 tournament, punctuated by a 70-54 victory over rival Kansas State in the title game. No. 3 Indiana (28-6) is third overall despite falling to Wisconsin in the Big Ten semifinals. The Zags claimed the last of the coveted No. 1 seeds, edging out Atlantic Coast Conference champion Miami.The top spots are significant in at least one respect: A No. 1 has never lost to a 16th-seeded team. . . Let the madness begin. read more

Is TCI on its way to a new constitution or closer to

first_img Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – This week the dialogue on those possibilities begin… and the Chairman of that all-important constitutional review commission is convening his first press conference today… Daniel Malcolm Sr, a South Caicos businessman was the seventh and final person named to the constitutional committee… which has as its main mandate to identify ways the 2011 TCI Constitution could be made less ‘regressive’ as it has been dubbed and to lead the exploration of whether independence for The Turks and Caicos Islands is a viable option, now. Mr. Malcolm who served as Chairman on the Constitutional Modernisation Reform Body, presented on Decolonization at the United Nations and is a former leader of the Progressive National Party. He was unanimously supported by the house of Assembly; his name submitted by the Premier. Other members of this bi-partisan committee: from the PNP side, Hon Don Hue Gardiner, Border Control Minister and Member from North and Middle Caicos; Hon Akierra Missick who is Deputy Premier with Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services in her portfolio as the member from Long Bay and Leeward; and Carlos Simons, Deputy Leader of the PNP and all island candidate in the last general elections – all are attorneys by profession. For the Official Opposition, PDM: Leader Sharlene Robinson, first All Island member and a lawyer; North and Middle Caicos Caretaker, Ashwood Forbes, also an attorney and party Deputy Leader and Five Cays member, Sean Astwood, a businessman and Chamber of Commerce Vice President. Mr Malcolm in a media invite said the committee will hold a first meeting this Friday, in Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:2011 constitution, ak, ashwood forbes, chamber of commerce, daniel malcolm, donhue gardiner, Pdm, pnp, sean astwood, sharlene cartwright-robinson, tci constitutionslast_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between August 5, 2018 to August 12, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington remains may come home from North Korea by Jessica KasparianFirst Go4Life Family Walk For Grandparents Day by Heather BurnsBoard of Health tables vote on sale of tobacco products from convenience stores to Aug. 21 by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchWilmington Commuters Get Reprieve On MBTA Parking Rate Increase by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington community rallies for one who has helped so many by Kori TuittSmall town hyssssteria for missing lizard, Tiggs by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more