Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power-DDL Introduces Narrow Band IoT’ in Smart Meters

Sungrow to supply inverters to Kazakhstan's 100 MW Balkhash solar power project


Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

After successfully installing 2.3 Lakh smart meters on RF technology, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has launched a unique ‘Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT)’ technology in Smart Meters. This is the first installation of its kind in the country where smart meters have been installed on NB-IoT. The technology integration has been done involving meter manufacturers and the NB-IoT service of Reliance-Jio Network.

Inverter solution supplier for renewables, Sungrow, announced that it would be supplying its inverters to Kazakhstan’s 100 MW Balkhash solar power project. The project will be implemented by KAZ GREEN ENERGY LLC and built by local EPC TechnoGroupServices LLC in the Konyrat neighborhood of Balkhash city, Karaganda Region. The station will occupy 140 hectares, deploy 525/530W bifacial modules, and be brought online in two phases.

The Asian Renewable Energy Hub will be built across 6,500 square kilometers in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia, an area larger than the US state of Delaware. The Australian Government granted the Asian Renewable Energy Hub Major Project Status in September 2020, formally recognizing its strategic significance to the Australian economy. The project will build on Australia’s strengths as a major energy exporter while reducing global emissions.

Trevali Mining Corporation has announced that it entered a 15-year renewable Power Purchase Agreement with Emerging Markets Energy Services Company (EMESCO) to supply solar power to Trevali’s Rosh Pinah Mine, located in Namibia. Trevali has committed to achieving an overall Green House Gas (“GHG”) emission reduction target of 25% by 2025 from its 2018 baseline. The PPA with EMESCO is anticipated to deliver 30% of Rosh Pinah’s power requirements during the life of the agreement and reduce GHG emissions at the Company level by 6%.