Karnataka–and particularly its capital, Bangalore–shot to prominence in the 1990s as the home of India’s burgeoning IT industry. While Bangalore now faces steeper competition for the title of India’s “Silicon Valley,” it is still one of the most important destinations for foreign and domestic investment in India. Karnataka has also successfully built hubs in the aerospace and biotech industries, although its government is not known for aggressive reforms.
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
The National Thermal Power Corporation has invited bids for the development of a wind-solar hybrid power project at Kudgi, Karnataka. The tender is for a mix of at least 60 MW of wind energy and at least 130 MW of solar energy.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has signed a partnership agreement with a French company to set up a 10 megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy plant.
The Karnataka government inaugurated the first phase of a 2,000 MW, $2.5 billion solar park in Pavagada region of Tumkur district.
The lowest price offered in the latest solar auction of 860 megawatts (MW) by Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) was 4 cents per unit, higher than those seen in recent auctions in other state auctions.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Karnataka reaches 5124.18 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Karnataka achieves 2869.15 MW (updated March 31, 2016)