Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

Uttar Pradesh to Install 179 Community Solar Tubewells under KUSUM Program

The government of Uttar Pradesh has come up with a new program for small and marginal farmers to promote solar energy in the state. The government has proposed a 'community ...
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Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13_kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has proposed norms for a pre-fixed levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan ...
Uttarakhand DISCOM Mulls Passing on Tariff Rebates to Power Consumers

Uttarakhand DISCOM Mulls Passing on Tariff Rebates to Power Consumers

Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) seeks feedback on a petition filed before the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) on a draft plan to pass on the benefits of electricity tariff ...
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MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed initiating a centralized tendering process for the current year's target of 450,000 standalone solar pumps under Component B of the ...
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BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from landowners for setting up 11 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects. The projects are to be ...
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MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

MNRE Clarifies its Subsidy Allocation Plan for KUSUM Solar Pump Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new clarifications for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. According to the clarifications, for Component ...
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Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited online applications from farmers, panchayats (village councils) for the installation of solar pumps for agricultural irrigation in the state. The solar pumps ...
Deadline Extended for Evaluation Study of Components A and C of KUSUM Program

Deadline Extended for Evaluation Study of Components A and C of KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for submitting expressions of interest (EOI) for evaluating Components A and C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender to Solarize Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from reputed manufacturers or EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractors for a rate contract to solarize ...
AfDB to Provide $20 Million for Mini-Grid Solar Projects in Congo

Gujarat Budget Allocates ₹9.12 Billion for Solar Rooftop, ₹1.25 Billion for KUSUM Program

Gujarat’s Finance Minister Nitinbhai Patel presented the state budget for the financial year 2020-21, which included a ₹9.12 billion (~$127.19 million) provision for a subsidy for solar rooftop projects and ...
Tender Issued to Solarize 504 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Jodhpur

Tender Issued to Solarize 504 Agricultural Pumps Under KUSUM Program in Jodhpur

The Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for the solarization of 504 agricultural pumps to be distributed to 17 select 11 kV feeders of the Jodhpur ...
Ajmer Calls for Bids to Solarize 5,874 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Ajmer Calls for Bids to Solarize 5,874 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (AVVNL) has floated a tender for the solarization of 5,874 pumps distributed on 92 selected feeders in the Ajmer distribution company to aid the ...
Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for 6,367 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Jaipur DISCOM Floats Tender for Solarization of 6,367 Water Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for solarization of 6,367 grid-connected water pumps under Component-C of the government’s KUSUM Program. The scope of work will ...
Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

Tripura Announces Tender to Solarize 1,300 Agricultural Pumps under KUSUM Program

The Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) has floated a tender for the solarization of 1,300 grid-connected agricultural water pumps in the state. The scope of work will include the ...
Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana has issued an expression of interest for 279 MW of solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program that aims to solarize ...
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Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

In response to an inquiry raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh announced that over 181,000 solar water pumps had been installed across the country by October ...
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Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Invites Applications to Lease Land for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has invited applications from interested entities to set up solar projects on their own or offer their land on lease under the Component-A of ...
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Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

A Solar Cell is Domestically Manufactured only if Made in India with Undiffused Silicon Wafer

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification stating that if diffused silicon wafer (blue wafer) is imported and is used as a raw material for ...
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Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

Industry Organization Recommends Modifications to KUSUM Solar Program

The recent launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program to solarize India’s agriculture industry has been met with mixed responses. While some are lauding the government’s ...
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Maharashtra Floats Tender for Empanelment of Vendors for 7,500 Solar Pumps

Maharashtra Floats Tender for Empanelment of Vendors for 7,500 Solar Pumps

 The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the empanelment of vendors to design, manufacture, install, and commission 7,500 solar water pumps of 7.5 HP ...
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MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
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National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

National Solar Federation Says Domestic Content Requirement May Hurt KUSUM Program

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) in a consultative session with industry stakeholders held last week, has expressed its concerns regarding the domestic content requirement (DCR) being mandated ...
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Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), has expressed its support to the government’s decision to utilize indigenous ...
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