Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Source

Government Classifies Ocean Energy Under Renewable Sources

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed all the stakeholders that energy from the ocean like tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion, will be accepted as renewable ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

In a welcome development, the ongoing feud between the renewable industry and the new administration in the state of Andhra Pradesh could be deescalating. The state government may take a ...
/ / Other, Wind
India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding fixed charges in the newly issued payment security mechanism regulations. The ministry has stated that in the case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

Minister of Power, R.K.Singh, has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, apprising him about his correspondence with Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, asking the ...
Nearly 4,604 MW of Small Hydro Projects Commissioned in India Until June 2019

Nearly 4,604 MW of Small Hydro Projects Commissioned in India Until June 2019

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announces small hydropower (SHP) programs from time to time to provide central financial assistance (CFA) to both government and private sectors involved ...
/ / Other, Water
Solar Federation Writes to RK Singh for Creation of a Fund to Provide Liquidity to DISCOMs

Solar Federation Writes to RK Singh for Creation of a Fund to Provide Liquidity to DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, seeking the creation of a fund for providing liquidity to ...
Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

A corpus of ₹29.37 billion (~$0.43 billion) has been provided for off-grid renewable energy generation sources in the past three consecutive budgets, beginning with the financial year (FY) 2016-17 and ...
RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, cautioning him to practice restraint when it comes to renegotiations of power purchase agreements ...
Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor

Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

The Government of India has been working for a while now to expedite the implementation of transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of power from renewable energy projects. To accelerate the ...
Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

Arunachal Pradesh Floats Tender for Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has introduced a tender for over 1 MW of off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be installed in the state. Through this tender, ...
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Returns as the Union Power Minister Under PM Modi’s New Cabinet

Former IAS officer turned bureaucrat politician R.K. Singh has returned as the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) under team Modi 2.0. He ...
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Sector Launched

Minister for Power, Raj Kumar Singh announced the launch of ‘Energy Efficiency Label for Residential Sector’ program in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed this label for ...
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Most States Fail to Meet RPO Targets with 27 Achieving Less Than 60%

As many as twenty seven Indian states and union territories in the country have achieved less than 60 percent of their renewable purchase obligations (RPO), according to a statement made ...
Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

Ministry of Finance Gets 15 EVs, 28 Charging Stations Installed in Delhi’s North Block

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles (EVs) to the Department of Economic Affairs that comes under the Ministry of Finance. With ...
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India Sanctioned Energy Storage Projects Worth ₹115 Million in Last 4 Years

India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy market. As energy storage projects are almost negligible in ...
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

State-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) and negligent state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are creating an obstacle in the path of India’s solar story, according to a letter written by R. K ...
India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

Banks Don’t want to be Blamed for not Lending to Solar Projects Due to Risks Taken by Others

It is common knowledge that the solar industry in India has several important issues that need to be resolved for the industry to keep growing. The Ministry of New and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL Issues Tender to Procure Solar Pumps

A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

The government is focusing on solar pumps as a way to battle irrigation issues as well as reduce carbon emissions. Talking about the initiatives undertaken by the government in this ...
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

The Government of India wants to ensure 24x7 affordable and quality power for all. Though this is an important target, the power grids across the country have historically been struggling ...
There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

The connectivity between the southern grid and the power grids of other regions are adequate to meet the power transmission requirements between Tamil Nadu and other states, according to the ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Rooftop, Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar the Fulcrum of Electricity Access to all Indians

Rooftop, Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar the Fulcrum of Electricity Access for All Indians

The government of India recently claimed total electrification of 597,464 inhabited villages in the country with the electrification of Leisang village in the Senapati district of Manipur. Though the grid ...
India Installs LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource in Gujarat

India Installs LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource in Gujarat

The Government of India, through its various ministries and departments is actively pursuing the goal of making India a  cleaner and greener country by expanding the usage of renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Wind
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