MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

MNRE Entitles Solar Project Developers to Compensation in Case of Change in Law

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for  procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. To remove any ...
Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

The Government of India is preparing to launch the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program with an aim to solarize the agricultural sector using solar-powered water pumps and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister R.K. Singh has directed Rural Energy Corporation (REC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to not grant loans to distribution companies (DISCOMs) which are making heavy losses (above 15 ...
National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

National E-Mobility Program Launched in India

In line with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 100 percent e-mobility by 2030, National E-Mobility Program has been launched in the country. The program is aimed at providing ...
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

To help tackle air pollution issues, the Ministry of Power has issued a policy that calls for using 5-10 percent of biomass pellets alongside coal for power generation in thermal ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Government Announces $350 Million Solar Development Fund for Project Financing

Government Announces $350 Million Solar Development Fund for Project Financing

The government has announced the setting up of a whopping $350 million (~₹22.4 billion) solar development fund to enable financing of solar projects in the country. The announcement was made ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
63 Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

Sixty three Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

The government has been seriously pursuing the advancement of solar micro grids in the country. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh apprised the House that ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

India Plans to Let Consumers Choose Their Power Service Providers

If all goes according to plan, consumers in India could soon be able to change power suppliers as easily as they switch between telecom service providers. According to a report ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

The Indian government is expected to soon amend laws making obligations under power purchase agreements (PPA) statutory binding, to ensure that all power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have PPAs to cover ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Shri @PiyushGoyal handing over @MNREIndia to Shri R.K. Singh

After Solid Accomplishments, Piyush Goyal Makes Way for Raj Kumar Singh as India’s New Minister of Power

In a recent cabinet shuffle, Mr. Piyush Goyal was promoted to the position of Minister of Railways and Coal and Mr. Raj Kumar Singh took over his old role as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar