Author: Manu Tayal

MNRE Forms PDC; Invites Stakeholders for Investment in India’s RE Sector

With an aim to attract investment for the renewable energy (RE) sector in India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now formed the much-awaited Project Development Cell (PDC) in its Ministry. The move is in line with the Central Government’s earlier directive to set up an ‘Empowered group of Secretaries (EGoS) and […]

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AutoGrid’s Flex Platform Helps Sunrun to manage its Residential Batteries’ Fleet

AutoGrid, a leading flexibility management software provider, has entered into a partnership with Sunrun to provide AutoGrid Flex™ Virtual Power Plant (VPP) software to help manage the latter’s growing fleet of residential batteries across the United States. Sunrun, founded in 2007, is one of the leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. Further, […]

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PFC Sanctions over Rs 1 Lakh Cr; Disburses Rs 68k Cr as Loan in FY20

State-owned power sector lender Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) has sanctioned loan amount of more than Rs 1 lakh crore during the financial year 2019-20. Further, it had disbursed about Rs 68,000 crore as loan, during FY20, including Rs 11,000 crore disbursed during the last week of March 2020, despite nationwide lockdown, said the non-banking financial […]

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Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing Positive for Indian Solar OEMs: ICRA

With an aim to support domestic module manufacturers, government’s focus recently increased on the initiatives like ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Make in India’. Now, in line with this, the government has formulated various schemes in past one year including the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme which envisages installation of 12 GW solar power capacities […]

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Avaada Energy Gets LoA from MSEDCL to Develop 350 MW Solar Plant in M’rashtra

Vineet Mittal-led Avaada Energy, a leading solar energy developer, has secured the Letter of Award (LoA) from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) to develop 350 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the state. Mumbai-headquartered Avaada Energy said in a statement that “it has been accorded a Letter of Award (LoA) to develop a […]

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NTPC Secures another PMC Contract to Develop 500 MW Solar Park in Mali

Adding more heft to its renewable ambitions to transition from a coal burning major, the country’s largest power generation utility NTPC has secured another Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for the development of 500 MW solar park in the Republic of Mali under the ISA initiative. This is the second project where a central PSU […]

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NITI Aayog, ITF Jointly Launch Decarbonizing Transport Project in India to Check CO2 Emissions

With an aim to develop a path to a low-carbon transport system for the country, policy think tank NITI Aayog and the International Transport Forum (ITF) of OECD on Wednesday jointly launched the ‘Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies’ (DTEE) project in India. This is an ambitious 5-year project, which seeks to help India in developing […]

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Wells Fargo Inks Deal with Shell, MP2 Energy to Buy Renewable Power

USD 1.98 trillion company Wells Fargo has signed a structured renewable energy (RE) agreement with Shell Energy North America (Shell Energy) and its arm MP2 Energy, to purchase about 1,50,000 MWh of renewable energy every year. The deal will enable the company to use renewable power to meet 100 per cent of its energy consumption […]

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