Author: Prasanna Singh

Storage Subsidies. With or Without Renewables?

The Award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists who have played a key role in the development and commercialisation of Lithium storage batteries, is a true indicator of the critical role of storage today. More so at a large scale now. The changes happening on the Energy storage subsidy front in the […]

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IREDA Gets Approval for IPO. Will it be Second Time Lucky?

The Integrated Renewable Energy Development Agency ( IREDA), a 100% owned entity of the government of India, has got final nod for an IPO from SEBI, the market regulator. The  final regulatory approval clears the way to the much awaited  initial public offering (IPO) for the state owned firm. While the firm had last targeted […]

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Yulu Wants to Solve Public Transport’s Greatest Problem in India: Amit Gupta

At a time when the crisis in auto sales has everyone’s attention, Yulu, the Bengaluru based firm focused on micro mobility couldn’t care less. In a discussion with Group Editor Prasanna Singh, Yulu’s CEO Amit Gupta discusses the firm, its experience so far with electric mobility and its hopes. For Yulu’s Co-Founder and CEO Amit […]

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Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) 2019: What to Expect

As the 13th REI Expo gets underway from September 18th, for the stakeholders in the renewables sector, it’s an opportune time to look back and ahead to the future of the industry. The REI Expo, in its small beginnings and now with its undisputed status as the premier industry event for the sector in India, […]

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NIMMA Regrets Lack of Promised Action, Reiterates Plea For Level Playing Field

The North India Module Manufacturer Association (NIMMA), an industry association for primarily SME solar module manufacturers in Domestic Tariff Area, made a fervent plea for a level playing field and sensible regulations at a press conference in New Delhi on Sept 4, 2019. The body counts close to 35 members, mostly in the SME sector. […]

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MNRE Continues Supportive Moves. Clarifies on LOC Issue

Close on the heels of its missive to all state secretary’s, reminding them to treat power generated from wind and solar as ‘must use’, and not subject to curtailment, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( MNRE) has released a fresh clarification on the issue of LC’s (Letter of Credit) needed to be opened […]

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In the Andhra Pradesh PPA Standoff, Where Is The Exit Route?

The Andhra Pradesh Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) mess continues to get curiouser. After some clumsy damage to the prospects of existing and future solar projects with the unilateral decision to relook PPA’s, the state government’s latest missive to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ups the stakes further. The […]

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