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MNRE Extends ALMM Deadline to 6 Months amid Disruptions from COVID-19

In a series of providing relief to the renewable energy firms which are facing a new range of challenges presented by coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadlines for the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) i.e. both List-I for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and List-II for […]

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Indian IPP Renew Power Commits Rs 20 Cr in Fight against Coronavirus

ReNew Power, country’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), on Wednesday said that it will support in India’s fight against the global pandemic. The Gurugram-headquartered company assured that it will contribute to the Central and State governments’ efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. Initially, the company has committed Rs 20 […]

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Total Invests Rs 3,707 Cr to Form 50:50 JV with Adani Green Energy

French multinational energy company Total S.A. (Total) has invested about Rs 3,707 crore, through its step-down subsidiary, to form 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the renewable energy arm of conglomerate Adani Group. The move came after the regulatory body – the Competition Commission of India (CCI) — has provided its […]

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IntelliSmart Ropes in Anil Rawal as CEO to Ramp up Smart Metering Program

With an aim to further ramp up government’s smart metering program in next few years, IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, a joint venture of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), has roped in Anil Rawal as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rawal will be responsible for the company’s operations on […]

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Tata Power’s Renewable Arm Wins 300 MW Solar Project from NTPC

Tata Power Solar, the renewable arm of utility giant Tata Power, has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from NTPC to develop 300 MW grid-connected solar project under CPSU Scheme Phase-II. Bangalore-headquartered Tata Power Solar has won this solar photovoltaic (PV) project under the reverse bidding auction held in February at an all-inclusive price of Rs 1,730.16 […]

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BHEL Gears Up to Fight against Coronavirus Pandemic

Amid the ongoing crisis due to coronavirus pandemic in the country, state-owned power generation equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said that it has now geared up to offer assistance in whatever way possible to India’s determination in combating this calamity. The New Delhi based engineering and manufacturing company said that it will keep […]

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Stolen by Covid. Woodmac Projects 3 GW Hit on Solar, Wind Due to Lockdown

Wood Mackenzie, the global industry tracker, in its latest report today has projected that India could face over 21.6% or 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind installations delays  as a result of the country’s lockdown. Wood Mackenzie principal analyst Robert Liew said: “The timing of the lockdown is unfortunate as Q1 is […]

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MNRE Continues To Bat For Renewable Energy. Will It Be Enough?

Continuing with its quick moves, after every such incident, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified again that distribution companies that do not honour their power purchase agreements will be charged for ‘deemed generation.’ In other words, if they happen to curtail power from RE producers despite the instructions to treat them as ‘must […]

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SECI Tenders for 15 MW Floating Solar Plant at SCCL

SECI has issued a tender for setting up 15 MW floating solar plant at different sites at the SCCL in Telangana The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for setting up of 15 MW floating solar PV power plant at different sites at the Singareni Collieries […]

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