Solar Policy

Exemption for BIS Registration for Smaller PV Module Manufacturers Extended

MNRE has extended the BIS certification exemption for small scale solar PV module manufacturers till they have valid IEC certificates for their products The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued in a gazette notification that it has extended the BIS certification exemption for small scale solar PV module manufacturers (annual production capacity […]

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CERC to Remain Non-functional for 4 More Weeks

The Central Government has failed to complete the appointment of a member of law to the CERC, which is now expected to remain closed for 4 more weeks. The Central Government has failed in its attempt to complete the appointment of a member of law to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), as per the […]

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PM Modi Launches ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ for Farmers in Gujarat

PM Modi has launched the ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ in Gujarat with the aim of providing 16 hours of power supply to farmers in the state every day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated 3 key projects in Gujarat through video conferencing. The key project that was launched was the ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’, which has been […]

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MERC Begins E-Hearing on Mumbai Power Outage Issue

MERC on October 21, 2020, began the hearing into last week’s power outage in Mumbai which lasted for up to 14 hours in some parts. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on October 21, 2020, began the hearing into last week’s power outage in Mumbai which lasted for up to 14 hours in some parts. […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Procurement of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power

MNRE has issued the guidelines for the procurement of power/ electricity from wind-solar hybrid power projects through a transparent bidding process. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its latest notification has issued the guidelines for the procurement of power/ electricity from wind-solar hybrid power projects through a transparent bidding process. Addressed to […]

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MNRE’s Draft Policy Framework for DRE Open For Comments Till Nov 2

In an office memorandum issued on October 19, the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has issued a Draft Policy Framework for DRE (Distributed Solar Energy) to promote DRE livelihood applications in rural areas of the country. The aim is to provide a conducive environment for the development and large-scale adoption of these applications. […]

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MNRE Drafts Policy to Promote DRE Livelihood Applications in Rural Areas

In order to promote DRE livelihood applications in rural areas of the country a draft policy framework is being proposed by MNRE The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that in order to promote Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) livelihood applications in rural areas of the country a draft policy framework is being […]

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India and France Re-elected President & Co-President of ISA at 3rd Assembly

At the Third Assembly of ISA, India and France were re-elected as the President and Co-President of the alliance for a term of two years. The Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), held virtually on October 14, 2020, was attended by 34 ISA member ministers, 53 member countries, and 5 signatory and prospective […]

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MNRE Amends Bidding Guidelines for Procuring Power From Solar Projects

MNRE has issued amendments to the guidelines for the tariff-based bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-tied solar projects. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in a gazette notification, has issued amendments to the guidelines for ‘Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power […]

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