Solar Policy

Govt Proposes Tariff, Non-Tariff Barriers to Restrict Imports in Power Sector

The government is proposing tariff and non-tariff barriers to restrict imports in the power sector, to reduce large scale presence of overseas equipment The government is proposing various tariff and non-tariff barriers to restrict imports in the sensitive and strategically important power sector where there is a large scale presence of overseas equipment, particularly from […]

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Power Grid to Separate its Central Transmission Utility Function

In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Power has advised state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to separate its Central Transmission Utility (CTU) role. The move has been taken by the government in order to avoid the conflict of interests as since long back industry stakeholders were objected when in cases PGCIL called […]

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RK Singh Asks Discoms to Submit Monthly Report on Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Program

The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh directed power distribution companies (Discoms) and State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) to submit the monthly status of implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar program. The move came in the backdrop as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar programme […]

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India will be a Manufacturing Hub for EVs Within 5 Yrs: Gadkari

India will become a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles (EVs) in next 5 years, said by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs. Minister confidently said that his government is trying to extend best possible concessions to the sector, and has lowered the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on electrical […]

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MNRE to Form Project Development Cell for Attracting Investments in India

MNRE is constituting its own Project Development Cell (PDC) for attracting investments in India, by the development of investible projects in the country The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the Central Government has approved the setting up of an Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Project Development Cell (PDC) in […]

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SC Cancels Green Energy Association Appeal on CERC’s REC Price Revision

The apex court has dismissed the application of Green Energy Association (GEA) seeking a stay on price revision of REC (Renewable Energy Certificates) by power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra took cognizance of a matter on June 16, 2020, and dismissed the application […]

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MoP may Consider Extending ISTS Charges Waiver beyond 2022: RK Singh

RK Singh has said the MoP may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Union Power Minister RK Singh has said that the power ministry (MoP) may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Last year in November, the ministry had extended […]

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SECI Disburses Rs 10.3 Cr in GST Claims to 6 SPDs in May Payments

SECI has detailed that it has reimbursed six firms or SPDs (across their multiple subsidiary SPVs) for GST claims to the tune of Rs 10.35 crore. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the nodal agency for implementing renewable energy projects in the country recently published a list of all the payments (solar/ wind power […]

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