Solar Policy

Rs 183 cr in Funds Released for Mega Solar Projects in FY 19-20 so far

RK Singh has detailed the amount of funds released by the centre for the development of ultra mega solar parks in India over the last four financial years. In his reply to a question on solar power production across states, Union Minister for Power, News & Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship RK Singh, […]

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MERC Approves Rs 2.52/kWh Tariff for Procurement of 500 MW Wind Power

MERC has approved the tariff of Rs 2.52/kWh for the procurement of 500 MW wind power as requested by the MSEDCL in its last petition. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has in its latest order approved the tariff of Rs 2.52/kWh for procurement of 500 MW wind power as requested by the Maharashtra State […]

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India’s Power Generation Capacity Reaches 365 GW: RK Singh

India’s installed power generation capacity has reached 365 GW, which is sufficient to meet the country’s electric demand, Parliament was informed recently. India‘s installed power generation capacity has reached 364.9 gigawatts (365 GW), which is sufficient to meet the country’s electric demand, Parliament was informed recently. Besides, the peak, as well as energy requirement deficit, was less […]

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Over 31 GW of Solar Projects now Commissioned in India

RK Singh has said that as on October 31, 2019, the total grid-connected solar power generation capacity of India now stands at 31,696 MW. The Government of India has set a national target of installing 1,00,000 MW grid-connected solar power capacity in the country by December 2022. And the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy […]

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Cabinet Approves India’s Approach for COP 25

The Union Cabinet has approved India’s approach for the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) scheduled to be held in Spain The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the negotiating stand of India at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to […]

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Andhra Pradesh has Developed Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Areas

According to MNRE, Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of over 1 GW of ultra-mega solar power projects in Naxal affected regions of the state. According to the information provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the state government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of over 1 GW of ultra-mega […]

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Net Metering to be Permitted Until Capacity Surpasses 500 MW in Haryana

HERC has issued a revised version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in Haryana The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) in response to a petition filed by the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA), has issued a revised version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on […]

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Power Ministry Proposes Tariff Rebates on Advance Payments by Discoms

The Ministry of Power has advised SERCs to establish reduction of generation/ transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by state Discoms The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued an order, advising state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments […]

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Andhra Government Makes Key Amends to its Energy Policies

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power The Andhra Pradesh government has made several key changes to its policies on solar, wind and hybrid power, primarily withdrawing the facility for energy banking and drawal that was purportedly causing a huge financial drain on the […]

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