Solar Policy

Committed to Reduce Emissions by 33 to 35% From 2005 Levels: PM Modi at WSDS

PM Modi at the WSDS inauguration reiterated India’s commitment to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 33 to 35 percent from 2005 levels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 10, 2021, inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2021 via video conferencing. During the event, PM Modi reiterated India’s commitment to reduce the emissions […]

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Rs 1000 Cr Capital Infusion to Enable SECI to Float 15 GW Tenders Annually

Capital infusion of Rs 1000 crore to SECI in the new budget, will enable the agency to float 15 GW tenders annually. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech for fiscal 2021-22 announced the capital augmentation of Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). In her […]

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RE Projects can get Further Extension in Exceptional Cases: MNRE

MNRE has stated that RE projects under implementation during lockdown can seek to get a further extension beyond 5 months in exceptional cases The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its latest order has stated that renewable energy (RE) projects under implementation as on the date of lockdown, i.e. March 25, 2020, through […]

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MNRE Formalises Amendments to RTC RE Power Procurement Guidelines

MNRE has passed amendments to the guidelines for procurement of RTC RE power, complemented with power from any other source or storage. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in a Gazetted notification, has passed a resolution with the amendments to the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for procurement of Round-The-Clock (RTC) power […]

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Rs 212 Cr Released Under FAME-II for Electric Buses: Javadekar

As of January 31, nearly Rs 212 crore has been released for the procurement of electric buses under the FAME II scheme, Prakash Javadekar informed the parliament. As of January 31, 2021, nearly Rs 212.31 crore has been released for the procurement of electric buses under the second phase of the FAME-India (FAME II) scheme, Heavy […]

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NSEFI Suggests Amendments in Gujarat Solar Policy to Boost Investments

NSEFI has welcomed the Gujarat Solar Policy 2021 and submitted suggestions which it believes will further boost investment in the sector National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has welcomed the Government of Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021, where the Capacity Restriction of 50 percent of Contracted Demand has been withdrawn. However to promote the […]

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Finance Ministry Permits AP to Borrow Additional Rs 1515 Cr for Power Sector Reforms

The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. The Finance Ministry has allowed Andhra Pradesh to borrow an additional Rs 1515 crore for undertaking power sector reforms. As part of the reforms, the state has started the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme of electricity subsidy to farmers with effect from September 2020. Thus, it […]

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MNRE Halves Inspection fee for Solar Manufacturing Capacity upto 50 MW

MNRE has revised the inspection fee for solar manufacturing capacity upto 50 MW to Rs 2.5 lakh from the existing Rs 5 lakh The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that under its guidelines for the enlistment under its order for “Approved Models and Manufacture of Solar PV modules (Requirement for Compulsory […]

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Economic Survey-India Needs $206 Bn for 2030 SDGs Agenda

The Ministry of Finance of GOI, in its Economic Survey 2020-21 released on January 29, 2021has also devoted a chapter to “Sustainable Development and Climate Change”. agenda India and the SDGs: The agenda 2030 for sustainable development with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets comprises a complete developmental agenda integrating social, economic, and […]

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