Solar Policy

Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Uzbekistan for Cooperation in Solar Energy

The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy. The main area of work under […]

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EPTA Seeking Resolution of RoW for RE Evacuation Projects in Gujarat

The EPTA wants timely government intervention for securing RoW resolution so that transmission projects for the evacuation of RE power in Gujarat can resume development at the earliest The Government of India has set a target for establishing 175 GW renewable capacity in the country by 2022 which includes 100 GW of solar and 60 […]

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Power Ministry Reconsidering 10 kW Net Metering cap for Rooftop Solar

The Ministry of Power will reexamine capping net metering at 10 kW for rooftop solar installations under the new consumer rules Clarification on Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 — Ministry of Power (@MinOfPower) January 16, 2021 The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification for its Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020, […]

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MNRE Releases Advisory, Clarifying Rooftop Solar Scheme to Vendors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released an advisory to clarify the Rooftop Solar Scheme regarding which many vendors are in confusion. MNRE is implementing the Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme (Phase-II) to generate solar power by installing rooftop solar panels on the houses. Under which the ministry is providing 40 percent subsidy for […]

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BEE Launches SAATHEE Portal to Track State Energy Efficiency Targets at NECA

BEE launched the SAATHEE (State-wise Actions on Annual Targets and Headways on Energy Efficiency) portal at the recently held NECA ceremony The Ministry of Power, in association with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), recently held the 30th National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA), to promote energy conservation among all the sectors of the economy, followed […]

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MSEDCL Petition to Float Open Tenders Under MSKVY Partly Approved by MERC

MERC has allowed MSEDCL to proceed with the continuous bidding process for the selection of bidders under MSKVY. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been at the doors of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to seek approval to float Open tenders and taking land on lease by paying rent under Mukhyamantri […]

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RERC Sets Tariff of Rs 6 per unit Applicable on EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has released a draft Suo-Motu order on the matter of Charging Infrastructure, Tariffs, and other regulatory issues for Electric Vehicles on December 21, 2020. Promoting Electric Vehicles and their Impact on the Grid, they declared the applicable tariffs on the EV public charging stations (PCS) of Rs 6 per […]

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First P2P Solar Power Trading In South Asia Launched By UPPCL

Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to launch blockchain-enabled solar power trading in India and South Asia in a project led by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) with Australian technology company Power Ledger. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and the subsidiary Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (MVVNL) will host a pilot project involving […]

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Delay in Imposition of BCD on Solar Equipment Impacting Investments: CII

CII has urged the finance ministry to impose the BCD on solar equipment, stressing that the delay in implementation is impacting investments. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in a written memorandum to the Ministry of Finance has urged the ministry to impose the planned basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment as announced in the last general budget, stressing […]

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