Solar Policy

CERC Lockdown Extended to Jan 20, 2021 By Peeved Supreme Court

At the latest hearing of the saga around the shutdown of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the tussle between lawmakers and the law dispensers continued afresh. The Supreme Court, coming down harshly on yet another missed deadline by the government, when it comes to the appointment of an officer of the law as ordered, […]

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MNRE Shares Concept Note on Plan for one Solar City in Each State/ UT

MNRE has shared a concept note per which each State should have at least one solar city where all houses have rooftop solar energy plants and all electricity needs of the city are fully met from solar energy or other renewable energy sources. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has shared a concept […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines For PM-KUSUM Scheme At Feeder Level

The Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), after consultation with state governments, has decided to issue Guidelines for Implementation of Feeder Level Solarisation under Component-C of PM-KUSUM Scheme. The Scheme consists of three components. Component-A includes installation of Decentralized Ground Mounted Grid Connected Renewable Power Plants, Component-B includes installation of standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps […]

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India Will Reach 175 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Before 2022: PM Modi

In his G-20 summit address, PM Modi claimed that India will meet its goal of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity well before the target of 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 15th G20 Summit convened by Saudi Arabia in a virtual format, on 21-22 November 2020. In his address, Modi claimed that […]

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Karnataka Will Look to Collaborate With the UK on RE Front: Yediyurappa

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has said that the state will be very interested in engaging with the UK on renewable energy (RE) technology front. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that the state will be very interested in engaging with the United Kingdom (UK) on the renewable energy (RE) technology and implementation front. During […]

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MNRE Scales up PM-KUSUM Scheme to Achieve Enhanced Solar Targets

MNRE has received sanction from the president for scale-up and expansion of the PM-KUSUM scheme to achieve an enhanced solar capacity of 30.8 GW by 2022 The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that in continuation of its order from March 2019, regarding the approval of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha […]

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Power Ministry Mandates all Discoms to Comply With Energy Conservation Act

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification, stating that all the Discoms will now be covered under the preview of the Energy Conservation Act. The Ministry of Power has issued a notification, stating that all the electricity distribution companies (Discoms) in the country will now be covered under the preview of the Energy Conservation […]

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NTPC Plans to Have a 1/4th Renewable Portfolio by the Next Decade

NTPC plans to achieve 32,000 MW of capacity through renewable energy or 25 percent of its overall power portfolio at the beginning of the next decade. NTPC Ltd, the PSU under the Ministry of Power, recently celebrated its 46th Raising Day completing 45 years of operation and commitment to serve as India’s largest power producer. […]

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MoP Amends Guidelines for Procurement of RTC Renewable Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued amendments to guidelines for the procurement of RTC power from renewable projects, complemented with other sources. The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued, in a Gazette Notification, amendments to guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for procurement of Round-The Clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable energy power […]

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