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Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi Assumes Charge as Secretary MNRE

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced that Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS) has assumed charge as the new Secretary, MNRE from May 11, 2020. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS) has assumed charge as the new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy from […]

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SECI Discovers Rs 2.90/kWh Tariff in 400 MW Round-The-Clock RE Tender; ReNew Power Emerges as Winner

State-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has discovered a tariff of Rs 2.90/kWh in its tender for Round-The-Clock’ (RTC) supply of 400 MW renewable energy (RE) power to NDMC, New Delhi, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. ReNew Power has emerged as the winner under this tariff-based competitive bidding (RTC-I) and won complete 400 MW of […]

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MNRE Has A New Secretary, Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS (Indian administrative service) officer of the Jharkhand cadre, has been appointed as the new secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Mr Chaturvedi will take over from Anand Kumar, himself an IAS from the 1984 Kerala cadre. Mr Chaturvedi was earlier the Additional Chief Secretary […]

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REINVEST 2020 Is Reimagined, MNRE Invites Bids for Virtual Event This Year

As we had reported earlier, the Reinvest 2020 event is set to go digital (virtual) this year, with the MNRE determined not to allow the Covid-19 pandemic to push the event any further. The event, which has struggled at times since its first edition in 2015, managing just one more event in 2018, is clearly […]

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Now, Safeguard Duty Clarification From MNRE Awaits

An active Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been in overdrive in 2020, delivering a wishlist of moves for the sector so far. Not just that, some of the amendments planned for the Electricity act of 2003 soon, will add even more legal teeth to its orders, issued mainly to protect the sector […]

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Decoding The healthy Response to NHPC 2000 MW Solar Tender

On the face of it, the response to the NHPC (formerly National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) 2 GW tender is more than a little surprising. Not only has the tender sailed through, it has done so with flying colours, by any stretch of imagination. Five well established players in the form of SoftBank-backed SB Energy, Axis […]

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Draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Out. Renewables in Focus

True to the promise made last week, the Power Ministry has released the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 on 17.4.2020. The draft has given stakeholders 21 days in which to send in their suggestions. The act is of particular significance for the renewable sector, as it promises to tighten up enforcement of orders made […]

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The Next Big Push. MNRE Unveils Moves to Push Manufacturing

The Renewable energy sector, where private sector involvement has been considered critical to its growth and building further capacities, has got a new push, as far as manufacturing in India goes. This comes on the heels of the many efforts made last year to provide support for domestic manufacturing, fro the DCR (domestic content requirements) […]

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Reinvest 2020, BCD, Mfg. And More- Highlights from MNRE-USISPF Webinar

At a Webinar organised late yesterday evening by the US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), participants got dollops of reassurance, and an insight into the future for renewable energy in India, including manufacturing, as India’s MNRE sees it, with inputs from key industry leaders. You can read an earlier report on on key issues highlighted […]

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