Discoms

Govt Issues Clarification on Tariff Based Bidding Process for Solar PV Projects

The move will allow solar power developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification with respect to ‘Clarification to guidelines for the tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected solar PV power […]

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KUSUM Scheme – harnessing solar power for rural India

Solar water pumps to be installed in remote areas for irrigation needs Farmers can get extra income by selling surplus solar power to DISCOMs The Government of India is in the process of formulating a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ which, inter alia, provides for: (i)         installation of grid-connected solar power plants […]

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Don’t Grant Loans to Huge Loss Making Discoms, says RK Singh to REC, PFC

He said that many distribution companies have been making heavy transmission and distribution (T&D) losses and it may be difficult for them to repay the loans. In a review meeting, the Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh has directed the two financing arms of the Power Ministry […]

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70 percent Safeguards Duty on Solar to Put Rs 12,000 Crore Ventures in Danger

The Ministry of Finance, through its Standing Board of Safeguards, will take an ultimate choice on the burden of defending the duty either on the temporary or the last proposals of the Directorate General of Safeguards. Imposing 70 percent of safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules from China and Malaysia, as suggested by […]

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How ‘SAUBHAGYA’ is ‘UDAY’, T&D PONDERS?

The demand for power is relentless. With technological advancements, mankind is now consuming more power to aggrandize their lifestyle. Many energy experts reckon initiatives like ‘Power for All’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart Cities’ shall be reigned through only increasing and distributing reliable power needs. There has been a prolong discussion on the reliability, security and […]

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Key technology trends shaping the Global Solar Industry

Innovation in Finance When asked about the direction of innovation in financing for clean energy Manish Chaurasia, Managing Director, Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd. (TCCL) said, there is a lot of innovation happening in clean energy financing on a global scale. From securitization of assets to setting up of yield to monetize and plough back capital, […]

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Let’s Talk Solar Energy Storage Systems

It is now said to be primitive if we sit with a strong brewed coffee and the board directors of green revolutionaries give a throwback on coal and thermal reserves. Without sharing an anecdote, the facts and figures and latest economics of renewables especially solar has tethered traditional energy production. India has one national grid […]

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State distribution companies (discoms) are biggest obstacle on open access for solar power

Open access (OA) was one of the main components of the Electricity Act (2003), introduced in an effort to attract private investment in the electricity generation sector, thereby encouraging competition. There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar […]

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