Chhattisgarh Offers Sops For Grid-Connected Solar DRE Units

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has come out with a new draft regulation to boost the uptake of grid-connected distributed renewable energy (DRE) units in the state. The Commission has now proposed a second amendment to its Gid-Connected DRE Regulations. These rules will be applicable from September 1, 2023. The draft CSERC (Grid […]

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MNRE to Launch New Scheme To Boost Distributed Solar Energy: RK Singh

In his latest speech, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh announced starting a new scheme to boost distributed renewable energy (DRE). He announced this during an event on DRE organised by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Villgro Innovations Foundation’s Powering Livelihoods. “We are developing a new DRE policy […]

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UP Floats Tender To Outsource Operations & Maintenance Of Solar Mini-Grids 

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has now issued a tender to outsource the operations and maintenance of its solar mini-grids. The government plans to give the contract to the interested parties on a revenue-sharing basis. The tender also said that with this, the state agency intends to revive and restore the old […]

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Maharashtra Discom To Get Solar Energy At Rs 3.30/Unit Under Rural Solar Scheme

  The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is now all set to procure 150 Megawatt (MW) of solar power on a long-term basis under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana (MSKVY) at the rate of Rs 3.30 per unit.  The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) also approved these rates recently. The scheme allows farmers or […]

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MNRE Issues Framework to Promote Decentralised RE Livelihood App

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a ‘Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Applications’. DRE technologies are basically solutions, systems or products powered by renewable energy that help people to make a living. Solar looms, solar pumps, biomass powered cold storage and so on are some of the […]

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Growth in Number of Profitable DRE Enterprises in FY 2019/20: Report

A new report surveying 63 DRE businesses showed that there was a growth in the number of profitable RE businesses in FY 2019/20. The fourth edition of the ‘State of the Decentralized Renewable Energy Sector in India 2019/20’ report was recently launched by the CLEAN Network, in an attempt to present an overview of the […]

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Decentralized Renewable Energy may hold $100bn Investment Opportunity

DRE solutions, according to the report, should be made more prominent in the national and state energy systems of the country. A recent analysis has shown that the investment opportunities in Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) segment in India may have reached $100 billion. Moreover, the DRE solutions, according to the report, should be made more […]

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