Government of India

Discoms’ Dues to Gencos Surges 31% to Rs 92,674 Cr in Feb

The outstanding dues of power distribution companies (Discoms) to power generation companies (Gencos) grew by 31.1 percent to Rs 92,674 crore in February 2020, which reflected the continued stress in the power sector. As per the Government of India’s PRAAPTI portal (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators), Discoms […]

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Govt to Solarize Sun-Temple Town in Gujarat by Investing Rs 65 Cr

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines related to the complete solarization of Modhera town in Gujarat, which is popularly known as the sun-temple town. The cost of complete solarization of town is expected to be Rs 65 crore and will be borne by the Central Government and the State Government, […]

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Fifteen Cleantech Startups Awarded for Unique Technology, Biz Model

In a bid to encourage startup companies in the cleantech space, fifteen companies addressing climate change and energy access were awarded by the Government of India, BIRAC, Tata Trusts, Tata Power and Social Alpha. These companies were working on technologies for energy storage, smart metering, clean cooking, innovative electric vehicle (EV) solutions, battery technologies, energy monitoring […]

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Govt Set to Divest its 100% Stake in CEL; Invites EoI by Mar 16

After BPCL and Air India, government is now set to privatise its solar products manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd (CEL) and invited bids for selling its 100 percent shareholding with management control. The last date for interested parties to submit the bids is March 16, 2020. CEL is a Government of India Enterprise under the Department of […]

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Belur Math Goes Solar with Vikram Solar

The Kolkata-headquartered company has secured this project from government-backed Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and it will power six buildings at Belur Math. One of the leading module manufacturers Vikram Solar has commissioned rooftop solar plant of 164 kWp capacity at Belur Math, headquarters of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission. The Kolkata-headquartered company has secured this […]

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Solar Thermal Industry Seeks Replacement of 18% GST with 5%

Before the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Government of India from 1st of July 2017, many taxes like VAT, Octroi, Service tax have been subsumed into a single tax of GST. The GST has merged under the heading Renewable energy devices & parts for their manufacture all of the earlier solar […]

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ISA Invites Stakeholders for Consultation Meeting on Free Training Prog for Technicians

The motive behind the program is to provide training & placement to technicians in the field of solar energy to support the ISA programs such as – scaling solar applications for agriculture use; scaling solar mini grids; scaling rooftop solar. India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) is mulling to develop a free training & placement project […]

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POWERED Accelerator’s Second Cohort Shortlists 9 Women-Led Startups

Selected companies from the 2nd cohort will be supported with an equity-free seed fund of up to $10,000 after a successful first cohort in October. POWERED Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind global entrepreneurship programme, focusing on women-led businesses in the energy value chain, has shortlisted 9 women-led startups for its 2nd cohort. The 9 women-led startups shortlisted […]

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Renewable Energy Experts discuss the future of clean energy at Reinvest 2018

The power packed technical sessions at the 2nd Global RE-Invest India-ISA Partnership Renewable Energy Experts’ Meet & Expo (RE-Invest 2018), organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy saw industry experts, corporates and sector players discussing the opportunities and challenges held by the Renewable Energy sector at Greater Noida. Reiterating the discussions of the […]

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