Waaree Renewable Technologies Expects A Likely Rise Of Orders From PSUs

Waaree Group’s EPC arm, Waaree Renewable Technologies Limited, is now anticipating a rise in opportunities for solar developers in India in the coming days. This is likely to see a transition of the order books of the developers, the top management opined in a recent investors call.  Dilip Panjwani, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Waaree […]

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Plans For Phase-III Of FAME Start, With Bigger, Wider Coverage

Even as the secoonf phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) is likely to wind down this year, speculation is rising on the shape of the next phase of the scheme that was brought in to support EV transition. Administered by the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI),  FAME-I(Rs 895 […]

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To Boost EVs, Himachal Restricts Diesel/Petrol Vehicles For Govt Depts

In an initiative to boost the growth of Electric Vehicles (EV) in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has directed all government departments not to buy diesel or petrol vehicles starting January 1, 2024. This has been done with a view to promoting electric vehicles on a large scale. If necessary, the departments […]

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India’s Solar Capacity Touches 72 GW, Rajasthan Takes The Lead

India’s total installed capacity of solar power has touched 72 GW. The updated energy data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) was shared on its website. The MNRE data states that the largest capacity came from ground-mounted solar. The latest data said that the Ground-mounted solar capacity stood at the highest of 55 GW. The biggest beneficiary state […]

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India Launches Programme For Energy Efficient Cooking

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power, launched its National Efficient Cooking Programme (NECP) and Energy Efficient Fans Programme (EEFP) under the presence of Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh, at an event held in New Delhi. These initiatives are […]

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Ministry of Power Releases Guidelines For Uniform Renewable Tariff

The Ministry of Power has now approved the procedure for implementing a Uniform Renewable Energy Tariff for the end power procurers, including discoms and open-access consumers. It will be applicable to renewable energy projects connected with the Inter-State Transmission Systems (ISTS).  It comes after the Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2022 discussed the uniform renewable tariff (URET). […]

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Govt Notifies Electricity (Third Amendment) Rules, 2023

The Ministry of Power notified the third amendment to Electricity Rules 2005. The new amendments were aimed at dealing with the issues of the captive power generation plants in India.   As per the new notification, the criteria for the captive electricity generation plants changed. The earlier provisions of the rules had said that no power plant should qualify as […]

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Govt Releases Framework For Promoting Energy Storage

The Ministry of Power has now released a detailed framework for promoting energy storage systems (ESS) in the country. The framework includes the promotion of battery storage systems as well as pumped storage systems.  The ministry guidelines advocated for a Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of up to 40 percent of the project’s capital cost to make […]

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Govt Amends Bidding Norms For HVDC Projects Under ISTS

The Ministry of Power has now issued an order amending its Standard Bidding Document for the procurement of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) power through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) process under the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system.   The new order proposed modifying para 2.1.2 to make changes to the eligibility criteria of the bidders. The ministry […]

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