Lok Sabha

Government of India has been making concerted efforts for Developing Energy Storage Technologies

The Government of India has been making concerted efforts for developing energy storage technologies for managing the variable generation from renewable energy sources, including solar power. In this regard, an Expert Committee chaired by Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has proposed draft National Energy Storage Mission that strives for leadership in the energy […]

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Govt. implements various programs/schemes for promotion of grid interactive renewable energy

The Government is already implementing various programs/schemes for promotion of grid interactive renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio-power and small hydro power in the country. The details of major steps taken by the Government to attract investment in the renewable energy sector are as follows: – Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges […]

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Bids for setting up of Wind Power Projects of over 8000 MW Capacity Finalised

The wind power projects in the country are installed on the basis of commercial viability through tariff based competitive bidding process. As on date, the bids for setting up of wind power projects of aggregate 8389.90 MW capacity have been finalised through Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. […]

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Power Generation from Waste

India generates about 1,45,128 tons of waste daily (around 53 million tons annually) and, on an average, 46 percent of it is processed daily. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been promoting Waste to Energy programme to recover energy in the form of Biogas/ BioCNG/Power from urban, industrial and agriculturalwastes. Under the programme, 184 […]

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Solar Power Consumers to Bear Cost of Solar Pumps for Farmers: Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company has applied a 10 paise per unit surcharge from November 1 to collect funds for the farmers. Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise per unit on industrial and commercial consumers to finance its scheme to provide 25,000 solar pumps to farmers, a senior official said […]

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National Energy Storage Mission

An Expert Committee under the chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, with representatives from relevant Ministries, industry associations, research institutions and experts was constituted by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy to propose draft for setting up National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) for India. The Expert Committee referred has proposed a […]

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Farmers Get Subsidy up to 30% for Installing Solar Water Pumps: MNRE

Till now over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the MNRE Programme. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh mentioned that the ministry is providing subsidy up to 30% of […]

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Textiles and Power Ministries Join Hands under SAATHI Initiative; Push Use of Energy Efficient Looms  

The SAATHI initiative is precisely aiming at the accelerating adoption of energy efficient power looms and thereby saving considerable costs. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta mentioned that Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Power have joined hands under the efficient energy initiative ‘Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption […]

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India’s Report to UNFCCC Claims 175 GW of Green Energy by 2022

India has claimed of achieving new target of about 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based green energy resources by 2030. In the report of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under Paris Climate Agreement, India has claimed of achieving new target […]

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