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India powered by 1,742 public EV charging stations

The number of electric vehicles (EV) on roads in India has reached over ten lakh with around 1,700 charging stations operational in public places across the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha recently. As per Vahan 4 data, as of March 25 this year, a total of 10,76,420 EVs and a total of […]

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Over 5.17 Lakh EVs Registered over Three Years in India Under FAME

The Ministry of Heavy Industries of India declared that India registered a total of 5,17,322 electric vehicles (EVs) over three years under the FAME scheme.  Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme was launched in 2015 to promote the adoption of EVs in the country. At present, Phase-II […]

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Govt. Confirms Solar Imports Down To $571 million in 2020-21

Yesterday, the Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh while addressing the Lok Sabha announced that India’s solar cells and modules imports fell to $571.65 million in the last financial year (FY20-21) from $2.16 billion and $1.68 billion in FY18-19 and FY19-20, respectively. Till July end, India had imposed tariff and […]

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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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