Ministry of New and Renewable energy

MNRE Opens Facilitation Centre to Strengthen Ease of Doing Biz

With an aim to further strengthen the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened a new wing as an “Industry and Investors’ Facilitation Centre” in the Ministry. This centre will work as a focal point to provide correct and timely information related to policies and […]

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MNRE Extends Bid Submission Date for Evaluation of 5GW VGF Scheme

Now, the last date for submitting proposals, in four envelope system, has been extended till November 27, 2019 in place of, earlier, November 20, 2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has further extended the bid submission deadline for the evaluation of its 5 GW (5,000 MW) Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme. Now, […]

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MNRE Opens Entries for ‘Prakritik Urja Puraskar Yojna’

The last date for receipt of entries is December 15, 2019 and the entries will be accepted in a prescribed proforma only. With an aim to encourage writing books in Hindi based on new and renewable energy, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened entries for its financial reward scheme ‘Prakritik Urja […]

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MNRE Clarifies on Solar-Wind Hybrid Project Proportioning Under RPO

MNRE has now clarified that, the RPO contribution of Obligated Entities (OE) consuming energy from hybrid wind-solar power plant shall be based on the relative proportion of energy contributed by each source, calculated based on the ratio of declared capacities of each source in the PPA. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has […]

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MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of 5GW VGF Scheme

Further, the last date for submitting the proposals, in four envelope system, is November 20, 2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited expression of interest (EOI) for the evaluation of its 5 GW Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme. The ministry said in a statement that, it intends to engage reputed organization, […]

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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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GRIHA, Indian Institute of Architects Ink MoU to Promote Green Buildings in India

As per the MoU signed, both the bodies aimed to spread awareness about the necessity of green and sustainable architecture along with the GRIHA rating tool to evaluate the performance of such buildings. With an aim to spread awareness about green buildings in the country, green rating system GRIHA Council has joined hands with the […]

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RK Singh Assures Support for Power, RE Sector Development in Raj

During the meeting, RK Singh asked Rajasthan Energy Minister, Kalla, to further improve the power sector in the state. The Union Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh, in continuation of his second term in the Modi government, met with the Energy Minister of Rajasthan, BD Kalla, in New Delhi and assured him of all possible support […]

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News Flash. No Disruptions in Renewables Ministry, as R.K. Singh Retains Portfolio

With the final list of ministers and their allocations finally out, the Indian renewable energy industry would have heaved a sigh of relief to see that no major faces are being changed. Shri R.K. Singh, who was handling the MNRE Ministry and Power Ministry earlier too, comes back as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) […]

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