Ministry of Power

SECI Invites Bids For 1200 MW ISTS Solar Projects With 600 MWh ESS

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently released an e-tender inviting bids for a 1200 MW ISTS-connected solar PV power project of 600 MW/1200 MWh Energy Storage Systems (ESS). SECI issued the tender under the Ministry of Power (MoP) guidelines for a tariff-based competitive bidding process. The tender was issued for, long-term procurement of electricity from grid-connected Solar PV power […]

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IndiGrid Wins 360 MWh BESS Project In Gujarat Awarded By GUVNL

Mumbai-based IndiGrid, an Indian power sector infrastructure investment trust (InvIT), recently announced that it has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). IndiGrid received this letter to design, supply, test, install, commission, operate, and maintain a 180 MW / 360 MWh Battery Energy Storage System project (BESS) in Gujarat. […]

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Govt Asks States To Align With Green Open Access Rule 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently issued directives for all states and union territories emphasizing on the implementation of amended electricity rules that aimed at promoting green energy open access. The Ministry of Power (MoP) in its notification released on 12th February 2024 in its notification, gave the directive to states to align with the […]

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PGCIL Approves Rs. 655.75 Cr. Investment For Two Transmission Projects

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) recently announced the approval of two investment projects worth Rs. 655.75 crores by its board of directors. The project included the implementation of unified load dispatch and communication (ULDC) phase III (SCADA/EMS upgradation project –northern region SLDCs) at an estimated cost of Rs 514.66 crore. The committee of […]

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Average Power Supply In Rural India Touched 20.6 Hours: RK Singh

The Ministry of Power (MoP) data on power availability within the power sector showcased a growth trend in 2023. Union Power Minister RK Singh said that several reforms in the power sector brought several positive results, including reduced AT&C (Aggregate Technical and Commercial) losses.  “The AT&C losses in the power sector went down to 15.41% (provisional) […]

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No Need For Feasibility Reports For Rooftop Solar Below 10kw: Draft Rule

The Ministry of Power, in its latest draft notification, has proposed amending the electricity rules for rooftop solar. As per the latest draft rule, the authorities will remove the requirement to undertake technical feasibility studies for rooftop solar projects below 10 kilowatts (KW). The new draft rules, named Electricity (Rights of Consumers Second Amendment) Rules […]

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Govt Amends Bidding Norms To Ease Early Starting Of Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power recently notified a new resolution to amend the norms for tariff-based bidding process for procurement of wind power from the wind energy generators in the country. The new resolution paved the way for early clean energy production and distribution commencement.  Earlier in 2023, the ministry had issued guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding processes […]

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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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MoP Warns States Against Levying Charges On Power Generation

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has now issued an order asking states to not levy any additional charges on the generation of electricity from any source ranging from hydropower, thermal to renewable. The ministry even termed the events as “unconstitutional and illegal”.  “It has come to the notice of the Government of India that some State Governments […]

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