Piyush Goyal

Consultative Committee Attached to Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy Meets

The Consultative Committee meeting started with a presentation on PGCIL by its Chairman and Managing Director, Shri I.S.Jha. The presentation gave an overview of areas of operation of PGCIL, initiatives being undertaken like Development of National Grid, Green Energy Corridors for Renewables, SAARC Grid. The Consultative Committee attached to Ministries of Power and New & […]

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Subsidy of Rs. 246.84 crore disbursed under Decentralized Distributed Generation in last three years Piyush Goyal

Under the Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), electricity access is provided to all the villages/habitations where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective including those situated in backward and remote areas of the country.  This includes mini grids and standalone systems. The Minister of State For Power, Coal, New & […]

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Implementation of Bio-Fuel Scheme

For the development of Biofuels, a National Policy on Biofuels has been announced in the year 2009. The Government, is implementing the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which, Oil Marketing Companies sell ethanol blended petrol with percentage of ethanol up to 10% as per BIS specifications, depending upon its availability. This was stated by […]

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World Bank Loan for Solar Projects

World Bank financing of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks has been planned by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. The World Bank loan is proposed to flow to the interested Solar Power Park Developers (SPPDs) through IREDA. This […]

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PPAs signed for first Wind Auction totalling 1050 MW

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s first Wind Auction Scheme here today. The PPAs were signed between PTC India […]

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DRAGON’S EYE on LION’S PIE

Alright! It gave mostly new narratives to apprehend the ‘Solar’ relation between India and China.The then thought China’s shabby rural-oriented solar program in the 1990s today throws an incremental progression amid the western economic powers. What can be more assertive to say that China is today global leader has divulged as the world’s largest renewable […]

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Varanasi to Turn into India’s First Green City

Piyush Goyal’s visit to Germany has helped the ministry to work on the plans to make Varanasi into India’s First Truly Green City. The Government of India is planning to initiate a new plan to reduce the carbon footprints of Varanasi. On the anvil are solar power generation plants and green energy initiatives to reduce […]

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Piyush Goyal launches POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal and Web Portal ‘MERIT’

The information available on the POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal regarding weather forecast shall help State Discoms to take pro-active steps regarding short term and medium term management processes and supply planning requirements and also for better planning for infrastructure availability to ensure cost effective and reliable supply. Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister […]

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