Piyush Goyal

India’s Solar Energy Capacity Grows by Record 5525 MW

The latest figures provided by MNRE shows that India has gained a tremendous growth in solar energy capacity by a record 5525.98 MW. According to the latest figures provided by the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), the FY 2016-17 saw India’s solar energy capacity grow by a record 5525.98 MW, while India had […]

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Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura join UDAY

Further, the States of Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura also joined the scheme for operational improvement of the States’ Power Distribution Departments. With this the total count of States/UTs under UDAY reaches 26. State of Kerala and Kerala State Electricity Board Limited exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) […]

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Piyush Goyal reiterates India’s commitments to combat Climate Change at the ‘World Conference on Environment 2017’

Piyush Goyal noted that the largest loss experienced due to climate change is to the poorest and the underprivileged section of the society Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, addressing an august gathering at the ‘World Conference on Environment 2017’ said that such conferences are […]

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India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be from Renewable Energy: Piyush Goyal

“India’s renewable energy programme is a great example of how you can do big by thinking big.” Power Minister Piyush Goyal today at Take Pride event organized by CII said that India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be from renewable energy. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to say that 60-65 per […]

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Upendra Tripathy Appointed as Full Time Interim Director General of International Solar Alliance

Minister for Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs Government of France and India’s Union Minister for Power and Renewable Energy have jointly appointed Upendra Tripathy Full Time Interim Director General of ISA. Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India and Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister for Environment, […]

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India’s solar capacity to hit 20GW mark in next 15 months: Piyush Goyal

“India could not have completely focused on Making in India’ in the last three years as being in the nascent stage, its solar power sector needed technological and financial boost from abroad to rapidly expand its horizons,” The installed solar power capacity in India is expected to double from 10GW to 20GW in next 15 […]

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Four Sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams to mitigate Cyber Security Threats in Power Systems

Cyber security in power systems, four Sectoral CERTs, CERT (Transmission), CERT (Thermal), CERT (Hydro) and CERT (Distribution) have also been formed to coordinate with power utilities. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, PiyushGoyal, in a written reply to a question on steps taken for reducing vulnerability of […]

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India’s Solar Capacity Grows Over 3 Folds to 10,000 Megawatt in Three Years

India has crossed 10 GW of Solar power capacity, which is more than 3 times increase in less than 3 years. India’s solar power generation capacity has crossed 10,000 megawatt (MW), a more than three-time jump in less than three years as government pushes for renewable energy sources to meet galloping demand. The milestone came […]

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