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Power Ministry Yields; Proposes Net-Metering Limit of 500 kW

After yielding to the representations received from the industry, the Power Ministry has proposed increasing the net-metering cap to 500 kW. The Ministry of Power had notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on December 31, 2020, under section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003. And since its release, the provision of net metering […]

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RERC Yields to Objections, Extends Net-Metering Benefits Till June 30

RERC has now announced that all rooftop solar Net-Metering agreements upto June 30, 2021, will be honoured for their contract durations. The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has announced that after receiving comments and objections from stakeholders on its draft Regulations for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems, 2020, it will now work again on […]

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Renewables not Coal & Gas Should be Focus of Vietnam’s Latest PDP: IEEFA

Vietnam’s draft PDP8 has failed to acknowledge the need of developing a more flexible system that can accommodate a changing technology mix Vietnam’s recently published draft power development plan for 2021-2030 (PDP8) has failed to acknowledge the importance of developing a more flexible system that can accommodate a changing technology mix, according to a new report from […]

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Perceived Risk of Investment in Indian Solar Market Cited in UNDP HDR

The latest edition of the UNDP HDR cited the case of India to explain the disparity in renewable investments around the world The latest edition of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) cited the case of India to explain the disparity in the investments made in renewable energy amongst lower-middle-income and […]

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British Govt Planning for More Clean Energy in Next Round of CfD Scheme

The British Government has set out its next steps towards a green industrial revolution with ambitious plans for the next round of its flagship renewables support scheme. The British Government has set out its next steps towards a green industrial revolution with ambitious plans for the next round of its flagship renewables support scheme. The […]

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IRENA Bats for Energy Transition Policies to maximise Socio-economic Benefits

COVID-19 has put a lot of pressure on the energy sector, but renewable energy has been shown to be resilient, providing clean, reliable, easy to mobilise and cost-effective energy solutions. IRENA’s ‘Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality’ launched earlier this year shows that a recovery focused on the renewable-based energy transition path […]

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Policies for An Atmanirbhar Energy Sector

As India moves towards a new paradigm of ‘AtmaNirbhar’ Bharat, our energy security is a key component of this new resolve. The Prime Minister has already given pride of place to solar power, describing it as ‘sure, pure and secure’. But there is a lot more to our energy policy that requires a converted effort […]

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