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MNRE Urges SERCs to Allow Online Petition Listing, Start Hearing via Video Conferencing

In order to provide support to the renewable sector in regularizing the matters at SERCs and to safeguard the ongoing investment in the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has requested all the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to consider allowing filing and listing of petitions online and hear urgent matters through […]

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PM Stresses on Attracting Private Investments for Power Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday emphasized the need for enforcement of contracts effectively in order to attract private investments for the ailing power sector. He said during a detailed meeting held on the power sector with his team of Ministers. Prime Minister also took stock of the impact of the coronavirus. Narendra Modi also […]

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CERC Extends Validity of RECs till October 31, 2020

Power sector regulator CERC has ordered the extension of validity of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) till October 31, 2020. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in its order stated that the validity of RECs which expired or are likely to expire between April 01, 2020, and September 30, 2020, is extended up to October 31, […]

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Govt Closes Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II amid Covid-19 Outbreak

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak across the country, the government has decided to close the second phase of its Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) effective from April 01, 2020. The move came after the government decided not to operate MPLADS for two years i.e. for 2020-2021 and 2021-22 and in this regard, a circular was […]

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MNRE Grants Blanket Extension for RE Projects amid Lockdown

With an aim to provide relief to renewable energy (RE) stakeholders amid lockdown due to Covid-19, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has granted an extension of time for RE projects equivalent to the period of lockdown plus 30 days additional blanket extension. Saurenergy had shared  this information following our coverage of MNRE […]

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Govt Working to Bring Round-the-Clock Power Supply in J&K in 2 Years: RK Singh

The central government is aiming to provide round the clock power supply to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Power Minister RK Singh has said. The Central government is aiming to provide round the clock (RTC) electricity supply to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Union Minister for Power and New and […]

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KUSUM Scheme Expanded in new Budget to Cover 20 Lakh Farmers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the expansion of PM KUSUM Scheme under which 20 lakh farmers will now be provided with funds to set up standalone solar pumps. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2019, while presenting the latest budget has announced the expansion of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM […]

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TERI Suggests Key Allocations and Policy Signals for Union Budget

TERI has presented its suggestions for key allocations and policy signals before the government rolls out the Union Budget For The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), green is the only way to go as it has presented its suggestions for key allocations and policy signals before the government rolls out the Union Budget on February […]

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