Power Minister

Power Minister Iterates Plan To Overhaul Regulation, Enforcement Soon

India’s power ministry is pushing for an overhaul of electricity regulation and enforcement of contracts in order to stem losses of the state-run distribution companies that have burdened the sector. On solar imports, plans afoot to draw up a list of approved manufacturers for allowing imports. The weak financial condition of distribution companies hurts their […]

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IEA Chief Calls on RK Singh to Discuss Clean Energy Transition

Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of IEA called on R K Singh to discuss matters pertaining to the advancements in cleaner energy and transportation. Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) called on R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) to discuss matters […]

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Subsidies in Power Sector Should be Routed via DBT: RK Singh

The Power Minister said, center is ready to provide more funds if needed for infrastructure creation and the states meeting their targets speedily will be incentivized. The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R. K. Singh said that subsidies in power sector should be routed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). While addressing the Conference of […]

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R K Singh Asks States to Speed Up Work under Saubhagya; Assures All Possible Support

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon. The Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has discussed the progress of work under Saubhagya, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in a ‘Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting’ with the secretaries of power/ energy […]

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Will Bring the Entire Maharashtra Under Solar Power: Minister

Chandrashekhar Bavankule was speaking after the total demands of Rs 8,240 crore for power ministry were passed in the House. In a significant development, Maharashtra Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bavankule today told the Legislative Assembly that his department would try to bring the entire state under solar power. Chandrashekhar Bavankule was speaking after the total demands […]

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MNRE Leads from the Front to Push Solar Sector

The latest move by MNRE should be seen at a time when India had failed to comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on solar power. The government of India, through its MNRE, seems to have woken up by issuing the latest amendments to accelerate the growth of the solar photovoltaic sector. The recent […]

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“India invites all Nations to partner in the endeavour to harness Clean Energy and Save the Planet”, says Shri R.K. Singh

Power Minister chairs Curtain Raiser Ceremony for Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet and Expo (RE-Invest 2017) and Founding Ceremony of ISA Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy (NRE), Shri R.K. Singhchaired a Curtain Raiser ceremony, held here today, to inform that the 2nd edition of the Global Renewable Energy […]

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Piyush Goyal emphasizes on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing

The government’s main thrust would be to promote indigenous manufacturing of high quality solar equipments, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said India is looking forward to increase the capacity of renewable energy in the power sector to 225 Giga Watts by 2022, the government’s main thrust would be to promote indigenous manufacturing of high quality […]

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Kerala to generate 400 MW of solar power to meet the power crisis

The State government of Kerala is planning to generate 100 MW power from hydro-electric projects in three years and start 400 MW from solar plants to overcome the power crisis in the region. Answering to the demands for grants for power in the Assembly, Power Minister Kadakampally Surendran mentioned that a course of action had […]

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