Power Minister

Could KUSUM Deliver Crucial GW’s to Solar Target for 2022

India’s solar capacity target of 100 GW installations by 2022, which has been hit by multiple blows due to payments, policy, legal and finally the covid hurdle, has been up for speculation for some time now. While some of us observers have been predicting a miss since 2019, others have become more insistent about it […]

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MNRE Releases Updated ALMM List With 3 New Additions

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of approved manufacturers in its ALMM (Approved list of module manufacturers)  list. The List is effective August 17, 2021, with the certifications valid to August 16, 2023, or two years. While broadly in line with the previous list, the fresh list has […]

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Budget 2021. Why 24X7 Power For All, Tackling Discom Losses Is key

Hopes are once again high that the government will take a broom to clean up discom losses in some way, one of the most intractable issues for the power sector for decades now. As always, the present time remains the best time to do something about it. On January 29 morning, power minister R.K. Singh […]

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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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