Power Ministry

UP’s Biggest Solar Power Plant Sets up via Transparent Auction: Govt

The plant, built at a cost of around Rs 528 crore, will generate 13 crore units of electricity per annum. The government said the biggest solar power plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been set up via a transparent bidding process under the solar park scheme of the Ministry of New and […]

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Don’t Grant Loans to Huge Loss Making Discoms, says RK Singh to REC, PFC

He said that many distribution companies have been making heavy transmission and distribution (T&D) losses and it may be difficult for them to repay the loans. In a review meeting, the Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh has directed the two financing arms of the Power Ministry […]

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Exicom Installs AC & DC EV Charging Station at Power Ministry Premises

After the successful tender of 10000 electric cars last year, the demand for e-vehicle constantly rising across various departments of the Union and state governments, says R K Singh. In a move to develop EV charging points across the country, Gurgaon-headquartered Exicom has installed AC & DC electric vehicle (EV) charging station at Ministry of […]

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Govt Extends Transmission Charge Waiver Period for Solar Projects Till March 2022

The waiver will be available to these projects for 25 years from the date of commissioning provided the developers sign power purchase agreements with entities, including discoms, for sale of power for compliance of their renewable purchase obligation.     The government has extended the window to avail waiver of inter-state power transmission charges and […]

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Power Ministry Proposes Compensation for Grid Curtailment, to Benefit Renewable Energy Sector

“If the proposal is adopted it will protect the cash flows to an extent from grid curtailments and also ensure a favourable operational environment for renewable energy projects. It will also be positive for wind and solar energy developers,” The government has proposed a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects, which will protect the […]

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Solar Energy Can Add Value To Poverty Alleviation Efforts: Piyush Goyal

Solar energy can help in poverty alleviation programmes as it can provide income to a large number of people having land but no income from it Power Minister Piyush Goyal at World Future Energy Summit 2017 in Abu Dhabi said Solar energy can help in poverty alleviation programmes as it can provide income to a […]

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Year-End Review – Ministry of Power

In view of the growing need of the Indian Economy, Government of India has embarked upon a massive programme to provide 24×7 power across the country by 2019. After the completion of half of its term, the Government has achieved many important milestones in the Power sector. Special focus has also been given to North East by giving […]

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Think out of the Box, Ideate and Innovate: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines during the Ministerial review meeting of senior officers said “Work Cross Functional, think beyond these four Ministries and imbibe best practices, novel innovations and ideas so as to perform to the best of your potential.” The Minister while noting […]

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