VP Naidu Urges States to Mandate Solar Power Installation

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday appealed to all states and local bodies to make solar rooftop plants, solar water heaters and rainwater harvesting mandatory for large buildings and government organizations while adopting model building by-laws. He further called upon large institutions and public sector organisations to strive towards sustainability in their operations by using […]

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Except Two, All Union Territories and Goa Fail to Meet RPO Targets FY21, Shows JERC’s Analysis

Except Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, all other union territories and Goa have failed to achieve their solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets, shows the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC)’s analysis of RPO targets for 2020-21 based on the data received from the regions under its jurisdiction. The full analysis can be accessed here. […]

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JERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Projects

JERC has issued the generic tariff applicable for renewable energy projects for the financial year 2019-20. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and the Union Territories has issued the generic tariff applicable for renewable energy projects for the financial year 2019-20. The commission has pointed out in its final order that […]

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SECI and Govt of Puducherry Sign PSA For 100 MW Wind Power

SECI announce an agreement with the Electricity Department of Puducherry for sourcing 100 MW of wind power. The Electricity Department of the Government of Puducherry has signed an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to source 100 MW of Wind Power. The new agreement will be slotted under the Union Territory’s Renewable […]

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Solar Charkha Mission Launched by President Ram Nath Kovind

The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) will cover 50 clusters under this mission and 400 to 2000 artisans will be employed by each cluster. To generate the employment in rural areas, and disburse a subsidy of Rs 550 crore to thousands of artisans, President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Solar Charkha Mission […]

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In a vivid viz-a-viz with Guru Inder Mohan Singh, Director & COO, Amplus Solar

“the industry reactions have varied from congratulatory messages to critiques analyzing the basis and impact of the INR 3 per unit tariff. We find these motivating and helpful in understanding the market“. Q. Recent bid of Rs 3 per unit to three states,has not gone down well with the industry. Please tell us how you […]

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Puducherry CM seems keen on Adoption of Innovative Renewable Energy Production Sources

Puducherry to adopt Innovative Renewable Energy to enhance saving of energy and green environment. Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy has said that the territorial administration was keen on conservation of energy and also adoption of innovative renewable energy production sources such as solar energy so that a green environment could be achieved for the people’s advantage. […]

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Solar power tariff hits all time low at Rs. 3 per unit

The solar tariff has fallen to an all—time low of Rs. 3 per unit, which was quoted by Amplus Energy Solutions in an auction for rooftop solar power conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).  “In a move that will offer the cheapest power from solar rooftop plants, Amplus Energy Solutions has won a […]

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Puducherry becomes the first UT to join “UDAY” scheme

The Union Territory of Puducherry joined the UDAY scheme (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) signing MoU with the Government of India for operational turnaround of the Union Territory’s Electricity Department. The MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed in presence of the Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy & Mines Piyush Goyal. […]

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