R.K Singh

MNRE Continues To Bat For Renewable Energy. Will It Be Enough?

Continuing with its quick moves, after every such incident, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified again that distribution companies that do not honour their power purchase agreements will be charged for ‘deemed generation.’ In other words, if they happen to curtail power from RE producers despite the instructions to treat them as ‘must […]

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Slow Progress in January 2020, Indicates MNRE Report to Cabinet

In it’s report for the month of January 2020, the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy has seen fit to highlight the following key points for the month of January 2020. The report is a document generated for each month, and supposed to be followed  by most ministries. MNRE, we are happy to share, is […]

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Budget 2020 and Renewables. An Evolving Story

In the longest budget speech in history, the Finance Minister , Ms Nirmala Sitharaman managed to find a mention of the renewable sector, especially solar, at the beginning, middle and end, as it turned out. While the mention in the beginning was for the energy needs of farmers and the role of solar power, the […]

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Economic Survey 2019-20. Opportunity Ignored?

The Economic Survey for 2019-20 was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today in parliament. The survey, which is taken as a useful indicator of government intent, though not always ability to take action, is notable for what it talks about, and perhaps worryingly, what it ignores. Thus, in a survey where there seems to […]

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As Cancellations Surge, India’s Solar ‘Pipeline’ Drying Up

News from the much celebrated 2 GW auction of NTPC in 2018, where top developers had bid for prices as low as Rs 2.59 is not good. 70 percent of the capacity won by developers, namely, Acme Solar, Shapoorji Pallonji, and Azure Power, have opted out of the deal, citing regulatory delays. The option of […]

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In India, Solar to Edge Ahead of Wind in 2020

Wind Energy, which had enjoyed a strong headstart in India, has been falling away, even as Solar catches up. 2020 will probably see total solar capacity overtake wind energy capacity in the country for the first time, ever. Wind Energy, which along with Solar Energy is expected to play a significant role for India to […]

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Power, Solar Sector, Discoms in Focus in Parliament. Here Is What Was Said.

The answers by Power Minister R.K. Singh in parliament yesterday, while placing on record the hard figures when it comes to the power sector and renewables, particularly solar power, also underscored the minister’s continued confidence in India meeting its renewable energy goals. We take a look at the key takeaways. The Saubhagya scheme, or the […]

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MNRE Hosts 2nd Assembly of ISA in New Delhi

The said Assembly meet is significant as it is the supreme decision making body of ISA, which provides directions on various administrative, financial and programme related issues. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is hosting the second Assembly of Gurugram-headquartered International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Thursday in New Delhi. However, the member consultation […]

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