R.K Singh

MNRE Clarifies No Plan To Cut Import Duty On Solar Panels

Following news reports that the government plans to cut import duty on solar panels, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has seen it fit to clarify that no such plans are in the offing. The news reports, carried by news agency Reuters as well as many Indian news outlets, had claimed that the […]

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Solar PLI Tranche 2 Allocations Released, 48 GW Of Domestic Manufacturing Capacity By 2025-26

The government of India has allocated 39600 MW of domestic Solar PV module manufacturing capacity under PLI (Tranche-II), or the Solar PLI scheme to incentivise domestic manufacturing. The PLI or Performance Linked Incentive scheme offers financial incentives to manufacturers for meeting specific milestones in sales, linked indirectly to capacity creation. The PLI (Tranche-II) is expected […]

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High Priced Power Portal Launched Formally To Tackle Summer Peaks

As reported earlier by SaurEnergy, the formal start of the high priced power regime has been started to combat the summer peaks in power supply. For the record, India’s February power demand was an all time high. Launching the High Price Day Ahead Market and Surplus Power Portal (PUShP) – an initiative to ensure greater […]

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Power Regulator CERC Appoints Jishnu Barua as Chairperson

Jishnu Barua has assumed charge of power regulator CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) as the Chairman. The newly appointed Chairperson was administered the oath by MNRE Minister R K Singh. Barua had been appointed to the post of the Chairperson on 27 February. He was the Chief Secretary of Assam from October 2020 to August […]

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In Double Delight For RE Developers, R.K. Singh Confirms ALMM Exemption, CERC Relaxes DSM Conditions

The Union Cabinet Minister and the Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh has confirmed that a 2 year exemption for buying exclusively from ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) will be coming for large renewable energy projects. Speaking at a conference, Singh, while taking credit for introducing the idea of expanding […]

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MNRE Minister Launches Green Energy Open Access Portal

In continuation of several initiatives to promote  clean and green energy by Government of India, the Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh has launched the Green Energy Open Access Portal today through video conferencing. The Minister of State for Power, Krishan Pal, also graced the occasion. Secretary (Power), Chairperson, […]

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