RK Singh

RPO Fines Will Lead to Exponentially High Demand: RK Singh

The increase in fines for non-compliance of RPO to up to Rs 1 per KWh of the shortfall would lead to a huge rise in demand, RK Singh has said. The increase in fines for non-compliance of renewable energy purchase obligations (RPO) to up to Rs 1 per kilowatt-hour (KWh) of the shortfall would lead […]

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With Phased Duties on Solar Imports, Government Hopes for Orderly Transition

At his press conference today, Power Minister R.K. Singh confirmed that duties, possibly starting at 25 percent, will be imposed on module imports from August 1. He wasn’t absolutely certain on duties for cell imports, but indicated they would be treated at a lower rate, possibly 15 percent. It is also not clear if customs […]

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RK Singh Asks Discoms to Submit Monthly Report on Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Program

The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh directed power distribution companies (Discoms) and State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) to submit the monthly status of implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar program. The move came in the backdrop as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar programme […]

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MoP may Consider Extending ISTS Charges Waiver beyond 2022: RK Singh

RK Singh has said the MoP may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Union Power Minister RK Singh has said that the power ministry (MoP) may consider extending beyond 2022 the waiver of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects. Last year in November, the ministry had extended […]

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RTM Trading to Enable Efficient Price Discovery, Support Grid Balancing, Says ICRA

The recent launch of the real-time market (RTM) for power trading likely to lead to efficient price discovery in the power trading market, said a leading credit rating agency, ICRA. On the other hand, it will also enable power distribution utilities (Discoms) and the open-access consumers to bid for electricity within 1 hour of the […]

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RK Singh Kicks Off ‘#iCommit’ Campaign to Unite All Stakeholders

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh have launched the ‘#iCommit’ initiative, giving a clarion call to all stakeholders and individuals to continue moving towards energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability to create a robust and resilient energy system in future. RK Singh has launched the campaign, through video conference in New Delhi, […]

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RK Singh Unveils Real Time Market in Electricity; India Now in Few Global Markets

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh have launched the pan-India Real-Time Market (RTM) in electricity, placing India amongst a league of few electricity markets in the world having such system. RK Singh has launched the RTM through video conference in New Delhi, on Wednesday. On explaining the significance of the RTM, RK […]

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Power Producers Seek Payment of Rightful Dues to IPPs from MP Govt

The Association of Power Producers (APP) in a written letter has urged Power Minister RK Singh to advise Madhya Pradesh (MP) government to again consider its decision of denying payment of rightful dues of independent power producers (IPPs). According to the letter, quoted PTI, “on behalf of independent power producers (IPPs), we request your intervention […]

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