Power Min Proposal For Phasedown of Thermal To Allow for 30 GW of Renewables Could face States Roadblock

In its latest initiative to support renewables growth and allow for an orderly exit from thermal power, India’s power ministry has proposed a phasedown of 58,000 million units of thermal generation across 81 thermal power stations spread across the central, state and private sectors. The idea is to allow such a phased reduction to allow […]

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Fresh CERC Regulations For RE Certificates for RE Market Development

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) released on May 9 a set of regulations for development of renewable energy market through renewable energy certificates, holding back the date of enforcement. The National Load Despatch Centre remains the mandated Central Agency to enforce a host of regulations like (i) registration of eligible entities, (ii) developing a […]

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Jharkhand Seeks Bidders To Conduct Topography Survey For 80 MW Solar

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for the engagement of agency for conducting topography survey, geo-technical investigation and hydrological study for an upcoming 80 MW solar park at four different locations namely at Deoghar, Simdega, Palamu and Garhwa in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) is the state agency mandated to […]

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GRIDCO Will Buy 200MW Solar Power from NTPC

Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), a public sector undertaking of Odisha State Government has signed a Power Sale Agreement (PSA) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Bhubaneswar for the purchase of clean energy. The official statement of GRIDCO reads that under the Power Sale Agreement, GRIDCO will procure 200 MW of solar power at […]

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MoP Launches Fresh Version of Scheme For Bundling Thermal with Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has repealed its scheme on bundling thermal/hydro power plants with standalone renewable energy projects, substituting it with a fresh scheme. In November, 2021, MoP issued the ‘Scheme for Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal/Hydro Power Stations through bundling with Renewable Energy and Storage Power’ to comprehensively cover replacement of […]

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As Power minister R.K. Singh responds to Telangana CM KCR, power reforms at risk?

In a release yesterday, the Press Information Bureau(PIB), on behalf of the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has carried a strong rebuttal from Power Minister R.K. Singh, of statements ascribed to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR). R.K. Singh has termed as a ‘lie’, a claim attributed to KCR, that the central […]

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Dalmia Cement Promises Rs 250 Cr Solar Plant In Jharkhand

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, which had earlier become the first cement company to join RE100 – a global collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power, has committed to a Rs 250 crore investment in a solar plant to supply power to a planned additional grinding unit in the state. […]

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