Sumant Sinha

The Risk In Renewables, And How To Reduce It

The Fourth Plenary session at REINVEST 2020 looked at the risks in investing in renewables in India, and ways to mitigate those risks. A panel with India’s leading renewable financiers, developers and global players narrowed down the key issues and some possible solutions. Pankaj Jain, Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, moderated […]

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The Case For Storage Is a Tough Sell At Reinvest 2020

RE-invest 2020’s session on battery storage, with a focus on innovation and sustainability, sent out mixed messages on the potential for, and need for battery storage in India. Thus, while some of the panelists drove home the point that long term storage was not really a requirement for India yet, considering the little gap between […]

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India Needs to Establish Value Chain to Boost Solar Equipment Manufacturing : Industry

Domestic manufacturing of solar equipment in India will need the support of a back-end supply chain that needs to be quickly established The plans for establishing domestic manufacturing of solar equipment in India will need the support of a back-end supply chain that will need to be quickly established, industry executives said. Sumant Sinha, chairman […]

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After 25 GW Capacity Target, Renew Power to Enter Cell Manufacturing

Update: Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Founder at Renew Power, has confirmed that the firm will be entering into manufacturing of solar cells, with  an initial capacity of 2000MW . Close on the heels of plans to grow total installed capacity to 25,000 MW in 5 years, comes a report in The Economic Times that Renew […]

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ReNew Power Inks Pact to Buy AI & ML Startup Climate Connect

With an aim to access energy management services, Gurugram-headquartered renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power has signed a definitive pact to acquire Regent Climate Connect Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd (Climate Connect), a specialist in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Startup Climate Connect was co-founded by Nitin Tanwar and Sanand Sule, alumni […]

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The Power Minister and Power Honchos In Virtual Open House. Report

At a virtual meet organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today, Shri R.K. Singh, Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy joined leaders from the power sector for a frank and open discussion on the key issues facing the sector. Broadcast live on Youtube, the discussion made for a great example of engagement […]

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Renewable Energy Industry Reacts to Rs 90k Cr Stimulus for Discoms

The recently announced infusion of liquidity worth Rs 90,000 crore to Discoms against their receivables has been well received by the industry. After PM Narendra Modi had announced a new Rs 20 trillion stimulus package in his recent messages to the public, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman came to the rescue of the power sector in […]

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Big Bang? 90K Crores Credit Line For Discoms in Stimulus Package

After the Prime Minister announced his Rs 20 trillion stimulus package yesterday, in the morning today, we had written about how lack of any strong, concrete measures to solve the discom mess in India would be a very disappointing outcome for the power sector. The good news is, the sector has been saved disappointment in […]

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For India’s Power Sector, A Simple Test To Evaluate The $266 billion Stimulus

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered yet another surprise, this time pleasant, in his 8 p.m address to the nation. The workaholic PM, whose evening addresses to the nation have achieved somewhat of a legendary status ever since the first big one delivered demonetisation in 2016, delivered one of his most enigmatic speeches, staying away […]

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