MNRE Seeking Feedback On Draft Scheme For Supply Of Round-The-Clock Power From Renewable Energy To Be Bundled With Coal Power
Sunday, 05 Jan 2020
India's MNRE, headed by RK Singh (in the picture), believes bundling of cheaper renewable energy with expensive coal power can bring down overall cost of power supplied to buying utilities and allow for higher penetration of renewable energy in the country.
MNRE: Over 31.7 GW Cumulative Solar PV Capacity Installed In India Till October 2019, 15 GW To Be Tendered Between 2019-20 & 2020-21
Monday, 02 Dec 2019
Under its National Solar Mission, India wants to achieve 100 GW of solar PV capacity by 2022. Till the end of October 2019, its aggregate installed capacity exceeded only over 31.7 GW.
Solar & Wind Power Plants Awarded Through Competitive Bidding Process & Commissioned Till December 31, 2022 Exempt From Paying ISTS Charges & Losses, Says Indian Power Ministry
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
Soon after India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued a clarification regarding the official date to achieve its renewable energy target of 175 GW, which was extended to December 31, 2022, the Power Ministry has also extended the ISTS waiver period till the same date for all solar and wind power projects commissioned till then.
Installation Of Additional DC Solar Capacity Beyond Contracted AC Capacity In India To Be Decided By Solar Power Project Developers: MNRE Clarifies
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
India’s MNRE has issued a formal clarification stating that the decision to install additional solar DC capacity for a solar power project is the prerogative of the developer.
SECI Dishes Out 960 MW Solar Capacity Under ISTS Phase-VI To ReNew Power, Avaada Energy, Masaya Solar & Tata Power, Says Mercom; MNRE Wants 5 GW Solar VGF Program Evaluated By Independent Consultant
Friday, 01 Nov 2019
The Indian government has issued a tender to assess the effectiveness of its 5 GW VGF scheme for solar PV deployment with the help of an independent consultant. Meanwhile SECI has declared winners for its 1.2 GW ISTS-VI solar tender.
MNRE Sets Record Straight For Renewable Energy Target Achievement Date For India: 175 GW Will Be Aimed To Be Accomplished By December 31, 2022
Monday, 14 Oct 2019
The Government of India has issued a clarification regarding its targeted date for achieving its renewable energy goal by the year 2022.
Indian Cabinet Approves INR 85.8 Billion ($1.2 Billion) VGF For 12 GW Grid Connected Solar Power Projects For Government Consumption Under CPSU Phase II Using Domestically Manufactured PV Cells & Modules
Sunday, 10 Feb 2019
MNRE had proposed using locally manufactured solar products to set up 12 GW of solar power capacity through CPSUs as part of its plan to encourage the domestic manufacturing industry in December 2017. Now the cabinet has approved the proposal.
With Over 5 GW Solar Power Installed In Karnataka, India’s Cumulative Grid Interactive Solar Power Capacity Till December 2018 Reached 25.21 GW: MNRE
Sunday, 27 Jan 2019
Chasing a 10 GW target for ground mounted solar installations in FY 2018-19 and 1 GW of rooftop solar, India has quite some way to go. It reached only over 32% of the target until December 2018, according to MNRE data.
Sole Bid For India’s 5 GW Manufacturing Linked 10 GW Solar PV Project Tender By Azure Power Rejected; Government To Re-Issue Tender: Media
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
Almost every Indian solar player, including project developers and manufacturing companies, stayed away from the 5 GW manufacturing linked solar project tender of SECI, except for Azure Power. But the government has rejected its bid.
India’s Solar Power Capacity Accounted For 7.46% Share In Country’s Total Installed Power Capacity; Coal Still Dominates, But Renewables Increase Steadily
Friday, 02 Nov 2018
Even as wind power continues to lead the share of renewables in the India’s total electricity mix, solar is slowly gaining shares.
SECI Receives Instructions From MNRE To Cap Utility Scale Solar Power Tariffs At INR 2.50/kWh Sans Safeguard Duty; And At INR 2.68 /kWh With Safeguard Duty
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Mercom believes fixing maximum tariff levels for utility scale solar power projects may not be a good idea for developers as such caps do not take into account changing market needs.
Power Ministry of India Directs Central Electricity Regulatory Commission To Speed Up Implementation Of ‘Pass Through’ Option For Power Companies To Ensure Electricity Market Sustainability
Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018
Minister for Power in India, RK Singh, also heading the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has addressed the issues being faced by solar power generators in getting a ‘pass through option’ cleared through a letter to the regulator.
Ministry Of New & Renewable Energy Issues Guidelines Suggesting Timetable To Be Followed For Solar Power Project Tendering To Avoid Distortion Of Market
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
MNRE headed by Minister RK Singh (standing) in India is hoping following a tender timetable for solar PV projects will help in its targeted roadmap for 30 GW of PV capacity each to be tendered for the current FY as well as for the next (Photo Credit:.
Indian MNRE Head RK Singh Says Ladakh Holds 35 GW Solar Potential; Now He Plans To Launch Single Tender Of 25 GW With Storage & Deliverables In Una District
Friday, 10 Aug 2018
With only 21.6 GW of total installed solar power capacityat the end of March 2018, Indian government needs to hurry to reach its 100 GW solar goal by 2022.
India Extends Date For Self-Certification By Module Manufacturers To September 4, 2018; Production Capacities Below 50 MW Exempted From BIS Certification For 2 Years
Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018
India's MNRE, headed by RK Singh (in the middle), has responded to the requests from the solar industry which asked for more time to comply with the new solar module quality control order.
India’s Ministry Of New & Renewable Energy To Auction 30 GW Solar & 10 GW Wind Power Capacity Annually Till 2028 For 490 GW Renewable Energy By 2030
Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018
Previously, the government had shared a roadmap for PV auctions till 2020 according to which 30 GW of PV is to be auctioned during FY 2018-19 and 2019-20.
India’s Ministry Of New & Renewable Energy Receives Green Signal To Implement Phase-III Of Off-Grid And Decentralized PV Applications
Friday, 08 Jun 2018
India will implement Phase-III of its Off-Grid and Decentralized PV Application Program, which targets an additional 118 MW of off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020.
SECI To Implement Scheme For 2.5 GW ISTS Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects To Support National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (in the pic) has approved the 2.5 GW wind-solar hybrid power scheme. SECI is now obliged to issue request for selection (RfS) documents within 15 days.
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