In order to achieve the renewable energy target of 175 GW by the year 2022, the major programmes/ schemes on implementation of Solar Park, Solar Defence Scheme, Solar scheme for CPUs Solar PV power plants on Canal Bank and Canal Tops, Solar Pump, Solar Rooftop etc have been launched during the last two years.
As the year draws to an end, EnergyInfraPost.com takes a close look at the year round initiatives and achievements of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
With a clear focus on clean energy and a special focus on renewables, India has added 14,300 MW of 14.3 GW RE capacity in less than two and a half years of announcing its Renewable Energy program.
Largest Rooftop Tender to be Launched by SECI, Expected to give a Big Boost to Rooftop Solar Power Generation Segment.
As a step towards fulfillment of the Government of India’s target for installation of 40 GW rooftop solar power plants by the year 2022, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender of 1000 MW capacity for development of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity for Central Government Ministries/Departments.
Government has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) document gives a roadmap to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources. In addition, for promotion of Renewable Energy, Government has amended the National Tariff Policy for electricity in January 2016. By this amendment several provisions for promotion of renewable energy have been made.
Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines on December 1 shared details in the lower house of the Parliament of the plan to achieve 100 GW of solar capacity installation by 2022 under various schemes.
NTPC shall be setting up Solar Power projects of 50 MW capacity with Battery Energy Storage System at different locations in Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as part of its Green Commitment.
India’s largest power company, NTPC Ltd has signed an memmorandum of understanding with the Union Territory Andaman and Nicobar to set up 50 MW Solar Power Projects with Battery Energy Storage System at Port Blair.
Empowering Indian farmers through innovative solutions. Goyal announces setting up of dedicated small solar power projects to run agri-pumps
After meeting their power requirement for agricultural use, the farmers will be able to sell or feed the remaining power out of these solar units into the grid. States have agreed in-principle to this idea mooted by Goyal at the two-day state power minister’s conference at Vadodara in Gujarat.
In line with his government’s focus for the agricultural sector and providing continuous innovative solutions to the Indian farmers, Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday announced a new initiative under which the government would aid the setting up of small solar power units by farmers to exclusively power their agricultural pump sets.
States Agree In Principle To Bring Hydro Power Projects Under Renewable Energy Fold, Proposal To Soon Go For Cabinet Approval
Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) have been asked to work out a mechanism in which the small hydro power projects (presently lying stressed and stalled in the country) can be resolved and identify those which are viable for being re-started.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that “by and large a consensus has been made with the states that hydro power should be declared as renewable power and a seperate renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for hydro should be set up. A new proposal will be worked out for the Cabinet with required amendments to India’s long term renewable energy goals.
Piyush Goyal To Take Stock of Implementation of Power Schemes and Programs by States at 2-Day State Power Ministers Conference
To be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, the conference is being held on the sidelines of the International Energy Conference-SWITCH Global Expo organized by Government of Gujarat from 06th to 10th October, 2016 at Vadodara.
In order to review the implementation of various ongoing schemes and programmes and deliberate on a host of issues pertaining to Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines sectors, a two-day conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy & Mines of States & Union Territories will be held on 7th & 8th of October in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi undertook review of the infrastructure sectors and noted that there has been phenomenal progress in several key sectors, including renewable energy, and railways.