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.

States Agree In Principle To Bring Hydro Power Projects Under Renewable Energy Fold, Proposal To Soon Go For Cabinet Approval

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.

Bio-Fuel business in India to grow from Rs 6500 crore to Rs 1 lakh crore in 10 yrs

Large potential of growth for bio-fuels in the country to grow from present Rs. 6500 crore to Rs. 1 lakh crore in the next 10 years.

Bio-Fuel business in India to grow from Rs 6500 crore to Rs 1 lakh crore in 10 yrs

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan along with the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, Mines and RE, Piyush Goyal jointly addressed a gathering in the capital at the National Conference on the World Bio-Fuel Day.

Renewable Energy On A Rise in India: 33029.39 MU Wind Power & 7447.92 MU Solar Power Generated During 2015-16

Renewable Energy On A Rise in India: 33029.39 MU Wind Power & 7447.92 MU Solar Power Generated During 2015-16

A capacity addition target of 4000 MW and 12000 MW has been proposed for generation of electricity by wind and solar respectively during 2016-17 and a total of 315 MW have been installed under Solar Roof top Scheme. Power generated from these projects is being used for both domestic and captive use.

Share of Clean Renewable Energy On A Rise in India’s Basket of Power Projects

Share of Clean Renewable Energy On A Rise in India’s Basket of Power Projects

With due focus on solar and wind projects, the percentage of Renewable Energy in India’s Total Power Generation has also seen a consistent increase from 4.97% in 2012-13 to about 5.7%, as on February, 2016, India’s Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal told the Rajya Sabha on May […]

Govt’s LED Bulbs UJALA scheme will see annual savings of over Rs 42,000 crore in consumers electricity bills by 2019

Govt’s LED Bulbs UJALA scheme will see annual savings of over Rs 42,000 crore in consumers electricity bills by 2019

Aiming an annual reduction in electricity bills of Indian consumers by over Rs 42,000 crore, Union power, coal and renewable energy minister, Piyush Goyal intends to provide energy efficient lighting, covering the entire country by 2019 and distribute 77 crore LED bulbs under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme. As of […]

Piyush Goyal Launches ‘UJALA’ Scheme in Madhya Pradesh. 3 Crore LED Bulbs to be Distributed in Next 6 Months in the State

Piyush Goyal Launches ‘UJALA’ Scheme in Madhya Pradesh. 3 Crore LED Bulbs to be Distributed in Next 6 Months in the State

Government of India’s National LED programme – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched today in Madhya Pradesh by Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, at a function held in Bhopal. The scheme is being implemented by […]

Goyal Achieves A Major Milestone : Distributes 10 Crore Led Bulbs Across India With Annual Savings of Rs 5000 cr to Consumers On Electricity Bills

Goyal Achieves A Major Milestone : Distributes 10 Crore Led Bulbs Across India With Annual Savings of Rs 5000 cr to Consumers On Electricity Bills

In a move that will see an annual reduction in consumers electricity bills by Rs 5,195 crore, India’s Power, coal and RE Minister Piyush Goyal achieved a major milestone on April 26 as he achieved distribution of over 10 crore LED bulbs across the country. The distribution of LED bulbs is being done under the […]