The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program. This government program aims to set up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects for self-use or use by government entities.
As reported previously by Mercom, the second phase of this program received the President’s approval in March 2019. According to a previous notification by the government, the implementation of this program is expected to create an investment of ₹480 billion (~$6.70 billion) and provide direct employment to 60,000 people for about one year in pre-commissioning phase and 18,000 people for the next 25 years during the operation and maintenance period. Read More
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