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.
In the last two years, only 15 percent of India’s annual installed wind energy manufacturing capacity of 10 gigawatts (GW) has been utilised, according to the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturer’s Association (IWTMA).
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has cancelled proposals submitted by 50-odd private companies seeking Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for their small hydro power projects.
Moreover, this MNRE and GIZ-backed program will be implemented in four states i.e. – Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir along with two Union Territories – Daman and Diu; and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified guidelines for import of secondary cells and batteries of lead-acid and nickel-based chemistries for use in solar PV power projects.
In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others.
The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has asked the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to follow the latest competitive bidding guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for procurement from solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for performance testing of batteries (lead-acid and nickel-based chemistry type) for mandatory registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a new circular which states that the third edition of global renewable energy investors’ meet and expo will be held in New Delhi/NCR from 3-5 October 2019.
To incentivise production of solar power in the state, the cabinet has approved amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017 where small and large prosumers (consumers and producers of solar power) will receive 50% subsidy