MNRE to hold brainstorming session on renewable energy

MNRE to hold brainstorming session on renewable energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is holding a brainstorming session for all stakeholders in the renewable energy sector amid a slowdown in commissioning of such projects mainly due to differences between the government and developers over issues such as ceiling tariffs and land acquisition.

The ‘chintan baithak’ — the first of its kind organised by the ministry — will be held on May 7 at the Ficci auditorium in Delhi, MNRE secretary Anand Kumar told ET. Development issues relating to solar, wind, biomass and small hydro segments of renewable energy would be discussed, he said.

“We will discuss how to kick start manufacturing of solar equipment in India,” Kumar said. “We are also keen to enhance wind manufacturing so that will be brought up as well.”

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