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MNRE should make 30-day extension for renewable energy more flexible, says industry

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to grant a 30-day extension for renewable energy (RE) projects is not sufficient and should be extended up to 90-180 days, as it would be difficult to meet the labour mobilisation and logistical challenges, according...

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Covid-19: 150 GW renewable energy projects at risk in Asia Pacific

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

Up to 150 Gigawatt (GW) of wind and solar power projects across the Asia Pacific could be delayed or cancelled over the next five years (2020–24) if the coronavirus-led recession extends beyond 2020. This is equivalent to pushing back the Asia Pacific renewables construction...

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Andhra Pradesh plans new export policy for renewable energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 21, 2020

The state government is planning to launch an export policy aimed at large-scale promotion of renewable energy projects. The policy will enable the state to export power without obligation to discoms, stated a statement by the energy department on Sunday. The projects will be...

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Renewable energy companies unlikely to restart construction post April 20

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

Construction of renewable energy projects is among the activities that the ministry of home affairs has permitted resumption of from April 20, but developers maintained it will be a while before they can do so. Whether or not sufficient labour will return to the site is the...

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Business rejig: PTC Financial Services to focus on new energy, sustainable segments

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2020

PTC Financial Services Ltd has restructured its business portfolio to lay focus on new energy and sustainable segments. It is evaluating some of the opportunities that will unfold once the Covid-19 pandemic situation settles down. Pawan Singh, Managing Director and CEO, PFS,...

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L&T bags 500 MW solar EPC contracts

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2020

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won large EPC orders on the domestic and international fronts to establish solar plants totaling more than 500 MW. The work for these grid-connected power plants also entails setting up related power evacuation and interconnection systems. In...

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Adani Green Energy generation capacity jumps 30 per cent to 2.5 GW in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2020

Clean energy firm Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) on Thursday said its power generation capacity saw a 30 per cent rise at 2,545 MW in FY 2019-20, while total electricity supplies jumped 14.5 per cent to 4,310 million units (MU) during the fiscal. "AGEL has added 587 MW...

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Solar, wind and hydro projects are threatening key wildlife habitats in Southeast Asia, India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

Renewable energy is crucial in the fight against global warming, but the development of wind, solar and hydropower projects in important conservation areas could spell disaster for birds, great apes and other wildlife. For the first time, researchers have done a comprehensive...

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Centre extends deadline for all renewable energy projects amid nationwide lockdown

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

In a relief for India’s green energy sector, the Union government on Thursday extended the project completion deadline for all renewable energy projects, considering the prolonged nationwide lockdown and the time required to reassemble workers. The move shields these...

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SECI tenders 5 GW of grid-connected renewable projects with storage option

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 18, 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for round-the-clock (RTC) supply of 5 GW power from grid-connected renewable energy projects, complemented with coal-fired thermal power, if needed, to ensure at least 80% availability on annual basis. The projects...

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