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Coronavirus lockdown: Discoms get 3 months for payment to ensure 24x7 power supply

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The union government has approved a financial relief package for the power sector, that entails a three month moratorium on state owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) to make payments for the electricity bought by them, and reducing the payment security amount...

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Power Minister dedicates 11 renewable energy management centres to nation

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 2, 2020

Power Minister R K Singh on Friday dedicated to the nation 11 Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs) for renewable energy integration. Singh also inaugurated the Northern Region Renewable Energy Management Centre (NR-REMC) at a function here. "On the occasion, the...

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Schemes for discom revival, discom dues liquidation soon: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

Power minister R K Singh on Saturday said the government will soon bring out schemes for discom revival, liquidation of discom dues and amend the Electricity Act to introduce hefty penalties on reneging of any kind of contract. Singh said Power Finance Corporation will set up...

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India touches solar power capacity of 32 GW

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

India installed a cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83.38 GW as on October 31, 2019, which included 31.69 GW from solar, 37.09 GW from wind, 9.95 GW from biomass and 4.65 GW from small hydro. This information was shared by power minister R.K. Singh in Lok Sabha (lower...

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Transmission charges waiver for renewables extended for second time

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The Power Ministry has extended the period during which renewable energy project developers will be spared interstate transmission system charges for the transmission of electricity generated by their facilities. Originally open until the end of March 2022, the ministry has...

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Bihar: Discoms to be fined for load shedding, says minister

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

Union minister of state for power and renewable energy (independent charge) R K Singh on Saturday said a tariff policy, which envisages imposition of fine on discoms (power distribution companies) for load shedding, has been submitted to the Union cabinet. Singh said the...

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India to cross 200 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh exuded confidence that India will have over 200 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. India has set an ambitious target of having 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. "We have decided that by 2022 we will...

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EESL inks pact with BSNL

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BSNL (Punjab Telecom Circle), to install 100 public charging stations to...

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Environment Ministry constitutes committee to implement National Clean Air Programme

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2019

The Union Environment Ministry has constituted a new committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which aims to cut pollution in the 102 worst affected cities by 20-30 percent...

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Renewable energy set to witness 10,000 Mw capacity addition in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2019

Renewable energy is set to witness 10,000 megawatt (Mw) in fresh capacity addition in FY20, aided by project awards from central agencies and state-owned distribution utilities....

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