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Round-the-clock renewable energy tenders worry developers

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2020

Renewable energy developers are uneasy about the government’s recent focus on round-the-clock solar and wind tenders, as they feel this may not be workable in practice. The ministry of new and renewable energy conducted a round-the-clock (RTC) auction earlier this month for...

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Germany to help India evaluate optimal power balancing to meet renewable energy plans by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2020

Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has contracted DNV GL, world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body to conduct a major control reserve study for southern region of India. It is the first control reserve study to be...

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MNRE Extends EoI Submission Date for Evaluating Components of PM KUSUM Scheme till May 20

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

Amidst the series of extensions of deadlines for various schemes, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now extended the time for submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) for evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha...

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MNRE extends phase-III of off-grid solar programme till March next year

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the extension of the off-grid and decentralised solar photovoltaic (PV) applications programme phase-III till 31 March, 2021. The ministry added that during the extended period, the sanction of new projects under...

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MNRE Extends Deadline for Comments on Draft Standards for Utility Grid Inverters till May 7

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2020

In continuation of providing time extension for various schemes, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now extended the deadline for submission of comments and suggestions by the industry stakeholders on the draft standards for utility grid inverters till May 07...

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MNRE scraps AJAY Phase-II scheme; experts say result of fiscal constraints

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the closure of the Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II due to the Coronavirus outbreak but, according to sector experts, this could be a result of the financial constraints at the ministry level. “Due to the outbreak of...

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MNRE urges Haryana to honour signed green contracts

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has urged Haryana to honour signed renewable energy contracts and provide them the connectivity they need to start transmitting power. In the past few months, Haryana has been reluctant to give connectivity to 1000 MW of ‘open access’...

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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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NLC, SB Energy, ReNew Power Develops Maximum Solar Capacity in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2020

Navratna company NLC, SoftBank-backed SB Energy, and ReNew Power, country’s largest renewable energy IPP, were the leading project developers added maximum solar energy capacity in FY20, as per the research and advisory services firm report. On the state level in solar,...

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MNRE Releases Draft Standards for Utility Grid Inverters

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

In a key development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released the draft standards for “Technical requirements for Photovoltaic Grid Tie Inverters to be connected to the Utility Grid in India”. The notice calls upon industry stakeholders to provide their...

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