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India to invest Rs 4 lakh crore to meet 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

The government has estimated an investment of about Rs 4 lakh crore over the course of next three years to meet the country's 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy target, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said recently. "A cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83....

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Public sector enterprises gradually diversifying into green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Egged on by government incentives, the state owned enterprises (SOEs) are diversifying into green energy and building renewable energy portfolios. In October this year, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) urged all SOEs to prioritise renewable projects in their...

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Modi government plans big on wind power; projects of 12,162.50 MW capacity awarded so far

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R K Singh, on Tuesday stated that by October 2019, 37,090.03 MW capacity of wind power has already been installed in the...

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India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: Minister

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

The government on Thursday said a total 31,696 Mega Watt (MW) of grid connected solar power generation capacity has been set up in the country till October 2019. The government's target is to installing 1,00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity by December 2022,...

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Andhra Pradesh has Developed Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Areas

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

According to the information provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the state government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of over 1 GW of ultra-mega solar power projects in Naxal affected regions of the state. The total installed capacity...

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Renewable energy ministry rules out removal of tariff caps

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The government will not remove the wind and solar ‘tariff caps’ or the fixed highest ask price in the wind and solar capacity auctions of the Government of India, Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told BusinessLine on Tuesday. The Government of...

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MNRE issues norms for 10 lakh solar power pumps under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected solar power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. Under “Component C” of the scheme 10 lakh...

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MNRE issues clarification on hybrid wind-solar projects’ contribution to RPO of discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms. MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated...

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Solar developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

The renewable energy ministry on Wednesday clarified that solar energy developers can install additional direct current (DC) capacity which can be higher than the contracted alternate current (AC) capacity. Developers convert DC into AC for supplies to discoms. In some cases...

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MNRE planning review of 5,000 MW solar power scheme under JNNSM

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to review a programme that aims to set-up 5,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power generation capacity under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), according to a recently released notification. MNRE has...

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