India to allow rooftop solar installations up to 500 KW to be billed under “net metering”


In order to provide relief to the rooftop solar industry, the Indian government is proposing to allow rooftop solar installations with up to 500 kilowatt (kW) capacity to be billed under ‘net metering’. If the proposal is approved, those who have rooftop solar panels will receive higher tariffs from power distribution companies (discoms) for the […]

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India has 170 GW of renewable energy capacity operational or under development: Power Minister

As much as 170.14 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity, excluding large hydropower units, has either been installed or under various stages of development or bidding at February-end this year, India’s power minister, R.K. Singh informed the Parliament. The statement assumes significance in view of India’s ambitious target of having 175 GW installed renewable energy […]

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Amended consumer rights rules by power ministry likely to impact India’s private rooftop solar capacity


The latest rules regarding the consumer rights laid down by the Union power ministry is likely to impede the pace of capacity addition of the rooftop solar in the country. The amendments made by the Ministry of Power purports to disincentivise commercial and industrial users from installing such power generation capacities in their premises. While […]

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Modi govt’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign to substitute imported coal with domestic fuel


Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi met his counterpart in the power ministry, R K Singh last week to discuss substituting imported coal with domestic fuel as part of initiatives towards the government’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ goal. During the meeting, both ministers also deliberated on strategies for removing bottlenecks to augment coal suply in the country. “Had a […]

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SECI delay in agreements with distribution companies likely to hit renewable energy projects


The delay in signing power supply agreements (PSA) by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) with discoms (distribution companies) for over 20,000 MW of power projects awarded in the last one year is threatening the renewable energy target of 175 giga watt (GW) by 2022, reports Financial Express. Manufacturing projects of 12,000 MW was awarded […]

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Bihar gets another 400kV Transmission Line at Saharsa from the Union Power Ministry on the eve of impending state elections

R. K. Singh, the Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy, laid foundation stone for construction of LILO of Kishenganj-Darbhanga 400kV Transmission Line at Saharsa in Bihar through a virtual event. POWERGRID Ltd., a central PSU under Ministry of Power will execute this Rs 100 crore project. Acknowledging Powergrid for its […]

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850 MW Ratle hydroelectric power project to be revived soon in J&K


The 850-MW Ratle hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir, work on which was stalled for the past six years, will be revived soon, Union minister of state for power, Jitendra Singh said. The hydroelectric project is a run-of-river scheme located on river Chenab in Kishtwar district of the union territory. The preliminary work such as construction […]

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