Rajasthan electricity regulator extends implementation of new rooftop solar norms till Sept 15

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulator Commission (RERC) in its order dated June 30, has extended the implementation date of the new net metering norms for solar rooftop projects that restricts the benefits only to the household consumers and bars commercial projects having more than 10 kilowatt (KW) capacity. The new norms were to kick off from […]

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India to set rules for companies to ease their shift to green energy

India will be crafting rules shortly that will encourage companies to switch to renewable power entirely, a key step toward decarbonizing the nation’s fossil fuel-dominated economy. The new regulations will allow companies to purchase renewable electricity from state distributors at “green tariffs,” said power minister, RK Singh at the virtual BloombergNEF summit.  Hurdles for businesses […]

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NTPC floats global tender to set up 1 GW battery energy storage system

India’s largest power producer NTPC has floated a global tender to invite expression of interest (EOI) for setting up 1000 megawatt-hour (MWh) of grid-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for its power plants. “Any Indian/global company/ their consortium/ affiliates/representatives are invited to submit EoI for setting up 1000 MWh of Grid-scale BESS at NTPC Power […]

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Under “green tariff mechanism”, industrial units can buy 100% renewable power

Industrial units and businesses across the country will soon be able to meet their entire power requirement via renewable energy (RE) sources, a move that could help reduce their carbon footprint. Announcing a ‘green tariff mechanism’, Union power minister RK Singh said the necessary guidelines would be issued shortly. Currently, in most parts of the country, discoms supply […]

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Greece joins the International Solar Alliance

Greece has become an official signatory to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) that is led by India. As foreign minister S Jaishankar met his Greek counterpart Nikon Dendias in a bilateral visit that happened after 18 years, the two leaders discussed “geo-political and geo-economic realities, including the Indo-Pacific”.  An official statement said that the two […]

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