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Shut all 11 NCR thermal plants to curb pollution: Delhi to Centre

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2020

Power minister Satyendar Jain has written to the Centre, requesting it to shut all 11 thermal power plants operating in NCR in view of the deteriorating air...

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India Has Fastest-growing Renewable Energy Capacity Addition In World

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 8, 2020

India has the fastest-growing renewable energy capacity addition in the world and the power demand has been witnessing continuous growth, according to R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State (...

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EESL opens tender for 7.5 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar in Andaman

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2020

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under India’s Ministry of Power, has invited bids to set up an aggregate 7.5 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar capacity on various buildings in the union territory of Andaman. Out of the tendered capacity, 64% (4.755 MW) will...

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Transmission charges waiver to renewables may be extended beyond 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2020

The power ministry may consider at least a six-month extension beyond December 2022 for transmission charges waiver to solar and wind projects. “The Ministry may consider extending the ISTS waiver for renewable energy projects by at least six months,” said the power minister...

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Denmark and India sign MoU on green energy transition

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 8, 2020

India’s Ministry of Power and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy & Utilities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on green energy transition in India. The MoU will be the foundation for the new 5-year Indo-Danish cooperation called the India-...

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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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