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MNRE Creates FDI Cell to Process Foreign Investment Proposals

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

In order to keep a closed eye on the investment made by neighbouring countries in India, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up a new cell in the ministry for taking care of the foreign direct investment (FDI) into the sector. The Ministry said in a...

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Apex solar body asks MNRE for extension of ISTS charges and losses waiver

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 8, 2020

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), an organisation of all solar energy stakeholders of India, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for extending the waiver of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses for renewable...

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COVID-19: MNRE extends all deadlines for One Sun One World One Grid plan

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Thursday extended the deadline for various activities under its recently proposed One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In view of the prevailing situation and lockdown in many parts of the...

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India invites bid for One Sun One World One Grid to take on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2020

India has moved ahead with threading-the-needle for an ambitious global electricity grid, with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Tuesday calling for bids to roll-out the “One Sun One World One Grid" (OSOWOG) plan. The pre-bid meeting called on 5 June by...

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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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