Tag: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy


Indian government’s think tank has proposed in the National Energy Policy to withdraw all incentives available to the renewable energy sector to be withdrawn gradually with none available from 2022. According to media reports, quoting senior government officials, market forces Read more…


Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) responsible to conduct wind energy auctions in India has seen tremendous response to the latest 1 gigawatt tender. According to media reports, project developers have placed bids to set up a total of 2,898 Read more…


The monsoon season in India brings with it very high wind speeds, especially in the southern part of country. This year it has enabled record wind power generation in at least one of the states. Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever wind Read more…


The massive response to the country’s first-ever wind energy auction has prompted Indian states to switch from feed-in tariff mechanism to competitive auctions. After Gujarat, now Tamil Nadu has also issued a tender to auction 500 megawatts of wind energy Read more…


In its attempt to meet some of the most aggressive capacity addition targets, India could add around 300,000 new jobs in the renewable energy sector, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council states. Authors of the report ‘Greening India’s Read more…


In a bid to push solar power tariffs even lower and incentivising as many states as possible to procure electricity from large-scale solar power projects through long-term agreements, the Indian government has extended a crucial incentive linked to inter-state transmission Read more…


With the Indian government planning to organised an increasing number of reverse auctions for wind energy projects, several states are rethinking whether to continue with the feed-in tariffs at all. Karnataka has become the latest state to ask its power Read more…


The unprecedented success of Rewa and Bhadla solar power auctions has promoted several Indian states to undertake similar auctions. Now, Uttar Pradesh is planning to acquire 750 megawatts solar power from a project located within the Bhadla solar power park Read more…


In an attempt to ensure longevity of solar power projects and, perhaps, take greater control of the equipment used, India has issued draft rules for quality standards of solar modules and inverters. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently Read more…


India recorded its highest-ever solar power capacity addition in financial year 2016-17 and yet missed out on the targeted capacity addition by a massive 54%. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of India has reported that a record 5,526 megawatts of Read more…


India witnessed an extraordinary milestone in its power sector, something one would not expect in a developing country and one which is heavily dependent on coal for power generation. India added more renewable energy capacity than thermal power capacity in Read more…


The Indian solar power market is expected to see another record capacity addition this year as several large-scale power projects are lined up for commissioning. According to India-based consultancy Mercom Capital Group, almost 10 gigawatts of solar power capacity is Read more…


Following the massive success of the first-ever wind energy tender, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India is planning to launch another tender this year four times the size. The Solar Energy Corporation of India has announced that Read more…


In an effort to incentivise power distribution companies to increase procurement of wind power the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to implement a wind energy auction roadmap. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy recently issued Read more…

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