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MNRE asks states to allow free movement of material and engineers

"Power generation (including renewable power generation) is an essential service for securing smooth and uninterrupted power flow across and within states," the ministry said in a notification addressed to concerned authorities of all states. There is a need to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the current scenario of Covid-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdown, it said. [...]

2020-03-27T05:45:01+00:00March 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on MNRE asks states to allow free movement of material and engineers

Covid-19 lockdown: Centre extends completion deadline for green energy projects

The Centre has announced a 21-day, countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus India is targeting 175 gigawatts GW of clean energy capacity by 2022 NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday extended the completion deadline for India's green energy projects, given the 21-day nationwide lockdown and consequently time required for workforce remobilisation. Such [...]

2020-03-26T10:10:24+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Covid-19 lockdown: Centre extends completion deadline for green energy projects

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

If the compensation is not paid to developers within 60 days, a late payment surcharge will be levied The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be paid within 60 days. Mentioning the orders [...]

2020-03-26T10:05:44+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Juwi: COVID-19 putting the brakes on renewable project licensing

A player behind major solar projects in Europe, the US and others has voiced concerns over COVID-19’s impacts on project permitting, warning it could compound delays driven by other factors. Approached by PV Tech in recent days, a German developer and EPC provider juwi called for governments to intervene as the pandemic forces regulatory bodies to [...]

2020-03-26T02:53:26+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Juwi: COVID-19 putting the brakes on renewable project licensing

Sun soon to rise on southeast Asia’s largest solar farm in Vietnam

Vietnam, which is working to limit its use of fossil fuel, said last month it would more than double its power generation capacity over the next decade to 125-130 gigawatts to support economic growth HANOI: Vietnamese private firm Trung Nam Group said on Wednesday it will at the end of this month start building a 450-megawatt [...]

2020-03-26T02:45:07+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Sun soon to rise on southeast Asia’s largest solar farm in Vietnam

Power transmission lines single-biggest threat to Great India Bustard

According to a WII study, high-voltage transmission lines with multiple overhead wires are the largest threat for GIB. New Delhi: Research on Bustards across the world and studies carried out by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has identified power-lines, particularly overhead transmission lines, as the biggest threat for the survival of Great Indian Bustards, a [...]

2020-03-26T02:41:43+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Power transmission lines single-biggest threat to Great India Bustard

India needs to set up manufacturing base for smart electricity meters: Parl panel

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited has announced the completion of the installation of 10 lakh smart meters across India under the center's Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP) New Delhi: India needs to establish a manufacturing base of smart electricity meters to ensure adequate supply and should ensure that there are multiple players in the segment, Parliamentary Standing [...]

2020-03-26T02:36:01+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on India needs to set up manufacturing base for smart electricity meters: Parl panel

Coronavirus: Global wind energy capacity addition to decline by 4.9 GW

He added industry stakeholders are continually adapting business operations to balance worker safety with the needs of their clients, all while complying with dynamic government containment measures New Delhi: The coronavirus crisis will cause global wind energy additions in 2020 to decline by 4.9 Gigawatt (GW) compared to previous projections, research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said, adding due [...]

2020-03-25T08:05:19+00:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Global wind energy capacity addition to decline by 4.9 GW

A Covid blow to power producers as discoms stop payments

This has put a question mark on recovery of payments from the current month by distribution companies and from the month of January (due in March) by electricity generators, industry insiders said New Delhi: Covid-19 is expected to deliver a big blow to the power sector as distribution companies have stopped payments to power producers as state electricity departments are not [...]

2020-03-25T06:12:17+00:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Covid blow to power producers as discoms stop payments

Ensure supply, grid security: Contingency plans afoot for power sector

To ensure steady availability of power in case of sudden ramping up or down, hydro and gas run power stations have been asked to be on standby. Private power plants continue with normal operations, coupled with a thermal screening of staff, awareness programmes, and restricted entry for outsiders.   With India going into a complete [...]

2020-03-25T02:15:13+00:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Ensure supply, grid security: Contingency plans afoot for power sector