Govt plans zones to increase solar energy capacity
The government is working on a policy to promote solar zones where private investors can set up solar energy projects, and will soon tweak the tariff policy to increase the limit of solar power purchased by states, a top official said.
Finance Ministry convenes bank meet to discuss RE funding
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the performance of Public Sector Banks, MNRE also discussed the status of commitment given by banks for funding of renewable energy projects over the next five years, for the government´s plan to add 175 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022.
Topics that Power Today has covered over the past one year
This issue analysed the causes that led to the coal shortage and what the government´s response to that has been and which remedies can be explored. In addition, the IT in Power section covered the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme being implemented by BEE.
States,fall in line!
The recent Supreme Court order in the Hindustan Zinc Ltd Vs Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) case has given the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) cause a huge boost (See Box: Supreme Court Verdict). But, while most industry players POWER TODAY spoke to deemed the verdict long awaited
CSP is more in the developmental stage
As far as CSP is concerned, we have the proposals for the two pilot projects of 50 MW each. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), is likely to fund these projects. So at present, these are the only two CSP projects in the pipeline with us.
Will CSP weather the PV storm?
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy´s (MNRE) ambitious programme-Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-has seen no major participation from private players and has been marred by lack of implementation in a correct way.
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