Power minister approves major relief measures for power sector

(28 Mar 2020)

Despite the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, the whole workforce of the power sector – generation, transmission, distribution and system operations - is working round the clock  to keep all homes and establishments lighted.Shri R.K.Singh, the Union Minister of Power, has said that in this time of crisis, the Ministry of Power is committed to...

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NTPC, SECI to Set Up 10GW Renewable Energy Parks in Rajasthan

(28 Mar 2020)

With an aim to achieve the target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, the government has ramped up its process of tendering of renewable energy projects across the country.

In line with this, India’s largest power generation utility NTPC ...

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MNRE to Issue Uniform Guidelines for Renewable Energy Procurement

(28 Mar 2020)

In a further step to provide relief to the ailing renewable energy sector in the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is mulling to issue uniform combined guidelines for the procurement of renewable energy i.e. solar, wind, and hybrid energy including storage.

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Russia says coronavirus crisis cuts global oil demand by up to 20 mln bpd

(28 Mar 2020)

Measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus have cut oil demand in the United States, Europe and China by around 15-20 million barrels per day, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin told RBC TV on Friday.

The coronavirus epidemic has forced govenments around the world to try to curb its spread. Entire countries have been put u...

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Tamil Nadu: City electricity demand takes a dip, courtesy closed commercial units

(28 Mar 2020)

The nationwide lockdown has resulted in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (Tangedco) witnessing a marginal fall in the electricity demand in Trichy city. It is attributed to non-functioning commercial establishments and the bulk consumers of electricity.

Trichy Urban division has about 1.6 lakh domestic connection and 40,000 commercia...

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Lockdown impact: Delhi discoms stop meter reading, physical distribution of electricity bills

(28 Mar 2020)

As the city remains under preventive lockdown, Delhi discoms have stopped meter reading and physical distribution of electricity bills, the distribution companies under BSES said in a statement on Friday.

“On account of the enhanced containment measures and on account of the safety of our consumers and employees, all physical distribution...

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MNRE officers, staff working from home through e-office platform

(28 Mar 2020)

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been working through e-office from home amid the coronavirus lockdown imposed as a precaution to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Besides the movement of files and notings online, review meetings are also taking place through video conferencing.

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Coronavirus impact: Within ten days, 26 per cent fall in India energy consumption

(28 Mar 2020)

In a significant and historic development, India's daily power consumption has suffered a 26 per cent fall in less than ten days since 18 March. The fall, captured in official data released by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), is attributed to the slump in the economic activity in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The drop has already pulle...

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The Largest Module Manufacturer in India

(27 Mar 2020)

Headquartered in Mumbai India, Waaree Energies is a part of Waaree Group founded in 1989. Waaree is both a Global leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, with over 2500 employees globally. Owning to the state-of-the-art module manufacturing facility of 2 GW Waaree is now the largest Module manufacturer in India. Waaree has delivered mor...

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Auto components industry taking a hit of around Rs 1200 cr per day

(27 Mar 2020)

Auto components industry body ACMA on Friday said it is taking a hit of around Rs 1,200 crore per day due to the lockdown owing to coronavirus pandemic, and urged the government to come up with a financial package, including relaxation in borrowing norms, in order to survive the current situation.

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