Power sector Current Affairs - 2020

India’s installed clean energy capacity touched 70 GW: Government

According to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India’s installed clean (renewable) energy capacity has already touched 70 Gigawatts (GW) and 38 GW is under implementation. This shows that India is progressing fast in areas of renewable energy and it is committed to meeting target of having 175 GW renewable energy (100GW Solar, 60 Read More…

Arun-3 Hydropower Project: Nepal grants license to India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd to generate power

Nepal Government has granted power generation licence to Indian government-owned subsidiary Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) from a 900-megawatt (MW) Arun-3 Hydropower Project located in eastern Nepal. The permit was granted in line with the decision of meeting of Investment Board Nepal (IBN) board of directors chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Key Read More…

Government launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW for 3 years

Ministry of Power has launched Pilot Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 2500 MW on competitive basis for 3 years. The main purpose of scheme is to revive commissioned power plants which are unable to sell electricity in absence of valid power purchase agreements (PPAs). Key Facts Under this scheme, these plants will be Read More…

Diu Smart City: First to run on 100% Renewable Energy during daytime

Diu Smart City has become first city in India to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime. With this, it has set new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. Diu was importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year. But now it has adopted two-pronged approach to reduce dependence on Read More…

SJVN signs MoU with Ministry of Power to achieve 9200 Million Units in FY 2018-19

Hydro power major Sutlej Jal Vidut Nigam (SJVN) Limited has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power for generating 9200 million units for the year 2018-19. The MoU was signed in New Delhi by Power Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and SJVN Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma. Key Facts As per Read More…