Ministry of Coal Advocates Clean Coal Technologies to Drive Sustainable Energy Transition

To spearhead the transition towards cleaner coal technologies, the Government has launched several initiatives, notably the Coal Gasification Mission. To facilitate these initiatives, a financial assistance scheme has been proposed to promote Coal/Lignite Gasification Projects by Government PSUs and the Private Sector, with an allocation of ₹8500 crores earmarked for incentives. This scheme seeks to demonstrate the viability of gasification projects, accelerate downstream product markets, and create additional value chains in the economy.

MNRE Releases Draft Specifications for Solar Cold Storage

Emphasizing the preservation of perishable produce, the specifications target storage temperatures between 4°C to 15°C, catering to a wide range of commodities including fruits and vegetables. Stringent quality standards are upheld, mandating certification of all individual components as per relevant industry norms.

MNRE Issues Clarifications On PM-KUSUM Implementation

MNRE has confirmed that the requirement of indigenous solar cells (DCR) under Component C of the scheme is relaxed till March 31, 2024. It is also clarified that the current Central Financial Assistance (CFA) under Component C will be valid until further updates.

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Launches ‘Pahal’ Vigilance Journal

The introduction of ‘Pahal’ marks a significant stride towards promoting transparency, accountability, and the advancement of renewable energy initiatives by IREDA. With ‘Pahal,’ IREDA embarks on a journey towards strengthening its vigilance mechanisms while simultaneously nurturing a culture of innovation and awareness in the realm of renewable energy development.

Updated List of Approved Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturers and Models

Under the updated Approved List of Models and Manufactures for Solar Photovoltaic Modules, the enlistment of models of Solar PV Module Manufacturers in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) will be subject to stringent criteria. Only models that comply with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and meet the minimum module efficiency requirements will be eligible for enlistment under ALMM.

Gujarat Is Set To Become India’s Green Hydrogen Hub

The Green Hydrogen Destination of India” seminar during the third day of the tenth edition of the Vibrant Summit, Chief Minister of Gujarat declared that under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Gujarat is poised to become the country’s Green Hydrogen Hub. The government has formulated a special land policy, dedicating 2 lakh hectares of wasteland in Kutch and Banaskantha districts for green hydrogen production. Gujarat, aligning with this vision, has allocated 2 lakh crore rupees for the green growth sector over the next five years.

SIGHT Program: Incentive for Procurement of Green Ammonia and Green Hydrogen

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued scheme guidelines for implementation of Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Program under the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM). This notification was issued on January 16, 2024. The MNRE has stated that the President of India as sanctioned the scheme for procurement of green […]

MNRE Publishes Details of Secretaries (DRC) of REIAs

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the secretaries to the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for the respective Renewable Energy Implementing Agencies (REIAs). This order was issued on January 12, 2024.