POSOCO becomes Grid Controller of India Limited

November 29, 2022

India's National Grid Operator "Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)" has changed its name to "Grid Controller of India Limited". The change in name has been made to reflect the critical role of Grid Operators in ensuring integrity, reliability, economy, resilience and sustainable operation of the Indian Electricity Grid.

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National Bio Energy Programme

November 26, 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has notified the National Bioenergy Programme on November 2, 2022. MNRE has continued the National Bioenergy Programme for the period from FY 2021-22 to 2025-26.

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6th Tranche of Auction of Coal Mines for Commercial Mining, 2022

6th Tranche of Auction of Coal Mines for Commercial Mining, 2022

November 23, 2022

The 6th tranche of auction of coal mines for sale of coal was launched on November 03, 2022. The coal mines including the lignite mines are a mix of CMSP & MMDR, fully explored and partially explored Coking and Non Coking. The auction is held online through a transparent two stage process, on the basis of Percentage Revenue Share.

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Ministry of Coal Decriminalizes 68 Provisions of Mineral Concession Rules, 1960

November 20, 2022

The Ministry of Coal has amended Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 (MCR) with a view to decriminalize its provisions. MCR regulates the application and grant of mineral concessions such as reconnaissance permit, prospecting license, and mining lease.

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State-wise Production of Natural Gas

October 17, 2022

Details of production of natural gas in the country (state-wise) during the last 3 years (in Million Metric Standard Cubic Meter).

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Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) - VIII

October 10, 2022

The Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) was promulgated on 30 March 2016. Since then seven rounds of Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) have already been concluded and 134 Exploration & Production blocks awarded comprising 2,07,691 sq.km. of area spread across 19 sedimentary basins.

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Green Energy Open Access

October 03, 2022

The Ministry of Power has notified Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022 on 6 June, 2022 in order to further accelerate ambitious renewable energy programmes, with the objective of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and green energy for all.

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NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL)

September 26, 2022

NTPC Group has set its target of 60 GW Renewable energy capacity by 2032. As a step towards achieving this target, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Rajasthan for development of 10 GW Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park in Rajasthan.

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Floating Solar Power Project

September 19, 2022

India's largest floating Solar Power Project is now fully operational. NTPC declared Commercial Operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, Telangana with effect from 00:00 hours of July 01, 2022.

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Revenue Earned from Auction of Coal Blocks

Revenue Earned from Auction of Coal Blocks

September 12, 2022

Since the launch of Commercial Coal Mining auction in June 2020, auction process of 47 coal mines have been successfully conducted.

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National Open Access Registry (NOAR)

July 26, 2022

National Open Access Registry (NOAR) has successfully gone live from 1st May 2022. NOAR has been designed as an integrated single window electronic platform accessible to all stakeholders including open access participants, traders, power exchanges, load despatch centres for electronic processing of short-term open access application thereby automating the administration of the short-term open access in inter-state transmission system.

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Amendments to National Policy on Biofuels 2018

Amendments to National Policy on Biofuels 2018

July 19, 2022

The Union Cabinet has approved the Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels 2018. The National Policy on Biofuels - 2018 was notified by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 4 June 2018 in supersession of National Policy on Biofuels, promulgated through the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, in 2009.

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