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About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India

Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy as of 30th May 2018

Proposed_amendments_in_Tariff_Policy 1.0 INTRODUCTION Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy MINISTRY OF POWER RESOLUTION New Delhi, the 28thJanuary, 2016 TARIFF POLICY As on 30.05.2018 1.1.  In compliance with section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003, the Central Government notified the Tariff Policy … Continue reading

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India won’t levy duty on solar gear imports

Bengaluru: The government has decided not to impose safeguards duty on solar equipment from China and Malaysia, overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of a 70% levy that had delighted local manufacturers but alarmed developers who felt that the … Continue reading

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BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase in charges for consumers of 1 MW and above with … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018 – IRENA

Global renewable energy employment reached 10.3 million jobs in 2017, an increase of 5.3% compared with the number reported in the previous year. An increasing number of countries derive socio-economic benefits from renewable energy, but employment remains highly concentrated in … Continue reading

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Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof.

Comm_Cir Tariff 18-19_302 Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof. Subject: Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof. MAHAVITARAN Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. Maharashtra State Electricity … Continue reading

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Govt amends solar bidding norms, developers can now pass on duty hike

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. … Continue reading

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MNRE revises BIS Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had notified the above mentioned Quality Control (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017 vide Government of India Gazette notification No. 2561 dated 5th September 2017. As per this notification … Continue reading

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