The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held ‘chintan baithak’ session for stakeholders in renewable energy industry
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a session for stakeholders in the renewable energy industry termed as ‘chintan baithak’, where CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) made presentations on subject matters, namely, regulatory hurdles, energy storage, transmission constraints and low cost, long term funding.
Key Points:
i. The meeting was headed by Secretary, MNRE, Shri Anand Kumar.
ii. Renewable Energy (RE) sector inclusive of the dignitaries of the major RE developers, equipment manufacturers, financers, regulators, think-tanks, industry bodies and skill developers attended the meeting.
iii. In the session various major issues faced by the industry were examined and discussed upon, like the challenges related to the usage of land, the issues faced in converting it from agriculture to other uses, and also the challenge of land ceiling.
iv. Other challenges related to the solar, wind, bio-energy, small-hydro, regulatory issues, bidding and pricing, demand forecasting, financing of RE (Renewable Energy) projects, energy storage, Make in India, skilling India’s RE work force, were also discussed in the meeting.
v. Based on the inputs of the different dignitaries, MNRE will finalise its plan of action for the initial 100 days of the new government.

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