MNRE Forms Committee To Review Solar ALMM Issues

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification stating that it is setting up a committee to review the issues with the ‘Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers’ (ALMM) of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.

This decision came after representations received from various RE stakeholders.

The committee will consist of Addl. Secretary  (Chairman), Joint Secretary (Solar), Joint Secretary (Wind) of MNRE, Director (Solar) of SECI and one representative from Solar Power Developers’ Association (SPDA).

The Committee will make recommendations on the manner and date of implementation of ALMM Order and submit its report within 15 days of its constitution, the Ministry stated.

Besides, It has also been decided that ALMM Order will only apply to those bids that are held 30 days after the ALMM is finalized and published. 

The following order is passed with the approval of the Competent Authority.  

Recently, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), nodal Ministry of the Government of India has recently passed an order on Time-Extension for Renewable Energy (RE) Projects considering disruption due to COVID-19 Lockdown.MNRE clarifies that In line with the Ministry of Home Affairs on orders dated 15th April, 17th May, and 30th May 2020, the period of lockdown is to be treated from 25th March 2020 to 31st May 2020. 

All projects through RE Implementing agencies designated by the MNRE and the projects under various schemes of the MNRE are covered under the said OM.

The timelines for intermediate milestones of a project may also be extended within the extended time, the ministry added.

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