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Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Shri Bhagwanth Khuba, Inaugurated National Solar Energy Federation of India’s New Office at Saket, New Delhi on 24th November 2021

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NSEFI signed a MoU with Telangana Solar Energy Association (T-SEA) to promote solar power in the state of Telangana. With this partnership NSEFI & T-SEA will work together to exchange knowledge, best practice & information.

NSEFI & IESA jointly launched Taskforce on Solar+ Storage during the side-lines of Stationary Energy Storage India (#SESI 2021) Programme on 8th April 2021.

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NSEFI Events

January 2021

Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka met Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G Kishan Reddy, conveyed New year greetings and discussed ongoing initiatives at NSEFI.

Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka represented NSEFI at IRENA Coalition for Action Annual Strategy Meeting on 25th January 2021.

February 2021

NSEFI organized session on Solar for Health: Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Energy to Healthcare Services on 5th February 2021 which is aimed to focus on the integration of the Solar & Health industry, in the presence of Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS(Retd.), Hon’ble Director General, NSEFI.

NSEFI successfully organized the Inverter stakeholder meeting with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 10th February 2021

NSEFI members attended the webinar for consultation towards effective implementation of Budget provisions in power and renewable energy sector addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji.

March 2021

Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS retd., Director General, NSEFI & Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, NSEFI speaks at the National Training Programme – Implementing India’s Renewable Energy Programme organized by the Centre for Science and Environment in Rajasthan on 2nd March 2021

NSEFI appeared at RERC hearing for allowing net metering upto 1 MW on 8th March 2021.

NSEFI & Solar Power Europe launched the report on PV Waste Management in India during the side-lines of Session on Solar PV Recycling- Action and Direction & Pathway to Green Hydrogen Economy for India at 6th Smart Cities India on 26th March 2021.

April 2021

NSEFI Organized the Technical Knowledge Webinar on Green Hydrogen and Green Methanol with the association of Methanol Institute & Indian Wind Power Association in the presence of Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS(Retd.), Hon’ble Director General, NSEFI on 6th April 2021

NSEFI chaired the first working group meeting at IRENA on Agri-Renewables for Energy-Water-Food Nexus Security on 15th April 2021 and around 30 organizations, industries, and associations from 23 countries was part of this working group.

NSEFI- EY organized the Joint Webinar on Atmanirbhar Bharat– Boosting Solar Manufacturing in India in the presence of Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS(Retd.), Hon’ble Director General, NSEFI on 27th April 2021.

May 2021

NSEFI and APEITA jointly organized the Webinar on Andhra Pradesh as Solar Manufacturing Destination on 11th May 2021.

NSEFI successfully organized the Annual CFO Roundtable on 25th May 2021, in the presence of Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS(Retd.), Hon’ble Director General, NSEFI

June 2021

NSEFI & ET Energy jointly organized the session on Financing India’s Decade of Energy Transition during Energy Leadership Summit on 17th June 2021.

August 2021

Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka speaks at the session of On Line Training and Capacity Building Program on Knowledge Management of Agro PV Plants and RE Grid Integration organized by CBIP on 12th August 2021

NSEFI awarded Shri A K singh, CMD, NHPC Ltd with NSEFI Akshay Urja Diwas Recognition Award for his contribution to the Indian Solar Sector on 20th August 2021.

NSEFI-TSEA – jointly organized Telangana Solar Industry Stakeholder Consultation with Hon’ble MoS Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Ji on 25th August 2021.

September 2021

NSEFI launched “Innovative Initiative for Sustainable Energy” in the presence of Mr. Ardeshir Contractor & Dr. Vishwesh Palekar and NSEFI Members on 9th September 2021. The discussion held on future aspects of Green Hydrogen in India.

NSEFI Chairman Shri Pranav Mehta felicitated at the inaugural ceremony of REI by Hon'ble Minister of MNRE Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Ji on 15th September 2021.

NSEFI Chairman Pranav Mehta seen with His Excellency Walter J Linder, Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany at the Renewable Ènergy Industry Expo at New Delhi on 15 September, 2021

NSEFI Chairman Shri Pranav Mehta Ji had meeting with Hon’ble MoS Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Ji at his residence on 16th September 2021. During this meeting chairman Mehta elaborated on NSEFI activities, issues pertaining to solar developers, manufacturers, system integrators and rooftop players in India. Hon’ble MoS has promised full support to NSEFI future activities.

NSEFI Chairman Pranav Mehta Ji had meeting with Secretary MNRE Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi Ji and discussed areas of support and synergies from industry to achieve India's ambitious Solar Targets.

Chairman, NSEFI Shri Pranav R Mehta called on MD, SECI Smt. Suman Sharma on 16th September 2021 to congratulate her on assuming the charge as MD, SECI and discussed all possible areas of synergies where NSEFI can support SECI.

National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and Rajasthan Solar Association (RSA) jointly organized the industry get together hosted by Shri Pranav Mehta, Chairman, NSEFI & Shri Suman Kumar, Chairman, RSA on 16th September 2021

NSEFI & RSA jointly organized the interaction of Rajasthan Solar Industry Stakeholder Consultation with Hon’ble MoS Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Ji on 30th September 2021.

October 2021

NSEFI successfully organized The Role of Building - Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in India's Energy Transition session on 5th October 2021, in the presence of Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS(Retd.), Hon’ble Director General, NSEFI.

Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS Retd., Honorary Director General of NSEFI present his views during the session “The 100 GW Milestone: A discussion about India's renewable energy progress, targets, and challenges” organized by Mongabay India on 8th October 2021.

NSEFI delegation called on TSERC Chairman Shiranga Rao Ji to discuss the issues faced by developers in Telangana on 6th October 2021.

Shri Deepak Gupta, IAS Retd., Honorary Director General of NSEFI, speaks at the Israel-India Energy–Tech Webinar which is jointly organized by the NSEFI, Israel Export Institute and Ministry of Economy & Industry on 26th October 2021.

November 2021

Invest India & NSEFI publish a report on Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (RE-PPA) in India in November 2021

NSEFI Chairman Shri Pranav Mehta at Intersolar Munich 2021

NSEFI Chairman and Director of Global Solar Council Pranav R Mehta at the UN Climate Summit COP 26 at Glasgow

December 2021

NSEFI Chairman Shri Pranav Mehta & CEO Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka at the inauguration ceremony of Intersolar India on 2nd December 2021.

NSEFI Chairman Shri Pranav Mehta gives remarks during the inauguration ceremony of Intersolar India 2021

Renewable Watch's Conference on BoS for Solar Power Plants started with an insightful presentation by Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, NSEFI - National Solar Energy Federation of India on market trends size and cost trends of BoS which is held on 8th December 2021

Mr. Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, NSEFI speaks at the session on Green Hydrogen on 9th December 2021.

NSEFI Key Achievements

  • NSEFI requested the ministry for consideration of storage from different sources with RE and non-RE components and requested clarification on charging storage and payments for reduced Off-take.
    Response: Amendments to the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Round-The Clock Power from Grid Connected RE-Power Projects, complemented with Power from any other source or storage were released.
  • NSEFI requested the Ministry of Power for allowing net metering and net billing on solar rooftop systems upto 500KW for sustainance of MSMEs operating in the sector while providing decarbonisation opportunities to large consumers.
    Response: Amendment to Electricity (Rights to consumer) Rules’21 were issues allowing the same up to 500Kw.
  • NSEFI Requested WBERC to extend the applicability of previous net metering regulation for another 6 months, considering the under-construction projects.
    Response: WBERC allowed installations beyond June’21 in WBERC Order dt.19.03.2021 (case no. WBERC/A-82/1).
  • NSEFI requested for clarifications to WB-DISCOMs to accept net metering applications and adhere to WBERC order dt. 19.03.2021 and allow net metering up to December 2021.
    Response: WBERC Order dated 25.10.2021 (case no. WBERC/A-82/2) issued clarifications to states and asked to modify their portal to accept net metering applications.
  • NSEFI requested for clarification on waiver of ISTS losses for already bid projects in addition to ISTS charges waiver.
    Response: MoP issued an order on Waiver of Interstate transmission losses dated 23 Nov 2021; No. 23/12/2016-R&R allowing projects bid out till 15.01.2021
  • NSEFI filed a petition in the Hon'ble APTEL to provide deemed generation for rampant RE curtailments in Tamil Nadu.
    Response: POSOCO was directed to provide analysis of curtailments, wherein most curtailments were found commercial. Hon’ble APTEL was pleased to allow deemed generation payment at 75% PPA tariff and 100% PPA tariff for future curtailments and ordered for its applicability in all states.

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NSEFI Calendar 2022

January 2022

  • Indo-German Industry Academia Summit
  • Webinar on Solar Energy’s Role in Defence Sector

February 2022

  • National Solar Summit
  • Launching Federation of Green Hydrogen Initiative(FGHI)

March 2022

  • CFO Summit
  • Smart City Expo
  • Session on Role of Women in Solar Energy

April 2022

  • Quarterly-I Review
  • Webinar on Financing Energy Transition

May 2022

  • Foundation Day Celebration
  • Event on Agri-Renewables

June 2022

  • Discussion with State Nodal Agencies on PM-KUSUM

July 2022

  • Quarterly - II Review
  • Session on Solar OSOWOG

August 2022

  • Launch – Programme on Solar Rooftop
  • Session on Green Transportation

September 2022

  • Event on Storage

October 2022

  • Quarterly-III Review
  • Session on Micro-Grid

November 2022

  • Inverter Roundtable

December 2022

  • Inter Solar