MNRE ~ Advertisement for seeking proposals under Support to Short Term Training Programme

To improve functionality of renewable energy systems, a huge trained manpower is required at grass root level. For this purpose, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides Financial Assistance, to various Training Institutions/Educational Organizations/NGOs/SNAs, for imparting training to the personnel to develop required skills for maintaining renewable energy systems.

Educational Institutions/ Training Institutes/ reputed NGOs (having all necessary infrastructures as per the requirement of skills being proposed by them) interested in undertaking training activities in different dimensions of Renewable Energy (other than Suryamitra or module ‘5’ of NCVT approved Renewable Energy Syllabus ) such as technical, economic, financial, legal and management aspects may submit their proposal in prescribed Performa available at MNRE website ( It is emphasized that proposed training programme should confirm to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), as also the financial assistance will be as per the common norms of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Also the institutions should have to be empanelled with Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) or Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC). It is also emphasized that all the Training programmes will be assessed by SCGJ or PSSC, as per National Occupational Standard (NOS)/ Qualification Pack (QP) approved by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). (more…)

Merging of thermal power with solar power by NTPC

Ministry of Power, vide its order No. 13/6/2015-OM dated 16.07.2015, has issued a direction that power from NTPC coal based power stations that complete 25 years shall be used for bundling with solar capacity being established by NTPC as part of Government of India’s plans for enhancing renewable energy generation in the country. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today (more…)