The minister also instructed MSEDCL & MEDA for restarting the subsidy process immediately. On request of MASMA, he also asked MSEDCL and MEDA officials to clear way for 500MW solar park in Vidarbha
Nagpur: Energy minister Nitin Raut has directed MSEDCL officials to facilitate the setting up of a 500MW solar park in Vidarbha.
Maharashtra Solar Manufacturer’s Assosiation (MASMA) had organized a webinar on this topic. Raut instructed MSEDCL, Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) and MASMA to form a joint committee and work hand in hand for faster and efficient implementation of solar policies.
The minister also instructed MSEDCL & MEDA for restarting the subsidy process immediately. On request of MASMA, he also asked MSEDCL and MEDA officials to clear way for 500MW solar park in Vidarbha. He also instructed them to follow the guidelines outlaid by Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) for solar roof top installations.
MSEDCL’s stand has been against solar roof top consumers as it has twice tried to destroy the sector. However, MERC came to the consumers’ rescue both times.
The minister assured MASMA for easy empanelment of members with MSEDCL for the next phase of grid connected solar roof top subsidy procedure. Energy minister also instructed MEDA & MSEDCL officials to take a target of at least 150MW from union ministry of non-renewable energy (MNRE) for 2020-2021 subsidy for the state.
MASMA office-bearers Saket Suri, Amit Deotale, Sudhir Budhay and Pankaj Khirwadkar participated in the webinar.