Government extends CoD of renewable energy and transmission projects due to Covid-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum to allow a time extension of two and a half months for renewable energy projects with commissioning dates between April 1, 2021 and June 15, 2021. The MNRE has notified changes that will prevent developers from being penalised for delaying the commissioning of projects beyond the agreed timelines. In addition, the MoP has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction with scheduled commercial operation dates April 1, 2021 onwards, and were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.