MNRE extends the effective dates for Solar PV modules and Cells

Apr 10, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on April 07, 2020, has decided to extend the effective dates for ALMM List-I (Solar PV Modules) and ALMM List-II (Solar PV Cells) till September 30, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and current lockdown across the country.

On January 02, 2019, the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019 was issued to provide enlistment of eligible models and manufacturers of Solar PV cells and modules complying with the BIS Standards. The ALMM Order stipulated that after March 31, 2020, all Government, Government assisted Projects, Projects under Government Schemes and Programmes, installed in the country, including projects set-up for sale of electricity to Government shall have to source their modules from models and manufacturers included in ALMM List-I. Further for the deployment of modules after March 31, 2020, the Solar PV modules have to mandatorily source solar cells from the manufacturers enlisted in ALMM List-II.

However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the effective dates for ALMM List-I and List-II has been extended by six months that is from March 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

[Office Memorandum No. 283/54/2018-GRID SOLAR]


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