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Title: Covid-19 impact: Centre gives 5-month extension to renewable projects
Source:Business Standard
Date:13 August 2020

Solar power projects delayed due to Covid-19-induced lockdown and disruption in supply chain from China have been granted five-month extension in their commissioning deadline. This comes in the wake of several renewable power developers cancelling their contracts, citing Covid-19. The MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) in a notice on 13 August 2020 said all renewable energy implementing age­ncies will treat lockdown due to Covid-19 as ‘force majeure’. The time period stipulated by the MNRE is March 25 to August 24 for all renewable energy projects under implementation as of March 25.

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