MNRE specifies March 25-May 31 as lockdown period for allowing time extension for renewable projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that the lockdown period for time extension for renewable energy (RE) projects as per its previous order will be considered from March 25, 2020, when the lockdown was first started to May 31, 2020.

MNRE had earlier directed all RE implementing agencies of the MNRE to treat lockdown due to COVID-1 9, as force majeure and that they may grant extension of time for RE projects equivalent to the period of lockdown and additional 30 days for normalisation after end of lockdown. Further, it has also requested states/UTs to treat Iockdown due to COVID-19, as force majeure and to consider granting appropriate time extension on account of such lockdown.